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.
A Happy Mama!
The lovely babes in black and white. One of them is the pillow for the others.
JOURNEY 1st litter, but knows exactly what to do. Very attentive and gentle. Puppies are just hours old in this photo.
September 29, 2020 Puppies at 4 days old. The Boys are Mr. Yellow, Mr. Mint Green, Mr. White, and of course, little girl is Miss Pink!
THE TWO “GRANDMA’S” OVERSEEING THE FEEDING OPERATION.
MIMI AND TRIXIE JUST CAN’T WAIT TO TAKE THEIR TURN TO “MOTHER” THE NEW BABIES!
All is well in Journey’s world. Loves her babies!
SWEET, SWEET PILE OF PUPPIES. 1 week old.
Oct. 7, 2020 A very calm evening in the puppy box. We will be taking 2 week photos in a couple of days.
Hanging out with Dan after being weighed. Mr. Yellow is the biggest at 1# 6oz. Mr. White, Mr. Mint Green, and Miss Pink all tied for 2nd place at 1# 4oz. Such a consistent litter.
CHARMING YELLOW BOY 2 WEEKS OLD OCTOBER 10, 2020
Mr. Yellow at 2 weeks
Pups are trying out a new bed today. Trixie wants to help so bad!
BEAUTIFUL COLORING ON MISS PINK!
MISS PINK LOOKING LIKE SHE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY!
LITTLE PRECIOUS PINK GIRL AT 2 WEEKS
NOW, THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL A HANDFUL OF PUPPIES!
LOVELY MR. MINT GREEN AT 2 WEEKS
“CAN WE HURRY UP?, IT’S NAP TIME! MR. MINT GREEN
“LOVIN’ MY PUPPY DADDY.” MR. MINT GREEN
MR. WHITE (couldn’t you just kiss that little mug?)
“OK, I AM READY TO GO BACK TO THE BOX.” MR. WHITE
SWEET MR. WHITE AT 2 WEEKS OLD. October 16, 2020 Journey and Linus puppies are 3 weeks old today. The box is getting a bit busier! They are up on all 4’s and wobbling around. They see each other and are noticing some of the toys and will nudge them with their noses. The pictures did not turn out as clear as I wanted, but here they are:
MR. GREEN PEEKING THROUGH THE PUMPKINS!
MR. MINT GREEN AT 3 WEEKS
SWEET AND COOPERATIVE MR. MINT GREEN
MR. YELLOW HANGIN’ OUT IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH! HE IS A “PUNKIN”
LOVELY HEAD AND EXPRESSION. MR. YELLOW AT 3 WEEKS
BABY PINK GIRL NOW HAS A NAME. RUSHWIND’S WANDERING GYPSY ROSE!
“GYPSY” GETTING READY FOR HALLOWEEN 3 WEEKS OLD
CUTIE MR. WHITE. “WHY DO I ALWAYS HAVE TO BE LAST? I’M TOO TIRED FOR THIS NONSENSE”
“HOW CAN I GET OUT OF THIS?” MR. WHITE
“OK, I’M DONE! OUTTA HERE! MR. WHITE AT 3 WEEKS
“OK, JUST ONE, SO SNAP FAST!” SILLY MR. WHITE
OH, OH. CAUGHT MIMI IN THE BOX AGAIN. SHE IS A GREAT BABYSITTER AND JOURNEY DOESN’T MIND.
LOOK HOW BIG WE’RE GETTING!
Pretty Pink Girl. Miss Gypsy Rose. She had a special visitor yesterday!
“GYPSY” AT 4 WEEKS OLD
MR. WHITE! YOU ARE FINALLY AWAKE FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT!
MR. WHITE AT 4 WEEKS OLD.
“JUST MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS” MR. YELLOW
TALK ABOUT HANDSOME! MR. YELLOW AT 4 WEEKS OLD
MR. MINT GREEN AT 4 WEEKS
SLEEPY MR. MINT GREEN. HE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME KEEPING THE “PEEPERS” OPEN.
