Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quail's little beavers

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Hey Don,
Thought I'd send you a few pics of Sady. She's doing really well, and took very little time adjusting to our household. She has an amazing temperament!!! It's very hard for me not to just sit down and cuddle her all day long, but I don'!!! She's doing well in her crate, not that she's in there a lot but it seems enough that she's not uncomfortable in there, and to be honest she is usually so tuckered out she just goes to sleep :).
She loves my youngest son and he her...she's very observant and very often I catch her just sitting off to the side watching all of us go about our different ways...I think she finds comfort in that. Not that I'm the dog probably think I'm crazy!!!
But we love her to pieces, she fits in our family, she's our perfect puppy :)

Noah update

Presenting Can & International Champion Doindogs Noah RN(CKC & AKC)
This is an International Championship title- shows are conducted according to European standards and regulations. A dog has to get 3 V1(very excellent rating) to obtain a title . It is interesting because each dog is evaluated according to the standard. 

The website is where you can see all the details. Problem is these shows are only held in the US - hopefully they will start holding them in Canada too. 

That's my boy :-)

Chief (pic)

Hey Don

Sorry about the wait for a reply, but life can be hectic at times. Chief is an absolute joy and is loved by all, except for maybe the resident cat; she merely tolerates him. Anita and I can't believe we waited so long to get another pup.

Here's a pic from a week or so ago, on the beach in Tracadie. He'll soon be tagging along on some hunts to get used to the sounds and smells, but probably a month or two before any serious training.
We'll be in touch.....



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Noah loves his new 'house'

Hi Don
This is e new collapsible crate that I got from LL Bean. Noah loves it and I like it too. It totally collapsible, waterproof, and big and pretty sturdy:-)
Noah loves his new 'house'

Labrador Alarm clock

Good Morning Don,

Do you remember that I have to take Medicine in the A.M. for my Multiple Sclerosis? It used to be at 6:30, but now I can wait until 7:30. If I am not up already, Sable gets me up. She will put her head down on the bed and look at me. If that does not work, Sable Breathes on me , that usually works. If not, she flaps her ears. That gets me up.

Bill & I got in late last night. I did not get up when the "lab alarm clock" did her thing at 7:30. Bill got up and let het out. She did it again, at 7:45. He fed her, but she kept coming back to me. Bill said" I don't know what's wrong with her, or why she keeps bothering you"… "I do." I said and got up, walked into the dining room and took my pills. Then Sable went back to bed! I said to Bill "see".

I thought I'd let you know that even thought my 'Labrador Alarm clock' has grey on her muzzle and eye brows, and her eyes are getting cloudy..'.it' still rings on time.
Even if someone else hits the "snooze button" she still comes back to get me up.


Proud ower of a Doindogs Labrador Sable, my "Labrador Alarm Clock"

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ruby went to Hollywood

 Hello Don:

I thought you may want to see some updated pictures of Ruby.  Russell took her and the kids to the Hollywood Hills at Griffith Park, at the top of the hill, on Sundays many Dog Lovers meet and have the dogs play together. Ruby really enjoyed this trip and also swimming at a small pond that is hidden on the hills. I most tell you that she has had a very strong temper, and is very stubborn on what she wants to do, like you mention, she almost had us trained, because training her is being a big challenge. We are working on her basic skills, like stay and don't bite, because she does bite hard a lot of times, she also became the owner of our back yard, so going out to even trow the trash was really hard, but, we are hopping that once she looses the baby teeth, she may do better.(That is what every body tells me) I think she is a great Hunter, more than a city dog, she loves the water, the mud and is already catching some birds, also, she can sniff so fast, that when in the mountains people ask if she is training to be a search dog. Also she looks very beautiful, Russell has make so many new friends, specially "girls" because of the Ruby's charm. Hope you are doing well.
Best Wishes
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Tucker 1 year

Hi Don

I'm not sure where the time has gone and I'm sorry I haven't been in touch much sooner! I can't believe it has been a year now since I got Tucker from you. We went in today for his annual check up with Dr. Rushton and he was pleased with how Tucker has grown. Tuck did have some digestive issues in the spring, which fortunately just worked itself out. Then the summer came and we were up at our cottage every weekend . . . he loves the beach! He's a great dog & is starting to settle down a bit . . . but still likes to shred things! I have attached a few photos of him (early Spring and couple from this summer). Tell Pierrette that he still has his "wiggle" bum & the wavy line down his back.

Well I hope all is well with you Don. How is Puck doing? Now that Tuck & I are home more, hopefully we can drop by for a visit & you can see how he's grown (70 pounds now).

All the best!


Tuck running down dunesTuck @ D's campT running on water

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Pups are getting a lot bigger and noisier!

Day 37.  They are getting a lot bigger and noisier!  Actually we love to sit down and watch them play.  They are hilarious!

Pups getting Big