Thursday, December 12, 2013

Decision Time

Time to decide which pups will go where.  The decision has been made on Fulton (he will go locally and I will co-own and possibly show him).  Meg & Donna who own the sire Ch. Henry will be here this weekend and decide whether or not to take Jack Pine.  I paid a stud fee, but they retained an option to purchase a puppy boy.  If he does not go home with Meg, he will be available - preferably to someone who will show him.  He's a nice pup, but I don't need another lively black-spotted boy!

Stephanie is still hoping to take one of the girls, but it looks as if her life may get in the way.  Both girls still look very nice and look as if they should go to show homes, but we may change our minds this weekend when we do stacked shots.  We rely a good bit on the profile shots we take at 6-7 weeks, as they give us a better feel for how the pups will look in outline as adults.  I know there are a lot of readers hoping that one or both girls are available as companions.

Won't be long now!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Nope, not a puppy - they don't grow THAT fast!

Fern is staying with a friend while she's in season, and when Karen was taking Christmas card pictures of her Aussies, she got this cute one of Fern as well.

Pups are doing great, just haven't taken any new pictures.  Company the next two evenings, so I'll try to get some pictures.  They are doing just fine without Nena who has gone home, and Stephanie reports that Nena never looked back.  She was definitely tired of motherhood.  Max goes down with me in the evening to help with puppy chores, and they all enjoy that.

Two day retirement seminar starts today.  It's starting to seem real now.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Busy Busy

Pups had a busy weekend, with LOTS of company.  They are all very social and fell asleep in many laps.  Mama Nena went home to her family yesterday, glad to get away from all the sharp little teeth I am sure.  She practically dragged Stephanie out the door!   Max will be their fillin puppy sitter this week, assisted by Josie & Argus.  Watson says he wants nothing to do with this litter - he's helped with many litters in the past and considers himself retired.

Company scheduled for two evenings this week, the sire Henry's owners Meg & Donna come to visit this weekend.  BAER testing scheduled for the 19th, a Well Puppy Vet visit sometime that week as well.

Dad Henry like to cuddle too!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another Doggy Weekend

Another doggy weekend, mixed in with lots of housework.  Have spent the last couple of weekends playing catch up with organizing cupboards and fighting the dust, taking down knick knacks, cleaning them and redoing the shelves.  Also the shelves with the Armetale.  Anyone who hates dusting as much as I do should NOT have things sitting out to collect dust - but I do, and occasionally the layers of dust bother even me!

Our friend Sue came over to play with pups yesterday and I got some cute shots of them.  Just love the boys, but the girls are both very pretty too.  When Stephanie decides whether or not she is taking Schelly, we'll decide on where they will both end up.  Because Stepanie is moving to Texas, the decision is a major one for her.  Fulton's future has been decided, but things are still up in the air with the others.

Today my daughter Jess comes over with her co-owned pup Tanner.  Max will be delighted to have someone to play with!  Heather and the girls will also be here to play with pups, and later on old friends Skip and Gia arrive with kids in tow for puppy socialization.  Housework is done, today we play!
Schelly is looking very nice too