Not a puppy

Today I was in town to do some last minute shopping before the family starts arriving tomorrow. I needed a couple things from my favorite farm supply store so that was one of my stops. I sat in my truck in the parking lot for a while as the rain came down, then finally got out as it let up a bit and proceeded to the door.

To the left of the door was a small greenhouse/plant display and also straight against the wall just next to the entrance where some misters were going that were on display (ironic with the rain coming on and off today 😉 ) As I got closer to the door I heard a peeping noise but failed to see anything that might be making it. I shrugged it off thinking it was some nearby birds or maybe some baby chick inside the store.

I went on in, grabbed what I needed and made my purchase. But as I came back out the door, I again heard the peeping sound and my eyes went downward to the only section of asphalt that wasn’t covered with plants; the handicapped parking spot. And there, sitting in a puddle of water produced by the misters, was the teenist, tiniest little baby bird. I couldn’t believe my eyes! How in the world had someone not stepped on him?! This was the main entrance where most everyone would come in and out of the store. I immediately scooped him up and headed back into the store. Now, this was definitely not a songbird. It looked like a very, very small baby chick (I was thinking quail, maybe). And since the store sometimes carries baby birds I went to check if that was a possibility, Nope, they had none. Now what?

I went back to my truck with the little baby. The cashier had given me some shop rags which we put into the bucket I had just purchased and I placed the baby inside. I set it on the floor of my truck on the passenger side and turned the heater on to warm the little creature up.

Then dialed the nearby vet, but was informed that they didn’t do wildlife. Well, I knew my regular vet (in the next town) did so I called there. She was off today. So I sent out a short email explaining the situation and she got back to be saying, unfortunately, she had not had very good luck keeping baby quail alive. There was someone in Spokane that might be able to help though. Ugh, I just did not have time (or resources) to make the four-hour round trip there with this little fellow.

So I brought him home with me. We figured his best chance is with my momma hen who has recently hatched out two chicks. So tonight when it’s dark and quiet, I’m going to slip out to the chicken house and slip this little one under his new mom. I hope he makes and she accepts her new tiny baby. But I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t. He is so little and fragile.

P.S. I did check around the area for more peeping babies or a mom, to no avail.And it’s weird, because there isn’t even a field nearby.

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Break time!

Hey everyone! I just wanted you all to know I’m taking a couple weeks off from doggie business. Yep, the waiting list is closed during that time too. If you’ve already submitted an application and are in the process, that’s fine. I’m just not taking any new applications at this time.

I have to get things ready for my family that will be coming in soon, a wedding speedily approaching and we’re trying to get our hay cut, baled and in the barn between storms, so life is a bit hectic right now, to say the least!

Don’t worry, all the dogs and pups will be cared for and I will continue to share pictures and updates as I can. (Everybody’s internet in this area (not just mine, for once!) seems to be slow.) So, I’ll still be around, you just won’t hear from me as often.

And I’m here of course if you have one of our pups and have questions that come up!

Thanks! 😀


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Family reunion

I love how these puppies bring people together and start new friendships! ❤

“Hi Jennifer,

Just wanted to give you a quick update on Sangria, now Pebbles! It’s been a little over a week since we picked her up and she is adjusting so well. She is so friendly and very smart. She knew how to play fetch on the 2nd day 🙂  We are so grateful for the loving home you raised her in and it’s pretty clear she came to us as a happy pup!

In more fun news, we had a play date with her sister Apple (now Soup) in Seattle today. They were TOO cute together. They played so well and we like to think they remember each other. 3 hours of full playtime later, and they both passed out for hours lol. Thought you might like to see some of the adorable pics and video!

Thank you thank you!!!


Thanks to L.Norr for the update, pictures, and videos!

