Quinn x Holly 2014

June 27, 2014
Fun and games

When the pups start to get tired of the same old toys we just pop in something new and watch them wake up!

June 25, 2014
7 weeks old

Pups are now seven weeks old so this week we are gearing up and preparing for them to go to their new homes soon. They have had a well needed bath from digging holes to wallow in so they looked clean and smelled nice for about 12 hours. I'm happy to say no one got sick during their first car ride to the vet for their wellness check and vaccinations however we did have one screamer the whole way there though. I'm starting to get all the puppy packs together and dreading starting the paperwork so instead went out to watch the puppies play instead.

June 18, 2014
6 weeks old: Play Time

New Toy added to the garden for the puppies


June 16, 2014
Ball Pit Party

Puppy Ball Pit Party


June 12, 2014
Rainy Day Blues

We all have the Rainy Day Blues today as nothing like 2 days of rain to put a damper on the puppies outside playtime.



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June 11, 2014
HQ Pups at 5 Weeks old

5 weeks old and the puppies and I have been enjoying the lovely weather outside this week. One of the boys has discovered that he can cool off by digging a nice little hole in the grass and laying in it. So far my garden is still intact but my lawn is taking a real beating! The pups are now eating solid food as well so although they still nurse afterwards Holly will begin to self wean them as the next few weeks progress.

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June 6, 2014
First Time outside

Pups were taken outside for the first time today. They weren't sure if they liked the ride in the laundry basket but when they discovered my plants in the garden the ride became a distant memory. We spent a good part of the morning outside while I did chores then went out again for the late afternoon until we all could no longer tolerate the bugs.

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June 5, 2014
4 Weeks Old

Pups are 4 weeks old and now very active! When I talk to them they all come running, tails wagging and mouths yapping! We've even had a couple of escapes from the puppy pool already so I think they are trying to tell me they think it is time to start exploring. Hopefully the weather will hold and we can take them outside and introduce them to the garden this weekend. They also have teeth so we will be giving them their first solid meal tomorrow which will lighten the demands on Holly.

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May 29, 2014
3 Weeks old
Lots of exciting changes have been going on with the puppies in the last week! Now that their eyes have opened the pups activity level and physical abilities has grown in leaps and bounds. They are all up on their feet walking so to give them more room they have been moved from the whelping box in the bedroom to a larger pen in the dining room. They have also discovered that mom and littermates are fun to chew on so now that they are attempting to engage each other in play, various toys have been added to the box as well. Although their ears are still closed they are sound aware so music and a tape of common sounds such as babies crying, trains, laughter etc is being played daily. At the moment it is on for short periods at low volume however this will increase gradually as time goes on. Lots of other new pictures have been added here and on our facebook page.


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May 25, 2014
2.5 weeks old
This week the puppies nails are now being clipped regularly, they have been introduced to regular grooming with a soft bristle brush and their worming schedule has begun. Despite what these pictures show, now that their eyes are open they have begun to interact with those around them and have been attempting to get up on all four legs so it won't be long now before they are running, playing and barking.
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May 20, 2014
2 Weeks Old

This weekend the puppies began to open their eyes! At this time they can see light and movement but things are still pretty blurry for them as they lack the ability to see any detail. This will gradually clear up over the two weeks as their cornea's finish developing.

Right now we are keeping the lighting dim so as not to but a strain on them. Unfortunately this means it also places a restriction on my use of the camera's flash so just a couple of quick pictures so that you all can take a quick peek into how they are doing.




May 14, 2014
HQ Week 1 2014
Puppies are now a week old and have almost doubled their birth weight. Pigment has come in so their nose and foot pads are starting to darken up nicely. Their nails have been trimmed for the first time and the early neurological stimulation exercises have begun.
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May 8, 2014
Tuesday May 6 2014, Quinn and Holly's Puppies Arrive!

They're Here!

Holly started her whelp on Tuesday night at 8:30 and safely delivered 7 boys and 2 girls for a total of 9 bouncing babies in 5 hours. One of the quickest, easiest and cleanest whelps we have ever had.
We are happy to say mom and babies are all doing well!


