New addition to our pack

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New addition to our pack

Post by M. Lemstr » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Our pack of 4 (me, a Dane ***, a Boxer *** and a Deerhound dog) has
been expanded today. I got a call from a friend who asked me if I wanted to
sacrifice even more space to house a throw-away Greyhound-bearded collie
mix expected to litter in two weeks or so. She got knocked up by a
Dobermann  or a golden mix (both were present) and the owner didnt want to
pay for anything so he told the vet to put her down. The vet, the friend,
immediately thought of me. I dont know if i should be glad about that. I
said no at first because the last thing I need is another basket case after
taking care of crazy Bubba (a messed up GSD/Rotweiler) for 5 years. But
when I went over to see her i knew she was for me. She really is quite a
goodlooking dog but her belly is so big she looks like a potbelly pig. She
looks like a bearded collie but she has a much thinner, silkier coat and
she is very fast. Even with the belly. Im really gonna have to get busy to
find enough homes for the pups (there are six of them as far we can tell).

Anyway, Lucy arrived a couple of hours ago and the guys have treated her
good so far. She is a bit shy but Ill get her over that. Its really nice
to have a new one come to us The dogs like it to but Mary (the dane) isnt
so sure yet. Trish (boxer) likes everybody except for toy breeds and Mac
(deerhound dog) likes all ***es, knocked up or not. My guess is that she
and Trish will be great friends as they are both 4 and Mary is already 9
and doesnt like all the hyper stuff. Trish is very happy about having
someone to run and play with. Mary is too lazy.

We all went for a walk and Lucy seems to be a very nice, outgoing dog
allthough she has some obedience stuff to learn. Ill get to that after the
pups are gone. The Bearded in her tells her to stay close and the Greyhound
tells her to take off. The poor thing doesnt know WHAT she wants so she
just runs in circles. Very funny. She really does have a lot of energy for
being so pregnant. When we came back she had a BIG nap and was totally
comfortable. She fits right in.

Ill keep you posted.

M. Lemstra

"If you can get them to ask the wrong questions, you dont have to worry
about the answers."

 
 
 

New addition to our pack

Post by Lisa Bair » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> She really is quite a
> goodlooking dog but her belly is so big she looks like a potbelly pig. She
> looks like a bearded collie but she has a much thinner, silkier coat and
> she is very fast. Even with the belly.

Sounds like an agility dog to me! <VBG>

Good luck,
Lisa Baird
Haleakala PWDs

 
 
 

New addition to our pack

Post by Darle » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00


It's people like you that make this world a better place and restore my
confidence in the human race.  That was very commendable of you to take
Lucy in and save her life and the lives of her babies.  I wish you the
best of luck, keep us posted and always know that you did the right
thing.  God bless.

Darlene

 
 
 

New addition to our pack

Post by M. Lemstr » Fri, 27 Mar 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
> It's people like you that make this world a better place and restore my
> confidence in the human race.  That was very commendable of you to take
> Lucy in and save her life and the lives of her babies.  I wish you the
> best of luck, keep us posted and always know that you did the right
> thing.  God bless.

> Darlene

Thanks for the comliment but its really not that big a deal.

Anyway, she is doing very well...as I thought she would she has now made a
alliance with the boxer...she is very busy trying to decide on a place to
have her pups but I really want her to do it in the room i intended for
her...well see.

 
 
 

New addition to our pack

Post by Pooh » Fri, 27 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Believe it or not ... it is a big deal.  The last time I went to the SPCA they
had a Springer Spaniel there that had puppies, she was taken there pregnant.
The owners were too stupid to have her spayed and then didn't want to deal
with it when she did get pregnant.

My last trip to the Humane Society, they had 3 pups in one kennel, then about
2 weeks later when I went back they had more pups in the back that were
waiting to go to where they kept the rest of the dogs.

