Fitz & Mannie Fly to Their New Homes, One of the Pack Returns, and Lots of Photos!

The day started out with a glorious sunrise over the hard-crusted and brilliantly glistening snow. I hit the snooze and looked at the outside temperature reading… brrr… a frigid 1°F.  We’ve all seen colder days, but that’s not a very good start to a day when you are planning to fly puppies in a few hours.

The forecast confirmed the temperature should be fine by the time the pup’s flight was to leave and temperatures good at all points from here to their final destination—Pittsburgh. The pups were flying together in the same crate (although to 2 different families), so they would have each other for entertainment. I had a faint twinge in my gut that wanted to fly home with them! I’m not necessarily home sick, but miss the kids, my sister and parents terribly! I’ll get to go home for Easter, though, so all is well with my heart for now.

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Fitz climbing the snow mountains
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Mannie
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Mannie

We arrived, got the pups out for a little exercise and a potty break, then checked-in for their flight. The sun warmed things up quickly and they left on time and despite great weather, there was an hour delay on the supposed to be very short layover in Chicago! Grrrr…

Fitz and Mannie upon arrival in the 'Burgh!
Fitz and Mannie upon arrival in the ‘Burgh!

But, they made it to Pittsburgh safe and sound and are in the arms of their new families tonight.

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Fitz and his new human sister

Back at the ranch my gang got out for a great time in the sun and snow. Click on the photos for a larger version in a new window….

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Kea
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Maddie and that other dog that’s not mine.
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A flying pointer dog… or is it a deer?

 I’m not exactly certain…. I do know it isn’t a Llewellin. Her ears are always cold…

Or a gazelle?
Or a gazelle?

 She has no hair, isn’t a Llew, but she is sweet, finds and points birds with fabulous style, and minds well. We might let her stay to keep the fleas off the shags.

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The Incredible Beautiful Sweet, Sweet Doc
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Sweet Red Roo
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Roo
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Kea
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Newest Addition (A Jenna x Steele Pup)

His pedigree…

As it so happens, we lost his mother, Jenna, a year ago (March 4th, 2012). We haven’t gotten over losing her and I don’t think we ever will. Scott says this boy reminds him of Jenna in a big way… He nudges his hand just like she did. He looks like Steele and acts like Jenn (although I think he acts a lot like Steele, too). No matter, we are thrilled to have him back in the pack. He was out of the last litter born in PA and also enjoyed a lot of fun here and at NWBC 2011.

As a youngster!
Here he is as a wee youngster.
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And another 🙂
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He’s A Beauty
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Fitting right in… and having a blast!
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Nashua

 

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Ciitori
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Mia
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Darling Shay
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Boone

If I can get it together, and get more time off work, Annie and Ely puppies will fly to their new homes later this week, leaving my Cowboy and Mesquite.

Have a great day and hug your Llew!

-LML

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