There were some bright spots: Copper went to her new home with Tricia and Kevin. You’ll love the video they’ve sent.
Mooney flew home to California with Captain Frank. She is making every effort to take over their lives.
Augie still loves ducks and Andy’s older Cardi sister has decided to play with him after all.
Intrigue — now Addie — has her very own little girl. They are inseparable, and dreadfully cute.
Now the hard part: Nola had five puppies on Friday morning by C-Section. She demonstrated she did not want to be a mother which complicates my life and the puppies’ lives. We lost two little baby boys so we have two girls (Kimber and Lily) and one boy (Newman). Because Nola was not interested in caring for them, I was tube feeding them every couple of hours until friend Jessica Viera offered the wonderful Lexi to foster mom them. Lexie is raising four boys that are two weeks old, and had plenty of milk. Yesterday Jessica and Brian packed up Lexi and her kids. They drove to Wagon Mound NM to meet me with the three little heathens. Each puppy was presented to Lexi. She gave each one a big lick and tucked them in for lunch. I get tears in my eyes just telling you how grateful I am to Jess and Brian, to Jeri Lamy (who is leasing Lexi), to Karen Lyons who is Lexi’s owner, and mostly to sweet Lexi who has adopted the three little kids. The baybeez will return to the home of the baddogs the first weekend in July so that Chase may begin tutoring them in the ways of the baddogs. Jess sent me this photo of Lexi with the little ones in the lunch line.
The heathens are the tiny puppies in left center. The big puppies are the four two-week old boy puppies from Lexi’s own litter
THE PUPPYCAM WILL BE DOWN UNTIL JULY 7TH. WHEN THE PUPPIES COME BACK, I WILL TURN IT BACK ON.
Well, OFA says they are only FAIR. Go figure! However, that said, I will take a Fair — beats the heck out of a dysplastic rating. Her elbows are quite normal.
Nola is due in season in April and will be bred to that handsome boy “Heath” (CH Pluperfect Merrymoon Practical Magic). It will be an all brindle litter — possibility of some fluffs, but what is a little hair among friends?
It looks like we will have no snow for a holiday backdrop. The green and red tablecloth just had to do. We took these photos in shirtsleeves. Grandma Inca (shedding), Visiting Dory, The Chaseman, and Nola (who is tied to the bench — guess her Obedience School Graduation was indeed a social promotiuon). We wish you all the happiest of holidays and a 2013 that brings health, happiness, and success.
Last Friday I drove to Colorado Springs, spent the night with my son and daughter-in-law. We had a nice visit, went to dinner at the home of a neighbor, watched a movie (Hope Springs). The evening was definitely not normal for me — a nice break. On Saturday morning, I visited Jessica and Brian Viera, picked up a 4′ x 3′ x 4′ equipment trailer (which I promptly named “Carrie”), as well as baddog Nola and Chase’s betrothed “Dory”. I could take the 24 hours off because our CWCCA News Bulletin had gone to the proofreaders. All the errors came back on Monday, we made corrections through 2:00 yesterday. At 3:45, the magazine was at the printers and I am a “free woman” — for a short period of time. Of course, that doesn’t take into account how far behind I now am at the day job. This issue is 112 pages of ads and articles. The proof should be ready this evening or tomorrow morning; mailing is planned for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This issue will have a surprise insert. Here is the cover:
I hope to get some Christmassy photos this weekend in daylight, to do a little shopping and wrapping, meet some of my family for dinner on Sunday. If there is time left over, I will clean house . . . or not!
I am past sixty-five and still practicing law. I have two terrific sons, they have lovely wives, and I have one truly special granddaughter. At home are three Cardigan Welsh Corgis that amuse and challenge me. We participate in lots of dog-related activities. I love my camera, writing, and roaming. I live in central New Mexico because it's where I want to be. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your (tasteful) comments are welcome.