Friday, June 1, 2018

Tillie's Pups

Hi folks. Sorry for the long gap in updates. I've resolved my technical issues (with a little help from my friends), and I'll start with our latest: our dear little Tillie has had her first litter - one girl and three boys. They're five weeks old, their eyes and ears are open, they're walking, running, biting, and very, very curious - as into everything. In my next post, I'll introduce you to Elfie. She's a lovely little tri-color and hopefully, our next little mother.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

At The Santa Barbara Dog Show

Our crew at the show. The one on the left is Mayfair Catesby owned by Jo Lynn Kirkman.  Catie just needs one point to finish her AKC Championship. The one in the middle is Mayfair Lillington (Lillie), and this was her first show. She walked on a leash the first day and won her class the third day. On the far right is Mayfair Elfindale, and she is now our newest AKC Champion and AKC Grand Champion.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pixie's Puppies 4/3/17

Pixie had her puppies Monday around mid-day - yea. She had four: two Blenheims (a boy and a girl) and two tricolors (both boys). And ... they're beautiful. But don't take my word for it, have a look for your selves.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sarah and Pixie

Top photo, Sarah at 7 years old, was entered in the Veteran Bitches class at a recent Beverly Hills Kennel Club show. She was awarded Best Veteran and Best of Opposite Sex. Yes, she does still "have it". Sarah and Pixie (bottom photo), Sarah's littermate, are both AKC Champions and Grand Champions.

And Pixie is pregnant. Due in the first week of April. Robbie and our veterinarian think she has three to four puppies. Yea! But I'm holding out for five or six.

Our very best wishes for you, Robbie and Chuck

Monday, December 26, 2016

New puppies

Our Thanksgiving Blessings: two gorgeous little boys... In the first photo, they're two weeks old; and in the second, they're four weeks old. It's fascinating watching them grow so fast, both mentally and physically. In the first photo, they're about 7.5 oz. each. In the second, a mere two weeks later, they've grown to about 1.5 pounds apiece. In the first, their eyes and ears are closed and they use a swimming motion to move around their whelping box. In the second photo (a mere two weeks later), their eyes and ears are open, they're walking (more or less) upright on their four paws, and they've become aware of their littermates. And, as you can see, they're already beginning to look like little dogs - and very pretty ones at that. Will keep you posted.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dina's Puppies

Since we are celebrating Dina's puppies, I want to share with you one of my favorite photos. When Dina was 12 to 14 weeks old, she would follow me around when I was working in our back garden. I don't know whether it was the pure joy of being with me or her interest in landscaping, but I grew to really love her companionship while I worked. In the above photo (taken by Robbie), we were inspecting something in the planter. Dina left us when she was 14 or 15 weeks old to live with Linda and Dave Frieden. She's back with us for about 12 weeks to birth ("whelp" for the purist) and raise the puppies.

Out thanks to Linda and Dave. We know they really miss Dina a lot.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dina's Puppies 4-7-17 - Weeks 4 thru 6

The beginning of week four, we move the puppies from the whelping box (in our guest's bedroom) out to our family room. This is the beginning of the socialization process - a process that is vital to their becoming the terrific companions they were born to be. In the photo above, mom and the little ones are all a little bewildered by their new environment.