Friday, July 31, 2020
Saga of the Northrock Beach Blanket Bingo Litter - Week One
Friday July 31, 2020
Dear puppy pen diary,
On Friday morning July 24, 2020, Our Sweet Marie with her usual flair decided she would have her pups in the closet of the spare bedroom completely disregarding the fact we had been sleeping together in the whelping room for the past 5 days and she knew the space well.
Marie made it very clear to me standing outside that closed door at 7:15 am, after being in Stage 1 labour all the previous night that it would be in my best interest to open that door. Now to be fair to Marie it is a room she was familiar with and the closet did have a stash of stuffies and dog beds but it was a room we did not use.
I have come to understand in our 3.5 year relationship together that Marie always knows what is best for Marie and so deciding to go with the flow I said “Sure, let’s get it done. But just to let you know it will only be 1 pup!” We barely had time to strip out the closet and lay some bedding down for her before she presented us with Frankie at 7:33 am Friday July 24, 2020.
We moved swiftly to the whelping room as soon as Marie gave us the green light where she quickly had Annette, Sugar Kane, Bonnie, Eric von Zipper, Bullet, Lorelei and was finished whelping by 8:52! That’s approximately 11.5 minutes each. Let me tell you it was all hands on deck at our house that morning.
Marie is doing very well physically and has rebounded with great aplomb to her typical sweet self. She dedicates her days to cleaning and feeding her offspring with great gusto and stands politely with a watchful eye when I am cleaning the puppy pen and weighing pups twice daily. Which by the way by Day 6 all the pups had doubled their birth weight, good job team.
Nail clipping commenced on Day 3 and will continue every 3 days going forward. Oh my gosh, let me just share how difficult a task that is to achieve, those nails are itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny little things that are clipped with human nail clippers, a very steady hand and nerves of steel.
Some soft toys have been introduced to the whelping box on Day 5 to give a little bit of a challenge crawling over and around them. They stimulate their senses and besides that they also make a great place to rest and snuggle for a minute while on that long trek across the pen to get to the other side.
P!nkie has been an incredibly patient big sister this week. Although she can hear those siblings she has yet to meet them and she is so very intrigued. Perhaps she will get to meet them this coming week but, first we will have to have Marie’s permission of course.
Week 2 is about to start and we just may find a few eyes opening and maybe some ear flaps dropping and their hearing kicking in. Then we’ll be in for a noisy rambunctious time after these 2 senses are functioning.
Catch you next week. Over and out from the puppy pen.
Susan, Sweet Marie, et al
These puppies all have special homes waiting for them. If you would like to follow the litter's progress please join us on Facebook and like our Northrock Barbets page to see frequent updates and photos.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
On July 27th the Jax and Scarlett puppies were born at Treebeard Barbets.
|CH Northrock’s Good Vibrations x GCH TreeBeard’s Barbetdeau Mirage|
Congratulations to breeder Janet Black Evans on the arrival of 3 beautiful puppies, 2 girls and 1 boy. Many thanks to Jax's co-owner Paul Walker and his family for helping to make this breeding possible.
Scarlett and her pups are doing great and we are all looking forward to watching this exciting litter develop.
*These puppies are spoken for.*
Saturday, July 25, 2020
|GCH Treebeard's Jack Of All Trades x CH Northrock's Forever Yours CGN ****These puppies have all been spoken for *****|
On July 24th, 2020 under Susan Luyendyk's watchful care, Marie gave birth to a beautiful litter of seven puppies. There are four females and three males. Many thanks to Jack's owners, Janet Black Evans and Brittany and Karsten Grolle for all of their co-operation.
Mama Marie and her little ones are doing great and we are looking forward to watching these precious pups grow and develop.
If you would like to follow the litter's progress please join us on Facebook and like our Northrock Barbets page to see frequent updates and photos.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Glenna Spelrem and her Barbet, Lyric have recently earned the Novice through Expert Trick Dog Titles with the organization Do More With Your Dogs. We are thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment that represents the incredible relationship this pair have.
Some of the tricks they performed are captured in this collage and they include; mail carrier, barrel (ball) roll, play the piano, wave goodbye, wave poles, skateboarding, painting and scent detection.
"These titles not only represent a training achievement, but a dedication to the enrichment of your dog, and a symbol of the bond you have built through this process".
Glenna and Lyric have also been having fun in agility and in June they brought home two new titles to add the alphabet soup behind Lyric's name, Northrock's Dance With Me RA, NAC, ICC, NJC, TN-N, WV-I, S-HP-I, O-BR-I, RATO, DN, NS
Congratulations on your success!!!
Please enjoy these two videos of Lyric running these NADAC courses.
Glenna and Lyric have a beautiful partnership and are an outstanding team
We can't wait to see what they will get up to next!🎉