Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Watson’s Weekend Travel


Watson says, “Where are we going guys?”


Were going to Burlington, for the weekend.




Watson put his head out the back window

since it was so hot that day.  All of the people in the other cars were looking at him. 


He also slept.


Then back to looking out the window.


Then back looking at Dad’s view, Watson love to travel and we all had a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

She Is Three Week’s Old


I made same oatmeal cookies so that she would be friendly, and it worked.

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She really likes to get close to the camera.


I bet you can’t beat those muscles!  




This is Dr. Watson we just call him Watson.  Let me tell you he is so so smoochie. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It’s A Girl!



Holly had her little filly on Saturday at 5:30 in the evening.  


She laid down and the baby’s nose was sticking out, but that was it, she wasn’t coming any more.  So Dad pulled.


And then…….wa-la.


Here she is learning to stand.


Hooray, her legs are not broken. 


Next day.


She’s a little shy still.


She is so so so cute.


Getting her nourishment.  

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Holly is such a good mommy.


You never run a way from your mommy, because no matter how long it takes she will catch up to you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Holly’s Huge and Holding Out


No baby yet.


We think she will have her foal in a week or two.



The signs:  Her udder is filling a bit but there is no waxing on the nipples yet. Waxing indicates 24-48 hours to foaling.  Her back end is very itchy.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby Animals


Pippy's kittens.
Cc's kittens.
My new bunnies, Jane and Lydia Bennet.

One of the boy puppies.

all of the puppies.

Three of the pups with dad dog.

One of the girls playing with the ball.
This little girl has a new home.
She went to her new home on Saturday, we all miss her very much.

More baby animals later, but that is it for now for the four legged ones.

Monday, April 5, 2010


The puppies are doing great.

I like when the puppies are at this age, three weeks old, when they just start to play, they are so cute.

There are two puppies that really like to be held and played with. This one,

And this one.

Wouldn't you agree that these spots on this nose are too cute. This one is all white except for its head and a little spot of black above its tail. After I saw a picture of a mostly white pup, I was hoping that Janie would have one in this batch. And here it is!
This puppy put on a funny face for us.

Janie has had to go to the vet so many times that I think she now likes riding in the car. She went to the vet a week half ago to get her stitches out. She went back on Saturday because her incision opened a little bit, so they gave me same stuff to put on her tummy. Janie is doing much better now.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Janie & Her New Puppies


Janie is fine and has five new little puppies, two boys, three girls. Here is the story of the ordeal. Some pictures are kind of gooey.

Janie went in to labor on Sunday at 7: 30 in the morning. Two amniotic sacs and green discharge came at noon. By one, still no puppies.


It seemed like there was a pup stuck, so we took her to the vet. We were lucky to find a vet on Sunday that was open and in the little local town.


The first doctor, an elderly man, did an ultrasound and he said all the puppies had good heart beats but were not in position. He felt she just needed a little more time, so we took her home. We also thought we found a vet that was close by that we liked and that we would return (we really miss Doc Dale and are having a very hard time settling into a vet).


Then from 2:30 to 3:30 Monday morning she had three puppies: the first one, a really large blue, died; the second one was a chocolate and came out nicely; the third one, a blue, shot out before the second one detached and immediately began howling. We, Mom, Dad and I, had to pull the first one out because it was too big for Janie to get out herself. We’re pretty sure it died when we pulled it out, he was breach, just his tail and bottom, no hind legs. If they are big, sometimes they don’t come before the cord detaches, then they gasp inside for air but get fluid instead.


We thought it was going to go good now that she got the big puppy out, but after the three came she stopped regular pushing, that was just too weird.


By seven she didn’t regain her regular pushing but we could see pups still in her and still moving. Mom called the Sunday vet and they said to bring her in, we were hoping to give her an oxytocin shot that would get her going again. Instead they did another ultrasound, they said that she had three more puppies in her but one was dead.


We wanted them to give her an oxytocin shot but they didn’t want to give it to her because they said her uterus could rupture. We knew that wouldn't happen because Dr. Tibbitts would give it after she had puppies all the time. He gave it too many other dogs that we knew of and had gone through his clinic where we helped. This new vet just wanted to give her a C-section but we wanted to try the shot first. They got upset that we didn’t do what they wanted.


So we called dad to ask him what to do. He called a vet that used to practice with Doc. Dale, we have known her for twenty-five years, and she said that the shot would not make her uterus rupture.


Mom and Bet drove into Tacoma to Dale’s old clinic, to pick up the shots, while Janie and I waited at home with the first two puppies. She warned Mom and Bet that it might not work, she hoped it would but Janie had been laboring for a long time.


We gave one shot and Janie’s labor picked up but nothing came, so we gave the second shot in thirty minutes from the first shot. Her labor picked up some more, but it didn’t work so we took her and her two puppies into Dale’s old clinic to Dr. Sage.


She checked Janie said that she could feel the pup in the way and it was just too large. Janie needed a C-section. At least she let as try the shot, the less invasive method, first.


We also decided to get her spade all at the same time since we had agreed this would be her last batch of puppies, now that this all happened we definitely did not want a repeat, so no more puppies for Janie.


Why she could not get the last three pups out was because there was a forth puppy. It had died a while back, was deformed and green, Dad had actually stopped by the vet while surgery was going on and our new old Doc said he could watch. Dad said it was so malformed and stiff that there was no way she could have pushed it out.


They sent Janie and pups home right away with Dad so that she could wake up at home nursing her new pups.


She was really out of it. We were told to really keep our eye on her, all night, because sometimes when the mom dog is so out of it she can roll on her pups and squish them.


Bet and I traded off watching her all night. We also were to give her small sips of water until we knew she could handle it. We also gave her little sips of chicken broth after she handled the water.


She didn’t move. But let us take care of her and her pups. We made sure they were latching on and we had to wipe there little bottoms with wet cloths to make them potty like Janie would have done if she had been awake and alert.


Now Janie and the pups are doing great. She is back to her normal self, taking great care of her pups but getting up to beg while we all eat dinner. She is her bouncy self, which she wasn’t when she came home from surgery.

Note: Sorry this post took so long to publish, I decided to try using Windows Live Writer. I'm looking forward to use it again. Thanks for being patient.