Sunday, December 13, 2009


Little Frosty and Peppermint are just over 9 weeks old and doing great. The girls are looking forward to flying home for Christmas, and putting messy snow behind them. Frosty and Peppermint have been working on leash training and potty training. We have been putting them outside whenever they bark, for just a few minutes. If they happen to bark when they are outside we let them in right away. Of course this means they are in and out several times a day, but it is nice when they learn to ask to go potty by themselves.

Momma Fawkes no longer has any milk to offer, however it is always nice to cuddle with mom.

Ahh, Minnie.
Minnie is the dominant female of our house, when she goes out everybody goes out. Minnie has always had the knack for escaping confinement when she was in heat and wanted to have puppies, this heat cycle we thought we had it covered. Minnie out smarted us again.
This will be Minnie's last litter before retirement. Minnie loves having puppies however she will be 8 years old this summer(August 15,2010) and I want her to live a long healthy life. Don't worry we have a very good pension plan, lots of love and all the treats she can handle. Plus she will be able to baby Rose and Fawke's puppies.
This is Minnie trying to eat while Ivanna is pulling on her tail. Ivanna tried to drag Minnie across the floor for a good 5 minutes. It was soooo cute we just had to take a picture.

Minnie's litter will be born in early February and will be able go home around Easter.
We are currently taking Deposits for Minnie's puppies. If you would rather be on a waiting list just let us know.
Ta For Now,

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Our little girls have had a busy week. This week we went to the park and played with Dad on Sunday. We had a lot of fun and then it started to rain.
For Thanksgiving we made the 3 hour trip to Grandma's house. We had a lot of fun playing with all the relatives. The girls did napped all the way up to Grandma's but they were a little fussy on the way home( I think they were upset they didn't get any pie).

Snow Drop is a cute little explorer. Snow Drop is looking forward to going home on Saturday.

Our Holly has found her forever family and is now Sophie. Sophie is looking forward to going home in Saturday as well.

Princess LoLa is looking forward to being this years Miss Wisconsin.

Peppermint enjoyed having Thanksgiving at Grandma's house, even if she didn't get any stuffing.

Frosty enjoyed all the Cousins that came to Grandmas to play.

Ivanna always steals the show. So much puppy in such a little package.

The dog in the purple shirt is "Aunt Minnie." Every litter one of our other female Bichons will be the prime baby sitter, this litter both Rose and Minnie have enjoyed playing Aunt. In this photo you can see Ivanna trying to get Minnie to play. Ivanna tugged and tugged but Minnie just kept eating.
Of course we always take too many pictures of the puppies if you would like to see more.

This week the puppies will start going home with there forever families. The Girls are soo excited to start their new adventures at home.

All of our puppies have homes right now, we are looking forward to 3 litters of puppies in 2010. If you would like to reserve a puppy from one of our up coming litters please send us an email.
Ta For Now

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fawkes puppies are 6 weeks old!

Our Little Princesses are growing like weeks. Everyday they become a little more sure of themselves and explore further from the safety of mom. This week the puppies favorite event was the mock tea party. All the girls dressed up and we took out all the toys to play with.

This is Frosty playing with the favorite toy of the week. It is a ball with little balls inside, when the ball rolls the little balls inside jingle. I found it in the cat department and the puppies just love it.

Time for a quick snack and then back to play.

Our Holly is quite a little explorer, she will wonder off into the kitchen looking for new smells. After a while she will bark and then run back into the living room to play with all her sisters.

Frosty let me know she was so excited that it was time for pictures. Frosty is a little slow to start but once she gets going she loves to play.

This is Peppermint candy she is just too sweet. She is a little princess, full of sugar and spice.

This is Lola (formerly Crystal). Lola is a card and a half. I am afraid she will have all of Wisconsin charmed into doing her bidding by spring.

