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March 2011 Litter Information:  

 

 

Daisy / Splash

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 Litter ID:

 J-DS_2011

 FDSB Litter #:

 90863

 Whelp Date:  March 17, 2011
 Take Home:  May 5, 2011
 Litter Count:  3 males / 2 females

 

      X        Hickory's Dash O'Splash

Dam: Hickory's Daisy Duke

Whelped: January 18, 2008

Coloring: Tri-Color

Bloodlines:  Dashing Bondhu "Hank"

FDSB #: 1602537

Hips: OFA Certified against HD

OFA #: ES-8195F27F-VPI

Owner: Tim and Pat Sims

Sire:  Hickory's Dash O'Splash - "Splash"

Whelped: August 2, 2004

Coloring: White and Black

Bloodlines:  Blizzard

FDSB #: 1567666

Hips: OFA Certified against HD

OFA #: ES-7189G24M-PI

Owner:  Hickory Hollow Llewellins

Price:  $700 each, male or female.  

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Current reservation status:

Daisy Splash 2010

Male or Female

Reservations

(secured by deposit)

Pup Choice

1st Either Boecker, IA Jade
2nd Male Ydstie, ND Jordy
3rd Female Shurtleff, FL Jewel
4th Either Jacobsen, IL Jingles
5th Female Ebert, AZ Jazzy


* NOTE: This table illustrates puppy selection order based on when deposits were received. Some folks who didn't indicate a specific litter/parent preference are shown for multiple litters as a "place holder". Once a pup has been selected from a specific litter, they will be removed from any other litters for which they were listed.

 

 

 

 

 

The Pups:

 

 

           
Puppy #:
(according to birth order)

1

3

4

5

6

Call Name:

Jade

Jingles

Jewel

Jordy

Jazzy

Gender: male male female male female
Time: 8:17 am 9:35 am 11:26 am 12:25 pm 1:10 pm
Birth Weight: 1 lb, 0.1 oz 13.9 oz 14.8 oz 14.9 oz 12.9 oz
Most Resembles: Father Father Mother Father Mixed
Ticking: Moderate Extremely light Moderate Light Heavy
Colors: Tri-Color Tri-Color Tri-Color White/Black White/Black
Markings:

Birth

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1 Week

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2 Weeks

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3 Weeks

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4 Weeks

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5 Weeks

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6 Weeks

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Litter Photos - Birth Week - To view caption, hover mouse over small image

03/17/11 - First pup born, Jade searches for a faucet. 03/17/11 - Jade rests on momma Daisy. 03/17/11 - Jingles was just born so he is still wet. Both puppies are in the READY box staying warm while Daisy cleans up. 03/17/11 - Jingles in the READY box. 03/17/11 - Daisy with Jade, Jingles and Jewel who was just born.

03/17/11 - Close-up of Jade nursing. Daisy cleans Jewell, she is still wet from birth. 03/17/11 - Jewel rests across mommas arm. 03/17/11 - Moblile Upload to FB of Daisy with three puppies. 03/17/11 - Mobile Upload to FB of Daisy's three pups, so far. 03/17/11 - Daisy with Jewel laying across her arm.
03/17/11 - Daisy is happy she's done whelping. All the pups have arrived. Jazzy is still wet from birth but suckling well. 03/17/11 - All five pups at the bar. 03/17/11 - Pups are now warm and dry after being born. 03/17/11 - Pups at the bar, some sleeping, some suckling. 03/17/11 - Daisy cleans the pups and licks them to get them dry.
03/17/11 - The little pink and wrinklies. 03/17/11 - Jordy snuggles next to momma. 03/17/11 - Daisy is a good momma! 03/17/11 - Snuggling Puppies! 03/23/11 - Jewel
03/23/11 - Jingles 03/23/11 - Jordy 03/23/11 - Jade 03/23/11 - Jade and Jingles 03/23/11 - Daisy

Litter Photos - Week 1 - To view caption, hover mouse over small image

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Litter Photos - Week 2 - To view caption, hover mouse over small image

04/02/11 - Benelli checks out her first cousins. 04/02/11 - Benelli with Jewel, Jade and Jazzy 04/02/11 - Benelli with Jewell and Jade. 04/02/11 - Jade and Jazzy 04/02/11 - Daisy cleans Jewell.

04/02/11 - Jazzy and Jade come say HI. 04/02/11 - Daisy nurses her two week old pups. 04/02/11 - Daisy with Litter J. 04/02/11 - Daisy with Litter J. 04/04/11 - Benelli spends time with her cousins.
04/04/11 - Benelli with her cousins. 04/04/11 - Benelli instigates play with Jordy. 04/04/11 - Jazzy 04/04/11 - Sleeping babes, Jingles lays over top of his brither Jordy while Jewell snuggles on the other side. 04/04/11 - Close up of previous photo. SO CUTE!
         
         

Litter Photos - Week 3 - To view caption, hover mouse over small image

04/07/11 - Jazzy, Jade and Jewel. 04/07/11 - Litter J puppies at exactly three weeks old. 04/07/11 - Jazzy strikes a pose. 04/07/11 - Jazzy and Jingles 04/07/11 - Mr. Jingles

04/07/11 - Mr. Jingles 04/08/11 - Jordy and Jazzy snuggled side by side. 04/08/11 - Cutest ever, pile of puppies! 04/08/11 - Jade sleeping under the pig rail. 04/08/11 - Closeup of Jordy and Jazzy.
04/09/11 - Nursing on momma while the box is being cleaned. 04/10/11 - Jazzy strikes another pose. 04/10/11 - Jordy tries to emulate Houdini and escape the box! 04/10/11 - Jodry, Jewel, Jade and Jazzy. 04/10/11 - Jordy, Jingles, Jade, Jazzy and Jewell in the back.
04/12/11 - Jordy, Jazzy, Jewel, Jingles. 04/12/11 - Jordy, Jewel and Jazzy in the  back. 04/12/11 - Jade and Jingles. 04/12/11 - Jazzy, Jade, Jingles, and Jordy. 04/12/11 - Just look at those precious pups. Jade peeking from behind Jordy is so CUTE!
04/12/11 - Pups are trying to decide whether to take the plunge out of the box or not. 04/12/11 - Jingles still investigates the opportunity to escape. 04/12/11 - Jazzy and Jade eye the camera, while Jingles still contemplates the big escape. 04/12/11 - Jordy and Jingles. 04/12/11 - Daisy now sits to nurse her hefty growing pups.

