Don't smell crotches, don't eat plants.
Don't steal food or underpants.
Don't eat my socks, don't grab my hair...
DON'T RIP THE STUFFING FROM THAT CHAIR!
Don't eat those peas, don't touch that bush,
Don't chew my shoes, what IS this mush?!?
Eat your cookies, drink your drink,
Outta the toilet! Outta the sink!
AWAY FROM THE LITTER BOX, IT'S FOR THE CAT!
(and must you kiss me after that?!?)
Raising a puppy is not for the lazy,
Those rugrats are funny but also quite crazy.
Don't despair through the toil and the strife,
'Cause after three years you'll get back your life!
So let's go for walkies, so you can do your "thing",
And maybe I'll get back my good diamond ring!
Rosie's litter was born between noon and 6 pm of September
1, 1999. We have 5 boys, 2 girls, all brindles. 2 of the boys are
flashy, the others have minimal white. Most of the puppies weighed
16 ounces, with one big boy at 20 ounces and 2 smaller pups. Rosie
had an easy whelp, and is trying to figure out this motherhood business.
7 puppies are a challenge to feed, so we have a warming pad in the
box, keeping the pups nursing in 2 shifts (less fighting for the
desirable teats that way.) Rosie is totally fixated on the pups for
now, only eating and drinking if I bring it to her. Hopefully, the
novelty will wear off soon and she will be easier to get to eat! For
now, we are both sleep deprived as we make sure no puppies get
squished, and everybody gets a full tummy.
The puppies at 1 week old, and the 2 flashy boys.
The puppies at 3 weeks. Rosie is much less obsessive of them, and prefers to sleep most of the night in our bedroom away from them. They are learning to bark, growl and show dominance to their litter mates. Personalities are definately showing! On the right is the small female.
At 4 weeks, puppies discover Eukanuba's Weaning
Formula...really good stuff!
Here 5 of them are at 5 1/2 weeks.
After the photo session and play time,
it's crash time.
To see conformation photos of the puppies at 5 1/2 weeks,
please click here to go to page 2.
What's next for Rosie?
Rosie went down to California, to be bred to Ch. BAYVIEW STRIDES AHEAD S.O.M in January. (Strider) Strider ranked in the Top 20 in both 1996 & 1997. He finished No. 10 Boxer in the United States in 1997. She was sonogramed with one puppy at 30 days.
3-20-01: Rosie had her one *big* puppy by c-section. Pictures now up.
Rosie bounced back from the c-section incredibly fast, and is in great condition. With a vet's clearance, she has been rebred to Faerdon Fogg's Rising Star, a breeding we had been planning for a couple years. She had 5 puppies, Nov 30. Her litter will be due Nov 29th. After this litter, Rosie will have her rebreeding to Strider possibly in 2002, which will be her last litter. She will be retired, and take on full time OB competition.
To see our show puppies: CLICK HERE
Thinking of getting a Christmas puppy? Before you go and buy that puppy, please read this!
A great Essay on pet ownership and responsibility.
Want to be an informed puppy buyer? Here is a very comprehensive site about puppy selection, Do's and Don'ts, choosing a vet, choosing a responsible breeder, etc. A must read for any potential new puppy owner!
Getting a Dog
Here is a site on Puppy Mills Did you know almost all Pet Shop puppies come from these places? Go to see what happens at a puppy mill, and you will never patronize a pet shop that sells puppies again.
Why does your dog/puppy need to be tested for genetic disease? Read the Boxer Health Column ! And a report on Genetic Diseases
Help support medical research to improve the health and longevity of our Boxers! American Boxer Charitable Foundation
Want to know what the ideal boxer is? Check out this site: Official Boxer Standard
and World Wide Boxer, A DETAILED GUIDE TO JUDGING THE BOXER
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