Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
But, as summer is coming to an end and we look forward to one more litter with Halor, we have come to the conclusion that as much as we love Izzy, we raised her to have a job and if she can get one (in this tough economy), she needs to become a productive member of society - not just a fun and entertaining free-loader.
Through some very complex connections, I was put in touch with a woman in Carlsbad who is very active in the Delta Society, Paws4Healing and HOPE AACR. Susan had two Goldens she used for these activities and unfortunately, lost one about a year ago. Susan has been on the lookout for a female Golden to do this work with her and her male Golden.
So, keep your fingers and paws crossed that Izzy's paws are big enough to be able to fill the huge void left by Jasmine and this new career works out for her.
Friday night we had a mini-going away party for Izzy. Laurie's sister Lovey was in town with her puppy raisers, Janice and Dan - who graciously agreed to allow hitchhiker Izzy to tag along with them in their 5th wheel to Southern California. Jeff and Kathy joined us in the festivities with their pups-in-training Monroe and new baby Tessa.
In this photo: Piniella and some members of her family (left to right) - Piniella, great grandson Monroe (x Randy), granddaughter Halor (Kittredge x Martine), great grandaughters Laurie and Lovey (x OMSI), and great granddaughter Izzy (x Sequoia).
Here's Dan with Izzy and Lovey as they get ready to leave. Good luck, Izzy!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
pup on a frozen water bottle
pups eating first meal
pup in a dish
aerial view of first meal
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Miss Neon Pink
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I finally got around to downloading my flip videos and this turned out better than expected. This is an x-ray of Halor's mid-section about a week before her puppies arrived. If you look closely, you can see the spines and skulls of the puppies. During the first count, you can see that my friend Mo puts a dot on eight skulls. She went back to double check and found one that she missed, so we had a good idea to expect nine puppies. We do these x-rays just to get an estimate as to how many puppies to expect at whelping time - sometimes the count is one over or one under, but it's a good idea to be prepared.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
First six puppies - that big blue girl was 20+ ounces
and the beautiful 9th baby, a boy...
Announcing, Halor and OMSI's new litter ~ 9 lovable "L" babies