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the dog in the night-time

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon November 10th, 2008, 5:17 pm

Congratulations on parenthood!
What was the grand total in the end?
How many nipples do bitches have - are there going to be enough to go round?
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon November 10th, 2008, 6:20 pm

The grand total appears to be ten. My she has big litters -- and she was from a litter of only four! Fortunately Niffler has ten nipples. Eight is the usual number -- or at least that's what my childhood companion, a weimeraner bitch, had.

I have lots of enthusiastic emails from the families we sold her last round of puppies to, plus a new (or new to us, anyway) ranch truck from the proceeds. So I can't say that I'm sorry about the whole episode, although as a (former) llama breeder it seems like this many offspring in so short a time has got to be hard on her system. I'm still shaking my head at the numbers -- twenty-two puppies in one year. It takes a whole year to cook ONE llama cria, and another year before you can sell it. These puppies just fly out the door like hotcakes, and I don't have to hold the new owner's hand for the next five years, either.

I suppose it helps that I only ask half the going rate. Since we got involved in our friends' relief work, I haven't been able to even suggest that people should pay $1000 for a pet. I always want to hand them some orphanage sponsorship pictures -- Kenya, Ecuador, Ukraine, China, how about a kid instead?Image
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon November 10th, 2008, 6:26 pm

Pictures, we want pictures before they go to the new homes!

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Carine
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Postby Carine » Mon November 10th, 2008, 6:32 pm

Ooh, congrats MLE !
Puppies are so cute, I too hope you can post some pictures !

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Postby pat » Tue November 11th, 2008, 3:52 am

Oh wow! Please put up some pics! I would love another puppy, but we have decided that when Penny departs, she will not be replaced.......that is what we have decided now......!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue November 11th, 2008, 5:18 am

I stink at the picture part of internet skills. I still have to sort through the flickr or photobucket protocols. Problem is, I've signed up twice and forgotten my password. Now they won't let me in. Sometimes it seems each new computer program I have to learn seems to displace the last one in my aged brain.
But this weekend I will try to get one of the kids to take and post puppy pictures. If you need help with something tech, ask somebody under 30. Under 20 is even better! :D
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Postby diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:14 am

If you want to email the pictures to me, and I will post them for you.
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