For the puppies temporary names we took inspiration from the fact that it hadn't stopped raining for 6 months. The 'Waterworld" litter have names chosen from Thunder and Weather Gods and figures of myth and legend, plus a few more contemporary humorous options. We had Ahti, Poseidon (Vader) , Taranis (T. Saurus Rex), Ukko (Ventari), Urashima Taro (Yuki), Cthulhu (Nukka), Jason (Bandit), and Ponyo (Bliss).
Theldaroy Beyond Question
In November 2020, Ros at Theldaroy had a litter using frozen Semen from Zeke (Dagolas Naavaparta). I didnt see much of the puppies until the stunning Sisko hit the show ring and Ros then shared some photos of Sisko's brothers with me. I was considering perhaps using one of Sisko's brothers with a Cheese daughter one day, but in the end everything aligned for a litter sooner rather than later, and so we took that opportunity. I'm glad we did as the puppies were lovely.
Cheeses pedigree and health data can be accessed via the link to the Breed archive above. Cheese is has proven to be a fantastic mother whilst it wasn't on my original 'plans' to have a third litter with her, when the opportunity arose, and with her health being so sound, it seemed a very reasonable choice in the end. The W litter will be Cheese's final litter.
Cheese gave us 8 puppie very efficiently on the morning of 28 May. There were 5 Black tanpoint males, 2 Cream males and a single Black tanpoint female. All puppies were vigorous and feeding well. Cheese was a very devoted Mamma to her many babies, once again, although she was very happy to delegate most duties to Grandma Idja after the first 3 weeks
These puppies had plenty of outdoor play time. It was an exceptionally cold winter for us, with temps of about 2 over night to 16 during the day. Nothing like the November-born Bikkie litter who spent the 35 degree days of their puppy hood on the shady verandah.