Not really a post about agility, not really a post about Cadbury either (but I think he will love this....well I hope so..!) my new puppy has been born.
In the early hours of Saturday morning Ruby (Ag Ch Cories Ruby Tuesday) gave birth to 9 (yes 9..!) puppies, I had waited a long time for this to happen as I asked Mark when I first met Ruby (I think at her first show) if he ever bred from her would he consider letting me have a pup, he said yes and Ruby a good while later went on to have a litter of pups, I felt at that time it was the wrong time for me to get a large dog as I wanted to get another smaller dog as a friend for Jaf and hence along came Cadbury.
I am so glad I got Cadbury and not just because he has been fun to run at agility but it has been brilliant for little Jaf and they are great mates and they play together (Jaf does not play with anyone else!) and they curl up and sleep by each other.
So.........when Mark said he was going to breed from Ruby again I was thrilled, yes in the meantime she has been an agility star but I have always liked her for her personality and temperament and have since got to know quite a few of her last litter and they are all lovely.
I had set my heart on a boy kelpie the same colour as Ruby (red and tan) and bless her she had just the one red and tan boy, the rest of the litter were a mix of colours as Ruby's husband for this litter was a black dog imported from Australia.
Marie sent texts through the night as each puppy was born :) and some photos a few hours later. (Thanks Marie x)
I refused to let myself get excited until the puppies had been born, you never really know what will happen and actually when I got a text from Marie to say Ruby was in labour all I could think about was please let her be ok and have an easy time.
I have gone through many pet names along the way and have finally chosen Kaiser, so he can be Kai as a short name, some said you can't call an Australian Kelpie a German name but the Kaiser Chiefs sang Ruby's song!
Cadbury has played with Puck and Tink (Mark and Maries youngsters from Ruby's last litter) when he and they were younger and he loves all the Kelpies he meets - hopefully he will love Kaiser and I will of course have to make sure that Cadbury, Fleet, Fog and Jaf don't feel left out.
A photo of Kaiser at a few hours old with his Mum Ruby giving him a sweet look
5 days ago