Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Homes

I am happy to report all of our puppies have found their forever homes.
Ricky went home to Altoona today with a very cute Crestipoo.
I had never seen a crestipoo before, I was amazed at how soft her hair was. And Soo Cute!

We are starting a waiting list for our spring/summer 2009 puppies.
If you would like to add one of our Bichon Puppies to your family let us know.

This is Rose. She is the digger of our family.
She is also the smallest Bichon in our family. Rose weighs between 7-8 pounds.

This is Minnie. Minnie is 5 years old and the queen of our family.
Minnie is our largest female Bichon she weighs between 12-14 pounds.
In this picture she is pregnant with her first litter. This is Fawkes. Fawkes is the joker of the family, she always makes me smile.
Fawkes weighs between 9-11 pounds.
Fawkes is also our underdog, she had 9 puppies in her first litter.
Most Bichons have 4-5 puppies in a litter.
This is Saul. Saul is a GREAT Dad, he loves to play with all of his little ones.

More soon, I love taking pictures of the family.
Ta ta for now.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ricky Ricardo is 10 weeks old!

We have had a very busy fall, and are looking forward to a quiet winter -
Well less busy, anyway.

Little Ricky is the only puppy we have left still looking for a home.
He and momma Rose love to play tag the morning -
Then I feel like an old lady when I say
"It is all fun and games until someone knocks an eye out!"

This week has been cold and rainy so we took pictures in the house.
Ricky doesn't seem to mind the cold weather as much as I do, it must be his beautiful fur coat!
Goofy waits by the door until Ricky comes out to play, then they wrestle in the leaves and Mud.

Ricky loves to travel and meet new people.
He is such a Charmer!

He loves to cuddle up after dinner and watch TV. "Keeping up Appearances" is his all time favorite.

He loves to try new treats. This week he discovered smoked pig ears.
Ricky thinks they are great! Maybe next week he will discover breath mints!
More Pictures of Ricky!

We are a funny bunch at our house, this last litter was given names from the British comedy Keeping up Appearances. Last weekend we were raking Grandma's yard and I asked has anyone seen Richard.
I start calling Richard, Richard.
My husband just stood there and looked at me with a funny smile and said,
"What, I am right here."
I replied,
"No,Richard the puppy."
So now I ask, has anyone seen Little Ricky.

More Later, Ta Ta for now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Puppy Update

As of this morning we only have Ricky still looking for his new family. I hope to have new pictures up later today. We will see how the morning goes.

Lucy Ball went home over the weekend. She was very excited to be living in Ames, several of her siblings live in Ames so maybe she will run into them on walks.

Buddy (BJ) was very excited yesterday to find out that he will be going home on Sunday. Buddy asked that I wait to give him a bath so he can be sparkling clean when he goes home. With the rain today I think I will wait.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Names

We have had a very busy week!
The puppies have been working on house training, and enjoy going to the park at least once a week. Of course, going to the pet store is their favorite as they get to pick out treats.

I have changed Hyacinth's name to Lucy. She has grown and developed a personality of her own, and Lucy suits her better. When Lucy wants to sit on my lap she bounces up and down until I pick her up. When she is really excited outside, she bounces like a ball. So Lucy Ball fits her just right. I have also made new folders of the puppies, so each puppy has their own album of pictures. Her album is: Lucy Ball

I have changed Richard to Ricky - Not a big change. Ricky is a great little guy who will face whatever life throws his way. He loves to explore, so if you like to travel or just go for long walks in the park, Ricky is your guy. Here are pictures of Ricky Ricardo.

Ricky and Lucy love to take naps together.

Bj, the puppy Formerly known as WILLIE, was returned to us October 8th because he had too much energy for the elderly people that adopted him. He is potty trained and enjoys sitting on my lap while I watch TV in the evening. BJ loves car rides and walks in the park. BJ also likes to be called Buddy. Pictures of BJ

Please feel free to contact me with any questions! If you would like to see more pictures of the puppies with their litter mates, click

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Keeping Up Apperances Episode #8

This weekend Onslow and Violet went home with their new families!

Richard and Hyacinth are still looking for homes. While they wait they have been having lots of fun going to parks and meeting new people.