Litter Photos - Week 4 - To view caption, hover mouse over small image

4/15/11 - Friday playtime in the Puppy Cottage 4/15/11 - Playtime 4/15/11 - First meal, weaning has begun! 4/15/11 - First meal, Jordy, Jade and Jingles are the first to find the food.  The boys are SMART!! 4/15/11 - First meal, Jazzy joins the boys!

4/16/11 - Jewel and Jazzy, asleep on our visitors lap.

4/16/11 - Jordy gets feisty. 4/16/11 - Jingles says its time for a nap! 04/20/11 - Jordy and Jewel wrestle for the wing. 04/20/11 - Jordy and Jewel are good playmates.
04/20/11 - Daisy now stands to nurse her pups. 04/20/11 - Jade getting ready to play tug with the doggie bed. 04/20/11 - Daisy tries to relax as her pups play all around her and on top of her. 04/20/11 - Daisy cleans Jingles as he runs by like a drive-through car wash! Swish Swish of her tongue. 04/20/11 - Jordy is next in line for a face cleaning.  Boy, I wouldn't want to follow a trunk cleaning with a windsheild cleaning... LOL!!
04/20/11 - Jade and Jordy face off! 04/20/11 - Jordy pounces on momma Daisys back. 04/20/11 - Jazzy, Jewel and Jordy. 04/21/11 - Jewel with the wing. 04/21/11 - Jordy with the wing, tosses his head around with it in his mouth.
04/21/11 - Jordy settles down with the wing, thinking he's got it hidden from the rest. 04/21/11 - Jordy is captivated by its smell.      

Litter Photos - Week 5 - To view caption, hover mouse over small image

04/22/11 - Pups anticipating escape from the playpen. 04/22/11 - Peeking over the door, Jade, Jingles, Jewel and Jazzy. 04/22/11 - Jordy, Jingles, Jewel, Jazzy, and Jade. 04/22/11 - Jazzy, Jingles, Jordy, Jewel, and Jade. 04/22/11 - Jazzy, Jingles, Jordy, Jewel, Jade.

04/27/11 - Daisy cleans up after pups are done with dinner. 04/27/11 - A very playful Jazzy! 04/27/11 - Jazzy tugs on my sweats! 04/27/11 - Jade, slowed down against his will for a photo. 04/27/11 - Pups just ate dinner and now want desset!!
04/27/11 - Jingles nuzzles momma. 04/27/11 - Daisy rolls on the floor with her pups. 04/27/11 - Daisy rolls on the floor with her pups. 04/27/11 - Daisy has had enough and is getting up! 04/27/11 - Pups have pinned momma down again for more milk.
04/27/11 - Jewel has made a toy out of a washcloth from the laundry basket. 04/27/11 - Jewel and Jordy play tug. 04/27/11 - Jordy wins the tug o war! 04/27/11 - Jazzy scopes out Jordys wing toy. 04/27/11 - Jewel
04/27/11 - Jade 04/27/11 - Jewel, Jazzy and Jingles. 04/27/11 - Jazzy on her back! 04/27/11 - Jade, Jewel and Jazzy at the water fountain. 04/27/11 - Jingles in mid-air during playtime.

Video Clips

03/28/2011
Jade Chirping

03/28/2011
"Mr. Grumpy Pants"

04/02/2011
Benelli "Pseudo Mama"

04/02/2011
Excitement In The Box

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04/02/2011
Nursing Pups

04/07/2011
Jingles "Fast & Furious"

04/10/2011
The Great Beyond

04/15/2011
First Meal

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04/20/2011
Chaos In The Cottage

     

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Puppy Profiles

Jade

Jade-4 weeks
This big guy is truly a sweetheart and very people oriented. He's one of the first to come sit in your lap during playtime and is definitely the "lap dog" kind. He's very reactive to your voice and overall a very interactive pup.  He's also a laid back kinda guy and doesn't seem to let much bother him. He tended to be the most birdy of the males when presented with the wing, sniffing the air to catch it's scent and his tail was wagging 100 miles an hour! His favorite game is tug. He loves to drag Daisy's bed around the concrete floor and fold it over on top of himself by pulling on a corner. He was not bothered by being put on his back and he shows no apparent allergies at this time.
   

Jingles

Jingles-4 weeks

This little guy is quite the pistol! He's fast and furious and was the first to figure out how to untie shoelaces! He is very explorative and has been seen in every nook and cranny of the Puppy Cottage, even behind the water heater! He is rambunctious, playful and energetic and loves to pounce on his littermates, chew and tug on shirt sleeves, pant legs and shoe laces. He was the 2nd birdiest of the male pups when presented with the wing and was quick to follow it. He was the first to discover it by sniffing it out after I threw it in the middle of the floor. He didn't mind being placed on his back for a short amount of time and he shows no apparent allergies at this time.

   

Jewel

Jewel-4 weeks
This little gal is such a little sweetheart and sure to capture your heart with her little doe eyes. She is submissive and the most reserved of the two females and doesn't mind being placed on her back. She enjoys the human touch and comes to sit on your lap for a visit; she wants to be held and cuddled and her tail wags really fast the whole time you are paying attention to her. She was the most birdy of the two females when presented with the wing and showed a feverish desire to have it all to herself by stealing it off to a private place. She'd go into the playpen and off to a corner where none of her siblings would know she had it so she could investigate it's smell and taste at her leisure. Her nose was working overtime and her tail was going 100 miles an hour! She shows no apparent allergies at this time.
   

Jordy

Jordy-4 weeks
Jordy is the spitting image of his daddy Splash, minus the eye patch. His conformation is charming with his wider set head and deep jowls.  He is a very independent pup and is happy to explore his surroundings regardless of what his siblings are doing. He plays well with others and does not have any bully tendencies, he seems to be nonchalant about stuff. Thankfully he has grown out of his growly stage because a couple weeks ago he would growl everytime I laid him on his back, which I think stemmed from the Super Dog program when we were doing those daily exercises. At that time I gave him the nickname "Mr. Grumpy Pants" but now that doesn't describe him anymore.  He seems to be a well-rounded, content pup with whatever comes his way.  He doesn't mind being put on his back for a short time.  He was very interested when presented with the wing and readily sniffed the air and followed it wherever it went. Also like his father Splash, he has shown a tendency for allergies and currently has a scabby red rash on his muzzle.
   

