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.
During this Covid-19 isolation time, look at these little “Gems” that are keeping us entertained!
On April 3rd Trixie had 2 lovely babies, one Male and one Female. Mama and pups are doing well. This was a repeat breeding. See the other litter of Logan and Trixie pups under Border Terrier Puppies June 23, 2018.
Logan lives in Iowa with his family.
Although these 2 babies have wonderful families waiting, you can still follow my “What’s New” Blog for weekly photos and watch them grow.
TRIXIE woke me up just after midnight on 10/25/2017. Her 1st puppy was born at 1:15 am and her last pup was born less than 3 hours later at 4:07 am. She kept looking at me like, “I’VE GOT THIS”, so I sat back and just gave her moral support. Easy whelp for her as everything went smooth. She was obsessed with cleaning everything up and keeping each baby meticulously clean. She is so Happy, as you can see in these early photos.
INTRODUCING TRIXIE AND SCAMP’S 5 LOVELY BABIES………
1 MALE AND 4 FEMALES. ALL HEALTHY AND STRONG. CONSISTENT IN WEIGHT AND SIZE. BIRTH WTS. BETWEEN 6.5 AND 7.0 OZ.
MR. RED, MISS GREEN, MISS YELLOW, MISS PEACH, AND MISS PURPLE.
WATCH FOR UPDATES AND PHOTOS WEEKLY.
We positioned an old couch near the whelping box to sit and watch. Well, Trixie’s Dad, Banks, has claimed it as his observation deck.
Slept there all last night and has been up there most of the day. Think he has a new spot!
THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS WERE TAKEN NOV. 2ND, 2017. PUPS ARE 8 DAYS OLD
SEE THE NOSES….PEEKING IN THE BOX? ONE IS TRIXIE AND ONE IS MIMI.
TRIXIE’S PUPPIES ARE 2 WEEKS OLD TODAY NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Here are the 2 week photos.
November 16- Photo Day at 3 weeks old. Puppies are now up on all 4’s and walking/running around the whelping box. This weekend we will start “puppy mush” to give Mama Trixie a little break. She loves being a Mom and adores each of her babies.
BELOW ARE THE 5 WEEK CHRISTMAS PHOTOS TAKEN ON NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017 ENJOY!
DECEMBER 8TH….PUPPIES ARE 6 WEEKS OLD ALREADY.
HERE WE ARE “SITTIN’ ON A LOG!” We love to go outside if it’s above 30 degrees….we run and play like little chipmunks!
THE WEEKS ARE FLYING BY AND THE BABIES HAVE JUST TURNED 7 WEEKS OLD. THEY FOUND AN OLD RUSTY TONKA TRUCK OUTSIDE THAT HAS BECOME THE FOCUS OF PLAYTIME. THEY JUMP IN AND OUT OF THE BACK, AND SOMETIMES JUST JUMP IN AND SIT.