a January 5th, 2011

  1. Versatile Cardi

    January 5, 2011 by myeye

    This arrived in today’s mail.  Chase is officially a versatile boy.  Hopefully when the herding dust clears, he will be a VCX.

    ps I appreciate all the congratulations, but want to make it clear that a bunch of people contributed to Chase’s VC.  My lab friend Bonnie Kellner showed Chase his first weekend out and earned five points, including his first major.  Sherri Hurst took him the rest of the way to his Championship (including two five point majors, three BOBs and a Group IV all from the puppy classes).  Shelley Camm whisked him off to Canada to earn his Canadian Championship, Susan Shields trained and handled him to his HT and PT titles.  I did the CD — and I make sure he is well fed:)

  2. . . . just yesterday . . .

    January 5, 2011 by myeye

    they were tiny babies — 6.5 oz to 10 oz — and now they are eleven weeks old and ready to take on the world.  Like our children, they grow up too fast.  I am delighted that three of the four puppies will be off to their new homes over the next two weekends, but I also wouldn’t mind having them around for a bit longer.  When Smooch, Udi, and Victor leave, I’ll have more time to work with Nola (believe me, she will require some work).  I hope the people who are giving the babies homes, understand that I feed off of photos and stories about the grandpups.  Planning, breeding, whelping, raising create a bond that lasts a lifetime — both the dogs’ and mine.

    I’m off to court this morning, but will try to get some photos up later today.

  3. A trip to Dr. Donny

    January 5, 2011 by myeye

    Udi and Smooch are planning a trip to Washington State on Saturday, so they got to go see Dr. Donny for the first time since we removed dew claws many weeks ago.  They were declared fatally cute and shut down his clinic for twenty minutes while the staff took turns holding them and scritching their tummies.  Udi weighed in at 9.9 pounds.  The Smoocher, who is the smallest of the Fearsome Foursome, weighed 8.6.  They were declared fit and ready to fly.  Victor will go sometime next week.  The health certificate must be issued within 10 days of the  flight date and Victor isn’t leaving until the 15th.  The red princess Nola will be the last to meet our doc and his staff — of course, she’s the one they all want to meet because she is staying.  The puppies enjoyed the encounter — aside from temperature-taking.