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And tomorrow, if I'm not mistaken is the big day for four as Green Collared Male, Rebel, Easton and Penny join their families. Blue collared Male will be staying with me until he receives his first tape and post at which time he'll be set to fly to Louisiana... an exception made to my "I'd rather not ship" policy based on circumstances and referral. He'll enjoy the company of Zoey for a few days of his stay at least as her humans complete some previously scheduled travel. Sounds like the pups that departed yesterday are effectively working their magic on their people and I'm sure these guys and gals will as well.
Heading to Wildwood with the rest of the pack. Blue and Green collered boys, the girls Penny and Zoey accompanied by Easton and Rebel. They will have an audience today as Dr McBride mentors a vet from outside the area. Yeah! More croppers. We need all of them we can get.
What a great and uplifting day I've had. It warms my heart to see smiling faces come my way and to know in my heart my babies are headed to incredibly loving homes with absolutely awesome people. I've already received a few updates and to my non-surprise the pups are settling in fabulously. Linus reportedly slept through the night and is seen in the photos meeting his new fur-family members, a couple of ferrets named Dagney and Abbey... he looks like he's greeting them with at least a degree of caution but I'm told it didn't take long before he was attempting to play with them like they were siblings of the canine variety. In the last photo I think we'd all have to agree Linus looks settled and quite content in what appears to be his very own brand new bed!
Next up I got a chance to meet Lorenzo for the first time. I've talked to his other half Courtney quite a few times on the phone and was disappointed I wasn't able to meet her in person. Unfortunately duty called.
It's nice to know that while both Courtney and Lorenzo have chosen careers to serve and protect, they'll have a dog at their side and in their corner who knows exactly what that means. He'll fit right in and will help make their new house a home! It was a tight fit and I wasn't sure he would be accepted past the gate but in the end it was a go! Lorenzo and their pup Dallas should be getting the "prepare for landing" speech right about now and soon Dallas will have his chance to explore his new abode. Pictures are promised.... Maybe I'll get some before I'm done with this post.
Then it was Diesel's turn. Stefan and Jana arrived with open arms and a nice fluffy blanket ready to officially claim their boy as their own. Dallas and Diesel enjoyed a romp around the property for one last round of play and camaraderie, rough-housing as brothers are inclined to do... cups and all, a perfect example of the effect a crop has on a pup.... They're Dobermans. They're tough and simply go on about their business.
And at home it sounds like Diesel earned straight A's on his first report card!
This From Jana and Stefan:
What a sweetheart. 3 minutes in the car and he was sleeping. He woke up few times but no fuss at all. I guess he likes car rides.
At home he met Gucci. Gucci is totally unimpressed. But Gucci will warm up to him in no time. Diesel explored everything with enthusiasm. Nothing was scary to him at all. Went potty right away when we took him to see his new back yard. Then dinner was served and he ate everything with unbelievable speed. It was like speed eating contest. Same goes for water. Lol. He likes all the toys but I think he picked his favorite. This blue sheep.
What really amazed me and this happened already 3 times, he went to the sliding door leading to the back yard when he wanted to go potty. This is what our dogs do and we always get up right away and let them out. I know, it's still gonna take some time to potty train but this is great start. I think he will understand this system pretty soon.
Now, after busy afternoon of traveling and playing he is cuddled up against my leg sleeping soundly.
I'll let you know how his first night went.
Unfortunately, Jana and Stefan got away before I was able to capture any really good photos of Diesel for his page but they've already sent a few and I anticipate many more of this obviously spoiled and destined to be pampered pup! Shown here, settling in well with his new found favorite toy, his Blue Lamb.
Update: Lorenzo and Dallas have their feet on the ground!
