A Tough Few Days

June 9, 2013

There were some bright spots:  Copper went to her new home with Tricia and Kevin.  You’ll love the video they’ve sent.

Mooney flew home to California with Captain Frank.  She is making every effort to take over their lives.

Mooney in the pool 6-9-13

Augie still loves ducks and Andy’s older Cardi sister has decided to play with him after all.

Intrigue — now Addie — has her very own little girl.  They are inseparable, and dreadfully cute.

Now the hard part:  Nola had five puppies on Friday morning by C-Section.  She demonstrated she did not want to be a mother which complicates my life and the puppies’ lives.  We lost two little baby boys so we have two girls (Kimber and Lily) and one boy (Newman).  Because Nola was not interested in caring for them, I was tube feeding them every couple of hours until friend Jessica Viera offered the wonderful Lexi to foster mom them.  Lexie is raising four boys that are two weeks old, and had plenty of milk.  Yesterday Jessica and Brian packed up Lexi and her kids.  They drove to Wagon Mound NM to meet me with the three little heathens.  Each puppy was presented to Lexi.  She gave each one a big lick and tucked them in for lunch.  I get tears in my eyes just telling you how grateful I am to Jess and Brian, to Jeri Lamy (who is leasing Lexi), to Karen Lyons who is Lexi’s owner, and mostly to sweet Lexi who has adopted the three little kids.  The baybeez will return to the home of the baddogs the first weekend in July so that Chase may begin tutoring them in the ways of the baddogs.  Jess sent me this photo of Lexi with the little ones in the lunch line.

Lexi and puppies 6-9-13The heathens are the tiny puppies in left center.  The big puppies are the four two-week old boy puppies from Lexi’s own litter



  1. Pam says:

    so sorry for the loss of the puppies and Nola’s lack of interest. That is a pretty hard take for momma and baybees, and for you to lose more puppies. Prayers are will all the pups and Nola to grow healthy and strong and for Nola to recover…and to you Penni, you work really hard for all this.

  2. Taryn says:

    Wow! Every litter seems to come with its own unique drama. I’m so sorry this did not go as planned. Thank goodness for Lexi (and all) saving the day! May the three little ones thrive.

  3. Cheryl says:

    The video is terrific! Love that little girl! My heart hurts for you and the trauma of breeding. Know it well. Sometimes I wonder why we continue to try, but then the successes are so wonderful–the video reminds us why. Hugs!

  4. Laurie Eno / The Daily Corgi says:

    Oh gosh, I am so sorry Penni. It aches in my bones just to imagine how upset you must have been. Hard, hard, hard. Glad to know you have friends and options for the remaining pups. doG bless.

  5. Oh my. What an up and down several days. I’m so sorry for the loss of the little ones. Tears.

    Lexi, you good girl. Thank you and your people for taking care of the three tiny ones.

  6. Janet says:

    Oh Penni, I’m so sorry to hear about the difficulties. Those of us with wonderful Cardigans are grateful there are breeders willing to take risks and face potential heartbreaks. A big thank you to Jessica and to Lexi for taking the babies in.

  7. Lani says:

    Penni – I’m very sorry to hear about the trouble. I’m glad to hear that the remaining pack is doing well, and I look forward to seeing them grow. Hugs to you from the Iowa pack.

  8. Cheryl says:

    Somebody needs to tell Kevin about Chase’s tendency to change things up if you repeat the same exercise after he’s done it right a couple times–he figures if you’re doing it again, then you must want something DIFFERENT! (I love Copper’s enthusiasm!)