Jazzy

Jazzy-4 weeks

This little gal is also very personable and enjoys your attention. She is one of the first pups to visit for a pat and a cuddle, however she won't stay long because then she's back off exploring her surroundings. She didn't mind being put on her back but only for a short while.  The opposite of Jewel, this pups displays more alpha characteristics and quickly growls to stand her ground when you or one of her her siblings do something to her she doesn't like, such as scratch her back with both hands or pounce on her. At this stage there are a few types of noises that still bother her, but I will be working on that in the coming days with desensitization techniques. She was very interested when presented with the wing and for a while she and Jewel were wrestling for it. She has shown a mild skin allergy on her muzzle although not as bad as Jordy's.

Pupdates (ie: BLOG):

Week 7

Now that all the puppies have gone home, I have taken down the LIVE Puppy Cam.  I also have some Week 6 miscellaneous litter photos that I will be posting very soon.
 
Day 50 05/06/11

Today Jazzy and Jingles got to go home.  First Jazzy's Aunt Valerie, Uncle Wayne and cousin Katie picked her up, she will be going to live with them in Kansas for a couple weeks before heading to her final destination and real home in Arizona with the Eberts.  Then Jingles new daddy, Jason and a friend flew in from Chicago on a small private plane to the Vinton airport and came to Hickory Hollow in the airfield's courtesy car. What a fun trip they will have to remember for years to come.  Being a veterinarian, Jingles new daddy gave him a good once over and checked out his eyes, ears, mouth, belly, etc.  I guess he got a clean bill of health!! We also noticed that Jingles is just finally getting some ticking spots on his back which we are all very glad to see.  For a while there we thought he may have been a white Llewellin!! LOL.

After Jingles daddy left we snatched up Jordy and loaded him in the car for a trip to Rochester, MN.  Earlier in the week I became worried that Jordy might be hard of hearing because I was unable to wake him from sleep with any kind of noise. So, just to make sure he was okay and to relieve our worries we took him to Rochester for a BAER hearing test.  The test is very interesting, they attach three electrodes to him, one on the top of his head and one just under each ear, then they put a rubber cone down in an ear and pulse sound waves. The brain response to the sound stimuli causes a meter to go back and forth.  If the meter was flatlined then that meant he was deaf. We did a 45 second frequency test in each ear and then the gentleman doing the test printed out the sound wave responses/results sheet. Thankfully the test proved that Jordy must just be a deep sleeper because his hearing was fine and we were all very relieved. Jordy's new granddad Steve was there with us in Rochester to take him home to his new momma Kirstin in Mankato immediately afterward, so it was a great day for everybody!!
 

Day 49 05/05/11

Besides Jewel leaving last weekend, Jade is the first puppy to be picked up by his new parents.  The Boecker's couldn't wait to get their new little guy home and boy was he excited to see them. He couldn't stop jumping up on them and licking their faces.  Little does he know that his life is about to change drastically. No more Puppy Cottage and Puppy Play pen, it's HELLO BIG BEAUTIFUL WORLD!!  Justin and Jessica are first time doggy parents, so while they were at Hickory Hollow they practiced walking Jade on a leash around the front yard, making a few laps each.  By the time they rounded their third lap, Jade was really getting the hang of walking on the leash.  It's fun to see how good they are with him and what a great home he is going to have with them.
 

This week's milestone: Pups go home.
This is the week that all the puppies will fly the coop and begin their exciting new lives with their new families. While I will miss them, I am so excited for them and for all the adventures they will have.
 

Week 6

Day 48 05/04/11 It was a beautiful day here at Hickory Hollow, so I allowed the puppies to have a new adventure. They have been very investigative lately and were always curious when momma Daisy would disappear out the doggy door into the dog run.  Today I opened up the flaps on the double door and showed them the great big world beyond.  I have some really cute photos of the pups peeking through the door. Of course they were very timid at first, but once pulled through the door they romped and played outside in the run for a good part of the afternoon.  
 
Day 47 05/03/11

It's going to be a hectic week here at Hickory Hollow, these final weeks always are. The pups are way more demanding than ever before plus I have to get all the puppy documentation packets and CD Puppy Photo Albums created and ready to go.  Unfortunately with all that on my plate the blogs tend to suffer during this last week, so please bear with me.

Playtime in the Cottage is total chaos now. The pups are getting into everything and pulling and tugging on whatever they can find to make a play toy out of. Their favorite thing is the dirty towels in the laundry basket.  Not only is crawling into the basket a HUGE adventure, all the fun tug toys they find inside are a real treasure.  They will drag every one of those towels out and across the floor. Even though it's chaotic it's really cute because I imagine them being like little kiddos with a woobie blanket.
 

Day 45 05/01/11

Well, today was Daisy's BIG day! She was reunited with her mom and dad (Pat and Tim) who drove up from Kentucky to get her today.  They brought a welcoming party with them, Daisy's Llew sister Katie and her mini Schnauzer sister Lucia.  It was so fun to see Daisy reunited with her family!  Daisy and Katie jumped and played and kissed each other and ran circles around the yard and Daisy had more than enough kisses for Tim and literally cleaned his face for him, no need for a washcloth, Daisy's tongue did the trick!!

Daisy giving Tim a facial. Jewel getting ready to go home!

You may have noticed right off the bat that the Puppy Playpen is missing a member of Litter J.  Pat and Tim so graciously offered to bring Jewel home with them to Kentucky where the Shurtleff's will be picking her up from there in about a week.  Needless to say Pat and Tim are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to spend some time with one of Daisy's babies.  They have told me they will be working on potty training and some obedience commands during this short time they will have with Jewel.

Just posted, Week 6 Puppy Portraits!
 

Day 44 04/30/11

It's such a beautiful day here today that I really wanted to get the pups outside for a short while today to experience playing in the grass and feeling the warmth of the sunshine, but alas, the yard work took first priority and it by the time that was done the sunshine was gone :(  

The pups are still eating about 1/2 can of Science Diet mixed in with their normal kibble ration of 3 cups.  They eat it very enthusiastically, but then also want to suckle on Daisy for dessert.  She has stepped up her own weaning program and will now growl and get after pups pretty aggressively when they try to nurse. In fact, she got after Jazzy so badly that poor little Jaz retreated to a corner and sat there shaking.  I had to pick her up, hold her and console her to get her to stop shaking.  But when I put her down, she went straight back to her momma and tried to nurse again.  silly pups are hard headed at this age but will eventually learn.  It takes about 5 repetitions or more at this age for a lesson to set in. Patience is a virtue when working with young pups. :0)~
 

Day 43 04/29/11

Here's how the pups measure up today:

1 Jade 8 lbs, 7.0 oz
2 Jingles 7 lbs, 6.5 oz
3 Jewel 8 lbs, 9.3 oz
4 Jordy

8 lbs, 11.5 oz

5 Jazzy 7 lbs, 11.5 oz

The pups were wormed again today and had their paw prints taken for their Birth and Development Certificates.  Sorry Kirstin, Jordy squirmed at the most inopportune moment and so he has a "double" print, SORRY!

