Monday, October 31, 2016


As posted, today the Nellie litter went to the eye vet and did super! They were excellent in the car and enjoyed their ride in the puppy buggy.  :+) A little boy kept them company as we waited our turn and they all did well with the exams.

Once we were home again, I fed them and let them out for a bit. Since they are being spayed, neutered and microchipped tomorrow - baths were given. It was their first bathing experience as well as an introduction to the hair dryer. Again, they all did remarkably well.

On Thursday, they will have their incisions checked and be given their first vaccines - a Parvo virus and a Distemper shot. Saturday, they will all go home.

In the meantime, Tate's litter is also getting their temperament tests tomorrow (while Nellie's litter is at the vets), and I will be taking care of all the paperwork for their booklets the rest of the week.

Welcoming the Halloween Day Festivities is TATE#2 X EMMETT GROUP AT 7 WEEKS.

Having 'older' half siblings has really given a boost to this group. They have a large family to interact with and learn from. :+)

This is a quieter group overall but not without plenty of wrestling, tugging, chasing and curiosity. Their temperament testing will be tomorrow so a phone call will be coming your way at some point during the day! Very exciting!

Enjoy these cute pics of pirates and witches!!

Rose Girl at 7 weeks and 5 lbs.

Green Boy weighs 4  1/4 lbs. this week.

Hefty Orange Boy is 6  1/8 lbs. at 7 weeks.

Yellow Boy is 4  1/2 lbs. today.

'Mini Mouse' Black Girl is just about 3  3/4 lbs at 7 weeks of age.

If there was ever a 'Johnny Debb' pirate doodle, Brown Boy is it. Weight is 5  3/4 lbs.


Wow! Next weekend they will be going home to their new owners!

Today, they will be traveling to my Ophthalmologist for their eye exams. Please know that this is not to see if they have '20/20' vision but to rule out any diseases of the eye. There are small eye conditions at this age that include Distichiasis (extra eyelashes), Persistent Pupillary Membranes aka PPM's that are little dots in the eye or Epethelials which show up as 'tiny oil patches in the developing eye. All these are benign issues and do not impact their vision at all. Many of them go away as the pup ages.

It will be interesting to see how they do in the car as this is a 45 minute trip one way!

This week both litters use the dogie door extremely well and have at least three sessions a day of free time to go in and out at their leisure. They love being outdoors and take full advantage of the 'social time'.

Here they are in their Halloween neckerchiefs!  BOO!

LUNA - Teal Girl at 8 weeks. 6  3/4 lbs.

ABBY - Red Girl at 8 weeks.  6 lbs.

COCO - Phantom-Sable Girl at 8 weeks.  6  1/4 lbs.

SUNNY (Pink Girl) at 8 weeks.  4  1/2 lbs.
FINN (Blue Boy) at 8 weeks.  4  3/4 lbs.

JONNIE CACHE (Purple Girl - Guardian Home) at 8 weeks  4  3/4 lbs..

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


This morning my trainer, Sue, came over to do temperament testing of the above litter. Happily, all the pups did so great and Sue was so, so pleased.

Every single pup went into the training area with their tails up and wagging and proceeded to cruise around the room investigating the toys and obstacles. None showed any shyness or cowered in a corner. Dropping the cupcake metal pan only had them stop briefly to check it out. Some grabbed a toy and ran around with it while others preferred to be on Sue's lap. What a great bunch!

Assignments as follows:
  • Red Collar Girl - Abby will be welcomed by the Levangie Family and their current dog.
  • Pink Collar Girl - The Hallinan Family will be coming from California to pick up Sunshine aka 'Sunny'.
  • Teal Collar Girl - The Xydaki Family is thrilled to have Luna.
  • Blue Collar Boy - Finn will be joining another family dog at the Starzec Family.
  • Purple Collar Girl - Jonnie Cache will be joining her guardian home family in NH.
  • Phantom/Sable Girl - Coco will be going to the Higgin-Versteeg Family.
Fortunately, all turned out well and I do believe that these pups will be loved and enjoyed by all. Please note that your balances are due and need to be in the mail within a couple of days to be processed by my bank prior to pick ups. Please do not delay, as to do so jeopardizes the release of your pup.

Thank you!

Monday, October 24, 2016


These puppies so enjoy playing with their cousins outside. They follow them all over the place and interact with families visiting happily. By doing this, both Orange and Green Boys, who are rather 'quiet' types are learning to interact much better with both two and four footed 'animals'. :+)

They are wrestling more when in their pens and anxiously peek over the barrier for attention when I am in the room. What a difference a week makes! I keep saying that because it is so true.

