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1 week old! Designer Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, August 31, 2015,
That was a fast week!  I was home with the pups for their first week.  Can see their growth quite easily...the weight gains have been decent.  I weigh the puppies daily and a lot can be learned by handling them when I change the blanket in their whelping box.  It has been a hot week - the puppies have been sleeping spread out instead of a heap....Its a temperature controlled room and I normally have a heat lamp on the first 2-3 weeks...the heat lamp has only been on sporadically the last two ...
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Everything ends with 7-8-9

Posted by Delores Smith on Wednesday, August 26, 2015,
When you are responsible for the well being of a litter, you take roll call every time you're with them - which is many times a day and night.  Your heart stops temporarily when 1 is unaccounted for.  Normally you'll find it in a corner, or under a blanket and all is good.    And as often as you check, something can still happen.  Yesterday I walked into their room at noon and Jayda got up to greet me - I did a quick count and saw that a puppy was motionless with mouth wide open (sorry for th...
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The Designer Litter has arrived!!! Jayda x Tango Aug 22/15

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, August 23, 2015,
It has been a whirlwind of activity in the last 3 weeks...from finding out Jayda (Philomena) was pregnant - to receiving her 1 week later after a long trip from Serbia.  Ultrasound showed 4 puppies with a date of birth Aug 29.  Jayda was growing but not nearly the size (width around her girth) that my other girls had with big litters.  I thought the ultrasound was probably close to accurate - maybe 6 puppies.  Because of her estimated due date I carried through with a work trip to Vancouver A...
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The Countdown begins...

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, August 15, 2015,
We're within two weeks for estimated due date for the Designer Litter.  Philomena arrived pregnant about 10 days ago  - she has made the transition with ease and grace.  She is a very happy content golden.  Her belly has grown 3 inches since she arrived....a good appeltite to say the least.  4-6 pups are expected...fingers crossed that they will be strong and healthy and Philomena will whelp them with no trouble.  As for the name Philomena, it just isn't rolling off my tongue like I hoped...P...
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Correction to last blog

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, August 1, 2015,
Philomena is  Golden Romance Femme Fatale
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