Friday, June 22, 2018

We may not have pups at the moment, but we are busy, busy!

Maintenance and upgrades are being worked on.  Our house is being repainted and hubby is busy making a new ramp that leads from the pup room to the outdoor playground.  It is time to pressure wash all the pavers and turf for the upcoming litter and to clean all the equipment.  It is nice to have this block of time to get these jobs done.

In the meantime, Daisy is doing great and getting more and more 'round'.  She will have her x-ray soon (week or so) and then it won't be long before pups are here!

Pregnant Daisy with one of our sweet grand-daughters.

Hubby hard at work replacing the old ramp.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Finally, enjoying some downtime. :+)

Right after all the pups were in their homes, our son and his family came to visit for a few days.  We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the chaos that four beautiful granddaughters bring.  Certainly exhausted as four girls 8 years and under are busy, busy, busy!  Thank goodness for our town's playground just up the road. Lots of fun going down slides with babes in my lap and playing chase with the tickle monster (our son).  A visit to the beach (brrrrrr... the water is freezing) but kids and Gramps did not care - they dunked!  Pennsylvania does not offer really fresh lobsters, so they were a must along with some great cheesecake.  A whirlwind for sure but great memories shared.  :+)

Daisy will be due with her babes around July 7th, so I have a bit of a break for three weeks or so.  Then 'all hands on deck' once again!  There is still availability in that litter if it ends up being as large as predicted.

I am not breeding anyone this fall or winter (new prospective breeding doodles not ready yet) so I will embrace my puppy break during the holiday season; however excited about welcoming Maine's summer season! 

Wishing the current new owners fun times with their pups and a safe and enjoyable summer season.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The CHARLOTTE X WYATT Litter have all gone home!

Lincoln met his new family yesterday evening and it was love at first sight!  :+)  The Kingstons have two other ADNE labradoodles and decided to add a third - now they have a cream, a caramel and a chocolate doodle!

Now I can finally post pics of the pups and their new families!

Jaiga Arnold with Brenda!

Deb snuggling with Frosty Staudacher.

Auggie Witherbee with Roz and Jonathan.
Our Saturday pick up group.  Everyone with big smiles!

Sunday morning, the Smiths came to bring Jasper Bear aka Jazzie home.

Last night, Lincoln (Noah), met the Kingstons for a new adventure.

There will always be a few bumps in the road as everyone gets to acclimate to each other but it always smooths out.  I am here to help you along the way and always feel free to contact me for anything.  I wish all these new families lots of sloppy kisses and laughter as they all negotiate puppydom!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lincoln will be going to his new home tonight.

Previously known as "Noah", I will be meeting his family in Portsmouth, NH as he joins two other ADNE doodles - Winston and Ranger.  I am so happy that he has two new 'bros' to be with as Lincoln really likes to be close to other dogs.  :+)

Since he is so good about doing potty every two hours, he gets to be with all the other doodles and loves it.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Charlotte x Wyatt Go Home pics will be posted on Monday night or Tuesday morning!

I had three pick ups today and one for early tomorrow and the last one Monday night.  They will be posted as soon as possible but I want to do it all together rather than adding them.  Stay tuned!

Till then, I am posting this pic of our oldest son, Jebb, playing with the pups earlier today,  :+)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

We are going home this weekend...well..most of us! Charlotte x Wyatt - WEEK NINE!

And... they are becoming rascals!  Full of energy and mischief!  Typical puppies at last.  :+)  I was thankful for the cloudy day as it allowed me to take pics in the afternoon - I had too many errands to run earlier in the day.

They are growing soooo much!  Except for little Jazzie, they are all truly a lapful.  Tomorrow, they will have baths in anticipation of their big day on Saturday.  We want them looking and smelling wonderful.  :+)

All their packets are done and ready for travel.  Whew.

JAIGA!  The only one in a large planting pot because I could not keep up with him.  9 lbs.

LINCOLN aka 'Link' is going to a pet home.  10  3/4 lbs.

JAZZIE!  The resident mini in the litter.  6  3/4 lbs.

AUGGIE!  Bigger than Noah but weighs just a smidgen less at 10  1/2 lbs.

