Thought an update on the Sky x Rascal litter would be good. The puppies are in great homes, doing well and loved by their new families. We couldn’t be more blessed with the homes and owners these puppies went to. We did keep one female, Garmin. She is a little bundle of energy like her mom in a body that looks like her dad. We have been very pleased with her drive to retrieve and her desire to please. Check out her page for more photos. Videos will be coming soon.
Well as the Rascal x Sky pups start their ninth week of life we now have only two or three here that are not reserved (we may keep one or not!). Two more darlings went to very special homes last week.
PJ as we called him (he looked a little like his uncle Pete) went to our long time friends, business partners, hunting buddies and field competitors Mikk and Peggy. If he is worthy, MAJOR (his new name) will compete in Hunt Tests and possibly Field Trials. Mikk and Peggy also raise service dogs and are just incredible dog lovers.
Little brown girl has gone home with new friends Wendy and Andrew in the Denver area. ZOEY (her new name) is being loved upon by Wendy and Andrew and their three energetic young boys. She will be treasured.
Today has been a bittersweet day. The first of our Rascal x Sky litter has gone to be with her new owners, our good friends, Clay and Selene Peck. She (black girl) will be well loved and is in a really great place. But, it is still tough to let these little bits of heaven go. So check out the cool picture of Green Girl as she was retrieving a bird wing this morning. Deb can take some pretty cool pictures.
Two more of the pups will go to their homes early this week. They are such a blessing.
It is busy around here. Rascal and Sky’s June 2010 litter are just reaching 7 weeks old. The eight of them are a small troop of energy and joy. It seems like yesterday that they were born. They have been a joy to raise to this point. We are fortunate to have designed a puppy/dog area at our Mountain Sky Ranch home that is making it relatively easy to raise this growing group.
We have been introducing the litter to new and different life advantures now every day. We had them down at the ponds recently swimming (wading really) with the big dogs, and also down while a group was field training here at the Ranch. They go on “walk abouts” with us daily as we take them over rocks, through brush, around new trees and bushes, and with different people and dogs. There are four of us living here and playing with them every day, and probably at least two to three groups of visitors daily.
The puppies are remarkably similar in size and temperment. They all love their people (us and anyone they see) and there is not a shy one or a “runty” one in the bunch. They have relatively little color variation also. One little girl is markedly darker than her siblings (we call her RJ – Rascal Junior) but the rest are probably going to be about their daddy’s color.
They have been very healthy, and Rascal has been an amazing mother. She is now being kept away from them to help her milk dry up, but she still whines and wants to be with them whenever we are with them. She fastidiously cleaned up after them as long as we let her, and she loved and nurtured them. We could not have asked for anything more. Also, the puppies have been very healthy and we have only had one small injury (a little cut below na eye). We are very blessed. We would love to have you come and visit the group and we still have a few for sale, so check out their info on the litters section of the website, and tell your friends about them.
Rascal and Sky’s puppies are reaching the age of leaving the nest, and are everything we hoped for and more. There are 5 girls and 3 boys. All are healthy, active and sociable dogs.
They are very similar in look and size. There are no runts or obviously different looking puppies. They are all curious and cuddly. Come visit us and see them.