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I received this nice update in my inbox the other day . These just make my day! 😀

“Hi Jennifer!  It’s been a wonderful year since we brought Pez aka ‘Greg’ home.  He is such a perfect combination of loving, playful, gentle, curious and cuddly.  Sometimes it’s comical how ungraceful/clumsy he can be and how he thinks he’s part cat trying to balance in strange places.  He is the happiest of greeters to come home to and the best lap warmer to relax with.  He loves playing in his yard, chasing birds, and has been doing a lot of camping with us. He’s all grown up, has had several hairdos and has filled out to a whopping 27 lbs! Lol  Thank you for bringing him into the world and letting him be part of ours!


I’m pretty sure this is our biggest Cavapoo (at least that I know of )! They included some puppy and adult pictures. He was Greg (our Brady Bunch-themed litter) from Rosie and Sundae’s April 2017 litter.


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Farm Dog

Hi, my name is Sage! I am an eleven-week-old Cavapoo puppy. (If you don’t know what that is, it means my mom is a Poodle and my dad is a Cavapoo. Which makes me very special. <3) My name used to be Rainy, but my human mom changed it. I think she calls me Sage because I’m such a wise puppy. Or maybe it’s because of my color. Or maybe she just liked that name. I don’t know, but I just know it’s my name!

My dog mom’s name is Lucy and my dog dad’s name is Dickens. I have three brothers that went to live with their forever families, but human mom decided I needed to stay with her.

I love living on the farm! I have lots of friends to play with and lots of things to see and do!

I have to help mom feed the horses this dried grass stuff she calls “hay”. I’m glad I don’t have to eat that!

And my human mom has lots of these funny birds she calls “chickens” that we have to feed and water every day. And then, you know what?! These funny birds give us these yummy egg-things that I get to eat sometimes. They’re scrumptious!

And just like human farm kids, I get to learn to drive so I can help on the farm. Don’t worry, I was sitting in mom’s lap.

We drove over to the field where my human dad was working to give him something cold to drink. He was making little square things of that dried grass stuff for the horses. They eat a lot of it!

My mom works in the garden almost every day. Some days I help her. See me coming fast when she called me!

Sometimes I like to taste the plants. But my mom doesn’t like it. But I thought the garden was so we had stuff to eat?

Okay, mom. I’ll be good and not eat the pepper plant.

See, I was helping while she watered the berries. I have a mud beard now!

And sometimes I have to “protect” her from those large horse-creatures. They are soooo big!

I love living on the farm! ❤️

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Ninety-six toenails

That’s correct. Yesterday I trimmed ninety-six teeny tiny toenails.

The puppies at this stage are just sleeping and eating mostly. Mom takes care of keeping them clean and I take care of mom.

At this age, I’m still weighing the puppies each day. Mom gets her bed changed and of course, always must have fresh water and all the puppy food she wants. Both are getting their “mom” supplements too (Oxy Momma; nursing & recovery formula, NuVet; our wonderful human-grade vitamin/mineral/antioxidant, immune system supporter, and Pet-Cal; a calcium supplement for the nursing mom’s needs).

And since Flower’s litter are now a week old, it was time for their first toenail trims. Those little things can be needle sharp and I’m sure can get uncomfortable for mom’s sensitive skin if we don’t keep the nails trimmed.

I went ahead and trimmed Treasure’s two also since they are such big, robust pups.

Seriously, look at the size difference!

Cavaliers do tend to be more solidly built dogs than Poodles which makes me think that’s why their pups (sometimes) seem to be bigger than the Poodle moms’ pups (at least at birth). Plus Treasure only had two pups getting all the prenatal nourishment so they had a bit of an advantage.

Check these weights out from yesterday:

Kitty (purple collar) 6.9 ounces

Festus (red collar)    5.8 ounces

Marshall (green collar) 7.3 ounces

Doc (blue collar) 6.8 ounces

And Treasures’ two (who remember, are three days younger)

Hoover (male) 1 lb 1 ounce!!!

Kirby (female) 15 ounces.

I love what I do! ❤️

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