Next up: Katie and her daughter Brooke arrive to claim Red Man. They tell me their pup, another with an accumulating list of potential names may have a new one. Originally named Zuma, they're playing with the name Kona but even that one's not set in stone... Time will tell, and I'll undoubtedly know what they finally decide, but for now Red Man remains Zuma to me. I like them all actually... including "The Tank", the name Katie gave Zuma even before he was officially theirs... ! Anyway, back to my story and progress of the day. "Zuma For Now", like Diesel and Dallas, got one last chance to brother up prior to leaving the nest. He and Duke enjoyed a romp through the house when we were rudely chased indoors by man eating mosquitos and growing darkness. And that my friends put an end to todays photos. The reason is two fold really .. the lighting's bad, but mainly I hold no burning desire to post and publish the inside of a house that flat out refuses to keep itself clean! Fortunately, Katie assures me I'll receive an abundance of photos and again I hope that promise proves true. There's nothing that compares to watching a kid and her dog grow up together. Especially when that dog's a Doberman... they adore their kids. I hope the adults in this union get their share but when kids are involved the adults all too often find themselves asking, "what am I chopped liver?" Fortunately though, to a dog, that's still some pretty good stuff! ;-)
Zuma: settled in for the long drive home; has yet another name. He's Katies "Rockstar"
And Duke, our last brave soldier of the day is by now well on his way to Miami. Hopefully I did a good job of taking his edge off during his outing and his long drive home is or was a peaceful one. Hopefully too, updates will come soon from Alejandro. But for now, here's what I've got of Duke. And with that, it's a wrap!
It was a good day!
Dallas, Diesel, Duke and Zuma are all home and perky as can be. Suzy met me at the clinic and I'm sure by now Linus is wandering around getting used to his new surroundings. Who-da thought our little Sky Blue Male would be the first out the door. He is truly about as sweet as they come and I'm going to miss the soft cuddles up into the crook of the neck I knew him so well for. Don't get me wrong though, he definitely had a dark side too... well, maybe not dark but he's definitely a stick up for your rights kinda pup! The others were bright eyed and ready to roll when I arrived to collect them. They look awesome as little cone heads! I've got them in their own little habitat now, set up with dinner in hopes that they'll eat and chill for the rest of the evening. I'm hoping the weather will cooperate tomorrow.... I'm going to be seriously disappointed if I can't get at least one great picture of each of them before they leave the nest. Hope you guys are ready... see you tomorrow!
Good Morning! Today is a big day for Dallas, Duke, Diesel, Zuma and Linus! Please hold them close to your hearts as they head in for round two of "Breed Specific Beautification". They will be in the very best of hands. Updates to follow this evening.
Hello puppy people. While I've grown to know each of you through conversations as well as most of you in person it's just so much easier to address you as "puppy people". I'm a puppy people too. I started writing this post last night but ran in to some difficulty completing it. We'll see, if tonight I'm able to finish things up. With less than a week to go, it probably seems I've all but deserted you. I've not... I've thought of you often and figured I better get on here and at least assure you your pups are doing great and have grown leaps and bounds since you last saw them. And they're so eager to play it's becoming apparent they want more time than I as one can give them... even on the best of days. It's apparent they're anxious for lots of one on one or several to their one attention. Seems there's a good reason the magical time of transition is set at 8 weeks. They're eight weeks old today and they're ready! Dallas had a short trip to the vet for a parasite check on Thursday. Since he's scheduled to fly I wanted no surprises when it comes time to obtaining health certificates. I'm happy but not surprised he's clear and therefore I have no doubt certificates will be issued along with the crops for each pup. Blue found his home and will be heading to Louisiana to join his very own uncle and Steven. Steven owns a dog who is littermate to the pups' sire, my Boy Serious. That's about it for news in the land of pups as far as the pups go anyway. I'm sorry I wasn't able to get another set of photos and another set of weights to add to their pages this week. Honestly it seems meeting their daytime needs and talking to them at bedtime and in the morning was about all I could muster. I missed my opportunity to spend my final week with them in play.
