Happy Birthday! Easter Gang 13 yrs young

This is a happy Sad celebration so many of this litter have gone to the bridge, and one I haven’t heard from since she went home.
I know you are wondering what has happened to this litter to lose so many, let me break it down. Ginger – ex husband had temp custody of her and kept her in a laundry room with the door shut, his mistress kept the dryer running constantly- Ginger passed of WHITE LUNG! Maia- my sweet loving Maia who spent so much time visiting here over the years – Fatty tumors invaded her organs. Cosmo I am happy to say is still happy and being adored by his family. Joey- sadly I only know he passed July 2012. Angel- haven’t heard from her family since she was a puppy. Joy- once again fatty tumors strike and we lost her. Lucy- a hero in her own right- died in those horrible row house fires in Philadelphia. Sarah Belle- still the Queen of the house goes for regular swims in her own Lake and adored by her ‘sisters’. Mercury Junior- sigh, his was Spleen Failure.
Now keep in mind this was a litter MOST of the families kept in touch with me and the reason why I know how the litter is doing and those who passed.
I value each puppy who passes through here, and try to keep in touch.
Looking forward to more wonderful photos of those remaining in this litter and more stories. Love you guys.

Sarah Belle 3 feb 14

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Happy Birthday Titon- Wow, Three Years old!

Our boy Titon turned 3 today. My jump up wrap arms around Mommy’s waist and squeeze boy! Yep, He actually HUGS! Hard to believe he turns three today, I still remember the long legged goof ball that arrived in the back seat of a car ( transport) from Georgia. He has a new collar sitting on my desk, special treats and the birthday song facing him in a bit.

8 April 14 Titon

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Happy Birthday SWEET Osiris aka Ozzy!

Hard to believe my boy is turning 7!! I still remember a chunky little blonde ball of fluff walking up to me and climbing in my lap. Still the sweetest of boys, and gives his MOMMY ( me ) a hug and a kiss most mornings ( he is a boy after all). Love you My Ozzles.

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Spring is in the AIR!! Happy Golden Retrievers.

We started the morning walks again today, I sadly only managed 2. Dang, those winter muscles. Today it was Lotus with Ozzy, and later Titon. Your wondering why separate walks I bet. See, When Titon got his big boy stripes he felt he could push Ozzy around. To prevent any fights NO interaction between the two. They still bark growl and race each other up the fence. Otherwise all are happy campers.
Ok, back to the fun. Remember if you click on the image and view as a slide show you are able to see the titles of the images, and the names of the cast of characters. Enjoy! 8 April 14 Titon do I have something on my face

8 April 14 Titon coming MOMMY

8 April 14 Titon

8 April 14 wild rose leaves and water drops

8 April 14 Ozzy full out

8 April 14 Lotus water fetch

8 April 14 Lotus waters edge

8 April 14 ozzy water fetch

8 April 14 Ozzy water soak

8 April 14 spider web water drops

8 April 14 forsythia buds water drops

8 April 14 heleborus water drops

8 April 14 Billy MY PENNY

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Yep, today we had a fun visit from Bailey- Stormin’ Gobbler, Kenda- El’s Bells, and Bella- Ms Z’s Revenge Litter. I hadn’t seen them in awhile so it was an extra special treat. See last year Bailey was diagnosed with Bone Cancer. This form is usually caused by early Neuter as was the case with Bailey. July 3rd his leg was removed to save his life. Today was his first BIG outing. He had a blast. I have only one thing to say ” Tripods ROCK”.
Along for the hike in the woods: Loki, Freyia, Penny, Willow, Flora, and Goliath.
5 April 14 Kenda proud pup

