Thursday, January 19, 2017

Introducing the Civil Rights litter

Since the puppies were born the same week as Martin Luther King Jr day, we decided on a Civil Rights theme.  Ava free-whelped 2 blue boys and one black girl early this morning between 12:45am and 5:15am.  I'm exhausted since she started labor about the time I was laying down to go bed.  We don't have any individual pictures yet, but here are a couple photos.  Meet Abe, Thaddeus and Rosa.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Upcoming Litter

Ava was bred last month.  We went to the vet today and have confirmed via ultrasound that she is pregnant.  Puppies are expected around Jan 20th.  We are very excited here.  If you'd like to refresh your memory on the planned breeding you can see the previous blog post or go to our website.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Update and Upcoming Breeding Plans

It's been awhile since I've done an update.  Seems to happen that way quite often.  After being here for about a year and half, Naveen has gone back home to Garrett.  She was a such a sweet thing to have living here and I'm grateful to have Penny as a result.

Penny is just starting her show career, but working full time and having two kids means she's only getting out to a limited number of shows.

Navajo has earned his RN and only needs his majors for his Championship.

Flyer is occasionally coming out and working towards his Grand Championship.

While in the midst of talking about getting Naveen home, we decided where we wanted to go from here.  We love having Minnie and are so grateful to have had the chance to get her and start breeding again.  As much as we would have loved to have another litter from her, we made the decision 2 years ago to spay her after her 2nd C-Section.  In her case there was too much scar tissue and it just didn't make sense to us to try and ask another litter of her.  We decided to ask Garrett if we could lease her litter sister Ava, and he said yes.  She had been at herding camp with Marty Stewart (earned her HT while there) and we made arrangements to fly her up and she arrived a week ago.  She is just as sweet and friendly as her sister.  Minnie was so excited to see her and seemed to remember her.  Our plan is to breed her to Flyer on her next heat cycle which should be anytime now.

For those of you who aren't familar, here are pictures and pedigree of the planned litter.

 The following pictures of Flyer were taken at the 2015 Nationals


future litter

C-Myste Baledwr Pilot Flies Over Spyrock RN PT CGC

C-Myste Baledwr Free to Disagree HT

Merrymoon Firestorm

Mariel Reese's Alice Springs ROMs

C-Myste Baledwr Kumalie ROMb

Shadowalk Trademark ROMg

Mariel Reese's Alice Springs ROMs

Ebonwald's A Blessed Pirate Queen

Wolfrun Brave New World

Coedwig's Carbon Blue ROMg

Aurigan Wolfrun Brandywine ROMs
Bendi Ebonwald Smthing 2 Prove CGCCamelot's Royal Blue Tower
Pynewood Sophisticated Miss

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Puppy party and where they are going

Today was our puppy party.  A big thank you to everyone who came especially to Carolyn and Tom who made us part of their travels in order to go over the puppies.  Three of the puppies left to their new homes today, the 3 that are still here have been sleeping since they got home.  I think it's safe to say everyone had a good day.  We were able to get pictures of the puppies on the table today.  I'm going to cut out on time so they won't be sorted into birth order.

She will be staying here.  

 Merrybelle -
Finalizing her home, looks like she'll be headed to Portland.

 Valor -
Has gone to his new home in Eugene

 Tuffy -
Has gone to his new home in Mosier

Adonis -
Has gone to his new home in Brush Prairie, WA

Titan -
Still working on finalizing his home

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Overdue Update

Sorry it has been over a week.  For those of you who didn't know, I had my second child, Ariana Lyn, on the 18th via C-Section.  So the past week has been spent bonding and healing.

The puppies are doing great and growing like weeds.  They weigh from 8.5 lbs to 10 pounds now at 8 weeks old.  Hard to believe here in a week will be our puppy party and I'll then know if/who I'll be keeping and sorting out homes from there.  

Today for your view pleasure we have an assortment of things for you.  I have some pictures that were taken of them at 5 weeks old by Lena DiMatteo.  I have some video of them and my son Roy playing that was taken on Wed.  And I have some pictures from Wed that I snagged from one of Morgan's (the dad of the litter) owners from their visit.

Here are some of the 5 week photos, one of each puppy.

Here are the videos from Wed

And here are some pictures from the same day.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Attempt at 7 week stacked photos

So I decided to put the puppies on the stacking box for the first time today.  They were less than enthused.  Here are the "best" ones we got.


Her expression here pretty much captures everyone's feelings about it.




He just wanted to lay down
 Me trying to hold him up didn't really work either


This blurry one was the best of him