Thursday, February 28, 2019

Five surgical patients are home! (Daisy x Thaddeus)

They all did very well and the incisions are beautiful - tight, clean and precise.  So far, no one needs a cone due to licking the site but that can change!

I brought each one in individually, gave them some food and water and placed in a crate.  They are crated with a buddy patient.  They are in good spirits but a bit 'ticked off' about not being able to interact together as a group.  It will be a bit 'musical' for a couple of hours.

It is very important to me to have blood work done prior to going under surgery because it can pick up inconsistencies that may prevent surgery.  It is very common for a pup to have low levels of one thing or another due to fasting or not taking up enough water.  I don't worry about 'levels' if my vet is not worried.  YOU don't need to worry either!  Pediatric surgery is very different from adult surgeries.  :+)

Fenris and Ginger are bunking together.

Zoe, Dolly and Molly are sharing a space.

The rest of the crew have their turn tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Eye Exams and Surgeries.

Today the ten pups and I took a trip to Portsmouth, NH for their eye exams.  They did beautifully.  Dr. Cassotis, the Canine Opthalmologist commented on what a great group they were.  I love to hear that.  :+)

Once home again, lunch was served and  the afternoon was spent giving the five sugical candidates a bath for tomorrow's spays and neuter.  Black, Purple, Pink, Fudge girls and Blue Boy will be at my vets all day tomorrow.  The rest go in on Friday.  After surgeries, the pups are held by the many vet techs to sooth and comfort each pup.  By the time I pick them up late in the afternoon, many times they are ready to wrestle.  It is my biggest challenge to prevent that from happening, so the pup room is re-arranged into smaller pens with just 2 or 3 pups in them.  It is more 'crate-like'.  This set up introduces them to a crate setting.  I also start feeding them individually as well - no more 'family style' eating.  This 'introduces' them to both the crate and eating from their own bowl in preparation for joining your home.

While the first five are at the vets, I will bath the other five and just about be done with that when it is time to pick up the patients.  Busy times!

Vet techs patting and kissing pups at Port City Vet Clinic where we were for their eye exams.

PICK UP DAY(s) - Please read!

Several have asked about pick up day times, etc., so I thought I would repost what I have mentioned in earlier posts.

Here is the run down:

 On SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 1 PM - the following families are picking up their pups:
  • D'Anello - Fudge Girl (Dolly)
  • Ksander - Pink Girl (Molly)
  • Carr - Purple Girl (Ginger)
  • Walsh/Harriman - Blue Boy (Fenris)
  • St. Hilaire - Black Girl (Zoe)
On TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH AT 3:30 PM - So far, these two families are scheduled:
  • McCarte - Yellow Girl (Annie)
  • Machemer - Rose Girl (Penny)

 If I find a home for Hobbs (guardian) and Red Boy (pet available), they may be added to either slot.   Bailey will be picked up on a different day.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Vaccine Day! (Daisy x Thaddeus)

I piled all the pups back into the car for their ride to my vet for their check ups and Distemper and Parvo Virus vaccine.  I used my transport buggy to get them into and out of my vet's office.  It was wicked windy today and sometimes their ears and muzzles were being blown all over the place.  Didn't seem to mind them a bit.

Once inside our room, the pups were let out to run around and cause havoc, which they did.  Dr. Berry examined each one and gave them a shot.  None cried or were overly concerned with the vaccine or the examination.

On Wednesday, we pack up again to be examined by the Opthalmologist to be sure their eyes are fine.  This time, they will have a 45 minute drive but this group does not seem to mind car travel at all.  Thank God for small favors!

