Posts Categorised: Puppies
Pretty litter of blacks and chocolates with lots of retrieving desire throughout their pedigree.
The father is Justamere Chocolate Chip and the mother is Justamere Liberty Bell.
I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home.
She is my very sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.
She makes me smile; she makes me laugh; she fills my heart with love.
Did someone breed her, or did she fall from above?
I’ve never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes;
I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize.
I’ve never known their anguish; I’ve never felt their pain,
The caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain.
I’ve never waited the whole night through for babies to be born,
The stress and trepidation when they’re still not there by morn.
The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands,
This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.
Should you do that instead of this … or maybe that was wrong?
Alone you fight and hope, one day, he’ll grow up proud and strong.
You pray he’ll live to bring great joy to someone else’s home.
You know it’s all just up to you; you’ll fight this fight alone.
Formula, bottles, heating pads, you’ve got to get this right,
Two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.
Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight,
To save this little baby, but God willing … you just MIGHT.
Day one, he’s in there fighting; you say a silent prayer.
Day two & three, he’s doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four & five … he’s still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens.
Day six, he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.
You take this tiny angel, and bury him alone.
With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,
You ask yourself, “Why do this? … Why suffer through this pain?”
Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything’s explained.
So, when you think of breeders and label them with “Greed,”
Think of all that they endure to fill another’s need.
For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money … while they pay with all their heart.
— Author Unknown
(Reprinted from The Labrador Retriever Quarterly News. Please let me know if you are the author or know who wrote it. We’d like to give credit, where credit is due.)
We’re so proud of our “O” litter! So far they’re everything we’ve been breeding toward – beautiful heads, sweet expressions, balanced angles, strong toplines AND retrieving desire!
Ouija – pronounced WeeGee – was named for that supernatural board game from long ago where the players placed their fingers on a pointer and asked a question, hoping for an answer from beyond.
Here she is at 7 weeks with fellow breeder Linda Ciancio of Brooks Labradors. Linda’s comments were “thick coat, pretty face, dark eyes, nice lips and skull width, good bite, good angles and upper arm, good turn of stifle and thigh width, good depth thru chest and loin.”
But Ouija is more than a pretty face! Here she is practicing her retrieving.
We also kept Boomer – short for Justamere Ordnance.
Linda’s comments about him were “good bite, good head, balanced and really nice, has more leg, short back, dense coat.” She also said that he reminds her of his grandfather, CH Tabatha’s Drifter at Dickendall JH.
Here’s Boomer at 7 weeks:
And he retrieves too!
Watch for these youngsters in all sorts of venues!
|CH Tabatha’s Icon||CH Tabatha’s Drifter at Dickendall JH||CH Dickendall Arnold|
|CH Tabatha’s Valleywood Decoy WC|
|Tabatha’s Token Talent||Tabatha’s Genuine Risk (Arnold grdtr)|
Fleur-de-Lis CD RE CGC
|GMHR CH Cook’s Midnight
|Int Am Mex CH JanWood’s Secret Agent CD|
|CH Alvgardens Mischief Maker of JanRod JH|
|HR Justamere Arwen CD SH RE CGC CC||HRCH Justamere Chocolate Chip CD TDX SH RAE CGC|
|Knight’s Tail Dehlia JH|