We are so proud to announce that Mia and Truman are parents to 4 healthy tri babies – two boys and two girls. Born Christmas Eve – so the babies have Christmas nicknames. Kris, Rue (aka Rudolf), Eve and Dancer.
Unfortunately, one of the puppies got stuck and so Mia ended up with a C-section, but she is recovering well and all the puppies are healthy and strong.
These sweet babies are being raised with co-breeders Mike and Karen Kurtzner in California. I get to watch them grow from afar this time 🙂
Cooper was the kind of dog everyone wants. Gentle, calm and just a solid part of our family. Anyone who met him loved him because he was just such a sweet old soul.
This morning, he passed away unexpectedly. We had noticed he wasn’t himself this morning – he vomited up his breakfast and was very wobbly on his legs. But we had no idea how sick he must have been. True to his gentle nature, I have to wonder how much he hid from us – he wouldn’t have wanted us to fuss.
A big hole is going to be left in our home. He was a teacher for the puppies that came into our home. We loved taking him hiking and camping.
Rest in Peace sweet Cooper man. We love you
Jan 6 2004 – 5 Nov 2016
Well, the day had to come *sniff sniff* when we had to make decisions on who we grow up. Right now, it looks like we will raise Sirius up and see if he has potential as our next show dog.
That means that “Teddy” and “Albus” are ready for their forever homes. We haven’t advertised them as we wanted to watch them grow first.
Teddy is full of fun – he is bold and goofy. We believe he will be a perfect companion for a family with children or even someone who wanted to dabble in agility as he will be up for anything.
Albus is sweet and gentle – he is a true lap dog and loves nothing more than to be with you all the time. He will make someone a perfect companion.
If you are interested in either of these precious dogs, we would love to talk to you.
Both parents have been extensively health checked and are clear for hearts, eyes, hips, patellas and both parents were MRI scanned revealing no CM or SM.
These puppies will be sold as companions for $2000 (US) on a neuter contract. They have been raised in our home with kids and other dogs. They have been vet checked, de-wormed, first shots and micro-chipped. They are ready to go to their forever home anytime.
The cavalier puppies are 8 weeks so it is time for evaluations – to get a better idea we took headshots, side profiles and stacked pictures (both wet and dry) to see toplines and angles.
We are very pleased with all 3 boys. we have our eye on which one we might grow up for a few months as a show hopeful. We actually hope more than one will end up in a show home.
Next evaluation will be done in 2 weeks time at 10 weeks. Which one do you like best? 🙂
Our cavalier king charles puppies are growing like weeds – they are now 5 weeks old so very mobile and starting to get into mischief. They are eating solids although not in any kind of rush to wean off momma Arrow.
Teddy has the biggest personalty – he is an explorer and loves nothing more than to tussle and growl. Sirius is a snuggler and a little bit of a mommas boy – he is our gentle giant. Albus is our observer taking it all in before getting in on the action. He got a cold last week which was a little scary but is doing great again – thank Heavens!
This week we will take them outdoors for some time on the grass – it will be fun to see them explore somewhere new and gather some different sensory experiences. we will also set up the play space now that they are interacting with their environment more.
Teddy, Albus & Sirius
(PS while Albus is smaller, he is not as much as the picture shows – it is a little deceptive with him lying down as the other two are sitting 🙂 )
Arrow had her puppies today!! It all happened rather fast with her temperature dropping last night and then starting labor about 7:45am and the first baby arriving shortly after.
Unfortunately, the first delivery, while it went smoothly, Arrow whelped a puppy girl that presented with some development issues – we rushed her and Arrow to the vet but she could unfortunately not be saved. The vet assured us that we didn’t do anything wrong and that the placement of her egg/placenta probably didn’t allow her the right amount of nutrients to grow properly. We will forever be grateful to the team at Companion Vet clinic in Snohomish for the care and support they gave to us.
While upset, Brianna was a trooper and held her as she passed, and we named her “Cherry” as we will bury her under a cherry tree later today.
Arrow started to push again, and within the next hour, she gave birth to 3 healthy baby boys.
Momma and the 3 boys are doing great – Arrow has taken to her new role as momma with enthusiasm – its hard to convince her to eat or go potty – luckily she is only 12 lbs and so easy to carry outside for a quick break.
we will provide updates as they grow – we are already so smitten 🙂