Christmas pictures and current weights

Puppies first Christmas was a busy day with everyone getting a little treat and a lot of play. Pictures are displayed on their page located here, with current weights. It is hard to believe that in just about 9 days they will start into their new homes and lives, but for now visions of sugarplums dance in their heads.

Happy New Year!

All puppies passed their Vet check with flying colors! Here are the details.

At just over 7 weeks all of the pups went to see Dr. Hauser in Novato, our long term vet, on Thursday for their first set of vaccinations, a full physical check up, AKC recommended microchips, and toe nail trim. I don’t know who was more tired from the full event , us or the dogs.

All puppies were deemed Healthy and Normal. That is vet speak for an examination of their physical appearance characteristic of the breed, healthy and thick coats with the correct texture, correct bite, good responses, good elbows and knees. All puppies have now been given their next de-worming by us as well.

The first vaccinations consist of Puppy DAPP (Temp) Novibac for Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis (CAV-1), and Parainfluenza. Their next vaccinations will be needed at 11 weeks, or about January 17, 2013. Book those appointments new owners.

Also, all puppies were implanted with the AKC Microchip with Lifetime 1-800 Support. Many pets are retrieved each year by use of this simple technique, completely painless to the dogs and it may just save their life. Upon registration this information is entered into the AKC-CAR database for identification. AKC-CAR stands for Companion Animal Rescue.

All pups are running around like crazy, playing, eating a mix of soft and hard Science Diet Puppy Food, developing their personalities, and getting ready to start going home at the first of January. Fortunately for us, there is still time to love and enjoy and work with them all. And they get to see Santa this week for their first Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you All.


7 weeks of age and the puppies are growing up beautifully, as current weights show. Shots, microchips, and Vet check this week.

It is less than a week until Christmas, and at 7 weeks of age, the puppies are growing up beautifully. We are also preparing everyone for a trip to Dr. Hauser this week for their first shots and a vet check. Also microchipping is in store for their permanent ID for AKC-CAR. Patricia is also very busy getting ready for the holidays, so news is very light and we will take and post Christmas pictures of everyone, 2 and 4 legged, soon.

Here are todays current weights:
Timmy: 4 pounds 5.7 ounces
Estee: 3 pounds 5.7 ounces
Posey: 2 pounds 12.4 ounces
Angel: 2 pounds 10.9 ounces
Madison: 3 pounds 5.9 ounces

estee sweet baby
Sweet Baby Estee

Estee is moving to Las Vegas

Today, Julie flew in from Las Vegas to find a little Christmas companion for her daughter and husband, and all of us were thrilled. Estee was so snuggly and mellow, and really took to her well, as you can see below, and more by clicking here. That is Einstein, the father watching in the background.


Puppies at 6 weeks update

Here it is, December 12th, and the puppies are now 6 weeks of age. Due to the reality that my Mother, her fall, broken hip, surgery, hospitalization, and preparation for her rehabilitation has taken an inordinate amount of time to deal with from almost 2,000 miles, the current puppy weights are posted below. Should time become available, we will try to take and post pictures, but it may be next week before new pictures are available and we are back on track. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Now for puppy news. Not only are they growing fast body wise, their teeth are really starting to come in and Gisella can’t be in to nurse more than a minute or so until those tiny razors make their impressions and she is ready to bolt. Thick fur, big bright eyes, healthy appetites for their Science Diet Puppy soft food, and an ongoing game of chase, tumble, face chewing, ear gnawing and any other game they invent for themselves. When I get in the enclosure in the nursery and lay down with them, it is like the invasion of the lilliputians, crawling all over me. This is the payoff of having puppies for me. And all that puppy breath…intoxicating.

Current weights:
Timmy: 3 pounds 11 ounces
Estee: 2 pounds 13 ounces
Posey: 2 pounds 7 ounces
Angel: 2 pounds 7 ounces
Madison: 2 pounds 13 ounces

Estee is having visitors this weekend, as she has not found who she is looking for, yet. Also, with my Mom’s hospitalization, it has put us behind on all but one interview for Estee and prospective owners since December 2nd.

Here is the link for our Bichon Frise Care Guide, which I co-authored several years ago, for our new owners as well as any dog owner.

Happy and safe Holidays to one and all!

Estee is available for appointments December 15

Estee is now available for appointments for prospective parents, which will be on Saturday December 15. Please contact us if interested in coming.


Also, the first two puppy pick ups are already scheduled for Saturday January 5th, and one on Saturday the 12th.

My Mom in Dallas is better after surgery

Mom is better after surgery Thursday to repair her broken left hip, sustained in a fall where she lives at the Assisted Living Community in Dallas. She will start physical rehab this week.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

The Litter at 5 weeks and other news

The Litter is now at 5 weeks of age, with pictures and their current weights again posted which can be viewed by clicking here. Also, corrections to picture labels were made.

In other news, my Mother fell and broke her hip and as a result news will be light for a while as we deal with doctors, rehab and such. Stop and say a prayer for your loved ones.

Timmy, Posey, Angel and Madison have made their decisions as to which family to adopt. Estee is still looking.

That says it all. Timmy, Posey, Angel and Madison have made their decisions as to which family to adopt. Estee is still looking. And there is no shortage of suitors.

Timmy, Posey and Madison’s new family pictures from this weekend are posted on their page, located here. Angel’s pictures will be posted when I receive them as the pictures are on the new familys camera.

It was such a pleasure and so much fun to meet and spend some time with everyone. How these thing all come together, it is truly inspiring. Truly, dog is our co-pilot.

I really must say that these pups are really going to have some outstanding families to show the ropes to, because we all know who really runs the show when the new kid in town comes around. Oh, and do they have Giants fans, yes.

The line up:

Timmy - East Bay.

Posey - East Bay.

Angel - North Bay.

Madison - South Bay.