Hi everybody. Sorry - the Bella thread is closed so didn't know where to put this???
It's usually my husband who accesses this forum, but I really want to say something about these issues. Firstly we have a brand new JD puppy, Crumble - (Pippa and Uncle Fester) and she is just the most fabulous little puppy you could ever imagine, not just in looks but in personality, behaviour and house training. What a star!!! I am a total fan of Stephen and Julia and evrything they do regarding their lifestyle and breeding puppies. What a set up! Anyway, the reason for my communication today is that what some people do not realise is - accidents happen. I am a primary school teacher, but before I had my children I was a midwife. I just want to say that during my time in midwifery, upsetting outcomes did arise - miscarriages, stillbirths, preterm deliveries and premature babies not making it even though all was done by the most qualified of doctors. As much as these tragedies happen, people didn't usually give up, they went on to have further preganancies and watched/monitored more closely in order to have a more favourable outcome. Isn't this the same in the animal world??? Nobody can guarantee anything ever - but with expertise, professional involvment and dedication, risks are reduced. Julia and Stephen sadly went through this trauma with Bella - nobody could have predicted it when all other girls have had such a successful outcome. Their experience brought a tear to my eye - they did all they could and more. Thank goodness Bella went on to have another litter for her sake too as the whole thing must have been so traumatic for her too. And guess what - we saw Bella's 2day old puppies when we went to pick up Crumble. What a happy outcome! Julia and Stephen, thanks for all your support and keep doing what you are doing!