February 20, 2001
The President's Day Puppies
All of the puppies have now been
"Tazzie" delivered her four babies (1/2 Bichon, 1/2 Pomeranian) on
February 19, 2001, President's Day. Their names are..."Abe", "Ike", "Franklin"
and "Eleanor", and they are being lovingly fostered by Ron and Christine
Broderick, out in Northern California. It was touch and go, and Tazzie had to be
taken to the emergency hospital, as her labor had shut down. Here is the story,
in the words of Christine, her foster mom!
from Los Gatos Dog and Cat hospital was on the scene, here for most of 17 hours
with us today. She was here helping us as did our vet over the phone several
times. By 8:15 this evening our vet did send us off to the emergency clinic to
be sure nobody was stuck. All Tazzie needed was a couple of x-rays to ascertain
the status of things and a little oxytosin to boost the strength of her
contractions. She gave birth to the first two in the emergency clinic and they
were ready to send us out the door to allow her to finish things up at home when
the 3rd made his entrance. The vet at the emergency clinic said these babies are
in much better shape than most they see. After we left the 4th and only little
gal, made her way easily into the world on the drive home. It's now 1:15 and we
are all weary. Our dear vet even called us at the emergency clinic to see how
things were going.
A little while ago Tazzie had some broth and ate a little
meal and she and the little ones are settled in their whelping box on a lambs
wool fleece all toasty and nice. Tazzie is already hard at work being
"supermom". I took some PICS tonight and will take a few more in the morning and
run them in to be processed. I will try and get them out tomorrow afternoon.
Good night all or should I say good morning. It has been a long day.
all of you and Thank you for all the prayers, pacing and water boiling. Tazzie
along with the help of her Small Paws® Family all around the country brought
forth 4 darling little souls to bless us all."
Tazzie with 3
little boys and one little girl, on their lambs wool bed.
A HUGE thanks
to Sue Compton, the vet tech, who came over to the Broderick's house, and gave
17 hours of her time, to make sure these babies made it into the world safely!!
She even delivered "Eleanor", in the car, on the way home from the emergency
Here is the story of Tazzie and Harley...
A few weeks ago, in a land far, far away,
(California) ..we took into rescue, from an owner turn in, a female Bichon,
and a White Pomeranian, named "Harley". The owner didn't really know
about all of the over crowding of purebreds, in the shelters, much less
mixed-breeds, and Tazzie the Bichon, was already expecting puppies, from
"Harley", the white pomeranium. We promtly neutered Harvey and placed him in a
loving home, with a family who had had a pomeranian before. They were
and Harley, had been cared for very well, and their owner loved them, but
realized that she did not have time to care for them, and contacted us. Tazzie
and Harley, had been bred once before..and this is what the puppies looked
like..(The owner still had one of them, 6 months old, so we got this picture.)
They told us that this puppy was adopted already, and on it's way to a good
home. They then turned Tazzie and Harley over to Small Paws®
"Pebbles" a puppy from the first litter of Tazzie and Harley's
puppies. (She was already adopted)
Tazzie's puppies will all be adopted with very strict spay/neuter
agreements, (Iron clad..our lawyer drew it up for us!) and we will spay Tazzie,
after the babies stop nursing. The breeding cycle is over for Harley and Tazzie,
and none of her babies will ever reproduce, thanks to the loving volunteers at
Small Paws® Rescue, and thanks to Ron and Christine Broderick, her foster
Pics of the babies at 10 days old!
Precious Baby Abe!
Ike and Abe
Dr. Marilyn holds two of the babies.
Our Puppy Midwife, Sue, holds Tazzie.:)
We are very grateful to she and Dr. Marilyn!
This note is from Christine, the
foster mom to all.:)
Subj: Puppy Pics
Date: 3/3/2001 5:09:02 PM Central
I am sending you
9 puppy PICS. Today all went to their first trip to the vet. We are pleased to
report that mother and babies are all doing really well. They are bigger than
everyone expected. They were quite the stars at the vet's and some staff even
came in early to work today, so as not to miss seeing them. There are two PICS
of Momma Tazzie who had a happy reunion with Sue Compton the tech who saw all of
us through Tazzie's labor and delivery. As you can see Tazzie was really excited
to see Auntie Sue again.
Another PIC shows two of the puppies with Dr.
Marilyn who took an entire hour to check the entire crew including momma. She
even clipped all the tiny little nails so momma Tazzie won't get scratched.
There are individual PICS of each puppy. Franklin is the white pup with no
ribbon. Elli is easy to spot as she has some apricot markings on her head and
looks the most like her Daddy. Abe has the blue ribbon and Ike the white. Elli
is the talker of the crowd and I am sure will grow up to be like the wise and
great woman that was her name sake. Franklin is the quiet and strong sort. Ike
has now grown to be the largest at this point. And what can I say about Abe. You
will see this dude kicked back without a care in the world, and his little
roly-poly belly ready for a tummy rub. Each puppies has more than doubled
UPDATE! MARCH 24 The Puppies are now 4 weeks old!
Abe, and his Auntie Gracie
Ellie, Auntie Gracie, and Mom Tazzie (Far
Franklin 4 weeks old
Ike 4 weeks old
All four babies, 4 weeks old
UPDATE! The puppies are
all in their new homes now!! Thank you Ron and Christine for this seemingly
endless labor of love.
Baby Franklin and his new Mom, Daryll
Baby Ike, now named Dudely, with his
Baby Ellie, now named
Tina Marie with her new Mom and Dad.
Baby Abe, with his new
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