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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cappuccino JR

Like Father....Like Son
Soooo Handsome

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hungry Boys! 9 Days Old!

One boy is hiding underneath

The Girls at 4 weeks!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Puppy Pow-wow

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Couldn't Resist!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Puppy Video

I know it's a little dark..also please remember that the short video I share with you is just that, a short's 1 minute out of a 24 hour if you see that one puppy isn't playing as much as another, just take into account that the next minute is the exact opposite.  I've actually had someone ask once if a puppy was sick because she just happened to be sleeping during most of the 1 minute.
Also, the Analiesa puppies are 6 days is PERFECTLY NORMAL to twitch while sleeping...if they didn't twitch that would NOT be a good thing...this is just HEALTHY, NORMAL behavior in young puppies.  Having said all this...please enjoy the short video's. Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off for now.  Have a fluffy day!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Boys are 4 days old!!

Random pics

Friday, February 20, 2009

The New Arrivals!

Cartoonland's Cappuccino is the sire of both litters!

Taylor's pups are 3 weeks old today!!

Tater Tot Pups at 3 weeks old in Video!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Breeder's Story

I always hear, "How can you give up your puppies"? "Don't you find it so hard to say goodbye"? Yes, it's hard to hand over a puppy that you've helped bring into this world and have taken care of for many many poopy butts to many toys to play many belly rubs to give...from that very first moment that they enter our world they need us to help them survive. Yes, some breeder's feel that instinct will take over and they can sit back and let Mother Nature do her thing. At Renaissance, we don't sit back...we open the sacs, suction the fluid out of their tiny little mouths and noses.... clamp and cut their cords...then we rub and rub and pinch.... and just like a baby, you want to hear them open up their lungs and scream..but this is just the beginning..not only do you have these tiny little lives that you've helped bring into this world, you have their beloved Moms are constantly trying to make sure that they are drinking enough, that their temps are normal..that they are eating and pooping normally...not to mention the stress and anxiety involved when they are about to give birth to these little babies that grew inside of them for 63 days. Babies that we as breeders helped put there....You try not to get too excited because in the back of your mind you know that "Reality" can and WILL come along and give you a major slap in the face. A little reminder that we aren't God, we can only do everything that's humanly possible and that's it...You hold your breath until each and every puppy is born...and you can't wait for the time when Mom is all done and cleaned up, and you have all of the clean and fluffy bedding waiting to put a cleaned up Mom and her puppies inside so they can begin their lives outside of their Mother's womb. That is just the best feeling in the world when you see those little babies suckling on their Mother's teats and Mom has a look in her eyes that says, "Hey, look what I've done...see my babies....aren't they beautiful"? Oh they are just so proud and when they look up at you with those big dark eyes, it's like they are saying, "Thanks Mom...we did this together". The trust that these dogs put into us is truly wouldn't want to do anything to let them down...your whole world revolves around them and their happiness and you do anything and everything in your power to keep them safe. You know it's not for the money because if you added everything up and you threw in the figure of 24/7, you'd probably come out with, (before taxes)..oh maybe 3 cents an hour. So why do we do this? It's a question I always find myself asking....and my answer is, just because...just because umm maybe I'm nuts...or maybe I love animals, or maybe I like to make a family happy? Maybe, all of the above?
You'll sometimes get a request that a family only wants a puppy with brown ears, or one with black ears...or they only want a white one...or they only want a boy...or they only want a girl...or they only want one with short legs, or with long legs, or one that is 8 lbs or 10 lbs or maybe even 15 lbs if they need a real sturdy one for the children...I think I'm pretty good at what I do, but certainly not THAT good....and why is that? It's because I just don't have that kind of power...Maybe I wish I did, or maybe not? Maybe it's because I watch the puppies grow from day to day and see their little personalities emerge and maybe I'm crazy, but it goes way beyond their color and sex for me. Well maybe I'm a redhead, or maybe a brunette? Only my hairdresser really knows for sure.
Ahhhh the responsibilities of a breeder...dealing with a living creature, a real life with a real heart that beats inside of it...very different from selling shoes... not that I ever sold shoes....I'm just guessing it is.
My beautiful darling Analiesa gave birth to 4 puppies last was her 2nd litter...everything was perfect...a boy, then 1 hour later another boy, then 10 minutes later another boy, then 25 mins later yet another my daughter Justine just laughed and laughed and said she's having all boys...I had a dream that she was..."Oh, get out of here you little brat" ......They all look so much alike...if it weren't for the placement of the little spots on their backs, it would be difficult to tell them apart. One more pup to she pushed and pushed and pushed and before I knew it 2 hours had gone by. I held off another few minutes and off to the ER we thing I've learned is they never have their puppies during the week in the's always in the evening or on the weekend....I think they do that just to make life more exciting...
One Ultrasound and one X-ray later..... it was learned that the remaining puppy had turned her little head somehow and was wedged in the birth canal...the Vets could feel her but couldn't get her straightened Ana pushed and kept pushing while all the time looking up at me with those big black eyes as if to say, "Please help me" Long story short, Ana needed a C-section, and the puppy could not be saved. At that point, I just wanted my girl to be OK..that's all I could think poor little girl who trusted me with every ounce of her being was looking to me for comfort. There was nothing I could do...I just sat on the floor beside the crate she was in and hugged her. Again I asked myself, "why did I do this to my sweet fun loving little Analiesa"? Sure, just beat myself up...YOU BET I DID!!
Meanwhile at home, her big sister Taylor, all 8 lbs of her, kept her puppies clean and fed, while doing the same for her own 3...Ahhh the love of sisters...something I no longer have the pleasure beautiful younger sister Lisa left this world at the age of 42 stricken by Leukemia, 5 short years ago. Deep down I knew that Analiesa, my sister's namesake...(her name was Lisa Anne)....and Ana's formal name is "Renaissance Angel for Lisa" .... I'm now sure that I must have mixed it up..Lisa was the Angel that watched over her namesake last night.....and gave back to me my Analiesa.
When I picked up Analiesa at 10am this morning, she was so out of just broke my heart...
She seems to be doing better...I haven't left her side...her 4 boys seem to be doing well...nursing and content...
I guess the moral of the story is......when dealing with living, breathing creatures, there is only so much you can do...because clearly there is a higher power that will always be there making the final decisions...and so we go on...or do we? I still don't really know for sure :)
Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off and hopefully I can get a little shut eye tonight. Or maybe not?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Still waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It could be tomorrow folks....I know you are all excited about your puppy being born..but hang in there :)  She did eat a little tonight and her temp still isn't as low as it should be.  She'll be sleeping with me and Taylor and the puppies tonight.
Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off.  Have a great night!

