Welcome Chatre

October 26, 2011

Bluefox’s “L” litter arrived last night.  Along the way an emergency C-Section was required, but this morning there are five healthy Chase/Treasure babies taking up space in Cheryl’s new whelping box.  The count is one brindle girl, two red girls, and two red boys.  I’m not going to rant right now, but I will say I was dismayed by the emergency vet’s lack of understanding about the birthing process.  It is near impossible to find veterinarians that want to work with breeders — they are all about spaying and neutering every single puppy.  Okay — just a mini rant!

Congratulations, Cheryl — and Treasure and Chase.  Here’s to the babies!  By the way, their October 25th birth date slid them in under the wire for the Puppy Sweepstakes at the Ohio Cardigan National Specialty.


  1. Julie says:

    Congratulations!! I hope Treasure heals quickly and the pups all thrive!

  2. nancy says:

    I know what you mean about emergency vets. I have a longtime large animal vet who is the BEST. His staff however, are a cause for concern. Recently, I had a young heifer who could not deliver without assistance. Despite my husband’s and my efforts, we could not deliver the calf. When I contacted the office, the recep said, he was unavailable and oh well that’s the cost of doing business. I asked for her name and the next time I saw my vet informed him of her response. He was shocked and she is now looking for other employment. The end result was we had to shoot a 3 year old heifer. I may have 120 head of cattle but I know every one of them! Good Luck Chatres!

  3. carol says:

    Congrats to Treasure and Chase! They look beautiful. Yes…when we took Diamond for her last vet visit we saw the new (just out of Vet School)vet. Her first question was ‘so when are you gonna spay her?’ Frank told her she was a show dog and generally speaking you show them and maybe/probably BREED them. The concept seemed foreign to her. Fortunately our regular vet breeds English Bulldogs so he understands the concept.