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Born on March 25, 2012.

2 red boys, 1 red girl, 2 black boys, 3 black girls.

I went all the way to Chicago for Blue. He is even better looking in person than in his pictures. This is one terrific dog. His temperment is to die for. I hope the best for this litter. And, of course, I was looking for a red dog; it looks like he may be in here for me.

Here's some pictures. I hope I uploaded it correctly. I've never posted pictures before here.
 

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Congratulations on a healthy, nice size litter! Nice, fat babies. LOL

Hope you get your red boy. :)
 
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First one out was a big red boy. He is still the largest in the litter. I was in tears!!! I've never had a red boy. I have seen so many nice ones out there, I wanted one too. And, I'd love to make him both conformation, and obedience which I love.

I did not test the mother as to color gene. I let it be a surprise; though I knew Blue was a 3. So Macy is a 3 too! And, she answered my question right on the spot.
 

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Congrats on the litter and He is a great dog - Can't wait to see the babies as they grow.
 

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Congrats on the litter and He is a great dog - Can't wait to see the babies as they grow.
I have an entire chip in my cheap camera dedicated to this litter, including pictures of Chicago.

I just loved the drive. I spent my youth crossing the same highway as a child. It was quite emotional to drive it as an Interstate now at my age.

I didn't think I'd ever cross the Mississippi River again in person. It was very emotional doing that. And, in my day, you drove under the old arch in St. Louis. Now they have a new arch.

Missouri has always been one of my favorite states. I just love it. As soon as I turned North out of Oklahoma, I knew I was home in the Midwest. I just love the Midwest. I was born there. Real trees!!! Real Birds!!! Nice people!!!

I would live in Missouri, but I'm scared to death of tornadoes. I was in one as a kid. I stayed in Joplin, Missouri one coming and going night. I saw where that big tornado hit as I had some shopping to do. We use to always stay in Joplin; so I knew some of the town layout. Now they have Home Depot and Sam's Club. I went to the Tractor Supply and bought stuff for my yard which California decided we couldn't use anymore. It is the safe stuff around dogs....California sure is dumb. I should have left long ago.

I got to see my favorite bird. The bird which is the tradition to the Midwest. I am a bird watcher. So I saw my favorite...The Cardnial. You who live in the Midwest are so lucky. You live in the best part of the Country if you are an outdoor's man/person.

Well it was a productive trip to say the least.
 

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Congratulations on a nice size litter and you know how much I love BLUE as that is my Bella's daddy :)

Bella sends hugs to her 1/2 siblings.

Cant wait to see more pictures as they grow...congrats again!
 

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Congratulations to you, Dobies71! I know you have put so much thought into this litter and have been very patient. I hope it's everything you hoped for and imagined it would be :)


 

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I have an entire chip in my cheap camera dedicated to this litter, including pictures of Chicago.

I just loved the drive. I spent my youth crossing the same highway as a child. It was quite emotional to drive it as an Interstate now at my age.

I didn't think I'd ever cross the Mississippi River again in person. It was very emotional doing that. And, in my day, you drove under the old arch in St. Louis. Now they have a new arch.

Missouri has always been one of my favorite states. I just love it. As soon as I turned North out of Oklahoma, I knew I was home in the Midwest. I just love the Midwest. I was born there. Real trees!!! Real Birds!!! Nice people!!!

I would live in Missouri, but I'm scared to death of tornadoes. I was in one as a kid. I stayed in Joplin, Missouri one coming and going night. I saw where that big tornado hit as I had some shopping to do. We use to always stay in Joplin; so I knew some of the town layout. Now they have Home Depot and Sam's Club. I went to the Tractor Supply and bought stuff for my yard which California decided we couldn't use anymore. It is the safe stuff around dogs....California sure is dumb. I should have left long ago.

I got to see my favorite bird. The bird which is the tradition to the Midwest. I am a bird watcher. So I saw my favorite...The Cardnial. You who live in the Midwest are so lucky. You live in the best part of the Country if you are an outdoor's man/person.

Well it was a productive trip to say the least.
You were about 45-minutes southwest of where I live. It is a pretty area; not the towns so much, but the natural beauty of the state. Lots of good hiking and camping land. I also love to watch Cardinals. The males are so striking. I grew up in Missouri and have lived here my whole life except for 2-years I lived in Georgia, and I still stop and watch every time I see a Cardinal. :)
 
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Congratulations on your litter. Very nice size and distribution of genders. I'm looking forward to Mariah's litter in just over 2 weeks from now.

Tracy and Mariah
 
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Congratulations on your litter. Very nice size and distribution of genders. I'm looking forward to Mariah's litter in just over 2 weeks from now.

Tracy and Mariah
Long ago Angie Monteleon told me that whelping puppies was like waiting for Christmas to come. "You watch the tree as it lights up."

"Then when each puppy is delivered its like opening each individual Christmas present."

When I came home I kept asking her, "Is pregnant?" She kept having to go outside, eat grass, and puke during the night. Then she began to want to suck again. So she actually bit a mouth pattern into my good flannel Moose Sheets. I had broke the sucking habit. But she was feeling strange and started that up again.

Later as she lay in bed with me, she would act like, "Stop moving the bed mom." But it was the puppies moving around. She was getting mad at me for not letting her rest.

She had a very short labor. She slept in her crate the night before. I got tired of being blamed for her inability to get confortable. (ha) So I let her out in the morning as usual; but I saw her trying to take a poop, but no poop. I brought her right in and her water broke. I put her immediately into the whelping box and here came the big red male. I was in slippers and nightgown. All the plans I had just went out the window. I dressed between pups in the kitchen.

The rest is history.

There actually were 10 pups. Two did not make it out alive. So there was also a black dog and a red dog that just didn't make it. She kept contracting but they had died and didn't cooporate in coming out. So the next day she surprised me with two more but dead. The vet seems to think her litter was so big that the uterus folded over and thus they didn't make it. He is a specialist vet so I believe him. He says anytime you go over 8 pups you are in some risk as there really is not enough room.

Looking back one night she was so uncomfortable, I thought of taking her in because she almost couldn't breath. All her room was taken up. So I wonder if I had gotten the assistance of oxygen what would have been. Oh well, each time we do this we learn something.

P.S. Her house crate is a huge oversized crate
 

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Congratulations. Nice Litter!
 
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Congrats! They are adorable! Looking forward to puppy pics! Its not like I dont already have puppy fever so what the heck!
 

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Can't wait to see how those babies turn out! Sounds like mom had a tough time; bet she hopes she never has to do that again. LOL.

I have lots of Cardinals in my yard. I hear them call all day long. Also 3 different kinds of woodpecker-downy, red headed and my favorite, Pileated.:)
 

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Congratulations on the nice litter! I hope that one of those red boys is a keeper! :)

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congrats! Its another one of those litters, like Bella's litter that i WISH i could have something from!! I cant wait to see them grow and I hope you continue to post lots of pictures!
 

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Congrats on the puppies! We train in "Blue's Brothel" ha ha
 
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