They are all in there, just some are closer to the back.  When I closed my door, I could see several of them still 'perched' to look out the window as I was driving.  Would have loved to see the faces of drivers behind me.  :+)

This is my travel buggy.  Works quite well!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

WEEK 8! Daisy x Thaddeus

Can you believe it?  In another week, these babies will be going to their homes and the fun begins for each family.  Next week's photos will be of each pup being held by their families - an easy photo shoot for me!  :)

This will be a very busy week for me with vet appointments but it will also be a busy one for you as well.  Here is your checklist:
  • Did you order your Snuggle Puppy yet?  
  • Have you read about pup insurance?
  • What about the Critical Stages of puppy hood?  If you have not done the above, PLEASE read my website under Pup Prep Links!  Don't forget to order food there as well.
  • Puppy proof your house - shoes, plugs, wires all need to be protected from pup's curiosity.  Have a safe zone for your pup when you can't keep your eyes on him or her.  Accidents happen very quickly!
  • Have you checked out a groomer, vet, trainer, friendly dogs to say 'Hello' to your pup?
  • What about if you have to leave in an emergency?  Do you have a plan for daycare or overnight care?
Planning is crucial to peace and harmony for you and your new companion.  :)

ADNE's Force of Hobbit aka 'HOBBS' will be placed in a local guardian home for possible inclusion as a future stud. 
Hobbs is 4  1/2 lbs. and with any luck will be a sire to produce mini pups someday.  He has a very confident, happy personality (force) and is small like a (Hobbit) hence his name.  :)  Please contact me if interested!

FENRIS Harriman (Blue Boy) - 8 lbs of calm sweetness.  'Mello' is his middle name.

MOLLY Ksander!  (Pink Girl).  Easily will become 'The Belle of Boston'!  5  1/4 lbs.

GINGER Carr (Purple Girl).  A perfect combination of  'sweet and playful'.  4  3/4 lbs.

ZOE St. Hilaire (Black Girl) - 5  1/2 lbs.  A soft coat and a soft nature.  She will be adored in her new home.

ANNIE MONTOYA McCarte (Yellow Girl) - All of 4  1/2 lbs.  A little sprite with a playful personality.

BAILEY Schmitt (Orange Boy) 5  1/4 lbs.  Can't wait to hear the stories of Bailey and Rosie (half sister) together!

PENNY Machemer (Rose Girl) -  Penny will so enjoy her three human sisters! A social butterfly.

DOLLY D'Anello (Fudge Girl) - 'Oh please can I have that treat now'?  5  1/2 lbs.

AVAILABLE AS A PET.  Red Boy - 7  1/4 lbs.  Kind, gentle, a bit of shyness so needs a quieter home with adults who understand his soft personality.  He will not be happy in a loud, busy household with small children but will
excel in a home who would love a snuggle buddy with lots of time for exploration and gentle training.
Let him set the pace and you will be rewarded with a 'Man's Best Friend' companion.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Pick up day(s), times

I have surgeries scheduled for spay and neuters on February 28 and March 1st.

So far, I have the following pups scheduled for pick ups:
  • Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm - Dolly Joy D'Anello (Fudge).  Molly Ksander (Pink).  Ginger Carr (Purple). Fenris Harriman (Blue) and Zoe St. Hilaire (Black Girl)
  • Tuesday, March 5 at 3:30 pm - Annie Montoya McCarte (Yellow) and Penny Machemer (Rose).  Any others for this slot?
If anyone cannot make these times, please contact me.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I have two pups available!

Today, I have contacted all buyers with their assignments so am very happy it went well.  Come Sunday, I will post pics of the newly placed pups.

However, I have one gorgeous black male pup available (Red Collar).  I also have decided to keep only one for a guardian home - Green Boy, who I have had my eye on since his birth.

Red Collar Boy will be about 30 lbs. at maturity.  He will make a wonderful companion dog in a quiet adult home.
A gorgeous, easy care, wavy, non shedding coat.

This little beguiling fellow is ADNE's 'Force of  Hobbit'.  His call name is 'HOBBS'!  I always like to give names that exemplify films, books or combinations of them. I think you can figure out that I loved
both the Star Wars movies and the Lord of the Rings books.

