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Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Gloria - Due date August 4th

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, July 27, 2012,
Gloria is 8 days away from her estimated due date of August 4th.  She is really bulging at the sides - a bit of a comical shape to her - reminiscent of her Oct 2010 litter.  Took her for a walk this evening - thought we'd walk a slow mile - turned back sooner than planned - she was really waddling - no more walks for Gloria.  She has been very jealous of Jazz having pups and very curious towards the pups - I let her sniff them every day - she knows that she will have her own soon.  Her girth ...
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D Litter - 1 Week Old!

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, July 27, 2012,
1 week old!  Unbelievable!  Puppies are now chunky, which is a very good thing!  I've had my fears about Jazz not producing enough milk to sustain the puppies.  I also had fears about her not taking proper care of them.  Those fears have subsided with their good weight gains and from just sitting and watching her with them.  What a difference from 4 days ago - she is very attentive...cleans them diligently and is concerned with every squeak.I think with Jazz, the maternal instinct kicked in a...
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D Litter Jazz x Oz Jul 20, 2012

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,
The eagerly anticipated D litter is here!  Our last litter was March, 2011 so we were going thru puppy withdrawal.
It's been a rollercoaster ride so far - 4 days old - feels like a week!  Once the litter was born, Jazz showed some hostility to the puppies - growled at them as I put them on her for their first full feeding.  I scolded her, made her lay down - stayed by her head while they nursed.  I suppose the last thing the princess wanted was to take care of her puppies.  We repeated this ev...
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Jazz/Oz Litter - They're here!!!

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,
2:55 am - first girl was born - but let me back this up a bit.  July 19 - Jazz was restless - lot of heavy panting - looked like the first stages of whelping.  Her rectal temperature kept normal so I thought, okay, I'm going to be able to sleep all night.  The mother-to-be's temperature drops significantly in the hours before she starts contractions.  We got her comfortable and i went to bed at 12:30 - Paige had first watch - at 2 am I got out of bed - hadn't slept- something just didn't seem...
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Summer Litters

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, July 16, 2012,
We're down to one week to Jazz's litter.  Can hardly wait!  Have missed the puppy breath!  Jazz is 37 inches in her girth - I would expect around 8 pups.  Gloria, who's due date is August 4, measures a svelte 33 inches.  I swear she is gaining by the hour! 

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