More Baby Pics

In the pen – either inside or in the garden – the pups are playing happily (preferably scuffling or castle capture). So we made some first attempts of stacking on a table. It was good enough for some funny pictures.  😆 

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Baby Pics

Here’s just a few pictures of the pups I took with the DSLR and poor light. Nothing to shout about – the pups speak for themselves. With their true nature slightly shining through. 😉

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Voilà!

Now that the B’babies opened their eyes, they discover the world around. They crawl and teeter around in their Fort Alcatraz, play and bicker with each other and snuggle up to one another, nibble on their toys – with mommie Kira keeping two eagle-eyes on them.

They grow up very fast – little guinea pig (or mole) faces turning into teddy bears. And apparently they have tons of fun, even if now anything doesn’t turn out as wished for.

And like in every otherhusky litter with at least 3 males we have a gangleader (Beni), leading any jailbreak from the whelping box, and Berni and Brendan tagging along. If there’s a pityful squeak coming from the babies’ room, they got themselves in another hopeless situation. Like crawling under the plastic mat.

Unfortunately the battery of the big camera gave up right on time. Since daylight was nice today, I quickly took some pics with my mobile – et voilà! The photos are not too bad. Only Brendan didn’t feel like being held up again.

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More Than A Handful Now

The B’babies are 9 days “old” today. Mommie Kira is doing a perfect job, very confident; she likes to take a rest in the garden or take a walk, and she keeps uncle Sisko out of the whelping room giving minimal signs without ever being bitchy.

Meanwhile the B’babies are gaining size and weight constantly, and they seem to change by the minute! They are more than a 1000 grams now. They still look more like guinea pigs than dogs, but they are happily crawling and staggering on 4 paws all through the whelping box. They can not get out yet, but who knows what will happen, when they have opened their eyes!

We are quite curious …!

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Bear with me! It’s quite a job to take pictures of jetblack pups. I am not using a flash, so I am dependant on natural light, and that does not always work as I hoped for. 

 

Welcome, B’babies!

Saturday was the day! After having almost finished her burrow in the garden and going through several phases of mild labour, Kira got restless. We didn’t let her escape to her burrow, what she thought stupid. However she accepted the whelping box, it is already familiar to her.

Shortly after noon she gave birth to 2 dark grey (agouti) boys, Benedict and Bonifatius. About 2 hours later an all-black girl joined the party, Beata. Kira took her time, she stayed calm, took care of her babies, even when in the afternoon a grey boy, Bernard, was born. And before dinner she came along with another all-black, a boy we named Brendan.

Then Kira was finally resting, we cleaned up the box and renewed the blankets. The pups are big and strong, quite demanding. Kira takes care of them very fondly and watches over them. Uncle Sisko lies outside the room, longing to get in, but he dares not to, because he might be growled at.

Yet, in 4 weeks Kira happily will let him take over care and education.

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Whelping box

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Whelping box

 

Final Round

Today Kira got the second shot against CHV (canine herpesvirus), so that the newborn pups will be safe from that disease, because CHV is a very dangerous condition in which a whole litter can die a painful death within 48 hours.

Kira herself is all cool and happy. Even that twitchy giant black dog in the waiting room didn’t vex her. The vet examined her before vaccination and she was very pleased with Kira’s condition. Kira is sleeping and dozing a lot, she enjoys food and her walks – just not the usual length -, and she is cheerful and attentive.

Now we are entering the final round. The pups are due by mid March, and some things still have to be prepared, before the little Sibes will turn our lives upside down for two or three months. We, Salai’s family and the people on the waiting list are quite excited.

Expecting …

Kira (Zausel's Red Rose)
Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose)

After visiting the vet, we know for sure we will have a litter B: at least five little whirlwinds are bustling about in Kira’s womb! As lively as they are, there is no doubt, they are fit as a fiddle.

Kira has her own page on this website with lots of pictures and information (and even more in the blog, tag Kira).

The sire, Salai (Balance Master Speigas) was bred by Laura Baryte (Speigas Kennel, LIT) and is loved and  owned by Monique van Ree-Hagg (NL). his sire Fizzy (Snowmist’s Quicksilver Speigas) is quite famous and just like the dam, Enya (Snowmist’s Rich Image) he was bred by Kim Ramey-LeBlanc (Snowmist Kennel, CAN).

Thank you, Monique, for making this litter possible!

Salai (Balance Master Speigas)
Salai (Balance Master Speigas)

The pedigree of the pups can be downloaded here for further inquiry:

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Pedigree litter-B

With everything going smoothly the little ones will be born after March 16. Until then, the expectant mother will be spoiled with everything she loves – particularly nice walks.

 

Happy Birthday!

A year ago, on Thursday, November 24th 2016, I spend hours together with my beloved Kira. The day before, she came into labor. we were sitting on the couch and I comforted her. I kept to the vet’s orders, saying, “Try to do nothing. Just keep calm and be there. She knows what to do.”

And that is exactly what happened. Between midnight and very early morning she gave birth to three gorgeous pups, litle lumps of sweetness of which Kira took care with great love.

Even though three pups make a small litter, we were really hapy. This way we were able to raise our first husky babies with great care and ease and enjoy the time with the little ones.

Antonius (Bubbles), Alban (Sammy) and Almudis (Nukka) enjoyed a happy and wild childhood and had a great in the snow, too. Daddy Doby (Wahttp://Almudisterfall Velnio Malunas) can be proud of those cute little bits of mischief. 

All three were adopted by loving sportive families, two didn’t even go far, and one lives in the Black Forest. Bubbles’ adventures, collected by his mommie, make up Bubbles’ Baby Blog (in German).

It was a wonderful time, raising those three little fellows, and we are hoping for a second litter in spring or early summer next year – news will be published in good time.

The First Six Months

Bubbles’ two-legged mom did not forget to mention it (in German) – but we were kept busy by a family visit, so we did not announce the first half birthday of litter A of Kahnawake

All three babies have turned out very handsome and beautiful, so Kira may happily rest on her laurels – just like daddy Doby as well!

Antonius of Kahnawake aka Bubbles
Antonius of Kahnawake aka Bubbles

Alban of Kahnawake aka Sammy
Alban of Kahnawake aka Sammy

MBBISS Almudis of Kahnawake aka Nukka
MBBISS Almudis of Kahnawake aka Nukka
Sporty Bubbles (Antonius of Kahnawake) inherited the working line features from both sides. He is a lively boy, almost tireless, and will bring fitness and fun for his pretty active two-legged mom.

More pictures and stories of Bubbles can be found here using the tags Bubbles or Antonius of Kahnawake and in Bubbles’ Baby Blog.

Funny Sammy is very nicely resembling his daddy’s dad, Tiesto (Jo-Kar’s Black Magic Mountain) all in red, and gets his people moving.

More pictures and stories of Bubbles can be found here using the tags Sammy or Alban of Kahnawake.

Princess Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake – Best Baby in Specialty Sjhow twice!) comes out as best of both worlds. She has the perfect structure, movement and head of her daddy Doby (Waterfall Velnio Malunas) and all the qualities of a lively outdoor dog from her mom Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose). She loves to be outside all the time – even at night!

More pictures and stories of Bubbles can be found here using the tags Nukka oder Almudis of Kahnawake.