Friday, June 29, 2018

...and we have puppies!

Crispin had her ultrasound today and we saw PUPPIES!  There were a good number floating around in there, so it's all good news.  Puppies are due to be born somewhere around the last weekend of July. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Crispin is in Season!

For those of you who have been waiting so patiently...Crispin is in season!  We'll likely be breeding her next week, just depending on how her season progresses.  Will update you as it happens.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hunting Season!

Ghillie is a Rowan/Crispin puppy who is just over a year old.  He lives with Andy and Kathy in Edmonton and is enjoying hunting season so far.  He's also been featured on Instagram by thedogist (

Thanks, Andy for the photos.  I know Mark is very much looking forward to his hunting season, starting in a week or so.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Shannon and Galen Puppies Week 7

This is the last week we get to have these puppies stay with us as a group.  It's a bittersweet time for us - because, really, what's more fun than a litter of 8 Golden Retriever puppies?  Puppies have done quite a bit of traveling this week, getting ready for trips to their new homes.  They've hung out individually in kennels, getting ready to be alone in their new homes - and we've introduced them to way too many things to list here.  That said, 8 puppies require SO much individual attention that keeping them busy is a full time job for 12 people.  We're very excited for them to meet their new families at the end of the week and start heading off to new adventures.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Shannon and Galen Puppies - Week 6

This week, puppies are sooo much fun.  They're getting bigger every day, they play frequently and they're exploring the whole world around them.  Of course, the most fun toys are things like empty water bottles and cleaning rags...and each other!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Shannon and Galen Puppies Week 5

This has been a very, very busy week for the puppies.  They're getting very big, very cute and very, very active.  They have spent a bunch of time out on the deck and today learned about climbing down the steps to the bigger part of the yard.  Personalities are starting to emerge and it's very fun watching who's who.

How many puppies fit in the hot tub stairs?  All of them!

Stuck my WHOLE HEAD in the water bowl

Learning to come UP the stairs from the yard

I can even sleep on the step (even though my bum isn't on the step)...that can't be comfy!
Hey!  Where did you come from?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Shannon and Galen Puppies, Week 4

This week, puppies have really began to be very fun.  They're running around, playing with each other, playing with toys and generally having a great time.  This week, they have spent most of their time in the kitchen, have explored the deck and have had their first solid meal.Wrestling!

Got an itch...



Making sure we got it all...

Playing with toys

Playing in our outdoor tent

This is the most fun toy because it makes noises

This one squeaks!