News and Updates
3-4-21 Gabbi had 7 puppies early Tuesday morning. There are 4 girls and 3 boys. All the pups will go to people already on our waiting list. Arya is next to have her pups in the beginning of April. Lilly will be having medium sized pups close to Arya. BB will follow them later in the month of April with minis. Lily (Cleo) will be bred this coming weekend for mediums. So, lots of babies coming!
2-22-21 All of Tinkerbell’s puppies have gone to their new homes and Bailey’s puppies start leaving this coming weekend. I am beginning to contact people on my mini list for Sophie’s puppy selections. Gabbi’s guardian family wrote me last week saying that all of a sudden Gabbi was looking pregnant and her tummy seemed to have doubled overnight. When I visited her 3 weeks ago, we were all convinced she was not pregnant, so I didn’t do the blood test. Well, she surprised us and is now looking definitely pregnant! She is due the first week of March.
1-29-21 We have people coming to visit Tinkerbell and Bailey’s puppies beginning in February. They are getting fatter and fuzzier by the day. They are very happy, friendly pups. In other medium goldendoodle news, Lilly has been bred and I will know in 5 weeks if she is pregnant. BB just went into heat and will be bred in about a week and a half.
For our minis, Sophie’s puppies will be opening their little eyes soon and be moving about in a week or so. I should know in about a week if Gabbi is pregnant. My daughter took off for college in Riverside, 8 hours away, and the day after she arrived, Arya went into heat! So, I am driving half way to meet her on Saturday to bring Arya home for breeding. I will be breeding Arya in a little over a week. All in all, it is a busy time around here.
1-23-21 Tinkerbell’s pups are 4 week old and I will be reaching out to the first 6 people on my waiting list to set up visits for people to come, play with the pups, and make their selections. Bailey’s pups are beginning to work their way out of the whelping box and will be exploring the puppy room soon. Sophie had her pups last Saturday night and they are growing well and looking sweet and healthy! Sophie is a very protective mother and her babies are kept shiny and clean. I have posted a few new photos of them. I hope to do Bailey’s puppies’ photos tomorrow or Monday. I can do a pregnancy test for Gabbi next week to see if she is pregnant and Lilly has just gone into heat, so we will be breeding her in a week and a half.
1-6-21 Bailey and Tinkerbell’s pups are growing fatter by the day and Tinkerbell’s babies are just starting to open their eyes! I’ll take photos on Friday. Sophie is getting rounder and rounder and due on the 16th. Gabbi has been bred to Phoenix, but we won’t know if she is pregnant for a month and there is the possibility that she might go into heat again. She has had a split heat twice in the past and I don’t know if she will do the same thing this time.
We do not have any open waiting lists at this point. I don’t anticipate opening any lists till approximately February and that will be for F1 or F1B medium pups from Lilly and BB.
1-1-21 Two things happened today. Our little Tinkerbell boy passed away peacefully with his little head resting comfortably on the stuffed animal we had placed in the basket with him. There must have been something going on internally that we couldn’t see.
After checking on him, I looked in on Bailey and Tinkerbell and discovered that in 2 hours, Bailey had delivered her first litter, all by herself! She had 6 babies and they all looked fat and healthy. Happy New Year!
12-27-20 Tinkerbell started running a fever of 103.1 and we called the vet for advice. Since she was still eating well and acting completely normal, we decided to just watch her for signs of improvement and by morning, her temperature was down to normal range. The tiniest puppy, who was about a third the size of his siblings was not able to maintain his body’s temperature, so he came inside to be placed in a basket with a heating pad. He was bottle-fed every 2-3 hours and on antibiotics. He ate well, but never vigorously.
12-26-20 Tinkerbell had 6 puppies from 11 pm on Christmas Eve and ending at 8 am Christmas morning. I could tell she still had a puppy inside, so, by late afternoon, at our vet’s advice, we gave her some oxytocin. It increased her contractions, but no puppy was produced. After a second dose of oxytocin an hour later and still no pup, Tom took her to the vet’s office. He tried a couple of different things, but no luck. So, at 9:30 pm, he performed a C-section and 2 puppies were born limp, lifeless and dehydrated. Tinkerbell was also dehydrated and was given an entire bag of IV fluids. One puppy, a male, was revived and given fluids, but the other was unresponsive. At 12:30 am, Tom brought home a groggy momma dog and a fat, hungry, very large puppy. The vet advised us to watch Tinkerbell closely for fever or other signs of infection. All of the puppies did well with bottle feeding in her absence.
12-23-20 I am beginning to think that Tinkerbell will hold onto her puppies till Christmas Day again, just like last year! What a dog! She was due on Monday, but no signs of any changes yet. I take her temperature twice a day and when it plummets down below 98 degrees, she will have puppies within 24 hours!
Bailey is due in the first week of January and Sophie is due in the middle of the month. Gabbi just went into heat and should be bred the first week of January for puppies in March or April. She has had split heats the last two pregnancies and has been rebred a month after her first breeding. Makes life interesting! Our two new mini bernedoodle girls are growing and learning their manners well. One of them, Snickers, has been claimed by our daughter who is working hard on potty training and obedience training. Her hardest lesson is to learn to take treats gently. I don’t even think she tastes the treat, but just gulps it right down without even chewing! Shasta, her sister is in a guardian home nearby and is really doing amazing things with her owners and big brother, Truckee, who was a Paisley puppy. Both girls are absolutely stunning!