A big thank you goes to my friend Robin (breeder: Gilwood Havanese) and new friends, Owen
and Kelley (owners: Flash Of Paw Havanese) for allowing me to breed my (heart dog) "Nike" to
their handsome and talented boy "Tate". Together they have produced a beautiful litter of 6
pups. Hopefully one of them is destined to continue one much loved branch of our Starborn line :)
In the wee morning hours of December 18th, between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m., the time that the stars of the
Winter Circle can be viewed in the Southeastern sky, I was busy assisting Nike whelp her last litter of
puppies. I was hopeful that she might have an exceptional boy to carry on the line of our foundation girl
"Twinkle". Nike surpassed my hopes by having the largest litter of her breeding career with 6 beautiful
pups....4 boys and 2 girls!! With stars on my mind and thinking of Nike's grandmother "Twinkle Little
Star", I had to go with stars as the theme for naming the new pups. Introducing our newest stars (of the
Winter Circle) Capella, Sirius (girls), Aldebaran, Rigel, Castor, and Procyon (boys).
Gilwood's Rockin' Tater Tot "Tate"
Starborn's Just Do It "Nike"
Nike with her newborns..1 day old. To the right
the girls are the two in the center and there are
two boys on each end.
Below the pups are 2 1/2 weeks old. They have
all opened their eyes and are very strong, gaining
1/2 to 1 oz. a day.
We are 4 weeks old already! We are busy learning to use our legs, wag our tails,
and explore with our mouths. We have also learned we have voices and will growl
during play. We had our first meal today so we may be wearing some food in the
pictures below....tomorrow we will move to a bigger pen.