on the lighter side of Life- and death-

On the lighter side- Eden, who had been bred to Brother (Ch. Grandgables the Frat Boy) was due to deliver the same week that my father died. When my sister called and said, "get home now-" I loaded Eden into the car too. When I got to the hospital, my father was already gone, but I wanted to stay with him a while. Of course the rest of the family had been there for most of the day. About an hour after I arrived my mom was ready to leave, so my sister said, "I will go home with Cadie." To which I said, "as long as you don't mind sitting next to Eden- who is pregnant." The nurse who had been caring for my dad said, "you have a pregnant dog with you?" I said, "yes, and I am thinking that she could deliver tonight." "Well I have never heard THAT one before!" she said. Eden waited until that Wednesday- and had 4 girls.

Her sister, Cassia had also been bred to Brother. She had 2 girls and 1 boy. This picture is of all 7 puppies. As you can see, one of them is a mis-mark. I have never had a white-factored, mis-marked puppy before. She can not be shown in conformation, so she will be available to a pet home.


Dogs like to go on vacation too

George and Shirley sent this message, "We just had a special travel experience with MacDuff. We decided to escape the heat and humidity in Philadelphia by driving up to Lake Placid, NY late last week......... MacDuff went everywhere with us. Walks along Main Street-watching out for traffic but not upset at vehicles- sitting by our chairs at meals- accepting frequent admiration from other guests, hotel staff and others. He even met a female sheltie (11 yr old) who he liked but kept at a distance. He really disliked a noisy Yorkie, however. He much prefereed people. He even offered a kiss to people that spoke to him with the right measure of adoration, especially ladies. MacDuff continues to be an outstanding friend and companion. We had not anticipated just how much he would enjoy our mountain vacation. He had a great time. "