Snow Drop is such a fun puppy. Snow Drop is also an explorer, with a side of Super Model thrown in just for fun. Snow Drop is looking forward to going home with a great Mom and Dad and 2 fun canine siblings to play with.

Ivanna is our little joy. She has lots of personality packed into a little package. Ivanna is still a little to small for all the dresses so she picked out a sailor shirt for our tea party. When she was done playing dress up like a good little girl she undressed herself and left her shirt on the floor.
This week the puppies are enjoying pulling each others leashes and making knots for us to untangle. The puppies also enjoyed their first trip to Petsmart. We have had a dreary week and the puppies are looking forward to playing outside again. Maybe we will finally get to go to the park.
As of right now Peppermint and Frosty are pending payment. Holly is still looking for her forever family. If you are interested please send us an email.
I have posted over 100 pictures of the puppies this week. If we make it to the park I will add more. They are just too cute.
Have a great weekend,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Play Time!

I just had to share this snapshot. I found daddy and his little princesses all snuggled up in the same crate this afternoon. I thought it was just too precious to pass up.

This week the puppies had their first visit with Dr Quam and Bea. They each had a thorough check up, shots, worming and gave lots of kisses to Bea. All the puppies are healthy and very happy to hear they can now have visitors, Go on car rides and maybe a trip to the park if the weather is nice.

This is Peppermint Candy, she is the second smallest puppy. Peppermint is a bit reserved, she likes to take her time and assess new things before jumping in.

This is our Frosty. Frosty is a lot like Peppermint, she takes a little time before she jumps into the fray. Once she gets going, she loves to play.

This is Holly. Holly Loves to give Kisses to everybody. Even cats.
Holly loves to explore. You can always tell Holly apart in group shot because she loves sleeping on her back.

This is a picture of Crystal and Daddy. Crystal picked out her forever family today and is looking forward to exploring Wisconsin. All the trees to smell, all the cheeses to beg for.

This is Snow Drop. Snow Drop picked out her forever family on Saturday. Snow Drop is looking forward to chasing her new siblings all over the yard. ( This photo was changed Nov 17, I had accidentally uploaded a pic. of Crystal). Sorry everybody.

Raj is one of our Puppy Training Cats. Raj loves to play chase, but his favorite game is tug-of-war with the puppies leashes. THis is a shot of Raj and Snow Drop playing in the yard.

Ivanna is such a little doll. Ivanna is a big dog in a little body, she always makes us laugh.
Ivanna is looking forward to meeting her human siblings in a few weeks.

This is Holly checking out a chicken named Dashing(for his good looks). We have a greenhouse just off the living room for the puppies to play in when the weather outside is too cold or rainy, and in the greenhouse we have a few chickens and 2 angora rabbits. The puppies love to explore and smell all the new things we add to the greenhouse.
This week the puppies will be starting to sleep in a plastic kennel in the living room together(mom will be in a kennel right next to them). Wednesday we will divide the puppies in half and they will sleep 3 in each crate, Saturday we will have 2 puppies in each crate and by Thanksgiving each puppy will be sleeping in their own room (plastic kennel). I think I may need to sew more blankets :)
We do still have 3 little girls looking for their forever families, please feel free to email with any questions any time.
I have added lots of pictures to our Picasa site.

I better go check on the girls, have a great week!
Ta for now

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fawkes puppies are 4 weeks old and clean!

It sure is amazing how much the puppies change each week. The puppies are starting to voice all their concerns about food and making sure mom knows when they want attention.

Yesterday the puppies had their first spa day. Each puppy had a foot massage, pedicure, and of course a bath and blow dry. The puppies also were introduced to brushes and combs, their hair really isn't long enough yet so we just practiced.

This is our Holly, she is still the biggest puppy. Holly decided on a purple collar.

Frosty decided on a pink collar with white and pink spots.

Peppermint Candy went with a red and white stripped collar. She is just too sweet.

Snow Drop Decided on a light blue collar. Snow Drop reminds me of a snow ball. She has very long hair that just poofed out.

