Monday, September 17, 2018

The most interactive toys are not expensive at all.

This is a plastic gas funnel that you can get at any Dollar Tree Store.  Along with a braided rope toy snaked through it and knotted at the end, you have hours of entertainment!

Icy and Bella Rue play with this toy constantly - one always has a head in the funnel end while the other grabs the rope hanging out the other end.  Between tugging, pawing at the funnel, chewing either side or just playing 'Catch Me, If You Can', this inexpensive and fun toy is always a hit!

We are keeping our paws crossed that Icy will finally go home to her owners tomorrow.  We are scheduled to meet her Flight Nanny at the Manchester Airport.  We are suppose to get lots of rain and thunderstorms (of course!), so there is always a chance of a last minute cancellation. 

I know Bella Rue will miss her friend greatly but her family is anxious to have her home and I am anxious to start on Bella's social and training schedule!  Send us good vibes for a safe trip tomorrow, please.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

An Icy & Bella Rue saga.

Great day today, so I got out my puppy carriage and prepared to take both pups for a walk in it.  I love this carriage and try to use it as often as possible. 

Here is how their conversation went:

'Icy, this room has funny windows.'

'Oh..wait, there is a second floor but I don't know where we are!'

'Icy, come see!'
'Oh, this IS better.'

'Oh, ya... this is really cool! ' 

'The 'rooms' keep changing and there are some things that.....

'What is that? grrrrr...  'I don't know Icy but...

I think I am going to hide.'  'Don't worry, Bella, I will protect you!'

'Awww, I wasn't REALLY afraid, Icy!'

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence has really messed things up....but

Both Icy and Bella Rue are quite content as we all patiently wait for flights to be able to get to the East Coast.  From what I can tell, Maine should be getting hammered with rain on Tuesday - something like three inches.  When I think of the thirty inches of rain  the Carolina's are getting, I am embarrassed to complain!

Today, I took the pups outside to the front yard where there is real grass, dirt and bushes.  They had fun with both my elderly Annabelle and mommy, Daisy.  :+)

Elderly Annabelle still enjoys the antics of puppies, bless her dear heart.

Daisy playing with Icy and Bella butting in.

Icy has such terrific 'rear angulation'. 

Icy likes the grass.

Hmmm..are you looking for some roughage, Icy?

Adorable face.  :+)

The sisters side by side.

Bella Rue's ear just did not want to flip back!

Wish this pic of Bella Rue was less blurry.  Darn!

WAHOO! Let's play!

Both had muddy paws and were ready to take a nap in the pup room.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

BELLA RUE - Guardian Home Candidate!

Well, the whole litter is ten weeks today but I only had to take pictures of one pup that is still available for a home.

Bella Rue is an awesome puppy and I hope will be placed soon; but waiting for a wonderful home is more important than 'any' home.  It always seems to work out and I expect it will this time as well.

Bella has a compliant nature like her mom, Daisy.

Very willing to be put almost anywhere and not be frightened.

Here she is sitting atop of a fake rock 3 feet up and staying as I snap a pic.

Bella Rue has a gorgeous fleece, soft coat and a gentle nature.  I love that she also inherited her mom's 'prancing' walk.  Bella means beauty/beautiful and Rue is an herb described as 'graceful'. Bella Rue embraces her name to a 'T'.  :+)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Watching with immense interest.....

Due to the hurricane and over booked planes, Miss Icy is still here keeping Bella Rue company.  They play so well together and are also learning how to behave with the adults here.

I have begun grooming my adults which has been sorely ignored when I had the ten pups.  These two just hang around and watch what I am doing or nap.  Very easy keepers.  :+)

Today, my husband is closing our pool and these two were fascinated with the goings on.  There could not be any two pups more different from each other on the coat spectrum!  Fortunately, there are plenty of people who love the easy care 'Wyatt' coat combined with a fantastic temperament.  My  'flat - coated' Australian Labradoodles were a huge hit with my customers, vets and general public.  A 'wash n wear'  Labbish coat is very much appreciated by active families - especially when it is non to minimal shedding!

Icy on left and Bella Rue on right.  :+)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Going Home Pics for the Daisy x Wyatt Litter (Will be updated when the last of them are home!)

Saturday, most of the pups were in the arms of their owners.  We had a perfect day for puppy pick up and everyone that was here had the opportunity to exchange emails to keep in touch.  Thankfully, one of the owners has already created a FB Page so all of you can share stories.  Thank you, once again Liz!  :+)

I also had a pick up on Sunday and again on Monday.  I was also suppose to go to Manchester Airport to bring little Icy to her Flight Nanny, but it was cancelled.  I am now on standby to see when we might be able to finally get Icy to Arizona!

Tonight, I should get a photo from Dante's owners so I will be adding to this group a bit later tonight.  Unfortunately, I still don't have a guardian home for Bella Rue, but she can be added any time and she and Icy are enjoying lots of interactions with mommy, Daisy.

Spot on time was the Schmitt Family to pick up Rosie!  I am told William and Rosie are inseparable.

Happy to add a second ADNE doodle to their family are the Fiesehers!  Thanks for your belief in ADNE.

Chomping at the bit to pick up Liberty Belle, Carol & Alan are thrilled with their girl.  :+)

Cool, calm and collected attract each other...thus Genevieve fits right in with the Lewis Family.

Oh, I see some 'dress up' going on with the Tzitzon girls!  Winston is a gem and would willingly participate. 

What a lucky girl Pippi is...there will be four adults that will lavish all kinds of attention on her.

Another family getting a second ADNE doodle!  Coco and Luna will keep the Xydaki's busy.

Jorge & James with Dante'.  Thanks for the pic guys!!  :+)

Icy's pic here soon, I hope!

