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Summer's first litter -- NOW WITH PUPPY CAM!

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EDIT: THE PUPPY CAM IS UP. HERE'S THE LINK: Puppy Cam

We are on puppy watch. We expect to have a litter within about 24 hours. As some here will remember, when we have a litter we put up a 24/7 webcam, so people can watch the puppies. I will put the link to it in this thread.

And I have to say right up front, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME ASKING FOR PUPPIES FROM THIS LITTER. They have all been sold for quite some time, and we have stopped accepting applications. Sorry.

Summer was bred for the first time in August, and as I write this at 7:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, she has just begun Stage I labor. Her temperature dropped this morning to 98°F, she has stopped eating, and as she lies here on the sofa next to me she is panting and occasionally starts digging in the sofa. That means we can expect puppies within about 24 hours. We think she has 9 puppies on board. Here is her x-ray, and below are copies with helpful drawings on it.

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The first time with a maiden bitch is kind of fraught, but she and the puppies look good, and they seem to be ready to go. You can see in the x-ray that two of them have already positioned themselves for the exit ramp.

Since we just moved I will have to find the puppy camera, so we may not have it up the moment the puppies are born, but as we always do we'll have it up within 24 hours.

I am backing off of the whelping and rearing this time, as Theresa is going to be the Head Honchette going forward, as I transition into retirement. But I will be providing support and will be her Litter Lackey. LOL! Theresa has been doing more and more with each litter lately, and it's time her to run with it, and I will just support her.

These pups will be with us until about the middle of December, and you will be able to follow them via puppy cam the whole time. We just moved and are still figuring things out. But Summer will whelp in our "puppy room," and the litter will be raised there. It is a big room apart from the rest of the house. Theresa will sleep with the puppies for the first 3 weeks (I don't mind not doing that this time!). But by the time they're about five weeks old we'll have the whole room dedicated to the puppies in various ways. Please forgive us if it takes us a few adjustments from time to time.

I think I've posted puppy cam links here for 4 or 5 litters, from Ziva and Khaleesi I think, but no others. For those who remember Ziva's and Khaleesi's litters here, Ziva is Khaleesi's mother, and Khaleesi is Summer's mother, and Summer is having puppies. Ziva is lying at my feet right now. She's going to become a great-grandmother within the next day or so.

Okay, we're on the clock now...
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For those who are confused, I am Theresa's wife, not her husband. I mention this because someone just wrote to Theresa commenting on this thread, and referred to me as her husband. Even though it's several years old, here is a photo of the two of us that I really like (we were on a cruise ship to Alaska -- great memories). Theresa is the redhead and I am the blonde.

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And here's a wedding photo:

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Now you know. Same sex marriages are getting more and more common. And I know multiple other lesbian couples who are Golden breeders. Two here in California. So, you'd best get used to it and not assume things when you're writing/talking/texting with breeders. :)
Y’all look beautiful. My 32 year old son is gay and he says I may have a forever waiting period for the big gay wedding (his words) I’m planning in my head. 😅
 

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Oh, and I just watched yellow (I think) puppy sleeping off to the side on his own. He did what looked like an Army crawl to the group, then over a couple of puppies, and then he snuggled up beside the little dark puppy. So sweet.
 

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Precious! When Robin sent photos of the puppies from birth forward, early on I saw “pink boy” and I remember thinking “That’s the one.” Well, it turned out she picked between pink and blue boy for me and pink boy ended up being mine. I didn’t have my heart set on it or anything because all of the puppies were beautiful. I just remember thinking that when I saw the photo, so it’s funny he ended up being mine.

I remember my sister saying, “Get the purple one. He’s always trying to hang himself on the rails and looks like he has a lot of personality!” Lol Turns out Logan has a pretty darn terrific personality himself.

It’s so nice of you to share all of these. With Logan, it was the first time I got to see a puppy from birth forward in photos and videos and it’s pretty special.
 

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They are very active this morning. Whenever I need a smile, I check them out. A lot of times they are sleeping, but they are not this morning (8:10 a.m. EST). One had a leg in his mouth and I kept staring to see if it was his own or a sibling’s — it was his sibling’s. :ROFLMAO:
 

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...is pretty much a conscientious breeder's nightmare situation. It would mean I was a complete failure in choosing a home for this puppy and providing enough advance communication that the puppy buyer knew what she was in for. Clearly, no one talked to this puppy buyer about her experience and what it takes to raise a puppy.

Tomorrow I send each of our puppy buyers a video revealing which puppy they are going to take home. Up until today we haven't told anyone. But now our evaluation and testing are complete, and we spent time assigning puppies to homes, which means going over all their information and previous communications again. I can't imagine placing a puppy with the author of the above post, and if I did I would have to redo everything we do to screen buyers. The fact this person got a puppy is the fault of the breeder, not the buyer.

Anyway, this is the kind of stuff I think about when puppies are about to go home. I dread something like this happening to me.
It traumatized me to read that also. I know there must be so much thought and care that goes into choosing homes and I hope each of yours ends up in a very loving home and they grow up engaged, learning, happy and very much loved.
 
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