FROSTY!  Sitting pretty as a picture on top of her 'mountain'.  8 lbs.


Daisy and I went to my vet this morning to have an ultra sound to confirm pregnancy - she is pregnant alright - with a minimum of 8 but more than likely more!  Oi, oi, oi!  Not what I was expecting with just one natural breeding!  I guess the stars were aligned and gifted Daisy with a load of fertile eggs and Wyatt with a basketful of sperm!

So happy that I don't have any other girls being bred for a while as I will have my hands full.  Also, grateful that the weather will still be great for lots of outside time for the pups.

Whelping is expected in early July and pups should be going home in mid September.  We certainly have room for more applicants in this litter.  This certainly took me by surprise.  :+)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Intro to a leash.

For a few minutes, I worked with each pup separately using a leash.  They actually surprised the heck out of me!  This was their first time with restrictions.

  • Frosty was totally well mannered and followed my lead to a T.
  • Jaiga was a bouncing, bucking bronco, he was so happy to be in a new place with tons of new smells.  It took a few minutes, but he sat when I showed him a treat and worked really, really hard to keep his front paws down.  A work in progress but a good student.  :+)
  • Auggie actually gathered the leash in his mouth and pranced around like it was a prize.  He finally came to me and sat when offered a treat.  He was easily lead around with a few spurts of 'let's go here' or 'how about there'? Very normal and I was glad to see him want to explore.
  • Jazzie was all about following directions.  Very obedient and willing to learn for that treat!
  • Lincoln put his nose to the ground and was going hither and dither to 'search'.  His nose did not stop!  He also had a collar put on for the first time and could not stop scratching at it.  He settled quickly when I waved a treat in front of that 'nosey' nose!  Walked well once he realized I was at the end of that leash.  :+)
What I did first was put the leash on in the house and carried them out.  I put them down immediately and walked to the little table out on the front lawn and sat down.  I did not call them - just waited for them to make the decision to come to me.  They all did via many different methods - bounding Jaiga, leash in mouth Auggie, scurrying behind me Jazzie, sit and observe Frosty and hunting Lincoln.  All uniquely different methods.  :+)

Once near me I tempted them to sit just using my hand - no words.  Once sitting, I said 'Yes'! in a happy voice and gave them the treat.  Then I grabbed my end of the leash and began walking around.  I would stop every six steps or so and guide them to me using the treat until they were in front of me and sitting.  I did this routine several times with each pup and then put the pup back in the pup area.  None were scared with cars going by and all did very well!  

Thursday, May 31, 2018


It is getting close folks!

Right now, they are all playing in the pup room where it is cool.  Jaiga still needs his e-collar on but so far, Auggie hasn't.  I watch them often, so if Auggie starts going after his incision, it will be put back on his head.

They all ate breakfast with exceptional vigor this morning and enjoyed being outside in the turf area for a bit of play.  They will have lunch soon and then be in the small pen for the afternoon.  It will be cool there as I sprayed it earlier to cool the stones off and to keep it clean.

Visitors for Auggie this afternoon, so the pups all get to enjoy some company.

Would you believe that Lincoln is now the heavyweight in the group?  9 lbs.

Frosty weighs 7 lbs. this week. Does she look like she is praying?.  So demure.

Miss Jazzie needed a booster seat for her photo.  She kept escaping down the slide!  Such a happy girl!  5  1/2 lbs.

Auggie's owners are coming today.  He is 8.7 lbs. of lovable.

Jaiga is the smallest male at 7.2 lbs.  He doesn't look  or act smaller than his bros though!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pups are back home and doing great! (Charlotte x Wyatt)

We had a lot of driving to do today and the initial drive to the vets this morning was somewhat noisy.  They all had something to say.  Maybe they don't like being in the back of the car; or maybe the window view was limited, or better yet - the cushion they were on was not comfortable.  Oi!  However, no pup threw up, salivated or pottied - that made me smile. 

Anyway, once at the vets, they were perfectly happy to run around and pee on the vet's floor. Thank you pups for not peeing on the cushion in the car.  :+)  They had their surgical exam which includes listening to their heart, feeling for patellae displacement, looking into their mouths, ears and a general going over structurally.  Blood will be taken to be sure there are no liver or kidney concerns and they were micro chipped while under the anesthesia.

