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.
My email is

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!