Monday, February 16, 2009

While we wait

The girls waiting by the telephone :)


Just Waiting

We are just waiting for the beautiful Analiesa to have her babies.  Nothing yet....she ate her breakfast AND her lunch...her temp has dropped some, but still not enough...She is due tomorrow on the 17th..soooooo I guess we'll just have to wait :)

Taylor's pups are doing great...eyes wide open :)

                   Availability Information:

Taylor's and Analiesa's puppies are all spoken for, as well as my 1st Summer litter.  I am only taking a couple more reservations for the Summer litters.  My pups are sold way before they even conceived.  If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming Summer litters, please email me at

Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off for now.
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Renaissance Coton de Tulear wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!!

How many puppies?

Well how many of you guessed correctly?  There are FIVE puppies in Analiesa's belly and it shows!
Have a great Saturday...time to go weigh some puppies..
Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Can you Guess how many puppies??

Here is Analiesa's Xray of her puppies....see if you can count the heads and spines...the answer will be given tomorrow :)
Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off :)
Have fun counting :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here's Kylie-13 Days Old

Kassie 13 Days Old

Here's Kassie

Kassie with her sister Kylie

Kobe -13 Days Old

Here is Kobe...we call him Cappy Jr...he reminds us of his Daddy...Girls photo's will follow.

The pups have already started to crack their little peepers open and their ears are starting to come forward...tomorrow afternoon Analiesa goes for her stayed tuned...Enjoy the pics..Renaissance Coton de Tulear signing off :)