Parrish Patch Farms

Parrish Patch Farms Parrish Patch Farms is a small farm in Alexandria, TN. From Horses to Chickens to our spoiled Great Danes and creative exploits, we just wanted to share!
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02/25/2020

*litter update*

Sorry we have not given any puppy updates sooner. We wanted to to have more to update everybody on and we currently still have many questions, but here is what we have so far:

This will be an extremely long post, but it has been an extremely long week as well.

This past week has been a devastatingly heartbreaking week to say the very least. We lost a puppy on 2/20 to what we thought may have been injuries from mom. We sadly discovered soon after that was not the case as we lost another pup only a few short hours after. My gut feeling told me this was something I had just recently heard about happening in the area in the last two weeks and we immediately sent the deceased puppy off for a necropsy at the state lab to determine cause of death. In the meantime we started treating for what we thought we were dealing with, CHV, or canine herpesvirus. This isn’t a commonly known virus but it is actually a very common one for dogs to have. About 80% of dogs have this, but it does not show any symptoms or harm adult dogs so it is a silent virus. Most dogs have been exposed to it sometime in their life and sadly our Neela had not been until sometime while she was pregnant. If exposed earlier in her life she would have built antibodies that passed along to her babies protecting them from this 100% fatal virus in newborns. Since she was recently exposed unbeknownst to us these babies contracted the virus from mom. The virus takes 6-10 days to start showing which is why we had perfectly healthy pups for a week. Then it works it’s way through the susceptible bodies of these babies due to their lack of temperature control. To defend against this virus being able to silently jump from puppy to puppy the room must be heated to 95 degrees to eliminate the environment the virus needs to grow. Puppies also had to be taken off of mom to prevent further potential shedding of the virus. We sadly lost 4 babies in the first 24 hours before we could develop the perfect virus defeating environment. Then, we bottle fed every 3 hours and hoped nobody else had picked up this virus in the early stages. Sadly, two more puppies began to show symptoms and they too passed. We heard back from the lab and they did conclude the findings were CHV as suspected and any puppies still living had a chance that they were never infected. We still have these last 4 babies in a hot box and are hoping and praying they have managed to avoid this incredibly horrible virus.

As of now these four are happy, healthy, growing, and even opening their eyes. Momma is also doing better after being placed on antibiotics due to mastitis, even though she is still depressed about losing her babies.

Now for the good news, it’s very easy to get wrapped up in how horrible all of this is but we have realized we are still very blessed. We are blessed to have Neela still with us and are hoping and praying to have 4 healthy little ones for her to continue to raise. Having this virus now is also a blessing to know we will never have to deal with this on any of her future litters. Now that Neela has had this virus she possesses the antibodies to it and will have those to pass onto her next babies in her colostrum. We will keep everyone updated as we are not out of the woods yet, but say a little prayer for these last four puppies that they may have somehow avoided this deadly virus and continue to grow and thrive.

Happy Valentines Day from the new crew at Parrish Patch Farms! Neela’s babies made their grand entrance into the world o...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentines Day from the new crew at Parrish Patch Farms! Neela’s babies made their grand entrance into the world on the night of 2/11, morning of 2/12. The first 3 are our boys and last 7 pictures are our girls! This Valentines litter will have names that go hand in hand with their holiday! #flowersandchocolate @ Parrish Patch Farms

We finally got the new whelping box upstairs and ready to go for puppies in the next week! Neela is unsure about it, but...
02/07/2020

We finally got the new whelping box upstairs and ready to go for puppies in the next week! Neela is unsure about it, but Charlee is in love and wishes she had this box sooner! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

Neela, our blue mismarked mantle female, is expecting her first litter February 10th! She is 75% European from champion ...
02/01/2020

Neela, our blue mismarked mantle female, is expecting her first litter February 10th! She is 75% European from champion Slovakian lines. This litter will be an AKC registered, all blue litter. Let us know if you are interested in being added to our list of possible new puppy parents! @ Parrish Patch Farms

