Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yep, you guessed it, more Fall Training & dog related activities!!!!!
Tefa & Fender waiting for treats after the run

One of our teams on a beautiful fall morning. Training is going well for us. We had a few days of warm weather that slowed us down, but now the cold temps are back!

Larry coming home with a team

Deward, the thousands of acres of state land we get to train in every day

Zeus, now 5 months old, excited about the new additions to our kennel! He finally has someone to play with other than our two house dogs!!

Carmello (black female) & Clark, two of the three new additions to our kennel. John Fink is selling out, so we went down there to check out his wonderful kennel of dogs. We came home with part of his candy bar litter, Clark, Carmello & Whatchamacallit. Whatchamacallit is WAY too long of a name, so we let Ana choose another candy bar she liked. She was stuck on Hershey, but there is already a hershey in the litter. We tried to get her to go for Twix, but Ana won and Whatchamacallit is now Hershey 2.

The 2nd female, Whatchamacallit, or now named Hershey 2. We are very excited about these three pups. They are from excellent bloodlines (Swingley/Saunderson/Buser/Redington), and are extremely social, well behaved pups.

Me reading in "Shady Acres" getting to know the new puppies. Carmello just had to crawl into my lap. She is a little sweetie!

One of the highlights of this fall was Lee & Claudia Nowak's annual visit to help socialize & spoil puppies. They had just come from the Symposium in Curtice with none other than Sebastian Schnuelle! For those who do not know, he is a top distance sled dog driver. In 2009, he won the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest sled dog race and then piloted his team to a 2nd place finish in the Iditarod only 10 days later. To say we were excited to meet him was an understatement!

Sebastian holding some of our pups from our George/Odessa litter. Odessa had 4 pups on September 8th. 1 male, 3 females. Ana picked a flower theme and named them: Poppy (the male), Pansy, Rosie & Daisy.

Lee doing his very important job of socializing (also known as spoiling) Daisy.

Claudia with Poppy

They are now 5.5 weeks old & doing great! They are little bundles of energy with VERY sharp teeth, chewing everything insight, including ME! Pansy is on the far left, then Poppy, & Rosie.

Daisy is on the far left, and Rosie is biting Poppy's ear.

All the pups exploring the big world outside their house.

All curled up, ready for a nap together.

Ana holding Pansy, her favorite puppy.

Other than working, everything we have been doing is dog related, of course! Ana loves school & is in gymnastics, which she also loves. She has a very busy job lately of socializing and playing with 8 puppies. This coming weekend we are headed to the Shaw's for their annual rig session & rabies shot clinic. We can't wait to see all of our friends & have a great time!!