Sunday, November 13, 2011

Charlene Matriculates!

Charlene from Omeeka's third litter is now in Advanced Training in the Southwest region, she is so cute!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

News Flash!!

Omeeka has traded in her whelping pool for a swimming pool. She is a pup who understands and appreciates the finer things in life. Congratulations Omeeka on a job well done! Five litters and 46 puppies! It was a big day for the C litter Omeeka x Terrence - Carlita and Carlin pause to reflect on their next big adventure. Best of luck in "Professional Training"!
Carlita, aka Senorita Carlita, enjoyed her Howloween costume party!

Pepper, the always cute pup, is fabulous at keeping in touch! As the P litter approaches their first birthday, the three girls (Picabo, Penelope, and Pepper) have all had their first heat cycle.

Olina and Oz from Omeeka's second litter have done their mama proud with their selection as CCI breeders. Pictures to follow!

Nifty, pup from Omeeka's last litter, is almost famous in Illinois - enjoy this clip.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pepper At The Beach

So happy to hear from puppy raisers from the P litter. Pepper is such a cutie and her towel matches her cape, how cool is that!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heads or Tails?

I got to visit with Omeeka's Half "N" Half litter today! They couldn't be cuter or sweeter pups. Some puppy raisers out there are going to be so happy with these little guys. I couldn't decide which is cuter, heads or tails?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Penelope and Pepper Check In

Penelope and Pepper met up at the SW graduation and sent this photo along to say hello to mama Omeeka and her friends following the blog. Aren't they so cute!!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

No Longer Nameless But . . .

Names arrived via email from CCI this morning, but a word of caution, sometimes, the names get changed before the pup arrives at his / her puppy raiser home. That said, these are some fun names in collar color order :

Red Female Nicolina II (Yellow Puppy)
Blue Female Natasha IV (Yellow Puppy)
Purple Female Nala IV (Yellow Puppy)
Neon Green Male Noel V (Black Puppy)
Neon Pink Male Navajo IV (Yellow Puppy)
Brown Female Neela II (Yellow Puppy)
Light Pink Female Naomi VI (Black Puppy)
Turquoise Male Nifty II (Yellow Puppy)
Orange Male Nada II (Black Puppy)
Dark Green Male Novak III (Black Puppy)

Notice the Roman Numerals after the pup's name, not an original in the bunch! Great expectations for these kids to grow into.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Three Weeks Old, Still Nameless!

It was so fun to visit with Omeeka and her little "N"s. At three weeks old today, they are out of the whelping pool home and in an xpen enclosure indoors. Soon, they will have an even bigger home in the garage. I think they are very "advanced" for their age as evidenced by:

play behavior
exceptional cradling
exceptional acceptance of nail trimming
very friendly and curious

Their puppy raisers are going to be so lucky!

Next week, outdoor kennel and gruel, what could be better!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Week Two

We're Two Weeks Old!

The world is becoming a new and exciting place. Eyes are open, we're walking like drunken sailors, and we're getting soooo cute!

This is the week of 2's...2 weeks old, 2 eyes open, 2 lbs. and 2 tough.

Aunt Peggy and Rachel did such a wonderful job of caring for us while Mom was on vacation. We really miss them! Enjoy our pictures...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

One Week Old

I'm lucky to be spending a week with the "N" litter and their mama Omeeka and auntie, Cara. The pups are doing very well, gaining weight, sleeping, nursing, and letting out an occasional scream of dissatisfaction if they are hungry but not eating! They are sweet little pups who are very relaxed and calm most of the time. As usual, mama O is doing a fabulous job caring for her babies!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Omeeka's Half "N" Half's Have Arrived!

Omeeka's fifth and FINAL whelp started right on schedule at 1:42 a.m. and concluded at 11:00 a.m. Omeeka and her boyfriend, Ross, produced 10 healthy pups. The even mix of boys and girls are yellow, black, and light brown. Mother and babies are resting comfortably and the breeder caretaker and whelper helpers will catch up on their sleep tonight. Oh yeah, aren't they adorable!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pepper Checks In

So fun to get updates and photos from the Sweet Pea's puppy raisers. Here is Pepper at 11 weeks, cute as ever!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Really Over . . .

This has been one of the fastest eight weeks of my life ever!
Cindy will be picking up Omeeka is less than one hour, I will miss her so much. She is a serious girl except when it comes to snuggling or swimming, then she's so ready!
Picabo has made a quick adjustment and slept through the night on her first night home. Yes, I did teach her that.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Bye, So Long, Farewell . . .

Yesterday the Sweet Peas started their journey to their new homes. It's a bittersweet event for the breeder caretaker who has become very attached to these little ones but recognizes the need for them to spread their wings and share their poop elsewhere! Good Luck to all and please keep in touch!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Litter Picture - Dry Run

Cindy will take a litter picture tomorrow . . . she's an awesome photographer! Today we did a little practice. Pups had fun running through the house and then sat nicely for a photo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pike's Puzzled

Beautiful day today!! I found a puppy toy that a fellow breeder caretaker loaned me . . . put it in with the puppies and watched the fun. Pike was especially intrigued by the singing fire truck. Sadly the neighbors gardener was in full swing with a leaf blower so that noise drowns out most of the action in the puppy pen.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lucky Seven


Finally, the sun is really shining on the Sweet Peas! Must be due to the Lucky Seven Week Birthday!! Omeeka stepped into the patio puppy suite for some visiting with her youngsters! A good time was had by all.