Tierney/Aspen 2004 Litter
Born March 21st
The Gods Have Smiled!
Honeybriar GSPs, Shomberg & Snowy River are
thrilled to announce the arrival of 12 beautiful puppies on
Saturday March 20, 2004.
Ch. Snowyriver 'N Shomberg A of Del ("Aspen") X
Ch. Shomberg N Partrdge Run Pinup Girl JH ("Tierney")
Ch. Snowyriver 'N Shomberg A of Del ("Aspen")
for recent updates
Ch. Shomberg N Partrdge Run Pinup
Girl JH ("Tierney")
Tierney is OFA Good, CERF normal,
Thyroid normal and Cardiac echo-doppler normal/clear.
Read more about Tierney
in Shomberg News!
Tierney is out of our Shomberg line and is owned and loved
by Brenda Rhodes of Honeybriar Acres. Inquiries
about Tierney's litter should be directed to:
891 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
4/25/2004 - The litter, pictured at
right, with Leesy (in all her glory). The pups are now just over a
month old, and thriving.
4/5/2004 - "The puppies all
have their eyes open now. Most are starting to walk and express
themselves with little barks. They are very content pups, and they
sleep most of the time except when eating. I am feeding Tierney
anything and everything she will eat. She is holding her own in the
mothering category. She actually is a fantastic mother. Most of the
pups are already starting to lap milk from a dish, so I am feeding
them some to help Tierney out.
We finally came up with a litter theme of Ancient Mythology
and have named all 12 puppies. The names are: Celeno, Electra, Maia, Taygete
(these 4 are daughters of Atlas and became stars in the sky), then there is
Venus, Vesta, and Hera. The boys are Atlas, Titan, Apollo,
Zeus, and finally Vader. The name Vader is not mythological, except in
Star Wars. Vader is the one Rich will be keeping, and he is indeed named
after Darth Vader. He will most likely be solid liver and his registered name
will probably be Honeybriar's Annikan's Dark Vader, or just Honeybriar's Dark
Vader." -- Brenda Rhodes, Honeybriar Acres
Below are some shots from the pups' first day or two, as well as a 4/11/2004 photo
of some of the pups at their first meal of gruel - they're all eating
3/21/2004 - "Puppies are born and have all weighed in at
approx. 15 oz. at birth and all are active, healthy and doing extremely well. Tierney
gave birth to 7 Females and 5 Males (3 liver, white & ticked bitches, 2
liver, white & ticked males -- 4 solid liver bitches and 3 solid liver
Unfortunately this long anticipated arrival did not go without some very
serious and tense moments for Tierney and everyone who loves her. A c-section to
deliver all of these healthy puppies also gave way to 24 hours of dedicated care by
Brenda and a complete team of veterinary staff to move her safely through
some traumatic occurrences as well.
The outcome appears to have been successful at this time but is not without a need
for un-ending prayer, and to that end we thank God who has given Tierney to all
of us to love and enjoy and cherish.
We all continue to support Tierney and Brenda & Rich in the days and weeks ahead.
It is an exciting yet humbling experience and we are all relieved to know that everyone
is now doing well and that these newborn wonders will provide many smiles and
moments of joy in the months and years ahead.
Knowing how excited everyone will be to hear the news, we also ask that you allow Brenda
and Tierney some quiet time to get some much needed rest and settle into a routine.
With 12 little ones to care for they will both need our support, our understanding
and our patience.
Brenda will surely be in touch with everyone after some much needed rest. Please
allow her some time before making phone calls to inquire about Tierney and her
Thank you so much for your understanding during this time." -- Sharon Dattilio,
3/16/2004 - "Well ... it appears that we have good news to report.
An x-ray taken on 03/15 indicates that Tierney has quite a few
"muffins in the oven" that will surely provide excitement and work
for Brenda and Rich in the weeks ahead. Approximately 12+ little heads and
spines were visible and everyone was surprised to see the films and hear
the news. Brenda and Rich are likely still somewhat in shock.
Tierney is doing wonderful and seems to be feeling great. She is healthy and
eating everything in sight and who could wonder why!!
Both Honeybriar and Shomberg families are excited about the prospect of
so many beautiful, healthy babies arriving very soon.
The announcement of their birth will be listed here on the
website so ... stay tuned and check in to find out when, how many and the
colors. How exciting!-- Sharon Dattilio, Shomberg GSPs