Hyacinth is a quiet little princess. She loves long walks in the park and playing dress up.

Richard just woke up from a nap and I caught this pose. He is also a quiet little guy. Our little explorer, he would love to be your traveling companion.

This is Fawkes with Richard. Fawkes is another of our female Bichons that enjoy taking turns baby sitting the puppies.If you would like to see more of this weeks pictures
or check out our album and see the puppies as they grew

This is our last litter of puppies for the year. We will be taking deposits for Spring/Summer 2009 puppies soon. Let us know if you are interested. We hope to here from you soon.
Ta Ta for now!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

To the Park!

Yesterday we took another trip to the park in Ames. This time I remembered to bring the camera. Ok, in reality this time I packed a basket with all the puppy toys and treats and had room for the camera, so we were packed and ready to go the night before. I always forget something if I don't prepare ahead of time.

Why do I dress the puppies up?

Mostly training but also it makes them easier to identify in the pictures. They tend to move quickly and a tee-shirt or dress makes editing the pictures much quicker. If they happen to go home to a family that likes to play dress up it is a bonus because they are used to playing.

This is Richard. He is our little explorer, he seems to travel the farthest the fastest. This morning he took and adventure to the other side of the house, I had to quick find a flash light. Of couse by the time I found the flash light he was waiting by the door with this look on his face. I just can't resist that look and swooped him up for some cuddles.

This is Hyacinth. She is just too cute. She loves to cuddle in the Lazyboy with me. She is a quiet little princess, and loves to play dress-up.

This is little Onslow. Onslow is a go getter. When he is tired he likes to lay by my feet for a nap. With the weather getting colder he is my current favorite.

Violet and Emmit have already found homes and are very excited to go home in the next week or so.

This is our little Violet.

And our Emmit.

If you would like to see more pictures
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Of course you can always email. We check our email several times a day and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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We hope to here from you soon. Ta Ta for now.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Play Time!

This week I wanted to share a little more about the puppies upbringing. Having a lot of safe experiences while puppies are young helps them be better adjusted adults. We start by exploring outside in our yard when the puppies are around 4 weeks old(the weather has a lot to do with when we start). After the puppies have had their first set of shots we start exploring farther and farther from home. We go to the park, the pet store and we try to do at least 1 trip to Grandma's house (a 3 hour drive). This afternoon we are going to the park, I should have the pictures up tomorrow.

This is Minnie. All of our adult dogs play with the puppies. Kind of like baby sitting or having a really cool aunt. They play chase and hide and seek. They also teach the puppies when it is time to stop playing, with a bark or a growl.

This is a set of pictures with our puppy proofing cats. We have 3 or 4 cats that love puppies, but we live on a hobby farm so we also have cats that dislike puppies/dogs. Raj and Goofy are the first to come over and play. Here we are having a Scavenger Hunt. We scattered treats in the yard and everyone is looking for a quick snack. Raj and Goofy are great with the puppies and love to play. As with all good baby sitters they have fun but also teach the puppies when they have had enough in a firm but gentle way.

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In the pictures the boys have had a bath, but the Sun was starting to set so the Girls had their bath after the photo shoot. I should have pictures of the puppies at the park up sometime tomorrow. Ta Ta for now!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Keeping Up Apperances Episode #5

Today we go to the vet and get shots and a full check-up!

The puppies are 6 weeks old today and they are having a great time. Sunday we went to Grandma's house for a visit. A 3 hour car ride and everyone the whole way. The puppies are enjoying playing outside and playing hide and seek in the house. This week we have several outings planned, so they will have more car experience and some leash training.

Here are the stars of the blog!

This is Hyacinth: she is a bundle of fun and loves to play.

Richard is our little explorer. He travels the farthest in the shortest amount of time.

This is Onslow. He loves to play and cuddle.

Mommy Rose.

Daddy Saul

Violet has already picked out a family and is excited to meet all her new brothers.

