Paws for Puppy Tales - September 2020

Updated: 2 days ago

9-16 With fairly regular posts to my blog lately you'd think I have a life to tell about, but actually my frequent posts is more out of boredom than things to tell. That and maybe I keep coming to my website wishing I had new pictures or news to add to the website instead of just my private blog. Fingers crossed that soon there will be some changes and additions to the website itself. Last night Christine was wanting to confirm the AKC registered name for her/my girl saying that she was going to get it filled out for me to sign when we are in Lincoln. I confirmed the name I had chosen, but expressed hesitation in making it that official while Skye (the puppy) is still so young; reminding her that with 6 more weeks still to go/grow there was always the possibility that she could not work out for me. Certainly not expecting or wanting anything like that to happen, but you just never know. She agreed that she was jumping the gun and said she will hold off on the registration for now. The litter is not 5 1/2 weeks old and doing great. Skye is about 1 1/2 lbs and charting in the 6 lb range.........perfect! Haven't heard any more from Debarah (no surprise) and figure I will give her until the end of the month before asking again. I did however see that she posted on Facebook about a 10 week old male puppy whose eyes never opened (meaning he has no eyes). I automatically assumed that he was a sibling to the female I've been talking to Debarah about, but not really sure since she does not give out information on any pups/litters unless she is considering them for me. The age of this male is VERY close which makes me assume he is a littermate. Saw that information and hoped it would not affect the possibility of getting the female. Debarah sent me the photos of the girl (at 8 weeks old) knowing about the little boy so I'm guessing she is still a possibility. We'll (wait and) see. . . . . . . That's it for doggie news. Covid has put a damper on this summer goings on, but my sisters and I have been blessed to be able to enjoy the backyard resort of my nephew's swimming pool and hot tub once a week for most of the summer. It has truly been GRAND and such a blessing having that day each week to look forward to. So blessed and thankful for this family of mine.

9-10 Just a quickie; I did get photos of Debarah's pup over the weekend as promised and at 8 weeks I do like what I see of this female as well. Fingers crossed that she will work out in my favor. My reply to Debarah thanking her for the pictures and questions asked went unanswered so I am back to waiting on her. This is the way she works :/, partially I think that her life is filled these days with taking care of her elderly mother's needs, and that she doesn't seem to give much about a pup unless she is fairly certain of their show/breeding quality. Christine on the other hand has been very accommodating with pictures and videos. Her pups are 4 weeks old now and getting playful and fun. I've decided on a name for her; **ICE ICE BABY STARLIT HEARTLAND SKY** and will call her Skye. Now let's just hope she progresses nicely and actually gets to come be a part of the Heartland breeding family. Actually came up with a name for Debarah's girl as well **Windsong's Sweet Heartland Serenade**; have not come up with a call name for her just yet. But I'm very happy with the AKC registered names. Now, if I could just get these two girls here, Heartland's show/breeding program will be back in action!

9-5 Time to get the September blog started. First up is that the entries opened up for the Lincoln NE show first weekend of October, and Kathy & I were right there at 8pm on Sept. 3 to submit our entries. Confirmation came through today (via charges to our credit cards) that our entries were counted as part of the 1000 entries allowed. So it looks like FINALLY I will be showing again. It's been a long time coming with no shows since late February because of the Covid pandemic. It's still going on, but precautions are being taken and wearing masks is mandated. Looking forward to the show and hope Winston looks and does well enough to win over the Rykers' dogs. Secretly wish (for that reason) that they were not going to be there, but they will be. Christine also submitted entries for the show and plans to be there with Gracie & Whisky. I do believe that she will be traveling with her litter of pups (the female I am hoping for), so I will hopefully get to meet her that weekend. The pups will be just shy of 8 weeks old, so a fun age to meet her for the first time. I'm hoping really hard that she will be one of the two female pups I've been pretty patiently waiting for. I spoke with Debarah B. yesterday inquiring about an update and photos of her female and got pretty much the usual, "she's looking very nice" with an added weight info of 1.14 lbs at 8 weeks. She told me that pictures would be taken this weekend so I'm hoping new pics will be coming soon (hopefully without me having to ask for them again). Other than that I don't know too much about this pup so it's hard to get to excited about her right now. I'm hoping she too will be the one of the two girls I hope to add. If she works out, she will be of age to come home in early October. Fingers crossed and lot of prayers that soon my blog posts will be of welcoming two new pretty girls to the Heartland show/breeding program.

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