Beckett was bred to
CH Greenstone's Music Man "Jagger" on September 24th.
The litter will be all chocolate puppies. Ultrasound is the third week of October and the litter will be due November 24 +/- 2 days.
Puppies will be ready for their new homes the second week of January.
||Beckett's ultrasound showed 6 puppies! Her due date is November 24th +/- 2 days.
Ultra Sound 1 Ultra Sound 2
||Beckett has 11 days to go and is getting bigger.
11 days to go
||Beckett has 6 more days to go but I think she'll go early like past litters. I hope she holds off until Monday.
6 days to go
||Beckett had her x-ray today, there are 9 confirmed and they feel there is another one that is hiding
behind another pup. Waiting for the x-ray picture to be sent to me.
||A very busy weekend and Monday. Beckett started labor late Saturday and continued until Sunday when it got
more serious. I was expecting puppies late Sunday night but nothing happened. Monday morning she was still in first stage
and she seemed to be in more pain than expected. Monday morning there was no change so we went to the Cities for a C-section.
It was a good thing because she had some adhesions in the horn and they had to make two incisions to get all the puppies out.
Everyone is perfectly fine and I know Beckett is feeling much much better. There are 7 girls and 3 boys.
Just what I had hoped for! Now Beckett and I need to get some sleep
Very noisy eaters probably from the anesthesia
Collar Colors for the girls
Orange (rust color)
Male Collar Colors
||The pups had a trip to the vet this morning to remove their dew claws. Everyone has gained some weight since their
birth. Beckett's milk is not fully in yet and being only 2 days old, they fill up quickly. She's a good mom and keeps the pups
very clean. The noise level has gone down unless there is a pup that is hungry and Beckett has run dry.
All piled up
||A better night, the pups are getting better at finding the nipple and the anesthesia effect seems to be gone.
Bigger gains in weight since yesterday and they show that they are filling out more. Their coats seem thicker and have lost the lines
in the coats that were visible when they were first born.
All sleeping Some eating
||Happy Thanksgiving! All the pups posted good gains in weight and seem to be going longer between trips to the milk bar.
Need a bigger box The pups came home in that box and I put them in it when I change the bedding. The box might not last more than
another day! Always nursing Yellow girl moving well for 4-days old
Eat and crash preventing another pup from eating
|| Busy day keeping the bedding clean, clipping toenails, removing pile-ups. The pups love to eat and fall asleep preventing
another pup from using the nipple.
Eat in shifts
Just about out of the pool Mr Black was working it for milk, no idea the pup was next
to him being shaken up. The box is officially full
|| One week old today! I can see that the pups have gotten broader and longer and their tails are getting the otter look to them.
Full pile-up Beckett actually looked at the camera for a change.
|| Last day of November and it feels like spring outside. That won't last long.
Lots of drama this morning Someone didn't get enough breakfast.
Mr Black trying to make his way through the puppy pile.
Eating in Shifts .
|| Captured this late last night Ms Multi passing out.
Pool running out of room.
Pink & Orange passed out over mom's arm.
|| Some movies milk coma
Ms Orange stuck
|| Another movie Movie
|| Beckett started running a temp, so off to the vet and some antibiotics for mastitis
|| Beckett wasn't feeling the best the early part of the day.
The antibiotics must have kicked in as she decided to eat her food again.
sucking it down
|| Two weeks old today. Beckett is doing well on the antibiotics. We were going
to setup the main pen, but the horrible winds and cold today made us decide to postpone until
a bit warmer. The pool is getting tight for space so I'll setup a temporary pen with some fencing.
Haven't seen any eyes open yet. You can see by the weights that there is quite a difference between the pups. I have
to first let 6 of the smallest pups first nurse and when they pass out, let the 4 big pups then nurse. Without separating
the pups, the big ones take over and bulldoze the little ones off the nipple. The big ones are determined, that's for sure. The small ones will catch up
when they are transitioned to softened kibble and fed separately. Will start with cereal and milk at 3 weeks. That will take the burden off of
2 week Weights ...
Pink ........2 lb 14oz
Red .........1 lb 12oz
Orange .....1 lb 13oz
Purple ......2 lb 8oz
Green .......2 lb 14oz
White .......1 lb 12oz
Yellow ......1 lb 14oz
Teal ......... 2 lb 12oz
Black .......2 lb 3oz
Multi .......3 lb 4oz
playing with mom
|| Time for toenails again and this time there are several pups with eyes partially open. Purple, Yellow, Teal
|| The pups have a new pen with a lot more room. Eventually we will be putting up an even bigger
pen. All the pups have open eyes and some even know how to bark, mostly it's more like crying. They seem to be going
longer between nursings.
|| With a heavy heart and lots of tears,Ms White and Ms Red have passed away. Still trying
to figure out what went wrong. Most likely they became septic due to the mastitis that Beckett had.
We tried everything but nothing changed the outcome and perhaps being smaller in size they weren't able
to fight off the bacteria. It has taken me a while to even want to talk about it. Rest in peace little ones.
|| I needed some puppy therapy after the loss of White and Red.
Multi is out
|| More Therapy
|| New Digs and food
Teal & Purple with cereal
Pink clean plate club Pink was the winner for
cleaning up her dish. Orange and Yellow were not impressed with the food and refused to eat it.
