New CH Morgan!

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:

Morgan finishing at 20 months

Morgan finishing at 20 months – tail a wagging as always

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.

Way to go!

Puppy Update and SQUEEEEE! It’s almost time for Westminster!

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!

Update!

Puppies are growing so big!  The 3 babies are fat, healthy, and sassy.  Megan posts lots of photos on her Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/starrynightscardigansandcobs if you “like” it you can watch them grow!

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!

Happy New Year to all!

They’re here!

Junie’s babies have arrived at Megan Hanselman’s house in Oregon!  We have 3 lovely babies.  Can’t wait to watch them grow!

Marcia - brindle & white girl

Marcia – brindle & white girl

Cindy - black & white w/brindle points girl

Cindy – black & white w/brindle points girl

Bobby - black & white w/brindle points boy

Bobby – black & white w/brindle points boy

The Brady Bunch – coming early December

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.

Junie with 3+ weeks left to go

Junie with 3+ weeks left to go

Puppy Update

A final puppy update on our 2013 “Gone with the Wind” litter!

Purple_8weeks

Mr Purple – now known as Bohdi (Allegro Great Balls of Fire), has gone home with a wonderful local couple, Kerrie Jaworski and her boyfriend.  Kerrie’s family has had 2 cardis before so she is well versed in them, although this will be the first she’s raising herself!  They are a very active couple, camping, hiking, etc and I think Bohdi will fit in very well with them.

Green_8weeks

Mr. Green will now be known as “Peeta” (Allegro Never Be Hungry Again) and has flown the coop to his new family in Alabama, Heather and Corey Haynes and their young son.  Peeta is a lovey, cuddly, happy puppy and should fit in great there!  They are actually going to be relocating to Colorado soon, so maybe I’ll get to see him after all!

Blue_8weeks

Mr. Blue is going home with his mama Lexi to Karen Lyons to be a show hopeful.  He will be known as Jake, registered name still to be decided.  A very happy, bold, outgoing puppy, he has a stellar personality for the ring!  And has a lot of his mama’s personality to boot, so they should keep each other busy.

Gable_8weeks

Mr. Orange is now known as “Gable” (Allegro Grandiose Frankly My Dear) and will be co-owned with Jessica and myself as a show hopeful.  He will live with Jessica.  Gable has a lot of the qualities I was hoping we would get from this breeding, so I am excited to see him grow up!

Puppy visit!

There are photos all over Facebook, so again if you haven’t already I encourage you to go “Like” Jessica’s kennel page, Grandiose.

Last night Jessica and Brian drove up for dinner and to let the babies play in my backyard.  Fun field trip!  They are 5 weeks old now and really, 5-6-7 weeks is my absolute FAVORITE age so I was extra thrilled to be able to see them.  Hopping, running, bouncing at each other, playing, eating grass, exploring.  We had some visitors come as well, a prospective pet home, so the babies sure had their share of passing around.  I’m totally and completely biased, but what a wonderfully fun group of kids we have here.

Their personalities are really starting to come out!  Mr Purple, otherwise known as Derple, is the flower child.  Happy, bouncy, lovey, and quite silly.  He has a very sweet, soft, open face…he just always looks happy, no matter what he’s doing.  Mr Orange, who Jessica has started calling “Tangey” (like tangerine), is smart, independent and exploring.  He loves to cuddle too, but will throw a fit if it’s not currently on his agenda LOL.  He’s also very playful with the other boys (really, all of them are).  Mr Green is the lover.  He’d rather not walk if he can be carried, and will spend the longest amount of time cuddling and/or sleeping with someone.  And Mr Blue is just FUN!  Happy, playful, and lovey, he’s a doll of a puppy.

Can’t wait to see them grow some more!

Puppy Update

Babies are now 2 weeks old!  I’ve been thinking of putting pictures here, but then I realized it might be FAR easier to direct people to Jessica’s Facebook page instead…simply go here and “like” her page, and you will see puppy photos galore!  https://www.facebook.com/GrandiosePointers

Since my last blog post, we unfortunately lost the teeny tiniest boy, Tiny Tim/Brownie.  He lived for several days and even started gaining some weight, but despite Jessica’s very diligent efforts, he just didn’t make it.  However, the other smaller boy, now known as Mr. Blue, is thriving and nearly the size of his larger littermates.  The remaining 4 boys are all doing very well!  Growing, eyes are just opening, all very active and eating well.  I visited last weekend with my kids, so fun to see them!  I can’t wait to watch them grow.

Puppies!

Yesterday brought puppies!  Jessica had been closely monitoring Lexi because on her previous two litters she whelped early.  We all started to worry on Friday (her actual due date) because she still wasn’t showing any signs of labor, but a trip to the repro vet to check fetal heartbeats showed them all strong.  So we waited, hoping she would go into labor on Friday night, and around 9 she did start nesting and being restless, but after a short time she…fell asleep.  And was calm and sleeping normally all night and into the morning.

So in the morning, we decided to do a c-section.  Once we got to the emergency vet clinic (attached to the repro vet we have been using), a monitor of fetal heartbeats again showed at least one in distress, so they got the babies out as quickly as they could.  I’m grateful to report that we have FIVE healthy brindle BOYS!  Yep, all boys!  We’ve kept checking to make sure we didn’t misidentify one, but nope.  The only bad news is that two of the boys, even though not premature, are quite tiny.  Jessica is keeping an extra close eye on them and they are both very vigorous, so we’re hopeful that they will catch up.

Mama Lexi is recovering and cleaning & feeding babies.  Good thoughts for them all as they grow through this crucial first week.  Names, weights, and collar colors will be forthcoming, but in the meantime here are some pictures from yesterday!

First 2 to come around after the section

The teeniest little guy. Jessica calls him "Tiny Tim" for now...wee guy but hopefully a fighter!

4 boys except Tiny Tim (who we kept in the warmer more)

Handsome guy! This is a larger puppy, around 10 oz.

At the milk bar...Tiny Tim at the bottom.

dedicated to the spirited and lively cardigan welsh corgi