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Amber’s little loves ❤️

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Belly up!

I shared this picture today on Instagram.

Oakley was the cutest Aussie pup!

And now she’s all grown up and waiting for a belly rub!

And I’m waiting for Aussalier babies! <3

(Don’t worry. I was gentle with my boot rubbing her big belly).

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What did we get?

I like to wait a few days before giving details on a new litter. We always want to make sure mom and puppies are doing well. Thankfully, little Miss Lucy and her crew have settled in nicely to their new life together!

Lucy did not have a very fat belly and I figured she only had a couple pups hiding in there. (I saw two for sure on the ultrasound). I also figured since our kids (and their dog) are staying with us for a bit (my son does something like travel nursing although he is a cardiovascular tech) it makes the house a bit busier and Lucy would probably wait until the middle of the night when things had settled down to give birth.

Saturday morning her temperature had dropped significantly to 98.5. If you’re wondering why I take temperatures and why this number is significant here is another blog that explains the process.

All day she was pretty quiet. She had been doing some nesting on and off the past few days but nothing noteworthy. Night came, the dogs were put to bed and all the humans headed off to their rooms. I, as usual was parked on the couch with her crate beside me. As soon as I turned off the lights and settled down under my comfy blanket, Lucy decided to get down to business! Silly me! Why would I think she’d actually let me get some sleep?! 😛

So what did she have? Well, there were three not two puppies hiding in that little belly; two boys (one black, one brown) and one black girl. I bred this litter hoping to keep a girl from Lucy. And I was really hoping for a red or apricot. Chocolate would’ve been my third choice. Black will produce more black and even though more people are seeing the adorable-ness of the black dogs I’m still not sure if I will keep her. We’ll let her grow up a bit and then decide. The boys are available. These are purebred mini Poodles in case someone doesn’t know.


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Winter’s week

I’m sure people might be wondering how Winter (formerly Marshmallow) is adjusting being the “only child” now at Pinewood so I thought I’d give an update on the past week.

Some might think she had a bit of an “advantage” since this has been the only home she has known and everything and everyone are familiar. But by her actions I wouldn’t say we had much of an advantage. The first three days (and nights) were the noisiest as she adjusted to being the only puppy and became accustomed to her Iris pen under the kitchen bar area.

Putting a blanket over the pen so she can still hear us moving about but not see us helped her settle down faster. I only needed to do this the first day or two. She still fusses sometimes when she’s in the pen, especially if someone comes close to the pen and doesn’t pay attention to her. But if she vocalizes for attention, she is ignored. When she quiets down, then she gets attention.

To backtrack a bit, I took Winter with me last Sunday when I met the other families and delivered her sisters and brother. I figured it would be a good experience to do some traveling and an opportunity to meet some new people.

After we finished delivering puppies, I stopped at Costco to grab a few things before heading home. She had a potty break there and slept in her crate while I went inside.

I also took her through a drive-thru just to see something new and different. I always suggest that dogs and puppies travel in a crate. It’s so much safer for them to be contained. If a person were to be in an accident and the puppy is loose it could easily be thrown around inside the car or out a window. I’m sure we’ve all heard on the news of people getting into an accident and their dog being thrown from a car, and frightened and hurt, going missing.

So what I did with Winter was stop in the parking lot and got her out of her crate and placed her in my lap as I got in line. That way she could hear the person on the speaker and hear and see them at the window. Then after going through the line and before leaving the parking lot, I stopped and put her safely back in her crate.

I had hoped to stopped in our little local town on the way home to hit a couple more stores, but by the time I got there it was already late in the afternoon and it had already been a long day for a little puppy with an early morning start too.

On Monday, I ended up going back to town because I needed some things that I wasn’t able to get on Sunday.

I took her through another drive-thru. The gal at the window was so excited! She asked if she could pet her and promptly said, “I promise to wash my hands after!”

We have two feed stores in town and of course they carry different products so I visit both of them for supplies. They are both pet friendly. Of course, with a pup this age that’s not fully vaccinated, I always carry them. They are never put down on the ground. But there are so many sights, sounds, smells and new people to see that these are great places to socialize a puppy.

I let her help pick out a new toy at one of the stores. And my friend,”Auntie” Karen got to love on her too.

Whenever I’m out and about socializing a puppy that’s not completely vaccinated, I always bring a litter box in the back of my truck for potty breaks. We would never want to potty a young puppy in a public rest area, park, sidewalk etc. because we never know where a sick dog could’ve visited.

Sunday and Monday were the only two days she has left the house with me. The rest of the time we have been working on being content in her Iris pen, learning to go outside to potty and sleeping well at night. Like I mentioned earlier, the first three nights were noisy as she adjusted to sleeping alone. (Hope was in the room with her but she still was alone in her pen. It’s easier for me to let my puppies sleep in their crate with the door open at night and a litter box accessible should they need to go potty. Then they just put themselves back to bed. As they get older and I see they are not using their litter box all night, then I know they can hold their bladder longer and transition them to sleeping in a closed crate all night.)

