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A
Abnormal Birth
The only kind you hear of after you have your bitch in whelp.

B
Box for Whelping
Essential piece of equipment which is
used at the onset of labor, but which is later
left in order to have the first pup on your bed.

C
Cardiac Arrest
Not common in whelping bitches, but often
seen in owners around 62nd day of bitches
gestation.

D
Dog
What you wish you had bought in the first
place.

E
Euphemisms
For some reason adopted by breeders. e.g.
"Puppies are thriving" means puppies have
just eaten next months housekeeping
budget
in five days.

F
False Alarms
Games played by whelping bitches to keep
owners on their toes.

G
Garden
What you had before your puppies.

H
Hand Rearing
Not recommended unless you have eight
hands.

I
Imperfections
Your puppies of course, have none.

J
Joy
Despite other comments, puppies bring a
lot
of it with them.

K
Kennel
That shed in the garden that used to stay
empty until you stored tools in it.

L
Long Sleep Ins
What you don't have for a very long time.

M
Milk
You will need allot of it. Recommend
developing friendship with someone in the
trade.

N
Next Time
Next time you'll be more organized!

O
Old Clothes
The only kind you have after rearing
puppies.

P
Pedigree
After writing out a five generation
pedigree
eight times,you will agree there is allot
to be
said for mongrels.

Q
Quota
Dictionary defines this word as "finite
quantity". Visualize litter of eight -
and then
number nine arrives.

R
Refurnishing
Takes place after sorting out debris once
the last puppy is gone.

S
Stress
Can be bought in cans. Can also be found
accompanied by strain in owners.

T
Teeth
Teething puppies are an upholsters dream.
See "R".

U
Useful Articles
Scissors, cotton, LARGE WHISKEY.

V
Vet
The chap whose phone number you learn
by heart.

W
Weaning
Excellent method for getting the smallest
amount of milk, food over the largest
area
of floors, walls etc. in the shortest
time.

X
X-rayed
What your head should have been before
you started all this.

Y
Yellow Fever
About the only disease you decide the
puppies don't have when they sneeze the
first time.

Z
Zigzag Zoom!
Puppies do it when you try to catch them
to
put them back in their kennel.

[ June 01, 2003, 12:51 PM: Message edited by: Soundtrack ]
 

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After reading this, I'm feeling relieved that I haven't been successful in breeding a litter yet. ;)
 
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