Puppy Updates - Page 5 - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2013, 02:38 AM
SMBC's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 781
Thanks: 1,182
Thanked 628 Times in 338 Posts
Just got some more pictures from our breeder!

The puppies are 3 weeks and 1 day today, and they are getting so big. The first couple of weeks of pictures were pictures of the puppies sleeping and nursing. My husband said, I want some pictures of them doing something but I had to gently remind him that they are babies and all they do is sleep and nurse. But, he finally got his wish! We got some great pictures of the puppies playing together! They are getting so big. The breeder said they are all starting to play together and are running around the whelping box.

We get to go see them in a little over 1 week and I cannot be more excited, although also feeling nervous!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SMBC For This Useful Post:
Mayve (01-10-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #42 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2013, 11:16 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 54
Thanks: 41
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Can we see the pics?! You must be excited!!!!
__________________
--PDL
Golden Retriever Girl coming soon!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #43 (permalink)  
Old 01-13-2013, 01:51 AM
SMBC's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 781
Thanks: 1,182
Thanked 628 Times in 338 Posts
I'll try to take some pics when I visit next week. Did you ever post yours? I didn't see any...

Less than 2 weeks until you get your baby!!! I'm so excited for you!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #44 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2013, 12:30 AM
SMBC's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 781
Thanks: 1,182
Thanked 628 Times in 338 Posts
I just got off the phone with the breeder.....

And, we are going to visit this Sunday, the 20th in the afternoon!!!!! I am so excited and I really hope this week goes by fast! We talked a little bit about how the visiting will go these next 4 weeks and it looks like we may only be able to go 3 times in total as the breeder will be busy at a dog show one weekend. We also talked about when she anticipates we will bring our boy home and it looks like sometime around Feb 13, 14 or 15. I have the 14th and 15th off and the sire's breeder will be taking her pick home on the 13th and as long as our breeder decides her picks that day too then hopefully we can go on the 14th or 15th. She also told me a few details about the puppies but said it's hard to really know their personalities at such a young age, but did say there is one boy in particular that is more standoffish than the other males. She had the puppies in a playpen outside today where they were visited by their older half brothers and had a great time running around...only for 15 minutes though since it's been really really cold here. She said they are all plump and voracious eaters, which I think is a great sign!

I also asked her how the mom was doing, and she said that she's doing so much better and resting comfortably at her co-owners house and she said they will not breed her again after what happened this time.

Anyways...I just wanted to give a quick update. I really don't know how I am going to concentrate at work this week, but luckily it's a really busy week so hopefully that'll make the time go by faster. Although I am thoroughly enjoying looking at puppy pictures and buying things for our puppy, it still seems so surreal. On one hand I know that we will be getting a puppy in 4 weeks, but on the other it's so hard to believe and imagine. Hopefully it'll become more real once we go see them, but I'm not sure if it'll be real until we actually go pick him up!

I'm filled with so much anticipation, but also nervousness...which I'm sure is totally normal. And, I started really missing Monte again tonight...ahhh so many feelings!

I'll try to take some pictures when I go on Sunday!=)
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SMBC For This Useful Post:
Max's Dad (01-15-2013)
  #45 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2013, 12:59 PM
SMBC's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 781
Thanks: 1,182
Thanked 628 Times in 338 Posts
Puppy Updates

Today is the big day!! We get to meet the puppies for the first time!! I'm so excited and nervous all at the same time!!

Gonna get ready to go soon. Hubby wants me to cut his hair...I think he wants to make the best impression possible (not that they care what our hair looks like haha. Anyways, hopefully I can get some pictures but I won't be surprised if I'm too distracted either!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SMBC For This Useful Post:
OutWest (01-20-2013)
  #46 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2013, 01:19 PM
DanaRuns's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,918
Thanks: 1,528
Thanked 3,146 Times in 1,130 Posts
Don't you dare forget pictures! If you do, you have to go back!
__________________
I love my dogs.


Gibbs' Pedigree on K9data
Ziva's Pedigree on K9data
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DanaRuns For This Useful Post:
SMBC (01-20-2013)
  #47 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2013, 01:23 PM
Steadfast's Avatar
Steadfast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Posts: 231
Thanks: 18
Thanked 146 Times in 103 Posts
Bindi was from our breeders "B"litter with both parents names starting with the letter B. We went over names for weeks and didn't officially land on Bindi until I picked her up from the breeders. It can be mind wracking coming up with the perfect name.
__________________
Sherry





Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Steadfast For This Useful Post:
SMBC (01-20-2013)
  #48 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2013, 04:41 PM
OutWest's Avatar
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Posts: 9,885
Thanks: 12,495
Thanked 8,668 Times in 4,852 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMBC View Post
Today is the big day!! We get to meet the puppies for the first time!! I'm so excited and nervous all at the same time!!