I picked them up around 3:45 pm and the ride home was much more quiet as they were still a bit sleepy.  Each was brought in the house individually to eat a small amount of food, offer water and the boys' had soft e-collars put on because they were wanting to lick their surgical site.  So far, the girls are being good.  Noah was NOT a happy camper being the only one here and gave me an earful!  He was very happy when his siblings arrived.  All is well.

My 'motley' crew!
Right around 7 pm, I will let them outdoors to eat their dinner and potty.  By 8 pm, they will be back into the Pup Room for the rest of the night.  They will then be in the small pen outdoors because it has limited space for running or jumping.  I don't like to keep them inside if  the weather is nice. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A few pics today before they go for their surgeries tomorrow.

It certainly was a hot day here today after having very 'chilly' weather for a bit!  The pups enjoyed resting under the pup room fan, sleeping in the shady pen outdoors and also the freedom of running around on the turf.

I just took some random pics of them for you to peruse.  :+)

'Lunch was delicious, thanks!'

'Is there air conditioning out here?  I am hot!'

'Just relax and stay chill.'

'I need to find some shade.'

'I'm not hot, are you hot Blue Ball?'

"Where IS my fan?"

'It is TOO hot to wrestle, guys!'

'This heat makes me sleepy'.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Temperament Testing is finished.

Several of you were contacted via the phone and were pleased with your assignment.  All pet pups have now been happily placed.

The entire litter, as a whole, received accolades from my trainer.  Fine tuning each pup for my clients was a bit more of a challenge as it always is.  Mother Nature is not always kind or fair and someone will always be disappointed but I am not working with stuffed animals - REAL puppies require a thoughtful and careful thought process.  Selling puppies is not my 'business'; placing pups in quality, loving homes is.

Puppy assignments:
  • Yellow Collar Female to the Staudacher Family. Named Sundog's Mighty Frosty aka Frosty.
  • Red Collar Male to the Witherbee Family officially named August Grant-Witherbee - better known as "Auggie" 
  • Choc/Wht. Male assigned to the Arnold Family - His name is Jaiga pronounced 'Jay Ga'.
  • Pink Collar Female - placed with the Smith Family. Her name is Jasper Bear aka Jazzie.
  • Brown Boy has been assigned to the Kingston Family.  His name is Lincoln.
I know many people are away or visiting family on this holiday weekend!  Wish the weather was better.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


As the week to pick up ramps upwards, I was out early this morning capturing the right sunlight for this week's pics.

The pups are up early - about 5:30 am and ready to begin their day!  I am still pretty sleepy at that time and get them outdoors to run around a bit while I get their breakfast doled out.  I now feed them in separate bowls instead of the 'flying saucer pan' that they shared.  Amazingly, all of them eat their serving without too much jostling. I will also post pics later of them getting some socialization with a family. 

Besides having visitors, the pups love it when Gunny goes out to play with them.  She really shows them who is boss and how to show respect - a valuable lesson for young pups.

Red Boy - The heartiest  and biggest of the litter.  Weighs 8 lbs today.  He loves to eat!

Yellow Collar Girl is 6 lbs. today. Looking more and more like her daddy. Loves to play but is very respectful and sweet.

The mini in the litter.  So 'clown-like' and adorable.  Pink Collar Girl weighs 5  1/4 lbs.

Choc/Wht. Parti Boy is 6  1/4 lbs. of solid muscle.  Curious and playful - loves to wrestle.

Noah Wylie weighs 7  3/4 lbs. The name Noah means 'comfort'.  He is very generous with this quality.
Guardian Home candidate.

Later in the afternoon, visitors came and enjoyed spending about an hour patting and holding pups as they went from person to person anticipating gentle hands and soft kisses.  :+)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Just enjoying the playground and beautiful weather! (Charlotte x Wyatt)

We have a lot going on here with some 'rejuvenation projects' both inside and outside.  The pups are hearing sanders, chop saws, tractors and hammers banging.  Amazingly, they still take naps outside in their small pen during the mayhem.

