Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Puppies Are All Sold, Again

I know they're adorable and cute. I know that when any person comes to see them, they instantly find "the one." I also know that the family that has a Heeler puppy is "in-for" raising a baby that is full of energy, a pup that chews-up crazy stuff, and makes a lot of mistakes. But the look they give you is filled with innocence, "Whad' I do?" Instantly, we're over it. We try to teach them, but they are sometimes so super-hyper A.D.D. Steve and I have to go get them and make them see things like: Don't go in the horses' pens, the sheep, the goats, the pigs, and especially the cattle pens. (We don't have any steers or heifers right now)


They need to learn to be invited, especially with cattle. Our horses don't have that great peripheral vision that a lovely heifer is blessed to have in those big, soft eyes. The horses will eventually kick if anything bites them long enough. Our four-year-old, red-headed, grandson Jaxon, crawled-in with our mare and was biting her pastern (YES, he did!) because she had kicked their Queensland Heeler, Dixie, (Darby's sister) Banner just stood there and took it and I'm grateful this horse knew the difference between a little child and a new grouchy dog. Dixie the Heeler, was in her "protecting-mode because Jaxon was near a "big creature." I'm not sure she'd ever seen a horse out in Arizona.


Mercedes is Sold


Jetta is Sold


Rover and Austin are Sold


Chevy is Sold

We will have puppies again. I don't have a clue when this will be. Please check back with us. The puppies are apart of our family and some of the best memories for our grandchildren. Darby is going to be retired to the porch. Thank you dear families the have received our puppies. It's really hard to let them go. When the puppies are completely gone and I see their play kennel. I really do cry.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Now Darby Has Puppies 5 Weeks Old And This Is It!




 
Darby and Duelly
 
Our photographer took so many pictures of the puppies I wanted to go in and take a nap when it was over. He started in the middle of the day and stayed until the sun went behind the hills up the canyon, here. This time the puppies were born a wee bit early, maybe because Darby was so excited to see our daughter, Kiely when she came to visit us on January 2nd. Darby had her puppies that next night.
 
Darby and Kiely were inseparable from the time she was a senior in high school and junior college. Darby knows her best buddy in the world and it had been a long time since Kiely had made the trip back here from Wyoming. I think this was maybe the first time Darby was nose to nose with Kiely's toddler Dune, our granddaughter. We (my husband and I) thought she might be a little jealous of Dune... but not a bit. Darby took to her as she did to Kiely and was trying to groom the little one. It was precious to see her love for Kiely's little pup, Dune. 
 
The labor was long as usual and went until the next day. Darby does have lots of breaks between newborns and that is a blessing that they don't deliver all at once. Because of early beginning these puppies won't be ready to leave until at least seven weeks old. They just started eating soft, soft food and now drink water.
 
These are the pictures I picked today. I was wrong on my count of how many photos were taken a couple days ago. I scroll through the pictures over and over. I know the puppies but my place in the roll of pictures...I just lost my place so many times. The little girl known as Mercedes was the first to have pictures, so I'll start with the girls first. Remember that the photographs are of really young puppies I'll put more up next week.



Mercedes




Mercedes

 
 
Mercedes
Mercedes

 
  This next puppy is a red merle girl with patches and we had her tail docked.
This girl is named Jetta.
 
Jetta
 
 
Jetta
 
 Jetta
 
Now for the boys, we have two blue merle with darker patches and one red male that was the little runt. He doesn't act anything like I thought he would. He's everywhere and bouncing and playing with them all. His name is Chevy and I'll post his pictures last he was so sleepy after tearing around the yard. Freedom!
 
The next two are Rover and then Austin. The two husky-round guys!
 



 Rover
 
Rover
 
Rover
 
 Austin
 
Austin
 
Austin's tail doesn't have a spot on it and he has no dark-spot on his forehead near the ever- present small, white "Bentley Mark" That mark becomes more apparent as they grow older. The blue merles are tri-colored with dark points and red. Austin has a dark dot on his forehead and has an inkblot on his hindquarters and part of his tail. These three boys are buddies, Chevy explores  a bit more and loves to hang-out at people. They have such different personalities. My granddaughters have given him so much attention!What a red dog?"
 
 This is Chevy

Chevy
 
 
Chevy
 
 
Chevy
 
Chevy

My email is susankaylazenby@gmail.com
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Laney's Girls Are Gone!


 
Marnie's Puppies Are All Sold



Marnie has sold all the girls except Tinkerbell and Lottie I think two of her children were hiding these puppies because they're so fun and always in the kid's arms. Tinkerbell was a little shy at first, but with Lottie they both run at the camera so they can give kisses and be held. Marnie's email is: stevenmarnie@gmail.com in case you're interested in  stout, bouncy, Blue Heelers. Tinker's ears are just beginning to go up and will probably be upright by next Sunday or Monday. The pups grow so fast.

Laney Mother
Her Mother is Darby & Her Sire is Turbo in Piru, CA.

Duelly Is Our Sire


Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell

Here Comes Lottie!

Lottie

Lottie

I still have my litter with 3 boys two blue merle with red points and dark spots and we have 2 red merle females. One has a brown mask. Our litter is still so young and they all cling to their mother. They love my grandchildren and it's really hard to just hold one. They just started eating soft food. And my grandson brought his fancy camera over here and took 292 photos of the puppies. I'm shifting through them all and will try and have some pictures up online tomorrow late evening.

Our litter is out of our Darby and our Duelly
 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We Have Two New Litters Of Puppies! Five Girls Are Ready For A Family and Five More Almost Ready!

