Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GIARDIA

I recently have talked to a few folks that found out that their dogs have giardia. Giardia causes stomach upset and severe diarrhea. In small dogs and pups it can be devasting. A regular fecal examined by your vet will not show giardia. You have to request a special test to be done specifically for giardia.
New England has experienced a huge amount of rain this summer and giardia is on the rise. Giardia is usually carried by wild animals such as coons, skunks and beaver. They eliminate in the water or standing water. If your dog drinks from a streams or pond infected they can get it. It also can be transmitted by your pup walking thru standing water that is infected and later they lap and clean their feet and they get it. People can get giardia as well so use extremely good hygiene when handling and cleaning.
Treatment is usually metronidazole (flagyl) 3-5 days of treatment and then they should be retested. Holly

THANK YOU

We at TMY wish to thank all of you for your wonderful emails, thoughts, condolences and cards regarding the loss of our little Taryn. It has helped us get through this very difficult time and we so very much appreciate it. She is in my thoughts every day and will be forever. Holly

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

WHAT SETS US APART???????

I have been getting allot of emails regarding our puppies and thought that I would post again some things that sets us apart from others. First and foremost:
TMY breeds for quality, temperment and excellent health. We think our puppies are beautiful and we are always striving to make improvements.
We are a show home promoting our lines and our dogs. We breed within the standard and never do we say we have "teacups" since there is no such thing!
Our pups live in our home and are hand raised. They are not kennel dogs nor do they stay in an outside building.
We don't sell to brokers or pet stores and our new moms and dads have to be approved by us. We want our puppies to be spoiled and have the very BEST homes.
You become our family and we stay in touch, wanting updates, pictures and communication.
Our puppies are vet checked and get a health certificate as well as they receive thier shots from our vet. I do not do my own........even though I am a registered nurse and could do it easily, I feel it is more important that our vet see them and that they are cared for properly.
We are here for you 24/7 to answer questions and to help with training tips.
If you want, I will help you groom, do nails or teach you so that you can do your own instead of having the expense of a groomer.
We will puppysit your puppy when you go on vacation that way you never have to kennel your dog at a strange facility.
We sponsor annually a Yorkie Family Reunion. Our 2008 reunion was attended by more than 40 people and 20 some-odd puppies. We have such a great time and it gives me the chance to see all my little babies and to enjoy seeing you again!!! All the puppies get a gift and we have some of the best food and fun ever.
We stand behind our contract and should you not be able to keep your yorkie, the dog must come back to us. We NEVER want one of our babies to end up in a shelter, a rescue or in the hands of someone who will not care for them properly. We dont care what the age of the dog is.......this is a must!!!
I will never think you are being a pest and I enjoy being able to help you. When you come to visit, you will meet all of our dogs......not just the puppy that we have in mind for you.
We LOVE our dogs and what we do. Call, write or inquire anytime and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Pricing: Yes, we might be a little more than some, but we are allot less than others and we offer you a lifelong commitment. General pricing is $1500 on boys and $1600 on girls with usually a $100 rebate at the time of spay/neuter. Our tiny pups and picks of the litter-show quality are generally price a bit higher $1700-and up. Sometimes we do have a little larger pup that is priced accordingly around $1200 or less.
I hope this information is helpful. Feel free to check out other breeders in the area and then come and see us. We will never disappoint you. Holly

ABBIES TINY BOY


This is Abbie's darling little boy. He weighs 1 lb 1 oz at 5 weeks. He is just too cute and just loves attention. Enjoy!



Thursday, August 14, 2008

SUTTON & DELIA BOYS

Their eyes just opened yesterday. so cute!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

BABY PICS

Every one has been writing and asking to see the babies. The top one is Abbie's 3 girls.........the 2 boys were sleeping but I will try to post one of them tomorrow. They are just adorable at 4 weeks old.
These are Delia's 2 girls. Will post the boys tomorrow. They have not opened their eyes but they are all adorable. They are 2 weeks old now.
Here are Ruby's 3 boys at 3 weeks old. So cute and starting to play now. Enjoy............Holly

MEADOW PIC

My little cracker jack is doing so well. Repeat chest xrays revealed just some scattered infiltrates of pneumonia but she is doing great. She literally is back to her inquisitive self and is looking to get into as much mischief as she can muster.............and I will take it any day and every day just to have her with us.......we love you Meadow.......Holly

Thursday, August 07, 2008

MEADOW HOME AND DOING WELL

Meadow is home and doing well. She will be on antibiotics for at least 10 more days and have to have a couple of chest xrays but other than that she is fine. This past evening she was acting like her normal self...........the little holy terrier that she is.............Again thank you to all my readers for the well wishes and I will keep you posted. Holly

