Day 5:

“I solved the mystery of why these pups were so smelly!  Fox anal glands.  If you are familiar at all with dog anal glands, well foxes are 10x more pungent.  These babies were so terrified of their new surroundings that they were secreting them continually.  They are comfortable and have stopped doing this thank goodness!  For anyone who does not know what anal glands are:  the anal glands or anal sacs are small glands found near the anus in many mammals, including dogs and cats.  They are paired sacs located on either side of the anus between the external and internal sphincter muscles.  Sebaceous glands within the lining secrete a liquid that is used for identification of members within a species.  These sacs are found in all carnivores.  They are also used as a defense mechanism and are secreted to deter potential attackers.  The pups are socializing well and exploring my home and yard freely.  So far this experiment is a success and my goal to make them public friendly looks foreseeable!”

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