The weather may be cool and rainy . . .
but the goldfinches know that it's spring.
Our sympathies go out to Tyner’s “mom” Esther and her husband Ken for the loss of their Pembroke girl Katie to IVDD. Katie was not even 5 years old but suffered a back injury last week.
Yes, it is that time again: the time for remembrance and retrospection. It has been a mixed year of losses and gains for our friends; of births and of deaths. While we may have fared better than most, 2010 is still not a year that I will miss.
The losses have included:
Zipper in January
Porter in March
Fearna in July
Digger in July
Marcy-Bunny in August
Scout in August
Dancer in October
Cookie in October
Klark in October
In addition, tears for:
Megan’s Sidney in October,
Marianne’s Derri this month,
Kathy’s Elbee and Bobbie’s Merlin this week,
And for all of the other losses this year.
But then, there were puppies.
Pilot x Ell puppies in March
Chase x Magic puppies in April
Huxley x Clem puppies in October
Chase x Leidy puppies in October
Chase x Scout puppies in December
And most especially:
Wally x Hannah puppies here at home the end of May
I have always considered 11 to be my lucky number. So here is to a lucky and prosperous Twenty-Eleven to all of us.
Of course you may have seen them on Penni’s blog, but I want to show them off too.
Chase x Magic puppies born 04/12/10.
Bred by Eric & Paula Weller, Edmonds, WA.
Puppy count: 5 boys, 3 girls. One red boy, it looks like one dark brindle, the rest bright red brindles.
In other news, there are more Swedish Vallhund puppies. Hank x Nikki, born on Sunday 04/11/10. Two girls: 1 natural bob, 1 tail, and a natural bob-tailed boy.
I’m still waiting for pictures of them.
And in still more news, I’ve been alerted to a couple of purebred Pembroke rescues in Roseburg. They are at Saving Grace Animal Shelter. Both are girls: one is 5 years old, the other is 7. Click on each picture to go to her information.
Puppies and Pizza, what could be better? Cheri came over this evening and brought the latest group of puppies and dinner. I’m always up for a puppy fix, especially when I can send them home after.
All red & white, there are 3 little boys and 3 little girls. They are 7 weeks old, so a touch young for evaluation. Though of course we did anyway.
This is one of the girls. We put colored yarn on them to remember which was which as we went over them. Colorful Cardigan litters are much easier for telling puppies apart.
I let Molly visit the pups. After all, she might get to be a mother some day. And she enjoyed playing with Gretta in the motel room in Portland.
In Vallhund news, Nikki has just been bred to Hank with puppies expected in about 2 months.
Here are a couple of pictures of Hank from the Portland shows. His registered name is CH Foxberry Elrond Hank. Whelped 06/07/06, he is sired by Starvon In the Limelight. He’s a typey dog with a cute spitz tail. Who could use some more show training. I think that he might make some nice puppies for Barb & Cheri.
Rosalie has puppies: 4 girls and 3 boys. They will be cute soon!
Birtwistle Red Wakerobin x Champoeg Rosealie
I can put stuff on my blog that I can’t put on any of the lists, so I should use it. Liz Myhre sent this link to me, inquiring on whether they were really Cardigan puppies. Nope. Pem pups and Cardigan pups look lots different.
Sorry, Jackie. Pembroke puppies do not come in blue merle. Do any of your longhaired Dachshunds just happen to be dapples?
She’s asking $500 for them and is claiming AKC registration. Someone in Texas needs to buy one and then file a complaint so that she gets nailed with a DNA test.
And fun with google, I found her main site listing her quarter horses: Dunn Performance Horses.
(Update 2011: website no longer found)
Six Pembroke puppies and their mom Rosalie came to pay their respects today. The Pembroke puppies (4 girls, 2 boys) are 2-3 days younger than the Cardi babies.
Fifteen puppies makes quite a pen full.
Ace was unfazed by the whole experience. But then, nothing spoils Ace’s appetite.
Heather and Golda would like to be held too, please.
“Hello, I’m Heather. I am the future empress of the universe. Pleased to meet you.”
Eagle: “Help!” – Bogie: “Duh . . .”
The double-sided box really helps in teaching future potty manners.
“Milk bar is open!”
“Hmmm . . . tastes like Pembroke.”