Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Thanksgiving Litter has arrived.

Joy delivered 9 beautiful black wavy puppies on November 18th. She
produced 8 in just two hours and then a surprise 9th puppy came a
few hours later. This was a wonderful whelp with uniform puppy size
and none that were hard to get going except the last puppy that needed
a little oxygen to pink up. We have 5 girls and 4 boys. Some look like
mom and some like their dad with a bit of white on chest and paws. Joy
is turning out to be a conscientious and attentive mom with abundant
milk to go around for this large litter.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Joy is due to whelp this week.

Big as a little black barrel, Joy is due to have her puppies
on Thursday. As always, this is an exciting and anxious time
for any breeder. I recently attended Myrna Savant-Harris's
seminar on puppy intensive care. Hopefully, being well prepared
for every emergency will preclude there being any problems.
My girls have always been great whelpers and excellent moms.
Tomorrow I set up the whelping pen.