Orange Boy - 6 weeks and 5  1/4 lbs.
Rose Girl - 6 weeks and 4  1/4 lbs.

Yellow Boy - Week 6 and 3  3/4 lbs.

Black Girl - Week 6 and 3  1/4 lbs.

Green Boy - Week 6 and 3  3/4 lbs.

Brown Boy - Week 6 and 4  3/4 lbs. (Going to another breeder).


Holy cow, time is flying! The last two weeks are very busy around here with upcoming vet appointments, temperament testing, visitors and paperwork.

Thank you to those who have contacted me regarding preferences, names and group pick up times - it is very much appreciated. Those who have not, please do. :+)

I have posted pics of the families that have been around socializing with the pups this past week and they love having all that company - it is so good for them (and you)!

Today's pics were taken outside for this group. They do love the outdoors and are all using the dogie door flap quite well - even the tiny Black Girl from Tate's litter. She has such heart for the munchkin that she is.  :+)

Purple Girl will be placed in a Guardian Home and weighs 4 lbs. at 7 weeks.

Teal Girl is 5  3/4 lbs. at 7 weeks.

Pink Girl is 4 lbs. at 7 weeks.

Blue Boy weighs 4  1/4 lbs.  at 7 weeks.

Red Girl is hefty like her sis below. 5 lbs. at 7 weeks.

And the biggest pup in the litter is Phantom Girl at 5  1/4 lbs. at 7 weeks.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Couple more pics of visitors and all the pups.

The pups continue to have social time with visitors and I must say 'Thank You' to all that have been scheduling visits!  Here are a couple more.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Some miscellaneous pics of all the puppies (both litters) being enjoyed by a visiting family. :+)

This family so enjoyed patting and hugging 12 pups this afternoon. Enjoy all the love being spread around!

Although you may not be able to pick out twelve pups in the room, trust me - they were out and about chewing fingers and laces. Everyone had so much fun - pups, kids and adults!  :+)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Some misc. pics of Nellie's pups playing outdoors today.

The day was too beautiful to keep them indoors!  I also had Tate's litter outdoors but only took pics of Nellie's.  Enjoy.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Tate's litter is beginning to come out of their shells. I now see them wrestling daily and even hear a little bark every now and then. Overall, they appear to be quite a quiet litter - at least up to now!  :+)

I had them on the floor of the puppy room for a little bit this morning while I cleaned and changed bedding. They did not venture too far at all and were quite happy to be back in their pen when I was done. The difference between the two litters is quite amusing to me. There are boisterous and quiet pups in both and seeing the developmental growth that a week makes is enlightening.

Yellow Boy, such a gentleman.  3 1/2 lbs.

Brown Boy - A rugged boy! 4 1/4 lbs.

Green Boy - A lover, not a fighter. 3 1/4 lbs.

Black Girl - A little butterfly. 2 3/4 lbs.

Orange Boy - The heaviest pup at 4 1/2 lbs. Such a soft coat!

Rose Girl - A very willing subject for the camera. 3 3/4 lbs.


I must say Nellie's pups are thoroughly enjoying going outdoors in the little aisle just outside the pup room door. With the wonderful weather at hand, they scamper up and down the ramp going in and out at will. Right now, I am leaving the door open for easy access. Eventually, I will close the door and they will figure out how to use the little dogie door to go outside.

Their coats are thick and fluffy so as the weather chills, more adventures await them in the large turfed play area.

We have had several visitors this week and the pups love meeting them! Little tails wag and wag as they sniff hands, chomp on shoe laces and enjoy all the attention and pats.

By the end of the week, Tate will return to her guardian home and retire from my program. As with all my retired girls, it is bittersweet. Nellie is already with hers and enjoying all the attention a single doodle gets. :+)

Blue Boy - Still the smallest and soooo sweet! 3 1/2 lbs.

Pink Girl is 3 3/4 lbs. this week and very brave!

Phantom Girl is one of the heaviest (and very friendly) in the litter at 4 3/4 lbs.

Purple Girl weighs 3 3/4 lbs. A dainty, polite little girl.

Teal Girl is the largest and wants attention (and to be held) all the time. Weighs 5 1/4 lbs.

Another armful is Red Girl who weighs in at 5 lbs. She has a gentle spirit.