I've decided to claim Pink as my own and have decided to name her Dazzle. I think. I'm sure on my selection at this point. The name remains a bit up in the air. So far for a registered name I've got Got My Back's Dazzling Diva. Personally, I usually pick a call name and then create a Registered name that, at least to a degree, incorporates that name. Many AKC dogs though have call names that carry zero reference to their registered name.
Sounds like the first pup of the litter is scheduled to leave us this Saturday. Adam and Adrienne want to pick their boy up and finish the ear care on their own. As I mentioned before, I'm ok with that, but would rather everyone else wait the few extra days for healing so I can demonstrate technique and some hands on experience with a solid and well established tape and post.
Seems this has been a fairly dull blog with little input from pup pals other than those who already have some, nearing adult, pups of mine. I think those couple people have been more active here than those waiting for pups from this particular litter. Owners of the litter have been pretty involved in personal messages, phone calls and emails and as a result even I have kind of lost interest in the blog. Some time go actually. Hopefully the next litter will be a bit more interactive. I always appreciate the back and forth dialog. Between myself and pups pals and communication between pup pals. Every litter has been different. Going forward, I may reformat and get away from a blog form of updating. Less expectations on my end that way. But also no way to place comment if one chooses.
Regardless of format I will always update.
Hope everyone has their abodes fairly well set for the arrival of puppies at this point. Puppy proofing as they say. As a reminder, the pups are currently eating IAMS Large Breed Puppy and are doing well on it. If anyone wants to pre shop for a basic collar, I recommend the adjustable nylon in a size 10-12 or 14 inch length. They grow quickly so the adjustable will prevent the need to go out every couple weeks in search of a replacement.
Hope all is well. Any last minute questions, please don't hesitate to ask. And yes, asking here is fine. Part of transparency. Additionally, if you have a question, others waiting on a pup may share the same or similar and will benefit from the answer provided. I don't claim to have the perfect answer for every question but I do my best.