Well, now that we all are staying in our houses and gardens and leave home only for urgent shopping (like searching for toilet paper), it is quite annoying to face curfews the next days due to too many people acting without reason and responsibility.
So we try to cheer up all people being worried about their own health and the health of family and friends and about their existence. Maybe tons of pictures of puppies playing brightes your days a little bit.
Just for the record: They are all being awaited by their furever families!
Now that the sweet little foursome is with us for more than a week, growing nicely, we cherish this boon to see them all chubby and neat and their mom feeling well. So well that she is demanding her midday walkies, enjoying some time with the pack.
Last Wednesday, February 5th, time had come for Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) to give birth to her babies. She had spent the night night before restlessly and wanted to stay in the welping box. In the afternoon, after going through hard labor, the first puppy was born, a mostly black boy with a black mask, weighing ~600 g. He was instantly looking for the milk bar. About half an hour later Kira quite easily gave birth a little grey-white puppy girl of only 490 g, but as hungry and determined as her brother.
After that poor Kira was again suffering from hard labor that seemed not to end. She had already lost some amniotic fluid, and when finally the third baby was born, he was dead. Kira was exhausted and was unable to calm down. At least she was so upset that she did not take much notice of the little black angel. So she did not look for him, but was lying side by side with her first two babies, taking care of them as best as she could.
After 3 hours the fourth puppy was born, another black boy of 580 g that instantly screamed for food. Now finally Kira found some rest. We knew there was another puppy in her belly waiting to work its way out, but we wanted her to recover from that trial. And so she rested, taking care of her babies and taking a nap in between.
At almost 2 am the last black boy smoothly found his way out, the biggest one (about 620 g). Meanwhile Kira was feeling much better, no more panting and burrowing.
The next morning all four pups were moving around and getting nursed and their mom looked quite happy.
Of course we are sad that the perfect little boy (~500 g) di not make it, but deeply grateful about Kira and her D’babies doing fine.
SInce we didn’t ge a clear result about the number of pups by sonography on January 6th and Kira is growing quite big (27 kg / 60 lbs), we had an x-ray done in our veterinary clinic today. There are 5 pups bouncing about in her belly, one has already taken the pole position head first. 😀
Suspense is nearly killing us and we are looking forward to welcome the little huskies in our family and pack. Yet Kira is not in a good mood, because she cannot work out and we actually do not let her jump into or out of the car. She must not do that at the moment, the risk of hurting her or the pups is too high. One boring week is still lying ahead, and we are going to spoil her rotten, so it is not too annoying for her. We know that she will be over the moon, as soon as she has her babies around.
At this point we would like to say big thank you to our verterinary clinic in Heskem-Mölln for their attentive and affectionate care they give to all our dogs, particularly to the moms-to-be. We can highly recommend this vet clinic!
Perhaps, if there are enough people interested in a pup from our kennel, both girls will have a litter, so we might have three.
Please contact us as soon as possible. We would like to get to know the future families of our pups quite well. We are no back yard breeding puppy traffickers, instead we are looking for the best homes!
Yesterday the pups of litter A of Kahnawake turned 3 years old and we hope that each of them had a great birthday party with their families.
Happy birthday and best wishes for our funny boy Bubbles, our fluffy boy Sammy and our great girl and gorgeous mommie Nukka! You changed our lives furever – so huge thanks go to you and your wonderful families!
Yesterday we celebrated our first Kahnawake Summer Powwow. Many of those who own puppies from our kennel, and some people who are interested in our kennel activities, came for a visit. We watches the huskies playing and tussling, enjoyed good food and good conversation. Later that evening, when those who had to take a long ride home (like Sammy and Zelda and their family), we watched a thunderstorm with hard rain and hail from our sunroom.
It was too hot for a real walk altogether, but the dogs had lots of fun in the yard anyway. At first, Sisko made clear to the males that he is the boss, and he stopped Sammy and Koda from brawling in his own cool manner.
When Nukka arrived, all C’babies got quite excited – but Koda even more. He worked har, trying to convince her of his charm and even forgot about his beloved Opra.
Ezri finally laid down in the middle of the lawn, lost in thought, smiling. Not until Nukka’s master started to play the dog whisperer, she joined the pack, sitting around the man with the magic pockets.
In the evening dogs and People were all happy and tired. After the guests had left and the gang of four had gone to sleep in the house, Helmut and I sat down on the terrace, got comfy and enjoyed a glass of wine. This way, Helmut celebrated one of the loveliest birthdays in his life.