Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Emily and Jack puppies

I am pretty sure the girl is on the left, little boy in the center and bigger boy on the right. This was there first bath, wouldn't want to go 7 weeks without a bath myself. They were all spunky after there baths.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Long awaited pictures of Lucy....

I would have to say Lucy is one of my most difficult puppies to get pictures of... Not that this is an unusual trait as it seems most Norwich Terriers are not too keen on photography, atleast mine are not. Lucy is very demanding and vocal (like her Mother Rachel). She needs to be the center of attention most of the time but gets along very well with her roommate Bart, my 9 week old Westie puppy.

Bart the super model!

After a good romp with all of Barts playmates it was finally time for he and his roommate Lucy to have there own time in the kitchen. Its very difficult to get the kids to pose for pictures but I do my best! He is working up to 10 weeks of age...

Friday, May 17, 2013

The kids and I watching Abe Lincoln Vampire hunter!

The girl is in the middle and the boys are on both ends. Sorry about the clarity, it was taken with my cel phone....

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rachel is finished with her motherly duties and goes home...

Hi Christopher,

Rachel is doing great!  She stepped in right where she left off.  We spent a
short time gardening.  When Jay returned from dropping Jack at the groomer, she
ran to him like a streak of lightning!  Then she streaked back to me.  I've
never seen her run like that!

She definitely has her appetite back.  She growled at one of the cats who
ventured too close while she was eating.  She seems content and happy.


Argy McLeod goes home....

Today was a happy but sad day for myself as it was time for Argy to go to his forever home with a wonderful local couple by the name of Nancy and Bruce McLeod. 

Argy is a very well manored little 8 week old Westie boy who I am sure with give Bruce and Nancy all they were hoping for in a little Westie puppy. I feel i was very luck to find such a wonderful couple here locally....

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Emily's puppies individually.

Top to bottom. Emily's girl, little boy and big boy. Pretty cute!

Emily's puppies at the first real meal...

From left to right we have Emily's girl then her two brothers little man and big boy. In the lower picture you will see the puppy girl in the upper left corner, little boy upper right and big boy below.

The puppies are still pretty shy so, as I do with all my puppies play with them daily to increase there confidence and have fun! 

Lucy at 6 weeks old

Lucy has been a real kick in the pants she acts like a pre teen... or is that a pre madonna? She wants to be held most of the time if possible, if not she would prefer laying in your lap to relax. When she get a chance she does enjoy a little play time with her older Westie friends but is pretty fierce when it comes to defending herself. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Henri continues to thrive.

Dear Friends,
Well, things are slowly settling down for me and I am attempting to catchup. The past 6-months have been incredibly challenging for our family. I had my third hip surgery which was unsuccessful. Bella, our 7-yo Westie, reacted poorly to Mommy being ill. So we had to deal with several stress related issues with her. By nature, Bella is a worry wart so it is not surprising she struggled when I was having problems. Now, she is her normal self again (running around barking at squirrels or anything else that moves and unloading the toy box) but it took some anti-anxiety medication to get her back on track. And as you might imagine, with Addison's Disease, you don't want to ignore stress issues. Henri was his happy-go-lucky self, not stressing about much at all. Although, he added to our stress with having a few secondary infections (thanks to his immunosuppressive meds) that were tough to get rid of. Luckily, Henri is a very compliant patient...He takes everything in stride. Now, everyone seems to be headed (knock on wood) in the right directions which is very good news.
Next week, Henri goes in for blood work to monitor his IMHA remission, Crohn's and rabies immunity. He has been doing very well. Last week, he went to his Godmother's house (Jeannette) for a few days. He got to run around her yard showing off all his soccer skills. You kick the ball and he weaves it back to you. Jeannette, probably, has a very sore leg as Henri will do this for hours on end. Henri came home tired, happy and with half her yard in his furnishings. The boy loves to play soccer and love is an understatement.
Bella and Henri have been enjoying the spring weather. Most sunny days, you will find them cooking themselves on the back deck. In fact, Jeff got on Google maps to look at our property and found 2 white dots on our back deck---even Google knows! In the cool mornings, when Henri hears the heat come on, he goes the nearest heat duct and lays over it. He has been doing this since he was a pup. See pics attached. There is a heat duct between their crates. Henri pushes the toys out, hops on it and usually falls asleep. So sweet!!
Thanks to each of you for your support. The Helping Henri Medical Fund continues to assist us in caring medically for Henri. Henri's IMHA story continues to give hope to others battling this disease. I continue to participate in supporting owner's with newly diagnosed IMHA dogs via an on-line support group. With a mortality rate of >50%, some studies suggest 90%, Henri's story is a ray of light..he is a miracle. We are happy to share if it will ease the journey of another.
Henri sends his super power-washing kisses of gratitude!
Ella and Henri

Friday, May 3, 2013

Haley's boys

Bart is on the left and Argie is on the right. You have no idea how many shots and how long it took to get this picture... They are 7 weeks old.

Lucy, so pretty....

Guess I should have used the flash...

Emily puppies get there freedom.

In accending order we have the biggest boy, the girl and at the bottom the little boy. Very hard to tell them apart at this age...