So, yes, You while you think it's nothing ... it means alot to your new
addition and folks like me that if could would take everyone of those dogs
home from the Humane Society and the SPCA I would.  ;0)

Good Job
Robin

Quote:



> > It's people like you that make this world a better place and restore my
> > confidence in the human race.  That was very commendable of you to take
> > Lucy in and save her life and the lives of her babies.  I wish you the
> > best of luck, keep us posted and always know that you did the right
> > thing.  God bless.

> > Darlene

> Thanks for the comliment but its really not that big a deal.

> Anyway, she is doing very well...as I thought she would she has now made a
> alliance with the boxer...she is very busy trying to decide on a place to
> have her pups but I really want her to do it in the room i intended for
> her...well see.

 
 
 

New addition to our pack

Post by M. Lemstr » Sun, 29 Mar 1998 04:00:00


We were wrong! The pups are born today! Much earlier then we thought so
there was some panic. But when the first one was born I immediately saw
that it was carried to term. It was FAT! Unfortunately the last one of the
pups was stillborn but the rest (three dogs and two ***es) are doing
fine. So is mom.

This was definately the smoothest littering I ever saw. When I woke up this
morning and went to check on the dogs I found her behind the couch. She had
started to pant. I called my vet right away because we had mistakenly
decided that she had another two weks to go from what the former owner had
told us. We think he may not have realised her pregnancy right away and
must have given us a later date as being lasdt day of her heat as a
reference for calculating due date.

Anyway, when my vet came, 30 minutes later, the first dog had already been
born. It took another twenty for the second and third one to be born. This
third one is a small *** pup with a strange kink in her tail. She appears
fine for the rest. In a steady pace on to the other two...a slight delay
(she was very tired) and then, unfortunately a stillborn dogpup. it wasnt
fully grown.

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She got knocked up by a Dobermann  or a golden mix (both were present)

Definately the dobermann, the dogpups have tan spots.
said no at first because the last thing I need is another basket case after

Quote:
> taking care of crazy Bubba (a messed up GSD/Rotweiler) for 5 years.

She is no basketcase. She is a very calm and sensible dog. Even during the
delivery she had no problem with me touching her or the pups..I had a ***
in labor chase me through the house once because I came to close..hehe..

She really is quite a goodlooking dog but her belly is so big she looks
like a potbelly pig. She

Quote:
> looks like a bearded collie but she has a much thinner, silkier coat and
> she is very fast. Even with the belly. Im really gonna have to get busy
to
> find enough homes for the pups (there are six of them as far we can

tell).

The pups also seem to be very smart looking dogs. They are very
shorthaired, like their father.
I think they will be racy dogs because they now have collie, greyhound and
doberman ***.
Im very curious about their final appearance. I hope theyll be cute
because Im gonna have to move heaven and earth to find them all good homes
in 10 weeks. After that Ill have to repair my house...hehe...

I have to say I am amazed that Lucy has been running like that yesterday.
It made me think that it was going to be even more then two weeks. and the
this morning I thought shemay have gone into premature labour after that
rough play with the other dogs. But, all are in fine shape...

I have put a whelping box in the corner of the room a couple of feet away
from the original spot they were born and moved them all in. Lucy thinks
its great...

Quote:
>She is a bit shy but Ill get her over that.

She did...immediately...hehe...shy? yeah..whatever!

Quote:
> We all went for a walk and Lucy seems to be a very nice, outgoing dog
> allthough she has some obedience stuff to learn. Ill get to that after
the
> pups are gone. The Bearded in her tells her to stay close and the
Greyhound
> tells her to take off. The poor thing doesnt know WHAT she wants so she
> just runs in circles. Very funny. She really does have a lot of energy
for
> being so pregnant. When we came back she had a BIG nap and was totally
> comfortable. She fits right in.

I still cant beleive how that dog got around like that having a fully
grown litter inside her...She was outrunning every single one of the other
dogs...Geeeezz...weird, huh?
Quote:
> Ill keep you posted.

> M. Lemstra

> "If you can get them to ask the wrong questions, you dont have to worry
> about the answers."