We have been enjoying our break from breeding. The end of July I turned 50 and on the same day I found out my mother passed away. It was stressful few weeks and my anxiety was out of control. At this same time I started going to the Dr to get my health and wellness in check. It’s been almost 6 weeks since I started my wellness journey and lots of labs and scans and I can say that I am feeling good. I have prioritized my health and made self care apart of my daily routine.
Riri came into heat and pulled in Reign and Mazikeen. We decided to NOT breed them this round. Our boys have been in quarantine and the house has been a bit chaotic, but when is it not?! haha We are spaying my sweet beautiful Millie. She is an amazing momma and had healthy beautiful babies but had to many pregnancy complications. They vet could not explain them other than saying this may be normal for her and left the decision to continue breeding to me. Her happiness and comfort far outweigh the need for puppies. She had a pre surgery exam and has her spay surgery scheduled for next month. I’m not sure she will wait to go into heat but we are hoping.
We skipped Winter’s heat a few months ago and hope to breed her to Jasper on her next heat cycle and than she will retire. During this break we are excited to work on training and learning agility with the new equipment I bought. I am hoping to get more fluent and confident in my training ability and offer puppy training to our puppy parents and our local community. (anxiety and imposter syndrome is very real)
Nikita is doing well but we have noticed a decline in her cognitive abilities. She gets “lost” and seems to forget what she is doing. We are letting my son decide when he feels it is the right time to let her go. He has a bucket list for her. It is very modest but very sweet. She will be 14 in March, we are not sure she will wait that long but my son’s hope was always that she waited until he graduated. He graduates May 2024. We take it day by day trusting she will tell us when she is ready to say goodbye.
- Picnic at the park with McDonalds: Completed
- Forget Me Not photo session:
- Trip to the beach or lake:
- Family together for a party to say goodbye: