Friday, I arrived home from work at 6:10 pm just in time to change clothes for a visit with Pat, Michelle and Maika and her babies. Before we knew it we were rushing out the door for schutzhund club, which we did not want to miss a single minute of. Club training is being directed by the dynamic-duo, Ron and Chris. We are all in awe that these two men. Fortunately for us Ron and Chris decided to stumble into our fledgling club and didn’t turn right around and run out the door! Even more amazing they have decided to stay and be part of the club. The training session ended at 11:30 pm, early considering all we covered. Becky and Lies spent the night so their dogs could be xrayed in the morning. My favorite pizza place had already closed for the night so we had a gourmet dinner of Rice Krispies with sliced bananas for dinner. Then off to bed at 1 am. At 2 am Kira wakes me up to tell me that although it is 2 am, it is March 21st and it is her due date. I tried to convince her that sleeping would be preferable to having puppies, but she won the discussion. By 9 am, 6 of the puppies had been born.
Schumi (Jimmy – Funny) and Nikon (Markus – Kira) were xrayed and both were normal on both ends. Yahoo! Nick joined us for breakfast and somewhere between breakfast, xraying, and Noon, we saw the birth of two more puppies. Joined later by Heather and Tristan, followed by 3 visitors from Lincoln Park, MI. They visited with Maika’s pups and I invited them in to see Kira and her freshly born babies. My girls are so amazing that they allow me and my guests such indulgences. After they left I realized I had the same clothes on that I had worn all through the night and had not brushed my hair since who knows when. I am sure I made a truly memorable impression on them….
Final count on Kira’s new litter 4 and 4. Pictures to follow.