Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
With a litter of 1-5, normally only 3-4, who knows what we have ahead of us. But this is part of the fun part. Getting ready for the big day. Carly's belly is getting firm, she's starting to nest, and Elsie is feeding her extra calories and nutrients.
When those little sacks of puppies starts coming we will be prepared. And if we have a problem, our vet is only 3 minutes away. All bases are covered...now we wait.
A funny thing just happened, I was watching some Yorkie's that were pregnant and had some pups on YouTube when the yelping puppies got everyone going. I was covered up with Yorkies in seconds. Now I know how to call the dogs all together...run that video again....funny!
Four weeks, time will pass quickly...and I know we are ready..but I am eager to see those little puppies..and watch Carly be the great mom she was with her first litter. And if the puppies turn out like Tinkerbell, we will be really happy. Her daddy moved away so we had to find a new stud. The sire we found was a beautiful Yorkie that we went and met. Carly was in heat so she really wasn't as picky as we were. When you breed dogs you have to be responsible not only to your dog, but to the breed and to the puppies. It shouldn't be taken lightly and it isn't a easy task.
You have to compare the traits of both dogs, which are policed by standards of the AKC. Yorkies can pass on good and bad traits...you just can't go find a mate and have at it. You have to carefully choose who to breed to and where the puppies will go. We won't sell a puppy until you go through a couple of meetings with us. The new owners will be adopting one of "our" puppies too. We won't sell you a puppy if you don't pass our tests. Our bloodlines are full of champions, so it won't be hard to find homes...we already have 2, maybe 3, sold already...we will have more people contacting us as time goes on and word of mouth goes out.
So we wait...maybe I'll go check on Carly...never mind...Patty's still on duty...the four dogs have bonded together and have prepared themselves for the puppies...and look out when they hear a noise...4 yappers...keeping their house safe...and us too.
I'll keep you all informed on Carly and the pups...please pray for her and them, and for us.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Carly's just restless...can't seem to find that perfect spot to rest. And she has begun her lovey, dovey stage..where she needs alot of hugs, kisses and attention.
Back and forth she goes...searching for a place to call her own. Soon she will be in nesting mode...small steps in a large process of having puppies. Carly is always taking time to rest, where is the question. She might be in a bedroom, in the kitchen, or up on a chair..just waiting for time to tick by.
But, if you want to snap a quick picture, you'll have to be fast. She doesn't seem to want her photo taken at this time in her life...is she starting to feel "fat and ugly"...couldn't be, she's cute no matter how big she gets. The puppies need for a area to develope on a small dog can only be so much. So we keep a close eye out for her. Making sure she isn't bothered by other dogs, eating right, sleeping calmly and overall, just being a pregnant dog. She is due in late May, so we have awhile for more days of restlessness, morning sickness, nesting...etc. We will keep you all up to date on Carly's Story. It's time for a hug, now where could she be???
Thursday, April 16, 2009
After the walk there was a great K-9 demo from the sheriff's department. The deputy was very informative and the dog was well behaved in a small, crowded area. It was a great idea, and everyone really enjoyed it.
There was a large Yorkie turnout, and we met some great owners. Oh yeah, there were other dogs there too. Labs, pugs, poodles, you name it, and I think it was there..even a bloodhound.
So Tinkerbell Cupcake of Waterside wins "Smallest Dog" certificate and a free nail clipping..just what she loves most...someone messing with her paws. But, seriously, it was a nice prize and we have 4 Yorkies that wrestle like bears, when you try and clip their paws.
Maybe next year we'll bring the other dogs and make it a Yorkie family thing..maybe Carly can show how she loves to give hugs...or Patty can snarl for the judges...she is such a crazy dog. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my "tail" of our fun time at "Bark At The Beach". And we'll see everyone next year.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We have numerous champions in our bloodlines, on both sides. We are not breeders, but do breed to keep our Yorkie bloodlines going.
Yorkies are indoor dogs, who don't like bad weather. Truely lap dogs, who will love you as much as you love them. They are good family dogs, but aren't toys for the kids to play with. Their size varies, as does their color.
So if you have anything on your mind please put a comment on our blog, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you. We will answer back as soon as possible. So until then, you have a great day.
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