Rye went into heat, and we’ve tested progesterone and inseminated with Tank from Ponderay Goldens. We will be completing an ultrasound after Thanksgiving. We have a backup list from the last litter waiting for limited registration deposits to open that we will text first and then we will text the rest of our approved applicants 24 hours later if there are any deposits left. Please understand that we wish we could let everyone have one of the pups from this possible litter, but we simply cannot. If you are desperate for a puppy as soon as possible, you will need to consider paying the Full registration price. We will jump from having 2-3 litters a year in 2022 to hopefully having over 5 litters from our girls in our guardian homes in 2023, and we will continue to expand in the next few years. We love providing the joy and love of a puppy to families, and we’re excited to meet more needs soon.
We have been in the process of adding another female to Carmel Bliss. She went into heat, and she has finished her preliminary tests, but there were some complications with arranging the breeding. The female’s owner could not get her to the stud in time. The next litter planned will be Rye’s. We will be attempting to pair her with Tank from Ponderay Goldens, but Whiskey will be the backup. She will hopefully go into heat in November. It doesn’t look like any pups will be born this fall, but hopefully we will have at least 1 successful breeding take place. Toffee will hopefully be bred in about 6 months. Thank you to the families who are following along and waiting patiently for a pup.
One of our favorite guardian dogs, Honeyed Lemonade (Banksy), went into heat for the first time. We just think this girl is gorgeous, and her guardian family loves her well. It will be at least another year before she is ready to have pups, but we’re so excited and proud of this big milestone. We are also adding a girl named “Toffee” soon. Pictures and details will to come about her!
We got Rye in for an ultrasound, and the vet couldn’t find any puppies. We will attempt to get her with Tank in the Fall. We still don’t have pictures of the female we might be adding, but I must say that she is beautiful! We will continue to accept applications, but we will not be opening normal puppy deposits until a pregnancy is confirmed with an ultrasound. We will only accept full registration and guardianship deposits if those clients are determined to wait until the next available pregnancy.
We are done with finding specific homes (guardians, full registration, and pets) for this litter. We may be adding another older girl to the program (Carmel’s half sister) from another owner. We will be finishing her health tests and getting some pictures of her this summer. We have not opened deposits on Rye’s litter yet. We’re going to wait for the ultrasound which will be in a couple weeks. We started area training the pups, and it’s going fairly well. We’re loving our new space!
The current litter is doing very well! We’ve gotten new feeding stations that are making our lives much smoother. At some point in all the craziness with the move and the birth and the round the clock feedings, Rye went into heat, and was free with Whiskey. They had fun while we were distracted, but we aren’t sure how much fun. This means that our planned litter with Tank will not happen this cycle (but will happen eventually). Whiskey is the only dog we will be giving grace to on orthopedic testing because he was born before his bones were fully calcified, and we are confident in his pedigree. We will know if Rye is pregnant in a few weeks. We will be waiting to open deposits until we know if she is pregnant. If she isn’t, we will proceed with getting her together with Tank on her next cycle. We have 1 Guardianship spot available for Astraea’s litter.
We have had a busy weekend! Astraea had 17 puppies via c-section Saturday the 15th. We lost a very small runt boy on Sunday, but the rest seem stable (8 boys and 8 girls). We’re so proud of this mama! She’s getting all the love, liver, peanut butter, and satin balls that she will eat! Congratulations to our families who have reserved these pups. We have 1 guardianship space and 1 full registration female space available. The backup list for normal pet puppy families is full.
Astraea had an X-ray on Tuesday, and there are at least 16 pups in this litter (possibly 18). She may have entered the first stage of labor today, but that’s difficult to determine. We are in the process of interviewing a few potential guardian families, but we still have guardian spots left open for those interested. Hopefully we will have a smooth birth sometime in the next couple days!
We have officially moved to Casper, Wyoming, but we have fantastic news! We are keeping our location in Texas by adding a partner in the Dallas area, specifically in Plano. This woman will care for and whelp our Texas guardian litters. She has experience with training dogs for service and therapy work, and I have had her over to my home many times to see my whelping and puppy raising process. She is passionate about everything involved and excited to join us as we develop our line. I will be able to fly down and assist her when needed, and plenty of dogs and pups will stay in the Dallas area for our Texas families. Carmel Bliss will officially have two locations, one in Texas and one in Wyoming. An aspiring repro vet may also be training with us this summer, and she will be able to assist in both locations if necessary! In the meantime, Astraea is looking beautiful and BIG! There are just a couple weeks left in this pregnancy, and she is bounding around and playing like she doesn’t have a care in the world. She is handling this move flawlessly so far, and I think she will love settling into her new room. We love our new space and we love the fact that we’re able to team up with other passionate dog lovers and expand.
Astraea did it again! We got an ultrasound today, and we got the same estimation as the last litter (12-14), and it ended up being 16. The due date is May 15. These pups are all reserved, but if this litter is successful, we may have room open up for Rye’s litter, which we are guessing might be in the Fall or possibly late summer. We do still have room for Guardian Families, and we’re hoping to find a few in Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana. We’ll still consider families from out of state if they are willing to travel. Congratulations to the families who have reserved one of these pups. It should be another exciting whelping experience!