Friday, September 28, 2007

Chimay's litter

The puppies are one week old today.

We had a rough week, the delivery had been harder for Chimay than we thought and on Sunday the pups were fading.
Chimay laid curled up in the whelping box, because of the pain she had, so there were only a few nipples reachable for the pups.

Then we found out Chimay did not clean the litter well. I took the pups one by one on their back in my hands and held them before Gladdichs nose. He understood immediately what to do and cleaned the pups every two hours.
I fed some of the pups, the hungry ones, some goatsmilk.

Sunday afternoon the vet came, he gave Chimay a painkiller and antibiotic. Some hours later Chimay started to bounce back.

The following days Chimay got better and the pups gained some weight.

Today I took the first photos of the pups on Franks lap.

This time we named all pups right after they were born. With our previous litters we left it to their future owners to pick a name, but now we have to send in the form, with the names, within ten days after the pups are born.
The names of the pups and their origin are on the first page of the D-litter.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Our d-litter was born yesterday. Six beautiful red puppies.
Chimay is an exellent mom.
Here is the first photo from the litter, all cosy between moms legs.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Sigh, I finally got the papers and they have granted me my disability-payments for the next 5 years.
The re-examination was in May and it was a terrible experience. But I am glad the waiting is over, it have been four long and nerve wrecking months...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Gladdichs first birthday

Yesterday Gladdich had his first birthday. Wow... I nearly can't imagine there was a time he was not with us!
I took some birthday photos:

Meanwhile Chimays belly is growing. A bit more than a week to go.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Chimay, Gladdich and Stella

Chimay is pregnant and it shows, her belly is growing fast.
As always when I have a pregnant bitch, I have the urge to clean the whole house. Everything has to be done before the pups arrive.

Last week I took some pictures from Gladdich and Stella playing in our garden. Stella is a Dutch shepherd and she and Gladdich love eachother.
070827 Gladdich and Stella