Great news – Violet’s puppies arrived safe and sound! She delivered the first 3 puppies with no issues, until #4 decided to try to come out sideways. Funny thing, it doesn’t really work when you do it that way, so unfortunately we needed to do a c-section to retrieve the last 4 babies. I’m relieved that they all arrived safely, and Violet is doing a great job transitioning from “Princess Vi” to “Mama Vi”.
Final count is 5 boys and 2 girls, brindles and blacks. I proudly present the Allegro “Peter Pan” litter.
#1, brindle boy, red collar, “PETER”
#2, brindle girl, pink collar, “TIGER LILY”
#3, brindle boy, green collar, “RUFIO”
#4, black/white with brindle points boy, tan collar, “NIBS”
#5, black/white with brindle points boy, blue collar, “CAPTAIN”
#6, black/white with brindle points boy, orange collar, “SMEE”
#7, black/white with brindle points girl, purple collar, “WENDY”
The second baby from the Poetry litter finished last weekend at the supported shows in Iowa…and it was our own baby Vi! She is now Ch C-Myste Baledwr SN The Dream Keeper of Allegro.
We don’t have many majors in the Colorado area, so I decided to trek up to the 4-day Iowa shows. Vi has been minored out since February, so we had to go somewhere to find majors! I’m grateful to the midwest Cardi people, who put on a great show with lovely prizes, good show site, etc…it was hot and muggy, but fun anyway!
Baby Vi showed pretty well in the outdoors sunshine and heat, and was RWB on Friday to warm up, followed by WB/BOW on Sat and Sun (supported entry) for two 4 point majors to finish!
Nash and Dixie also came in to attend these shows with us. I ALWAYS love seeing my handsome boy, and he and Dixie make a heck of a team these days. He shows beautifully for her, and they were rewarded with Best of Breed on Friday, and Best of Opposite the other 3 days in a large specials entry. I’m still hoping one of these days to see him take a group placement in person!!
Proud to announce that Morgan, Violet’s handsome blue brother, is now to be known as Ch C-Myste Baledwr SN Getting Away With It. Morgan finished with a bang, winning 3 majors in one weekend (and reserve the 4th day) at the Woofstock shows in CA. Here is his finishing photo under Bill Shelton:
This handsome blue boy is from the Captain (GCh C-Myste Baledwr Whomping Willow) x Lizzie (Ch Snowrose Poetic Charm) litter. He is the first CH from that litter and Lizzie’s 5th CH of record. Morgan is owned and loved by Captain’s owner Trenton Sponslor.
I had the chance to travel to Portland to visit puppies last weekend! The cuties are just over 8 weeks old so it was the perfect age to take a look and see what we thought of them. What a handsome/pretty group! All of consistently good quality…I am pleased. Bobby (now Wally) came back with me on the plane in order to meet his new family here. If he looks nice as he grows, then I will co-own him with them and show him. Cindy is going to be an LA gal and her new family is going to pick her up in a little over a week. Marcia, well we aren’t sure yet where Marcia may go. There are a couple of possibilities, so we will see how that sorts itself out over the next few weeks. Updates on them can now be found on the Litter Page.
While I was there, Junie’s new family came to pick her up! It seems like she is fitting in very well with them so far, so fingers crossed that it’s a permanent match.
On Friday I fly out to NYC for Westminster! And some sightseeing, of course. I can’t wait!
Here in Denver, we’re just wishing we had babies to cuddle! The holiday season is our “down time” from shows etc so we have just been enjoying our dogs. Nash got to meet up with his son Bohdi (Mr. Purple) from our summer litter and I was happy to see what a sweet, playful boy he has grown up to be. We are heading for The Big Show in February…Westminster! So excited, as it will be my first time there and I CAN’T WAIT!
Yep, Junie is definitely expecting! It looks like there will be puppies in early December. We will have an x-ray a few days before to find out how many there might be! Looks like a decent-sized litter at this point. If you haven’t checked out our puppy page for details, do so now! These babies are going to be born and raised in Portland, OR with our friend and co-owner Megan Hanselman.