Linda Gray Sexton

Moving On Up

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week brought more new things for the Fab Four. Most specifically, a residence high in the sky, moving on up from the bottom floor guest room: now they are in the garage, which has been converted over entirely to a big puppy pen, warmed nicely by two large heaters. They still have their whelping…

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Running Pell Mell Through Week Number Four

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Rocking, rolling, scrambling, backing up, climbing the walls—the Fab Four are doing it all. They now walk steadily through their world at a good clip, and stand on their hind legs to look out over the top of the cutout in the box where their mother comes and goes. We have blocked off that opening,…

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Christmas Tidings from The Fab Four

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

The puppies have made great strides since our last report, improving at walking, though their rears often don’t cooperate with their fronts and falling over seems to be the order of the day. Mom Mount Everest seems to hold great attraction, and they climb up and down Breeze’s head, back and rear with no fear. Their first…

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House of the Risin’ Spots

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week brought in the spots! These boys now officially look like Dalmatians. Suddenly, there’s quite a bit of black in this whelping box, though luckily not too much on any one pup, and overall they are marked quite handsomely. Though some of these photos (taken just three days ago) don’t show it, eye trim…

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Motherhood Is Wonderful!

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Breeze says: Thank God, they’re here at last! I feel a lot better with my tummy back to near its regular size, and being able to breathe again. Underneath I look a bit like what Mom says they used to call a “sweater girl” because I’ve got so much milk, and there are only four…

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Hurray, Hurray, Home At Last!

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Breeze is home at last and happy to be “unburdened.” Delivered by Cesarian section at 2:45 p.m., were four healthy, happy boys, all with strong suckling reflexes, who look as if they are going to grow up to be fine fellows. Breeze was the consummate mother, waking up from her surgery in record time, and…

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Big, Bigger, Biggest!

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Breeze gets bigger by the day and the pups kick harder by the hour. As time rushes by like a flood tide now, our true preparations begin. Out come the piles of white shop towels, the sheepskin puppy rugs, and the pee pads, all to be double-bleached and washed—even though they were perfectly clean when…

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Thanksgiving Was Great!

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Breeze says: “Well, Thanksgiving was great. My Mom’s family was all around and I got lots of treats. Of course, I was literally starving and finally Mom gave me a big piece of turkey and a spoonful of stuffing with gravy. But, of course, it wasn’t enough—because I am a Dalmatian and a lot is never enough. Finally, I was stuffed…

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Soon, Sooner, Soonest

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Soon, sooner, soonest…but not soon enough! This afternoon, when Dad was on the bed reading, I tried my usual hop up and missed! He and Mom started to laugh, but then stopped so they wouldn’t hurt my feelings. It was absolutely humiliating. My tummy gets bigger every day and they make me stand in front…

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Deepening The Spirit of Friendship

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

August fourth is National Friendship Day. Probably most of us don’t even know such a day exists. I didn’t, until I heard about it from a friend last week.  Celebrating this particular “holiday” is important, because we don’t often pause to think about how lucky we are to have all sorts of friendships–both near and…

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