Gonna get ready to go soon. Hubby wants me to cut his hair...I think he wants to make the best impression possible (not that they care what our hair looks like haha. Anyways, hopefully I can get some pictures but I won't be surprised if I'm too distracted either!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Take turns with the camera... The pictures are important but the most important thing is forming that bond with the chubba wubba.
__________________
Kathleen, mom to one human, age 18, two canines, and a bunch of fish.




Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OutWest For This Useful Post:
SMBC (01-20-2013)
  #49 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2013, 07:19 PM
SMBC's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 781
Thanks: 1,182
Thanked 628 Times in 338 Posts
Don't kill me...I didn't take any pictures!!!

When we got there we immediately went to see the puppies and it was just overwhelming with puppyness!!! They were everywhere and we sat on the ground and the breeder handed us all the boys. A couple went right for my face and gave me lots of puppy kisses and nibbles, and then they all were nibbling on my fingers! One went right for my husband and was kissing all over his face, and then fell asleep in his arms so he just hung on to him. One in particular was pulling at my sweater...I cannot describe it to you..they were just everywhere pulling and tugging and nibbling...it was wonderful but so overwhelming to track which one was which, even though they had different color collars on!!

Coming out of today we have our top 3, but next time I'd like to spend a couple minutes with each individual one so I can get to know all of them. So far both my husband and I like 2 equally, followed by the third. There is one more that we need to spend more time with though. One in particular was rambunctious and the breeder also said he was more into rough housing and a bit wild...he may be our last choice. With that said though I'm sure their personalities can change week to week..right? Now I'm so anxious to see how the decisions are going to go and which ones the breeders will pick for show, and then which ones will be left. Chances are we will get to pick one that we want right? I just hope at least one of the ones we like will be left...

No visiting next week...the breeder will be busy at a dog show and she invited us to come along so I think my husband and I will go there. So our next visiting day will be Feb 2, then the 9th is the important day when we really need to make our ranking, and then he will come home later that week sometime after the 13th.

I just left about an hour and a half ago and I already want to go back. It's starting to set in now that we will be bringing a puppy home, but now I just want to know which one it is...

Oh and also the breeder decided on the theme of the litter. Its going to have an "Angel" theme to commemorate the Sandy Hook tragedy. She will name her picks after the children that were killed. Now we are going to have to think of a good AKC name with "angel" in it. Maybe one that goes with his call name Champ....so far we thought of "guardian angel" or "angel in the outfield." Let me know if you guys have any ideas!

Sorry again about the pictures..I promise to make up for it once he comes home!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SMBC For This Useful Post:
Bentleysmom (01-20-2013), OutWest (01-21-2013)
  #50 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 54
Thanks: 41
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMBC View Post
Don't kill me...I didn't take any pictures!!!

When we got there we immediately went to see the puppies and it was just overwhelming with puppyness!!! They were everywhere and we sat on the ground and the breeder handed us all the boys. A couple went right for my face and gave me lots of puppy kisses and nibbles, and then they all were nibbling on my fingers! One went right for my husband and was kissing all over his face, and then fell asleep in his arms so he just hung on to him. One in particular was pulling at my sweater...I cannot describe it to you..they were just everywhere pulling and tugging and nibbling...it was wonderful but so overwhelming to track which one was which, even though they had different color collars on!!

Coming out of today we have our top 3, but next time I'd like to spend a couple minutes with each individual one so I can get to know all of them. So far both my husband and I like 2 equally, followed by the third. There is one more that we need to spend more time with though. One in particular was rambunctious and the breeder also said he was more into rough housing and a bit wild...he may be our last choice. With that said though I'm sure their personalities can change week to week..right? Now I'm so anxious to see how the decisions are going to go and which ones the breeders will pick for show, and then which ones will be left. Chances are we will get to pick one that we want right? I just hope at least one of the ones we like will be left...

No visiting next week...the breeder will be busy at a dog show and she invited us to come along so I think my husband and I will go there. So our next visiting day will be Feb 2, then the 9th is the important day when we really need to make our ranking, and then he will come home later that week sometime after the 13th.

I just left about an hour and a half ago and I already want to go back. It's starting to set in now that we will be bringing a puppy home, but now I just want to know which one it is...

Oh and also the breeder decided on the theme of the litter. Its going to have an "Angel" theme to commemorate the Sandy Hook tragedy. She will name her picks after the children that were killed. Now we are going to have to think of a good AKC name with "angel" in it. Maybe one that goes with his call name Champ....so far we thought of "guardian angel" or "angel in the outfield." Let me know if you guys have any ideas!

Sorry again about the pictures..I promise to make up for it once he comes home!
You must be so excited! I know how much you wanted to see the puppies. So wonderful for you!
__________________
--PDL
Golden Retriever Girl coming soon!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PeggyDL For This Useful Post:
SMBC (01-22-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:06 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69