Sunday, September 26, 2010

Family time/brag

Last night I let adults and pups interact and play together on the kennel room floor.  It was such a sweet peaceful sceen.  the darker photo shows the parents of this litter, Nick and Nibbles.  Nick is so cute with puppies.  He's very gentle and really likes them.
My BRAG is that Nick was WD/BOW/BOB! today.  He went over 2 specials and there were 3 class dogs yet it was only 2 points. The judge was Robert Thomas who I'd not shown to before.  This was Nick's first point show week end.  Yesterday he got reserve out of 4 dogs...I'm saying he needed yesterday to warm up : )  I will post the photo when it come if it's a good one.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun under the stump

Every evening after the pups have dinner, we get to explore.  Last night I let them 'find' the stump with a 'den'.  It was so fun to watch them figure it out and realize that "this is cool!"  They dug in the sand, chewed on the stump, made the hole bigger for an exit out the other side, ran in and out, found stuf to carry in Etc...Ponyo went in and just stayed.  She really just seemed to be happy that she found a neat new place.  First thing she did was stick her nose deep into the cool sand...wish I managed to get that pic.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ponyo and Scoop

puppy pen and visitors

This weekend we had visits from 2 of the families getting a puppy.  Plus, our dear friend Amy Hill was here.  Amy parks her car here when she needs to fly out of the Orlando airport.  It's nice I can offer that and we can chat on the way up and back.  She usually has a bit of time to stay a 'talk dogs' and see pups/dogs which generates more dog talk. 
The new families were a delight to have and get to know and of course 5 week old puppies are just the cutest!  I wish I had taken pics of pups and people but they did and shared.  I always take a picture on the puppy day home.  Enjoy a couple I did take of pups in the outdoor pen.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just do it!

Hello - where you are reading this (my blog!) today is a first for me.  I decided to "just do it" and start my own.   Pretty big for a computer illiterate.  I will try to get some photos of current things here.
 I realized that my Cardi family is a major portion of older dogs.  Belle is 14 years and doing great.  Shimmer is 12 1/2 and I just discovered she has high BUN level so is on a reduced protien KD diet.  Thank goodness I found out from a pre-op for a growth removal since her Dad died of kidney failure at 12. DeeDee is 11. Flash and Peeker are 9 !  That leaves Bubbles at 3, Nibbs at 19 mo.s, Nickolas 16 mo.s and Scoop (hopeful keeper) 5 weeks!
OH- and Rio who will be 7 in Dec.  He hasn't been back here too long..almost forgot him in the list