When refreshed, they take to the toys and each other!

I brought out a small tub and put in about 3" of water.  Pups were interested, but Pink Girl thought it was a great big bowl to drink from!

Brown Collar was not sure about those plastic balls.

They love these tires.

Yellow takes after her mom with balls.

This girl likes squeaky toys!

Parti Boy likes wrestling.

I love that this rope unfurled as it gives several pups a good tug toy!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Charlotte says 'Goodbye' to her babies.

Charlotte has enjoyed her stay here at ADNE but it was time for her to return to her guardians who are very happy to have her back.  This was Charlotte's last litter and her contract has been completed and she could not have done a better job.  :+)

Very happy all went well with the delivery, feeding, raising and weaning of this litter.  Soon the pups will be with their families.  Are you prepared??

'See ya later, little ones!'  I am off to retirement!

We also had visitors today that the pups enjoyed very much, especially Brown Collar Boy.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SIX WEEKS - Charlotte x Wyatt litter.

We now have a bunch of little doggies rolling, jumping, hopping and tripping you wherever you walk.  You really can't take a step without a 'puppy bodyguard'!  :+)

They spend a lot of time outdoors playing and napping.  I feed them outdoors too on different surfaces so that they are very versatile with what and where they have food.  I have just started sprinkling Life's Abundance on top of their wet food so that their digestive juices begin to recognize it.  In about a week or so, they will be eating Life's Abundance exclusively.  Be sure to go to my AnnaBlog link to order this food for your pup!  You want to be sure it is there BEFORE puppy comes home.  Also, don't forget to purchase your Snuggle Puppy (online only).

Brown Collar Boy - 6  1/2 lbs.
Hoping this boy joins my program in a guardian home setting.  If anyone is interested, please contact me.
I would still like him to be included in your preferences just in case I change my mind!

Pink Collar Girl is the smallest pup.  She barely makes the needle move past 4 lbs.
It would be great if a customer would allow me to have just one litter with her. A savings to you!
Pink Girl is sweet, curious, smart and has great eye contact.  A social butterfly is a good description of her. 

Yellow Collar Girl is 5 lbs. this week.  You can already see her color changing to a 'lavender'.
She could also be developing the same 'elegant' greying that her daddy has.  Why is it people think men look so
distinguished when their grey hairs show up; but women are considered 'dowdy'?  I have never understood this.

Robust Red Collar Boy is tied with his bro below at 6  1/2 lbs.  His coat is dense, lush and soft as cotton.
He is a quiet sort of guy.  Loves to cuddle and be cuddled.  When tired from all the activity,
he just finds a quiet place and takes a nap!

Choc/Wht Parti Boy is a glutton like his bro above.  Weighs 6 1/2 lbs. When I pick him up from
a meal, his tummy feels like a sack of grain - heavy!  He loves to play though and
is usually a willing partner for most anything.  

Thanks for the puppy socializing, Roz!

As always, the pups love it when visitors come to give them lots of attention.  Pats, kisses, belly rubs, cuddling all make them so happy.  Of course, there is some nibbling but they ARE puppies!  Keeping shoes, boots, toys and precious belongings off the floor will curtail that in time.  I would also not allow nibbles on fingers - cute now, not so cute later.  :+)

Regarding Yellow Collar Girl - I wanted to put up this pic of the litter's daddy to clue clients as to how she will change.  My best guess is that she will most definitely favor Wyatt with the manner of how her coat color will change. What I can't guarantee is IF she will actually turn to lavender which is a clearer color that changes the entire body.

This is Wyatt and you can see how his face changed but not his body so much.

This is Wyatt and you can see how the color on his face is both grey and chocolate.  His body is still a light brown.

This is Rumple and he is a lavender.  He was chocolate but diluted all over to this shade.

Chocolates are a variety of colors in the brown range from deep brown, to a cafe which is like a brown with a 'frosting' of silvery grey hairs to a lavender that almost has a 'bluish/silver hue'.  No breeder can guarantee what version any chocolate pup will mature to. 

I just want everyone to know this can happen so there are no surprises!