Monday, December 31, 2018

Daisy x Thaddeus Litter's first vet appointment.

Momma Daisy and pups went to visit Broadview Animal Hospital this afternoon at 3 pm.  I always have my pups examined by a vet, along with their momma, to be sure no problems are presenting such as hernias, cleft palates or the like.  Daisy is in good shape but had a slight fever - a common thing after a delivery but I am keeping an eye on her and will re-take her temp after she potties.  I did give her some Colloidal Silver, which is a very gentle holistic antibiotic.  Otherwise, she is eating well, drinking as she should and taking great care of her babies.  :+)

Each pup buyer has been sent an individual email with regard to sending in a deposit if you are positive you want a pup from this mating.  Obviously, if you are not sure, don't send in a deposit!! :+)

Here is wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Daisy x Thaddeus Litter!

I am so relieved that Daisy has done another phenomenal whelp - in the daytime, no less!  We both slept through the night which was such a gift.  :+)

As is common in very large litters, not all pups make it.  Sadly, her firstborn was DOA.  Animals are so intuitive.  I was right there when that little one was born and Daisy picked her up but did not tear the sack or lick the pup.  I broke the membrane and began to rub the poor little thing but she was gone.  Dogs know innately to 'leave it alone' but humans go through all kinds of techniques to keep life.  This little angel was not to be.  Daisy looked at me sadly as I took her away.

However, there was much life left in that big belly of hers!  Ten little doodles were happy to join their mom in this venture and all ten are looking great.  Tomorrow, I hope to get them all to the vet to have their dew claws removed and to be checked out.   I will be contacting everyone on my list to see if they still want to move forward with this litter. 

Here is the line up:
  • Female - Chocolate, 8  1/8 ounces born at 8:37 am
  • Male - Black, 11 ounces born at 8:48 am
  • Female - Apricot, 6  5/8 ounces born at 9:15 am
  • Male - Apricot, 7  1/4 ounces born at 9:23 am
  • Female - Chocolate, 6  1/8 ounces born at 9:59 am
  • Female - Apricot, 8  5/8 ounces born at 10:16 am
  • Male - Apricot, 7  3/4 ounces born at 10:22 am
  • Female - Chocolate, 7  1/8 ounces born at 11:21 am
  • Male - Black, 10  5/8 ounces born at 11:55 am
  • Female - Black, 7  3/4 ounces born at 12:38 pm
You will not see all the pups but there is a pile of them!

They all have exquisite coats.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Daisy's x-Rays!

This morning, I got Daisy brushed and ready for her visit to my vet's office for her x-ray.  I had to readjust her strap on the harness to the very end to fit her belly!

As usual, they had to carry her to the back room for her x-rays because Daisy just is not willing to leave me.  However, she is happy to be carted in some one's arms.  :+)

Although Daisy has been bred before, this was my little Thaddeus' first mating at just over a year of age.  I guess he is one potent boy!  We only bred once but it certainly was enough!

The vet and I believe there are 10, possibly 11 pups packed in there!

Looks like I can take a few more applications for this litter!  Now, we all wait for her to deliver this huge brood.  My vet and I did discuss a possible c-section for so many pups.  However, I truly prefer a natural delivery as Daisy's last litter was ten and they were all born in 2 & 1/2 hours!!  Keeping my fingers crossed she will repeat it.  If there should be any symptom of a problem, I will promptly take her in for a C-section.  I always err on the side of safety for all.

Typically, large litters come a bit early, so maybe Daisy and I will be welcoming in the New Year together.  :+)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Preparing for Daisy's whelp.

I am one of those people that like to be prepared ahead of time.  Hence, Daisy had her 'whelping bath' last night; and this morning I trimmed her down and shaved her belly.  Daisy is such a dear and gave me no complaints or objections.  She enjoyed the gentle brushing and I gave her small treats to show how much I appreciated her cooperation.  :+)

There are four more doodles here that I have to get ready for Christmas, so lots of baths today are on my agenda as the weather is soooo mild!

Daisy is beyond sweet.

You can really see her 'belly' showing in this pic.  On 12/27, we are getting her x-ray done for a pup count.

I must say that several potential customers on Daisy's list are very flexible on gender & color so I am beyond pleased!  Temperament is my FIRST priority so it warms my heart when people feel the same way.

Enjoy the holidays and I hope these pics bring a smile to your face.  Now, to the baths I mentioned.

Sunday, December 16, 2018



It is truly unfortunate that I cannot do this on my home page but I simply cannot miss an opportunity to shout from the rooftops how grateful I am for all of you.  I know my pups have gone to fabulous families because we all understood what we needed, wanted and hoped for.  
THANK YOU SO MUCH for contacting ADNE!

Left to right:  Harriet Potter, Olive Oyl, Willis McParti and Daisy Mae Duke.

With any luck, Daisy will have another easy, but large litter at the end of this month or perhaps on New Year's Eve.  I will post the event here when it happens.  Please send good thoughts for Daisy. :+)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Website changes.

Just to let all my readers know, ADNE's website will be undergoing some new reconstruction.  Unfortunately, I cannot keep 'current' on my website until then as my programs are now obsolete.  I can post here but not on my Home Page or any other page of my website.

I will be working with a technical person in early January and hope that by the end of that month, I will be functioning again.  For now, we cuddle with dad as he recovers.  :+)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It has been a bit...

Unfortunately, my husband's surgery did not go as well as we had hoped.  Complications have kept me busy along with getting things done for the holidays.  Thank goodness for Amazon!

Daisy is getting fat with babies!  She loves her belly rubs and sleeping next to Carl as he rests on the bed. In fact, sometimes there are three doodles on the bed keeping him company.  :+)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

New computer, new printer, new programs - BIG HEADACHE!

It had to happen but what a pain it is to start over. Unfortunately, not all my programs transferred correctly and I need to see the tech again. Plus, I really DISLIKE Windows 10 and want Windows 7 back.

On a positive note, I am almost done with the outdoor Christmas decorations and Carl and I are prepared for his upcoming surgery on Monday.  Keeping my fingers crossed all goes well.