Pearl delivered 10 perfect puppies last night. She is the best mom. We have 8 boys and 2 girls! Most important, mom and babies are healthy and content. Please stay updated for photos!
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Donna meets her new puppy! She also got to meet Cole and Pearl.
Tomorrow is Gracie’s 7th Birthday. Seems like yesterday that I flew to San Francisco to bring her home. We toured the area with all of the great sites and all I could think of was baby Gracie was going home with me. She is so beautiful, comical and smart. When I get in the tub she always sits just outside of the tub watching over me. She has almond shape eyes and I call her Almond Eyes. She curls at my feet when I read a book or watch TV. I love her so very much. Here is to another 7+ years with Gracie.
Lacey’s last puppy is going to be trained to help a wonderful woman who works with special needs kids. He will be trained as a hearing assistant dog. What a special boy. I can’t wait to hear about him. This is two dogs out of this litter that have been selected as therapy dogs. Way to go Lacey and Luke!!!!
This litter is due mid January. The puppies will be awesome! I can’t wait. Pearl is a total sweetheart with great conformation. She is athletic and loves to run. She is quiet in the house. She loves all of the dogs. She does have a guard dog bark if anyone comes by. It can be quiet intimidating. She gets this from her mother, Ruby. Like her mom, once she befriends you, she is your friend for life. Cole is striking with his rich pigment and his golden fleece coat. His color is hard to catch with the camera. He has a yellow gold that is gorgeous. He is friendly, loving and oh so beautiful (he prefers handsome: ).
Reserve early from this litter. Pearl is quite popular!!!
Feeders supply is hosting pet photos with Santa in New Albany, Louisville, and Shelbyville. All of the proceeds go to the Ky Humane Society. It is a lot of fun to see your dog with Santa and it is for a good cause. Contact your local Feeders Supply for dates and times that are available.
Cole is here for his mating with Pearl. His coat is magnificent. I can’t wait to see the puppies in mid January.
All puppies now have forever families. This is Layla’s final litter. Congratulations Layla on a super career.
The Bluegrass Barkery in Lexington, KY will be doing pet portraits with Santa. The proceeds go to the Bluegrass chapter of the Canine Cancer Foundation. Call to reserve a spot 859-523-3733. You may receive photo packages or a CD.
I just completed my 10 hour training with the Associaiton Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB). The five week course is complicated and worth the effort. The teacher is a psychologist that has recognized the need in our culture to allow for grief and healing after the loss of an animal companion. His book is wonderful and helped me after the loss of our 2 older labradors (Nyala and Bella Grace). The book is The Loss of a Pet by Dr. Wallace Sife. I highly recommend the book for anyone who is mourning the loss of their beloved animal. The foundation formed by Dr. Sife is Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, inc. The website is full of useful information www.aplb.org. I created a memorial for Nyala and Bella and they are listed under “Patrick Family”.
Because people in our culture grieve silently for our loss animals, it is difficult to heal. People often confide in their pets, tell them our fantasies, receive great comfort when we are stressed and all of these behaviors create a special unmatched bond. Sometimes folks are ashamed to tell friends or professionals the extent in which we mourn. Society as a rule can be insensitive to animal loss. I think the work of this organization is of great value and will continue to blog about the issue.