Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Friday, 24 March 2017
I will do my best to put up pictures today. But things are running slower than usual because of my strep throat. Not to mention the usual exhaustion following a whelping. I'm trying not to fall asleep on my keyboard!
For those of you who are waiting to hear back from me regarding questionnaires, I apologize. I really was hit hard with this strep thing. And I spent 5 days on antibiotics that weren't working. It's not that they were misdiagnosed. It was that I have an extra virulent kind that needs the extra heavy duty antibiotics. Its for this reason you don't want to take antibiotics unless you really need them and when you do, take all of them. Don't stop when you feel better. Take them until they are all gone! If I had done either of those things, the ones I'm taking now would not work as well and then I'd be in real trouble. I just read in the news yesterday a 28 year old mother lost both arms and a leg due to strep. She came very close to losing everything. So long story short, I apologize for not returning phone calls and questionnaires results but I will try and get to some of them today. I will go by date so don't worry about someone jumping the line. And no, I haven't picked 5 people for sure. The only ones for sure are the ones I've accepted money from.
And thank you to everyone who was so kind to leave me get well wishes. I rarely go on my webpage (it was created and administrated by a friend). I just don't have time. But she always lets me know about important things and she sent over all the messages from Facebook. And thank you as well to all who have sent them directly via email. I am just getting now that I've had the energy to turn on the computer. So thank you one and all! Past puppy owners, fans, current puppy owners and even potential puppy owners! You Guys are all great! One big Guardian Angel Family!
Take care all. I hope Mark wakes up soon cuz this keyboard is looking pretty comfy.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Nova started having puppies at 17:10 today. She started with a beautiful black and tan boy and he was followed up at 18:55 with a beautiful black and tan female! There's more to come so I'll keep you posted. Thank God for Mark being off work right now. He's a lifesaver. He does all the running and I pretty much just catch the puppy. You may think it's simple but believe me its not. And it can turn into chaos in a blink of an eye. Especially for a first time Mom. Lives are at stake and I get to be the lucky person to figure out how I'm going to save them. You get to be the hero if you're right. And you beat yourself up for the rest of your life if you're wrong. But here's hoping to a positively uneventful night!
PS! I was just about to push the send when sure enough, it was time for midwifery! We had another boy at 21:00! 2 boys/1 girl in 4 hours. It's going to be a long night...
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Strep throat. Can't swallow. High fever. Uncontrollable shivering for an hour at a time. Night sweats. I've lost 8 pounds in 5 days. I expect it's the sweating that's causing the weight loss. I get exhausted getting dressed or taking a shower. So I haven't been answering calls or emails. I'm trying to save the few ounces of energy I have to whelp Nova. Whelping is a marathon event when I'm not sick. Good thing Mark is here. She looks like she could whelp anytime now. I've even sent Maya to live with my daughter's family because I just don't have any energy. Been on antibiotics for 48 hrs now but I still feel like I'm getting worse instead of better. I managed living in Florida for 10 days with 11 sick people and didn't get sick. I was the only healthy one. I was feeling quite proud of myself for that. You know, healthy eating, exercise, sufficient sleep. But I take it all back. This one has doubled down on me. Here's a picture of me and my hot water bottle.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/xqjhMnECoYY
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Here's something I received about 6 months ago and meant to share. Just found it again today. I LOVE getting these kinds of letters and I get fairly frequently. I'm so proud of all my dogs!
Hi, just thought you might like to know that Miss Yellow Ribbon from Indy's 1st litter on July 21/07 is now a healthy 9 ¼ year old softie who is deeply loved by our family. As your files may recall, we named her Kahlua. She looks very much like her mother although she grew to 100 lbs lean. Despite a leg injury a couple of years ago, she still happily tackles 200 ft climbs and 7+ km hikes on Nose Hill, Calgary (the very large Prov/City natural park overlooking the city). When at our cabin in BC, we discourage swimmers from screaming as that will cause her to leap into action and swim out to them and begin pulling them to shore whether they want help or not. She is particularly protective of our disabled daughter who on one occasion took off on her bike across Nose Hill singing merrily along. Due to a health issue at the time, dad was unable to run after her. After a while, distraught and all, dad returned to the parking lot for help …. where he discovered some seniors standing beside his daughter and Kahlua awaiting the police who had been told "dad is lost". I let them go on their way after thanking them and then spoke to a sergeant who soon arrived in a suv. He was stunned at how dedicated Kahlua had been in keeping up with our daughter and bringing her back to the parking lot. We weren't; that's how she has always been. Thank you Guardian Angels for giving us such a great family member. Attached is a photo taken a couple of years ago. She has a few more grey whiskers now.
Don & Carol Baker
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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Thursday, 9 March 2017
Hope this helps!
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Monday, 6 March 2017
Thanks Mary Ann.....I am happy with my pup, and more very day.....talk to you later....Stan
On March 6, 2017 at 3:06 PM Mary Ann Marcellus <email@example.com> wrote:Here is a copy of your Cruz/Rommel puppy’s pedigree. This website is awesome because you can go back 7 generations. Type in Rommel’s registered name and click “long pedigree” then "7 generations" to see it. You can be assured your puppy comes from the highest quality of dog.
This is a Kong toy. In particular a black Kong toy. And yes it makes a difference. Inside is a few pieces of rollover and it is sealed with peanut butter at both ends. I put it in the freezer and give it to Maya after I've taken her out to pee in the middle of the night. It avoids her making a fuss about having to go back in right away and it keeps her busy until she falls asleep again.
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Yesterday my beautiful 13 year old Isis was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had surgery today which the tough old girl managed to survive. However, there is some concern and the vet has decided to keep her for observation until tomorrow. Please send your thoughts and prayers our way to help Isis battle for her life. She's an old girl but we love her with all our hearts.
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