Monday, June 26, 2006

13 days to go

With 13 days to go I am starting to take bets as to how many puppies! Next week I will have an x-ray done and see how many kids we have. A trip to Anipet for whelping supplies is in order.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Time will tell...

Here is a picture of Tuesday about 6 weeks along, with approximately 3 weeks to go. Looks like hoping for a litter of 5-6 was way off!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dog People...

When I was young my Mother taught (beat into me) me certain manners; it's polite to say/not say this or that, catch more flies with sugar, give people the benefit of the doubt....So as I aged, through various employment and situations I refined this 'politeness', but there are days when I wonder if I was the only one who got beaten, uuhh...I mean, taught manners?

Has no one else heard the expression, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it!"???
I consider myself a very patient person with newbies and usually will be more then happy to overlook the faux pas that they get themselves into, but why, oh Lord why, do I set myself up every time?

As a breeder we get tons of enquiries daily about puppies, but 80% of them are carbon copies of each other and read something like this:
"I want a Dane puppy. How much?"
Some aren't even run through a spell checker and I'm lucky to get the use of capitals or punctuation.

Do people actually think I would waste my time responding?? If you can't even take the effort to put together a short explanation of who you are, why you want a Dane and proof that you have done some research, why should I believe that you will put any love or effort into a Dane puppy?

Of course I thought I was crazy because I'm a dog person but I'm really starting to wonder if maybe I'm the sane one and non dog people are crazy....

I'll stop ranting now.

Monday, June 05, 2006

And the answer is...

Tuesday is pregnant!!! I palpated her and she is full of puppies. Hopefully not an obscene amount like her grandmother (13 puppies). Because it's soooo obvious that she is prego I doubt that we will do an ultrasound....but there will be an x-ray done after day 54.

Now if Envy would just play the game and come into heat we'd be stylin'!

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Well we've had one near bitch fight between Tonka and Envy and even Lucas (neutered male) seems kafuffled when Envy is near. She also seems to be paying more attention to her rear.

So maybe, just maybe the Dog God will make this process happen shortly!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

...And we wait some more...

... at least we got Envy's finishing picture! I'm starting to think that this lousy weather is effecting the whole process. So here we sit and wait some more.

Tuesday will be going into the vet for an ultrasound in 5 days to see if we will be blessed with puppies in July. I will try and get photo's of the ultrasound when we go.