Spring 2022 was such a busy time for us. We usually have 1 litter a year at most and we had THREE litters within 3 weeks of each other .... 14 puppies total! There were 6 puppies in the Christmas Star Litter (conceived on Christmas Eve), 5 puppies in the New Year's Eve Litter (conceived on New Year's Eve), and 3 puppies in the Adirondack Litter. It's a long story, but our previous attempts August, 2021 had failed so we were diligently completing progesterone testing at the vet in December to give us a greater chance of sucess .... THEN, the holidays hit, first Christmas, then New Years, and the vet closed. Flying blindly, once again, we just said "Well, let's do a hail Mary and at least one will take?!" Of course, all 3 took. We aren't complaining but just saying that no one in their right mind would undertake this much ha. Nonetheless, we were so blessed and enjoyed every second of every minute of every hour of every day. Here are some of the graduations before they left for their new forever homes at 12 weeks of age!
Bell from the New Year's Eve Litter - Luna (new name) now lives with wonderful owners in Colorado:
Buddy from the Christmas Star Litter - Murphy (new name) now lives with wonderful owners in North Carolina:
Holly from the Christmas Star Litter - Rosalina (new name) now lives with a wonderful family in Georgia:
Whitaker of the Adirondack Litter - Bumi (new name) now lives with a wonderful owner in Georgia .... look for him in the agility ring!
Dottie of the New Year's Eve Litter - Stella (new name) now lives, along with her cousin Nic, with a wonderful family in Florida:
Griffin from the Adirondack Litter - New name TBA this handsome fella will be joining his half-brother Teddy, from the Diamond Litter (same mama, Lilly, different daddy) in Auburn, Alabama:
Lulu from the New Year's Eve Litter Machi Maru (new name) now lives with a wonderful mama in Atlanta:
Mr. Jingles from the Christmas Star Litter - Lil Riccie (new name) tours the country with his Blues Artist mama. Check out her performances and you might get to see him play his own piano!
Crystal from the New Year's Eve Litter - Birdie (new name) now lives with a wonderful family in Ohio:
Nic from the Christmas Star Litter - Hooch (new name) now lives, along with his cousin Dottie/Stella with a wonderful couple in Florida:
Risa from the New Year's Eve Litter - Amber (new name) will be joining a wonderful couple in Colorado:
Noel from the Christmas Star Litter is one of our keepers! She will be pursuing conformation championship and also CGC, Tricks, and Rally Obedience titles. In fact, she has already entered shows in Maryland and Vermont for July, 2022!
Bridget from the Adirondack Litter is also one of our 2 keepers! She will also be pursuing dual training in conformation and obedience (and tricks, of course). She won't be old enough to participate in the BPUP (Beginner Puppy) in July along with Noel, but she will tag along for the socialization and fun!
Amy - Concert pianist, composer, lecturer, teacher, adjudicator, pug lover, dog trainer, soap and candle maker, owner Unique Boutique for Pet Owners, and co-owner Pickwick Pugs along with her husband, Dr. Jeff McLelland, concert organist, music director, and awesome care giver of the grumble.