I know you all are just dying to see the latest and greatest miscellaneous litter photos from Week 5 and I've tried to get some really cute ones of the pups playing, but I'm afraid to report the little stinkers are just TOO FAST! I'd see a cute moment and by the time my camera would focus and snap the photo, the frame would be empty, or I'd only capture the pup's rear end as s/he exited the scene.  FAST PUPS + SLOW CAMERA = NO GOOD PHOTOS :0(

Just posted Week 5 Misc photos, they turned out better than I expected!  
 

This week's milestone: Eye color changes from blue to brown.

This week, the puppies eyes will transition from their current baby blues to their final adult color, brown.
 

Week 5

Day 41 04/26/11

Well, the canned food has done the trick, pups have a healthy appetite again and are eating well and poops are back to normal.  WHEW! I will keep them on canned food for a little while longer.  Daisy will be leaving to go back to Kentucky this weekend so the pups will have to go cold turkey after Sunday.  

Also, more good news! Both Jordy and Jazzy's allergic reactions on their muzzles have cleared up. All it took was a few days of washing their faces after eating.
 

Day 40 04/25/11 The pups didn't eat to well today and I noticed a few had diarrhea. Maybe that's why Jordy has become "Mr. Poopy Pants" (instead of Grumpy Pants, LOL). I'm not sure they like the Earthborn Puppy food that I've been feeding so I am going to take a step backward and add some canned food back into their meal. Hopefully they will take a liking to that meal and start in again. They had been eating so well and then all the sudden one day they didn't and it wasn't just one "finicky" pup, it was ALL of them. Something must have been awry with the food.  All I can think is that the hot water I mixed in with their food to soften it didn't smell good.  Our country water sometimes smells like rotton eggs.  I've flushed the water from the 20 gallon hot water heater and it's been replaced with fresh, so hopefully that will help.
 
Day 39 04/25/11 I bet you've all noticed that the platform underneath the automatic waterer has been removed. I took it out today while I was cleaning out the playpen. The pups are tall enough now that they don't need it and it will help to keep the water bowl cleaner and fresher. Now the pups won't be able to step into the water bowl and contaminate it with pine shavings and other unmentionables.
 
Day 38 04/24/11 Good news is the last two puppies selected went just as well as the first three. Believe it or not the last folks on the list were thrilled to get Jazzy because she was their first pick all along and her name is staying Jazzy! By special request from them before the pups were born, I named one of the females Jazzy, who would've known that one would end up being their pup!! I love this stuff! :0)~
 
Day 37 04/23/11 Puppy Selection went well today.  The Boecker's came for one last visit and to pick their puppy, but I really think it went the other way around, Jade picked them!! He crawled up into their laps and fell fast asleep during their last visit and paid more attention to them again today than any of the other pups.  The first three folks on the pick list were delighted with their selections.  Hopefully the last two will go just as well!
 
Day 36 04/22/11

Well, as I'm sure you all are aware, Llewellin puppies tend to be prone to skin allergies. It's most apparent as puppies and most times they will out grow it as adults. Last evening, I noticed a few of the puppies seem to have minor rashes breaking out on their muzzles, but I couldn't find any blemishes anywhere else as I checked their chests and tummies as well. I don't know if it's due to the pine shavings used in the playpen as bedding or if it's possibly from the food. My suspect is that it's from the pine shavings.  I may try to switch them to cedar bedding to see if that helps any, but for right now I am trying to keep their faces clean and dry.  The pups that seem to be most afflicted right now are Jordy and Jazzy.  

I've posted some puppy profiles so you can read a little more about each of the pups individually.

Please remember that when reading these puppy profiles these are my current observations and are by no means a definitive explanation of how these dogs will turn out as adults.  They will need to be cultivated and can be molded into the perfect dog for your family with a little constructive and consistent training throughout their puppy months.

Just posted more misc photos from week 4 and Week 5 Puppy Portraits. ENJOY!  :0)~
 

Day 35 04/21/11

It's PUPPY SELECTION WEEK, and I know many of you are anxious for puppy selection to begin, but we will all have to wait until the weekend. The folks who have first pick puppy are coming to Hickory Hollow in person to sit with the pups and make their final selection. Things will probably move pretty rapidly after that, so stay tuned just a little longer!

Here's how the pups measured up during this morning's weigh-in at FIVE weeks!

1 Jade 6 lbs, 15.0 oz
2 Jingles 5 lbs, 15.0 oz
3 Jewel 6 lbs, 10.0 oz
4 Jordy

7 lbs, 0.0 oz

5 Jazzy 6 lbs, 5.5 oz

Tonight after dinner we were doing another percussion session and Jordy joined in. He stumbled over Daisy's stainless steel bowl and it overturned on the concrete making quite the racket.  Jordy wasn't sure what he had done at first so he purposely went back and tried to make the noise again by pawing at the bowl and rocking it. He did that several times, taking a big step back each time at the bowls noisy reaction to his playfulness, but pretty soon he tired of that game and went on about his play. This is one of the noises that Jazzy wasn't too keen on and ran and hid, but not for long.
 

This week's milestones: Puppy Socialization / Puppy Selection Week - Pups will belong to a new family!

At the start of this week, the puppies belong to Hickory Hollow, but by the end of the week, they will belong to a new family! Even though they won't know it yet, they will have been spoken for by their new puppy parents and in a couple weeks will get to go to their new homes.

Now that the pups are old enough to have visitors, they will have lots of opportunities for socialization with our big dogs, adults and children. We will also concentrate on acclimating them to noises of all varieties during "percussion sessions" where they will endure rapping on pans, opening and closing of doors, music on the radio, and whatever else I can think of to condition them for life after Hickory Hollow.
 

Week 4

Day 34 04/20/11

Tonight after dinner the pups have a little playtime before they get "pooped" out, so during that time we had a "percussion session" as I like to call it.  I bang on all kinds of things, doors, walls, stainless steel dishes, etc making all kinds of racket. Most of the pups are a little disturbed by the noises at first, but by the time I was done (after a couple minutes of solid noises), the pups no longer care about the "background music" and continue to frolick and play and pounce on each other.

