Dear New Owner,
It is I who waits the whole night through for babies to be born, the stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn.
It is I who delivers all my pups, towels and heat lamps on ready, happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled.
It is I who has breathed the first breath of life into a puppy who has refused to take that first breath.
Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 10 days stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the helplessness of newborns weighing but 6oz.
Should I do that instead of this . . . or maybe that was wrong?
I know it's all just up to me; I'll fight this fight alone.
Formula, bottles, heating pads, I've got to get this right, two-hour feedings for this tiny pup, throughout the day and night.
Alone I fight and hope; one day, s/he'll grow up proud and strong.
I pray s/he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's loving home.
Preparing them for life took many hours of each day.
I love every minute watching them develop and thrive.
Helping them discover the world fills me with pride.
The weeks are numbered, never enough time.
I worry, even though I know the puppies will be fine.
I trust you with this puppy and hope you understand.
I handpicked you, and expect you’ll follow the plan.
Continue to provide new experiences each day.
Never stop training your puppy, and always include play.
I will never forget my puppies and will always be here.
Please provide them the best for the rest of their years.
No matter how long ago your baby was here
Not staying in touch is my biggest fear.
An update message and pictures of my puppies with their new families are the fringe benefits of my efforts.
I am a nurse, midwife, heavy laborer, protector, nurturer, guardian, trainer; I am your breeder.