Hard to believe that's Mariah shown here with her owner Kay. She sure changed! And she grew legs! No longer looks like she is running down hill. Honest to gosh, she went through some homely stages, but it looks as if she ended up a very attractive girl. Pups normally go back to being what they were at 6-7 weeks, but I sure wondered about this one. Mariah went to Kay with the agreement that she could be shown, if the right things happened. They did! How exciting! Kay loves her, and Mariah gets to be a special dog, exactly what all good dogs deserve.
Argus has been such a good sire. I'm really delighted with the quality of his kids, especially his lovely daughters. Although Argus has not been used very much, he already has 17 champions and is a Register of Merit sire. Three more and he will be Register of Merit Excellent. I presume Mariah will be one of those champions.
New puppy coming on Saturday, weather permitting. Ann is driving Sparkle up - she says its her practice run for driving to the National in Tulsa next year. Hope the weather co-operates. Shipping would be just fine with me, and faster for the dog, but it will be fun to see Ann again, and the guestroom is ready. Am hoping she will also bring Baci, the lovely black-spotted girl she is keeping.
Sparkle is already signed up for a Puppy Class that starts the first week in December. It's hard to socialize pups here in the winter so I decided to get that taken care of immediately. Puppy class insures that pups get out at least once a week, no matter how tempting it may be to stay home and stay warm! Sparkle has been living with littermates and will benefit from socialization with pups of other breeds. Hopefully the weather does not interfere with Ann's travel plans.
Someone asked if the pups still available can go to pet homes or if they must be shown. That's Ann's call. Both are very attractive pups, but they do need homes and she may decide not to wait for show homes. There's a liver boy and a liver girl still available. You can find her contact information on her blog (check my earlier blogs for the link).