Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 14, 2012

MOXIE REPORT--- SHE SHOULD COME HERE A WEEK BEFORE HER DUE DATE... AND I THINK SHE WHELPED IN THE TV ROOM LAST TIME????
 
Hi Carlene and SDP Family,

Moxie is doing very well. She has put on a bit of weight and is round like she was before her last litter. Judging by the look of her five pairs of mommy-parts the cafeteria will soon be open for puppy meals. Moxie seems very content and relaxed and loves sleeping and eating noticeably more than when she's not expecting. She still has the energy to following us around the house night and day as we move from upstairs to downstairs and back again. Her nights are spent in our room on her cushion at the foot of our bed. If I go downstairs in the middle of the night for more than a couple minutes she comes down to check on me.

She's very energetic on walks and trips to the park and always on the alert for squirrels, but even more happy to sniff and watch for bunnies. Moxie has pretty much put her joyous sprinting around on lay-away until after the puppies are born. Even when Piper does her best to annoy Moxie, with her pestering-"Come on Mom, you want to chase me right?" Moxie just patiently waits for Piper to stop. But Piper being 7 months old is relentless and usually Moxie has to gently tell her darling 100+ lbs daughter, without a growl or snarl, to "Knock it off!" I wish I had such patience.

Most days she loves lounging on the sofa in the living room right under the window next to the front door steps where she is her typical alert-self whenever anyone comes up the steps waking from her sound puppy-growing-sleep. Then, she's up in flash barking her big warning bark at the mailman or the pizza delivery guy or anyone else that dares enter our domain. After a "Thank you Moxie, that's enough!" she curls back up into a too-small-for-her-size ball of fur and is quickly back snoring in slumberland dreaming of family hugs, playing with Bumpy, nursing puppies, or chasing bunnies.

See you soon.

The Paar Family

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we are all set for 2 mothers-- chaos has clearly  claimed the  one near the kitchen--- hopefully by the  time moxie whelps  chaos will be big enough to fend for themselvfes a bit.
i think just to keep the adults at bay  we need the fence across the kitchen door  so they can run in and outr the front door without poking their nose in chaos space.
 
that will also mean we need to find the 3' fence from tv room to the cash register  -- at least for th e  time being.  bentley has no manners and rushes in-- chaos might not like that...
it would also mean a couple of them could be on the sofa next to my computer... bailey's nose gets out of joint.
 
2 mothers have never been a problem... so far...  we have had 3 in this one area...
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mErlow is here AND IN HEAT...
 
HERE WE GO.... WOULD CHAOS PLEASE HAVE PUPS BEFORE MERLOW BECOMES FERTILE...IN MAYBE 7 DAYS... WE NEED A COUNT.... IF CHAOS HAS 1 OR 2  WE SHOULD BREED MERLOW..
AND WHICH WAY DO WE GAMBLE.?   . I WOULD NOT BE THRILLED WITH 3 LITTERS OF 10 EACH..   WE COULD HANDLE 30 PUPS-- IT WOULD BE OUR BANK ACCOUNT THAT WOULD SUFFER.
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and the latest recall
October 13, 2012 — Nature’s Recipe has announced a voluntary recall involving one of its dog treats products due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

The event was reported by the FDA in a news release dated October 13, 2012.
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I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL THE EXTRA HELP AND COMPANY HAVING  PUPS PROVIDES--
 WE HAVE A MEAT CUTTING  STAGE SET UP IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE HERE IN THE HOUSE.
WE ARE GETTING MORE EFFICIENT ALL TH E TIME...
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TYPICAL SUNDAY STEW-- I AM TOLD IT WILL RAIN- WE BETTER GET FIRES GOING IN THE T-TENT ALSO--
I AM ALSO TOLD PAULA HAS THE TRAINING ROOM FIT TO LIVE IN.  SO WE HAVE LOTS OF OVERFLOW ROOM.
 
 THANKS TO BUD1-- THAT HANGING TREE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING CHANGED TO NICE FIREWOOD-- SINCE IT HUNG IN THE TREE FOR A YEAR IT MUST BE DRY...???
 
IF WE KEEP THE FIRES GOING IN THE TRAINING ROOM AND GUEST CABIN WHEN NEEDED AND KEEP THOSE OIL FURNACES VERY LOW..IT WOULD HELP-- I THINK OIL IS $3.89-- WHEN I PUT IN THOSE FURNACES  THE KEROSCENE WAS $1.15 = AND IF WE RUN TOO MANY ELECTRIC HEATERS THAT BILL BECOMES HORRIFFIC. 
 
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Wow, time flies, been a year already. Just got home this late afternoon from one of my Grandson's birthday parties. Last year around this time I was worried how the dogs would behave, Tessa and Lily (my son's mastiff) now they've seen each other enough this past year to be good old friends both very well behaved and very careful and gentle as several 2 to 5 year old Children wandered around some having to look up at the dogs. (The parents and other Grandparents were noticeably much more at ease this year too!) Just a quick up date to let everyone know things are going fine here. Sincerely
 Al&Tess

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