Once noise in particular was frightening for Jazzy, it was when I dropped the stainless steel bowl upside down on the concrete floor from just a few inches above the floor.  She tucked tail and ran from it and hid in a corner, but then slowly peeked out.  It took her a few minutes, but eventually she rejoined the group to frolick and play.
 

Day 33 04/19/11

The pups are doing so well with their weaning that I have stopped feeding canned food already and they are starting to eat dry kibble which has been soaked in water until it's soft. They are gobbling it down like they can't get enough. They are all sharing about 2.5 cups per feeding which expands in volume after being soaked. Of course Daisy, being the good momma that she is, still patiently waits for her pups to finish eating so she can clean up the dinner bowl.  That bowl is SO CLEAN by the time she's done with it that you can hardly tell any food was in it at all!! I should start calling her "Dishwasher Daisy"!

Day 31 04/17/11

The pup's personalities are starting to emerge now, enough that I will be sitting with them this week and taking notes on how they each interact with their siblings, how they react to new noises and their overall disposition.  I will be posting puppy personality profiles to help those who can't be here in person select a puppy that will fit well with their family, although how could you go wrong with any of these babes?  LOL!!

The pups had their 2nd worming today.
 

Day 30 04/16/11

The pups had very special visitors today.  Two families, one from Minnesota and one from Iowa came to see the babies.  They were beginning to form their opinions on which puppy they will select later this week when the pups turn 5 weeks old. Our visits were great and wore the puppies out! They are playing for 10-15 minutes now before they crash and hit the bed -- or zonk out in your lap. :0)~
 

Day 29 04/15/11

Since yesterday morning was such a whirlwind with the relocation to the Puppy Cottage, I didn't get their weights taken at 4 weeks, but I did get them done this morning.  Here's how the pups measured up today:

1 Jade 5 lbs, 4.0 oz
2 Jingles 4 lbs, 8.5 oz
3 Jewel 5 lbs, 1.5 oz
4 Jordy

5 lbs, 5.0 oz

5 Jazzy 4 lbs, 15.0 oz

Weaning has begun!  The pups had their first meal of canned Science Diet softened to a mushy gruel with hot water this morning.  There was no hesitation to that meal. When they each discovered the bowl, they dug in with gusto.  No need for goat's milk with this litter. Daisy has had enough milk to sustain her litter without supplemental help and they are ready for canned food at this point.  They will be getting three of these meals per day.   

Day 28 04/14/11 This morning when I got up at 5 am to take care of puppies, Daisy had managed to get the carpet all folded up in the middle of the box and the puppies were laying on the plastic. I had quite the mess to clean up in the box, and running short on time (which seems to be my never ending motto these days) I decided to take the pups out to the Puppy Cottage.  Luckily I had prepared it the weekend before and boy did that come in handy on this morning.  I relocated the puppies and the LIVE Puppy Cam, which I'm sure many of you noticed, to the Puppy Cottage.  As always the pups were unsure of their new surroundings so they crouched low to the ground an cautiously made their way around all 4 walls.  When they discover the doggy bed they are in 7th Heaven and all curled up together to go to sleep.
 

This week's milestone: Rough Play / Weaning Begins / Move to Puppy Cottage

I am no longer weighing puppies on a daily basis now, however I will still weigh them weekly.

Right now the pups are so sweet and gentle and when they come to see you they are snuggly and want to be held and get some attention. For the most part, they like to crawl into your lap and go to sleep. In a few days, this will all go away and they begin to become little monsters (lovingly referred to of course). They will bite everything they can get their little mouths on including fingers, toes and their favorites... shoelaces! As their little personalities emerge this week, we will be posting puppy personality profiles in preparation for Puppy Selection Week starting next Thursday!
 

Week 3

Day 26 04/12/11

This morning as I was playing with the waking pups, I took the full door off the box and the puppies readily came to greet me, all smiles and wags! Yes, WAGS! They are totally wagging their tails now when you talk to them and pay attention to them.  They were all trying desperately to get to me and kept peeking out the door and over the edge of the box as if daring themselves to take the plunge out the door and onto the carpet where I was sitting.  They are becoming more and more active now and playtime is up to about 7-10 minutes before they crash and sleep for another hour.  

The pups are so big now that Daisy no longer lays down to nurse them, she sits up. Pretty soon she will no longer even sit to nurse and will only stand. Being a first time momma, it's amazing to me to watch her with her pups at different stages of growth and see similarities in how she treats them, just as I have observed HOPE do with her two litters.

Just posted miscellaneous litter photos from Week 3! ENJOY! :0)~
 

Day 24 04/10/11

The pups had some very special visitors today from out of state!! It was fun to meet those folks and let them meet Daisy and all the Litter J pups as well as show them Hickory Hollow's Puppy Cottage where the pups will be moving in only a few short days. We anticipate visits from a few more out of state as well as local puppy parents next weekend too!

During the visit we were noticing how soft and thick these puppy's coats are. I think it must have to do with Splash as the sire, his pups coats (past and present) seem to be the thickest and most luxurious of any sire we've had to date. The thickest of the coats seems to be Jordy, Jade and Jewel at this point. Once I wrote that it also occurred to me that these are the largest of the pups too.  I wonder if it has to do with the fact they are getting more of momma's milk than the others?? Something to ponder... 
 

Day 23 04/09/11

First worming

The pups are so fun right now! I love sitting back and watching them develop personalities and try something new for the first time. The pups are walking around well now and are actually starting to get quite zippy. I wouldn't call their extra speediness a "run" quite yet, but it won't be long.

I seriously think this litter is a little ahead of the game in their development progress. They cut teeth earlier, they are larger and they are walking and playing earlier... or maybe it's all in my head.

Week 3 Puppy Portraits are now online. ENJOY! :0)~
 

Day 21 04/07/11

Here's how the pups weigh up at 3 weeks old:

1 Jade 3 lbs, 14.0 oz
2 Jingles 3 lbs, 5.5 oz
3 Jewel 3 lbs, 15.0 oz
4 Jordy

4 lbs, 0.0 oz

5 Jazzy 3 lbs, 14.0 oz

 

This week's milestones: Play behavior

I know I say this all the time, but this is my absolute favorite time with the pups. Their eyes and ears are open and they are becoming playful and inquisitive about their surroundings. This week the pups will really start playing with each other, even though I think this litter is a bit ahead of the game as they started some of this behavior in the past few days. They will begin to exhibit play bowing, yipping, pouncing and chewing on each other. Their individual personalities begin to develop and they will begin to do some of their natural doggy behavior for the first time.
 

