Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Puppies

Hello Rosie Fans.  

Yes, it is true, Rosie has delivered another darling litter of posies.   On June 14, we welcomed the PAWS 2011 "K" litter, can you believe it, another bunch of "K's".  Again, we have 8 but, this time there are 6 boys and 2 girls.  All were 1lb or more!

Rosie was a rock star again and delivered 7 pups in 3 hours.  Of course the last baby has to have a nickname, right?  This time pup #8 is affectionally being referred to as the "9 hour boy" as he arrived a full 9 hours after #7.  We were thankful that he made his appearance naturally and Rosie did not have to endure a c-section (and by the way, he was the largest of the pups!!).  She and the pups are doing great and I cannot believe how much they have grown in just one week.

This time, things are a bit different.  Rosie and her pups were whelped and are being lovingly cared for by Aimee B. and her fantastic and supportive husband, Doug.  It was a decision that was right for our family and one that Aimee and PAWS, thankfully, made available.

So, Rosie is back in the home where she was born surrounded by her Momma, Hula, and her human Grandma Aimee.  A place where she is comfortable and well loved and her babies are in the best of hands.

There is a live puppy cam that can be viewed at http://pawspuppies.dyndns-home.com:1050/Jview.htm  the password is User and the 2nd box is blank.  The cam is up until about 8pm each night.

Here are a few photos from our visit last week Friday.  Caroline takes time to get to know each pup.  I look forward to doing some puppy blogging and will do my best to keep the story of Rosie's Posies going!  Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting Paws with a Cause!

Look, it's a size 3! 
The "Nine Hour Boy"

Little Girl Green!   

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two More Updates

I have received messages from Kismet's and Kaiba's raisers and some photos too.  Here is what they have been up to.....
Kismet  "The Bonus Pup"

"A grand hello from Kismet!  She too is about 65 lbs and a bundle of energy.  She has brought much life to our world and joy beyond compare.  She is very confident and sure that she owns the world - you know that being the bonus produces a special way of looking at the world.  She love a good play time and has a rabbit that is a great best friend.  She will put it on the window sill - as if it needs to look outside with her.  Her second favorite toy is the cat.  Pooka has finally found out that it is safe to play chase and then sit back and watch Kismet get into trouble."

Kaiba   Miss Pink

"Here is Kaiba on her first birthday! She weighs about 62 lbs and seems little for a golden! Of course our last boy was 105 lbs, so she is very dainty!!  She is very playful ,but gentle, and loves to take every toy out of her "toy basket". We find them all over the house.. now we just need to teach her to put them back! HA!  She eats just about everything in sight, but has not torn up one toy!" 

Keep up the great work, girls, we are proud of you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Year Later


It is so very hard for me to believe it was a year ago today that we were busy whelping puppies and Rosie became a mom for the first time.  I don't know much about what is going on in the lives of these not so little puppies, but I will share what I know.  

All the puppies left us and moved on to foster family homes last June.  They have been busy learning basic obedience and good manners.  They are all doing well according to the reports I get.

Kingsley's Raiser, Angela, reports, "Kingsley's toy drive has really kicked into gear in the last few weeks.  We play fetch until he is exhausted, and Kingsley still brings the toy to me and drops it at my feet.    He is currently weighing in at 68.6 lbs and 26" at the shoulders.   So he is a very tall puppy.  Especially next to me (I am just 5' tall).   He gets a ton of comments wherever we go -- "such a beautiful dog", "so well behaved"."  

Kingsley 4/13/11

Keeley has transitioned from the PAWS program and found another important career as a scent detection dog and is currently doing very well in her scent training.  She will eventually aid in law enforcement, from what I know.  

Keeley on Halloween

K's at Meijer Gardens

Kingsley and Kaden playing in the snow.

Rosie has been bred again and we are keeping our fingers crossed that she is pregnant.  

I have to put out a plug for PAWS with a Cause.  I know that there is a need for foster homes both for Puppies and for Breeding Stock Dogs.  If you are looking for an amazing service opportunity that can combine a love of dogs with helping people with disabilities increase their independence, please consider looking into the volunteer opportunities that exist with PAWS.  Here are two upcoming events, if you are not local here in GR, you can still volunteer, please contact the wonderful PAWS staff below.  

Join us for a Foster Puppy orientation at PAWS Headquarters in Wayland, MI - Monday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m. Come learn what's involved with raising a future Assistance Dog! For more information, please contact Julie at jthorington@pawswithacause.org

Come to our Potential Breeding Stock Host Home Orientation, Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at PAWS National Headquarters. For more information, please contact Aimee at abrumleve@pawswithacause.org