Instead, I found myself faced once again trying to deal with and heal from yet another tragedy. Lexi, who as many of you know was due to have her pups in mid November lost her litter. And with that I lost Lexi. I was and remain devastated though each day is slightly easier. Staying busy helps and for a change I've been happy to go to work in order to keep my mind busy. My life basically came to a standstill for a few days with the exception of doing that which had to be done... Honestly, I wasn't sure if I should share my heartbreak or not. I'm still not sure sharing is the right step to take but in the end, and keeping with transparency, I decided each of you should probably know. While I and her Vet aren't sure exactly what what happened, it is known that her death was a result of both acute kidney and liver failure. Why her organs failed is not known but is assumed, due to the rapid course, to have been related to some sort of toxin. Unfortunately I have no idea what it could have been. My other dogs who travel the same circles are perfectly fine. There was some concern due to her symptoms and the course of her illness that it could have been Leptospirosis. For that reason alone, as well as the obvious, I found it difficult to blog. Unfortunately, Dr McBride isn't in the office on Wednesdays... when I noticed Lex spotting Wednesday morning after a non specific but "off" day Tuesday I immediately called the office. I was referred to Dr McDaniels, another reproductive specialist, in Lake Alfred. Unfortunately I had to wait until the afternoon to be seen and once there, it was obvious Lex had declined dramatically through the course of our trip. She passed quietly as I stroked her head and gently massaged her ear just a few short hours later. At the end of the day I was left to wonder and to suffer the loss of a very much loved member of my family who's life at just 4 and a half was cut way to short. I was also left to question whether or not the cause of Lexi's death could in any way have implications that would impact my current litter. Regarding the Leptospirosis, the original lab work at the clinic was positive. Having been vaccinated against the disease though, a positive would be the expected result. Considering all other animals in the home, a decision was made to send a sample for differentiation. Fortunately that report came back negative for the actual disease and as I write tonight, I've been advised and assured by both Doctors McBride and McDaniels that I can feel confident in releasing the litter. I'm sorry I've had to post this news. When adding a pup to ones home, the last thing people want to think about is death and now we've had two. If anyone has any concerns, I feel ready now to talk and would be happy to address any questions you may have. Just know, I would never release a pup for another to grow to love if I had any concern regarding it's health.
And I think we've got another good fit! Dave has some experience with big male Dobes of the rambunctious variety and I believe he'll have what it takes to harness Easton's energy.
With that, it's nearly a wrap for the litter. I still have Blue, a sweet and gentle soul of a Dobe, who waits for a home and human to call his own. It'll be the first time since the beginning of time... my 1st litter, that I'll have a pup with me beyond the 8 week mark. It's kind of sad when I think about it really, with just over a week to go, but I hold hope that his status will change before his brothers and sisters leave the nest. But if not, Blue's my boy and will remain with me as one of the pack until his day arrives. Most likely I'll team him up with Ritz until he's a little bigger, stronger and wiser. We'll work on all things puppy; the sit, the lay the walk nicely on the leash and on his off time and the days I work I'm sure he and Ritz will enjoy each others company.
Crappy deal. It's raining and it looks like more rain ahead for my last week with my precious pups!
They're not perfect yet but they're getting close! Fortunately it looks like the wound I accidentally gave her will heal fully with no lasting effects.
I am one happy gal!!!
Slow goin'! I did manage to add to Zuma and Green's pages this evening and as I did with the others added a few of each to the last slide show. That leaves me to complete Rebel, Duke and Diesel's pages tomorrow. I'll do my best to get another set of photos next week but last weeks shoot was very challenging so we'll see how the next attempt goes. Maybe I'll settle for one good photo of each. I really try and just enjoy my last full week with my litters simply loving them up and watching them play rather than trying to run away from them in an attempt to get photos. The running away part does tend to create a pretty solid follow me and as far as that goes most of them are pros already. Back to work for me tomorrow and it's time once again to call it a night. Your pups are growing; beautiful, sweet and cuddly! And almost ready for you.
In the process of updating pages I decided to do Tan and Navy Blue's tonight so Dave could have a chance to look them over in preparation for Monday. It dawned on me while looking at the headers on their pages that it would be rather ironic if Tan ended up being the pup that stays with me. It's not my intent to keep a pup from the litter but until he finds his forever home, he will be incorporated into the pack as one of my own and for now he'll be my dog. Guess I'm a little anxious for Monday to roll around myself.....
