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.
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.
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.
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
Today, 16th May 2019, our first ever sighthound, the grand lady of the house, the mother of our two first litters, beautiful Anja, is celebrating her 13th birthday. The love she gives us and the love we feel for her could move the mountains. We hope that we will be able to spend together many more years to come as we can’t imagine our lives without her.
Well inside the house Oonah is calm. Very calm. The view on the picture is what we usually see when she is resting. When she is sleeping she is sleeping and something huge must happen to wake her up. At least something huge according to her. Sometime it is enough to say “let’s go” and she jumps up in a second ready for a walk. On the other hand Tesla is completely opposite. The most of the time she is doing what she was made for – guarding the property against the intruders. She rests only when humans can take over the guarding part.
Having an Azawakh is a lifestyle. You get a dog like no other. Once you gain their trust they will love you like no other dog does. But sometimes it can take longer time than you think before they give you their heart. To be exact, it took Tesla one year to accept my sister and her husband, my parents and my parents in law. I hope they feel that it was worth waiting for her love. 🙂