|Posted on 26 April, 2022 at 21:30|
It feels as though we have had puppies all year! Wait! We HAVE had puppies all year! What??
Coco had her last litter of three pups on January 3, 2022 and Maggie May had her second litter of 9 puppies on January 9, 2022...the only thing is after the families came for their little darlings, we kept back one of Maggie's little boys to have here as a playmate for his sister who came back to us for 4 weeks while her family went out of town. and now they are both back...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 31 August, 2021 at 11:40|
...sounds of crickets...
Well, the nest is empty again. And I am happy! Why do I say that with such elation, you ask? Am I cold hearted? Dont I like PUPPIES? Really? Indeed I do! But more than that is the fact that when a puppy leaves the LaBelle Labrador Site they are moving on to greater things! More one on one! More adventures! That is why I am happy today!
So, as my waiting list grows for 2022, I will enjoy my solitude and quietness...
|Posted on 29 June, 2021 at 21:35|
Maggie May has had her first litter of 10 puppies! Oh My Gosh! I didn't think she honestly looked that big! But she hid them up in her ribcage...she had to have! Otherwise, where did they come from? Those little darlings came on June 25th, a day before my stepdad's birthday. And Maggie is a GOOD mother. Very attentive. When I send her outdoors to potty, though...she is still digging a hole. I don't get it. Her puppies have a very nice place to nest. Apparently it's not dirty enough! HA!Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 May, 2021 at 23:05|
Maggie May and Joe Biz had found each other and did what doggies do best...and what will come of it, you say? I can only hope and pray a full litter of VERY healthy and beautiful yellow puppies! And if there is one black puppy, then that will even be better (That one is for Evie!).
Another fun bit of information I would like to add here is that, yes, I did it...I pulled Coco out of retirement and got her and Dash together ONCE AGAIN and, well, ahemmm...they enjoyed their little 20 minut...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 February, 2021 at 15:30|
The Coco Puffs are already two weeks old! They're eyes are open and now their ears are starting to open as well. Such little darlings! My granddaughter, Vienna, was over last night and today when she helped me to tag the puppies (give them their collars) administer de-worming med and weigh them, when we were done she walked away saying," see you later, little darlings!" And it got me thinking what is so cute about that word, "darling" and I think it's the "ling" part of the word.
Then ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 January, 2021 at 17:15|
Coco did it again! She brought forth her new litter of 8 new puppers! Coco has really amazed me over the years with her ability to whelp (give birth) her pups with NO HELP whatsoever! In fact, I purposely left the room so she could get a new puppy out on her own. She likes to do things HER way. She is just like that!
And another thing that is pretty exciting...all eight puppies have new owners coming to pick them up on puppy pick up day! Woohoo! That is my favorite day! Seeing the fami...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 December, 2020 at 22:40|
OFA has a special certificate for dogs who meet the parent standards of their breed. It is called CHIC certification. I decided to get Maggie May CHIC certified.
Last week was her eye exam and she passed! The other genetic testing and xrays were done months ago and she passed those tests as well. So Maggie has been set to a higher standard, which means her pups will be going for $800 each when I have her bred in the spring of 2021.
This is all so exciting...
|Posted on 2 December, 2020 at 22:35|
I did it. It wasn't planned from the beginning but Coco went into her estrus cycle and she seemed so eager for another round of pups that I had to oblige her.
So Coco and Dash are at it again! They tied twice for 20 minutes each time and now the date is set for January 21, 2021....
Imagine that! I was concerned that Coco would bring Maggie into her heat cycle as well and I am most certainly not ready for 2 litters at the same time this soon. But Maggie decided to wait for better w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 October, 2020 at 11:30|
The puppies have all gone to their new homes! The nest is empty!
Pepper and Coco are officially retired now. They are both 8 years old and have given us wonderful, beautiful, and healthy puppies and now it is time for them to enjoy their golden years (though I know they loved having their little puppies and were good mamas!)
Maggie is 2 years old and in 2021 she will be bred for her first time. I have gone the extra mile with her and got her CHIC certified through OFA...which simp...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 18 August, 2020 at 22:50|
Wow. The Coco Puffs are nearing their 7 week birth age...in 3 days! and they will be going home in 4days! Funny...I'm gonna miss those little darlings. But! Their new lives will just be beginning and they will be very very happy. I am sure of it!
Pepper's Ronies just turned 4 weeks old today. They have come a long way. Their mother had an emergency hysterectomy when they were just shy of 1 week old and Coco was called in to be the wet-nurse until Pepper arrived the next day to claim her...Read Full Post »