Hobbs has a well balanced, confident and social temperament.  Don't let this pic fool you, this guy is the life of the party!
He is a true cuddler, but he won't take up the whole couch!  Will mature to about 22 lbs.

Hobbs is only available to a local Guardian Home placement. 
Please read about Guardian Homes under the Puppy Details Tab.


Working on placements today!

A few of you have been contacted but it takes time and patience to get through all of you.  Hopefully, you are by your phones.

:+)  Joyce

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

When a box is a toy.

Puppies love boxes.  They easily move, make great chewing, are fun for numerous pups and are freely available.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We are back!

It started our a really good day.  It was sunny, the traffic was light, the pups were excellent both going up and coming home with no vomiting, or potty mistakes in the back of my car, we were on time...sounds great, right?  UNfortunately, during the ride my 'tip proof' water bowl somehow leaked and my Canon Camera was left in a puddle.  OUCH!  Of course, it is not working.  Trying to dry it out but I don't think that is going to work.  :+(

This was a new trainer in a new facility and I was sooo impressed!  Not being able to take pics was a double pinch because I was so looking forward to capturing the goings on.  My iphone picked the same time period to do an update (groan) so that was my back up.  Can you believe it?

Lastly, I have to wait for the trainer's 'notes' on each pup, so I probably will not have any assignments for a day or two.  I really did not expect that but nothing I can do.  Hence no assignments today.

I am so sorry to disappoint but I had no idea I would not get notes immediately after the testing was done.  My error in not asking that question.  I assumed and we all know how that goes.

So, please be patient for a day or two.  The good news is, in a couple of weeks, you will get a CD/video of some of the testing for you to enjoy.  This is a nice bonus that this trainer does, but it does take a bit of time to do.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The all important SEVENTH WEEK! Daisy & Thaddeus Litter.

As always, the pups are now enjoying lots of time outdoors even in the cold snow.  Some stay out for about 5 or 10 minutes while others truly enjoy the chilly days.  It has been great to have the sunshine!

Yesterday, I spent a good portion of the day taking pics because I knew today would be so busy with visitors that I would not get them done until late in the evening.  I did get their weights today however.  They are gaining as they should with the two biggest boys (Red and Blue) staying at the top of the charts.

The pups are using the dogie door at their will now and I am finding less and less mistakes.  The litter box is still in their pen and that gets used quite frequently as well.  I love it when they choose to go outdoors for potty though!  I will say it does make a heck of a mess outdoors to clean up and I can't do it during freezing temps, so must wait for a bit of a thaw for clean ups!

This Tuesday, we go for the all important temperament testing and in the afternoon - the greatly anticipated ASSIGNMENTS!  I will call you with the info and need a name at that time.  This is for my paperwork and my vet.  So very important for you to have one picked for a girl or a boy.  I also sent out an email to you with regard to payment via a personal check.

Although Valentine's Day is behind us, February is still the 'Love' month!

ROSE GIRL - 4  3/4 LBS
PURPLE GIRL - 3   3/4 LBS.

BLUE BOY - 6  3/4 LBS.

FUDGE GIRL - 4  1/4 LBS.



ORANGE BOY - 4  1/4 LBS.

PINK GIRL - 4  1/2 LBS.

GREEN BOY - 3  3/4 LBS.

BLACK GIRL - 4  1/2 LBS.

I do have puppies available from this litter.  There are a couple of pups that I am seriously looking at for Guardian Homes as well - a male and perhaps a female.  I always reserve the right to add one or two if they interest me.  Please read about Guardian Homes on the website.  Thanks!

Saturday, February 16, 2019


For those who have not sent in their pup preferences, please do so.  I will be having the pups tested on Tuesday, 2/19 and would like to consider your preferences first when assigning pups.

PLEASE send them to me in a personal email, not here.  Thank you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thank you!

Yesterday's surgery went well yesterday.  Carl is home and comfortable.  A huge difference from his first knee surgery - thank goodness!

