Thursday, 20 December 2018

Merry Christmas from Itzapromise

Another year draws to a close, it's been quite a tough 12 months having lost, in fairly quick succession, Purdie and Dollar and then having to make the very tough decision to rehome Dime (who is loving her new life and so far is behaving). The positives have been some cracking litters of kittens and two wonderful litters of pups. Florin was one of the pups and I a so enjoying having her, she is just loaded with character and loves everything and everyone. She has started doing some pre agility training and we have also started attending a trick training course, look out for a skateboarding dog soon, lol.

Spirits puppies are just the easiest litter ever (famous last words!) I will be keeping one of these pups as this was Spirits last litter. They are now 5 weeks old and are taking everything in their stride. Here are a few pictures of them enjoying some garden time.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

4 Weeks tomorrow.

Spirits pups have been the most laid back puppies I have ever had, I'm guessing this is due to lack of competition. At this stage (4 weeks old tomorrow) most of my litters would be ravenously eating 4 meals a day and would have been escaping from the whelping box. Not so with these 3, Spirit is obviously feeding them very well as, although they do eat when food is offered, they just have a few bites and then go to sleep it off, all are chunky monkeys so no worries there. Today I took down the divider between the pen and the first part of their run extension. This thoroughly confused them, and they spent about 20 minutes screaming and wading through their water bowl before falling asleep at the front of the run, completely oblivious to their mum who was happily lying on the bed behind them, lol.

By the afternoon they have got it sussed and are happily playing again. The photos may give the impression that Somme is the dominant character out of the litter, this isn't strictly true, the fact that she is cream makes her stand out from her siblings and of course, she is far easier to photograph than the blacks. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

2 weeks old already

Pups are little chunks, as they should be seeing as there are only 3! Spirit is exceptionally good with these babies, I think she has it sussed, good looking boyfriend (with benefits!), only produce 3 babies but still get the same privileges as you would with a proper sized litter :)

Somme opened her eyes on Saturday, Tommy and Poppy waited another 48 hrs before joining her, but all have peepers now. They have all started to toddle around the whelping box, but the biggest part of their day is still devoted to sleeping and eating.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Special offer :)

Jumping on the bandwagon with my very own Black Friday offer. I have the last couple of dozen Itzapromise calendars available, usual price £13.50 plus £3 p&p, today only they are available at 2 for £22 inc p&p. They are A3 in size and lovely quality. Please pm me if you would like to place an order.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

They're here :)

The pups made their arrival yesterday evening. There are just 3 of them and they all arrived within 35mins of each other. We have a big strong cream girl, a strapping black lad and a tiddly black girl. Unfortunately such a small litter means that I am going to be disappointing quite a few people who have been waiting for this, I am so sorry to those affected by this. I do know of a couple of potentially really nice litters planned for very early next year so please feel free to ask if you would like to know more.

As these pups were born the day after the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1 we are going with that as a theme, so the black girl is Poppy, the cream is Somme and the boy is Tommy.  The web cam covered their birth yesterday and will be on from about 11am to 10pm every day for the next few weeks, it can be accessed from the link on the right of this page. Here are the first few pics of Mum and pups.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Puppies soon

Update: Pups are coming, cam is on. Spirit is in the 1st stage of labour, this could last just a couple of hours or could last up to 48hrs. The cam will be turned on once she starts pushing.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Just pictures

 Spirit is due to have her pups in just a few days time, she had a bath and groom after our beach trip and we are ready and waiting :)