Published on: 24 Jun, 2019

First time outside their whelping box

Well, this was not really their first time outside the whelping box. They all have been carried out from there and cuddled with in our sofa. But this for sure was first time for them to get outside of the whelping box on their own.

First to dare to walk outside of it was No.2. No hesitation at all.

Second to come out was No.5. And after them all just followed.

No.5 was the first one who tried to come up into the bed.

But it was No.3 who managed to get into the bed first.

Also No.8 tried to get into the bed. But he never made it into it as he got interrupted by No.10 who wanted to play.

Published on: 23 Jun, 2019

Published on: 22 Jun, 2019

Peaceful moment

It is very tiring to play with humans when you are just 3,5 weeks old. Laying on her back is No.5 and it is No.7 on top of her.

Published on: 21 Jun, 2019

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Published on: 09 Jun, 2019

270 claws to cut!

Today I decided that it was time to cut puppies’ claws. They were so long that some of them started to break and I couldn’t allow that to happen. As their claws are so small, just 1 mm or so to cut, some real precision work needed to be done. On top of that, little ones don’t stand still for a second while awake, so cuting claws was not something I looked forward to do. However, with a little help from my husband it all went well. After cutting all 180 puppy claws I proceeded with the adult ones. So in total I cut 270 claws today.

Some of the little ones this morning. (12 days old)

Published on: 08 Jun, 2019

Soon there will be more frequent updates

Little ones are getting bigger very fast. All of them have doubled their birth weight a day ago. In 2 days they will be 2 weeks old and their eyes will start to open around that time. Already now they are standing on their legs and taking a couple of wobbly steps before they stumble and fall. I spend a lot of my time in their whelping box just watching them sleep or eat.

Soon I will order their first collars and leashes. It will be from this site.

Published on: 28 May, 2019

Welcome our first saluki litter!

Today, 28th May, our small family has increased with 10 beautiful little stars. ❤️✨? We welcome 4 males and 6 females to kennel Sommarvinden’s family. Oonah ❤️ did a great job during these past two days and managed to deliver all 10 puppies by herself. She was brave during the labour and is taking perfect care of all ten babies. ❤️?
We have two golden girls, 4 creme girls, 1 dark boy (probably grizzle) and 3 creme boys. All are fringed.

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Published on: 20 May, 2019

Hip hip hooray for our beautiful Oonah!

Four years ago today, our beautiful Oonah was born at kennel Amal Hayati in Belgium. I found this kennel sometime in June. I contacted Sven, the breeder, and showed my interest in a female puppy. She was the only one that was not spoken for. After some days I told Sven that I can’t have her as I was close to loosing my job. It hurt a lot but there was nothing to do about it. I continued to follow Oonah on Facebook and I did loose my job.

In the end of September, Oonah was still available. I am very emotional person and I was weak for this little girl no one wanted so I talked with my husband. Even if I didn’t know so much about my future when it came to job, I did knew that I wanted Oonah in my life so very much that I was prepared to take a risk. With the support of my loving husband she moved to us in the end of October. This little “left over” girl grow up into the sweetest, gentle, calm and very beautiful saluki female. I can’t imagine my life without her. And in less than a week she will become mother herself. <3