Denali just turned 9 months and went in for his
monthly weigh in. He is now 102.5 lbs. and in
excellent condition. Here are a few pictures of him
and Logan. Lisa is really happy with Logan, and
Logan wants to go everywhere with her and whines if
Lisa goes outside with out her. Denali likes her as
long as he gets the most pets. Have a great year, I
will keep you updated with pictures as our sweet
Denali at 9 months!
Logan 3 1/2 months!
Happy New year to you and your family! We thought
you might like to see an updated picture of Kona. He
keeps getting more and more handsome and I can't go
anywhere with him without people being so impressed
with his good looks. As of yesterday, he weighed 48
pounds and is gaining about 3 pounds every week.
Kona loves to get outside to run and frolic with
Morgan - they both get absolutely wild when it's
time to head "outside and play." We all piled into
the truck this morning - Josh included since it's a
snow day - and went up to an area with woods and big
open fields. Kona absolutely loves being outside in
all weather but I think he's especially fond of
snow. It's wonderful to see him tear around with
wild abandon. By the end of our trek his tongue was
hanging out and he was ready for a snooze back home
in his crate.
I have been continuing to socialize Kona and work on
his obedience training. He's so smart and is
learning so much. Not that he doesn't have his
moments when he tests the limits, but given how
young he still is, I'm totally amazed at how well
he's doing. People are just enchanted by him and are
also amazed at how well behaved he is. He's also
going to "puppy romps" where we take him for
training and he gets to meet lots of other dogs and
play for an hour each week. Kona also meets lots of
other dogs when we go for walks at a local state
park. So far he's been very enthusiastic and not at
all aggressive. We're still trying to get him to
leave the cats alone which is tough since one of
them is a big tease and taunts Kona. However, we are
making progress and Kona is developing more self
control - treats are a great motivator!
Thanks again for making it possible for us to
welcome Kona into our lives. All our best wishes for
a wonderful new year.
Jean, Jeff and Josh
Gypsy is an adorable girl.
She and Saxon are bonding very nicely, they
genuinely like each other although Saxon has
already learned the command "Let Her Be" and
"Easy". Feeding them is my challenge and they
need constant supervision so Saxon does not
crush her... Exactly what you and Debbie told
me to expect.
Thank you again for being
terrific and breeding such high quality
puppies. On Sunday we had about 10 people in
one room and she was gentle and quiet and was
happy to be passed around. She follows Saxon
and Paige everywhere and sleeps in her crate in
Michael's room. Saxon is extremely indulgent and
shares his toys, his dog bed and even his crate.
So far all is going very well!!
I wanted to let you know the puppy is doing great.
We named her Madison.
As I said on the phone, United did a great job with
shipping. Her plane arrived 10 mins earlier than
scheduled and when we arrived at the shipping desk,
she was already there, less than 10 mins after the
flight arrived at the gate!
Madison was happy and wagging her tail at the
counter and when we opened the crate, she bounded
out as happy as can be. I was truely amazed at how
well she had taken the flight! We had an hour or so
drive home at night, during which she sat in my
wife's lap and looked out the window at the lights
Madison is absolutely beautiful with a fantastic
personality and very smart. She is very lovable and
curious. Not at all timid or afraid. She is still
trying to get our 11 year old GSD to play with her,
but with no success yet. Our old girl is warming up
to her though and I expect she'll be playing with
I've attached a couple of pictures. We have two
chickens and she delights in chasing them around the
yard. She mastered the stairs yesterday and last
night she slept thru the entire night without making
a peep until the morning. She is a delight!
Thanks for choosing such a wonderful girl for us!
Madison at 9 weeks!
I was just
hoping today finds you enjoying a little time
with your beautiful family & sending some
holiday cheer. I wanted you to see what a
handsome little guy Orion is, he is certainly
everything you told me he would be, & more. His
place in my life is so incredibly special, he
has indeed turned into a cuddler (my doing) & is
slowly learning not to be a biter (kids doing).
His nature is mischievous, oh yes, but with
Angel the pairing is heavenly!!! He has been a
godsend to Angel who as taken to him like a
mother. Thank you so much, again!
going to school now, just manners & play time,
is a little shy but excels in training, for his
age. We went into Chicago to the AKC
Preliminaries (for the show in February) & he
was outstanding in the hoards & hoards of
people. Seems like he is a people magnet, as we
made our way through the "Oh my is he cute" &
the "may I pet him?" he did quite fine. I
personally think he had way too any treats, but
he didn't mind (as he fell asleep in my arms for
the finals). I spoke with handlers from all
over the world & even had him assessed by Phil,
the man who owns Dallas. In Chicago, Dallas is
quite a familiar name & I was honored that this
man took a liking to little Orion & me. Orion
got along with everyone & every dog he could
nibble on & it was then I knew our future was
good. I am engaging in my practice of
stewarding with more shows, it is an interesting
field to discover & the people involved are
committed & kind.
Oh yes, I did
decide to get another king, not a decision that
surprised me. Along the way, in a few years, we
will add another, for sure. It is the only way
to go. Thank you again, hope all is well &
thought you'd like to see Orion's latest.
to you, the kids, your mom & husband,
Orion at 13 weeks!
I would like
to thank you for a great puppy, we named her "Coco".
She is smart, beautiful and loving. I attached
a few pictures.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and
Coco at 11 weeks!
is a photo of Ceilidh at 12 weeks. She is
growing and getting along nicely. She graduated from
Kindergarten and is going to obedience in January.
At 14 weeks she was 30 pounds. She is SMART and gets
along well with people, kids, and other dogs. She
still hasn't mastered that the cat is the ruler of
the universe. She thinks that the cat really wants
to play with her and can't understand why the cat
doesn't like her. I mean, really, what's not to
like. so much to learn. Hope you and your
family have a wonderful Christmas.
Cellidh at 12 weeks!
doing great! Running around like crazy. My pit bull
LOVES! him. They play like they have been together
Both of his ears are up now and boy is he cute as
ever. He is a big his where ever he goes. I brought
him to where I work for a visit. Everyone here has
been involved in the whole adoption process. I would
have had about 40 or 50 people mad at me if I didn't
bring him. He is growing already. He was 21.5 lbs on
last Monday. He has gained more since then. I
couldn't be happier with him!
Thanks for everything. I will be sending you some
photos of him in a yellow rain coat soon.
Judah in his raincoat!
It's hard to believe Kona is already 11 weeks old.
He's growing so fast and just keeps getting more
handsome every day. We're having lots of fun with
him and he's proving to be very intelligent and
quick to learn. Wherever we go people are very
curious about him and think he is gorgeous. We've
been going to puppy kindergarten and also taking
every opportunity to socialize him with kids, adults
and other dogs. Morgan, our Belgian Shepherd, is
less than thrilled with his arrival, however, in the
last week has started to play with him outside. It's
wonderful to see them chasing each other. Two of our
cats are keeping their distance from Kona, but Spot,
the third and largest cat, will just sit and hold
his ground while Kona bounces around. It's quite
amusing to watch this interaction. Although Kona
does have his moments of exuberance and playfulness,
he is generally very laid back and has even slept
through one of Josh's soccer games. People are
amazed at how calm he is for a puppy.
We want to thank you again for all your help. Kona
is such a wonderful
addition to our family.
Jean, Jeff and Josh
Kona at 11 weeks!