Update and Due date

Well, if Lucy isn’t pregnant she must have eaten WAY too much in the last month. Fortunately, fat doesn’t typically grow in the shape of a lower abdominal watermelon, so I think we are safe to say that the litter will come. Due date (day 60) will be April 14th. Neither me nor my dogs have ever had our puppies or babies on due date, but at least it gives us a general time-frame. She went at day 58 last time. I will start very close monitoring at day 55. There is still room on our wait list, and I plan to advertise soon, so hopefully that will fill up in the next two weeks and we will have homes waiting as soon as they are born. My number is (530) 736-9026, so please text or call if you are interested!

Now on to updates, some of which don’t really matter to most of you, so feel free to not read the rest. 😉

Lucy will have a brand new whelping box thanks to the handiness of my super husband, who can make anything. It will be bigger, better, completely lined instead of just the bottom for easier cleaning, and it will look new. The old one has done it’s job well, looks terrible, and has turned into my chick starter box. It successfully raised 7 pullets this spring who now reside in the coop. Pictures later…it’s not quite finished. But here is Lucy the other day, pre-groom. She is less fluffy now.


I have gotten some adorable pictures and sweet texts/emails from Lucy’s last litter’s new owners. Sounds like they are awesome dogs, and pretty similar to Jane’s puppies, only more curl. That is great! Here are a few of those. You can tell which have been groomed and clipped. 🙂 I will use the names that they had before leaving here so you can compare puppy pics.


Curly Locks from the last litter


Smokey from the last litter


Natalie from the last litter


Pickles from last litter

Lucy’s due date beats mine by 12 days, and I am glad, because that way I can do the first week delicate-puppy-needing-around-the-clock-care before I have a first week delicate-baby-needing-around-the-clock-care. (Unless of course the baby is like Heidi, who busted out into the world with strength, stamina, and too much size at 9lb 6 oz HA!) Fortunately even if I pop early, which I have never done, I have three eager little helpers, and one fantastic big helper, and without them we absolutely would not be doing this this time. Here are the three little helpers.


The studious two, Annie 5, and Sarah 3


And this enthusiastic one, Heidi 1.75

And I guess that about sums up the updates. Any questions, please let me know. Thanks everyone!



8 thoughts on “Update and Due date

  1. susan

    Hi Laurel…and happy soon-to-be-whelping and labor! You are are the best! Alli is truly a perfect puppy. Mellow and sweet…who would think that of an aussie/poodle combo! Love your family and so grateful for our wonderful Alli. Alli and Natalie got together for a “dinner” here on Sunday. Both gorgeous and fun, AND well behaved, sort of….they DO play! XOS

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    1. Laurel Post author

      Hi Susan! Thanks for the comment. 🙂 It is a great cross of great breeds and we love them. Glad your two goofy poofy pooches could get together for dinner! Glad they almost behave! (although, gosh, when I get together with my sister can it be said that we behave? And we are both adults!) Hopefully you haven’t had to reupholster any more chairs since she has turned one. Gotta love the first year days. 🙂 Do you think Natalie will be bigger than Alli? She was a bit of a chunk as a puppy, and Alli was a lot more delicate. Can’t wait to see her all grown up!

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  2. 1987gourmetgirls

    Sarah is having so much fun playing in the mud. That is what all kid need to do, and hey some pay a lot of money for mud baths, only for the rich. haha. Your puppies are so cute. My neighbor wants one really bad, but she has to retire first so she can have time with her puppy. It is so hard not to get one as they are so cute, and smart and shed free. Just a perfect dog.


    1. Laurel Post author

      Thanks Grandma. If mud baths are good for you then my girls should be SUPER DUPER healthy!! Haha. Their latest fun activity has been digging for worms for the chickens. They just beg me to come dig holes for them with the shovel. 🙂

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  3. Tonya Semas

    Thank you Laurel for the update! We are excited about this new litter and the possibility of a new family member.

    Regards, Tonya

    On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 1:31 PM Aussiedoodles By Jane (and now Lucy) wrote:

    > Laurel posted: “Well, if Lucy isn’t pregnant she must have eaten WAY too > much in the last month. Fortunately, fat doesn’t typically grow in the > shape of a lower abdominal watermelon, so I think we are safe to say that > the litter will come. Due date (day 60) will be April” >


  4. Lynn Towne

    Hi Laurel, It’s so fun to see your family and to receive an update on Lucy. I really appreciate also seeing the pictures of our puppy’s litter mates. They all look happy and well adjusted. Our dog, Sandy (formerly Olaf), is doing so great. He’s really everything we could have asked for in a dog: kindhearted, sensitive, fun-loving, obedient (well, he’s learning!), and really cute. We all feel that he’ll make a terrific therapy dog when trained. Praying all is well with you and your family!



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