"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." Therefore, I plan to enjoy one of my special and favorite days of the year! I am a Leo and proud of it!
In the last post I wrote about Rafe's son, Cooper, winning his first major at the West Bend show. LaVonne, Cooper's breeder and owner, sent me this photo of his win.
LaVonne also sent the photo taken at the show where Misti earned her Grand Championship title.
Misti is the daughter of Cinder, who is a full sister to Josh. LaVonne and I co-bred and co-own her. Congrats again on both dogs' wins.
Speaking of Cinder, she is happy in her new home in Georgia. One of her new owners recently sent an update: "I cannot tell you how much joy this little girl has given me. She knew as soon as we got her I was the one with the broken heart and she is relentless in staying right with me. While she loves and enjoys Janice, she’s made it clear that I’m hers...We are having some “belongingness” jockeying now that Cinder is sleeping with me, although occasionally Raven joins her. (See pictures – that’s Raven in the background.) She, Raven and Mazie are playing more often, and the “Choir” performs at least once a day. It amazes me that all three are always in the same key, and while Mazie is the instigator, they all stop at the same time as if a conductor directed them. How do they do that? …Cinder is everything I could have hoped for and more. She certainly fulfills your tag line because my life is certainly better with a Lhasa to love me! Obviously, we don’t function well without a Lhasa and a Scottie!
Here is the photo of Cinder sleeping with her Scottie friend.
Sarah sent some photos and an update on Mick, who is a Josh and Luna son. "Mick is so friendly. He wants to meet everyone--human or otherwise. The trainer in his class said he is much friendlier and more outgoing for a Lhasa, that we almost have to try to reign it in just a little bit. He sometimes gets distracted when training and would rather go [to] people (especially little children) or other dogs when they walk by than the treats we offer him to get him to focus and do what we are working on with him. He is still doing really well! The trainer said he has a show dog walk. We are so proud of and know we are so blessed to have our Mick, and were delighted to get his AKC papers. Katie had me take a picture of the envelope she decorated when we sent in his application and asked me to send it to you. Really sweet, huh? Mick is such a good boy...He still likes sleeping on his back like he did when he was so tiny and still with you. Also, when he lies down on his tummy, he often lies with his back legs stretched out behind him, frequently in a crossed position. He pays attention to things on t.v. more than any dog we have ever had. Also, when he goes outside...he is always not only looking around, but also up all over in the trees...He still stretches like a cat, raising his back up in a high arch, then often bowing low...He is so cute, and he is just wonderful and sweet and smart too!"
Puppy News! (and photos)“When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.” ~ Sara Paretsky
As you might imagine, things are busy around here with all the puppies. They are getting cuter each day. Here are the most recent photos.
These photos are from the litter born on July 16. The sire is Josh. The dam is Shadow. This litter is now 4 weeks old.
|These are the "twins" - two black females. I have to look closely at the white to tell them apart.|
|The darker gold male|
|The black male with white markings|
|The lighter gold male|
|One of the two females - she doesn't miss a meal!|
|The other female|
|One of the boys|
|Another of the boys|
|The third boy. He was asleep and refused to wake up for the photo! It's as good as we could get of him.|
A surprise this week was when Luna went into labor 6 days early! Thank goodness I was home from work that day. Like Shadow and Kimmi, Luna had five puppies. Like the other two girls she also had three males and two females. Here is a photo of the puppies at age 6 days. There are 4 black puppies and one white puppy with gold markings. LOL..as soon as I saw her, I named her Dottie!
Below are photos of the puppies' sires and dams.
July 16 litter:
|BIS-OH GCHB CH Joyslyn MLS Dakota Wind Breaker (Josh)|
|CH Cozmos Chiennoir (Shadow)|
July 25 litter:
|GCH CH Joyslyn's Inherit The Wind (Rafe)|
|CH Joyslyn's Heart Song (Kimmi)|
August 7 litter:
|CH Mon Ami's Late Night Shadow (Winslow)|
|CH Joyslyn Ja-Ma Dancing By The Light Of The Moon (Luna)|
I hope you enjoyed the photos. Please understand that most of the puppies have already been reserved, so please don't consider my posting the photos weekly as any type of "Puppies for Sale" advertising. If you were on my waiting list, I have either contacted you already or will contact you in the coming week.
Thanks for reading! Enjoy your week and never forget