Yes! August 15 is my birthday! My family always made it a special day for me and that feeling has extended well into adulthood. I'm not saying how old I am but my age is now equal to the last two numbers of the year I graduated. The #1 song was "In The Year 2525!"
Work has been crazy because we hired a new employee and I have been spending extra hours at the office to help her become acclimated. Home has been crazy with puppies leaving, so I have put off writing the blog. However, now there are a lot of photos and notes to share from others, so we're going to get to it!
First, here are pictures of the Chance and Greta litter, at age 9 weeks. (They are now 10 weeks, but we haven't had time to take photos yet this week.) You will note some names have changed from the call names we gave them to the names the new owners chose for them.
This is Aspen - I think we have decided to keep her.
Yes! Things are getting a lot quieter and less hectic around here! I love the puppies and watching them through all their stages of growth, but there comes a time when they need to get away from their siblings and join a new family.
The Josh and Jenna puppy, Solo (new name Gemma), leaves this weekend.
The two Breaker and Onyx males are now 7 weeks old. Here are photos taken at age 6 weeks.
This is Buddy.
This is Little Joey
Notes and Photos from Others
The first is from Kathy about Jampa, who had been suffering from a skin problem. She wrote, "He is acting much more like himself. He's playing more, barking more, and trying to "push us around" more! When he wants to play, and wants me to join in, he will poke my leg with his nose. If I don't respond, he pokes harder! We have not been back to obedience classes for about 3 weeks, but, if he's still feeling good next week, I may take him. He really likes class! When we get out of the car, he's quick to potty and then tries to drag me to the door to go inside. :-)... Jampa's coat is still silvering out, but looks more "bronze" than silver in certain light. The vet staff all adore him...and at my regular vets office the staff "sings" to him. They said he is very well behaved! Now that he's feeling better, I tend to be late for work - playing with my dog! :-)"
Rebecca wrote about Carso: "Carso has been keeping us busy in the most delightful way. I’m sending along some photos of his adventures below - Carso goes with us wherever we go. He loves to snuggle on the couch or next to us while on car rides, and is such a sweet and gentle boy that we’ve never had an issue with him biting hands or playing too rough. He is a little cautious with new people and dogs (as I know is normal for a Lhasa) but he goes to puppy day camp two to three times a week to socialize and that has made him more confident. He is part of the small and floofy puppy gang at camp that includes a shih tzu and bichon bolognese (the “training” videos of that are hilarious) and he is also the camp’s social media mascot (he has many pics on their Instagram/Facebook - posted by the camp, not me :)...He also gets LOTS of attention from people who always ask what kind of dog he is. So, if you start seeing a huge demand for Lhasas from Maine and/or Georgia you’ll know you have Carso to thank for it. We also met a woman last night who asked to pet Carso and told us that the mascot for her high school field hockey team was a Lhasa! I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the only instance of a Lhasa sports team mascot."
Michelle sent pictures of Sunny. She wrote, "We bought Sunny a Kong wobbler and he loves it! He has to get his food out of it, keeps him busy for awhile and he eats much better! He was worn out Saturday night after a busy day of boating and camping, he loves to snuggle and sleep with all his toys in the motor home!"
Like so many of the puppy buyers tell me, Sunny still likes to use the going-to-a-new-home blanket I send home with the puppies.
Here is a photo of Judy's Gus, as the desert wind blows through his hair.
This is a photo of Joy's Lucy. Such a pretty face!
She has met our neighbors and our son and she was loving and acceptable to all of them. She comes when calls. She has been very quiet, very little barking."