Friday, November 19, 2010

A 7 1/2 mo heat cycle

Dawna surprised us today by going into season at 7 1/2 mos since her last season started. Of course she couldn't wait a few days for our already planned trip to Santa Rosa for Thanksgiving. Off to CCI tomorrow for some time at the spa.
Chelan (our COC) will come along for the ride and some extra exercise if the play yard isn't too wet.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

So long, until we meet again!!

The F Litter moved on to a new phase of their CCI adventure today. They left our home and arrived at puppy park at the CCI National Campus in Santa Rosa. Tomorrow they will begin to move all around the country, joining their puppy raisers in the great adventure of learning to be CCI dogs. Here's a glimpse at the beginnings of that grand adventure.

We'd love to hear from any of the puppy raisers of the F Litter. Please feel free to contact us at

Bon voyage F Litter! Safe journeys and have a wonderful time in the next phase of your lives. It's been an honor, privilege and a blast having known you through your first eight weeks!

Into the car, into our crates!

The car!
In our crates!
More crates!

We yowled (not too much) and then we slept (soundly). And then we got to this new wonderful place!! Out of the car, into the cart (we practiced this already in the garden cart at our first home). Off to puppy park for us!

A new cart!
More of us in the cart!
We're all here!
Wheee!  This is going someplace good!!

And then the pups were at puppy park.



Fergenson (Ferge)



And they always love their Mama Dawna...

We see our mommy!

And after a very busy morning, they curl up for a snooze. The pups love each other, too!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We learned good!

The pups have learned their lessons well. Mama Dawna showed them how to play with the rings. They spent their last night with us showing her how well they learned!

The pups have also been learning how to be in crates. Here's a little taste of some of that experience.

More crates!
Even more crates!
In we go!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Litter Picture!

Dawna's F Litter has a portrait! Please remember that all of the names are preliminary until CCI finalizes them prior to sending the pups to puppy raisers. But for now... Drumroll, please....

Dawna II x Saris/Ross VI: The Fantastic F Litter!

The Fantastic F Litter

Let's roll back the film just a bit. Getting a picture of nine puppies takes a bit of doing and a LOT of help. It also takes some time--puppies need to have played hard and tired themselves out before even starting!

So, here's to all of the folks who helped make this picture possible:

Nancy Vise: Photographer!!
Kim Brewer: Puppy Wrangler
Georgia Brown: Puppy Wrangler
Ken Brown: Puppy Wrangler
Cody Brown: Puppy Wrangler
Alice Stivanelli: Puppy Wrangler
Nancy Reed: Puppy Wrangler

Notice that it takes a lot of wranglers to get a litter portrait.

And here's just a taste of what the process looks like--once the pups are tired enough to start...

Litter Picture Step 1
Litter Picture Step 2
Litter Picture Step 3
Litter Picture Step 4
Litter Picture Step 5

Saturday, July 31, 2010


The pups have been enjoying the great outdoors. Today they had a picnic lunch!

Friday, July 30, 2010

We're getting big!!










Many thanks to Nancy Vise and Kim Brewer who captured these pictures for us--little and big!

Puppy Moving and Storage

The pups' pen gets completely cleaned at least once a day. Items are carefully placed for their use. Then "Puppy Moving and Storage" goes into action...