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12/13/2019

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Knowing zero personal space while hanging out with mom #bandit #CharleeRae
10/25/2019

Knowing zero personal space while hanging out with mom #bandit #CharleeRae

Happy National Black Dog Day! This black beauty is still looking for her forever home. We’ve honestly not been the best ...
10/01/2019

Happy National Black Dog Day! This black beauty is still looking for her forever home. We’ve honestly not been the best about putting her out there, because she is a sweetie that we haven’t minded having a bit longer. She’s been potty and crate training with us so there’s not much puppy work to put into her. She’s just looking for that perfect couch to snuggle on! #nationalblackdogday #greatdane

Don’t find yourself dogless on National Dog Day! These two black stunning girls are still available to be your furever f...
08/26/2019

Don’t find yourself dogless on National Dog Day! These two black stunning girls are still available to be your furever friend! Everybody needs a human sized cuddle buddy for their bed! #greatdanesofinstagram @ Parrish Patch Farms

These babies are 7 weeks old and almost ready to go to their new homes. We have 2 girls still available. Dm us if you ha...
08/16/2019

These babies are 7 weeks old and almost ready to go to their new homes. We have 2 girls still available. Dm us if you have any questions or if you’re interested in adding a new member to your family! @ Parrish Patch Farms

4 weeks old today and loving all of the outside adventures! #parrishpatchfarms  @ Parrish Patch Farms
07/24/2019

4 weeks old today and loving all of the outside adventures! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

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07/24/2019

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The puppies had a great day playing in the sun and in their bigger pen area today. Big brother Gomez came over for a vis...
07/23/2019

The puppies had a great day playing in the sun and in their bigger pen area today. Big brother Gomez came over for a visit too #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

We’ve been loving the sound of little puppy whimpers and barks for the last 2 1/2 weeks. This is our musical litter of b...
07/14/2019

We’ve been loving the sound of little puppy whimpers and barks for the last 2 1/2 weeks. This is our musical litter of babies. #pleasedontstopthemusic🐶 @ Parrish Patch Farms

These sweet babies are two weeks old today. They now have their eyes open and they’re stumbling around all over the plac...
07/11/2019

These sweet babies are two weeks old today. They now have their eyes open and they’re stumbling around all over the place. Names to come in the next post. Hint on the name theme #pleasedontstopthemusic🐶 @ Parrish Patch Farms

Happy 4th from the puppy crew @parrishpatchfarms Pups are celebrating the holiday with their week old birthday yesterday...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th from the puppy crew @parrishpatchfarms Pups are celebrating the holiday with their week old birthday yesterday! @ Parrish Patch Farms

We’d like to introduce our newest litter of babies Charlee Rae gave us yesterday morning. Puppy 1 is a Fawnequin male, P...
06/28/2019

We’d like to introduce our newest litter of babies Charlee Rae gave us yesterday morning. Puppy 1 is a Fawnequin male, Puppy 2 is a black female with some white on her chest, Puppy 3 is a fawn male, Puppy 4 is a solid black female with just a few hairs of white on her chest, and puppy 5 is a heavily marked merle female. Names and more pictures to come! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

06/26/2019

Charlee Rae and puppies!

06/26/2019
Our Charlee Rae had a date with a Cowboy a couple months ago and we’re happy to announce we are expecting a litter of li...
06/14/2019

Our Charlee Rae had a date with a Cowboy a couple months ago and we’re happy to announce we are expecting a litter of little buckaroos. We’re excited to see some different colors between Charlee and Cowboy and can’t wait to share puppy pictures with y’all! #parrishpatchfarms

When you have a 🦊 problem and your chickens are all dying you post up in the living room with a rifle and wait haha #pre...
02/17/2019

When you have a 🦊 problem and your chickens are all dying you post up in the living room with a rifle and wait haha #pregnantladieswithguns #parrishpatchfarms

