I started to think that perhaps I am getting puppy-itis again. The last puppies left me in November, and here we are in April, nearly a year since Anneliese’s first litter was born, and I am feeling very much like she should hurry up, so we can have babies again.
I can’t explain what it is like when you hold those new born babies in your hands for the very first time as they make the quiet mewling noise, calling out for their Mom.
This is me with Baerbel.
Yes, I am ready for Anneliese to go into heat, so we can begin this adventure all over again…for the last time. Yes folks, I plan to enjoy every single minute of this breeding and birth because this will be my last litter.
Anneliese’s litter last year!
It was difficult to decide. I do love the babies, but like all good things it must come to an end. I never intended my girls to go on and on, breeding forever. They’re my pets. I want only the best for their health. So, after this last litter, Anneliese will be spayed and begin her life in retirement, being Mommy’s little girl.
Funny, that. I mentioned the other day that the puppies had gotten me up early. The person I spoke with asked if I had had another litter. I laughed. No, Arnie and Anneliese are my puppies, and no matter how old they get, they always will be.
Anneliese and Arnie when they were a six weeks old.
And here they are now at three and a half years old!
To have had them from the moment they took their first breaths is such a special thing. It’s hard for me to describe. I’ve never had a pet this way. They are my babies, that is for sure, and I love them with all of my heart!