I'm Going to be a Daddy!


Yes, it's true. I've been keeping this secret from you; my bitch is pregnant. Bella, one of my girls, flew down to LA about a month ago and spent a charming ten days with Turbo. The couple had a wonderful time. Bella had her ultra sound and, at this time, it appears that eight young ones are on the way. However, the vet says that puppies are very good at hiding and there are probably a few more.
Here is a picture of Bella in all of her pregnant glory.


Comments

Bill's picture

We're going to be Uncles!
What fun...and plenty of pups to go around...will they all be similar colours to Bella...or will there be a whole variety of greys?

Buck Strong's picture

Dad is black and Bella is what they call blue. Both of them have the white and brown gene. More than likely the majority will be blacks and blues with a couple of whites and possibly a brown. I think brown poodles are super pretty.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

Aaronknits's picture

PUPPIES!!!!!

Congratulations!

QueerJoe's picture

I can only hope they look just like Geoff...maybe a bit furrier!

MMario's picture

a quick look at the genetics; if they both carry the brown gene there is a possibility of blacks, blues, apricots and a couple others. Suppossedly even two blacks could throw a cream, so thar is also possible.....

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MMario's picture

If I'm reading the genetics correctly and the recessives are as described by Buck.....
28 .5 % chance of Blue
26.6 % Chance of Black
12.5 % Chance of Brown
10 % chance of silver-beige

17 % chance of apricot
5 % chance of cream

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steve kadel's picture

17% apricot and 5% cream, add a couple shots of vodka and you're talking a nice winter cocktail

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TheKnittingMill's picture

Congrats Papa! I will live vicariously through your experience! I wanted to breed my chi, but the vet didn't recommend it because of her small size and anatomy. Can't wait to see the puppies! Bella is gourgeous!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congrats to Bella, Turbo and you. I've been surrogate papa to several kittens [as well as the mean "uncle"] but not for some time. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Yay puppies!!! :) Congratulations.

scottly's picture

Damn, you're giving puppy fever! Congradualions, I can't wait to see picts.

ronhuber's picture

Congratulations. Can't wait to see pics and keep us posted.

TheKnittingMill's picture

This post reminds me of an old joke:

A father and daughter were out walking one day when they saw two dogs mating. The girl asked,
"What are they doing Daddy?" To which he answered,
"Don't worry sweetie, they're just making puppies."
Late that night the little girl walked in on her parents having sex and the girl exclaimed,
"Daddy! What are you doing to Mommy? He says,
"Don't worry sweetie, we're just making babies." After a short pause the little girl said,
"Well turn Mommy over Daddy 'cause I want PUPPIES!"

Yeah...I'm a dork!

steve kadel's picture

if you the baby daddy. where the baby daddy drama at?

all i know of love, is love is all there is

we put birds on things

MMario's picture

So - expected due date April 4rth ? approx?

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Buck Strong's picture

Nope, she's due March 14th.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

KjoyPsorrow's picture

Aww, that's so nice! I hope to see photos on here. Congratulations