The pups helped pick out paint colors for the new house. Parrish Patch Farms has now moved to Alexandria, Tn #parrishpat...
02/05/2019

The pups helped pick out paint colors for the new house. Parrish Patch Farms has now moved to Alexandria, Tn #parrishpatchfarms #charleerae #neelagrace #G🖤mez @ Parrish Patch Farms

Happy 3rd birthday to Charlee Rae! Baby Gomez came over to celebrate with his mama, Neela, and Akeru. Akeru was not into...
01/24/2019

Happy 3rd birthday to Charlee Rae! Baby Gomez came over to celebrate with his mama, Neela, and Akeru. Akeru was not into wearing his festive party hat. #parrishpatchfarms #charleerae #pumpkinturns3 @ Parrish Patch Farms

This goofball will be ten months old on Friday. She’s still growing like a weed, but very much in the lanky puppy stage....
12/11/2018

This goofball will be ten months old on Friday. She’s still growing like a weed, but very much in the lanky puppy stage. She was 110lbs at her last appt and has passed Charlee in height at just a hair under 33”. She’s growing into a big, pretty, tigger bouncing girl. #neelagrace

Happy first birthday to our first Brady Bunch of Danes! It has been so awesome watching them all grow over the last year...
11/09/2018

Happy first birthday to our first Brady Bunch of Danes! It has been so awesome watching them all grow over the last year, getting updates from their new families, and even getting to see some of them recently. It’s great to see little pieces of Charlee and Sully in every one of them and getting to share this amazing breed with all of their new families! #parrishpatchfarms #greatdanesofinstagram

Happy Halloween from Parrish Patch Farms! Most of these babies have found their forever homes, but we still have a few t...
11/01/2018

Happy Halloween from Parrish Patch Farms! Most of these babies have found their forever homes, but we still have a few that are trick or treating for the right family this Halloween. If you’re interested or have any questions, just shoot us a message! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

Everybody soaked up the last few rays of sunshine this evening #parrishpatchfarms  @ Parrish Patch Farms
10/18/2018

Everybody soaked up the last few rays of sunshine this evening #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

6 weeks old yesterday. Everybody had a great checkup at the vet yesterday and got their first round of shots! #parrishpa...
10/13/2018

6 weeks old yesterday. Everybody had a great checkup at the vet yesterday and got their first round of shots! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

Everybody was 5 weeks old on Friday and they’re growing like crazy! We still have some of these sweet babies available, ...
10/08/2018

Everybody was 5 weeks old on Friday and they’re growing like crazy! We still have some of these sweet babies available, so messages us if you’re interested! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

4 weeks old and full of personality this week! Everybody’s running around and playing like crazy now. They’re all gainin...
09/30/2018

4 weeks old and full of personality this week! Everybody’s running around and playing like crazy now. They’re all gaining weight and changing daily. We still have some of these sweet babies available, so message us if you’re interested! #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

We’re a little behind on our updates so we’re gonna puppy overload with 3 and 4 week pictures today! Here’s everybody at...
09/30/2018

We’re a little behind on our updates so we’re gonna puppy overload with 3 and 4 week pictures today! Here’s everybody at 3 weeks #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

We’re a little behind on posting these. Everybody turned 2 weeks Friday. They’re all much bigger than these signs now, b...
09/18/2018

We’re a little behind on posting these. Everybody turned 2 weeks Friday. They’re all much bigger than these signs now, because they’re growing like weeds. We still have a few of these sweet babies available. If you’re interested just pm us. #parrishpatchfarms #theaddamsfamily @ Parrish Patch Farms

One week update on The Addams Family, they’re all doing amazing and gaining weight like crazy! Little personalities are ...
09/07/2018

One week update on The Addams Family, they’re all doing amazing and gaining weight like crazy! Little personalities are starting to show! Half of these cute babies have found their forever homes for Halloween, but some are still available. Message us if you’re interested and we can let you know who is available! #parrishpatchfarms #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanepuppies @ Parrish Patch Farms

