Sunday, December 28, 2008


Kari, who raised Cheeto, is now raising Barley, the former Ms Orange. Her family is in Denver so this mean Barkley put on a few miles this Christmas. Looks like there was a point that she just had enough and curled up in a corner.
This is what Kari wrote about her:
I'm so excited to finally be raising one of her puppies! Since coming to live with me, Barkley has been a busy girl - she's already spent two days at my office, been to four restaurants, gone on a 1400-mile driving trip to Colorado, stayed with three different puppy-sitters, and spent a night in a hotel - all in only 10 days. She's even learned to go to the door and ring a bell to ask to go outside, and she is thoroughly enjoying all of the deep snow up in the mountains!

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Miss Red is Bubbly and doing fantastic. It is always amazing to see how they grow and mature. If you have a B puppy let me know and I will send you an invite to post or post for you if you like. Just email at It is such fun to watch the adventures of the puppies.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all those who have followed our blog.
May you be blessed this Christmas and always.
From Cheeto and her best pal Keith and the Firlit Family.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Turkey

The puppies have made their way to Michigan. The drive was not ideal but what do you expect for December? Ice and snow. We had both. The puppies were stars. Four hours in their crates and no accidents! Boy did they have to go when we got there. It was so cold and I hesitated stopping anywhere so we just hoped they could do it and they made us proud. That are all big, 14-16 pounds and they behaved like big guys. I forgot to leave the toys for the puppy raisers so if you get a B puppy just email me and I will send your toy to you. Here is their last play with Mr. Christmas turkey. Doesn't everyone have one? Blessings to all of you this holiday season. To puppy raisers, trainers, and staff thank you for all you will do for these sweet guys.
All of us here at the Firlit household miss them but we will all get some needed rest. They were getting big and needed their own homes. Make us proud puppies.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


The puppies have a playroom they visit. They chase and in general just have a blast. The red slide is still the favorite although they can climb up the yellow stairs to the blue slide on their own now. The game here was to see how many puppies can go through the red slide at the same time. Today the number was 3. They sure do have fun.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Morning Tunnel Play

These puppies love the tunnel. Most just race through it. Some just hang-out in it and others sleep in it (Ms. Orange). This is Ms. Yellow.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

More Visitors

There is still a stream of visitors who come to play with the pups. We are using the tunnel which they love. They are very sweet as you can see. Miss Yellow loved Jory and I think the feeling was mutual.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Snow Disc and Baby Toy

I am always trying to come up with new things for them to play with. This was a snow disc turned up side down with a baby toy that is suctioned to the top. They loved it. The toy twirls and makes noise and they explored, batted it and of course tried to eat it. What is in the background are hanging toys. This group just loves them. Some of them move, others wiggle when they pull them others are soft. They amazingly have figured out how to work them all. This group even turns on the mobile. They are smart little guys and gals. Puppy raisers you will love them. They are explorers and thinkers and all are litter box trained. They all go in and out of the crate and some love to sleep in it. Only 10 more days and they will be back at PAWS. They will be ready. Over sixty people have come to visit. More will come these last two weekends. And then there will be the good-bye visits.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ollie Goes to his Forever Home

The O puppies are heading to their placements. Lots of proud raisers and one very proud momma Cheeto. Isn't Ollie handsome? Ollie was raised by my daughter Julie. Later in the same day Emmy was being turned into Paws Julie was there to say a sweet good bye to Ollie who headed to Georgia on Wednesday. He has a wonderful placement and will make a man's very challenged life just a little easier and a lot more fun. These are always such great moments. Thanks to the wonderful trainers at PAWS you have worked real magic again. We are all proud of our boy. Ozzie is already at his placement also. Now the Field Representative do their magic - work hard O puppies. It seems like just yesterday you were here romping in my kitchen. Now there is a whole new litter waiting to go to their foster puppy homes.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Emmy Goes to College!

Today Emmy returned to PAWS for college! It certainly was bitter-sweet but we are so, so proud of the amazing dog she has become. Thank you Cheeto, Marianne, and everyone else who has supported Emmy and the other "E" puppies (Elkie and Emma went back today too!) through this past year! have done well! We look forward to keeping everyone updated with Emmy's progress in training!