So it is day 2, about 24 hours since Zip met her little babies...and she has decided that cleaning butts is not something she wishes to do...
I feel bad for her, she didn't get to see them born,didn't get to clean them up ( which would have stimulated that instinct) and was in pain and I just threw these babies at her...no wonder she doesn't want to!
Well, I don't like doing it either...no one tells you those buggers can shoot pee UP IN THE AIR for goodness sake! And they poop and poop and poop. Icky. Gross...bleck....
Granted I don't understand why a momma would lick their butts...HOWEVER. I needed her to.
So.....my idea. Soft dog food....smear on puppy butts, she licks it off:
#1 shows her the behavior (and hopefully that maternal part that is missing will kick in)
#2 I would rather smear food on their asses than wipe them!
IT WORKED! WOO HOO!!
She licked everyone clean as a whistle...and after she was done she was checking butts!!!!!!!!!!!
YIPPEE FREAKING SKIPPY!!!!! THIS IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY!
And yes...that is sad...very sad, another highlight....I got to shower!
I am so damn happy right now!!!!! Ah.....clean puppy butts.....God's little miracle :)
The Boarding House by The Pioneer Woman
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