Finally Bella Rue's.

Tonight! UPDATE!

I will NOT be leaving soon to go to the Manchester Airport to delivery Icy to her 'Flight Nanny'.  The flight has been cancelled.  Oi!  So now I am back on 'stand by' until a flight can be arranged.

Dante was just picked up and on his way to Boston.  So, Bella Rue will have company for a bit longer. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

BELLA RUE is looking for a guardian home!

This lovely pup has it all - fantastic wavy, non shedding fleece coat; a fun and loving temperament; great eye focus and a social personality.  Bella will be about 27 lbs. at maturity.

I am looking for the following:

  • a family/person that has had some dog experience is a plus
  • fully fenced in yard makes it easier on potty training - not that I would nix anyone preferring to use a leash with many walks
  • someone who works from home, is retired, a stay at home person or works part time
  • has a flexible schedule for appointments, etc.
  • a communicator (we will need to talk often when she is coming into heat, etc.
  • lives close to North Berwick, Scarborough, Eliot, Lyman, Kennebunk in Maine or Rochester, NH.  My preference is within an hour of my location in North Berwick, Maine
  • LOVES DOGS (and training!)
If you are searching for your next companion, please email or give me a call.  Contact info is on the Home Page of my website with a synopsis of what a guardianship entails.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Daisy x Wyatt litter have begun to go home!

I will post the family pics Monday once Dante and Coco are picked up.

Today the first to go home was Rosie.  Her family was in Africa just a few days ago yet were here right on time to pick her up.  The boys were very excited to meet her knowing she would be traveling with them for another grueling 7+ hour trip to their home.  I am hoping that Rosie will be a good girl tonight so this family can finally have a decent night's sleep!

Then Isaac Newton's owners arrived to take their second boy home from me.  Einstein is now about 11 years old and I hope will enjoy his new 'brother'.

Arriving an hour early was Liberty Belle's 'parents'.  I did not mind as the entire morning was moving along quite well!

Then the final three families for today arrived and we had a nice chat as we went over the booklets.  We all enjoyed watching the pups play outdoors before being packed into their cars for the trip home.  I adjusted harnesses for Genevieve, Pippi and Winston and finally took pics of each one as they left for their new lives.

Tomorrow morning, Coco will be going home.  Dante' will be picked up on Monday morning and Icy, will be around a couple more days as her owner and flight companion make arrangements for me to meet them at one of our airports.  Dante and Icy will then be added to the picture post.  Both will keep Bella Rue company as I wait for a hopeful guardian for her.

Cute pics coming Monday!

NOTE!  A FB page for this group was started by Pippi's family.  If you wish to be a part of it, please go to this link:   Thanks Liz!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

What a beautiful morning!! (Wyatt x Daisy - WEEK 9)

The pups were so happy to be outdoors again albeit in the small pen.  Amazingly, some of them love to get on the swing in there and they are happy as clams.

They were excellent as I took their 9 week pics (below) and I am able to get this posted this morning - a feat in itself!  :+)

All the incisions are looking great - tight, clean, no redness or swelling.  I shall do my best to keep it that way.

Isaac Newton weighs 6.8 lbs.

Athletic Dante weighs a whooping 10.1 lbs.

Sweet Miss Coco is 6.7 lbs.

Busy Body Rosie weighs 7.9 lbs.

A gentleman through and through  - Winston weighs 6.6 lbs.

Ha!  'Ready World? cause I'm Comin'! - Pip at 4  3/4 lbs.

Gentle Genevieve at 6.1 lbs.

Liberty Belle (loves to take pictures!) is 8.9 lbs. of muscle!

Bella Rue weighs 7 lbs. - Guardian Home Candidate

Snuggly Icy!  Weighs 6.8 lbs.

This was the group this morning after I released them from the 'crates'.  They were fed breakfast and then put in this pen for the day.  It is such a perfect one to enjoy both sun and shade.  They certainly feel well enough to play but it is a limited space so those surgeries will not be taxed.
Neither Bella Rue nor Pipsqueak had surgeries.  Bella Rue because she is a breeding hopeful and little Pippi won't have surgery until she is around 5 lbs. or so.  You can see that I had to put a higher fence in because of Dante's 'gymnastics' but he has decided this one is not a climbing wall.  :+)

I just love that Liberty Belle enjoys the swing so much.  She is on it a lot and she makes it swing to boot!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Surgeries are done! (Wyatt x Daisy)

The day started out early with our ride to the vets once again.  This time on empty stomachs!  I expected a lot of complaining because of their lack of breakfast but they were great.

We arrived and the vet techs went right to work on taking weights (to know how much anesthesia each pup would need) and then off to do blood work to be sure they would each be safe to go under anesthesia.

It was around 5:30 pm when I picked them up - some a bit woozy; a couple a bit sore but otherwise happy to go home.

Once home, I gave each one a bit of food to eat and put them in the small pen outdoors to relieve themselves and have some fresh air.  Then, indoors for the night.  Tomorrow, they will all feel like themselves and want to wrestle and play.  I will need to keep them in the small pen so they have less room to romp.  They WILL be unhappy but will settle eventually as they enjoyed the freedom to go in and out.  Unfortunately, Dante can now climb that fence and does so routinely, so I need to put up a higher fence so contain him!!

Here are a few prior to their surgery.

Now they are in their 'crates' for the evening.

Until pick up day, the pups will be divided into groups but switched up each night.  This introduces them to a 'crate setting'.  It certainly does not mean in any way, they are 'crate trained'!!!

I know you will be in for some yowling for the first few nights - maybe get some ear plugs??

Thankfully, all the pups are doing well and tomorrow is a new day.  I am always so happy when 'Surgery Day' is done and all my furbabies are back home safe.