February 23rd, 2012

Gloomy skies welcoming the day, today, but it’s always a great day in the UP, in my opinion. It looks like the weather folks are saying we have the possibility of snow for several days. No big snow, here, just a dusting here and there.

 

Everything is coming along and going well. Little by little I am getting a few things accomplished. I am working on getting the barn that really needs fixed ready for pigeons. I eventually hope to build a great loft, but that will have to wait until spring when the ground is not frozen. I am pumped to get the pigeons. Scott is heading up from PA bringing them. Yahoo!

 

Scott is also bringing the rest of my Llews that have been with him in PA. I can’t wait to see them! I have really, really missed them. We were going to wait until the kennels are built, but I can’t wait anymore. Things will really be busy here, now. 🙂

 

Dora x Steele’s puppies are a blast! There is nothing they can’t do, now. We’ve been working on crate training the past few days. They are really doing great. I am in love with every one of these guys. Who wouldn’t be, though? But, my goodness, are they ever fun! They are very bold (I love that) and sweet and smart and very good-looking. They love to sit on the deck and watch and point the tweetie birds at the feeders.

They live in my kitchen and are able to get out onto the deck to do their business. I’ve closed-off the deck so they aren’t getting into too much out and about the yard.

 

Nash and Luke puppies are now 2 weeks old. Their eyes are pretty much  completely open and they are getting around better and better each day. Nice boys. 🙂

 

Addison is huge! Poor girl. She is really full of puppies. It doesn’t hold her back from much, though and it is taking everything to keep her feet on the ground. She is so agile and seems to float through the air—even with a huge belly full of puppies, but it really makes me nervous during the last few weeks of pregnancy.

 

Mia… well, I can’t see many physical changes, yet, but the personality changes are very present. When she is out, she wants to stay near me more than she wants to run. Her appetite has been all-over the board from refusing food to now eating a lot. She is being quite the sweetheart. I am very excited about Mia’s first litter.

 

Okay, folks, that’s all for now. I have a million things to do to get ready for the other dogs coming and for the puppies that will be leaving with Scott Sunday to head back to PA and to their new owners. And so it goes on with the bitter-sweet events that I go thru every time a puppy leaves… so happy for all of the new families, but worried to death about my little love-bugs leaving and wondering if they will be loved, hunted, and cared for properly. I am so lucky though that such wonderful hunting families get these pups. It always works out great.

 

Have a great day and hug your Llew!

 

-LML