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  1. Wyaye wires

    Wyaye wires

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    Maeve welped yesterday - 5 dogs between 11.44 and 21.50! Three were born by 14.23 and we did not expect any others. She settled down with her three pups and when Howie went to check on her just after 8 he found that she had just produced another one! Dont know who is in greater shock her or us!

    Sadly the first born pup died during the night. He was a lot smaller than the rest and despite Maeve and my best efforts he just would not suckle for any length of time. The pups had their first outing this morning with her in the car and all passed fit by the vet. Back tomorrow to get the dew claws attended to.

    We have no names as yet apart from Eeny, Meeny, Minny and Mo! However we hope that they all survive and are registered under our kennel name.

    Once I have some decent photos of them I will post them for all to see.

    Rory, the proud dad, is excluded at the moment and will have to be for a few weeks. We are exhausted as have been up two nights on the trot and I am aching all over from all the bending and kneeling with her yesterday.

    Kind regards

    Kath & Howie
     
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    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

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    How can you tell us that and not post pics of the little critters?

    You will have to name them after reindeers now!:Rofl1:
     
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    ooh, congratulations,looking forward to seeing pics of the little darlings
     
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    Oh welll done Maeve!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    Sorry about the one that was lost though, puppy breath and waggly tails ...bliss



    Well done also Kath n Howie !!


    John n Kath xx
     
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    Dogs - thank God! I thought that it was another thread about Elton John! :Laughing:
     
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    Eeeeeeck! Takes me back to 17 August last year when me and Lindsay were up all night with Ellie, providing the support she needed. I slept on the kitchen floor beside her for 10 nights just in case she squashed the puppies. Because we like to go off in the MH, sadly we got Elllie filleted but If it wasn't for that, I'd do it all over again in 2011. I adored the puppies and still see 2 regularly (Lindsay kept Phoebe for herself). Needless to say, this was not a lucrative business but I really enjoyed it.

    Ivy
     
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    Yoohoo!!! well done Maeve! I'm really looking forward to seing the pics of the little ones!!

    Now have some rest Kath and Howie as the puppies will soon make a mess all around:Laughing::Laughing:


    Amicalement


    Frankie:BigGrin::Wink:
     
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    I only counted 4 births, hee hee you missed one.
    any way congratulations £4k worth of pups, not a bad nights work, hee hee.
     
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    Well done Kath and Howie ..... and young Maeve of course. Really pleased the birthing went well for the mum, Kath, and sorry about the little one that didn't make it. Even so, one more than you anticipated last time we spoke.

    Really pleased for you all.... and a lovely start to the New Year. Hugs Joy xx
     
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    Glad the first litter has arrived, sorry about the one little one, hope the rest all do well, bet you feel really proud, love to see the pictures when you are ready. :Smile:
     
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    Thank goodness, when I read the thread heading I thought it was another Elton John thread :Rofl1::Rofl1: this one is much more interesting good luck with the litter the work starts now for all of you.

    Have a great new year Rick.
     
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    Never mind tired get snapping with the camera:BigGrin:
    what nice news cant wait to see the pics:thumb:
     
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    Have just taken some picks but left the camera upstairs so will have to go and retrive it the next time I go to check on them.

    Thanks to everyone for their good wishes and just to say that we are not in it for the dosh as it costs more in monitory and physical work than what ever price we may get for them (Howie wants to keep them all just now!!!!!)

    Will do an update later on.

    Kath & Howie
     
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    well done to proud mum on her first litter - thats a good number for a first one, and well done kath and howie. sorry one of them didnt make it though
     
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    Rosie says congratulations Maeve :BigGrin:
     
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    OOOOOoooo er Dixon. She isn't feeling broody is she?:Smile:
     
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    Here is a picture as promised. Maeve made me promise not to take any more until she gets herself back in shape lol
     

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    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    thanks for the pic:Laughing:
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    and another one..... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thank you Kath. xx
     
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    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:


    Thanks Kath!!



    Amicalement


    Frankie:Laughing:
     
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