Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Our little pup is doing well Pat reports. Merry
Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Puppy Update

Our little puppy is doing great and growing every day. He is still more advanced than his brother but his brother just started walking so that should change quickly. Thanks for the up dates Ruby.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The B's

Bo, Brady, Bliss, Barkley and Bennett. I think Bubbly was turned in earlier. She is doing well according to the December report. Congratulation B puppies. Study hard.

Barkley is ready for Turn in

The B puppies are almost 14 months and heading back to PAWS. This week. Barkley was raised by Kari who also raised Cheeto. She was Orange in the B litter and beautiful. Darker fur and sweet face. Kari will miss her.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ruby and Her Pups

Well, here he is with Ruby and his brother. She even looks like Cheeto. He is big but they will both grow. Our pup is only 5 days older than Ruby's pup so the little guy will catch up. Ruby had problems also like Cheeto so she only had one pup too. The two will do much better together. Ruby took to him very quickly and he already cuddles with his brother. Cheeto is doing well. She has Keith and Holt to distract her. She is not wining or looking for the pups. She is a very resilient gal.

His Last Day with Us

Wednesday was Little White Blackie's last day with us. PAWS has decided to transfer him to a foster mom in Detroit, Ruby. She is a lab and has one pup five days younger then our guy. Julie and I drove to PAWS on Thursday and then Amiee drove to Detroit to place him with Ruby and her pup. It is much better for pups to grow up together and learn from each other, especially bite inhibition and competition. Since this is Ruby's last litter it would be better for her to have them both. It was a sad day for us but we know the result will be two great pups.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Week One

The little guy is now one week old. Here he is laying on this "litter mates." The orange pup has a bag inside that you warm in the microwave so it feels like a warm body. Cheeto likes it too. He is growing and is now 36 ounces. A respectable weight, but not too fat. He is right in the middle of her previous litters even thorough he was so big at birth. Cheeto has settled down and no longer searches for other pups. They have gotten into a rhythm. It is definitely easier and she has time to just hang around. Wonder what he will think when his eyes open and he sees what his "litter mates" look like. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One Little Black Male

Cheeto is fine but she had a very difficult delivery. We knew we had three pups and were concerned that they would be big so her food was kept low. Well, they were big for Cheeto anyway. The first male was 19.2 oz, and next female was 19.5 oz and the final female was 21.5 0z. All records for Cheeto. Both females were still born and we could not resuscitate them. The vet had to help us with the last one and still the pup never had a heart beat. So we have a beautiful little black pup to raise. Cheeto is confused. She looks for other puppies. It might be because she has so much milk. That will get better. The puppy visits are still on. They will be even more important as we try and socialize this little guy with no sibs. He is real cuddly already as you can see. We are tired, but are happy to have this beautiful little guy. Since he was the first his color should be white. Seems like it would be good to come up with a nickname. Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

There are three pups.

There are three puppies. Of course we would have liked more, but at least there are three. Cheeto is doing well and hopefully this will be easy for her this time. You can see the spines on the x-rays. Due date is still Nov. 20.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We Have Puppies!!!

We have puppies due November 20th! Not sure how many but in one screen we saw 3 at once.

Another great piece of news is that Ollie is the first of the O puppy teams to be certified. Great Job Ollie. We are proud of you! Thanks Julie who raised Ollie, the trainers who worked hard with him and the field representative who finished the job. Great team work everyone!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Barkley Visits

Kari was visiting her niece in Chicago and Barkley stopped by for a visit. Barkley is the one on the left. It is such fun to see these pups. Does Cheeto know it is her daughter? No, I don't think so but they had a great visit.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Emu Working

If you checked out the comments on the last post you could find this amazing video. He is trained on 15 different smells - amazing. He obviously loves this work. Congratulations Emu. This is the same type of work Emmy was trained for also. Way to go E puppies. Congratulation puppyraisers you have done a wonderful job.

Friday, April 10, 2009

E Puppies Enter Phase III

Don't they look smart? Well here are the E puppies as they enter phase III. Two have been career changed to be detection dogs, Emmy and Emu, and they are doing well. Emmy will be going to Manila. Ellie was released, but is doing well. Congratulations E Puppies. Thank you puppy raisers. Thank you trainers. You have worked your magic. Puppies we are very proud of you all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

4 months and 40 pounds

Barkley (formerly Miss Orange) just turned four months old, and is tipping the scales at almost 40 pounds. So much for being a petite little thing like her mother was! She's a beautiful butterscotch color, with wonderful markings - everybody who sees her comments on them. She is also starting to exhibit behaviors that are nearly a perfect cross of her lab & golden roots - the independence and eagerness of a labrador, with the wiggly cuddliness and laid-back demeanor of a golden.

A lot of the biting and chewing she exhibited as a baby has been replaced by more gentle mouthing, and while she's not the sharpest tool in the shed, she learns pretty quickly and is very good 95 percent of the time. (We won't talk about the other five percent - but then, that's just regular obnoxious puppy-stuff, so I'm sure she'll grow out of it!)

She went to the Lake Michigan beach for the first time the other day, and loved the small patches of sand she found in the snow and ice. I have a feeling that she is going to be addicted to the water once it appears again. She's starting to get the hang of retrieving, and is generally just a lot of fun to have around!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Emmy is Career Changed

Bill & Amy received a call from PAWS Tuesday and Emmy has been career changed! As we saw in her January 15th update, the trainers at PAWS were working hard on her toy fixation...which they decided they weren't making progress on. Emmy will be relocating to Mid-Michigan Kennels, Inc in Eaton Rapids, MI. There, she will work with Mike and his crew to train to be a detection dog. Mid-Michigan Kennel dogs have gone to work at places such as airports and even for Disney recently. We don't know much else right now, but will keep you updated as we hear things. The plus side to all of this is that we'll likely be able to visit Emmy if we want! Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers as we wait to see where Emmy will go!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bubbly is Growing up

Mary sent me this report: "Bubbly is a spirited little girl and so smart but she needs frequent reminding of who is in charge! When we can get her to calm down, she loves to snuggle or lay by our feet (like right now!) She tries so hard to please......she will make some lucky person a wonderful companion." Looks like she is growing in to a sweet dog. Have fun Mary!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Barkley's getting bigger!

Barkley (formerly Ms. Orange) is growing every day - which is lucky, because she needs those long legs to get through all of the deep snow we've been having here in Ludington! She is having a lot of experiences, meeting lots of people, and doing a lot of socializing.

She got to see her mommy, Cheeto, again when we stopped by for a visit on the way back from spending the holidays in Colorado. It was hard to tell whether Cheeto knew it was one of her own puppies, but they had a great time playing together. There's a definite resemblance between mother and daughter.

Unlike Cheeto, who was a very easy puppy to raise, Barkley is quite willful and headstrong - she definitely keeps me on my toes. Cheeto spoiled me; Barkley reminds me that raising and training puppies for Paws can be a lot of work! But it's also very rewarding, and she's very smart and a lot of fun, and she makes me laugh and smile every day. (submitted by Kari Karr)