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The Puppies Are Growing

The Puppies Are Growing

It will be a while before we have puppies again… I am THOROUGHLY exhausted… I can do most things without whining…….but raising two, back-to-back litters of puppies……. …..I’ve become a whiny, whiny weenie……. . ….I really can understand the use of sleep deprivation as a form of torture……. …..it’s painful and super-disorienting…….I’ve done some really stupid things…….cell phone in the freezer type stupid……. The last couple nights I’ve actually gotten about six hours of sleep (on the couch)…….so, I’m starting…

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Drooling On The Couch

Drooling On The Couch

The babies are over one week old now… There are still seven of the little boogers… But, we’re still not out of the woods yet… Fey’s lost litter last February is still too raw and recent. *****Fey’s Final Litter***** (I’m a worry-wart…….I have good reason with Irish Wolfhound babies) …..consequently, I am still sleeping on the couch, right by their RubberMaid bin, right next to Willow… The other night I woke up between feedings (keep in mind, there’s not much…

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All Disney Names, and No Oscars

All Disney Names, and No Oscars

Remember when I explained how we give temporary names to all of our puppies (prior to their new owners giving them their forever names)? Sleep deprivation always plays into the naming-lottery. With Killian’s recent litter, we had Alice, Betty, Joan, Rachel, Bruce, and Oscar… I don’t know where the names come from…….they just pop up in my head. …..(just like my series of Astronomer and Mathematician names for the cats)….. …..I actually thought that Killian’s baby (who I named Oscar)…….was…

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By The Wayside…

By The Wayside…

Some things become de-prioritized… You just can’t do everything… So you pick the really important (or life-threatening) things to do first… …..and then, you just shake your head and walk on…….and leave the insignificant tasks undone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Housework~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That becomes a frivolous, superlative that doesn’t need to be high on that prioritized list… Sad but true… House cleaning? Not important……. …..not when there are itty-bitty puppies that need feeding and caring and cleaning…….around the clock…….day after day…….for the first few weeks……….

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Oopsie Doopsie

Oopsie Doopsie

In for a penny…….in for a pound… That saying has applied here on this farm more times than not… Diving in at the deep-end……. …..I inadvertently do that all the time……. …..why wade in from the safety of the shallow-end when that deep-end is so beckoning? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, remember when Paulo & I didn’t realize that Killian was pregnant?………….? Even though we’ve been involved with breeding Irish Wolfhounds for multiple decades……. …..and we live on a farm where multiple animals…

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Pooper’s Peepers

Pooper’s Peepers

We still have six puppies! Yippee!!! (but, I’m continuing to hold my breath…) …..and their eyes are starting to open! …..cute, black, shiny, beautiful eyes…….peeking out from under semi-closed lids……. It’s just so wonderful to pick them up, nose to nose, and have them stare right back at you… …..aaaaahhhhhhhh, puppy breath…………….it’s wonderful….. With their newly discovered vision, their individuality and personalities are also flourishing….. It’s a fun time with a new litter… …..they also become more vocal and demanding……….

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Oscar and Company………….

Oscar and Company………….

We give our litters call names… It’s not their permanent names… It just doesn’t seem right to refer to them as “that one”…….or “her over there”……. …..and Puppy #1, or Puppy #2…#3…or #4…….just seems so flat and emotion-less……. …..so we give temporary call names……. Over the years we’ve had “theme litters”……. …..Comic-strip-themed; ¬†greek-god-themed; ¬†entire litters of herbs or flowers……. …..and…..Disney-names……. I’m not quite sure where this litter’s call names came from…….they just bubbled forth out of sleep deprived delirium… We’ve…

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Late Night TV Programming

Late Night TV Programming

  ~~~Late Nite TV~~~ Wow, some of these shows I thought were bad in the ’60’s! But apparently you can still find them on late night television…….if you are so inclined… I think they all share the same canned-laughter tapes…….(there are a couple/very identifiable cackles which are the give away) There are hundreds of television channels available, and yet at 4:10am, all I can find to watch is “Gun Smoke”, “Petticoat Junction”, and “CSI” (in so many cities)……. …..and more…

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Cross-Eyed Sleep Deprivation

Cross-Eyed Sleep Deprivation

Well, this goes with the territory… With all of my chronic insomnia, wouldn’t you think that a few/consecutive nights of planned/irregular sleep would be easy-peesy?… But that doesn’t seem to be the case… …..my reliable insomnia always appears to let me down during the early/necessary/puppy-feeding-marathons. !!!!!What good is insomnia, if it doesn’t help you out at times like this!!!!! Apparently I have “Prima Dona Insomnia”…….a picky sort of condition that picks and chooses…….and doesn’t appear to want to help me…

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Six Little Poops

Six Little Poops

  Well we’re still at it……. I found puppy poopie in my hair yesterday…….I was hoping it was hair product gel…….but I don’t use the stuff……. …..No biggie…….there are baby wipes everywhere…….I just semi-cleaned it out of my hair and carried-on with the day……. *************Things To Be Thankful & Grateful For************* Six puppies who are still nursing well……. A mother who is still producing milk……. No hurricanes over us at present……. And Irish Wolfhound puppies…………. ~~~~~~~there is a good reason…

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