With just one more person to select their pup, I'm calling it a night so I can be in reasonably good shape or better for work tomorrow. While I didn't get all the pup's pages updated tonight, I do have the photos required to complete them installed on my computer. I'll continue to work on them in the evenings as time allows. I added the photos I didn't use on the pages to the tail end of the last slideshow and will do the same with each pup as I finish their page.
We had a fabulous week and met a great group of people. I hope each of you will remember me and send updates on your pups as they settle in to their new surroundings and as they mature. I care about these babies and it's always a treat to see some photos and hear how and what they're doing.
With that said, Mary Jane and her husband will be welcoming Green collared boy into their home. His name at this point remains undecided.
That leaves Dave to choose between Tan and Blue. With the exception of Sky, now Linus, he couldn't have been left to decide between two pups that are more unlike each other out of the whole litter. They differ greatly not only in personality but also in size and shape right down to the shape of their head. I look forward to watching him make his decision. Again, I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!
Still taking photos.... Lots of blur, lots of tails and a few lucky shots... Mainly I was simply enjoying the pups as they played while we waited for Brenda to arrive to choose her Boy. I've gotta tell ya, these little ones are active. I'll commence to taking the individual photos in a bit but wanted to let everyone know how todays selection process went. It seems I've got another happy puppy parent on my hands. Brenda tells me she's been watching the blog keeping her fingers crossed in hopes that her boy, Brown would still be available when her turn to choose came. She has named him Rebel. Another nice name, another great home waiting and I think another perfect match! Next up: Mary Jane! Who's it going to be?
Well, in review of today's slide show it seems Dallas is all but missing. Sorry Courtney and Lorenzo, I'll get more of him tomorrow. Duke isn't very well represented either as far as that goes. I assure you though all pups had their chance to romp around a good bit today. They basically had a free for all for a good hour or two. And Jana and Stephan, think nothing of Diesel hanging in the corner in what appears to be an attempt to chew through his confines. When I took the photo he was actually just resting. He looks kind of sad in the shots I got of him... maybe just missing you. In actuality I think he was just tired. He's a happy go lucky guy!
I've decided I will redo the slide show of the 16th. I'm going to set it to load and hit the rack. Hopefully this time around it will load properly while I and the gang sleep!
It was brought to my attention tonight while speaking with my sister that the slide show I put together on the 16th couldn't be viewed. I too noticed something odd about it a few days ago but when I went in to try and correct it I wasn't able to open any part of the post. While I was able to see several photos, my sis says she was able to see none, just a grey strip in the center with some letters and or numbers. Another weebly glitch I'm afraid. I've considered reloading all the photos and still may... I fear going through them might be just a little painful though, so for that reason I may not. My apologies. There were a ton of photos uploaded to the post titled "the weeks extras"! They just didn't post!
As far as todays photos go, not only was it overcast, the pups were being horribly uncooperative! It seems they've got their "follow me" down way too good. My intention was again to jot down some notes about each pup but in the end I couldn't get any of them far enough away to get a shot. After spending the bulk or the day trying I think I finally wore Tan out well enough that he finally settled. I got some good ones of him and managed to get a few of just a few of the others. Another attempt will be made tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Just as I knew he would when I elaborated on the name Sharon chose for him, my littlest boy, "Rough Enough" aka Sky Blue, turned out to be just that... rough enough! He's a fighter and a survivor. He's already proven that. And once he no longer had to rely on mom he really began to take off. Maybe that in part is what drew Jeff to take a closer look at him but in the end, I think it was his personality that won Jeff and his wife Suzy over. The two of them, Jeff and Sky seemed to form a special bond as can be seen in the attached photo. Rough settled not at Jeff's feet but on them as Jeff was trying to ready his phone to camera mode. I think Sky has chosen his human. He was interactive with Suzy as well but spent a great deal of time with Jeff during their visit. Jeff tells me he's had his eye on Rough since seeing the first of his photos. Interestingly enough, they had yet to see the post I published earlier today so they weren't aware I'd taken him off the bench. As soon as I made mention of it, Jeff responded "I think he's a ****** (their last name). Knowing what I know of Suzy and Jeff and their life at home, I don't think a better match could have been made! Now the pup with many names has just one! They will call him Linus! :-)