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  1. Then There Were Two (Photo Added)

    March 2, 2015

    This weekend the baybeez were 10-1/2 weeks old.  We had a terrible (9.5″) snowstorm Friday going into Saturday.  I thought we were all organized to do puppy-pick-ups on Sunday because of the weather, but Rory’s people could not wait.  The drove up from Southern New Mexico notwithstanding the wretched weather.  The only bad thing about their early arrival is that we had scheduled the last puppy photo shoot for Sunday morning before people appeared.  So, no Rory (“Oliver”) photos in this batch.  Rory will be “Elyan Talking It Over”

    Thank you, thank you to Pam Day and Arlene Bartels who helped with the photo shoot.  Arlene sacrificed her fingers to the cause.  Sabin is officially Sherlock (“Elyan Signs Along The Way”), and has moved to Mesilla Park.  What a sweet puppy he is.  He gets to go to work with his people.  Lacey has gone home with Pam.  We will co-own her.  She is inheriting a Cardigan brother and sister.  Her handling class will begin in a couple of weeks.  Pam is retired (though very busy) and Lacey was born to be someone’s sidekick.  Lacey is “Elyan White Lace and Promises.”

    As soon as the east coast weather mellows a bit, The Mighty Quinn will catch a plane.  I am really going to miss that fat little face.  He will be “Elyan Before The Rising Sun.”  I can’s wait to see his glorious redness reflecting the sunshine.

    Ultra (“Elyan A Kiss For Luck”) will be selecting a home before too long.  She needs to be in a performance home — athletic, energetic, agile, tuned in — she will make someone a wonderful partner for herding or agility or obedience or tracking — or all of those events.


    Quinn Judge Side 3-1-15Quinn 10-1/2 weeks old – Judge side

    Quinn Front 3-1-15Quinn – Front

    Quinn - face 3-1-15. . . and the handsomest of faces

    No Rory :-(

    Sherlock (was Sabin)

    Sherlock Judge Side 3-1-15A little wild and wooly — Sherlock LOVES food!

    Sherlock-Sabin Front 3-1-15Sherlock’s front and really cute face

    Terra – Now Lacey

    Lacey Judge Side 3-1-15Lacey – Judge Side

    Lacey Judge side2 3-1-15A better photo of her head

    Lacey Front 3-1-15Lacey Front


    Ultra - Judge - GSD 3-1-15Ultra Judge’s side — looking like a German Shepherd Dog

    Ultra Front2 3-1-15Ultra Front

    A quick glimpse of Daisy-mom

    Daisy 3-1-15Daisy – 3-1/2 years old — sweet red girl

    and Guest Star – Tuli at 14-1/2 weeks old

    Tuli Front - dirty feet 3-1-15My what dirty feet you have, Tuli — here’s her front

    Tuli Judge Side2 3-1-15Tuli – Judge’s side

  2. Chase and Tuli – Wrestling

    February 11, 2015

    Tuli trots around with Chase in the evenings.  They enjoy each others’ company so much.  Last night they started a wrestling match — AND I could reach my good camera.  Tuli will be 12 weeks old tomorrow — cute little freckled-face girl!

    Dancing Cheek to Cheek 2-10-15Sure looks serious!

    Tuli Has Him 2-10-15Now Tuli has him

    Tussle 2-10-15It certainly looks vicious

  3. Herding — on a gorgeous day

    February 9, 2015

    February 8th and it was a “Spring Day.”  We all expect winter to return — to finish out its time, but for these few days, it was beautiful outside.  Chase and I went up to Algodones (north of Albuquerque, right next to Indian land).  We met friends at Dr. Barb’s home and the herding dogs took herding lessons.  Chase worked well.  I’m sure he appreciated the grassy fields and the mild weather.  As always, thanks to Ellen Gerwin for piloting our boy.  There were also goats to herd.  They were generally uncooperative and Chase had to school them — he LOVES that!

    Away out 2-8-15Away, Out!

    Chase - 3 ducks 2-8-15We started out with five ducks, but had a pair that needed to be collected regularly

    Chase still 5 ducks 2-8-15There they are.  Together again!

    Walk up 2-8-15Okay, Chase.  Walk up.

  4. Chase/Daisy Puppies 7-1/2 Weeks Old

    February 7, 2015

    The puppies were too hungry.  We wanted them to be really interested in little bits of deli meat so they would stack and reach for the food.  I waited just a little too far past lunch time.  Many thanks to Kathy and Jean who once again came up to the house to help photograph the baybeez.  I hope Kathy’s fingers heal by next weekend.  Jean was the camera woman — great job!

    I am very happy with these sweet puppies.  Today was a romp outside (65 degrees) so their whites could definitely be whiter.  BUT they are little kids so get to play outside when it’s nice.


    Quinn Judge Side 2-7-15

    Quinn-Front  2-7-15

    Quinn Off Side 2-7-15


    Rory Judge Side 2-7-15

    Rory Front 2-7-15

    Rory Off Side 2-7-15

    Sabin (now Sherlock)

    Sabin Judge Side 2-7-15

    Sabin Front 2-7-15

    Sabin Off Side 2-7-15

    Terra (now Lacey)

    Terra Judge Side 2-7-15

    Terra Front 2-7-15

    Terra Off Side 2-7-15


    Ultra Judge Side 2-7-15

    Ultra Front 2-7-15

    Ultra Off Side 2-7-15

  5. Decisions . . . decisions

    February 2, 2015

    I have made two decisions about the puppies.  I am going to keep Terra (sharing her with my friend Pam Day).  Her name will be Elyan White Lace and Promises.  We will call her Lacey.  Sabin will be living in Mesilla Park, New Mexico.  He will learn to be a tracking dog — don’t know yet with what name he will be blessed.  The rest of the crew will require some more thought . . .