Week 2

Day 20 04/06/11 This evening I had the pleasure of "rocking a baby to sleep" so to speak. Near my bedtime I heard one of the puppies crying in the nursery, it was Jade.  He's actually my fave at the moment so I took him to my room and let him snuggle against my neck while I read a couple chapters of a really good book I'm enjoying right now called "Heaven Is For Real". It's a true story about a little 4 year old Nebraska boy that died, went to Heaven, met Jesus and came back.  It's a "must read" if you haven't done so already!  Anyway, Jade snuggled against my neck and cooed for a good hour or so before I put him back into the box with his siblings.  That did the trick, he fell right back asleep and then so could did I.
 
Day 19 04/05/11

This morning as I was weighing the pups I noticed that they were beginning to exhibit play behavior: pawing at each other's faces, biting at the neck and tackling. It's amazing how mild those actions are right now and how violent they will become in a few short weeks.

Since the pups are getting around on all fours quite well now and a couple of them tried to exit the box this morning, I added the half door to the box so I wouldn't find a little Houdini out on the carpet later in the day.
 

Day 18 04/04/11

Even though the pups ear canals are not all the way open yet, they are reacting to noises. I noticed when I whistled at Daisy some of the pups sat up and looked around.  Their hearing will continue to improve over the next few days as their ear canals deepen and finally open.  After that I will be making all kinds of interesting noises to help desensitize them. At this age, when the pups start hearing things, they are usually frightened by the noise and this is the reason for our conditioning.
 

Day 17 04/03/11

The pups cut teeth today!
 

Day 16 04/02/11 Today during playtime I allowed Benelli (fka Indee from Litter I) to meet her cousins for the first time.  She hopped right into the box and started sniffing the pups and interacting with them.  Then she laid down in the box and the pups tried to nurse off her! It was very cute. Being a puppy herself it was not what I expected but gave me a glimpse of what kind of momma she will be like in a couple years! I did happen to capture this little scenario on video, so I will post that soon. I also took some photos, so see Miscellaneous Litter Photos from Week 2 to see some of them. 
 
Day 15 04/01/11

Wow, pups are 2 weeks old already!! Time flies doesn't it?  Pups are steadily gaining weight as expected because Daisy is eating well and feeding her pups plenty of calorie rich milk.  Daisy is currently eating two meals per day, morning and evening at about 2 cups per meal.

Here's how the pups measure up at 2 weeks old:

1 Jade 2 lbs, 11.5 oz
2 Jingles 2 lbs, 7.0 oz
3 Jewel 2 lbs, 12.5 oz
4 Jordy

2 lbs, 14.5 oz

5 Jazzy 2 lbs, 10.5 oz

Miscellaneous photos from Week 1 have just been posted along with the Week 2 Puppy Portraits! ENJOY!  :0)~
 

This week's milestone:  Cutting Teeth / Ears will open

Now that the puppies eyes are open, they will begin to see clearer and clearer each day. Supposedly they can only see shadows for the first few days, but pretty soon they will begin to notice me as I come into the nursery and will wander to the edge of the box for some love and attention.  

Just as significant as the eyes opening, the ear canals will deepen this week until they will become completely open and allow the pups to hear crisp noises and not just muffled sounds. Later this week, the pups will be noticeably affected by all the new sounds around them, so we must be very careful for the first few days to introduce them to noises gently and not harshly.
 

Week 1

Day 13 03/30/11

Today's eye opening update:

1 Jade (opened 3/28)
2 Jingles (opened 3/29)
3 Jewel Both eyes fully open
4 Jordy Both eyes fully open
5 Jazzy Both eyes almost fully open

I've noticed it seems that Daisy's pups eyes not only opened faster over a two to three day period, but that both eyes stayed pretty much in sync whereas HOPE's pups in our recent Litter I had pups where there eyes were not at the same stage of openness.  Very interesting...

 

Day 12 03/29/11

Today's eye opening update:

1 Jade (opened 3/28)
2 Jingles Both eyes fully open
3 Jewel Both 3/4 open
4 Jordy Both 3/4 open
5 Jazzy Both 1/2 open

The pups are all walking pretty well now and getting around the box without much difficulty. It's hard to believe that in a little over a week these pups will be running and jumping. They are also becoming quite vocal and can be heard squealing, squeeking, crying, growling and barking.
 

Day 11 03/28/11

Here's today's eye opening report:

1 Jade Both eyes fully open
2 Jingles Both 3/4 open
3 Jewel Both 1/4 open
4 Jordy Both 1/2 open
5 Jazzy Corners just starting

 

Day 10 03/27/11

Oh my gosh! This morning during Super Dog exercises I noticed that Jade's eyes are both open about half way already!! This prompted me to start looking more closely at the other pups so that I can do an eye opening update!  So at this point, here is how the pups eyes look:

1 Jade Both eyes 1/2 open
2 Jingles Both corners open
3 Jewel Not yet started, but eyelid crease is deep
4 Jordy Right corner just starting
5 Jazzy Not yet started, but eyelid crease is deep

Just posted 1 week portraits! I'm sorry that they were taken a little late for 1 week, so a couple of the pups eyes are starting to open in the portraits. Also posted are the Miscellaneous photos taken during Birth Week! ENJOY!  :0)~

 

Day 9 03/26/11

Jordy was seen walking today!! He had his belly up off the carpet and slowly took two steps before he fell over. He also is quite hilarious during Super Dog as I've noticed that he has a very cute little rolling growl that he uses in protest during some of the exercises!! It's very funny.

Also, I noticed that Jade's eyes are starting to open. Both corners are now glistening...
 

Day 8 03/25/11 The division between the pups upper and lower eyelids are starting to deepen and become more pronounced as they prepare to separate this week, revealing the beautiful glistening baby blues beneath. It will be exciting to see them opening soon!
 
Day 7 03/24/11

The pups are eating well and growing fast. Here's how they measure up at 1 week old. For comparison to our recent Litter I, these pups are almost 1/4 to 1/2 pound heavier at this exact age.  WOW!

1 Jade 1 lb, 15.5 oz
2 Jingles 1 lb, 11.6 oz
3 Jewel 1 lb, 12.7 oz
4 Jordy 1 lb, 15.5 oz
5 Jazzy 1 lb, 11.4 oz

 

This week's developmental milestone:  Eyes will open!

I think the most exciting developmental change happens for the pups this week, their eyes will be opening about mid-week. Once they do, the pups take on a whole new appearance and personalities start to emerge.  The process starts when the crease between their eyelids starts to deepen until they separate, first at the middle corner of the eye and then working across to the outside edges.  The opening process can take a couple days from the first peak of the glistening eye beneath until we are able to entirely see those beautiful baby blues.
 

