Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mother Nature Does Me Again

Well, Mona the German Shepherd whelped this week (the father, Jacob, is pictured above, on the right) and had only one male (see vids of both one-day-old litters here). Fortunately, pups and dam are healthy and resting comfortably. Unfortunately, I'm out of luck in the puppy department for the time being. :o( Oh, well.

I told Mr. ShellHawk yesterday that this was God's way of giving us pick of the litter next time, assuming the next bunch of pups aren't all female!

In one of the puppy-raising books I was reading, there was a suggestion to look into the breeders connections, and that sent me down the rabbit hole (A.D.D.? Me? Never!) of looking at other breeders, just out of curiosity. Holy cow! I had no idea people could sell their dogs for that much money! Just glancing at the top of one page, I saw that one female was going for $5500! Who's got that kind of money in this economy? Not me, that's for sure. (It also tells me I'm in the wrong business. I mean, six pups at $5500 each...)

It brings to mind that some people's hobbies are far more expensive than mine. I have images of men in tweed jackets and hunting rifles ambling across vast expanses of green fields, too, but I suppose that's neither here nor there.

Oh, well. It's time to settle in to wait for the next litter, which has not been bred, yet. (Patience, ShellHawk. Patience!)


  1. hang in there, woman, sometimes there's a reason for these least that's what I've been told. you'll probably have the most wonderful dog ever once the little guy arrives!

  2. Thanks, Pam!

    I know you're right, but the agony of waiting is just killing me! :o)

  3. sorry to hear that...I agree with Pam - I am sure when you get him he will be just the perfect dog for you.




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