Friday, June 27, 2008

Finally!!!! Summer!!!Ana in the new "poop pit" that Larry dug by hand! He was so proud of it, too bad I had to start filling the beautiful hole with, well, you can guess what!

Larry with Man o War (left) and Rags

Me and Smarty. He really fits his name. He is VERY smart! He looks exactly like his dad. I hope he turns out like him.

Ana playing with all the crazy pups



Man O War ("Manny")
Well, it finally quit raining after almost 2 weeks of rain EVERY day and turned into summer. It has been so nice out. As you can see above the puppies are really growing. Ana has been working hard keeping them socialized. We have been busy with summer projects the last couple of weeks. Larry dug us a new poop pit. We had an excavator dig the last one when we built the house. It lasted 7 years and we needed another. So, to save us the $250 it would cost to dig a new one, Larry dug it by hand. It only took him 6 hours and one chiropractor visit! The summer is already flying by, I can't believe it will be the 4th of July next Friday! We always go up to Mackinaw city for the 4th. We like to shop at all the gift shops, get ice cream and fudge and then go out to dinner. Hopefully, they will also have fireworks while we are there. We can't wait to take Ana to see fireworks this year. She was always too small before, so this will be the big year. Well, Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ana & Odessa's pups


Pile O pups

Odessa hiding from the pups


Big Brown sleeping while sitting

The pups are now 5 weeks old and getting friskier by the day. We went with some of our favorite race horses as the theme to this litter.
The boys are: Man O War (one of the greatest race horses of all time 20 wins out of 21 races), Curlin (07 horse of the year), Cigar (one of the winningest horses, tied Citation's record), and Smarty (o4 Derby & Preakness winner).
The girls are: Ruffian (one of the greatest fillies of all time), Rags (first filly to win the Belmont in 102 years, winning in 07) and Big Brown (this year's Derby & Preakness winner). Yeah, she has a boy name, but oh well!!!
Nothing much has been going on here, except I swear it will never stop raining!!! It has poured every day for about a week now. The poor dogs all have HUGE puddles/lakes at their spots. I have to dig little rivers daily to get the water away from them. Poor guys! I am really getting sick of all the rain. When will it end????
Atleast we live on a hill, or we'd probably be underwater.
Martin & BJ went to their new home last week in Quebec. We delivered them across the border last Thursday so their new owner wouldn't have to drive so far. Duelly goes to his new home on the 23rd. He will be living in Ontario.
Oh, it is pouring again!!!! Big surprise!!!! Maybe we should get a boat, I wonder if we'd save on gas???!!! Probably not.......