Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Given the temperature today.....

The pups got another dunking in our pool. They so enjoy running around shaking off the water once out!  :+)

Here they are in the pup room (still damp) with a new toy I just bought today. They keep stepping on it so that the animals make noise. Very cute.

We had our eye exams this morning! Nellie x Emmett - 8.5 weeks.

Thank goodness it was an early appointment because it is hot as blazes today!

Once again, the pups did extremely well on their 45 minute car ride with no throw ups or accidents. I feel so fortunate when a litter is so accommodating.

Diva expressed her concern about not having 'shot gun' positioning but was otherwise compliant. They were wonderful at the vets and Dr. Cassotis and his team just adored them. Since Watson completed his exam first, he was scooped up by one of the vet techs to go 'visit' around the facility. When I went to pay the bill, he was on the lap of the front desk clerk perfectly content. :+)

Once back in the car, I gave them all a drink of water and then doused them with it for the ride home. Yes, I do have A/C but having the windows down on dampened fur was quite comfortable for them as the wind whipped around keeping them cool.

By the way, a gentle reminder to all that unless your checks are received by Monday, Sept. 7th, you must bring cash for pup pick ups!

Here are some pics of today's trip.

Here they are in the back of my car getting ready for the drive.

Dr. Cassotis is very thorough and adores doodles.  :+)

Home again feeling the 'ahhhh'.... of a cool floor with the fan blowing.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It was a perfect day for a walk!

After I finished taking pics this morning, I decided to take the pups for a walk before lunch was served. They all went out to potty first and then I packed them in their stroller. Daisy happily pranced along keeping an eye on the pups as a responsible nanny should. :+)

They do enjoy the walks and do a lot of peeking around. Motorcycles  zoomed by as well as trucks and cars. Certainly not to the extent of being in a city but every little bit of exposure helps. Once home, lunch was served and now they are having one of their numerous naps.

Here they are! 'A day late but not a dollar short'! WEEK 8 for the Nellie x Emmett litter.

The past two days were sort of hectic with company but it IS still summer and we love visits from family and friends.  :+)

The pups did just superb at the vets yesterday for their shots. For the trip, I put some peanut butter and treats mashed together in some pvc pipe elbows for their entertainment. They were very interested in licking out the goodies and were happy as clams. Not a one had any vomiting or salivation going on either. They also waited until they were on the vet's floor before peeing - love my vets - they are so prepared and unfettered.

All of them received their Health Certificates and first Distemper and Parvo Virus vaccines. They were checked over, played with, handled and fussed over. Did I say I love my vet office???

They all have GREAT names now and I love them all! :+)

Betsy is now DIVA! She DOES have eyes!! 8 weeks and 6 3/4 lbs.
I used that name to describe Diva's 'dramatic' personality and it clicked! :+)

BEN Franklin's owners will keep the name! 8 weeks - 8 lbs.
Ben is The Perfect Gentleman.

George Washington is now WATSON! 8 weeks - 6 lbs. Do you see his tongue peeking?
Can't you just hear Sherlock Holmes saying 'My dear Watson....' 

Little MOLLY PITCHER will also keep her original name! 8 wks. - 5 1/2 lbs.
No grumpies being awakened from her nap - definitely the pout and sleepy eyes though! 

Annabelle's ABIGAIL ADAMS is a breeding hopeful at 8 wks and 7 3/4 lbs.
Congrats to both Jan and Michael for becoming guardians for this sweet and charming girl.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Temperament testing went well today and all pups have been assigned. I am happy to report that everyone is over the moon with the matches made including me!

What lucky puppies to have such great families. Big smiles all around.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tomorrow is Temperament Testing Day!

It is a very exciting time so stay close as I hope to assign pups in the early afternoon. If you have a preferred number for me to call, please send an email.

Once assignments are made, vet appointments begin:

  • 8/28 - Distemper and Parvo Vaccines and Health Certificates.
  • 9/02 - Eye check ups with Dr. Cassotis, Canine Ophthalmologist
  • 9/04 - Spays and Neuters with Microchipping
The week of September 7th begins puppy pick ups for those who wish to have their pups before Sat. Sept. 12 at 1 PM.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Seven Weeks old and just chugging along!

I had a whole different picture theme set up for their 7 week shots but Mother Nature gave us rain and I had to switch gears. I am, however, grateful for the rain so am not complaining.

The pups seem a bit put off by the sprinkles and have been 'less than happy' to potty outdoors. In between the showers, I have them go outdoors as much as possible and just clean up the messes indoors as they occur. Part of being a breeder!

So, today they donned their raincoats and used the umbrella to get some fresh air.  :+)

Molly Pitcher at wk 7 is 4 1/2 lbs.
Molly continues to be an investigative and curious girl.

Betsy Ross at Wk 7 is 5 3/4 lbs.
Betsy plays hard to get. She should be in theatre. Says 'no' but means 'yes'. Oi.

Abigail Adams at Wk 7 is 6 3/4 lbs.
Abby struts her stuff. Seems confident and willing to try new challenges.

Ben Franklin at Wk 7 is 6 3/4 lbs.
Ben is a gentle giant but with teeth. He loves belly rubs and cuddles.

George Washington at Wk 7 is 5 lbs.
Don't be fooled by George's stoic face. He LOVES people and is the first to want pats and cuddles.