Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date took place on August 19, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos from the 2017 picnic can be found here. 

Our Choices

We feed Fromm exclusively. Why? Your pup can eat any Fromm 4 star food switching daily without tummy upsets. Plus our Havanese are worth it!

Doggie go doo doo? Easy open, longer and stronger, OXO-biodegradable and 100% CANADIAN! These bags are the best. Easy to open, doesn't rip and the right size! Get the scoop!

Grooming 101

Want to see how I get a smooth coat and what equipment I use? I am continually learning and perfecting but I created this video Windows version) and for you Mac apple folks - here's a conversion. - not a professional one, to help you get a head start and perfect your own skill. Got questions? Ask away.

Want to know how to create a bathing machine that will save you time, product and wash your dog better than ever before? Check out Dick and Irma's instructions on how to create your own machine for a fraction of the cost.

Certified Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid is a recognized National Pet First Aid Certificate course for dog and cat professionals and pet owners. Talemaker Havanese now has that certificate having taken and passed the course.


11 Days Old

Since the pups just turned 10 days, they were getting up on their legs and attempting to walk. Wow. They are determined little things. I will try to get another vodeo of this but its pretty dramatic to watch. If they are hungry, they are motivated. Of course they can't walk well. It's more like a drunken walk but this is early and funny to watch.

Here is today's gallery.

Can't wait till their eyes open!


10 Days Old

Here is the gallery of individual photos. I will try to get better ones but I was on my own as Nathan was doing the magazine - getting it out today. 

When I do it with Nathan I will do it in birth order. :-) I should have done that today.

They are beauties and they are trying to walk. I just laugh. You early little things you make me laugh!


9 Days Old

Can you believe it was 9 days ago that these beauties finally decided to make their debut? The smallest pup is now 10 ounces. They are growing like crazy and as you can see in the videos they are strong and active. Got to laugh at them. It's unusual that they can climb over mom at this age and they have been doing it for days. 

Check out the gallery.

I am going to try to take individual photos of them in the next couple of days. They are really pretty pups. 

Be sure to check out the videos.


8 Days Old

This is today's gallery.

Pups are gaining. They are rolling on their back, climbing on mom and doing pileups or not.

They are now plump little beauties!!


1 Week Old

Leti started out very protective over her babies. We had to put blankets around her xpen so she felt her babies were safe. She relaxed as the days passed. Now the blankets are down. Most times the door is open. Not always open as Jeannie at times tries to go in. But there is a level of relaxing that is nice. 

By tonight the littlest will be 8 ounces doubling her weight. She started gaining vs. losing after she had 2 significant bowel movements. Then it was all up hill with gains. She was always strong. I just think she was constipated and that happens. Leti as a matter of fact was too. She no longer is as well. Pups or humans won't eat when they are backed up. A bit of formula cleared it all up. 

Interesting tidbit is usually after whelping moms have very loose stools. Not Leti. Less back end washing due to this but glad a week later her pups are blossoming and are on track weight and mobile wise if not above the curve in their movement.

Leti - you make great pups! I can't wait till they open their eyes!

Here is today's gallery.


6 Days Old

These pups are already starting to show some interesting personality. They have no issue crawling up on Mommy Leti to get to the milk bar. 

Here is the gallery.

You will also see them from time to time laying on their back as comfie as they can be. Our first big development will be when the eyes open up and they start hearing. Till then, enjoy their sleep moves, back exposures and climbing up on mom. 

Be sure to watch the videos. 


5 Days Old

Can you believe the pups are 5 days old? They are funny even as young as they are. They climb up and over mom at times hanging on to the milk station. They are quite strong and determined.

Leti now takes breaks between feedings and does lay on her back and thus you will see the pups climbing on top to take a drink even if the mountain of Leti is high. LOL

Here is the gallery.

The smallest is now edging up on 7oz and the largest is already well into 8 ounce. Can you guess who the largest is?

With my busy schedule I find I watch the ipad always making sure I yell - Nathan they need help. i will be glad when they get older or my schedule is not so hectic.

The pups are wonderful and no one is skinny any longer. I am amazed at their strength at this age.

Be sure to look at the videos. 

When they eat the process is they prime the milk stations by sucking away. Minimal milk comes out at this time. Then when their tails go up it is a sign that the milk was let down. It is an interesting process and you can hear this crew eat.


4 Days Old Tonight: More Photos Added to Gallery

The littlest is 5-7/8oz and the largest is now 7oz. They are all gaining nicely. They are active. They fight their way by pushing to the milk stations - meaning they are strong. They are doing really well. 

Here is today's gallery.

Momma Leti is super attentive but she has finally started to relax. At times she is outside of the pen close, watching but allowing them to sleep. She is no longer fretting about them and she is not being silly worried when I weigh them any longer. It means she has relaxed and now knows they will be fine. 

They are also sleeping in-between. That means they are getting large enough to sleep without non stop feeding. The sleep helps them gain. 

Momma Leti also takes out every bow that I put in her hair as she gets a massage and comb out every day. Really mom - a bow - honest?

Be sure to check out the videos and you can see how active they are.


3 Days Old

Pups are wonderful. I weigh at 7am, 3pm and 7Pm. Each time they gain. 

Here is today's gallery.

What have I found out so far? The littlest likes the milk stations where she can lay on her back and eat. LOL. The black and white tri will eat from the upper milk stations but she prefers not. The rest only care about eating no matter where it is. 

They are really active and to be honest I can't believe it has been 3 days. 

I am doing too much and we have a puppy visit on Sunday so that means pupy baths. But the pups are truly beautiful! I couldn't ask for a better mom. Leti is one of the best! She is so attentive!


2.5 Days Old

The pups will start turning 3 days old starting at 330pm.  They are lively. They are growing and all are doing really well. I will be grooming today so I will be running back and forth. I have 7 pups and 2 moms plus other dogs to do so I am going to start with the moms today and keep going crazy and a little insane balancing but pups are doing well.

Littlest gained 5/8 of an ounce last night. No one else had more gains in the last 12 hours so she is playing catch-up. No one is skinny. 

Littlest is now 1/8 of an ounce away from 5 ounces!! Momma Leti must be increasing her milk supply