Sunday, December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas

A few photos from the last week...

And starting to figure out how the leg-things work.  ;-)

Happy New Year!!

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. ;-)