Sunday, December 21, 2014

12 Days Old!

I planned to write a post for the pups being one week old, but wow, things have been a bit busy. ;-)  They are now 12 days old!

They are surprisingly talkative and mobile.  Several started wagging their tails while nursing and a few are trying to walk.

We have hints that their eyes and ears will be opening soon, if not a tiny bit already.

Noodle has been a great mom, making sure they have plenty to eat and are safe and warm.

As such, she is a bottom-less pit when it comes to food and is eating more than double her normal ration.  This will certainly go up as the puppies grow bigger.

We started out by weighing the puppies twice each day but are down to once each day.  Of course I'm charting their growth.  ;-)  They were born between 1 and 1.5 pounds and are now each between 3 and 3.5 pounds.

Hubba has been a great Stay-at-Home-Dad... making sure Noodle has plenty to eat and that the smaller puppies are getting their share of milk.

We have a few reservations available, so if you have the need for puppy-breath, please let me know.   They will be ready to go to their new homes around Valentine's Day.

We have six females and three males, all gold.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Introducing: The Premier Colorado Tibetan Mastiff Litter!

Together with Gunnar (CH Timberline's Colorado Gunnison) and Noodle (KayaKyi Bala) we are proud to introduce our Premier Litter of Tibetan Mastiffs.

Pre-labor was in progress when I got home from the DayJob yesterday.  So I spent the evening rubbing Noodle's belly helping her relax with what was going on.  She started taking me for walks around the property at 10:30 pm and the first puppy was born just after 1 am.  The ninth puppy came a little after 3 pm.

Everyone is happy, healthy, well and tired.

6 girls, 3 boys.

Our first litter.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tibetan Mastiff Info, 2015 Calendar

A few months ago, I entered a photo contest.

I learned that one of my photos had been selected a couple of months ago and yesterday our calendars arrived.

Gunnar and Miles are featured in April.  :-)

This calendar is a fundraiser for which is a tremendous resource for TM Fanciers of all types.  Specifically ancestry on any litters, planned breeding or dogs is available for a free membership... an invaluable resource, in my opinion.

Please consider supporting this great organization.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Ready(?) for Puppies

Noodle is due next week.

Her radiographs and health checkup went well last weekend. 

She is happy, healthy and getting bigger every day.

Her Whelping Box is ready.

A carpenter we know built it for us one afternoon, using roughly these plans.  She seems to like it, and has started to go in it on her own.

There are two or three little things we'd like to do still, but in reality (I think) we are ready for the puppies to make their arrival.

There are a few reservations available, if you find that you need a Tibetan Mastiff in your life. ;-)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dog Show: Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club, 2014

It's been an exciting couple of months for the Big Man.... he opened a bank account (if you know what I mean), is expecting puppies, we qualified for the National Owner-Handler Series Finals at the AKC National Championship in Orlando in December.... and the Gunnar-man finished his AKC Championship at the end of October.

We have not yet received the official paperwork, but the CH is reflected on the AKC site as of last week.  So, please say Hello to Champion Timberline's Colorado Gunnison!

Of course, Gunnar's favorite part of the Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club show was seeing his breeder and brother, Timberline's Ferdinand...

... and of course soliciting belly rubs from his fans.  ;-)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time Flies

So it's been a month since I posted last.

It's also been about that long since I've had yarn and needles in my hands.  Even longer since I've made a FAF post.

Gunnar finished his AKC Championship at the end of October and had a photo shoot with a professional photographer.  I have a nearly completed posts about both... maybe I'll get them up in a few days.  ;-)

I put up a huge amount of apples.  I have a bunch of photos but haven't even started to draft a post about that.

One of my photos was selected for the Tibetan Mastiff Info Calendar.

My new Day Job is going well.

Noodle had a vet check up today.  She is absolutely pregnant with "more than a few" puppies.  We will have radiographs in a couple of weeks to confirm how many.  In the meantime here's a photo from today's ultrasound.  :-)