5 April 14 Bella

5 April 14 Bella huh

5 April 14 Kenda raspberries

5 April 14 Kenda I got toy

5 April 14 Penny that is MY toy Kenda says

5 April 14 Danielle

5 April 14 Bailey swimming

5 April 14 Bailey swimming and drinking

5 April 14 Kenda throw the toy please

5 April 14 Kenda water fetch

5 April 14 Kenda water fetch 2

5 April 14 Kenda Bella water fetch

5 April 14 Bailey Look MOM I am in the water

5 April 14 Danielle Bailey and Goliath

5 April 14 Penny and Ashley love

5 April 14 willow

5 April 14 Willow being pretty

5 April 14 Freyia coming

5 April 14 Ashley Goliath

5 April 14 Willow and Flora

5 April 14 Flora 2

5 April 14 Danielle Freyia

5 April 14 Willow and Danielle

5 April 14 Danielle and Flora

5 April 14 Bella whatcha doing Goliah Asks

5 April 14 Danielle I love you Penny

5 April 14 Willow Loki Flora

5 April 14Ashley Willow Kenda

5 April 14 Flora Ashley hug

5 April 14 Mini waterfall

5 April 14 great shot Danielle Loki Flora Penny Ashley

5 April 14 Danielle Ashley Loki Flora Penny

5 April 14 Danielle Loki Willow

5 April 14 Hanging with Danielle and Ashley

5 April 14 Danielle and friends

5 April 14 Bailey tall and proud

5 April 14 Goofy dog alert  Ashley Danielle

5 April 14 Goliath pausing

5 April 14 Ashley Danielle Bella

5 April 14  Bailey SG

5 April 14 Penny

5 April 14 Kenda Bailey

5 April 14 Bailey I love this

5 April 14 water hole meeting

5 April 14 Loki pausing

5 April 14 Bailey yipee

5 April 14 Bailey raspberries

5 April 14 Freyia full out

5 April 14 Kenda I got stick

5 April 14 Loki

5 April 14 Kenda mug shot

5 April 14 Goliath standing

5 April 14 Loki happy pup

5 April 14 Penny Goliath

5 April 14 Goliath water inspection

5 April 14 Kenda resting

5 April 14 Goliath

5 April 14 Kenda and Flora splash

5 April 14 Flora

5 April 14 Flora Freyia

5 April 14 Bouncing Bella

5 April 14 Penny and Ashley

5 April 14 Willow Goliath Kenda Flora

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Coopers Adventures Continue!

Everyone loves it when family visits. Today he got to romp and play with sister/ Litter mate Willow, Flora, Freyia and Loki. He had such a blast he wore himself OUT! 3 April 14 Wilow Cooper

3 April 14 cooper coming

3 April 14 cooper full out

3 April 14 Cooper wrestling with Willow

3 April 14 Flora and Cooper keep away

3 April 14 Flora Cooper keep away

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We Love visiting family- Cooper!

Cooper is Willow’s brother/litter mate for those new to the blog. He comes and hangs out from time to time. His Mom is on vacation so he gets to be a dog- MUD, WRESTLING, and SWIMMING are the orders for the day. He loves to play with pal Goliath. With all the rain we have some flooding, which meant more fun for our boy. Titon was sending messages of ” Hey, my room is flooded somewhat”. 31 March 14 Cooper full out

31 March 14 Cooper lets play goliath

31 March 14 Cooper whatcha doing Goliath asks

31 March 14 Cooper

31 March 14 end of the rainbow cooper goliath

31 March 14 face fighting cooper goliath

31 March 14 gonna get ya Goliath Cooper

31 March 14 Gonna pounce goliath cooper

31 March 14 Titon my room is flooded

31 March 14 wrestling goliath cooper

31 March 14 wrestling snafu goliath cooper

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March is closing but… We have photos!

