Friday, July 29, 2016

One week old!

Today marks the end of the first week since the puppies were born. The first week is always the most critical. Anything can happen to pups and mom, so it is the scariest time.

It has been a bit of a bumpy road and I give HUGE kudos to Jackie and Marilyn Wooden, Sally's owners and midwives. Two boys were still born and that is always hard to accept. And most times we never really know why. One pup was clearly not fully developed but the other appeared normal so who knows what may have happened in the womb prior to his birth.  Another pup, a girl, was born alive but Sally kept pushing her away and even though she was placed on a nipple several times she was just not strong enough and we lost her later that night. Another mystery to ponder.

Things are still not quite ideal as Sally has not had much in the way of milk for the pups so they are being bottle fed formula several times a day when not nursing. They are gaining weight but not as much as they would be if they had a "full bar" to nurse at. But they will catch up I'm sure.

Sally too is settling into her role as mom and has been great as far as keeping them clean and warm. Here are a couple of photos from today, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

They're here!

Back in May we bred GCH Smiln Dal's Letter To Santa BN RN RA RE CGC CGCA ... GCH On The Spot's Chase Me Charlie.

In June it was confirmed that Sally was pregnant.

And an xray was taken about a week prior to the due date.

Then on Friday July 22, 2016 Sally's precious jewels arrived! Sally meets her babies for the first time.

Getting acquainted.

Pups are now 1 day old. Here they are individually with collars colors and names. Dark Green boy Flint was first born.

Next, Light Green boy Jasper.

Then came Gold girl Amber.

This is Pink girl Opal.

Red girl Ruby came next.

Blue girl Sapphire arrived.

And last but certainly not least, White girl Pearl.

Group photo.

2 days old.

3 days old.

Come back and visit us again soon...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Funny how time slips away

So much has happened since Florence's pups all left for their forever homes. Sally has been bred to Chaplin and puppies are expected some time around the end of this month. I will post more info once they have arrived. Meanwhile, here are photos of Chaplin and Sally.

GCH On The Spot's Chase Me Charlie

GCH Smiln Dal's Letter To Santa BN RN RA RE CGC CGCA

It is hard to believe that Florence's puppies are 5 months old. The puppies are all over the US, from CA to GA and down to AR. Here are some pics the new owners have sent of their pups. I hope you enjoy them!

Here is the Dark Green girl, now named Ember. She lives with a fireman and his family here in Idaho.

Here are pics of Teal boy, now Cadbury and his new family in GA.

This is Dash, formerly Yellow boy who lives in northern CA.

Red boy, now Leo lives in OR

Samson, formerly Patch boy, lives in ID.

Pink girl now Nellie lives nearby with co-breeder and co-owner Cynthia Murray.

The Patch girl Pippa lives in OR and I will post pics of her as soon as I get some.

White boy, Duke lives in OR and I am hoping to get some photos of him to post here.

Black boy, Rookie lives in so Cal.