Birth week

Day 5 03/22/11 Unbelievable!! Last night was the first night I was awakened by the sound of a 5 day old puppy barking!!  Well, not the first night EVER, but the first night of Litter J, LOL!!  Over the next few days the pups will start to vocalize more and will find their voices.  Whining, whimpering and even barking will become more frequent as the pups age.
 
Day 4 03/21/11

I just can't say enough about what a good momma Daisy has become. She is very concerned about each and every one of her puppies and is very concerned when one is whining. She is quick to investigate even the smallest whimper.  It's neat to see how quickly she has become so dedicated as well as protective.  

She is quick to growl at the other dogs who might be lurking outside the nursery door just waiting to get a glimpse of the new babies.  All the adult dogs love puppies.  When the nursery door opens Daisy takes a stiff stance and blocks off the pathway into the nursery to both Duchess and HOPE, but will allow Quincy inside (Quincy is my 95# German Shepherd which has been dubbed "The Pupsitter" because all the momma dogs seem to trust him right off the bat when the other female dogs are not allowed anywhere near).
 

Day 3 03/20/11

Today was the start of the Super Dog program. If you don't know what this is, you can read more about it here:  Super Dog Program

I certainly believe that these methods of helping to stimulate the growth of the puppy's nervous systems do work, otherwise I wouldn't do them. Most pups don't mind being put in the weird positions, but some are uncomfortable with it and complain a little.  I only hold them in these positions for 5 seconds at most so it's over and done with very quickly.
 

Day 2 03/19/11 Pups had their dewclaws removed today. Umbilicords have dried up and have fallen off.
 
Day 1 03/18/11

Momma and pups are all doing well today. Daisy has eased into motherhood quite well for her first litter and is being very attentive to her newborns.  As I was taking photos, if a pup seemed distressed, Daisy would run over and investigate into why they were crying. She seemed as if she wanted to pick it up and take it away from me. She was restless until I put each pup back into the box. What a good momma.

All the pups gained significant weight overnight and I am very pleased with their morning weights.

The pups have now been revealed! Pup names and birthday photos are now online! ENJOY!

All five pups are healthy and doing great!  

 

Newborns are so tiny and delicate. At this stage all they do is eat and sleep and are never completely still. They tend to twitch, jerk and stretch even while sleeping. They also have instinctive reflexes to crawl, seek warmth and nurse.

 
Thursday, March 17, 2011
 

6:45 am
Well, no puppies overnight, but Daisy is definitely panting and restless right now. I got up every couple hours during the night to check on her but she was resting comfortably until about 5 am when she asked to go outside.  Puppies should come during daylight hours today which is great!

7:54 am
Ok, here we go!! 1st contraction is seen.

8:00 am
Water broke and contractions are coming regularly.

  8:17 am 1st pup male Tri-color (white/black/tan) 1 lb, 0.1 oz
SB 8:32 am 2nd pup male White/Black 13.5 oz
  9:35 am 3rd pup male Tri-color (white/black/tan) 13.9 oz
  11:26 am 4th pup female Tri-color (white/black/tan) 14.8 oz
  12:25 pm 5th pup male White/Black 14.9 oz
  1:10 pm 6th pup female White/Black 12.9 oz
  ...and after 3 hours it looks like Daisy's done with a total of six pups...

Daisy's first few pics with her babies have been posted on Facebook via mobile uploads!  Life is grand when blessed with an Android SmartPhone!!

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
 

4:00 pm
Ok, this is it, here we go folks!! It's the news you've been waiting for, TA DA!

Daisy's temp was below the red line this morning when I took it at 8 am, but just barely. The red line is 98.4 and it was 98.3 degrees. So, I wanted to make sure before I got everyone all excited, so I waited and took it again just a little while ago, around 3:30 pm. Her temp registered even lower at 97.6, so I think the time has finally come!!  Best guess is that puppies will come in the middle of the night, but I've been wrong before.  Stay tuned for puppy updates as things unfold.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
 

Still no news..  Daisy's temp is holding steady at 99.6 this morning.  She refused breakfast yesterday and wouldn't even look at it so I thought maybe something was up, but then she ate dinner last night and part of her breakfast this morning, so there goes that theory...    
 

Saturday, March 12, 2011
 

Still no news..  Daisy's temp was slightly lower this morning than her "normal" temp. So, I took it again around noon and it was up a whole degree.  Usually the temp spikes before it starts to drop, so hopefully this is our "spike".  I will be keeping a close eye on her for the next 24 hours taking her temperature periodically to look for the indication it is starting to drop. I will update the blog as soon as her situation changes.   
 

Thursday, March 10, 2011
 

Well, I think Daisy has come out of her slump... she wasn't sure what to think for the first couple days being away from her mom and dad and in a strange new place, but she has gotten into our daily routine and has gotten some of her Llewellin enthusiasm and energy back. Today when I got home she jumped up on me to welcome me home and like many of her Llewellin littermates, she has been counter surfing regularly, scouting for anything better to eat than her normal ration of "Blue" brand food mixed with canned food, LOL!! Those true Llewellin family genes are shining through! It's also amazing to see the striking similarities in her beautiful face as compared to her littermate sister HOPE.  You can really see the family resemblence.  Oh so cool!!  
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
 

Daisy is doing great and acclimating well to Hickory Hollow.  Today's temp (both morning and evening) was still hanging around at 99.6. She has slowly been reintroduced to her sister HOPE, her momma Duchess and Quincy (the German Shepherd - aka my "Pup Sitter") one at a time and now she's just another pea in the pod.  She appears like she's been part of our Llew Crew for many years and fits in beautifully here. I'm glad to see that she has acclimated so quickly due to the impending birth of her first litter here in only a few short days.  
 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
 

Well, it looks like yesterday's emergency may have been a false alarm. This morning's temp was 98.7, but upon taking it a second time an hour later it was 99.6 again.  This is a good thing, I would rather Daisy wait and whelp closer to her targeted date of this Saturday as it will be better for the pups. 
 

Monday, March 7, 2011
 

I had to cancel tomorrow's x-ray for Daisy... Her temp was down this morning below the red line, so for those of you who understand what that means, it means Daisy will be going into labor within the next 12-24 hours!!  Yes, she's a tad bit early and caught us all off guard since she's not due until Saturday, so I will be driving part way to Tennessee today to pick her up and bring her back to Hickory Hollow so she can whelp her puppies here. All the whelping supplies are packed and we are heading out now! Say a prayer we are not on the road when she starts to whelp! Oh boy, it's going to be an exciting day!! Stay tuned for puppy updates!!

