Sunday, August 18, 2013

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Our newest member of Rona Dachshunds.  This is Bogey, he is a long haired cream brindle!  He is on the smaller side right now.  He weighs just over 7 lbs @ 8 months. He is a great little guy with such a calm loving personality! 
We are taking puppy classes right now.  We passed Puppy Class I and are now in Puppy Class II at Petco.  We are working toward CGC and prayerfully will be able to do some nursing home/schools/hospital visits!  Have to make it through classes first!!!

We are looking forward to some nice little pups from him in the future.  Bogey carries a lot of color!!!
Maggie Mae, our long haired Black and Tan from our Ella and Dash (both are retired from our breeding program here at Rona), has been bred to Tucker,our long haired ee extreme American Cream Red Piebald. We are prayerfully expecting a litter of all long haired puppies, most likely in reds and black and tans, mid October! We have a waiting list started, but, as some of you know, things change, so if you would like to be on our list, please message me or just watch for puppies in October, which means they would be ready to go to new homes the first part of December. All puppies will go to the vet for dew claw removal, a check up, worm meds for 4 weeks, 1st set of shots, and the final "good to go" check up! Puppies will come with register-able papers. We work with puppy pad training and socialize them with our other dogs, also with family including small grandchildren. We do our best to make sure your puppy will easily transition from our home to yours.

It has been quite a spring/summer here at Rona.  I apologize for not updating!  We had a very tragic event.  Our Paisley who was bred to Dash was accidently run into by our Springer Spaniel, who runs like the wind.  Paisley was almost 5 weeks pregnant.   We did take her to the vet 2 times during the week long heartbreak. By the 7th day we had watched her go from a limp of the right leg, to dragging her both back legs like a seal.  Our vet quickly got us in at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center, where with such wonderful care, they were able to do the 2 surgeries necessary.  Paisley was spay (sadly 7 pups were no longer), and then she was rolled over to have her ruptured disc repaired.  Amazingly, she has recovered nicely.  She is still a little stiff in the mornings, but, after a couple of months of therapy, separation from her housemates, and lots of TLC, she is doing well.  We are saddened by her loss of babes and the spay, but SOOO greatful for modern medicine and the kind heart and hands that helped her get back to being the wonderful spirit she is.  Although she can no longer be a momma, she is still a crucial part of our breeding program.  She is one of the BEST when it comes to playing with other puppies and teaching them to play and socialize, so her role in our breeding program has just changed a bit!  And yes, I still cringe if someone bumps her, but she seems to be healing just fine.  We were told it would be 6 months before she is completely healed, we are more than half way there, she is such a trooper!!!  Love this girl!