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*Now it’s a 4-Pack

  • Posted on November 16, 2009 at 12:48 am

You remember Bucca, our 1st Newf. You also remember sweet Corena. And I KNOW you remember Miss Rebel, our wild child. Well, before we were 3 Dog Night, Now we’re a Four-Pack!

I totally cannot be trusted around puppies, especially Newf puppies! I can watch the ‘puppycam’ all the time and if I know that none of the pups have our ‘name on it’, I won’t get overly excited by the new litter. I can just enjoy them objectively. But if you put one.. or 3.. or more furry, cuddly Newf pups in my hands and I see and smell the wonderousness that is a Newf puppy, I’m done for.

Right after our trip to Tahiti, I took a fast trip to see ‘Mom and Dad Betchley’ (our breeders and mentors for all our furkids) with Rebel, who went down for a few weeks for a visit. We all had a great time and I got to spend the night in the ‘puppy room’ with 3 of the cutest brown balls of fur you ever saw.    It was a majorly fun weekend.

Cute Newfie Puppies

Cute Newfie Puppies

Husband & I went back down to San Antonio this weekend to bring Rebel home. As luck would have it, over the last 2 weeks another whole series of events have happened and the brown boy that Husband has been wanting for about 4 years now came home with us as well.

I’d like to introduce you to Bifrost’s Olympic Gold, or as we call him ‘RuShou’. He’s 13 weeks old and is the son of Hannah, sister to Rebel, so he’s her nephew and distantly related to Bucca and Corena. I’ll have his page up soon.

RuShou, our new Newf

RuShou, our new Newf

Isn’t he the cutest thing? There is no way I could leave without him. I had been a trifle concerned about blending him into the current ‘pack’. But they all did just great. I’m not sure why it worked so well, maybe he smells like family or maybe it’s just they are all Newfs. But even on the first day they all got along great, even when he steps ON them to get to another part of the room.

We all need a lil' help sometimes

We all need a lil' help sometimes

So we took the long walk down to the lake and  after a bit, he needed a break, so Husband helped his little guy out. At 13 weeks and 37 pounds, Husband won’t be able to carry him like this for long.

Bucca playing lifeguard

Bucca playing lifeguard

Since he’s gotten here, Bucca has mostly ignored RuShou, but in the water I kept seeing him with an eye on the pup being sure he was okay. Bucca is such a great guy… excuse me while I go hug the big softy again.

Let's Get Our Feet Wet

Let's Get Our Feet Wet

Down at the lake, RuShou didn’t do much more than just get his feet wet, but over all he had a good time. He loved all the new sights and smells.

Bucca swimming

Bucca swimming

He did watch Bucca very closely to see what was going on. Bucca was his usual wonderful self.

RuShou at play

RuShou at play

RuShou probably wasn’t in the water more than 5 minutes before finding his way to land and climbing up onto the dock where I was, but he had a great time and we feel like he’s going to enjoy the water.

Bucca and his bumper

Bucca and his bumper

So at the end of the 1st day, the sleepy puppy and his new pack curled up for the night, safe and snug in his hew home.

Sleepy Puppy

Sleepy Puppy

Come visit if you get the chance and bring your pups or kids if you have them. Our furkids would love to see them and have a great playtime. Have a great week, Ellen

*Mini Chest Contest Winners Announcement

  • Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm

OK finally!!!  Here we go. It’s been a long strange journey the past couple of months (mostly on my part), but I believe everyone who participated had a bit of fun with it. I know I’ve enjoyed talking with everyone and looking at the great chests.  Here  you see the entries and I think all the chests are WONDERFUL!  Each time I see new chests I can’t get over how wonderfully people do with them.

 Boxes 1 thru 5

Boxes 1 thru 5

Chest #6

Chest #6

I’d like to announce our 1st prize winner in the decorative chest catagory- Mary Ann – you can see her entries #1-5 in the top picture. Her prize is a $25 gift certificate to any of the items in my ministore (also back on line). I’m emailing her also, but she can email me or call me to discuss her prize selection.

Our 2nd winner is in a new catagory that we never even had before… although I said it was possible. Chest #6 is by Michelle in NH, who wins a $10 gift certificate to any of the items in my ministore. <Michelle – I’m still not sure I can email you .. for whatever reason, so please look at the ministore and call me to discuss your prize selection.>

Thanks to everyone for your patience with me, I definitely appreciate it.

My mini’ing best to you all..

Hugs… Ellen