Saturday, June 29, 2013

More Everything 8 Puppy Forever Homes !

The morning was full of Checkerboard Aussie puppies again.  The Forever Family who had purchased a puppy prior to the Everything 8 Litter was born were to pick their girl up this morning.  They were right on time at 9 am.

Ray and his daughter were overexcited, naturally, about picking up their Jorga.  I even got a big thank you hug from Ray !  Imagine that ... *smile*.  Ray left with promised of sending us photos and updates about Jorga.

While I was out getting Jorga settled away with her new family there had been a message on my phone that the couple who had came last night to see the puppies wanted to come make their choice this morning.  They arrived just after 10 am.

Jamie & Steve were so excited about their choice of picking out the little red guy.  It was a toss up between the little black runt and red, but red was chosen because is so spunky.  Jamie & Steve left with their new baby boy also promising they would be in touch with future updates about him.

The puppy door was revolving with the next Forever Home Family arriving at 12:30.  This couple had also spoken for their puppy before the litter had been born.

Shona & Jesse, especially Jesse, can not wait to get Trixie out to the Farm for some fun.  Shona & Trixie had their picture taken with Mama Mercedes before going back to Trixies new Forever Home.

One more family will be arriving for their puppy tomorrow after lunch.  Two more puppies available to Forever Homes, then we are puppy done until 2014.

Cindy, Breeder & Owner of The Checkerboard Aussies.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Everything 8 & The Vets

Being a breeder is a real commitment.  This mornings commitment began before 6:00 am with me when I got up to have a coffee before I began taking out our 4 adults for their morning out and about.  The weather was not very kind this morning as there had been torrents of raining coming out of the skies.

The Everything 8 puppies were going for their very first Vet visit at 9 am.  I put them out in the outside kennel run hoping they would do their business before I loaded them up in the Van to head out at 7:30 am.  

Needless to say, despite the puppies having a bath Thursday, they had another bath with the rain and were wet to the skin after only 15 minutes.  I  loaded them up and was drenched myself before my day really got going.  I got myself changed and headed out to pick up my helper on the way.  Of course we first stopped to get ourselves a beverage before heading on down the Highway for an hour drive to our Vets.

The last Everything 8 Group photo.  We arrived at the vets 10 minutes before our appointment.  What a mess those puppies were by the time we had arrived there.  They were not only wet, they had messed themselves from both ends .... we were a pretty sad looking bunch when we walked into the Vets ... or shall I say a very smelly bunch.  Thank goodness I had packed a few towels as well as paper towels.

First up was Jorga, the little red merle female.  She was very good, and much relieved when her turn was over.  Or was that maybe more relaxed once it was over.

Ahhhh ... this is our littlest guy.  He was giving Shea-lyn the `please save me look` .  He was really good though once he was placed in the Vet`s and her helper`s hands.

The red bi, who we we call `Spunky``.  What a spunk this boy is, but a good spunk.

Next was little girl, Trixie.  She is quite the girl, but are not most girls I am thinking.

Not one peep or move out of these guys.  Not even from the one  `Not Called Marvin``.

Our no name Black & White boy absolutely put the flirt on as you can see by these photos.

Last but not least, here is Oliver.  Oliver weighed in at a whopping 9.5 lbs.  He really is a roly poly boy, he is so.

Once we had stopped in Southampton to fill up with gas, I dropped my helper, Shea-lyn off at her home ... and you can see the pup ``not called Marvin` is now her and her family`s new puppy.  He has settled right in ... after another bath of course.
This breeder is one tired girl after this day.  Will be further updating as the Forever Homes start picking up their picks of the Everything 8 Litter.

Cindy, Owner & Breeder of The Checkerboard Aussies.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All About The Stinky Puppies Day

I can not send puppies off to their Forever Homes this upcoming weekend smelling unbearable, so today was a "All About the Stinky Puppies Day".  Puppies have no problem walking through their messes .... phewie !

My new "take to the Vet" puppy helper, Shea-lyn, and her Mother came over to give me a hand with the Everything 8 litter.  Rob had filled up the kiddie pool this morning for the water to warm up in the Sun.  I got a rinse pail all ready on the side lines.

The helpers arrived and we got to it ....

Each puppy was very good and receptive to being in the "pool" with Shea-lyn and myself.  Baby shampoo with a good rub a dub dub.  Then a little bit of towel drying.  Someone was covering himself up without a problem afterwards.

After they got a towel dry they had themselves some Fun in the Sun.  However before the towel dry they had each had a final rinse in the scrub pail.

We will be heading down to the Vets this Friday morning.  Oliver is the largest puppy of the Everything 8 Litter.

This is Oliver.  I will be posting these photos to The "Checkerboard Aussies'" Facebook page asking everyone to make an educated guess on how much they think Oliver will weigh in at this Friday.  Any guesses yourself?  Trust me after holding him a bit he really is quite the bruiser.

I was very thankful for the extra hands as I would never as managed as well by bathing all these little porkers myself.  Help is something I always appreciate.

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hot Tamales

Yes today was warm and we had 8 Hot Tamales out for a little front lawn jaunt ....

I have been so busy the past couple of weeks with family visiting from Out of Province, it has been hard to get photos organized and posted every day with that and everything else Spring/Summer brings along that needs done with it.  

Hopefully this video has captured lots of fun viewing for the 5 Forever Homes prior to this upcoming Friday. Remember the 2 Black & White & 1 Red & White males are all seeking their own Forever homes yet ... personalities and temperaments are outstanding with each and every one of these puppies.

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Not A Music Buff

Our Checkerboard Aussie pup, Semah, seemingly is not going to be a music buff by any means.  See so for yourself.

Honestly I do not think our pack here at home would be Music Buffs either if they had to listen to a "recorder" either.  Thanks Linda, Mike and MacKenzie for the Video.

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Monday, June 3, 2013

First Dinner Video

When the Everything 8 had their very first solid meal, I had to switch from photo mode to video mode, and try to keep myself from laughing out loud while recording.  You can see why yourself ....

That little one was hilarious.  Never mind it being the first meal, as by the noises being made it sounded like the "last" meal.  Did you have a "chuckle" yourself?

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The "Checkerboard Aussies".

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Everything 8's First Meal

Today was the day when the Everything 8 were going to experience their very first solids.

These eight didn't even need to have their noses stuck in to encourage them ... all eight were Eating Machine Pros !

This is when we really start using up the newspapers.  Thank goodness we have an outside burn barrel.

We also received a new Bindi photo yesterday ....

Is Bindi not a beautiful girl? of course she is, she is a "Checkerboard Aussie".

Stay tune tomorrow as there will be a video posted then.

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The "Checkerboard Aussies".