Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our 8 week 'mug shots'!

Here at last are their cute faces for you to enjoy. I would have preferred outdoor shots, but Mother Nature was spitting today, so we used the Dog Biscuit can for a prop. :+)

Miss Rose looks like she is about to tumble out of the pail, but she was the only one that could fit in it at 7 lbs. this week.

Mr. Spot barks at himself every time he sees his face in the windows at night. Quite funny to watch. 9 and 3/4 lbs.

Miss Lavender has a very calm demeanor like the effects of the flower name she carries. 9 and 1/4 lbs.

Miss Pumpkin has an independent streak in her, very much like her grandmother, Annabelle. I don't consider that a bad thing at all. 9 and 1/2 lbs.

Miss Kelly Green is very happy to have dug the 'prize' out of the bottom of the pail. She is an inquisitive one and it paid off! 9 and 1/2 lbs.

Miss Fudge....well she simply needed to nap and it did not matter where. :+) 8 and 1/2 lbs.

Mr. Navy is another very calm and soft natured pup. Thank goodness because he is 11 and 1/2 lbs. already!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Clara Belle and Chico's littermates are 6 months old!


Alison, who owns Lucia, emailed me a few weeks ago about sharing six month pics of Lucia's littermates. What a great idea, I thought! Fortunately, everyone agreed and sent pics of their furry babies - what an AWESOME response - THANK YOU!

Here is the litter at 6 months old. :+)

Skidder (Orange Collar). I knew this girl was a character early on and was just what her family wanted - confident, funny, smart and 'in charge' - or thinking she is!!

Lucia (Red Collar). We can all thank this curly redhead for this fun idea! Her owners posted me a pic of Lucia with her first professional haircut later and I feared for the worse but they did a very good job! Yeah!!

Liam O'Kieran (Blue Collar). Oh Lord, what a time I had with my good friends and guardians for a name for this boy! After WEEKS of going back and forth, Liam it became. Thanks, Michael!

Tug (Black Collar). This boy should feel very special as his owners waited almost a year to add him to their family. I am told that Tug listens to their baby, Nolan's, commands better than anyone else!

Benzi (Green Collar). I basically had to flip a coin to decide who was going to keep Benzi - me or Deb! Deb won out and hasn't stopped thanking me.

Lexi (Purple Collar). I wanted to keep this girl soooo badly for my program but a tiny blip in her CERF exam bumped her out of my lap and into the Lennox families' willing arms.

Phineas T. Barnum (Turquoise Collar). My good breeder friend, Stef, kept telling me to keep this boy over and over and I kept resisting. But Phineas simply wormed his way into my heart and boy am I glad he did! His guardians are over the moon with him.

I hope everybody is happy with their pups and that training is going well. A wonderful group to be sure! Thanks again for sharing!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Maple visited her puppies today!

I was happy to have Maple over for the day as a family wanted to meet her who has severe allergies and I needed to groom her after having her pups.

She did very well with the family and they could not get over how gentle and sweet she is. Her pups have a very similar nature. :+) Here are some pics.

Mr. Spot waits patiently for mom's arrival.

Can you tell everyone was very excited to see Maple?

Of course, they tried to nurse, but the 'jugs' are empty!

They did not seem to mind.

'Let's play, mommy!'

Friday, April 23, 2010

Here are some pics of Maple's group playing.

Here are some pics of the pups playing tug, attacking and jumping on the musical playgym and causing just general havoc. :+)

The playgym is almost through its course for this litter.

They still enjoy it and go crazy when they actually pull the rings and play a song.

One of them is grabbing the ring for a pull as two others play tug of war.

Don't some of them look innocent?

Just for a moment or two!

Finally, their energy somewhat drained, a few begin to settle down. The rest will follow.

This weekend, the playgym will retire from this litter and get cleaned up and stored for Olive's.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Maple's litter is 7 weeks!

This morning I clipped all their nails and trimmed up some of their eyes. I was very happy to take them to the front yard for their 7 week pics. They loved smelling the leaves, grass and plants.

I just started sanitizing the alley from the doggie door and the two wood fenced pens. A couple more 'dips' will soon allow these pups access to these areas.

