December 30, 2008

Cattle Dogs

The WHOLE family (Darbi, Miikka and two pups) went to an arena to watch a cow horse event and we had a hoot.  Darbi wandered around the arena and ate horse poop the whole time, while Miikka enjoyed watching the horses (see pic below).  The pups played with me in the stands and met lots of new people.  It was their first time on a leash and they were SO good!

Sorry for the grainy pics-they were taken by my phone.

December 23, 2008

Sleepy Time

Because it is too cold to take the 2 remaining pups out every day, I am trying to expose them to new surroundings in other ways.
After a busy play session at the ambulance hall where I work, they had a little nap with their mom.
These two pups leave for their new homes the first week of January.

December 22, 2008


Introducing Elmingo's Ebony Imprint "Koda".

You all know him better as Red Dot or Spot.

He's doing great in his new home and seems to have made new friends already!!

December 17, 2008

3 less

Sorry about the lack of posting and pictures.  It's been nuts around here.

I made a 10 hour round trip drive today to meet "Red's" new owners half way.  Red Dot left a couple of days ago and Blue left Monday as well.  It was bittersweet to see them go.  I will miss them, but they are going to great homes, so that makes me very happy.

2 more pups leave this week-end and then the last two after New Year's.  I'll post all their new names once everyone has decided!

Pics tomorrow.

December 12, 2008


It's getting bitterly cold here and the snowstorm has officially reared it's head.  High winds and freezing temperatures means the puppies will be playing indoors this week-end.

Pups start leaving for their new homes on Monday and in the days following.  I have fretted about which pup should go where and I've confirmed placements.  I try very hard to match the pup to the home, but it was a very hard task this litter as they are all so alike!

I am working all week-end, and it should be busy with the highways in such poor condition.  Be warm, don't drive if you don't have to and play safe!

I really couldn't manage without my dog sitter Claudia!  She is amazing and looks after my dogs and the puppies as if they were her own.  THANKS Claudia!

December 9, 2008

Snow Angels

We had lots of fun in the snow today.  Miikka, as usual, found the biggest stick and the puppies enjoyed chasing her.  You can see a few are still trying to make a run at Mom.

December 8, 2008

Vet Visit

We had a big snow fall yesterday, and have about 4 inches of the white stuff on the ground.  I took the puppies for a walk in the snow today and we had a blast.  Of course...I forgot the camera...but I'll remember it tomorrow!!

Then , we all went to the vet for the pup's first vaccinations and 2nd de-worming.

All the pups are in great health.  No heart murmurs, overbites or hernias.  

Here is the run down.

Red Dot: 4.09 kg
Red: 4.37 kg
Blue: 4.1 kg
Green: 4.06 kg
Yellow: 4.22 kg
Pink: 4.07 kg
Orange: 4.5 kg

As you can see, they are about as uniform litter as they come.  I'm having a tough time deciding which pup should go to which home as they are all neat pups.  I'm getting some live pigeons on Wednesday, so that should be fun!!

December 6, 2008

The buffet is closed

I took the pups out for their first outside walk yesterday, and of course I forgot to bring the camera!  I didn't forget today and we had a great time in the mild weather.
Pups see Darbi as the moving buffet still, and she has perfected the art of keeping JUST out of reach of them.

They sometimes even think Miikka is a buffet too, until they latch on and realize that she is closed for business.

December 3, 2008


Pups are SO busy right now as you can see.  I am still amazed at how uniform this litter is.  No puppy really stands out as being one extreme or the other.  They are all outgoing, playful, confident and happy.
First vaccinations next week on the 8th and eye testing on the 11th.