Emmy and Brie’s pups have their eyes open. It’s so cute when this happen as they start to move around and growl and play. I can’t wait to to start solids this week and for them to start to show their personalities.
Sometimes you plan litters so carefully and they don’t work out, and other times Mother Nature has it’s own plans and you get an accidental miracle. I am not here to point fingers at anyone as there is no point in that. But, this wasn’t quite a litter I planned, but nevertheless it came – Penny was younger than the ideal age for breeding.
Under the guidance of Dr Thoreson from Klahaya, he felt Penny would be healthy enough to carry the litter despite her age. And thankfully, she had a healthy, complication free pregnancy.
Unfortunately during her labor, greenish goop came out which is not a great sign. I called Dr Thoreson and he agreed to do a c-section. One of her pups had died a day or so before, and so was un-saveable. But we got 3 healthy pups out alive – 2 boys and a girl.
Penny is starting to recover well and though she thinks the babies are aliens, I am sure she will fall in love soon. Funny story, we put one of the beagle pups on her boobs to make her nipples easier to latch onto. Oh the things we do as breeders.
At this stage none of these pups are available. Thanks for understanding.
Brie (Hailstorm’s Allouette) usually lives with Mike and Karen in Tennessee, but with Karen having surgery they asked if she could whelp here in WA. She is a maiden at 6 years old and was bred by them, but of course I am happy to help out. She is closely related to my dogs and Emmy’s BFF so they will be “sister moms” together whelping so closely.
This is the pedigree of the litter for those interested:
She went into labor late Monday night and then labored Tuesday. It wasn’t till Tuesday evening that we really started to see things start to transition. She started to squat to pee a lot so we knew the sensation of pressure was starting to get more intense in the evening and so we kept her isolated and away from the other dogs
Her first baby was born at 10:45. A big bonnie boy – he got a little stuck but we got it out. He was 9.28oz
Just over an hour later, she started to push again.
I was delighted to see our blue streak had been broken with a girl – 9.49oz
We then had a big gap. Brie was relaxed. I took her to go bathroom, and she pottied and she settled in with her 2 babies. Occasionally she would get up and move around but it felt more like she was moving a baby down than pushing. I kept checking on the dopplar and heartbeats were a steady 220ish so that was good. It took everything inside me not to be panicking that something was wrong. Around 4am she starting pushing again. Brie pushed out a giant girl – 10.97oz – this one was a dry birth making it extra hard and so i had to help her a lot. The poor baby had a purple face for quite a while. But she was okay.
Our last baby was another girl, born just before 5am. She was 8.78oz. Her birth was textbook and easy and I was grateful.
Brie has settled into motherhood beautifully. She fiercely loves her babies and cleans them and cuddles them. I am grateful.
Emmy usually lives with Mike and Karen in Tennessee, but with Karen having surgery they asked if she could whelp here in WA. Since she was born here herself, it seemed only fitting that she had her final litter with me.
She had a short first stage – this wasn’t her first litter so that didn’t surprise me. About 11am she showed signs of wanting to push and so we knew she was getting close.
The first pup was born shortly after 12. She didn’t struggle to push him out and he wasn’t big at 7.12oz but he never took a breath. We worked on him for an hour, kept him warm, tried every trick we knew but he just never woke up. We were gutted.
The next baby came around 2pm – another boy. This one was 7.44oz.
A third baby boy arrived around 3pm – 6.91oz.
Emmy quickly settled into her mothering role and loving on her two surviving babies. She is a wonderful mother and we are grateful that they are healthy and strong.
“Kazuri N Van-Mar Raising The Reef” aka Crush will be staying here at Kazuri (this was formerly Magnus for anyone following the litter on Chelsea’s page).
We will be keeping a close eye on him as he grows. Finding Nemo was one of my favorite movies when it came out, so it was a natural choice for him to go with our ‘beachy’ theme.
We love so much about this puppy – most of all his confidence. Thank you Chelsea for raising such a confident happy little guy. I am so proud of Pud x Nick.
Our eternal thanks to Leigh and Helen for sending sweet Pud to us in the USA. She has added so much to Kazuri – I know Chels feels the same way. Thank you also to Mike and Karen for facilitating the breeding with Nick during the snow storm – we appreciated it so much.
We decided to debut Watson (Kazuri’s Time To Solve A Mystery) at the Lewiston ID cluster as we figured the 4 days would give him a chance to see what this whole “showing” thing was all about.
Well – figure it out, he did. He surprised us all with his success. On Friday he went WD/BOW under judge Mr Larry C Abbott. On Saturday, he went WD/BOW/Best of Variety for a 4 point major under judge Ms Lee Whittier. On Sunday he did it again by going WD/BOW/Best of Variety for a 3 point major under judge Mrs Vicky L Abbott.
What a debut indeed garnering both majors and over half his CH points! Thank you to all of these judges for finding Watson and overlooking his Covid enthusiasm – it is for this reason we hadn’t shown him yet – just wanting him to mature a little HAHA.
Watson is the son of my imported girl from Debbie Kerr, “Kiss” (Kinvaar Kiss This TKN) and “Denny” (GCH Covington Designed By Time). Thank you to Heidi Mohn and Carla Mathies for letting me use their sweet boy on my Kissaroo.
Thank you to Tammie John Sommerson-Wilcox and Octavia Stensen for presenting him so beautifully this weekend. And thank you to Megan Hogan and Jeff for letting me borrow “our” boy so he could start on his CH title. I appreciate it so much.
Dutch (Van-Mar N Kazuri Brewin’ Up Trouble) had a couple of great weekends at both Albany and Lewiston.
At Albany, on Friday he went Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best of Variety under judge Mr Douglas Johnson. On Saturday he went Winners Dog under judge Mrs Cindy Vogels.
In Lewiston on Friday he went Winners Dog/Best of winners for a 5 point major under judge Mr Jerry M Watson. On Saturday he went winners dog for a 3 point major under judge Mrs Vicki L Abbott.
Dutch has just turned 9 months old this week and has a lot of maturing left to do, but we are proud of him. He has 10 points with both majors under his belt.
Dutch was bred by, and is co-owned by Chelsea Metteer and myself (Sarah Sweetman).Thank you to all the judges that found our boy. And thank you to Sarah Smith-Falkner for caring for Dutch and showing him. Chels is about to go on maternity leave and I was travelling and so couldn’t take him to these shows.