‘Dog Friends’ Category

  1. Stacking The Chase-Tuli Puppies

    January 13, 2018 by myeye

    I got people together.  Kathy Yarwood Sanchez offered up her fingers holding tiny disks of string cheese.  I wrestled with the little kids trying to stack them, Pam Day manned the camera.  Unfortunately the puppies did not freeze in little show dog position, but these shots will give you an idea of how they looked at two months old.

    Alice stacked 1-6-18Alice (Elyan Holly Holm)

    Banter Stacked 1-6-17Banter (becoming Elyan Jose Aldo, called “Aldo”)

    Banter Front 1-6-17Aldo — mostly a front shot

    Ezra stacked 1-6-18Ezra (Elyan Max Baer) – not particularly cooperative

    Alice is staying with me, Chase and River (who loves playing with puppies littler than she is).  Banter/Aldo is going to Portland with Kristine Hayes.  Ezra is in Silver City with Carol Ann Young.  I wish the other three puppies had lived, but I love these three little Tuli/Chase children and consider them a gift.  They are happy, athletic, willing, and bold.

  2. Tuli Chase Puppies

    November 22, 2017 by myeye

    Well, things did not go exactly as planned.  On November 6th, Tuli delivered six puppies in fewer than four hours.  They were healthy and active.  They weighed between 7.3 ounces and 10.5 ounces.  There were three boys and three girls.  This is the litter at the beginning.

    Original 11-6-17

    On day five, three puppies died within four hours.  It was unexpected as all had been nursing well and were very active.  We lost two girls and one boy.  The lab at Texas A & M Vet School is trying to determine the cause of death.  Originally, I thought it was Canine Herpes Virus, but the lab says it was not.  They are culturing to determine what might have killed the babies.

    We have three puppies remaining.  They are 17 days old today.  They are eating well and are very active.  The two boys are over two pounds each and the little girl is at one pound.  Tuli is a great mom!  It’s interesting that the three smallest puppies at birth are the survivors.

    Alice - Banter 17 daysThese are Alice and Banter.  Eyes are open.

    Ezra 17 daysEzra is a full-faced mismark.  He has very interesting markings, including leaves on his back.  He will live with Carol in Silver City New Mexico.

    I am hoping that these babies continue to thrive.  Perhaps the girl is a show puppy as I intend to keep her.  We will see how Banter grows and decide where he should live when we are able to evaluate him.

    I’m grateful that Tuli is well and thinking good thoughts for the little ones.

  3. Pretty Tuli and Handsome Chase

    September 6, 2017 by myeye

    We are expecting puppies from MHIT GCH DC CAN CH C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HSAsM OAP AJP MVCX ROM-Versatility-Gold* and CH Elyan Bluefox Nothing But Flowers CGC.  The pedigree is here.  Chase is OFA Good, Elbows Normal, PRA, DM, Pink clear.  Heart and Thyroid Normal.  Tuli is PennHipped in the 85th percentile.  She is DM, PRA, and Pink clear.  Both Chase and Tuli carry fluff — so, yes, we should have a couple of fluffy puppies.  The litter is due on November 5th.  This pedigree is very similar to that of the breeding that produced “The Clutter.”  Chase was the dad, and Tuli is a 3/4 sister to CH Flutter.  I am very excited to have more cute, talented puppies.  So, stay tuned.

    CH photo Nov 2016New Champion Elyan Bluefox Nothing But Flowers CGC

    Tuli-2016 Natl Spec

    Tuli Gaiting at the 2014 National Specialty

    High in Trial 4-12-15Chase – High in Trial 2014 with Judge Molly Wisecarver and Ellen Gerwin

    *  Pending AKC confirmation of the 20th progeny’s titles, and approval by CWCCA.

  4. Pretty Lacey Wins

    May 4, 2016 by myeye

    The first time that handler Lauren McIlwraith took Lacey (Elyan White Lace and Promises) in the ring, the little baddog earned a major.  Lacey is a Chase/Daisy daughter.  Pam Day and I co-own this little girl and we are very proud of her.  Lacey is 16 months old.

    Lacey Major Cropped 4-2016

  5. The Southern California Herding Trials

    April 9, 2016 by myeye

    The Chaseman has been practicing diligently with his guide Ellen Gerwin.  We hope those California sheep are ready for him.  He leaves Tuesday for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California All-Corgi Trials.  The trials are next weekend (April 16-17).  Chase is entered in Advanced Sheep and we are hoping (so hard) that he trials well and picks up some more championship points.  Here is a photo of Chase at practice.  It was taken by Pam Day.

    1-31-16 Chase herding by Pam