I have a big area blocked off in the yard so she can go potty without being harassed by Quinn and Nico and the little monkey already figured out how to climb over it! (That’s a 24″ exercise pen).

She’s had play times and cuddles time. She’s even had a few play sessions with Quinn and Nico, of course, closely monitored so she isn’t injured. Although sometimes I wonder if I’m not there to protect them from her! She is a feisty one!

It’s been a busy week!


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Growing up!

Our Christmas puppies are three weeks old today. There eyes are open, of course and their wobbly legs are getting stronger. They hear things around them and give little barks and growls sometimes. It’s such a cute stage they’re in.

It’s also the best time to move them into the puppy pen. Now they have more room to toddle around, but they’re big enough they can find their way back to mom and their bed. The Ugodog litterbox has been introduced right next to their big bed also. And we’re starting to introduced them to some new and different toys each day.

Goldie~1# 7 oz

Frankie~1# 12 oz

Myrrh~1# 11 oz

Angel~1# 7 oz

Star~1# 11 oz

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Ferrari now Desna

It’s always fun to hear how puppies are settling in at their new homes…
“Hi Jennifer,
I just wanted to update you on our little Desna (formerly Ferrari). She is settling into our family’s day to day life amazingly well. We have a pen set up in our living area where she can play safely, and we are teaching her to love her crate. She is attending puppy class and has been making friends there as well as many dog and human friends from our circle of friends. She’s learning her cues and the rules of the house so quickly with compassionate positive reinforcement. Her tiny pen setup with the litter box at night has been working great for all involved, and potty training is going well. We’re eagerly looking forward to adventures ahead as she goes through her vaccine schedule and the weather begins to warm. We love her so much. Below is a pic I took of her this morning with her bully stick.
Best wishes”
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Pupdate times two!

“Update on Mars and Rembrandt, now known as Lewis and Clark:

Pinewood Kennel Cavapoos,
I wanted to tell how precious and fun these two are and what an intricate part of our family they have become.  Lewis and Clark are so loving and sweet!   They love to play with us, my son and each other.  
Clark is like our little soldier, obedient, loyal, enthusiastic, athletic, intelligent and always aware of his surroundings.  Lewis is the artistic imaginative one, relaxed, friendly, adventurous, extremely flexible (literally if he were a person I think he’d do yoga and wear Birkenstock’s 😂). 

What a joy they are to our family and dearly loved. Here is a picture of them “chill-laxing” at the lake and beach.  They love the sand, wind, waves and birds!  As well as the mountains, hiking and camping.  They will soon be turning 1 year and my son wants to bake them each a “doggy cake”!  We can’t thank Pinewood enough for these precious two!”


Lewis was Mars (parti-colored) from our first F1b Cavapoo litter (Sage & Sundae). Clark formerly Rembrandt (apricot) was from our purebred Poodle litter (Lucy & Rumor)

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Today’s adventures

Today’s puppy adventures actually started last night with the puppies’ “beauty treatment”. They weren’t really sure about the “water treatment” but they all did fine with it.

Then they were tucked into bed in preparation for an early morning. I like to feed them early Sunday morning so it has time to settle in their tummies and they have time to potty before we hit the windy road out of here.

It was a chilly morning when we left the house.

The morning commuter traffic….

Thankfully the roads were clear and dry and there wasn’t much traffic.

So there was plenty of time to let the puppies run around in the back of the truck, go potty and get a drink. Then I loaded them back up and gave them an early lunch while I waited for their families. (Winter came too for the experience and socializing).

Thankfully it was raining or snowing and not windy (which is usually is near the airport) so we were able to get through all the puppy paperwork and instructions and still stay fairly comfortable.




And off they went with their new families! <3

I made a couple stops with Winter on the way home.

Potty break at Costco. (She slept in her crate in the car while I went shopping).

I also took her through a drive-thru for a new experience. It’s always safer for a puppy (or dog) to ride securely in a crate while in a vehicle (in case of an automobile accident they are safely contained). I stopped and got her out of the crate just before I got in line, and then stopped after the drive-thru and put her back in her crate.

Safely home and getting settled in her Iris pen.





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The last hurrah!

Just wanted to share a few more pictures of Sky’s puppies before they head home with their new families tomorrow. We’ve sure enjoyed this bunch of blenheim beauties! <3

Extra loves from family visiting ❤️

I think he’s been working too many hours 🤪


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Little peepers

I love when puppies’ eyes start to open! They go from little squishy “blobs” of fur to actually looking like puppies! It gives them more “character”. Here’s some cuteness overload for you. ❤️

And here are their two week portraits

“Goldie”~1# 3 oz

“Frankie”~1# 4 oz

“Myrrh”~1# 6 oz

“Angel”~1# 1 oz

“Star”~ 1# 6 oz

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