Exercising a Pregnant Bitch

Before Midge had her puppies, I posted on a couple of lists asking about exercising a pregnant bitch. I was told by almost everyone on the list and anyone else I asked that they essentially put their bitches up about two weeks

Puppy Muzzles

Do you have any idea how incredibly soft a puppy’s muzzle is? Pictures this weekend, I promise! It is supposed to “cool off” to the low to mid 90’s.

Which dogs deserve to be bred?

There are many people, primarily those in the USBCHA herding community who believe that a Border Collie should not be bred unless it is running in the Open (highest) level of USBCHA herding trials. If the dog is not running at that

Gel is OFA Good!

I really, really needed good news today and I got it. Called OFA to check on Gel’s x-rays and they have been reviewed and he’s OFA Good. WHOO HOO!!!!!

Immaculate conception?

The puppies are a week old today. When I came home last night, I thought that they had doubled in size since I saw them in the morning. I haven’t weighed them, but I’ll bet they’ve doubled in size since their birth.

Lessons Learned, the Hard Way

We lost three of the puppies yesterday. I left both Midge (and the puppies) and Gel inside with the A/C on. Apparently we lost power for a few hours. My neighbor, who let the dogs out around lunch time, found four puppies

They’re Here!

A very brief, but important post — they’re here! She had eight puppies! I can’t believe she had eight puppies tucked away in that belly. She started delivering them at around 8 AM, had delivered the first five within 45 minutes; finished