Saturday, October 31, 2009

Advice

Rudy is slowly slipping back down hill. He is walking (although somewhat stilted), but the gleam in his eye just isn't there anymore. He is also have some bladder control issues while he is asleep. I know several of you have been through this and I sure could use your advice on how to make him as comfortable as possible.

On a happier note, Sue Stockslager, Jeri Lami, Leslie Reed and Heidi Spradling are coming to help me evaluate the puppies. We will be taking lots of pictures - so stay tuned.....

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rudy update

Rudy continues to show improvement thanks to the "miracle drugs". Eight years ago Rudy, a honest to goodness red merle, came to our home as a rescue foster. We found a new home for him, but they returned him after a week because he had "GAS"! He has been with us ever since. We are not certain of his age but think he is probably 9 or 10. He has a great spirit, and I even managed to get a HT on him despite knowing absoultely nothing about herding. His herding days are over but we are keeping our fingers crossed that we can get him over the hump.


Rudy's status

The news on Rudy is not good - he has a two compressed discs. We rushed him to the Vet as soon as we saw him having difficulty standing and walking. Thankfully, he is not paralyzed. His rear legs just kept giving out on him. He was given the "miracle" shot and is back on an anti-inflammatory and a muscle relaxer. This morning he is showing some improvement and actually got up and walked a few steps to get a drink. Our Vet is not optimistic that he will make a full recovery and is not recommending surgery at this time. He is on crate rest for now. I am contacting the acupuncture/chiropractic mobile Vet in area to see when she can come see him. She is a miracle worker and we hope that will give him some relief. In any event, Rudy's rough and tumble, run around like an idiot, frapping days are over.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Puppy Party!

The puppies will be 8 weeks old this Wednesday. Anyone interested in coming to a Halloween Puppy Party on Saturday? I would love to get some fresh eyes and hands on this litter. Costumes will be optional!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cute Puppy Poses - 7 weeks b-day party

The puppies were 7 weeks old yesterday and spent the day playing outside!

Where you going Rick?

Belle

Doolittle

Tank (in flight), Norm and Rosie

Winston on the move.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Fun

I'm not to busy to try this..... Pumpkin Patch Primitive Quilts is having a giveaway. Any Quilters out there, check this cool giveaway out and let them know I sent you.

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hi all, I am really swamped at work (never a good thing when your a Probation/Parole officer) and by the time I clean the puppy pen and get my husband fed - I'm too pooped to pop . The puppies are doing great and finally got to experience the yard. Our weather has been so wet recently they have been house bound. I promise I will post more cute puppy poses soon......

Friday, October 16, 2009

Puppy Poses 10-16-09

My thanks to all my blogging friends for your kind words over the loss of little Jackie. It was tough a decision, but the right thing to do. Yet another example of "breeding ain't for the feint of heart".

I captured these shots this evening.....There is nothing like sweet little puppies to lift your spirits!











Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sad News

This afternoon our little one (Jackie) started having seizures. We rushed her to the Vet and made an attempt to sway them. As the evening progressed, the seizures came more frequently and with more intensity. Our very caring Vet met Rick at his office around 9 pm and we let her go. Jackie was the puppy that had the head injury at 5 days old. She had shown so much improvement over the past weeks and appeared to be on her way to being a happy companion in the making. We don't know what triggered this downward spiral.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's Official

It's official! Jill is a Champion!

CH Grangefield Lyberty Savannah - DN16299401

Conformation - Awards Processed Through 29-SEP-2009

CH
Number of Points: 15
Number Major Wins: 2
Number Major Judges: 2
Total Number Judges: 8

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Puppy Visit

Loren and Nick drove up from Athens, Ga yesterday to visit the puppies. A really nice couple who will be taking on of our littles one home soon.
Here's Loren with Rosie!
The puppies loved having new people to play with & wore themselves out!
Doolittle took a snooze in my arms.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Puppy 5 Week Pictures

Presenting the WWII Litter @ 5 weeks
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Lyberty's Memphis Bell
"Bell"

Lyberty's Rosie the Riverter
"Rosie"

Lyberty's D-Day at Normandy
"Norman"
Lyberty's Sherman Tank
"Tank"
Lyberty's Winston Churchill
"Winston"
Lyberty's Jimmy Doolittle
"Doolittle"
(Not cooperating with this process)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cute Puppy Poses - 10-7-09

The puppies are 5 weeks old today - Here are some cute puppy poses I took this morning - we will try to get stacked pictures soon.







Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cute Puppy Poses

Jackie (Lyberty's Spitfire) decided the easiest way to get her fair share to eat is to sleep with her head in the bowl !
The puppies are quite rambunctious so we expanded the puppy pen to it's full size - They can run and play all they want now.
Can't do puppy poses without cute puppy bellies!

First meal in the big pen.
We attached an open crate to the pen.
The puppies immediately piled up in the crate for a snooze


Friday, October 2, 2009

Names

No pictures today - Rick is having some minor surgery - Hernia repair.

Here are the names we have come up with for the WWII litter:
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THE GIRLS
Lyberty Rosie the Riveter - "Rosie"
Lyberty Memphis Belle - "Bell or Bella"
Lyberty Spitfire - "Jackie" (First American Woman to fly the British Spitfire)
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THE BOYS
Lyberty Sherman Tank - "Sherm or Sherman"
Lyberty Winston Churchill - "Winston"
Lyberty D-Day @ Normandy - "Norm"
Lyberty Jimmy Doolittle - "Doo"

We welcome any other suggestions - There are so many to pick from we may have to another WWII litter.