And in just a couple of days, they have enriched my life more than I can describe. The unconditional love they have already shown me is very humbling.
When I took them to my vet, it was no surprise that they were malnourished and had worms. Luckily, both conditions are easily cured. The deworming medication began to work in a couple of days and they have already put on weight. It's amazing to me what a little food, water, warm shelter, lots of love and attention, and a little medical care can do. The puppies are thriving.
We have named these beautiful girls and I'd like to introduce them:
What a joy they have been! My vet is pretty certain they are Belgian Malinois. The military trains this breed of dog to be bomb-sniffing dogs and they also train as K9s in police units. I did some research on the breed and "they are bright, obedient, high energy dogs with strong protective and territorial instincts. They need a strong alpha to display a confident, natural authority and they make great family pets. They are watchful, alert and loyal and good with children if property socialized." Whew...I have my work cut out for me. But I've already contacted a dog trainer who will meet with me this week to help me train these beautiful dogs. I told my husband that when I decided to keep the pups, I made a 12-14 year commitment to them. I also made a commitment to work with them to get them properly trained so they are a joy not only to us but to everyone who visits us. I'm very excited about this new challenge for me. And I firmly believe in Universal Law and to the terrible person/people who mistreated and dumped these puppies I say this: "As you sow, so shall you reap."
So stay tuned! But in the meantime, here are a few more photos:
And here they are after a morning of playing/training:
As close as sisters should be :)