11/20/2022 0 Comments
A LOT Happens in 5 Days
Day by Day!
Walter and Peggy visited on Wednesday. It was so great to catch up with them and I really value their opinion of puppies. They have a great eye and strong knowledge of structure. It was almost a full week early to evaluate as 8 weeks is the optimum time, but Walter - just like Janice on Monday and subsequently by Meg and Carola - evaluated all the puppies to have good front assemblies balanced with their rears, nice heads, dark eyes, good top lines, good feet, good bone. They all have all the parts - well made - that make them capable of performing their heritage purpose - coaching - endurance trotting. Combined with their confident, fearless, outgoing temperaments, any of them should do great in any performance sport they get the opportunity to do. Thanks to Walter and Peggy for taking the time to visit and for the wonderful bag full of toys! The puppies are still getting to all of them!
Friday afternoon, Meg arrived. We had a great visit and were able to take more photos of the puppies on the table. I share the stacked photos from all these evaluations because you can see how much puppies can change during this period of their lives! Of course, they also are getting more comfortable with the table and being handled in this manner which helps them relax. As already mentioned, Meg was in agreement that this is a structurally, this is a really sound litter. Thank you, Meg, for making the trip down from Chicago to look at the puppies and for helping me get an "almost" complete set of photos when the puppies are almost 8 weeks old!
On to Saturday! Meg was very kind to help with morning chores including Rhani's subQ fluids after I poked her badly to get them started. :( Some of our neighbors really wanted to see the puppies to say "good-bye" to the ones leaving soon. They've been such great socializers, how could I say "no"??? Margot came over with her daughter in law and 2 grand daughters - Charlotte and Reagan. While they were there having fun with the puppies, I noticed Carola's flight was arriving a half hour early! So I had to leave to pick her up at the airport.
Stephen also wanted to stop by around noon. So Carola got to meet Stephen and the puppies got to have a big party in the yard! This gave Carola a good look at the puppies moving and gave the puppies a good sense of adventure!
After the fun, Carola picked her puppy.
Yadi it is! His new name is "Link" - Juju N Onsengeltje the Link Between. I spent some time alone with him last night telling him what a good boy he is and how much I will miss him. Then this morning, he and Carola boarded a plane bright and early and were off to his new home in New Brunswick! He was a good traveler and is already friends with Carola's Parsons and meeting the other Dals there.
The remaining three seemed much quieter with Yadi/Link gone, but they still had a great time on the patio Sunday afternoon and later in the kitchen when Valerie, Amelia and Campbell stopped by! I leave you with some fun photos and videos...
Until next time - Every Day is a Gift!
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I like to keep a diary of the puppies as much for myself as for prospective puppy buyers and interested friends. Sadly my blogs for Lucy's and Baili's litters are no longer available due to legacy systems, but I recently reviewed the Imagine Litter blog. It was a good refresher on all kinds of things and brought back lots of good memories. Looking forward to Cardinal memories too!