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

MEADOW COMING HOME

Our prayers were answered and my little Meadow is doing wonderful. Last night around 11 pm I spoke to Dr Hill before going to bed. Meadow had been weaned from the oxygen and they were watching her closely to be sure she would be able to tolerate being on room air. Doc told me if she did well, that Meadow could come home today or be transferred to our doc for the day. I am impatiently waiting for the call this morning but I am confident that she will leave the emergency hospital for sure today. Again thank you for all your support and prayers. It means so much to me and to Meadow.
This incident has taught me allot and has given me insight to other issues that can arise with small puppies. I have never had anything like this happen and hope that it never happens again. We were so close to losing our little baby and I have heard so many horrible stories from people who did with same or similar situations. We know that unforseen things happen and although we try very hard to avoid problems, as breeders we will see and learn things every day. The one thing that we can take pride in is our deligence to see things through and not at the cost of one of babies. They deserve the best and they will always get the best!! A huge thank you to Dr Hill at the Emergency referral clinic/hospital in Scarborough Maine!!!!!!!!!! "She never gave up!!!" Holly

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

POSSIBLE LINK TO VOMITING

I just wanted my readers to know this tidbit of information. If you have been reading my blog, you all know that Meadow had a bout of vomiting on Sat/Sun night/morning which led her to aspirating and now is in intensive care at the animal hospital. We have been wracking our brains to try to uncover the cause. As I told the emergency doc, the only new thing was a new bag of Purina One puppy food. Well since Sunday and after feeding 3 lactating moms and my other dogs from this same "new bag or Purina One puppy", I have had 3 with horrible diarrhea and 2 others vomiting. In an effort to check, I called Purina/Nestle this morning. The new bags, packaging is new has a 1-800 number available on them. What I learned is that the formula HAS CHANGED. Apparently they "adjusted" some ingredients and deleted the yogurt from the kibbles. They were going to report my concerns to quality. I know it does not change the fact that my dogs are sick.
Now, having said all this, I am not saying the vomiting that I am experiencing with my dogs is because of the new food, however, I am saying it may be possible since the only "new" thing was the "new" bag of food. If any of you buy the "new" Purina and should your dog start vomiting or experience diarrhea after eating the food for a day or so..............please call them and report it!!! In the meantime, since I also feed Royal Canin, I am going to change to the Royal Canin exclusively for the time being. Just wanted all of you know. HOlly

UPDATE MEADOW TUESDAY MORNING

I just got off the phone with the doctor. Meadow had a WONDERFUL NIGHT!!!!! Her respirations have dropped from over 100 per minute down into the 60's and she has been a little fiesty baby wanting to play and tear her IV out!!!! They ended up micro dosing her again with the lasix last evening and giving her the albuterol inhaler and she improved dramatically after this. It worked!!!!! I am so relieved as it looks like she is going to make it.
We have decided to leave her there for another 24 hours so that she can potentially be weaned down off the oxygen and so that she can be watched around the clock. Tomorrow we will have to transfer her to our regular vet for continued treatment for a couple more days.
I can't thank all of you enough for your kind thoughts but especially for the prayers. Many of you called me, wrote emails and just stayed positive for me when my heart was heavy. I truly believe that the power of prayer is stronger than any drug and HE heard all of us. Thank you thank you............I will keep you posted on her progress. Holly

Monday, August 04, 2008

MEADOW UPDATE MONDAY EVENING

I just spoke with the doc and they tried a diuretic with her this afternoon. It perked her up enough that she ate her lunch, pulled out her IV and played with her toy that I brought her this morning. They said she even wagged her tail a bit before she layed back down to rest. They told me she was laying on her back with her legs in the air............unheard of in a pup in her condition. Although doc's words were........"she is NOT out of the woods yet", these are all good signs that possibly she will make it thru this. They are "hopeful" that she will continue to improve.
Of course I am still sick about all of this and worried to death..........but it made me smile to know that my strong little girl still has fight in her.
Thank you to all who have called and sent such caring emails regarding Meadow. The power of prayer sometimes can be more powerful than any drug in the world.........thank you so much and keep praying for my baby to survive. HOlly

PLEASE PRAY FOR MEADOW

Tragedy has hit TMY. Meadow my little 11 week old pick of the litter out of Emma and Sutton aspirated on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. She was taken to the veterinary emergency hospital yesterday where she remains in critical condition. They are doing everything they can for her including, IV's, Oxygen, antibiotics and more. Her little lungs are filled with fluid as per the xray and she is having a very difficult time breathing. We have never had this happen before with any of our pups but I am told that it happens sometimes when a small puppy vomits. We have no idea what caused the initial issue as she was her little spit-fire self all day Saturday and at the time of putting her to bed Saturday night.
I went today to visit her and brought her a little stuffed dog to snuggle with. It was very difficult for me to see her in the oxygen kennel laboring so hard to stay alive. The one good thing was today she actually ate the food they provided for her and when I looked into her eyes today I could see a sparkle. She was a super healthy and hearty little girl up until yesterday and her will to rally for her life is apparent. Please say a special prayer for her recovery. Thanks so much..........Holly

Friday, August 01, 2008

ABBIES LITTLE ONES-EYES OPEN

Here are Abbie's and Sutton's 2 little boys. They are just adorable babies.
Here are the girls.......nice little sweet babies, short noses, little apple heads and beautiful!!