Homeward Bound

Puppies heading home….now the house is so quiet.

 missing photos….

and then we have a sad tale.

This litter was fully reserved but one family had a reversal of fortunes– job layoff and grown children with a baby moving back into the house. We understand; it can happen. But that means that Orange’s people never came.

Her littermates are all gone now and she is hanging out with stuffed Airedales who are cuddly, but not much for conversation since they have a head full of stuffing.  If you know of someone who would like to “interview” Orange for a family companion position, just give us a call: 330-666-2004


Isn't anyone coming?


Day 57 – Rub-a-dub TUB

Today the crew had morning baths. We are having company later on and we want to put the best paw forward for our visitors! Still before the hair and makeup, you have to admit, a wet puppy look pretty pathetic–and yet still cute.

The first four including the two boys:

What was that noise you made?

The next four, all girls:

Are we clean yet? (and when can we get dirty again!)

Day 56 – YEAH! Outside for the first time!

Outside for the first time….who knew the temperatures would be 50 and sunny? We took advantage of the clear skies this afternoon and RAN outside to let the puppies romp for a while. They REALLY enjoyed this!

First time outside....50 degrees in January!

Day 55 – Entertaining the Crew!

Yes, they are a handful now and we are at dangerously low levels of newspaper to keep putting down for them! They have a huge box with different openings in it to play at “defend the fort,” an old tennis shoe, the occasional edible ball most people would call an apple, and assorted other odds and ends. Here is the crew between outings, wanting, naturally, out again!

We Want OUT!


Day 43 – Playful, Bouncing, and BIG!

I apologize for taking so long to post. We have been coping with the holiday rush here at my work. Now the biggest part of that is over.

WOW–Six weeks old!

Play time has never been more fun that it is now. These eight little ones really keep me busy with no help from Dora. Now I’m the one that has to do all the feeding, then clean up after them and after that, they are bored and looking for some excitement so I have to come up with the entertainment.

Will I be your puppy?

Well, here are some of the fun items we have been destroying….I mean playing with… Apples, celery, large socks, a corn broom, a scrub brush, various squeakies and cardboard boxes.

They are going through newspaper at a terrific rate, of course.

Every day I let them out to play and they get behind the clothes dryer and come out looking like dust bunnies! They will carry around anything that’s not fastened down and shred anything they can get their teeth into. They heard the sweeper at a distance of 10 feet today too.

Now to business–everyone is very interested in the plans for picking up puppies. I will be doing the PAT evaluations right about Jan 16. I can begin to make appointments for them that week. I plan to call everyone Wednesday or Thursday to set that up.

Sit, Boo-Boo, Sit! The rare moment when they hold still and look like they wouldn't even THINK of getting in trouble!

We have puppy portfolios with all the records in them, a six pound bag of food, some Nu-Vet tabs, lots of information, resources, and pictures of mom and dad.

Everyone asks does Dora miss her puppies? Well, these guys now have needle sharp little teeth and she actually has to discipline them if they get too rough.

This is an important part of their development as they socialize with each other and with Dora and some of my other adult Airedales. They will be better adjusted as adults because they have these excellent formative experiences.


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