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The neonatal stage

Our puppies make their appearance into the world in our living room. (Yes, puppies are always born in our living room.) The first couple weeks after a litter is born is often referred to as the “Neonatal” stage. Puppies eyes open around two … Continue reading

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Happy birthday

This day can not go by without some acknowledgement to an important milestone for one little dog, and of course her brother and sisters. “Baby” Hope (and the crew) turned one year old today. She is no longer a “baby”. … Continue reading

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That wore me out

Sunday when I was doing chores, I noticed one our our cats squatting around the yard several times going to the bathroom. After the third time in about a fifteen minute span, I started to worry. After working for a … Continue reading

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Spokane and Hope

Yesterday it was time for Rohan to go home to his family. (They were not able to make it the week before when the rest of the pups went home, because they were not home from vacation yet). So off … Continue reading

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It’s going to take a miracle

I’m not feeling real hopeful now for the wee one. I named her Hope, by the way. I know we’ve already had a “Hope” before, but I don’t think her mom will mind. She has been gaining weight, which is … Continue reading

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The harsh reality

Raising dogs has so many fun and exciting aspects. But unfortunately it’s not always about sweet puppy breath, furry cuddle sessions and tender puppy kisses. I really try not to bring the negative and sad aspects to view. That’s no … Continue reading

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The first couple weeks

I just thought I’d share what happens around here after a litter is born. Once we get past the first critical days, the routine is basically the same until the pups are two to three weeks old. At this stage … Continue reading

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