I love sharing the photos I have been sent over the month- some surprises even. Three pups I had not heard from in awhile had their families send me some wonderful photos! Knightley, Tater, and Kylee. Here we go. March 2014 photos shared.
Macy 23 March 14

Casey 17 March 14

Lassie 17 March 14

Kaylee ready for a walk March 2014

Kaylee March 2014

Bailey JW 12 March 14

time for a walk Bailey JW 12 March 14

Belle 19 March 14

georgie fc 5 march 14

Tater my sofa March 2013

Tater March 2014

Bracken Meeko March 2014

Kylee lets go March 2014

Kylee tired March 2014

Kylee zonked March 2014

Kylee March 2014

Leo JW 31 March 14

Knightly 27 March 14

Bella PoG 21 March 14

Molly LR 17 March 14

Hunter 17 March 14

12 March 14 Bailey JW

Timmy 6 March 14

Beau 16 March 14

Tater Dec 2013

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Introducing Rusty Penny’s Beau

When I first saw the photo of Rusty from a few years ago I thought what a handsome devil. Meeting him now and seeing his handsome mug in person. I wish I had met him as a puppy even as a senior he is a trip! Happy, playful, loving fellow a true Golden Retriever. On the long drive home the name of the litter came to me : The Little Ducklings Gang. See, Rusty has his Master Hunt title, and Penny’s Papa Ditto had his. A great way to honor two remarkable dogs. Despite Penny pulling a fast one on me and instead of day one available for breeding we hit her LAST day. But, we had a good tie so I am very hopeful that the end of May we will have happy red puppies greeting the world.
Special thank you to Joe who made sure I found my way, thanks! ( Bad directions stink) Charlie for opening his home and introducing me to this remarkable dog. Carol for giving the thumbs up for this breeding. Penny Loved Meeting Charlie- yep, she claimed another friend. She even did her happy stretch.

29 March 14 Rusty happy boy

29 March 14 Rusty

29 March 14 Penny and Rusty

29 March 14 Rusty INTENT

Handsome Rusty

29 March 14 Rusty wanna play

29 March 14 Playtime Rusty

29 March 14 Massena river

29 March 14 Massena river boat house

29 March 14 Massena river tree

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Made it to the great North!

Penny was a champ on the drive up here. Not a peep from her the entire way even when we got lost and added another hour to the drive. Side note – cell phone usage is tricky- Canada keeps snagging my phone!
Rusty is a handsome devil, oh so sweet. And yes, we have a tie.

Jensen Canine Pregnancy Calander

Pregnancy Calendar for Dogs
Date: Fri 28 Mar 114
Fri 28 Mar 114

First day of mating.
48 hours after the first mating the bitch should be mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilaziton taking place.
The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.

Sat 29 Mar 114

Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.

Sat 29 Mar 114 -
Sun 30 Mar 114

Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.

Sun 30 Mar 114 -
Mon 31 Mar 114

Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.

Mon 31 Mar 114 -
Wed 2 Apr 114

Fertilised eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes.

Tue 8 Apr 114 -
Thu 10 Apr 114

The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.

Tue 8 Apr 114 -
Tue 22 Apr 114

The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.

Fri 11 Apr 114 -
Fri 18 Apr 114

Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.

Thu 17 Apr 114 -
Thu 24 Apr 114

Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus. Dam may appear a bit apathetic. She may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time.
Feeding the dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug to relax the uterus.

Tue 22 Apr 114 -
Sat 26 Apr 114

An experienced person (a breeder or a veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant.
It’s now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count.

Fri 25 Apr 114

Start to increase the dams food ration.
Don’t overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
The foetuses are now and are fully developed miniature dogs.

Thu 1 May 114

The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.

Sun 11 May 114

It’s very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.

Wed 14 May 114 -
Thu 22 May 114

Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
Her breasts become even more swollen.
She may become a bit restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.

Fri 16 May 114

The dam might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
It is better to feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
You can easily detect abdominal movement now.

Fri 16 May 114 -
Sat 31 May 114

Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.

Mon 26 May 114 -
Thu 29 May 114

Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.

Tue 27 May 114

You might want to start taking the dams rectal temperature each morning and evening.

Fri 30 May 114

Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams rectal temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.

Sat 31 May 114

Expected date of whelp. Of course this is just an average. Whelping may take place from the 59th to the 65th day. Puppies born before the 58th day will probably be too young to survive.

Of course Penny is on the bed. she had made herself right at home. Gotta love her.9 Nov 13  Penny

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