Boy has it been busy here. All puppies gone except my “Pink”. Her mother’s daughter, for sure. Pretty, sassy, ready to rule the world.Next litter–planned breeding December 2012, puppies ready to go home April 2013. Will update again soon (summer has been for trialing-agility, field, obedience-lots of fun but no time to sit at computer!)
January 23, 2012
My how time flies. The puppies are almost 6 weeks. All are spoken for except for one girl.Here’s what we have been up to:
- Nutrition: The puppies were started on raw food last week at 5 weeks and are tolerating the diet well. We are giving a very sore Mom a break from nursing them all the time.
- Socialization: The puppies receive visitors almost daily. They also made a big splash at the nursing home last week and will do the Senior Center this week. Lots of time attention and stimulation make for well socialized confident pups.
- House breaking: We’re doing ok. They’re still somewhat erratic in their habits-sometimes going on the paper and sometimes letting it fly wherever they are. It’s a work in progress for sure!
- Playing with their big brother-please clickon this link or cut and paste in your browser, it’s realy fun! http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l208/norahayes3/?action=view¤t=MVI_0254.mp4
December 14, 2011
Cara’s puppies are here! 5 beautiful vigorous pups–4 gals and one boy.Mom and pups are doing well.
We are going to have puppies!! Cara is Ready!!!
Puppies confirmed by ultrasound today!! Yahooo!!! Due date December 14th–ready to go home mid February. We feel very blessed to be given a chance to have another litter. Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and to get ready! Cara’s first litter was exceptional, bright beautiful puppies. The girls are a bossy bunch, just like their mother! These pups are for active loving households with the time and commitment to train them and raise them right. NOT for couch potatoes!
Very sad news–no puppies–our hearts are broken but it must be for a reason, just not meant to be. Time will have to pass before we feel better about this, a very big disappointment
March 7th 2011
Wonderful news, Cara is bred!The surgical insemination was done Saturday-we used the saved sperm from our wonderful boy Conor, lost too young. Technology is a wonderful thing! If all goes well we will have confirmation of viable puppies in utero by end of this month. Puppies on the ground first week of May.We are hoping and praying-it will mean a lot to us to have this litter.