Wednesday, February 20, 2019

When a box is a toy.

Puppies love boxes.  They easily move, make great chewing, are fun for numerous pups and are freely available.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We are back!

It started our a really good day.  It was sunny, the traffic was light, the pups were excellent both going up and coming home with no vomiting, or potty mistakes in the back of my car, we were on time...sounds great, right?  UNfortunately, during the ride my 'tip proof' water bowl somehow leaked and my Canon Camera was left in a puddle.  OUCH!  Of course, it is not working.  Trying to dry it out but I don't think that is going to work.  :+(

This was a new trainer in a new facility and I was sooo impressed!  Not being able to take pics was a double pinch because I was so looking forward to capturing the goings on.  My iphone picked the same time period to do an update (groan) so that was my back up.  Can you believe it?

Lastly, I have to wait for the trainer's 'notes' on each pup, so I probably will not have any assignments for a day or two.  I really did not expect that but nothing I can do.  Hence no assignments today.

I am so sorry to disappoint but I had no idea I would not get notes immediately after the testing was done.  My error in not asking that question.  I assumed and we all know how that goes.

So, please be patient for a day or two.  The good news is, in a couple of weeks, you will get a CD/video of some of the testing for you to enjoy.  This is a nice bonus that this trainer does, but it does take a bit of time to do.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The all important SEVENTH WEEK! Daisy & Thaddeus Litter.

As always, the pups are now enjoying lots of time outdoors even in the cold snow.  Some stay out for about 5 or 10 minutes while others truly enjoy the chilly days.  It has been great to have the sunshine!

Yesterday, I spent a good portion of the day taking pics because I knew today would be so busy with visitors that I would not get them done until late in the evening.  I did get their weights today however.  They are gaining as they should with the two biggest boys (Red and Blue) staying at the top of the charts.

The pups are using the dogie door at their will now and I am finding less and less mistakes.  The litter box is still in their pen and that gets used quite frequently as well.  I love it when they choose to go outdoors for potty though!  I will say it does make a heck of a mess outdoors to clean up and I can't do it during freezing temps, so must wait for a bit of a thaw for clean ups!

This Tuesday, we go for the all important temperament testing and in the afternoon - the greatly anticipated ASSIGNMENTS!  I will call you with the info and need a name at that time.  This is for my paperwork and my vet.  So very important for you to have one picked for a girl or a boy.  I also sent out an email to you with regard to payment via a personal check.

Although Valentine's Day is behind us, February is still the 'Love' month!

ROSE GIRL - 4  3/4 LBS
PURPLE GIRL - 3   3/4 LBS.

BLUE BOY - 6  3/4 LBS.

FUDGE GIRL - 4  1/4 LBS.



ORANGE BOY - 4  1/4 LBS.

PINK GIRL - 4  1/2 LBS.

GREEN BOY - 3  3/4 LBS.

BLACK GIRL - 4  1/2 LBS.

I do have puppies available from this litter.  There are a couple of pups that I am seriously looking at for Guardian Homes as well - a male and perhaps a female.  I always reserve the right to add one or two if they interest me.  Please read about Guardian Homes on the website.  Thanks!

Saturday, February 16, 2019


For those who have not sent in their pup preferences, please do so.  I will be having the pups tested on Tuesday, 2/19 and would like to consider your preferences first when assigning pups.

PLEASE send them to me in a personal email, not here.  Thank you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thank you!

Yesterday's surgery went well yesterday.  Carl is home and comfortable.  A huge difference from his first knee surgery - thank goodness!

I truly appreciate all the well wishes and prayers for a successful operation - it worked!  :+)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

We are SIX WEEKS OLD! (Daisy x Thaddeus)

Unbelievable how much they have grown both physically and mentally.  This past week they now use the dogie door to peek and go outdoors when they desire.  They are also making the decision to go potty in the litter box indoors - don't get too excited, they still make many mistakes when visiting people and playing - but it is a beginning!

They have a larger water bowl and use it to drink from and sometimes shower in. Oops!  Pups will be pups!  People say how much they have gained confidence with visitations and let me know they have lots of teeth now.  Ya, I knew that already.  :+)  They give kisses, play tug, love toes and shoelaces.  Some little barking going on and some even 'purr' when on your lap and sleeping.  Soooo cute.

Here is the latest group of pics for you to enjoy.  :+)  Another busy day which takes me much longer to get pics up. 

Purple Girl - 3 lbs.  Doesn't her expression say 'When is Spring coming'?

Yellow Girl - 3 lbs.  Needing her bonnet for shade from the sun today.

Rose Girl - 4 lbs.  She is holding to that ground hog's declaration of an early Spring.

Black Girl - 3  3/4 lbs.  OK, maybe the Mexican hat is a bit much but it IS warm in Mexico.

Green Boy - 3  1/4 lbs.  Looks like his 'nap on the job' will give him plenty of KP!

Blue Boy - 5  1/2 lbs.  Ever the gentleman complete with the straw hat.

Pink Girl - 3  1/2 lbs.  Looking forward to the daisies popping up.

Orange Boy - 3  1/2 lbs.  I think he wants to hibernate like the bears for the rest of winter.

Fudge Girl - 3  1/2 lbs. This little cowgirl had too much fun with visitors today and was wiped out.

Red Boy - 5  1/2 lbs.  This hefty 'fireman' will melt any one's heart.

A blanket of doodle pups!  All ten toppling over each other.

I forgot Daisy was in the play-yard when Rose Girl went out.  Daisy happily 'changing her diaper'.

The pups being entertained by visitors today.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

FIVE WEEKS for the Daisy x Thaddeus Litter!

Boy, it surely has been busy around here with visitors, pup room changes, laundry and a new website learning curve.  I am beat!!

Happily, the pups are eating three solid meals per day and thriving.  They like the 'busy mat' on their cot bed because it is like have twin bunks - room to sleep on the bottom and the top.  They also like being able to crawl underneath it for 'peek a boo'.

They have really opened up to all the strangers coming by for visits.  Many climbing up on laps, sucking on fingers and even giving some kisses.  Soon those horrible needle-like teeth will erupt full force and then we are at the 'ouchies stage'.

Daisy goes in and out at will to check on them but not often to nurse.  Her milk has really reduced easily and she is perfectly happy for me to do all the potty cleaning now as well. 

They love to climb the Lil Tykes Ladder, tug toys, chew on the frame of the cot and each other.

Hopefully, we will get some decent weather for them to get a sniff of the outdoors for a few minutes.

Today, they have on their bibs as lunch was being served right after I finished all the pics.  It was late due to the many retakes!  Sorry about that.

My projection for mature puppy weights is as follows:  Blue Boy will be the largest and probably hit 30 lbs. or so.  Those around 3 or so pounds will be in the 25 to 28 lb. range and those in the 2 lb. range will be 25 lbs. or under.

Blue Boy - 4  3/4 lbs.

Orange Boy - 3 lbs.

Red Boy - 4  1/4 lbs.

Fudge Girl - 2  1/2 lbs.

Yellow Girl - 2  1/2 lbs.

Black Girl - 3 lbs.

Purple Girl - 2  1/2 lbs.

Green Boy - 2  1/2 lbs.

Pink Girl - 3  1/4 lbs.

Rose Girl - 3  3/4 lbs.

I am trying to figure out how to upload a video as well, but my brain is fried today.  Maybe with any luck, I will figure it out tomorrow after Elsie and Duckie mating.