Puppies are Coming!

My Maggie (GCH CH Artwryks at Carneys Paradise Garden) and Nelson (GCH CH Heartlands Liberty For All) owned by Kevin and Sandy McCabe are expecting May 23. The x-ray below shows 6 puppies. You count the backbones!

Stay tuned!

Attacking the Fox

Puppies will be 8 weeks old this weekend! They are growing so fast!!

Here is a video I took yesterday of them attacking an unstuffed fox. I like these toys because there is no stuffing to rip out and accidentally ingest.

If you look closely you can see the fox under the pile of puppies!


Now We Have Names

So difficult to put names on puppies. This time I took clues from the parents.

Puppies from Fern’s litter with Marco.

Girl: Cinnamon (as in cinnamon fern…a play on her mother’s name) has the darker sable and patch on her back.

Boy: Boston (also a fern!) has the paler sable just around her face.


Puppies from Tango’s litter with Tiger all have dance names!

The boy is Twist and is all white. The girl in this video is Foxy (as in the Fox Trot and is a dark sable and white).

The last video is of Cha-Cha and she is the smallest one. And Mattie for “Waltzing Matilda”.


Fern’s Puppies Growing So Fast!

Fern and Marco’s puppies are growing fast. Sadly, one of them did not survive his first week. Unable to nurse, I tried to bottle feed him but something was wrong because he kept losing weight. Broke heart. This is the hardest part of dog breeding. Fortunately it doesn’t happen too often. And it is a birth defect that is not going to affect the other two puppies.

As you can see, they are very healthy and gaining tremendously! I can’t believe they are almost 2 weeks old. Eyes should be opening any day now. I guess it’s time to give them names!

Fern boy is on the right and the girl is on the left

Puppy Love!