Sunday, January 29, 2017


We are now in the process of weaning Charlotte from her puppies. As of today, the pups are being fed a mush three times per day and Charlotte's meals have been reduced to just a normal feeding of food in the am and pm. She no longer is with the pups during the night, so they look forward to their morning meal!

Hopefully, by the onset of the weekend, Charlotte will be back home with her guardians - her task being completed.  :+)

Accordingly, the pups' litterbox has also been switched to their permanent one which has potty pellets in it and now becomes my full time job to clean up potty messes. Charlotte has been the most 'Supreme Clean Mommy' and I sure hope I can fill her boots! Ha, ha.

Silver Belle would rather be playing than having her pic taken.  5 lbs.

Holly Berry was such a sport about her photo session this week. 5 lbs.

Missy Toe is bright and cheery after her snooze. 4  7/8 lbs.

Ebenezer wishes he had 40 more winks. 5  1/4 lbs.

Friday, January 27, 2017


Spring should welcome a litter from Hazel x Bo Didley if all goes well. I traveled to Western Massachusetts for Hazel's rendezvous.

This Australian Labradoodle litter will produce apricots and blacks in sizes ranging from 15 to 18 inches and 24 to 32 lbs. Pups should be non-shedding with lovely fleece coats.

Hazel Mae is a mini.

Tango Wool Bo Didley is a medium.

Those interested in this litter need to be open to both colors; if not, you should continue looking for other breeders that have your color choice. I don't expect any litters again until some time this fall.

I do plan to keep a female puppy from this mating for a local guardian placement.

UPDATE:  Hazel and Bo had two rendezvous that put smiles on their furry faces. I have to say Bo Didley is a stunning male with a gorgeous, black wavy fleece coat that is soft and luxurious. As you may know, black is my favorite doodle color and I sure hope others enjoy my penchant for this glorious shade!  I expect pups to have charcoal button noses, soft wavy fleece and social temperaments.  Bo is the 'greeter' at a bed and breakfast in Westfield, Massachusetts. He is such a gentleman. :+)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The pups enjoy the PlaySkol 2-Stepper.

I thought I would try the slide in their pen not knowing if they would be strong enough to enjoy it but the pics tell the story!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A new 'label' for clients regarding TRAINERS.

I just received this link: from a pet owner who claims this trainer is remarkable for families with children in the Boston area. So, I will continue to add links to this label in hopes my future and existing clients who require services in this area will check it out.

Thank you Amy for sharing!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pics sent to me by our visitors last weekend. THANK YOU!

I did do some editing to reduce size and added frames.

Also, they are needing more space so I added some and switched some things around - adding new stuff for them to 'socialize' with.

An 'ariel' view of the changes.

Some snuggled immediately with their new friend, Mr. Frog who has cuddled many previous litters.

There is always one that travels a different path. :+)

Me playing with pups.

Monday, January 23, 2017


We had several visitors come over this past weekend to view and handle Charlotte's pups. One family on Daisy's list came to meet her.  Daisy Mae is expecting pups around Valentine's Day.

I have to share this pic that was sent to me. It truly reflects Daisy's sweetness and a mom's excited anticipation of having their family pet soon.  Daisy was perfectly willing to be hugged, cuddled and patted. She eventually snuggled into this lady's lap.  I adore Daisy's wonderful compliant temperament.  :+)

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Well, now the fun begins! The pups are more animated, can see/hear fully and are wanting to explore. Many times a day, I see Gunny and Daisy standing by their pen to give the pups kisses as they try to poke their faces through. Charlotte does not mind a bit. :+)

They are still learning where to go potty consistently, but are doing very well overall. They know my voice now and begin to wag their tails when I go into their pen. This always makes me smile. :+)

Silver Belle at 4 wks weighs 4 1/4 lbs.

So does Holly Berry.  Four wks. and 4 1/4 lbs.

Ebenezer is 4 weeks and the heaviest at 4 1/2 lbs.

Missy Toes, like her sisters, is also 4 1/4 lbs. at four weeks.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The weekend of Jan 21 and 22, the pups will be four weeks.

Although still a bit early, this is the time that I begin scheduling visits to meet the pups under strict supervision. So, please adhere to the following requirements:

  • Please be on time for your appointment; otherwise, you may infringe on another's time.  I schedule approximately 30 minutes per family and only two to three visits per day. The pups are still quite young and immature. They can only deal with short segments. They still sleep most of the day. Children must sit on the floor to hold pups and use 'inside voices'. Although I provide a pad to protect your clothing, expect puppy 'mistakes'.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind dog prints on. You must meet and greet my adults here prior to visiting with pups.
  • You will be required to wash hands and remove shoes.
  • No visits to any pet stores - please leave your home and come directly to mine to prevent picking up any 'bugs'.
Remember, these pups are still infants and require numerous naps. They may also be quite nervous with new voices and smells of strange people. Don't be alarmed, it is a normal reaction for this young age. Some will settle while others will screech and squirm. As they grow, they become more comfortable with the handling and then totally enjoy being with visitors. Everything in moderation!

At the moment, I have a family scheduled for 3 pm on Sunday, Jan 22nd.

