Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lillian x Essex Puppies 7 wks and the Advenutre of the Orange Cup!



Boy and Girl Play Chase and Tug with Orange Cup


 Down the ground and wrestling for the Cup!



He stole it away!


 Teasing his sister - she gets it back!



Little girl running around the tree


Sitting still with nothing to do - he has it now!


 Okay Mom where is the next toy!



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Picutres of Tali at the farm on Pekin Road.


 These are pics of my arabian mare Truliors, (Gwalior PASB, x Truly Fair AHC). Her sire Gwalior was Reserve National Champion Arabian Stallion and Reserve National Champion Park Horse. He was imported from the Michalow Arabian Stud in Poland by Lasma Farms. In first career he was a race horse in Poland, a show horse in the United States and then a Stallion for Locust Farms in Ohio. This is where Tali was born. Her dam was of Crabbett breeding and so she was from the famous Polish x Crabbett cross.

She was my trial horse and companion for many years, a Christmas gift from my husband she died at the age of 27 very suddenly from an aneurysm. Sound and healthy, kind and willing the best horse anyone could have. She could babysit a child and turn around and charge up a hill at top speed. I miss her every day.





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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tikva on 9/11 - Keeshond Therapy Dog






Can never get though this day without tears. Thinking about being in NY, watching the towers go down, and not being able to conceive of the human tragedy. Renting the car to drive home taking a car full of AKC delegates with me. A bright beautiful fall day, no planes in the sky and people going quietly about their day - they knew but hadn't seen what happened. My son on the phone with me wanting to know what he could do. Buy dog food, order pizza for those in the car.. Getting home and working with the veterinarians at the site for days to get them help and equipment, follow up medical care for the dogs.And then one bright day when they said the therapy dogs were there - one of them a Keeshond, Tikva, and Dr. Otto saying, "It is the first time I have seen anyone at the site smile." Of course they would - who else could have done that?

 Later when I was President of KCA, our board approved funds for her to make one last trip to NYC, to be honored as one of the few surviving dogs that worked on the site. She was only two years old when she went with her owner Cindy Ehlers to the site, but she did her job as well as any seasoned dog. She continued her therapy work when she returned home to Washington State. She passed away this year and will be remembered forever by those she touched and honored by the Keeshond community.




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Monday, September 01, 2014

Lillian Puppies First Day Outside at 5 Weeks


Big adventures today! We went outside for the first time! There were new toys, sticks, leaves, grass, moss and a really big tree. Lots to see and do, and hear, like birds, and smell. Wow this was all very fun, then we sacked out and got a ride back into the house!



                                                   Stalking the twigs and caterpillars


                                                    Pushing the toys around


                                                         Calling for Momma!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Lillian x Essex Puppies at Five Weeks


 Five weeks is a fun age for puppies. They are just starting to eat well. They get a formula of instant rice baby cereal, a small bit of Karo syrup, evaporated milk mixed with warm water! Yummm. The puppies get this 3 times a day, with fresh water, and of course mom. Gradually we add some puppy food to the mix but if you add too much too soon they won't eat it. They are also starting to play with their toys and with each other. A little more coordinated now they can start chasing each other. Ryan plays with them in the evening. He lays down and lets them crawl all over him and nibble on his ears, hands, etc. They are doing great with their paper training and are almost 100 percent.

Next week they can go outside on the deck for a new adventure!





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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Buckeye Keeshond Club Meeting at Grand River Kennel Club - Fun in the Sun!!

Here are some photos from the BKC meeting at the Grand River Kennel Club shows in July. Always a good time with lots of hospitality and BKC super lunch over looking the lake. Accommodations courtesy of John and Joan Malak's beautiful motor home.


















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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lillian Litter Moving Day!

The puppies graduated today to their new quarters in the puppy room. They will begin to eat solid food and play with toys. There is a separate space for them to potty and they will be paper trained in a few days also. A puppy bed will be in their new space for them to share. Ryan set this all up and Lillian was a bit anxious at first, but she will be with them too as we let the mom's do all the weaning here. So, gradually they will eat puppy food more and Lillian will get more free time.


Here are the three puppies boys on each side of their sister in the middle! Ryan is the transport.

 
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GCH. Foxfair Rudy Valentino and GCH. Keenorth All About You Haiti Announce a Baby Boy - Ace!

How ridiculously romantic can you get? First they meet in New York City at the Westminster Dog Show where they were both competing for Best of Breed.  Then afterwards they stayed overnight in at a hotel in Manhattan. The next morning he bought her breakfast and off they went, she with Elizabeth Fortino to her home in Michigan and he to his New England home with Heather Myers in Connecticut. It was only a one night stand but two months later there he was - a singleton boy - Ace! The breeding is being repeated in August, 2014 - so maybe we will see some more puppies like Ace and one of them will be the long awaited Girl!

                                                                Keennorth Ace in the Hole


Someone asked me who Ace looks like, he is definitely a very nice combination of his mom and dad. Here is picture of Rudy at eight weeks so he is a about 4 wks younger than Ace but you get the idea.


                                                  GCH. Foxfair Rudy Valentino, HOF, BISS

Is it just me or is there something about that tongue and the sassy look in the eyes~





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Saturday, August 23, 2014

KCA National Specialty - Foxfair Puppy Boys Take Home The Ribbons!

The puppy boys did their parents, Lillian, Ch. Foxfair Silent Screen Star, and Essex, GCH. Foxfair Essex, proud. Coming in to the KCA National in Asheville, NC, one, Can. CH. Foxfair Shoot for the Stars, aka Bilbo, owned by Judy Eliot already had his Canadian Championship. They all placed in their respective classes. Then, Player, Foxfair Cara Screen Play, and Galaxy, Foxfair the Astronomer, marched into the ring for Winners having won their respective classes.





 Player, to the right is being shown by Sue Kite, and is co-owned with Heather Myers, to the left is Foxfair the Astronomer being shown by his co-owner/co-breeder Jeanne Buente.

There was more excitement to come though, when judge Marcy Zingler pointed to Jeanne and Galaxy for Winners Dog and later Best of Winners!! What a load to loot to haul home between trophies and ribbons!



Ann Miller and Foxfair Motzart's Star, had already won a major coming in to the National, Motzart along with most of his litter mates had dropped his puppy coat but still managed to place in his class. It was great to see him - and find out he remembered me - even though he had not seen me since he was 8 weeks old!


The same was true for Judy and Bilbo, Foxfair Shoot for the Stars, more pics of Bilbo and Judy Eliot later!









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