Puppy A (Jasper) does NOT like being on his own! I'm up before 6 am because he is howling his head off. *yawn*, why am I not surprised?
Can you believe I already have photos of Ruby at her forever home?
It sure looks like she has settled in amazingly well aready!
I also heard from Robyn late yesterday, and it sounds like Polly is perfectly happy too. I wonder how she was overnight? I bet I find out soon... lol!
ABOVE: the last photo of me with Polly (L) and Ruby (R). Little bundles of fluffiness. Gorgeous wee girls.
When you start a comment with "Don't get upset with me..." (on yesterday's post), you must know I'm going to.
Otherwise, why do it?
I love my pups. AND my dogs. Coco is an amazing little mother to her pups. I always consider the quality of life for my dogs, even though I breed with Coco. Coco is my PET. She is not treated like 'livestock'. I am not operating a PUPPY MILL.
My Vet has said she has virtually never known a 'breeder' like me, who cares so much for her dog/puppies. I take huge pride in that.
My Coco, (& Teddy), get fed top quality natural and delicious food, she is provided with room to run, walk, exercise, and have fun, and I spend virtually HOURS with her every day. She is kept clean and groomed, up to date with Vet checks, and she has had no issues with birthing pups or caring for them.
So, as to whether I shall breed from her again is my decision, made in consultation with my vet. It won't be made because someone thinks I shouldn't.
Moving right along now... Stew and I are popping out this morning to do the grocery shopping, and to get a few food items we shall need for Christmas Day. Sheesh, I better make a list!
Getting very excited as Mike and Joyce arrive late on Christmas Eve! We have not seen them in a year. OMGosh a whole year!
I just heard from Robyn in Napier. Polly was a good girl all night, but is now a ball of Trouble with a capital 'T'. She's hooning around the place like a whirlwind, leaving havoc in her wake. LOL... Robyn was thinking Polly was such a quiet little girl yesterday... but I did warn her she wasn't!
Apparently there's a Yukka plant being demolished this morning. Ha ha ha! Polly is showing her true colours.
I reckon Robyn is going to get VERY FIT running around after Miss Polly.
I've been nutting over a little 'problem' for weeks now. How to let the dogs come and go from the laundry, and get their food and water WITHOUT Dante getting in the laundry too.
I came up with this:
ABOVE: the hole is just the right size for Teddy and Coco to get through, I enticed them through it with some cheese.
Then I wanted to see if Dante could get through it...
ABOVE: Stew measured the baby before he cut the hole...
Ahhh... NOPE. He can't get through... he got stuck and cried. EXCELLENT.
Now I can leave the dogs food and water down in the laundry and Dante can't get it. AND the dogs can come and go the bathroom outside too.
Very happy to have that little 'problem' sorted.
Really enjoying the day today... it's very laid back and relaxed ... something we all need in the lead up to Christmas and all the excitement that entails.
JACKIE: Coco is in PERFECT health, and is not worn out or anything like it in relation to her having pups. There are MANY, MANY differing opinions when it comes to how often a dog can be bred.
I know that if Coco showed ANY signs of being worn down I would NEVER force her to have another litter. She does NOT need you to be her 'voice'... who died and made you my dog's protector?
I do not remember at any time saying I would only breed Coco every 2nd year... pray tell me where that is on my blog?
I would LOVE to see your email inbox... simply because I do not believe you at all. You are shit stirring Jackie, and that is not nice.
You knew I would take your comment and run with it... because you do know me and you knew I would not take that sort of comment without reacting. Particularly from someone who actually knows NOTHING about my dog and how I care for her.
I find it INTERESTING that you only comment on my blog when you have something to say that is likely to upset me.
Until next time Jackie. I wonder what your next 'comment' will be about?
Steve and Bex are out Christmas shopping. Young Dante is sound asleep, as is little Puppy A (Jasper). He's been a bit unhappy today, missing his siblings for sure. Even though he's in the lounge with us, he is still unsettled. I'm sure his Hamilton family will give him heaps of love when he gets home to them, and he settles in quickly.
All the other pups have been doing so well, it's so nice to know that.
End of Day: apart from the 'blip' with Jackie, it's been a lovley day. Tomorrow is going to be awesome!!! MIKE & JOYCE are coming!!!