Parrish Patch would like to introduce these babies who will be ready for their forever homes around Halloween, meet The ...
09/02/2018

Parrish Patch would like to introduce these babies who will be ready for their forever homes around Halloween, meet The Addams Family. 🎃 Pictures start with our girls, Wednesday, Ophelia, Morticia, and Thing. The next four are the boys, Pugsley, Lurch, Fester, and Gomez #theyresleepyandtheyrepoopy #theaddamsfamily #snapsnap @ Parrish Patch Farms

09/01/2018

#Repost @joshuarparrish
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Volume up for #greatdanepuppy cuteness overload mmmk

We have big news at Parrish Patch Farms. Charlee and Sully are expecting a litter of puppies the beginning of September!...
08/24/2018

We have big news at Parrish Patch Farms. Charlee and Sully are expecting a litter of puppies the beginning of September! Pm us if you’re interested in being on the list for some of these beautiful babies! #greatdanesofinstagram @ Parrish Patch Farms

Sully tested out the new pony saddle today. He’s ok with being a horse in another life #sullymonster #greatdanesofinstag...
06/22/2018

Sully tested out the new pony saddle today. He’s ok with being a horse in another life #sullymonster #greatdanesofinstagram

Picture ready babes, happy about a car ride! #greatdanesofinstagram
05/23/2018

Picture ready babes, happy about a car ride! #greatdanesofinstagram

We had a little surprise make his appearance today. We need some name ideas for this cute little boy. If you’d like to h...
05/21/2018

We had a little surprise make his appearance today. We need some name ideas for this cute little boy. If you’d like to help us out, make a suggestion in the comments! #donkeysofinstagram #babydonkey @ Parrish Patch Farms

Neela becoming bffs with everybody on the farm #greatdanesofinstagram #donkeysofinstagram  @ Parrish Patch Farms
05/09/2018

Neela becoming bffs with everybody on the farm #greatdanesofinstagram #donkeysofinstagram @ Parrish Patch Farms

The newest addition soaking up some sunshine today #NeelaGrace #greatdanesofinstagram  @ Parrish Patch Farms
05/08/2018

The newest addition soaking up some sunshine today #NeelaGrace #greatdanesofinstagram @ Parrish Patch Farms

Step 2: gotta make....it...fit......... together @ Lascassas, Tennessee
04/21/2018

Step 2: gotta make....it...fit......... together @ Lascassas, Tennessee

#repost Coffee tables and tacos life. I took a design by @therehablife and got a little artsy fartsy with it so it’s tak...
04/07/2018

#repost

Coffee tables and tacos life. I took a design by @therehablife and got a little artsy fartsy with it so it’s taking a little longer than anticipated but it’s coming along very nicely. Also I made some delicious bison tacos last night. So here’s a pic of those too 😂 🌮. Will post a finished pic of the coffee table once it gets weathered stain and poly. #westerncedar #woodworking #tacos = #happycamper @ Parrish Patch Farms

A pretty Tuesday morning out on the farm! #donkeylove #farmlife  @ Parrish Patch Farms
04/03/2018

A pretty Tuesday morning out on the farm! #donkeylove #farmlife @ Parrish Patch Farms

・・・A little woodworking on a fine fine Saturday. This will soon be a cedar coffee table #ilovecedar #itsmellssogood #far...
03/31/2018

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A little woodworking on a fine fine Saturday. This will soon be a cedar coffee table #ilovecedar #itsmellssogood #farmlife #woodworking #beerisgood #parrishpatchfarms @ Parrish Patch Farms

The babies are growin’ up so fast. The colors are great. #chicken #egg #egglayers #sweetbabies #goldencomet #isabrown
03/31/2018

The babies are growin’ up so fast. The colors are great. #chicken #egg #egglayers #sweetbabies #goldencomet #isabrown

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