We slept through the night, our first night without puppies. We miss them, but we also missed sleep, exercise, complex thinking, and we are so excited about all their new homes and families. We felt great about every person who adopted a puppy.
Mabel is still available for adoption. Now that she's got an empty nest, we wonder if she'll be ready to befriend other dogs. She sure loved playing with her puppies and we'd like her to have plenty of companionship in the future. She is in heat, and will be spayed July 2. Maybe after that she'll be ready to meet new dogs without barking/growling/lunging/whining/worrying. We've tried walking near another leashed dog, and she couldn't bear it. That was always my first step for dog introduction, but Mabel needs other first steps.
Let us know if you have any tips for Mabel's canine socialization, and contact Pawswap if you're interested in adoption - Mabel or another future friend!