So I get home last night and there's a dog in my driveway laying in an ever so flooded puddle. I'm thinking Oh no. A dead dog, someone has dumped a dead dog! So I get out of the truck, (ruining a good pair of pumps) and the dog looks up at me and runs off. (scared to death!) And I caught out of the coner of my eye as I'm watching her run off (with relief that she's not dead) a movement in the water. There were babies!!! One was floating, obviously dead from drowning, and five squirming around!!!! I gathered them up and put them in my shirt (now ruined!) and the dead baby. I buried him in the rain, under my rose pland next to Gris's grave, hoping he'd look over this new loss. I put them in a box on the back porch, cleaned them off and watched as momma was pacing outside the yard gate. Once I got them dried and the placentas off the rest of their little newborn bodies, I opened the gate and in she ran. She's soooo wild. SO I left her for a bit to get reaquainted with her babies. I came back outside with a bowl of canned food, some gravy and kibble. She sat about 10 feet away and watche intently as I rechecked all the babies. Beautiful dog. She's about 15-20 lbs. Maybe a terrier/heeler mix. She cant be over a year old. More than likely she's been a stray her whole life and just ended up at my driveway. I don't see how anyone could have handled her. IF they did, I'd like to know how!!!! She acts like a coyote, never saw people in her life!!!! But there still theat puppy inquisitiveness and curiosity in her! So About 10:45pm last night I hear this squeeking and crying. Its coming from under my floor!!!! She had successfully pulled a chunk of siding off the house, and moved the puppies under the middle of the house. SOOOO when I get home, I've got to climb under the 1" tall hole, and get the little buggars out. Oh....I think I've figured out how to catch the female. I'm going to put a large live trap at the opening of the hole, and catch her as she comes out. I'm taking the momma and the babies in the morning to PUPS. We have a new foster that is a retired lady who used to breed rat terriers. She lives alone, and has all the qualifications , love, time and money to try to tame the momma, Plus she's got a wonderful Whelping kennel!!!! I love the set up there. I'm taking my mom's digital tonight to take photos of them, Ratigan, and the other guys. I'm going to send them to Jamiya so she can hopefully post them for me. Oh, I tell you..... OH and not to mention I had to pull a calf last night too!!! ONe of the yearling heifers went into labor and just gave up.....Luckily it was a small baby and poped right out! So I'm tired today, wishing it would quit raining, and have a headache....BC powder is my new best friend!