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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #470 on: February 17, 2010, 05:27:33 pm »
Blaze is beautiful, Chuck.  What color are his eyes?

OT:  On a whippet board I visit, someone posted that their whippet Helen is now in labor and they've set up a video camera.  So, if anyone has any interest in seeing a whippet giving birth, go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shannon-down-whippet-litters

You'll need a password to enter.  It's whippets.


Update:

6-1/2 hours later, there are three puppies:

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #471 on: March 02, 2010, 03:56:07 pm »
My Mum's doggy is going to be a mummy in early March.. and my sisters dog is the daddy!

A Christmas fling..  :laugh: ......... totally not planned but the dogs were together a bit more than planned at Christmas time due to christmas and the wedding.. and thats the result.....

This is the two of them back last summer...





Good news and bad news here.. on Saturday morning Lundie, my mums doggie had two adorable little puppies.....









but last night, my sisters doggy, Bracken, the daddy, got loose from the back garden, and went for a wander. Now he's done that before and has come back later barking at the front door. But this time, he was missing for 5 hours before the police found him in a layby near the airport... he was clipped by a car and had been killed...  :-\

The kids are distraught but at least they have the puppies at their granny's house to keep their spirits up.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #472 on: March 02, 2010, 04:12:27 pm »
Poor Bracken.  :(  The driver of the car probably didn't even see him until it was too late.  Hopefully, he didn't suffer much.

Will your sister's family be taking one of the puppies now?

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #473 on: March 02, 2010, 04:22:11 pm »
Wow.....Kelda, talk about a big high and a big low.

I'm so sorry about Bracken!


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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #474 on: March 02, 2010, 06:42:07 pm »
I think they will take one of the puppies, yes.

I think it would have been pretty quick as its a dual carriageway so the cars would have been going at some speed. Eilidh, my sister, said he had a small scratch on his nose and his leg but apart from that nothing, so I think it probably was.

He's now buried in a large pot in my sisters back garden, just like my Mum's previous doggy, Dieleaus.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #475 on: March 02, 2010, 10:17:57 pm »
I am sorry about Bracken, Kelda. He was such a cute, bright-eyed little scamp. Very sad for your sister's family to lose him.

The puppies are darling! I'd want to keep both of them. I can't resist little puppies. That is why I get all my dogs spayed and neutered---if one of them had babies, I'd be naming them all and wanting to keep them. That would just be too much. I hope you all keep both of the puppies...at least in the family. :)
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #476 on: March 03, 2010, 10:21:09 am »
I certainly wont take one...it wouldnt be fair to the pup or my kitty cat to take a pup when we're out for a good percentage of the day.

But we'll see.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #477 on: March 05, 2010, 10:21:50 pm »
Ember turned six months old on March 1st.

She's losing her puppy look.


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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #478 on: March 06, 2010, 07:33:38 am »
Ember turned six months old on March 1st.

She's losing her puppy look.



Ember! She is so beautiful. She looks regal and very much a little lady! Tell us about her personality. Is she affectionate, mischievous, rowdy, quiet...? She looks sweet, but as I know from my Roxy--looks don't always tell the tale!  :P :D ;)
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #479 on: March 06, 2010, 11:09:54 am »
Ember! She is so beautiful. She looks regal and very much a little lady! Tell us about her personality. Is she affectionate, mischievous, rowdy, quiet...? She looks sweet, but as I know from my Roxy--looks don't always tell the tale!  :P :D ;)

Shasta, it seems to me that Ember has a split personality.  She is a totally different dog inside the house than she is outside.

Inside, she is a little bat out of hell who isn't afraid of anything.  We had just had her a couple of days, when she came bounding down the stairs and, in a simple, effortless leap, jumped right up on a console table we have near the front door.  I was amazed, because Madison had never jumped up on anything -- well, except a sofa or a bed.  At the time, I was looking into getting a pet gate to keep her contained, but, once I saw her jumping ability, I nixed that idea, figuring that with a running start, she could easily clear most gates.  She loves to run upstairs to the bedrooms and plop herself down.  Pity the poor soul who just happens to be lying there.  She's scared my husband half to death on too many occasions to count.  Now we're keeping the bedroom doors closed.  She's also a counter and table surfer and, as previously noted, has a taste for computer cables (as well as phone chargers, wristwatches, and cell phones).  She loves Flossies and Bully Sticks.  She has the ability to stretch her body to its fullest and reach deep down into the tallest of waste baskets to retrieve whatever has been deposited there, especially used Kleenex.  Sweet Madison only chewed up two things that I remember while a puppy:  a pencil and a Berenstein Bears book -- and believe you me, my girls were very young at the time, and there were toys and books everywhere. 

Outside, Ember is a little scaredy cat who can't wait to get back inside.  Her trainer says that the breeder did her no favors keeping her as long as she did -- I believe it was because whippets develop slowly and the breeder couldn't decide which puppy she wanted to keep as a show dog -- because living in a quiet suburb, she was not exposed to the sounds of the city or given as much socialization as she should have received.  Ember is gradually getting used to the sounds of traffic, but the elevated trains scare the you-know-what out of her (and I mean this literally).  She is a cautious dog, hesitant to meet other dogs unless I approach them first, but, strangely, she is friends with the meanest dog who lives in our townhouse complex. (This is a dog that is so intimidating that he has to be put outside or locked in a bedroom when workmen arrive, yet Ember will approach him without a second thought.)  She has made considerable progress in getting used to the sounds of cars, etc., but she still has a way to go.  Of couse, she LOVES to run.  My sister has a huge backyard, and I have taken her running there a couple of times now as well as on a tennis court close to our house.  She is amazingly fast. 

We've got her enrolled in a Puppy Kindergarten class -- six dogs total -- which is taught by her trainer.  The trainer is pleased with the progress Ember's made socially in class because each week she's letting a little bit more of her personality show.

All in all, she's a sweet puppy, a real cuddler.  She loves her stuffies, and she's having lots of fun with the toys that Madison never played with.  She's totally different than Madison, but that's a good thing because Madison had lots of "issues."