Emmet has also found a family, and can't wait to hear about Disney Land!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Keeping Up Apperances Episode #4

Rose's litter is 4 weeks old! This week they have started eating Pruina Pro Plan Puppy food that is moistened with water. They are much cleaner puppies now. They are enjoying exploring the house and playing with all of the adult dogs. However, warm dry weather would be nice so they could play a little outside.
This is Violet. She is the loudest puppy this week. She loves to bark and growl.

This is Richard. He loves to explore and travels the farthest in the shortest amount of time.

This is Onslow. Onslow loves to explore but doesn't travel too far with out company.

Our Hyacinth is a little charmer. Her black markings haven't come in quite yet, but she can charm everyone into a few kisses.

Emmet is just a little different, he has beige ears and beige spots.
If you are looking for a one of a kind puppy Emmet is you guy.
We took almost 50 pictures of the puppies
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Hopefully the weather will be better this week and we will be able to take some pictures outside.
Please feel free to send us an email if you have any questions about the puppies.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Keeping up Appearances - Episode 3

The puppies had their first meal of gruel on Wednesday. They will spend all week learning how to eat out of a dish. For the first few days they spend most of their meal time stepping in the food dishes and then licking the food off of each other. But they are just so cute.

We have decided to set up a play pen for the little explorers. They have been getting lost behind chairs and crawling into other rooms. Keeps their mom very busy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Minnie's Puppies all have homes

Angua went home today! She was very excited to be going home, however she was a little tired.
We took all the puppies to the park in Ames to play this afternoon. We visited 2 parks and walked on leashes. The puppies are doing very well on leashes, we were able to walk for 15 minutes at a time. OK, we mostly walked 1 or 2 puppies played and walked at the same time.

I hope to have pictures of Rose's puppies eating gruel up on Friday.
Ta Ta For Now

Monday, September 1, 2008

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Both Robert and Mortimer found homes today. Their new mommy lives in Rhode Island, and they are very excited to go on a plane trip to meet her on the 13th! Since Molly's mommy is picking her up shortly as well, this means that The only little pup left of Minnie's litter is Angua.

They had a very fun time at the petsmart today, and did well on the rather long drive it took to get there. Angua says Hi to everybody!


Playful Puppies

Saturday Willie went home to Red Oak, Iowa. He was very happy to hear he will be spending his winters in Texas.
We are working on potty training and leash training a lot now. But we still like to have fun chasing each other in the yard.

Angua is a quiet little girl. She loves to play but would prefer to cuddle.

Rob is always a gentlemen, and is looking very distinguished.
He loves to play and be the center of attention.

Mortimer loves to explore. He is also loves cuddles.

Friends at play.
Molly, Angua and Rob.

Daddy always gets to babysit.
For more pictures of Minnie's Puppies
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Here we have Rose's new puppies. They are almost 3 weeks old!
Rose has 2 puppies that already stand out Hyacinth and Onslow. They are the explorers of the litter, as they have already begun exploring outside of their box.

On the left is Hyacinth and on the right is Violet.
Bichons are born all white and gradually develop their black markings.

Ah, the boys.
From left to right we have Onslow, Emmet and Richard.
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Look for more updates soon. I hope to post later this week with pictures of the little puppies eating their first meal of puppy gruel.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Time to start heading Home

Minnie's pups are almost 8 weeks old and are ready to start going to their new homes. This week we played dress up, for the puppies that will go to homes with little girls. We also took the pictures before their bath so they would be more active. It was also easier to tell them apart in the pictures so we took over 100. They are at the Picasa site.

This is Willie. He is a quiet little guy who likes to cuddle. Our little race car driver this week. He is normally camera shy, but not this week.

Mortimer is also a cuddle bug, but he is a bit more active. This week he is dressed as a Rock Star.

This is Rob. He is dressed up as a dog with attitude. He is really a sweet little guy. He wants to go to a home that will spent time teaching him tricks.

Angua is a shy little girl.
She would like a quiet home, but she is not a complainer and will adjust to any situation that comes her way.

Molly is Looking forward to meeting her new family in a few weeks.

Rose had a litter of 5 puppies Aug. 12th. This litter will be ready to go home in Mid October. I will put up pictures as soon as their eyes open. We have decided that they will be named after characters from the British comedy "Keeping Up Appearances." (shown on PBS)
Ta Ta for now.