They Are Here!

We have puppies! Allie was in first stage labor all day Friday, went into second stage that night at 12:10am, and had her first puppy at 12:42, the last was born at 5:04am. Needless to say, it was a very long night for us, but I am happy to say the labor and delivery went smoothly and only one pup was a bit congested, which was cleared up quickly after I worked on him for a bit. She had six puppies total, 5 girls, and a boy. All healthy and happy! This litter’s theme is Celtic since Allie is a celtic name. Names of the puppies and their Individual photos coming soon! Oh my, they are just the cutest things, so tiny and precious! Their color and markings are beautiful. Look forward to the months ahead as these darlings grow! And now… Photo time! Beware, the photos below may contain major squee!
2017 Jul, 22 - Whole litter, and a tired momma - Delivery Day2017 Jul, 22 - Fiona, Nara, & Bree - Delivery Day2017 Jul, 22 - Resting Together - Delivery Day104_0755

2017 Jul, 22 - Nara - Delivery Day104_0751104_07492017 Jul, 22 - Brent next to my hand - Delivery Day

 

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Getting Closer

She is still holding out, but things are moving forward. Her stomach has dropped even more, and the night before last she begun to nest. This morning she is listless, hiding in dark places, nesting, and she refused food. Her refusing to eat is something new and makes me take notice because she is highly food motivated and has never refused food before. Not sure if this is 1st stage or just the next stage up in her pre-labor, but things are getting close.

2017 Jul, 17 - Allie Laying Down - Day 3

Apologies

Forgive me for the lack of activity! Between the arrival of my latest foster and the fact that by internet has been down, (again) since Friday morning, and unfortunately still is at this time, I was unable to update before now. Updates will probably be close until things are fixed, but I will do my best.

Big news! My fourth pregnant dog has arrived! She arrived Saturday, and we are currently waiting on puppies, things are getting close for sure, but we could still have a few days yet. Allie is what we are calling a Basenji mix and young at 1-2 years old. Allie was seized from a home due to drug activity and shortly after arriving it become obvious she was pregnant. She is super sweet and has settled in completely with us. I look forward to sharing her and her future litter as they grow.

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And just for fun, here is a photo comparison of the difference just three days can make!

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Memory Monday- Rain & Cloud

On June 4th, 2016 we received a call about two 10-12 week old female puppies that the dog warden had just picked up, we left to pick them up right after the call. When we arrived, we were met by two very friendly Rat Terrier/Min Pin mix pups, they were bouncy and complete wiggles, giving us kisses and playing with each other. They were found by a farmer running around near his barn, the farm being out in the middle of nowhere, it is very likely they were dumped off there. On the way home we decided to name the tri-color, Cloud and the black and tan, Rain since it was raining and cloudy as we drove home.

They did wonderful on the ride home, quiet and calm. After arriving home, and a much needed bath and nail trim, they begin to settle in. They were extremely tired and slept most of that first day, and they were extremely calm, but experience told me this wouldn’t last long.

101_1568.JPGOver the next two days their energy levels and playfulness continued to increase, they were healthy, happy, and very much puppies. They slept the night through each night, which was a blessing, and unbelievably, they were house trained too, even though they had paper to go on at night, they waited until morning when I let them outside to potty. By the third day their energy levels were to max, they would play for hours, running around the house full speed playing with each other until they passed out beside me on the couch. Despite their insane energy, I couldn’t help loving these crazy girls, their personalities were highly entertaining, they just loved and lived life to the fullest!

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The night of the fourth day I learned that they had been pulled by rescue and would be leaving the next day, it was hard to believe how fast the time flew by, these girls were such fun loving, silly pups that made me smile even when their energy exhausted me. I will never cease to smile whenever I think about them running full tilt around the house, one carrying a toy, the other giving chase, they were a complete joy, and one of my easiest groups, being already house trained and sleeping through the night from the beginning. They both got great homes shortly after leaving, couldn’t be happier about the outcome for these two cuties!

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Internet Outage… Again

I apologize for the lack of posting, just got my internet fixed after a week and a half of it being down, very thankful to have it back!

Still waiting for new foster(s), everything has been pretty quiet as of late which is great for my shelter, but generally is just the calm before the storm, we generally get busy around July-August, so we shall see what comes next.

I received another update on Denver, (now Frank) and his owner reported that he has gained 10lbs since they adopted him almost four weeks ago, he now weighs 24lbs! His owner happily reported that he did wonderfully over the Fourth of July and the sound of fireworks didn’t even faze him, he is reported to be the most fearless, chill, and well-rounded pup they have ever seen or had. He is learning everything they want to teach him quickly, and they always say he is the smartest puppy. So proud of him! ❤

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