Daisy is now here at Hickory Hollow safe and sound, no puppies were born while on the road, WHEW, although it was a scary thought! Temp upon arrival at HHLS was 99.6.  I will continue to monitor Daisy throughout the night, but I don't think she will be whelping puppies soon.
 

Thursday, March 2, 2011
 

Well, unfortunately today's x-ray also proved to be inconclusive. I'm not sure why they can't get the contrast right, but it's actually too foggy to see much.  We can tell that there are at least five puppies and maybe more... the "maybe" is the part I don't like.  Daisy is traveling here from Kentucky this weekend to whelp her puppies here at Hickory Hollow, so I will schedule a third x-ray with my vet early next week to get a clearer picture. Until then, stay tuned...

In the meantime, let's play the Name Game! Send me your "J" name suggestions and we might just use a few to name pups in this litter (c'mon Rex, I know you're just dying to send me the names you've been thinking of, wink wink!).
E-mail them to puppies@hickoryhollowllewellins.com
 

Friday, February 25 2011
 

Yesterday's x-ray proved to be inconclusive. It has been rescheduled in another week, on March 3rd to recheck.  We definitely want to get an exact pup count and not leave anything to chance, especially since this is Daisy's first litter. I know many of you have been anxiously waiting for the results of these x-rays, as have we, but it seems we are all going to have a little more patience.  :0)
 

Sunday, February 20 2011
 

Daisy had been having some morning sickness during the last part of her first month of pregnancy, but now she's finally eating better again.  Her food has been increased to 1.5 times her normal daily ration and pretty soon she will be switched to a puppy kibble for the increased calories to support her dietary needs due to the growing puppies.

Daisy is scheduled to have an x-ray next week to see how many pups she's carrying. That appointment is scheduled for Thursday Feb 24th. Stay tuned!!

 

Friday, February 11, 2011
 

GOOD NEWS! Daisy's ultrasound did confirm that's she's pregnant. The vet wouldn't venture to guess how many pups she has, but he did confirm there is more than one.  I've posted the photos we received from the ultrasound for you to enjoy!  For those of you not used to "reading" an ultrasound photo, look near the top there is a darker bean shaped area with little figure in it. The bean shape is the sac and the little figure is the puppy. These photos only show one puppy, the pup's head is on the right end, then the body and you can make out the tail on the other end. Both photos appear to be of the same pup.

LitterI_ultrasound01.jpg LitterI_ultrasound02.jpg

 

Friday, February 4, 2011
 

Daisy's ultrasound to confirm pregnancy is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 10th! Check back with us on that date to hear the results!
 

Friday, January 14, 2011
 

Well, we had a very successful week. Daisy was bred to Splash on Jan 8-10 and 12, so now we just wait and see if she conceives. We are planning to do an ultrasound at 28 days to confirm pregnancy and then an x-ray at 8 weeks to do a pup count.  The next time we'll update the blog will be after the ultrasound results are in! Stay tuned!
 

Saturday, January 8, 2011
 

Daisy is currently at day 8 in her heat cycle and she was introduced to Splash today.  She teased him and quickly scooted all around him and flagged him so he did his studly duty and within about a half hour we had our first successful breeding. Further breeding dates are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday of next week.
 

Friday, December 31st, 2010
 

Daisy started her heat cycle today.  We have plans to breed her to Splash on day 8-12 of her heat cycle which falls on dates January 8-12, 2011. Then it will be 28 days before we can determine pregnancy with an ultrasound.

 

 

Pedigree:

  Litter "J" Pedigree - Hickory's Daisy Duke x Hickory's Dash O'Splash

Parents

Grand Parents

3rd Generation

4th Generation

5th Generation

Hickory's Dash O'Splash

      1567666

Hickory's Dash O'Splash

Julia's Mickduff

      1554257

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Photo courtesy of Joe Noe

Blizzard's Rodney

      1524253

Blizzard's Lance

     1463715

King's Blizzard Sundown  1332033

King's Blizzard Judy  1289505

Blizzard's Chessie

     1424368

King's Blizzard Sundown  1332033

King's Blizzard Girl  1324674

Blizzard's Guenevere

      1432686

King's Gladstonyo Jack 

     1427145

King's Black Gladstonyo  1330913

King's Tonyo Lady  1289512

King's Blizzard Girl

     1324674

King's Blizzard Sun  1268675

King's Blizzard Doll  1268765

Shoeleather Diana

      1530934

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Photo courtesy of Joe Noe

Tiskilwa Blizz

      1507274

Blizzard's Lance  

     1463715

King's Blizzard Sundown  1332033

King's Blizzard Judy  1289505

Tiskilwa Missy

     1472500

King's Royacelle III  1334514

Tiskilwa Sissy  1424440

Tiskilwa Bell

      1472499

Tiskilwa Flash

     1424950

Spit Whistle Sam  1355274

Dashing Bondhu Skeeter  1225626

Hightone Lady Grace      1355318

King Llewellin Bear  1235383

King's Lady Hightone  1171731

Hickory's Daisy Duke

     1602537

Hickory's Hunting with HOPE (click to supersize)

Sillman's Hank Boy

     1537270
Hank Jr on point

*** Hank ***

from

"Hunting with Hank"

 

Henry PrinceOf Pause

      1418013

Irishking Bondhu Ashly

     1344011

Machad Ambassador      1164918

Bickers Bondhu Ann      1226855

Dashing Janette Bondhu

     1252137

Dashing Ringo Bondhu   1061838

Dashing Setette Bondhu  1137664

Chris Blue Babe

      1472747

King's Bomber III

     1364461

King's Bomber II            1326133

King's Gladstone Dinky   1324678

King's Gladstone Moll

     1400597

King's Tony O               1289428

King's Royal Alicelle       1289511

Duchess of Adena

     1537270
Duchess of Adena

Eastfork's Count Toby

      1519139

Awbonnie's Bull

     1301328

Assrah Wily   1293321

Bondhu Tiny 1268306

Chappy's Little Ginger

     1467564

Chappy's Buster Bondhu  1402455

Chappy's Susie Bondhu    1323599

Wind'em Grouse Lady

      1533282

Dashing Wind'em Sam

     1510633

Dashing Iron Ike    1456148

Wind'em Babe         1430809

Chappy's Little Peg

     1467565

Dashing Iron Mike  1386582

Bob's Dashing Maggie    1363828

 

 


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