Down South Westies Monthly Newsletter

What's New This December

December 23, 2003
















If you haven’t checked out our website lately, we have new pictures of our dogs as well as info about Westie books for you and the kids!




Miss Ellie did a fine job in delivering these 5 pups!






Katie, Cordy’s pup, at 7 weeks.  She will be ready to go to her new home in Birmingham in a few weeks.




Merry Christmas from Chloe’s Kids!  They are 6 weeks old.  They will go to their new homes at the end of the month.





These characters are not as      innocent as they look!





Are these pups cute, or what?

In This Issue:

1.    What Christmas Means To Me!

2.    Ellie Is A New Mom!

1.  What Christmas Means To Me!

Christmas means many things to as many different people.  For me, it is “Christ”, His birth, life, death, resurrection, and one day His coming again.  May your family have a great Christmas as we celebrate Christ’s first coming and look forward to His second coming!  Merry Christmas!

Luke 2

4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

1Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[1 the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared
with the angel, praising God and saying,
14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."


2. Ellie Is A New Mom!

Ellie had five beautiful and healthy pups early in the morning hours of Thursday, December 11. 

I (Thomas) have spent 6 nights on a pallet beside Ellie as she neared delivery.  I slept with her for 5 nights expecting her to deliver at any moment. 

On the 6th night, she went into labor about midnight.  By 3 AM she had delivered all 5 pups.  They are strong and are nursing eagerly.  We weighed them at birth and then daily to keep up with their weight gain.  They are all gaining weight and seem to be perfect.  Anyhow, that’s what the vet said!  And mom, Ellie, is also!


Ellie closely watches over her new litter.  She is such a good mom.  When we take her out to potty she wants to get back inside ASAP to check on the babies.  The pups are only 40 hours old.  Doesn’t Miss Ellie look refreshed?

We will be in contact with some of you who will be getting one of the pups.  Several of you have had to be bumped down the list because of temperature and air flight.  We cannot air flight pups to the north or Canada, and several have had to be patient and wait for warm weather.  Others have chosen to drive long distances or fly and take their pup on board as “carry on”.  We always enjoy getting to know new families that adopt one of our pups.

Tonight will be the first night that I will not sleep beside Ellie.  We have closed circuit TV and we can watch Ellie and the pups from our bedroom TV.  As I type this WestieGram, I am also watching Ellie and the pups.  They are spread out all over the Whelping box. 

Ellie is careful to keep their stomachs full.  They nurse a lot!

Ellie carefully nurses the pups!  I slept with her so long waiting for delivery that it appears she may be saying, “What are you going to do next Pop…nurse the pups?”

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.


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