I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and were able to make some special memories to finish the year with! Our holiday has been a bit mixed up since everybody has different schedules this year. We’re seeing our kids on different days mostly because of their work schedules. In fact, that last two (son and DIL) we’ll be celebrating Christmas with on New Year’s Day. But hey, I’ll take them whenever I can get them. <3
All the puppies here are doing well, growing and having fun. I’ll have an update on Sky’s puppies and upcoming matching process soon.
But I know you’re all dying to know about Amber. So hunker down and let me tell you a Christmas story…
Christmas Eve “eve” and Christmas Eve morning (did that make sense?) showed a lower temperature on Amber. It wasn’t as low as some I’ve seen, but was definitely in the range of “I’m going to have puppies soon”. I was really hoping it would be Christmas day.
But I had also hoped to do some cooking and other things Christmas day. Our only plans for the day were breakfast with our youngest.
And just as breakfast was ready and we were going to sit down and eat, Amber staring having major contractions. So instead of eating when it was ready (the guys went ahead) I got to deliver the first puppy before having my breakfast.
Amber takes after her mom Allie, quiet, not a lot of fuss or noise, just gets down to business and delivers those pups. So if I want to keep an eye on things, I have to be right there.
I know dogs have been having puppies for thousands of years on their own with no human help. But with as much time, money and prep that we put into these parents and puppies, I like to be there just in case the mom needs assistance or a puppy needs help getting out of the sack quickly and getting a clear airway. So that means I basically parked myself next to Amber’s crate for most of Friday. So much for getting my cooking or anything else done. 😛
As soon as I posted on our Facebook page that puppies were coming, I had bunches of good theme ideas for these babies!
But I had actually written down some ideas previous to last Christmas in hopes of using them if we had Christmas (or close to it) puppies.
My first three in this Christmas theme were Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. So for picture purposes, I thought it would be pretty cool if we had a girl, a boy and another girl to match those names. (“Gold” could be called Goldie and “Frankincense” could be Frank or Frankie). And do you know what? That’s exactly how it happened!!
After the first three arrived, I was able to palpate (feel) her abdomen and guessed we probably had one or two more pups. I had two additional names listed for this theme; Angel and Star. (You see where I’m going with this theme 😉 )
Number four arrived a bit after two in the afternoon.
I had been messaging my bestie with news of the puppies arrival and what happened with the first three and their names. So she asked me “is this Angel or Star?”
I said, “Well, it doesn’t have a star on it’s head so I was waiting to see if there’s still another one”.
Her response was “LOL *laughing emoji”
Sixty minutes later, Amber quietly delivered number five.
I sent this to her and said “Who’s laughing now! 😛 )
Pretty cool how everything played out with this litter and how the names came together. A pretty special Christmas “gift”.
“Ever good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is not variableness, neither shadow of turning. ” James 1:17 <3
Introducing “Gold” (apricot female~yellow ribbon), “Frankincense” (cream/blond male~green ribbon), “Myrrh” (apricot female~pink ribbon), “Angel” (apricot female~purple ribbon) and “Star”(apricot female~blue ribbon).
For those officially on our Cavapoo waiting list, I am starting a “litter list” for these puppies now. Their Puppy Matching Day will be Sunday, January 31st and Puppy Delivery Day is Spokane will be Sunday, February 21st. If you are interested in being added to the call list for Puppy Matching Day please shoot me an email.