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!
Astraea’s pregnancy confirmation ultrasound is scheduled for April 15th, and her litter is fully reserved with several backup families waiting hopefully for extra pups to be born. We still have room for guardian families specifically located in Wyoming, but until we finish closing on our new house, we won’t have a location that shows up on Google. Everyone is doing great with their training, and we’re excited about the big move. For those that have been waiting specifically for a litter from Rye, will you please text me? I would like to get you on an organized list that is ready to go after Astraea gives birth. I think it’s going to fill up quickly, and I would like to know who is still interested and willing to travel. Happy Easter!
Hello! We have some major updates. Astraea went into heat last week, and we bred her to Tucker from Creed Goldens. Whiskey needs more time for his joints to grow, so we hope to use his half brother this year as a stud for Rye. I also had to have emergency back surgery due to a herniated disc, and Zach got a job in Casper, Wyoming… of all places. His current company is going bankrupt because of Covid. We did not expect to be moving out of the Dallas area, and this has been one of the craziest weeks we’ve ever had. The Summer litter should be ready to go home around the second week in July, if the pregnancy is successful. We are willing to meet families at the Denver International Airport for this litter. We gave everyone who had already submitted a deposit the option to back out because of the added travel, and a few did want their deposit back. We now have room for a few more families, so if you are interested and willing to travel, please let me know. Check out our Planned Litter page to see pictures and links to the studs’ information.
I would like to announce that the deposits for Astraea’s next litter were filled on Saturday. As always, there may be more pups born than the deposits that we have allowed to be made pre- birth, so watch for special announcements. We do have room for one more guardian family on that specific litter as well. We will be scheduling Whiskey and Rye’s health tests soon, and that will determine if we will breed them. Please make sure to check your spam and star or prioritize emails from us in some way if you happen to check this blog manually. Some people are receiving emails in their spam instead of their inbox, and this causes a delay in receiving important information. Thank you!