With every birth I learn something new. Usually I start taking the dam’s temperature about 4/5 days before she is due to watch for a significant drop which tells me she is 24hours from starting labor. This happened on Thursday morning (the 13th Feb). I got up every 2 hours through the night to check on her for 4 nights – she started labor on Sunday night around 11:30, and puppies started arriving around 10am on Monday morning. Someone once told me “they don’t read the rulebook” – and that was certainly true for this. But I am glad she was able to have them safe and sound at home rather than go in for the planned C-section which is what we would have done Monday afternoon.
Baby #1 was born at 9:58 – a boy – 5.1oz.
Baby #2 was a girl, born at 11:12 – 6.3oz.
Baby #3 was a boy born at 12:03 and he was 6.5oz.
Baby #4 was another boy born at 12:49 and 5.7oz.
Baby #5 was 6.6oz and was a girl born at 2:23.
Baby #6 was born at 3.52 – another girl 6.7oz.
Our final baby was a boy born at 4:14 weighing 7.6oz.
Mom and babies are all vigorous and doing well. I am not sure who is available at this stage and will start contacting families as soon as I do 🙂 Thank you.
EDIT: On Wednesday night, one of the little boys started to crash and we couldn’t save him and he gained his angel wings. This is the heartbreaking side of breeding. One that cant be avoided, but death is part of life. He was loved and treasured and cuddled right till the end. <3
It was such a glorious day today, we decided to take the beagle puppies outside for some fun in the sunshine. They weren’t sure of the grass on their toes for about 10 seconds and then they loved it.
Phoenix is their favorite “big sister” and the feeling is mutual – any opportunity she can to play with them, she takes it. So, they all wrestled and enjoyed time in the sun today together. <3 We didnt want to risk the eagles today by giving them the run of the whole yard.
I am so very proud of Truman – Kazuri’s Struck By The Truth with LockeStar, CGC at the Cook Inlet Kennel club show! He won Winners Dog/Best Of Winners from the 9 to 12mo class for a 4pt major, then Best Of Breed over 3 specials bumping up to 5pts! Thank you Judge Timothy Catterson for seeing such potential in our young boy!
Special thank you to Truman’s co-owners Alisha Lockleer and Susan Lockleer for seeing the potential in him when he was just a pup, and for taking Truman to Alaska this weekend and showing him so well.
A huge thanks again to Zoelea Jones Vey for her amazing hospitality towards them and our dogs, for the second year in a row, making it not only about dog shows, but about visiting friends and just having a grand time! I wish I wasn’t on puppy watch and could have been there – maybe next year!
While Alisha and Susan were away getting Paris MRI scanned, we were on puppy duty for Flame and Penny and their puppies. Of course, I had to take them outside for some quick photos. They are 6.5 weeks old and so sweet.
I think a couple of them are still available and so if you are interested in one, please contact Alisha through: https://anyeazi.wixsite.com/lockestarcavaliers