Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gunny's litter gets more socialization today!

Happily, we had two family visits this morning to play with Gunny's pups.

I did not take pics of the first couple (sorry Carrie and Paul!) but I hope you enjoy the pics of the second family that came.  :+)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gunny's pups play outdoors today for the first time. :+)

It did not take long for them to begin exploring!

The most curious - Black, Green and Peach.

Black Boy chillin'.

'Hey! That is MY tail you are grabbing!'

I don't think Peach can believe all the space she can run around in.

They begin to explore the wood chip pile.

'I think we are the same color!' says Green.

This is like Disneyland!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


The pups have been getting quite a few visits and this is helping immensely with their socialization. I have seen such strides in the pups from their first visitor to the last one that came in their fourth to fifth week.

I am now feeding them three times a day to slowly wean them from Gunny who is quite happy to give up the 'job' full time!  I bet by the end of their fifth week, they could very well be fully weaned.

Use of the potty box is improving day by day which I am very glad to see.  :+)

My goal this week is to add the 'Busy Box' for their entertainment. I will take pics of them using it and you will understand what it is.

Believe it or not, some of them actually went outside on the ramp today! The more I leave the door open while they are playing in the room, the more they will venture. By far, both boys are the most curious but Peach Girl is really giving them a run for their money. Pink is gaining courage each day and Teal Girl has really surprised me with the gains she has made. Purple Girl continues to think the world is still a scary place and she will develop at her own pace.  I never make judgments on temperaments at this time, it is way too early.

Teal Collar Girl is finding her mojo! 3 lbs.

Pink Collar Girl is learning the ropes. 3.8 lbs.

Peach Collar Girl is happy to strutt her stuff.  3.4 lbs.

Green Collar Boy loves adventure. 3.12 lbs.

Purple Collar Girl has a very 'soft' side. 3.6 lbs.

Black Collar Boy is Green's bookend in curiosity and looks. 4.2 lbs.

Daisy and her crew went for a vet visit this morning.

I always like to remove any dew claws very early in a pup's development because it is quick, easy and prevents tears as adolescents and adults. Each pup was carefully checked over for any issues such as a cleft palate or abnormalities - all are just perfect!  :+)

Daisy was also checked to see if she was developing enough milk for her brood and to be sure her uterus was empty and reducing normally. She was very compliant and all is fine. So momma and babies have been checked and cleared.

Daisy and crew in the car for their first ride to the vets.

There may be some availability in this litter as a couple have had to make other arrangements due to life interfering at this time. It is ALWAYS best to wait for another litter when 'life gets messy'! LOL!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Whew! It has been a whirlwind couple of days! Daisy did a great job of whelping her litter of nine babies. I hope to get an appointment tomorrow to have them examined and remove their dew claws. By the grace of God, she has ten nipples, so all can nurse at the same time. Daisy genuinely looks forward to her potty breaks with this brood!

She is eating well and all seems very normal at this time. They certainly are beautiful though - like a bunch of shiny pennies!

There are five males and four females. Here are their stats in order of birth:

  • 5:43 pm - Red Collar Male - Black in color. 9  1/2 ozs.
  • 5:57 pm - Pink Collar Female - Chocolate in color. 10  1/4 ozs.  (possible keeper)
  • 7:00 pm - Blue Collar Male - Apricot in color. 7  5/8 ozs.
  • 7:23 pm - Yellow Collar Male - Black in color. 8  1/4 ozs.
  • 7:53 pm - Brown Collar Male - Black in color. 9  5/8 ozs.
  • 9:29 pm - Orange Collar Female - Black in color. 7  5/8 ozs.
  • 9:58 pm - Teal Collar Female - Apricot in color. 7  5/8 ozs.
  • 10:50 pm - Green Collar Male - Apricot in color. 7  5/8 ozs.
  • 11:49 pm - Violet Collar Female - Black in color. 7  5/8 ozs.
All the soiled laundry was in the washing machine and everyone cleaned up by midnight. I was happy to go to bed. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

It won't be long now for the DAISY X EMMETT whelp.

Daisy is seriously nesting and having lots of pressure. I bet we have pups within 24 hours! Of course, I have company staying over. Number one requirement to be a breeder is a flexible personality.  :+)

OOPS! I spoke too soon....the first one has arrived!  Stay tuned!!!  We are waiting for the ninth one to arrive. Hopefully, soon.

Will update tomorrow in the afternoon with a pic and stats.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Just to inform the buyers of the Gunny x Abner litter...

They are now four weeks of age and visits, by appointment, are allowed at this time. Generally, I can accommodate visits during weekdays and weekends. Just email or call!