On September 8th, after trying to deliver her puppy for 2 days Journey underwent a C Section and gave us a single puppy.
I told her that just because we’ve been talking of down sizing in our retirement years, that it didn’t mean Litter Size!
Journey’s baby is gorgeous, a little male of average weight…he is perfect and very healthy. Gaining weight every day.
We have never raised a singleton puppy at Rushwind before. I know that there is always a concern of puppy socialization and missing that stage of puppy play…. Well, we have Trixie and Thomas all lined up and waiting at the whelping box to help with that! The little baby Prince is getting lots of lap time already as he hangs out with us every evening when we watch TV.
His favorite thing is to drape himself over a warm water pop bottle inside a fleece sock. Works perfectly.
Hopefully, Journey will give us larger litters in the future. “Tess” will grow up and be added to our breeding program also.
We are not accepting applications on this little boy, but you can enjoy the weekly photos of his progress.
The following photos are at 3 weeks 2 days. “Willie” got to expand his walking area for awhile and do a meet and greet with all of the others. Up on all fours and moving now.
Lots of kisses from Thomas!
October 16, 2022 WEE WILLIE is 5 weeks and 3 days old in the following photo shoot. He just ate his breakfast and is content and cooperative. Exploring all over the house now and Yes, getting in a little trouble!
Interacting with his adult BT’s is his favorite thing.
NOVEMBER 5, 2022 “WILLIE” is now 8 weeks old and this week will be his last at Rushwind. This one will be hard to let go. We are so attached to him and I think he kinda likes us too. Our 6 adult Border Terriers and 2 Labradors have been fabulous with him. Lots of patience, teaching, and respect for the little fella. We wish you the happiest life with your new Mom and Dad, silly Willie!
November 9, 2022 WILLIE PICK UP DAY! and a few last puppy photos.
Julie and Tom left with Willie and we totally forgot to get their Family Photo. Hoping that someone in their family will take one and send to me so I can add it to our “Families” Page.
Willie will have a wonderful life.
11/9/2022 “They’re Here, They’re Here!! My new family…”
Our hearts were heavy, but how can you not be excited for Julie and Tom?!
They are off to Cannon Falls, MN for a fun and love filled life! THE END
So, I am a natural planner and usually quite organized. However, I really procrastinated in getting the whelping area ready and supplies out for Journey’s delivery. Having done this dozens of times, I knew that there would be plenty of time once I saw that labor had begun.
It was Friday mid- afternoon, and Journey was acting uncomfortable and would pant now and then. Dan and I sat down to take a little snooze as it was looking like it might be an “all nighter”. She hopped up on the couch and would press in to me and would pant. Around 3:30 pm I thought I had better start getting some things prepared. So, Dan took Journey on his lap and I went about getting the scale, gloves, the stack of towels, suction bulbs, the scissors and clamps, etc. out and within reach of the whelping box.
Within those few minutes, Dan had put Journey down and started to fall asleep. I came back around the corner and could not believe it, but there was the first puppy entering the world on the living room floor! It was 3:54 pm!
It was a flurry for a few minutes, but we got everything in place and Journey proceeded to deliver all 4 puppies and was done by 6:02 pm! It was fun, it was daylight, and she did it in 2 hours and 6 minutes!
Introducing the Journey X Linus litter. Born September 25, 2020.
1 Female and 3 Males. All very nice size and healthy. This will be a fun adventure! Stay tuned weekly for updates and pictures.
We are not taking applications for this litter, as they will be placed in homes of the families on my waiting list.