The rest ate about half or so.
tanked up/cleaned up
Their teeth are very noticable and getting sharper each day. They now have a new pen with firm sides
that you can lean against.
Playing in the pool while the bedding gets replaced.
Not a lot of activity with the pups, they have been in eat/sleep and repeat mode. Lot's of growing
happening. The teeth are out and they have been biting each other. They are getting cereal, goat milk and some canned
food all mixed together twice per day. This has take some of the load off of Beckett. They still seem to feed
all night long. Won't be long before Beckett won't want to be in with them for more than a quick feeding.
The new way to feed
It looks like every pup had a nipple but no idea how they found them. Quite the pile up.
In my lap
4 weeks old today.
More Purple playing
They are getting cereal, goat milk,some canned food mixed in morning and evening.
4 week Weights ...
Pink .........6 lb 3oz
Orange .....4 lb 12oz
Purple ......5 lb 6oz
Green .......6 lb 2oz
Yellow ......4 lb 10oz
Teal ......... 5 lb 6oz
Black .......5 lb 14oz
Multi .......6 lb 1oz
Another new way to feed
All excited to see Jim
The pups have started to play with toys and also biting each others tail and ears.
The pups got softened kibble today for breakfast and the evening feeding.
It was a hit, the small soft kibble didn't bother them a bit. Tomorrow
we'll add another feeding. The schedule is 9am, 3pm and 9pm. Ms Teal is the loudest
pup demanding food. She comes back for seconds too. Mr Black does a good job and so
does the Ms Yellow.
I tried an experiment with the puppy food. I didn't add the goat milk and cereal to this batch
of food and it was a not well received, half of them turned up their noses and refused to eat it.
So back upstairs and add goat milk and cereal back in.
does the Ms Yellow.
Merry Christmas and the pups have some visitors to play with.
They are starting to know their names (color collar) and come when they see my hands.
Orange and Teal
More lap dogs
5 weeks old today!! Mr Green has taken over the heaviest pup title from Ms Pink. They are all growing
5 week Weights ...
Pink .........8 lb 4oz
Orange .....6 lb 12oz
Purple ......7 lb 14oz
Green .......9 lb 0oz
Yellow ......6 lb 80oz
Teal .........7 lb 10oz
Black .......8 lb 3oz
Multi .......8 lb 3oz
My daughter and Granddaughter are here to play with the pups
The pups know their names and will turn their heads when I call them.
They are also starting to pant when they get warm.
Katie with Ms Pink
The pups have been turning up their noses at the goat milk, cereal and kibble mix lately.
I think I figured out why, seems I cleaned out Walmart of canned goat milk so also bought
the bag of powdered goat milk. Seems that most of the crew knows the difference between canned and
powdered goat milk. I switched back to the canned and everyone was much happier. Who would have
guessed they had such discriminating taste.
Visitors are gone and I've been getting the main potty area setup. We've had a few deposits in the new area. Too
cold to have the pups outside for a bit. We have a couple of inches on the ground but gray and cold. Sounds like next
week there should be a few days in the upper 20s. Looks like only Teal and Green were awake this afternoon. Hard to get
good movies of the pups when they want to be on my lap or chest and still try to get some pictures.
Beckett is winding down with feeding the pups. She is letting them nurse 3x per day, morning, afternoon and topping
them off at night.
Green and Teal
Happy New Year! Still too cold for the pups to go outside.
Teal and Yellow
The crew II
The crew III
The crew IV
The crew V
A warmer sunny day with little wind, so out the pups went.
No going outside today, 50mph winds snow and cold. Looks like the weekend should be a little
Green and Teal
New Hanging toys so hopefully cut down on
the fighting. We'll see how long it holds up to the tugging.
No going outside today again. Below zero wind chills
Learning to sit for a treat.
7 Weeks old today and trip to the vet for shots and chips this afternoon.
Hungry Hungry Hippos waking up this morning.
All the pups were did great at the vet and are doing great after their shots and chipping.
7 week Weights ...
Orange .....10.9 lb
Finally a sunny, warmer day to have the pups run in the snow. We might be able to go outside
An even warmer morning to have the pups outside.
All worn out
Outside but not as warm and a lot of snow
has melted. The pups weren't out long.
Geese Flying past
and the pups noticed the noise but didn't look up high enough to see them.
Outside in the snow. Finally a bit warmer
so they can go outside.
Mr Green and his new family.
His new name is Theodore Bear, Ted for short.
Mr Black and his new family.
His new name is Mousse.
8 weeks today and things are quieter with two puppies placed.
Head shots and stacks The pups love to go outside and when
I open the gate to their pen they run to the dog door and go through it. When outside they go in and out freely, not
sure if they are going in to warm up or just like going in/out.
Pink out the door
Watching the big dogs take a snow bath.
Mostly sunny and almost 30 outside. The pups went out twice today to play. Tomorrow isn't going to be
very warm so they may not go out at all.
Purple and the ball.
Decided to give the pups some bones so they can chew on something other than each other.
Mr Purple is going to his new home, his new name is Magnus.
Outside for a little while, cold and windy again.
Ms Orange is going home with her new family. She will be called Mayhem, Mazie for short.
More snow and cold, but low winds. The pups had a blast playing.
Fresh snow to make tracks in.
10 weeks old today.
Ms Multi I
Ms Multi II
Cold again, but the sun helps.
More snow to play in
Ms Yellow is now Caffe' and is with her forever home.