Diamondswiss Jewel of Centurio (AI)

On 19th February a very special little girl was born via cesarean.  This was the second attempt at using this frozen semen with Lola.  The first time was unsuccessful.  This very expensive and precious Jewel is the result of many years of planning between Chile and Australia.  What an amazing world we live into be able to breed puppies from a sire living so far away.  I had no intention of keeping this puppy but her mother Lola wouldn't wean her until she was 9 weeks old (she is usually done with them by 3-4 weeks) so I think this decision to keep her was made by Lola not me!

Ivy was named after my late Grandmother who was as feisty as she was small, very quick witted and had a huge heart.

Pictures Below:  1.  Sleeping on mum.... there is nothing softer.  2.  A singleton needs lots of toys for company.  3.  Sleeping next to lamb with it's own heartbeat.  4.  Lots of growing to do, safe next to mum.

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Above:  Ivy at 4, 6 and 10 weeks.

A day in 10 week old Ivy's life on the farm at Diamondswiss

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Above:  Ivy helping me clean the stable, then a quick quality and taste check on the manure pile followed by a "hello" to Petey and Keith, the sheep.

Below:  Checking in on Billy the goat, a quick run around with the grown ups, posing with big boy Leon and then off to check the horses.

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Pictured left at 16 weeks.