Sunday, September 18, 2011

Puppies New Homes

At eight weeks the puppies started leaving for their new homes. It was a sad day to see them leave but a happy day to know new families were waiting to add them to their life and home.

MJ now known as Aragon Helios Blue Spruce or "Bruce" is owned by Sheryl Bartel and Chris Mott of Helios greyhounds. He has several great aunts(dogs) to teach him the ropes.

Little Wisp now known as Aragon Northern Lights or "Breeze" is staying with me.

Brodie now known as Aragon ??? or "Goose" and Bluebell now known as Aragon Emerald Hills or "Emma" are now running the home of Costa Colbert and Janet Stringer.

Dove now know as Aragon Tidal Wave or "Kahlua Kai" is owned by Shelby Bond. She is her first show dog and she is looking forward to to venturing into the show world.

Jewels or Smudge(she has two names) is now known as Aragon Desert Storm or "Freyja". She is owned by the Janice and Ed Senior who also have Lyric's two brothers. She is waiting to go to her new home soon.

Bret is now known as Aragon Full Moon Rising or "Riser". He is owned and loved by Marie and Tommy Hamilton who also have his relative Bryn.

Batman now known as Aragon Eye of the Storm or "Thor" and Midnight now known as Aragon Wind in the Willows or "Willow" are are owned and loved by the Catherine and Leonard Dumas as well as Haley and Drew. The puppies may teach Drew and Haley how to be Junior Handlers.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Whisper got her MACH!

Today, Whisper earned the final QQ she needed for her MACH!  This makes her only the third greyhound to earn a MACH and the first greyhound with a conformation championship to earn a MACH!
MACH Ch Aragon Lunar Eclipse VCD2 TDX RE JC

 More details about the trial and hopefully some pictures and video will be forthcoming!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Breeze and Freyja

And then there were two. All the puppies have left for their new homes but Freyja(aka Jewels) and of course my puppy Breeze(aka Little Wisp-collar on). In the next post all the new owners and their puppies will be presented.
In the meantime the two puppies are having a blast playing and chasing each other.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Final Week

The pups have been busy growing and gaining independence.  Here are a few short videos and photos of what they have been up to.

Developing their gymnast skills.

Perfecting their future agility star skills.

Learning to eat raw food.

Honing their wrestling skills.

Spending quality time playing with Mom.

Taking lots of naps to conserve energy for use at their new homes.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A busy busy day

The puppies had a very busy day today!

They had their first outing. We put 2 pups at a time in a crate in the van and drove them to a local pet store. Each pup rode in a shopping cart (to minimize exposure to pathogens) for a trip around the store. Lots of treats were dispensed and they got to meet some very friendly strangers too. It was interesting to compare their reaction to this trip with the scores they received on their puppy temperament test (they were tested using Shelia Booth's Positive Puppy Preview).

Once they came home they got to play in a tunnel. These puppies are developing a real respect for agility equipment!

In addition the tunnel, they have have some balance discs in their pen. They have been romping on them all week. Today we gave some of them treats for getting all 4 feet up on the balance disc so that we could get some decent video. They seemed to really enjoy the challenge of getting on and staying on!

With so much activity, everyone crashed out at the end of the day. Tomorrow will bring another adventure!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Seven Weeks and Counting!

The pups are now 7 weeks old. They have one more week with the puppy pack before they go to their new homes.

Here is a day in the life of an Aragon puppy.

Greeting old friends and getting to know new ones.

Playing with siblings.

Eating together as a family.

Learning some lessons from Mom.

Ending a busy day with a nap.