I'm not sure where to begin this post. I knew for sure that Laney and Duelly bred. My grandchildren begged for one last time. I was told by the vet that Darby wouldn't be having anymore puppies. She was though and obviously has no signs of a heat and breeding. She was as grouchy to Duelly as she ever was. I think part of that is her babies, Laney and PeeWee are harassed by Duelly and the mother never quits being a mother or in the "pecking-order" for what dog does the sheep and goats work and which dogs stands and watches.

These puppies are from Laney and Duelly $350.00 and if you want to contact my daughter about the puppies her at stevenmarnie@gmail.com

The Puppies
 
This is Lottie and She's A Little One
 
Racer and She Plays Baseball
 
Her Name is Snow White and She Was Snow White
When She Was First Born

This Little Fluff-Ball Is Tinker and A Little Shy. She Loves
Being Held and Oh, "Dog Lips!"

She Is Not The Runt. Her Ears Are Up and Probably The First-out!
Her Name is Kanda and What a Mask!
 
I know it's like I'm introducing Beauty Contestants! These puppies are cutie-pies for sure. Laney and Darby never fail to bless us with puppies that have personalities and great color. They will perform on command. (Not really..Marnie is rolling-her-eyes!) They're puppies and will cause a huge change in your life! I'm not kidding!
 
 

Here's our Darby's little cuties. They're so little and it was so hard taking their pictures in a strange place. Momma was right there too, but they wanted to snuggle so bad and I should have held them before I took the pictures. I got lot of kisses after holding all the puppies. I think they wanted to be swaddled-up like a burrito. We were witnessing "separation anxiety" from their bed.

I made it worse by snapping photos with bright lights in their faces. I used the extra flash to not get the reflection back. My phone camera would've done that.

The puppies are only under 31/2 weeks old and they look like Guinea Pigs. When they're first born they almost look like rats minus the whiskers and the naked-snake tail. We had to try and keep their heads-up during the pictures and they wanted to hug the carpet. As soon as I started taking pictures they started crying and whimpering. Darby would lick the one up for the photo-shoot and sit and back and watch. Seems I've been there before with Kindergarten portraits for my own children.

The first two pictures are the 2 girls with my grand daughters holding them and then with the 3 boys.

Girl Puppies

Boy Puppies



 
I'm posting them individually. Remember, they are really still little babies and the color is just coming-in and I think the lightest girl will be a red merle. I'm still not really sure and I've been surprised before.
 
Oh yeah....They are named after cars. When all your kids are grown and the grandkids are at their own house, I get to name the puppies! No permanent name. I need to know each one by name and not have to describe it every time "we" talk puppies.
 
Girls:
 

Mercedes
 
Jetta
 
 
Jetta's Docked Tail (only one w/o a tail)
 
Here's The Boys:
 
Rover
 
 
 
Austin
 
Chevy
 
Please check-back in on our brood as they get crazy in the next few weeks. They are just now thinking about eating solid (sloppy) food. And in no-way want out of  the large, shavings, whelping box. I think they could get used to my house real quick. I love holding them, smelling them, playing with them and I know I'll cry as each one finds another family. More pictures to come!
 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Update For December

We happily know that we have a girl in gestation and will be delivering puppies around the third week in December. Oh, please; I hope I'm not repeating myself about this event.

The dogs are butter-balls and because today we have a'little chilly rain they want a treat. All of them. Laney and Darby both ran in the house. That just never happens. Darby was dancing all over! She knew a treat was coming. 


Laney here..is looking intently at my hand that's not taking the picture. She's waiting for me to accidentally drop her yummy stuff. I was giggling at her pathetic face, took a few pictures and dropped it in the middle. Lots of real blurry photos. 

This picture is the mother-to-be, Laney. She lives with her family next door. That would be my daughter, Marnie. Her email address is: 
stevenmarnie@gmail.com

Laney's puppies have looked so much like her and then also like her father all speckled blue with no tan points and tan freckled legs.



Laney does have a docked tail and we haven't a real prefence, but always dock the Red Heelers because they are mistaken for coyotes. All the pups have a newborn check right-away and their dew-claws removed.

I'm really looking forward to the FUN! Marnie has four children, but there are seven cousins close-by and these puppies are going to be loved a lot before finally finding their forever family.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We Had Puppies! Now, Blue Bunyip is Sold

All The Puppies Are Sold

The big Bunyip is sold. I received my first inquiry that I noticed... at around 3:45 am and I'm pretty sure the email was send around three. The new family drove a long distance to arrive in Ventura County to check-Bunyip-out. It was a match and I'm so grateful for the terrific families that come to see me to purchase a Heeler. Thank you, all.

We've decided and it's for sure, Darby is going to be neutered. Not only does she need a rest, but I need to not have the feelings of stress of letting puppies leave us. I'm truly not made to be a breeder. I really become too attached. I see Darby kiss and love each puppy and look at me with a smile on her face that she's okay with letting each go and I should had eased-up, it all works out. And now I'm closing the (puppy) book.

I'm leaving this page up because I really believe my daughter's dog, Laney will have another litter before we neuter our absolutely awesome sire. He needs to think of bunnies and livestock. Duelly needs some people/training time without the intensity that males of this breed, carry. I'm glad we're still babysitting one red male for our friend who'll be picking him up Sept. 1st and in the mean-time we'll be having fun watching all the puppies roll around, jumping and playing. 

WE HAD PUPPIES AGAIN!


Please go to my "Off Wellman Way" and see what happened. We do have one puppy left. His name is Bunyip and he's a Blue Boy with a docked-tail. (I thought he'd be a red like his litter mates)

Here's a couple more pictures of him:




I'll take a few more pictures of him tomorrow and post them along with the others that are sold. If you're interested my gmail is: susankaylazenby@gmail.com. The puppy named Bunyip and is $350 and really to go. He's weaned and is 7 weeks old. I'll put up more puppies pictures very soon!