Wow, pretty surprised to find out at Willie’s xray appointment that there clearly appear to be 8 little love bundles waiting to make their debut next week. As always, I am tremendously grateful AND somewhat terrified, as we wait. Breeding dogs is such an immense joy for me, the art and science of planning and the raising of puppies. But, it is also hard to do when so many horrifically irresponsible people are breeding mixed, or unrecognized breeds that end up in shelters throughout the country. People who judge so harshly anyone who breeds dogs, and there are those in my own family, sadly, need to remember that there would be no dogs in shelters if they were bred and placed in homes the way that I, and any truly reputable breeder does, We always find the perfect homes, and our lives are so enriched by such great souls and by the joy of watching the lifetime of love and happiness that the puppies bring to their people.
Yet, the breeding, and certainly the whelping, of puppies, often involves loss and it is a process that is, as often said, “not for the feint of heart.” I am blessed and grateful to be going forward with such a strong support system, including my dear friend (and owner of 2 SSD puppies) who will be joining me from Arizona to help with the birth of Willie’s babies, and my sweet, young, but incredibly old soul, pet nanny, Lexy, who will help me provided the 24/7 care we desire for the puppies for at least their first 21 days ( and not much less than that thereafter). Send us good wishes!