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March 24, 2014


Rosecest Christmas Holly

Rosecrest Christmas Holly 



SIRE: CH. Fantango Johnny Walker
DAM: Rosecrest Keep One Eye On Me 
DOB: Dec 31 2009

EYES: DACVO tested annually.
HEART: Clear by D.V.M 

Bred by: Julie McFadden


Blackpool Eden Ice Fusion TD RN 




SIRE: Ronjalee Ragamuffin At Motlaisa (GRB)
DAM: CH Blackpools Ajax 
DOB: Mar 28 2010

EYES: DACVO tested 2012 
HEART: D.V.M. Cleared Annually

Bred by : Michele Tuominen 
Owned by: Jamie Veraldi




2 of Holly and Quinn's puppies from 2012


Blackpool Eden Ice Fusion TD RN
Ronjalee Ragamuffin at Motlaisa JW
Glenmoray Field Gunner JW
Eng. SH. CH. Kimwhany Optimist At Ronjalee
CH. Blackpool's Ajax
Majik Mr Darcy CD CGC
Blackpool's Savannah CGC
Rosecrest Christmas Holly
Ch. Fantango Johnny Walker
Avonbreeze McLeod (AI)
Aust. CH. Goldtreve Camrose Tango
Rosecrest Keep One Eye On Me
Majik Mr Darcy CD CGC
CH Edens Taylormade For Rosecrest
Pregnancy Timeline For Holly
Date: Spring 2014
Sire: Blackpool Eden Ice Fusion TD RN
Dam: Rosecrest Christmas Holly
Breeder: Jamie Veraldi / Julie McFadden

Tue March 4

  • First day of mating.
  • 48 hours after the first mating the bitch is mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilaziton taking place.
  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Wed March 5 
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Wed March 5 -
Thu 6
  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
Thu March 6  - Fri 7 
  • Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.
Fri  March 7 -
Sun 9
  • Fertilised eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
  • The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
  • During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes.
Sat March 15  -
Mon 17
  • The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.
Sat  March 15 -
Sat 29
  • The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
  • The embryos will progressively be enveloped in a protective membrane that provides them with the necessary supply of nutrients
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Tue March 18  -
Tue 25
  • Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Mon March 24
Mon 31
  • Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus.
  • The Dam may appear a bit apathetic.
  • The Dam may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time. Feeding the Dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
  • Ears appear on the embryos around day 22
Sat March 29 -
Wed Apr 2 
  •  Eyelids appear during the fifth week around day 32
  • An experienced person (veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant. It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized and easy to count.
Tue Apr 1
  •  The dams food rations are increased
  • Excessive weight gain should be avoided.


Mon Apr 7
  • The claws appear during the sixth week on day 40.
  • The foetuses are now fully developed miniature dogs.
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
Thu Apr 17 
  • It's very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.
  • The first hairs appear around day 45.
Sun Apr 20 -
Mon Apr 28 
  • The Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
  • Her breasts become even more swollen.
  • Nesting behaviour starts. She may become restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
  • The whelping box is set up away from all  activity and excitement
Tue Apr 22 
  • The dam might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • Several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
  • You can easily detect abdominal movement now.
Tue Apr 22   -
Wed May 7 
  • The Dam is given a bath with special care given to her nipples and vulva.
  • Hairs trimmed surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.
  •  Towards the 50th day of gestation, the foetuses skeletons are ossified.
  • An x-ray can be taken around day 57 in order to count the number of foetuses however this count can be subjective depending on several factors such as who is doing the counting, if the uterus is crowded or the x-ray is of poor quality
Fri May 2  -
Mon 5
  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
Sat May 3 
  • A courtesy call is given to the Vet’s office and emergency on-call information is obtained.
  • The Dams rectal temperature is now taken each morning and evening.
  • Nesting behaviour may become more pronounced.
Tue May 6 
  • Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams rectal temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • The vet is notified of impending whelp.
  • Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
  • Nesting behaviour starts in earnest, panting, digging throwing up and shivering are normal behaviours that may possibly be seen during stage 1 of labour
Wed May 7  -
Sat 10
  • Expected date of whelp. Of course this is just an average. Whelping may take place from the 59th to the 65th day.
  • Puppies born before the 58th day will probably be too young to survive.