Testing, testing

The covered potty area is finished!

This will be so nice for rainy, fall weather and “snow-season” (I don’t like that “W” word :P)

It’s right off the back door outside the laundry room. Hubby put guttering up too so the rain won’t drip on us as we head in and out the door. It will be a nice dry place for moms, puppies, and teenagers to head outside for potty breaks.

He just put the finishing touches on it a couple days ago when he shoveled a thick layer of pea gravel in to cover the dirt. And just in case anyone gets any ideas, he laid wire down under the dirt so silly puppies won’t dig holes.

Today, Reba and Baby Girl got baths so they tested it out for me when they went out for a potty break. Since they were clean but I hadn’t’ gotten the grooming (with clippers) done yet, it was a nice, clean place for them to go and still stay clean.

Thankful, once again for my handy-man. 🙂

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Baby Naps

There’s nothing cuter than a napping puppy ❤️

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Snoozing

Snoozing away…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Rearranging things

It was time; time to rearrange things with the moms and pups. Thankfully everyone is growing which means they need more room. We had already moved Mercy and her pups to the small puppy pen set up in the space by the stairs in the living room.

Now it was time to give Rosie some more room with her crew. But since our living room is not very big we had to do some rearranging to make it all work.

We squeezed another small puppy pen into the spot between the couch and the wood stove where Hazel and Lucy’s big crates had been. Rosie and her puppies were moved into this puppy pen. They’re still a little young for the Ugodog litterbox, but I put it in there anyway so it’s available when they figure out their sea-legs.

Hazel got moved to the other side of the wood stove. She is still in her big whelping crate. We don’t want to give the pups too much room at this point so they stay cuddly and warm together.

Lucy took over Rosie’s bigger crate and got parked at the end of the couch up against the wall so we can still walk by.

The living room is full!

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Rent-a-kid

I’m so thankful to have friends and neighbors nearby that have younger children since mine are grown and gone. So when we have a litter of puppies here, we invite them over to do some puppy socializing so the pups get to met the smaller human species 😉 And the rent-a-kids are always happy to oblige!

Gotta visit the ponies too 😉

Thanks to my friend Debbie for the photos and the kiddos❤️

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New Puppy Matching Process; please read if you are in the top fifty on our list!

Since our last litters were matched and have gone home (except Genesis), I want to give a “heads up” to those on our waiting list that we’re going to try something new with our newest batch of puppies and the matching process.

Normally, I start at the top of my list and work down; sending the person an email and if I don’t hear back within a day, calling next. If there is no response within 48 hours, I keep moving down my list. As you can imagine this is time-consuming and if people don’t respond quickly then it can take several days or weeks to get in touch with everyone, give them time to decide/discuss their options and get all the puppies matched.

The problem with this is it sometimes it doesn’t give those that are flying in (or driving from a distance) a lot of time to make plans. We all know that buying a plane ticket at the last minute is more costly.

So I’m planning a puppy matching day which I’ve set for Sunday, November 18th. The three oldest litters (Mercy, Rosie & Lucy’s) will be in that four to five-week age-range. I’d like to get all three of those litters matched with their forever families on that day.  I know we might have to have another day later for Hazel’s pups since they will be a bit young at that point. But that will get the majority matched so those people can start making plans. So if you are from #1- #50 on the list (I’m sure a few people will pass or drop off ) please plan accordingly and be available that day for a phone call or email message. 

And leading up to that day, I will be posting pictures of each puppy with some descriptions of what I see personality-wise and as many videos as I can. Each family should then pick out their top three favorites so you have an idea who you’re interested in when we talk.

I hope this will make the puppy matching process flow along and give everyone plenty of time to make plans for picking up their puppy.

Also, please be aware of each litter’s delivery day to make sure it fits in your schedule and that you can fit a puppy in your life at this busy time of year. 🙂

Tentative delivery dates for each litter (I will be meeting everyone in Spokane, hopefully as a group on each delivery day.)

Mercy~Sunday, December 9th

Rosie~Sunday, December 16th

Lucy~Sunday, December 23rd (I know, this may not work, which I totally understand) so then it would be December 30th.

Hazel~Sunday December 30th.

If you are in the top fifty, please feel free to email me (on our original email thread) to let me know you are in on the plan and what you’re interested in.

Thanks, everyone for your cooperation and making this easier for everyone!

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Sleepyheads

Just some sleepyheads looking adorable❤️

So precious!

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