I truly appreciate all the well wishes and prayers for a successful operation - it worked!  :+)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

We are SIX WEEKS OLD! (Daisy x Thaddeus)

Unbelievable how much they have grown both physically and mentally.  This past week they now use the dogie door to peek and go outdoors when they desire.  They are also making the decision to go potty in the litter box indoors - don't get too excited, they still make many mistakes when visiting people and playing - but it is a beginning!

They have a larger water bowl and use it to drink from and sometimes shower in. Oops!  Pups will be pups!  People say how much they have gained confidence with visitations and let me know they have lots of teeth now.  Ya, I knew that already.  :+)  They give kisses, play tug, love toes and shoelaces.  Some little barking going on and some even 'purr' when on your lap and sleeping.  Soooo cute.

Here is the latest group of pics for you to enjoy.  :+)  Another busy day which takes me much longer to get pics up. 

Purple Girl - 3 lbs.  Doesn't her expression say 'When is Spring coming'?

Yellow Girl - 3 lbs.  Needing her bonnet for shade from the sun today.

Rose Girl - 4 lbs.  She is holding to that ground hog's declaration of an early Spring.

Black Girl - 3  3/4 lbs.  OK, maybe the Mexican hat is a bit much but it IS warm in Mexico.

Green Boy - 3  1/4 lbs.  Looks like his 'nap on the job' will give him plenty of KP!

Blue Boy - 5  1/2 lbs.  Ever the gentleman complete with the straw hat.

Pink Girl - 3  1/2 lbs.  Looking forward to the daisies popping up.

Orange Boy - 3  1/2 lbs.  I think he wants to hibernate like the bears for the rest of winter.

Fudge Girl - 3  1/2 lbs. This little cowgirl had too much fun with visitors today and was wiped out.

Red Boy - 5  1/2 lbs.  This hefty 'fireman' will melt any one's heart.

A blanket of doodle pups!  All ten toppling over each other.

I forgot Daisy was in the play-yard when Rose Girl went out.  Daisy happily 'changing her diaper'.

The pups being entertained by visitors today.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

FIVE WEEKS for the Daisy x Thaddeus Litter!

Boy, it surely has been busy around here with visitors, pup room changes, laundry and a new website learning curve.  I am beat!!

Happily, the pups are eating three solid meals per day and thriving.  They like the 'busy mat' on their cot bed because it is like have twin bunks - room to sleep on the bottom and the top.  They also like being able to crawl underneath it for 'peek a boo'.

They have really opened up to all the strangers coming by for visits.  Many climbing up on laps, sucking on fingers and even giving some kisses.  Soon those horrible needle-like teeth will erupt full force and then we are at the 'ouchies stage'.

Daisy goes in and out at will to check on them but not often to nurse.  Her milk has really reduced easily and she is perfectly happy for me to do all the potty cleaning now as well. 

They love to climb the Lil Tykes Ladder, tug toys, chew on the frame of the cot and each other.

Hopefully, we will get some decent weather for them to get a sniff of the outdoors for a few minutes.

Today, they have on their bibs as lunch was being served right after I finished all the pics.  It was late due to the many retakes!  Sorry about that.

My projection for mature puppy weights is as follows:  Blue Boy will be the largest and probably hit 30 lbs. or so.  Those around 3 or so pounds will be in the 25 to 28 lb. range and those in the 2 lb. range will be 25 lbs. or under.

Blue Boy - 4  3/4 lbs.

Orange Boy - 3 lbs.

Red Boy - 4  1/4 lbs.

Fudge Girl - 2  1/2 lbs.

Yellow Girl - 2  1/2 lbs.

Black Girl - 3 lbs.

Purple Girl - 2  1/2 lbs.

Green Boy - 2  1/2 lbs.

Pink Girl - 3  1/4 lbs.

Rose Girl - 3  3/4 lbs.

I am trying to figure out how to upload a video as well, but my brain is fried today.  Maybe with any luck, I will figure it out tomorrow after Elsie and Duckie mating.