Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Well, Levi had to be put down today;-(. When we brought him home on Saturday he weighed around 4.8 ozs. and today he weighed in at 3.9...not good. We were still feeding him every two hours and he was still fighting to live but loosing significant amounts of weight, so we decided to let him go peacefully rather than watch him suffer to the end. It was a sad time;-(. So, I am not going to post a picture of Levi...I actually never had the heart to take one of him (he was very tiny, no joke, he was only about 1/4 of the size of Brody).
On the other hand, Brody is doing fine. He is a whopping 1lb?ozs. Lucy is still loving on him and spending almost her every waking moment doting on him! He is very cute;-). I am not going to hold back the picture of Brody though...isn't he cute!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Wow! What a week this has been.
Our Lucy had puppies;-). They are very cute, unfortunately though, one of them has a cleft palate;-(. He is currently at the vet being overseen and cared for by a wonderful lady who volunteered for this task! What a blessing! He has to be hand fed every two hours and then there are other things that have to be done to insure he is functioning correctly;-). He is very cute, though extremely tiny compared to his brother! If he makes it , I think he will be black and silver like Lucy. The kids have named him Levi.
I will update as things move along. And will post pics of the healthy one tomorrow;-). BTW, he has been dubbed Brody the Fat by the kids.
Will the excitement ever stop at the Tieman household?? I certainly hope not! I didn't have these six children to be able to sit around quietly all day! (Though I would take a bit of peace and quiet every now and then;-) Lucy having puppies was like a flashback to my childhood. We had a yellow lab that had 11 pups(the first time around)! I remember coming home from school and ,everyday,sitting IN the doghouse with her and the puppies! I am sure my mother wondered if I would ever let them go, but I did! After 6 or 8 weeks of sitting in that doghouse with those pups I was pretty attached and I probably did try to talk my folks into letting me keep a few! I have always been a dog lover..I guess I just can't help myself! Ah well, those days are over but not far from me...I did tend to hover around the whelping box even after Lucy had the pups... which is how I caught the small one trying to suck but not quite making it. So, I guess we'll wait and see what happens. Oh yes, and Lucy is doing fine. She is a terrific mother;-).