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Ms. Yellow

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, September 30, 2012,
I've had several emails and phone calls with people asking about Ms. Yellow - out of concern for her well being.
She is doing marvelously - what a trooper!  Her wires were removed on Monday - she was put under again - the top bone in her jaw is dead so the dead bone was cut out.  The upper jaw will not grow any more and with the bottom jaw continuing to grow, she will not have the classic beautiful golden retriever looks.  Her bottom jaw will protrude giving her more of a bulldog profile. She ...
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Classic Rock Litter 8 weeks old

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, September 30, 2012,
8 weeks old - what a fast 8 weeks.  Ms. Brown has joined her new family.  Ms. Orange travels to Victoria on Thursday and Mr. Yellow travels to Calgary, also on Thursday.  5 boys still looking for their forever home!  They continue to be a quiet litter - I can have them in their outside pen all day long and hardly hear a noise - once in a while I hear he playfighting - but there is no whining or complaining - a really well behaved bunch of pups.

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Classic Rock Litter - 6 weeks

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, September 17, 2012,
6 weeks old - can't believe we're at this point already.  What a nice group of puppies - quieter than the D litter - pretty content.  They're in the big puppy pen now - they can come and go inside and out - hardly hear anything from them.  Ms. Red and Ms. Yellow from the D litter are with them - blending quite nicely.  6 week pictures have been posted under Classic Rock Litter - also weighed all of them - a lot of variance in weights and size - beautiful temperaments - they will all make some...
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D Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, September 17, 2012,
2 puppies left - Ms. Red will be going to California at the end of the week - what a sweet heart - so calm - so laid back - very easy to have around.  Ms. Yellow will be with us a few more weeks - her Dr. appt is Sept 24 and we'll get an assessment as to how her jaw has healed and if there are any long term effects.  She's feeling pretty good now - teasing the smaller puppies - lots of energy.  The best part of raising litters is the part of meeting new people - adding more people to my circl...
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Ms Yellow

Posted by Delores Smith on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,
For those of you who have been wondering how Ms. Yellow is doing, she is doing well  - to my eyes that is.  Swelling is down on her face - nose is back to normal size.  Won't really know the prognosis until her upper jaw wires are removed on Sept 24 - the moment of truth!  She still sounds a big garbled with her breathing - but since her upper jaw was pretty much pushed into her sinus cavity, she is doing well considering.  She lost 1 lb during her first 3 days after surgery - since then she ...
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Classic Rock Litter Gloria x Oz

Posted by Delores Smith on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,
The puppies are growing by leaps and bounds - being on 4 solid meals a day puts on the weight and size quickly.  The litter is still all over the map when it comes to size and weight.  If I could fast forward to a year from now, I've got a feeling there will be very little difference in their adult sizes - just now we have the range from the large Ms. Orange and Mr. Yellow to the little boy I've dubbed "Peanut" - he's less than half their size - he's a perfect little puppy - just quite small....
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D Litter Jazz x Oz

Posted by Delores Smith on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,
Bittersweet week - puppies are now 7 1/2 weeks old - quite the personalities - lots of biting..playing...sleeping and eating.  It is obvious that they need their forever families now - that one on one attention that will help them grow to be big strong confident pets.  The first 4 puppies leave tomorrow.  One is going to Kenora; one to Red Lake, On, one to Winnipeg and one to Arborg.  On Friday, Ms. Red flies to California and Ms. Multi goes to her home in Minnesota.  Saturday, Ms Purple's ow...
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Classic Rock Litter Gloria x Oz

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, September 1, 2012,
4 weeks old tomorrow!  That has gone by very quickly - later today I will have the first puppy food feeding with them - puppy food softened with water till it's the consistency of mush.  Puppies have their teeth and will be more than ready to experience solid food.  Gloria is a wonderful mother and will still want to feed them and attend to all their needs.  We had them outside in the backyard yesterday and they did very well.  The puppies are in different sizes - 4 are big - 3 are a medium s...
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D Litter - Jazz x Oz

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, September 1, 2012,
Very eventful week!  Puppies are 6 weeks old and thriving - averaging 6.5 to 7 pounds in weight.  Thursday was their vet visit where they were checked, given vaccinationsm dewormed and given a clean bill of health - someone you always wish for of course.  From there I took them for a tattooeing for identification purposes - the ride home was very quiet!
Later that day, Ms. Yellow was in distress - obvious trauma to her face to I took her to the vet and upon examination - she suffered trauma to...
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