Sugar Happens….

Warning this might be a little wordier than my usual posts 🙂


We have had house guests for a few weeks and they are both pretty horrified at the potty mouths here….

They have been trying to get us to use "Oh Sugar" and " Flip" instead of the usual suspect words here. Were are trying … REALLY !!!!

This post begins around the begining of Dec. I was in Texas picking up Shimmer from her breeder and as I am at the airport boarding the plane to come home I get a call from our kennel that Cole is down and throwing up and won't eat. Panic sets in. I call Daneen and tell her to get in touch with the girls and to get Cole to the vet asap. Bloat was the first thing that came to mind. Daneen is over an hour away and is teaching and has at least 3 more classes.The thought of losing Cole is horrific.

I board the plane and I am very worried. The hours went so slowly. I was having to calm myself down as the fear and dread rose. This continued until I just finally said out loud that I trust the Universe and everything happens for my greater good.

When I landed I called Daneen and she said Cole was never in distress and he seemed fine. I got home and went and checked on him. He seemed like his normal perfect little Colieness. What the Flip??? That is really weird!?!?!?

The next morning when I let Cole and his yardmate, Milagro, out to their yard I noticed that Milagro was in season.(I then put Milagro in another yard as I have been waiting to do this breeding with Cole and Milagro for 5 years …. but not now. Waiting another year or so would be perfect.)

NOW it ALL made sense. Cole was EXHAUSTED from trying to breed Milagro ALL day!!!!

Now we jump to the end of Jan. – I was out with the dogs and Milagro looks a little puffy to me. Hmmmm… So I take her in for an x-ray and low and behold we see 5 little Cole babies in there.

Well there it is – The end of my perfect record for ZERO ooopsie breedings 🙁

I am so careful with girls in season. Milagro must have ovulated on day 2 or a split heat or something weird!

Luckily it is a breeding I was planning on doing in the future just not so soon.

Oh and when your dogs are being kinda naughty and you say " Hey quit being such a little flipper" it really does not have the same impact.















3 boys and 2 girls. All smooth… I think 🙂


13 Responses to Sugar Happens….

  1. Reply mom says:

    all that drama with good results!

  2. Reply Diana Hiiesalu says:

    They all look great and very healthy! I can’t believe how some of them look like they are sable-merles and blues in the same puppy! Is that just the photos?

  3. Reply ETSjules says:

    They are doing well. Milagro is being the best mom!!! She is acting like my Dal bitches!!! No it’s not just the photo. A couple look half blue!!!

  4. Reply Diana Hiiesalu Bain says:

    Oh my gosh!! Maybe they’ll turn?? Or does that happen?
    Glad she is a good mom. Makes it so much easier and you can sleep!!

  5. Reply Dianne Stretch-Strang says:

    Congratulations!!Very strong and healthy looking! Too bad, they’re all smooth :))

  6. Reply Tara says:

    Beautiful babies!!! Congrats!

  7. Reply Denise Christou says:

    they look robust and healthy. oh Coliebear what a flippin horndog. Glad it all went well and looks like you have a litter of colorful pretty puppies.

  8. Reply ETSjules says:

    Thanks. They are all doing very well. Colorful is an understatement !!!

  9. Reply cynthiablue says:

    Ooooh they are adorable! I’m toying with the idea of a smooth collie baby this year so seeing puppies is just so fun. 🙂

  10. Reply Cynthia Heyman says:

    I think very cool they are all smooth. 🙂 They are adorable!

  11. Reply Marcia Mosko says:

    The pups are so colorful and absolutely gorgeous!
    Congratulations to you and Milagro!
    Their Uncle Rowdy would be so proud!

  12. Reply Lisa McDonald says:

    Beautiful puppies and beautiful Mom! I’m quite the fan of sable merles myself. The ones with a fair amount of black look pretty striking even as adults.

  13. Reply Lisa McDonald says:

    Beautiful pups and beautiful mom! I’m a long time fan of sable merles. The sables that are the darkest make the most striking sable merles. My first Aussie was a sable merle, in a breed where sables are not allowed.

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