Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our first progesterone test shows that it is beginning to rise....

That is very good news. It is my intent to take her in again on Friday for her second test. I should have those results on Saturday and then begin making plans for her 'date' with Chico.

Everyone gushes over Clara Belle at her vet's office. They tend to call her Cleopatra because her eye rims are soooo black they appear to have been painted with ebony eye liner!!

Clara also sits on the people bench, like a little lady. Sitting on the floor to wait does not cross her mind at all. (very cute!)

This is a pic of Clara Belle when she was about 7 weeks old. You can see how dark her pigment was even as a pup! Her nose literally sparkles!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I have just been informed that Clara Belle is 'in cycle'! Whoopie!

I have an appointment to begin progesterone checks beginning on Monday. It will take a few days for her numbers to climb, but when they do, we will be on our way to R.I. to have a date with Chico.

A 'loose' timeline is pups arriving in late October for placement in late January or so. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I received a call this morning from Clara Belle's guardian that she is exhibiting signs that a cycle is impending! SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS! I have been waiting and waiting and it appears that puppies may be arriving in the fall - YIPPEEEEE!

Of course, I am jumping the gun here, but according to my records Clara's cycle is suppose to arrive in the month of August so she is right on schedule.

If all goes well, I will be driving down to Rhode Island for her 'wine and dine' date with the dreamy Chico and hopefully have delightful ruby red/apricot puppies in possible red/white parti colors as well as solids.

Click on Chico's pic link to view his good looks and impressive stats located on our Home Page!