:+)  Joyce

Monday, January 16, 2017


Daisy and I went to the vets this afternoon for her ultra sound to see if her mating with Keefer was successful - it was!!  :+)  My vet feels there are at least six babies growing!  Of course, an x-ray will tell me a more exact number but that won't be until she is close to whelping.  At least I know have confirmation she is indeed pregnant.  Big smiles here.  :+)

Daisy is a medium size girl with a fantastic temperament. Her hair/fleece combo coat is so easy to maintain.  She loves to snuggle and be right by your side all the time. She has the prettiest prance in my dogie pack. :+)

Sunday, January 15, 2017


They are emerging from neonates to little puppies now. Just this morning I found them realizing they 'see' each other and are beginning to mouth little ears and feet. It is adorable to watch as they explore each others parts! Too funny.

The pups see and hear pretty well now and enjoy trying to 'wobble' about in their area. It will take this week for them to become quite comfortable in the pen surroundings. I took out their green oval bed a few days ago. It secluded them from a lot which they needed at the time. Now, they have a crib bunting just to be cautious about chilly air coming in from the dogie door that is used multiple times during the day and night. When four weeks of age, their bodies can acclimate to temperature changes well and they will seek warmth or coolness at will.

Charlotte continues to be an excellent mom - doing her duties and then romping with her girlfriends outdoors.  :+)

 Snuggle time.

Love the little Missy peeking out from Charlotte's ear.

Holly at 3 weeks weighs 3.6 lbs.

Ebenezer is a solid 3.8 lbs.

Silver Belle was quite comfortable on the stuffed chair. 3.7 lbs. She is actually a caramel.

Missy Toe is the smallest pup at 3.4 lbs. Missy is a caramel too - she and her sis above will have liver pigment.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


A couple of puppy buyers have asked me for the actual pick up day for Charlotte's pups. It is the weekend of March 25 or 26 - OOPS! INCORRECT - IT IS FEB. 25TH!. I can never pinpoint dates until pups have been born and vet checked, so when I first post a litter, dates are tentative.

If this happens to be an issue due to planned vacations, etc., I suggest you move to another future litter or hire a trainer to work with your puppy while you are gone. If that is not acceptable, I am happy to help you find another puppy from another breeder that will fit your schedule better. Yes, I will refund your deposit in full.

Otherwise, as we get closer, I will ask all of you which day works best and what time is preferable. I really do prefer a group pick up as it provides a time for all of us to meet and talk a bit, exchange emails and then participate in a question and answer period that benefits all. I do go over all the paperwork in your packet and take an individual picture of your family with the new companion. Most of the time, it takes less than two hours but I am always available for more help if necessary.

Please take time to read over the contract/warranty on my website and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Pick Up day is when we both sign the contracts.

Do you think they are eating enough??

Sunday, January 8, 2017


The pups and Charlotte love the move to the Pup Room. All are so content which makes me very happy.

During the first two weeks of life, I weigh each of them every day to be sure they are gaining. These pups are blimps. Each is growing hardy and fat. No one cries because of hunger or chill. From now on, I will weigh once a week on picture day which is Sundays. :+)

For this week's prop, I created a 'snow' scene with a sleigh as we had new snow last night and it seemed fitting.  :+)

Except Missy Toe, the pups have white tipping on their toes, chin and chest.

Silver Belle - 2 lbs. 10 ozs. Eyes opened yesterday.  :+)

Holly -  2 lbs. 8 ozs. She opened her eyes on Day 10!

Ebenezer - 2 lbs. 10 ozs. Eben is not ready to peek at the world yet.

Missy Toe - 2 lbs. 7 ozs. She is hibernating too!

Pups generally open their eyes between 10 and 15 days of age but some are early and others late. There is no association with any eye issues as to when they open.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pups have been moved!

Although I had some computer issues yesterday, they have been resolved so now I can post a couple of pics of the pups' new digs. :+)

Charlotte is very happy to have lots of flexibility for coming and going and the pups adjusted to the area smoothly. I am always happy to have more space under my feet when I move the pups out from under my desk!

It is a proven fact that pups do best when they can enjoy some sunlight and the pup room is full of sunshine by early morning which puts everyone in a good mood. Charlotte can jump the barrier easily to attend her pups and my other girls love to peek over it and gaze at the new furry bodies with envy. Gunny is especially funny as she 'cherkles' with excitement at viewing the pups. Very cute. This morning, I found Daisy WITH Charlotte in the pen together checking out the pups. Charlotte is a very agreeable mom and allowed the sensitive (and admiring) Daisy in without any issues. I think Charlotte was 'showing off' her brood to Daisy.  :+)

All the dogs go in and out the dogie door in the pup room to potty or just play around, so lots of action for the pups to be exposed to which helps desensitize them to noise and activity. I also keep the tv on quite a bit for new sounds and voice exposure. I did keep the heat pad in a portion of the pen and put a large red Elmo stuffed animal for them to cuddle with when Charlotte is not with them. They seem to like it a lot. The room has a radiant floor and a ceiling corner heater so they will always have a comfortable environment. We also have a generator in case of storms, etc., so I never have to worry about them getting chilled.  Enjoy the pics!

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Yup, ADNE sure rung in the New Year! Charlotte's pups are thriving 'bigly' and will soon move to the puppy room.  I expect by Tuesday or Wednesday, they should be ready for more light. I like them to be there before they begin to open their eyes so it is a gentle adjustment.

Here are the darlings at one week of age.

Missy Toe is 1.8 lbs. today.

Holly is the same as Missy at 1.8 lbs. 

Silver Belle is the heaviest at 1.12 lbs.

Ebenezer is 1.11 lbs. at one week.