Friday, May 27, 2016

Love this pic!

This morning, as I was preparing breakfast for all the doodles, I could hear a pup whining. I also heard my husband talking to the group and continued my preparations. I went in to check and this is what I saw:

My husband, Carl, 'rocking' Teal Girl. She was very content. :+)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some misc. pics of the litter. :+)

They sure are growing! They seem so 'oversized' for their age but it must be because my last litter was such little guys (miniatures) that I think I am seeing St. Bernard pups! Ha, ha.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Figgy's pups are doing so well.

Would you believe Royal and Red boys are already a pound at two days old???

Royal and Red boys are sleeping together as are Teal and Green (who lost his ID collar!)

Green Boy - showing off his lovely white chest.

Royal Boy flashing his chest and those cute white back toes!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Figgy and pups had their first car ride today.

All of us went to the vets so the pups could be checked and also have their dew claws removed.This is done so they will not catch on underbrush, clothing, etc. and tear off. A torn dew claw is very painful and bloody, so I do this for prevention of such an injury.

Figgy was also checked and in good shape with excellent milk supply. All is good.

I will take the pups on more car rides to hopefully prevent car sickness. It is not 100%, but it does help many.

Royal Blue Boy

Red Boy (who will be lavender, not deep chocolate)

Green Boy

Teal Girl.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Figgy has begun (and finished) whelping! PICS!

It is truly a gorgeous Spring morning and Figgy has begun the birthing process!

  • 8:51 am - a chunky black male (white chest/toes) arrived weighing 15 1/8 ounces!
  • 9:13 am - a female,  in apricot (could be caramel), weighing 13 5/8 ounces.
  • 10:32 am - another black male with white tips weighing 12 1/8 ounces.
  • 01:40 pm - Chocolate male - 13 7/8 in weight. He took forever to present himself.
Whew! Big babies but all seem to be doing well. Figgy drank and ate some food and is now comfortably nursing her group.

I can't wait until they are big enough so you can see the beautiful large splash of white on the chests of the black pups - so sharp looking!  :+)

It may be a couple of weeks before I will know for sure if the female will be labeled an apricot or a caramel. She could go either way. The distinction is in the nose color - if liver, she would be a caramel; if black, she is an apricot.

The chocolate male could stay chocolate or become lavender, like his mom - who was chocolate at birth!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Someday, I do hope I will include one just like this in my program. Sigh.

This is the girl I had to pass on from the Emmett x Nellie mating due to a slight underbite. I do hope another like her will be born again the next time they have a litter.

I just love this phantom pattern in black and red.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I picked up Figgy this morning for her maternity stay.

She is such a good girl and is feeling so pregnant. Remarkably, she is doing very well with all the 'busy body' females that I have here.  :+)

Figgy's mammary glands are showing milk supply is ready!

Socializing with some of my girls outdoors in the play-yard.

Getting a scratch from my hubby. They have the same color hair!!  :+)

'I am tired, fat and uncomfortable'! How many 'moms to be' have said those words at the last stages of pregnancy???