The hardest part of my job is waiting on Mother Nature. Many of you are trying to plan your summer and are inquiring when we will have puppies, or you already have a deposit here and will be getting a puppy from the next litter, and you want to know when that will be… I DON’T KNOW!! That is the most difficult part of breeding. I am patiently waiting for Copper, Zoey and Hazel to come into their heat cycles. I am also watching Lola closely to see if she is expanding. She is due April 25 but did not have what we call a “standing heat” so she was artificially inseminated. Being this is her first litter, she may not start to show for another week. When the females are pregnant, I don’t know how many puppies, how many males or females there are! It is difficult to know how to promise people a time frame with so many uncertainties. It is not like buying a car, you go to the lot and choose! Puppies are living beings that are not manufactured, and sometimes you have to wait a few months. But in the big picture, a few months is not very long for 12 to 14 years of having a dog in your life. So…if you are waiting for a puppy, I hope you understand and I promise as soon as I know there is a puppy for you, I will email or call so you can begin to plan. 🙂 Thank you for being patient with me and my sweet goldens who are taking their time to enter motherhood again!!!