Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jaxon celebrates Halloween.

Once I got the costume on Jaxon, I knew I would need something very yummy to keep him focused. Jax is not particularly crazy about 'dressing up'. He is looking at me as if to say 'What is your bribe for this get up?'

Jaxon's says, 'Yes, bacon is good!"

Definitely worth it. :+)
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Thursday, October 27, 2011


I can hardly believe that two years have gone by already! Time surely does fly, but I am always surprised when I get an email telling me one of the babies is having a birthday. Over the years, there are quite a few! (Thanks, Lucia!)

So, I hope Lucia, Lexie, Skidder, Liam, Phineas, Benzi and Tug are all getting extra hugs, kisses and well wishes today. :+)

Your mommy will be having her third and last litter in 2012. We are hopeful to breed her next month and then she will retire. I hope to add one of her baby girls to my program. Clara Belle is too sweet to not continue her legacy.

:+) Gram

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

VACCINES, again....!

It is my hope that many of my customers check here every now and again for updates. Vaccines are a huge part of your doodles vet visits and it is my hope that you will read this link and perhaps rethink your yearly vaccine protocol offered by your vet's office.

I know all of you want to do what is best, but sometimes the adage 'less is more' is exactly what needs to be done. As you all know, I am not an advocate of excessive vaccines. I do embrace a holistic approach to most issues and believe that building strong immune systems provides your pet with the best weapons for fighting issues - not vaccines or topical preventatives.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jaxon had a very busy day.

Today was a milestone for our little boy. He had a very important appointment with his Canine Ophthalmologist for his C.E.R.F. eye exam. Good breeding practices for a potential stud require a passing C.E.R.F. exam from a certified canine eye vet. During this exam, the vet looks for eye folds, PPM's (Persistent Papillary Membranes), Distichiasis (extra eyelashes), cataracts and many other issues that can be passed onto pups. Some of these 'dents' have minimal impact while others render the pup ineligible for a breeding program.

Happily, the vet said that Jaxon had 'beautifully healthy eyes - perfect!' Music to my ears for sure!!!

I have to share that Jaxon was such a hit because he is so very, very social to both people and other dogs. So many people (and dogs) came up to him to have some interaction and he loved it. :+) His favorite by far, is to come up to you wagging like crazy and then slump down on the floor to have his belly rubbed. He has this down to an art form.

As you can see, he really worked the room and is totally exhausted.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Jaxon is here!

Late last night, I drove to the Jetport to pick up my new stud hopeful. There was a crate waiting for me on the Continental counter and I almost missed it, because he was so quiet. I took him to the Ladies Room to take him out of the crate and boy did his tail wag! I am assuming it was because he was happy to see me but I do believe it was more because he was out of that tiny crate! Nonetheless, Jax is a VERY social, well tempered, lovely pup and a charmer. :+)

After our vet visit this morning, I took him into our playground and he was so happy to have some freedom!

Here he is sniffing the new Maine air.

He found a stick and happily chewed on it.

Then he found a second prize, a pine cone and pranced delightedly carrying it every which way as if he thought he had to keep his littermates from getting it.

Running full speed with his prize!

The joyfulness of a pup with freedom. :+)

What an adorable face!

Jaxon was also quite interested in the playground obstacle course.

Such a cutie! Loves his pine cones. :+)

............and he loves to steal socks!

I think Jaxon is quite content with his kingdom! He looks like he is surveying it. :+)
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