Xoana had been a bit restless for a couple of days so I knew she was close. I sat wrapping presents (every year, I promise myself that I will not wait until the last minute to wrap again next year… and yet every Christmas Eva, I find myself up all night wrapping…) and Xoana just could not get close enough- sitting on me, pushing presents out of the way, etc. Finally, I had to actually lock her out of my room to get anything done. At about 11:pm, I could feel/hear her pacing back and forth at the door and panting and whimpering, and I just had this feeling in my gut that she was really in labor. So I let her back in and had my husband take over the wrapping as I sat and snuggled her and rubbed her belly. I could definitely feel that she had some good, strong contractions. At 12:02 am, Christmas morning, our first little girl was born. 7 more perfect, healthy, beautiful babies soon followed <3 What a Christmas blessing! <3 Ethan is one of Xoana’s favorites and he wanted to sit with us while she had her babies. It was a long night, so he was only awake intermittently, but I know Xoana appreciated having her little buddy there. <3
Xoana’s little Reindeer at 4 weeks old
“Schatzie” Guardian Cupid Von Gottschalk
Cupid is doing awesome. She has mastered the stairs thankfully. At her Vet visit she was 12.6 pounds. She has become a little spitfire, she is so fast and she loves to jump and fly through the air. I can see her thinking and figuring things out as well. She is walking well on a loose leash, until she decides it time to run of course. Our walks are not to far as of yet but she goes a bit further each day. When the snow melts I am going to work with her getting used to a bicycle so she can run if she wants and gets the workout she needs. She is loving the snow also. I can’t wait to see her in it next winter. She is doing very well coming when called and she is working on the sit. She still doesn’t like it if I’m out of her sight. She is taking turns with my Leika the boxer, on car rides to pick up my grandson after school. I can’t take her out of the car at school (school policy) but she seems to be getting lots of attention from other parents through the window. We will start puppy classes soon to keep the socialization moving on and such. I have also found a place where we can do drop in training also. She is such a joyful addition to our family. Thank you so much for breeding extraordinary pups.
Have a blessed day,
Hi Alice, Hope all is going well on your trip.
Just wanted to give you a short note about Cupid.
I have decided to call her Schatzie, which means little sweetheart. What a girl she is. She is for sure confident. Size of the other dogs means nothing to her. She hops right in with all the big dogs and goes about her business. She is feisty, silly and such a joy. She is already responding to the come command. Potty training is progressing well also. She loves her crate and she naps and eats in it very well.
Night times are better than expected. She is sleeping through the night in my bed. I had started with a box on its side so she could see me, but she pushes that on the floor and just sleeps on the bed. She does move around a lot and is so funny as she just plops herself down. One of her favorite things she does is thinking she can fly. We have a lot of stairs which she hasn’t mastered yet so she runs down the hill and launches herself. Its only like 6 inches high but with her style she makes it look like a hurdle. Today we had a snow storm so she is testing that out on her potty breaks. She has her vet visit tomorrow and I’m sure she will do fine.
What an awesome girl she is. Thank you so much.
Hi everyone, Cupid here. I’m doing awesome and enjoying my sister dogs here. My favorites include flying onto their backs and running away from or to get them. I had another visit with my Vet today and I’ve gained 10 pounds in four weeks. She said I was a sweetheart and very healthy. I start school on April 12th but I’m learning the basics in the mean time. The little boy here wanted to know what my backpack would look like cause everybody that goes to school has a back pack. I get to go on lots of car rides and walks and I’m meeting lots of peoples and dogs. I’m really a confident outgoing girl and I believe I can do everything I put my mind to. There is so much to choose from though. I’m such a good dog and I attract lots of attention wherever I go.
Hi guys Cupid here with another update. I’ve started school now and I’ve gone to two classes everyone says I’m beautiful and confident. Needless to say I’m a quick learner to I’ve got my set ,my down, my heel and my come all ,figured out, At least most of the time. The other day mom and I had a herd of deer run across in front of us while walking. And then we got back to the yard and the crazy goose try to check me out. It was flying really low. I get lots of playtime with my sisters and awesome walks with mom. I’m doing really well And I’ll write again soon
Cupid’s discovery of the end of her leash. Almost as good as last weeks discovery of her tail. I have never seen a dog spin so fast
“King” Guardian Prancer Von Gottschalk
I just wanted to give you an update on Prancer. He is doing fantastic. I could not be more happy with him. He is so smart. He is sitting,staying, shaking, laying down. He is so eager to learn. However we keep training time just a few minutes at a time. I have included some photos of him. He is becoming fast friends with our dog Lucy.
Those are great tips!I Thanks so much.He was at the vet yesterday for his 2nd round of shots. They love ? him .My boy weighs 25lbs already.