The first temperament test went as expected - a litter full of soft natured puppies. It doesn't seem to change much for me. I tend to plan breeding's for this type of personality. Except for Kelly Green Girl, who has a pinch of extra spunk, they were various levels of soft, softer and softest. Oh well, those of you who want high drive, agility crazy canines will have to look elsewhere as I rarely have that type of puppy.

Miss Rose - 6 lbs. this week. She continues to be the smallest in the litter.

Miss Pumpkin weighed in at 8 and 1/4 lbs. A 2 pound gain in one week - oh my!

Mr. Navy is a WHOOPING 10 lbs.!

Miss Lavender is watching her figure and is 8 lbs. on the dot.

Miss Kelly Green is as well - 8 lbs. for her, too.

Miss Fudge is 7 and 1/4 lbs.

Mr. Spot tips the scales at 8 and 1/4 lbs..

Monday, April 19, 2010

We finally say 'Good Bye' to Cadbury and Rumple's litter.

It was a wonderful litter with some surprises for sure! One, I never expected Cadbury to have 9 puppies; then to have some sizable pups in the litter was educational; and lastly, to have two in the litter that may actually remain chocolate! :+)

The first pup to leave was OLIVER! I think his color will hold for quite some time and that he will go on to be a therapy doodle. :+)

MUDDIE PEARL, was the next one to go. She is at a wonderful Guardian Home and is enjoying Book Club meetings as well as the company of a young miss.

Talking about books, LESTAT du LIONCOURT went to his home to enjoy the 'the graceful life of an historic village'. Meanders into town will be a daily event. A charming life indeed.

NORVILLE is being coddled by a young couple who are amazingly organized. He was picked up on Saturday and already had his appointments to meet his doggie walker and trainer on Sunday! WOW!

Not able to wait one moment longer, the 'diva' of the group GRACIE was picked up the day after her second shot. I have been told she enjoys kitchen chores such as 'emptying' the dishwasher much to her owner's dismay!

The largest pup of the group went to a couple that wanted a lap dog. I know that LUCY will be able to keep TWO laps nice and warm. :+)

It took quite some time to decide on a name, but WATSON is a Bostonian now. I am sure he will enjoy the parks and all the city has to offer, including doggie bakeries!

The tiny, soft natured MOLLY went to a lovely family that understands her needs for a gentle approach. She will thrive under their patience and care.

And lastly, BAYLOR was picked up today! He had been waiting patiently for his family and you can see they are soooo delighted to finally get him in their arms. :+)

I want to thank all these lovely families for providing great homes for my special doodles. It warms my heart to know they will be loved and given the best of care. All of you know you can call me at any time with questions or concerns.

:+) Joyce

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Maple's pups are 6 Weeks old!

Wow, I know I am totally surprised they are six weeks already. I guess my life has been somewhat of a blur over the past several weeks!! They are so darn cute and pudgy! They spend a lot of time outdoors in this lovely weather in their special pen. Gosh in a couple more weeks, they will have the entire play area at their disposal.

I think Navy Boy ate the anchor (or every one's dinner!)! He is 8 lbs.!

Miss Lavender looks so dainty next to her big brother Navy! 6 lbs.

Curls are definitely developing all over Miss Fudge who is 5 3/4 lbs. She has a slight under bite that just enhances her adorable face.

Demure Miss Pumpkin is holding her weight for a true medium at 6 1/4 lbs.

Miss Kelly Green reminds me of a school girl with her 'collar' tucked so proper! 6 1/2 lbs.

I keep calling her 'Rosebud' being the smallest in the litter. Love those brows. 4 3/4 lbs.

and Mr. Spot weighs 6 1/2 solid lbs. His eyelashes are to die for.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cadbury's last remaining five.

Things are downright easy at the moment. Gosh, what a difference 4 pups leaving makes!! I still am busy, but somehow it just seems easier.

Here is Gracie lazily chewing a straw.

Watson?? Henry?? Harry?? Biscuit?? Still waiting for a name for Green Boy.

Lucy's eye contact and color continue to amaze all that meet her.

Little Molly is still a cute little sprite always underfoot!

Yep, Baylor taking a whiz. Oops! Sorry Baylor.

Talk about a family portrait!