Crystal went with a purple stripped collar. Crystal looks like she may have a beige ear on her left. It is still pretty light but there is a difference.

Ivanna is just too cute. She may be the smallest puppy, but she makes up for it in gumption. She doesn't let any of her sisters push her around.

Nap time with Sam.

We were very happy to here the weather in Iowa is supposed to be warm this weekend. The puppies will be able to go outside and explore this weekend. This afternoon they will spend a half an hour or so in the green house, walking on gravel for the first time will be fun. This week the puppies will be more active than they have been in the past and will enjoy meeting the cats, rabbits and chicks. They may even start to play with the mountain of toys we have ready for them. :)
Ok, I just want to warn you I have been very camera happy, if you want to seen lots more pictures of the puppies.

We only have 3 puppies still available if you are interested in adding one of our princesses to your family please send us an email.
Ta for Now,

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fawke's Puppies are 3 weeks old!

Dinner with mom. This is mama Fawkes feeding her pups.

The puppies are now starting to eat puppy Gruel. Puppy gruel is made by soaking Purina Pro Plan Puppy food in Puppy milk and then blending the soaked food to make a gruel. Right now they tend to make a big mess walking through the food more then they eat it. The puppies do however enjoy licking the gruel off of each other!

This is our little Peppermint Candy.

This is Snow Drop looking for a tasty treat.

Holly is still the biggest puppy of the litter

This is Crystal, she is a card.

This is our cute little Frosty.

This is Ivanna she was known as Tinkerbell.
Ivanna was very excited to hear she will be going home with a wonderful family in Massachusetts this December.
This past week the puppies have been learning to crawl around and explore their surroundings. The puppies are still a little wobbly as they crawl about, and very cute too. The puppies are messy in all of the photos because they are having the opportunity to eat gruel 3 times a day. I took all of the pictures just after they had finished eating and cleaning each other off a bit,
so that everyone could enjoy the mess.
I also wanted to apologize for being late this week, I really wanted to get some natural light for the photos, mother nature had other ideas.
Please enjoy all the pictures in our Picasa Album
The puppies are looking forward to their fist spa day next week. Probably on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on when we have sun. The puppies will have their first real bath, and get their new collars.
Please feel free to email or call with any questions.
Ta For Now,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fawkes Puppies are 2 weeks old!

The girls are growing like weeds and starting to get into trouble already!

This is the biggest puppy she is already 25 ounces! She has been getting teased, the boys in the house have been calling her big Birtha so we have given her the nickname Holly.
Holly is already starting to explore and she can't even see yet!

This is Snow Drop, formerly Puppy #3. Snow Drop is a pretty little girl, she is 18 ounces today.

This is Peppermint Candy, formerly puppy #5.
Peppermint still has her eyes closed, she is17 ounces.

This little cutie is Crystal formerly puppy #4. Crystal is 17.5 ounces today.

This little charmer is Frosty, formerly puppy #2. Frosty is 19 ounces today. Frosty's eyes are just starting to open.

This is Tiny Tinkerbell, she prefers Tink. Tink was the first puppy to open her eyes by a day or so. Tink is always on the move and is happy to report that she is a whopping 11 ounces big.
Yes, she is tiny but she is strong and very persistent. Tink is still being supplemented, but she is starting to let me know how much she dislikes it. I swear she is saying, "I am a big girl! I don't want to be the baby!"

In the next few days the puppies will be starting to hear sounds. Part of our puppy training is to have them listen to lots of different sounds, we use recordings of babies crying, gun shots, and other sounds that we don't have around the house. Of course the puppies get to hear all the normal house sounds like the vacuum, TV, and radio.
The biggest change for the puppies this week will be a move from their box to a playpen. Holly has decided that she wants to go exploring and we don't want her to wander too far from Mom.
To the Photo Album, this week I snapped 45 pictures.
Please feel free to email with Questions.
Ta for Now