Saturday, August 22, 2009

pups at 15 days old

Pups Top to Bottom: Bronx (Wavy Girl) Harlem (Curly Girl)

Gotham (Wavy Boy)

Tribeca (Curly Girl)

SoHo (Wavy Girl)

Brooklyn (Curly Girl)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Melky the Portuguese WATER Dog!

Melky (CnSand Last at Bat), Gotti X Moo-kie son having a ball on his summer vacation!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Otto, Pups, and more!

This is a picture I painted of Foster (CnSand Australian for Beer). It hangs in his new human "brother" Evan's room.
Otto (Ch. CnSand Bass Ackwards) at the Nutmeg Regional Specialty in June (Otto is the black and white boy in the middle of the photo). Otto recently bred two girls owned by Amy Farabaugh (Ch. Ellie and her daughter Paige). Pups are due in early September. You can reach Amy at (617)688-5001 or Email These pups are in the Boston, MA area.

Individual Shots of the Pups!

Tribeca (one of the "little" girls)

Harlem (one of the "little" girls)




The New York Crew!

The New York Six at 12 days old.

Corky (Cora) and SASE

Corky (Cora) front and SASE peaking out from behind her, on their Dad's new ride that day though as the boat was taking on too much water.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Start Spreading the News......Zsa's babies have arrived

In typical Zsa Zsa fashion.....she couldn't wait until her due date to have the pups. I had her first Due date figured out as August 15th......but Zsa surprised me with pups on August 8th! The first came at around 3:30 am on the 8th. In disbelief, I called my friend Jen to come over to help with the delivery. Jen arrived and we waited...and waited....and waited for puppy number two to arrive. At 8am we went in to my vet...he looked Zsa over...Xrayed her and saw 6 more pups that needed to be delivered. With a little help from some drugs...and a few jogs around the block....Zsa delivered more pups.....5 bitches in a row! We took Zsa home where she delivered the last two.... BOYS! She took 12 hours! YIKES!

The pups were very premature.....all lacked hair on faces and legs....all were small (from 5.5 ounces to 8.8 ounces).......we lost one of the boys immediately as we could not get him breathing on his own. I ended up taking two of the girls away from Zsa and put them in an incubater so that I could keep them warm and dry.....I tube fed them as well as suplimenting the rest of the litter. And while I won't say we are out of the woods yest....I gave Zsa back the two little girls yesterday. The 6 seem to be thriving at this I will keep working hard (need some sleep! though thanks to Richard, Roxanne, and my Mom for giving me some nap time!) and hope that all continues to go well. So.....welcome to the girls....Tribeca, Harlem, Brooklyn, SoHo, and Bronx......and boy Gotham! No pictures yet...but maybe soon. (Thanks Owen for some pretty pups!)

Sloopy Update

Sloopy and Verne! Sloopy had his first look at water and Verne writes: Well Mr. Sloopy walked into the water kept walking, when he was no longer able to walk..... he swam. Just like that. Bada bing, bada boom. Never had a dog do that. I tossed his little bumper he went out and got it turned around while swimming and came back. I was right there to assist if the butt dropped, but it never did. One of those naturals. Remember this was his very first introduction to water. I was impressed.