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Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Jazz x Oz D Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
How soon you forget from one litter to the next the biting stage of the litter.  At 5 and 1/2 weeks, we enter the excessive biting phase - anything and everything is fair game - and that includes my hands, toes, ankles(gives true meaning to the term ankle biters) my nose, face or whatever body part they can latch onto.    The pups are very adventuresome and brave - now walking and running all over the back yard.  Most of the time it's because they spy one of the adult dogs and give chase - so...
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Gloria x Oz Classic Rock Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
Two weeks old!  Eyes are open - they're still sleeping most of the day, but definitely are moving around more.  Gloria is a mother hen - attending to their every need, squeak, or yelps of distress.  Gloria is smiling all the time - she enjoys being a mother - she loves to check out Jazz's litter several times a day too.  Will post pictures on the website in the next day or so and start an online album on facebook.  Puppies really vary in size.  Biggest puppy is a female - could not be called ...
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Jazz x Oz D Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
Oh my - checked my last post and see that it's 2 weeks ago - wow, did time fly!  Apologies for the gap in posts - have been a tad bit busy with 2 litters.  The puppies are beautiful in every way - long fluffy coats, black pigment, large heads, dark expressive eyes and that true golden temperament - fun loving and affectionate.  Two females stand out with their personalities  - blue collar girl is feisty and playful and assertive.  No fear - she's the first one to be done with a feeding - it's...
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Gloria x Oz Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
Sunday seems a long time ago...but in actuality the puppies are only 48 hours old!  It's early, but I'm very happy with how things are going.  Gloria is an excellent mom - she smiles as she nurses them.  Puppies are strong and vigorous - very pale in color - their weights after 24 hours ranged from 340 grams to 439 grams,  Cooked up some chicken and gave Gloria the broth - she usually has very good water intake - wasn't drinking alot so I was able to fool her into drinking more.  Worked for J...
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Jazz x Oz Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
I have found my happy place again - sitting in the whelping box with my eight furry friends climbing all over me, sniffing me, licking my leg, tugging on my shoestrings and of course that wonderful puppy breath.  And the play fighting has begun!  Fun to watch them interact - see if there's a bully...who likes to bark at everything.  They are so alert - at attention as soon as we enter their room.  Jazz is spending more time away from them but is still attentive to their needs.  Took some beau...
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Classic Rock Litter - August 5, 2012

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, August 6, 2012,
I'm happy (and tired) to let you know that The Classic Rock litter has made their Debut Album, singing back up are 6 bass and 2 sopranos!  Gloria, the lead singer, (also tired) is doing well.  What a day - started with me staying up all night with her because it seemed like she was in early stages of labor.  After noon she started having contractions and the 1st puppy was born.  An hour later and boy arrived - then everything stopped - no contractions in the next 1 1/2 hours - concerned, I ph...
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Gloria - Day 59

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, August 4, 2012,
Gloria is bursting at the seams - she is now officially under 24 hour puppy watch - she was caught digging a big hole in her outdoor pen today - I have a much nicer place in mind for whelping her pups!  Her breathing pattern is more panting now so I believe she may be in the very early stages of giving birth.  I really hope she waits until Saturday during the day - don't think I've recovered from the all nighter I pulled with Jazz.  I'll be setting my alarm tonight to make sure I don't sleep ...
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Jazz & Oz litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, August 4, 2012,
It's like it happens overnight - puppies change from pink noses and pink pads on feet, blind and deaf to black noses, pads - eyes wide open and reacting to noises.  They look like little dogs now - the coats are coming in and they are moving around their whelping box.  The flash of my camera, which goes off alot, gets a reaction from them. There's a photo op every time I walk into their room. At two weeks, I can let the whelping room get a little cooler - they can now regulate their body temp...
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