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.

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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!

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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.

Jan. 20 Anneliese and Arnie

And here they are now at three and a half years old!

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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!

8 thoughts on “Puppy-itis”

  1. I´m glad for you that you have your “babies” to fill your life. They do look so cute! And it´s true what they say, a dog is “mans/womans” best friend!

  2. Hmmm…and here I was walking my dogs in the woods this morning and thinking…maybe if I let them off the leash, they’d run away and I wouldn’t have to deal with them anymore!

  3. I can´t hardly wait to see you and Anneliese here in Berlin to breed Anneliese with Isegrimm again. I know we will have a wonderful time together and the next litter of Anneliese will be wonderful!
    Love Uschi

  4. Hehe, you are more excited than Anneliese,and it’s her to meet Isegrim, lol ! so that will be the last time that you will mother little puppies, I think you take the right decision. I have been to my “beauty girl” today for pedicure and she has a puppy 2 months old a little chiouwawa (??) was she cute ! I stayed there for another half an hour to take pictures of this cute little baby ! her name is Zoé ! She is as big as one of Yanouk’s paws !

  5. The last litter… Really?

    Will you be keeping one from that litter to go again (I suspect there may be a little inclining for more…)??

    Can’t WAIT to see the next litter…

  6. Well, puppies are like babies. They even have that special puppy-smell just like babies smell babies… so I really understand you. They’re adorable, so hard to resist!!!

  7. I love your babies!!! I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last litter. I was there for all of it and I can’t wait to follow along again.

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