YUP, I THINK WE LOST HIM. Mr. Mint Green
WE CANNOT KEEP GRANDMA TRIXIE OUT OF THE PUPPY BOX. GUESS EVERYONE IS FINE WITH IT!
PHOTOS TAKEN ON 10/31/2020 AT 5 WEEKS OLD. ELECTION DAY 2020 IS COMING UP! THE PUPS ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO GO VOTE! MR. WHITE
STUNNING MR. WHITE AT 5 WEEKS OLD.
HANDSOME AS CAN BE.. MR. YELLOW AT 5 WEEKS OLD
“WHAT?, I DIDN’T DO IT!” MR. YELLOW
PRECIOUS MR. GREEN AT 5 WEEKS OLD
MR. GREEN, JUST STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE…OR IS HE??
ANOTHER CUTE ONE OF MR. GREEN!
CUTIE PIE, GYPSY! SHE KEEPS ALL OF THE BOYS ON THEIR TOES.
PINK GIRL.. MISS GYPSY ROSE AT 5 WEEKS
A little blurry, but oh so Cute! The day after Halloween 2020.
Journey (and Trixie’s) Pups at 5 weeks old!
Puppies are 6 weeks old! This is beautiful Mr. Yellow.
6 weeks old. What a great picture Mr. Yellow!
Lovely Mr. White just loving the outdoors in this 70 degree weather! Nov. 7th, 2020
Mr. White (now named Theo (or) Teddy) is still trying to find a way out of these photo shoots!
Miss Gypsy Rose at 6 weeks. She can’t wait to snuggle with her Dad.
Oh Gypsy, you always have something to say! 6 weeks old.
Precious Green Boy at 6 weeks. He is our Explorer!
Mr. Green, just sitting here waiting for this to be over… 6 week photo shoot.
Top: Teddy Middle: (L) Gypsy (R) Morty Bottom: Crosby
Dan in his “man cave” with an arm full of LOVE!
Great picture of Gypsy Rose!
Uncle Rusty having a little chat with Teddy.
Rusty is so gentle and teaches good play skills.
7 week old pups. You have to be quick to catch them all together.
NOV. 21, 2020 Our granddaughter, Nellie was here today and agreed to help with the 8 week old puppy photos. Mr. Yellow “Crosby”
Lovely “Crosby” Love his head markings
Dan did a little grooming today. Each pup had their ears, legs, and body tidied up a bit. Looking more mature at 8 weeks. Mr. White “TEDDY”
SWEET “TEDDY” (and sweet Nellie)
Miss Pink “GYPSY” has some sass! Her and Andy (her owner) will have a great time at performance events.
Rushwind’s Wandering Gypsy Rose at 8 weeks.
Mr. Green had a name change this week. He will now be called “FRODO”. It seems to fit him nicely!
Rushwind’s Frodorick of Ravelston FRODO at 8 weeks
I guess we are done with this photo shoot!
“LINUS” the Puppy’s Father came bearing gifts for the kids to take to their new homes! What a nice visit!
“LINUS” with his Mom Barb.
“LOTS OF FOXES!” Thank you Barb and Linus!
OUR TRIP TO THE VET FOR HEALTH CHECKS AND 1ST SHOTS.
GETTING READY TO GO TO OUR NEW HOMES THIS WEEKEND 11/27/20
Andrew has been waiting a long while for his Girl! Patience paid off after 2 years and today he left Rushwind with “GYPSY ROSE”. Very Excited for both of them. Heading home to Chaska, MN
Dawn drove to WI to pick up her precious “TEDDY”. Heading back home to Denver, CO in a few days. Good Bye Sweet Boy!
“CROSBY” is in for a Long Ride home. Darla and Sheldon are just ecstatic to pick up their boy. Gorgeous puppy heading to Muskegon, MI
Darla and Sheldon’s son, Jason is back up babysitter for Crosby and lives in Chicago.
Little Mr. Mint Green went to a Veterinary couple from the Madison, WI area. He is joining his BT brother McLaren and his human brother Logan. They have decided to call the puppy “MacGregor”.