Thursday, December 31, 2009

Feeding puppies...

The puppies were moved into a different room today. I decided to move them temporarily in the living room, but I am sure they will outgrow the little space I have fairly quickly! It was needed though as Alice is getting close to having her puppies and needs the warmth of my office for newborns. While I was moving around things today I got a couple of pictures. Lighting is awful, but here is the crew enjoying a meal in their new area.

From Left to Right: Azula, Moon, blue boy without a name right now (any suggestions?), Onyx, Jazz, Jade, Rocky, and finally Dazzle.

Note: One of these days I am going to get back my editing program (computer crashed and took it with it last spring), but unfortunately until then, what my camera takes is what you get!! Sorry.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Available to a pet home

I have a year old neutered male that needs to be rehomed. If you want more information, please visit my Cardigan Puppy Page for more information. He is a sweet boy, just needs some more structure in his life!

Puppies 3!!!

Here are some candid pictures from Jenny's visit today. Individual pictures can be seen on my website!! :-)


Blue merle boy #2 (still doesn't have a puppy name, sorry)

"Moon" being attacked by bigger sister "Azula"


"Moon" again.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Puppies 3 weeks!

Jenny was going to come over and help me get individual pictures today, but she ended up having to drive up north to get something for her new business. So...until she can get is a video of puppies playing and being more active! They are really in the cute stage now and starting to really develop personalities. Anyone want to visit?? :-)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!!

In my family, we always joke that I can only cook rice crispy treats really well, so I perfected them. :-) Merry Christmas to all.

~Emily & all at Pawcific

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tooth fairy visit for Evan...

Last night Evan pulled out his very wiggly tooth! He had a special present from the tooth fairy this morning. He was very excited!! (oh, it's the bottom space...the top one is where the dentist pulled a tooth when he was 3 yrs old)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dolly puppies 2 weeks!

Dolly's puppies are growing fast! They are already fast like BC puppies usually are and haven't even opened their eyes yet! (hence the blurriness above!!) A couple of them almost have their eyes open. One of the black girls decided to escape today, I thought it was a fluke until she did it a second time!! (and they really don't have their eyes open yet) I am hoping to get some real photographers over once they are moving around, as I just can't get my camera to auto focus correctly. Oh, those who want to visit...come on over!! In another week, they will be playful, by 4 weeks they will be playing with toys and smarter then you can imagine. Guaranteed! Our joint puppy party for both Dolly's litter and Lucy's is being if you are interested in coming, please email me privately and I will keep you in the loop!

Here are some individual pictures. More pics can be found on the website at Go to Border Collies, then to the Puppy Page, there you can access the link to the individual puppy pics!

Black girl #1

Black boy

Black girl #2

Blue merle boy #2

Blue merle boy #1

Blue merle girl #1

Blue merle girl #3

Blue merle girl #2

PS...any thoughts on a litter theme?? Jenny suggested we do Sparkly puppies (Dolly and Sparky's name put together) and do Gems or names with sparkly things. Another person suggested naming puppies after stars (in the sky, not actors). I am already sick of calling them #1 and #2, so want to get at least some temporary puppy names quickly!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Our trip to Eukanuba (with some pictures)...

Mt Shasta on the drive down. It was a beautiful drive until we got past Sacramento and found the rain!
Welcome sign.

The big paw print.

Secret in the breed ring.Vogue in the breed ring.

Emily and Tara (roommate) at lunch after Secret's big win.

Harvey in the group ring. I helped Kelly out ringside, so was down next to the ring, which was fun!

Kelly and Harvey.

Kenya and Debbie in group.

The best travel buddy ever, Jeanette!! She was a big help and we both had a blast.

Win pictures will be coming soon...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dolly puppies day 4...

Day 4...everyone seems to be doing great! All fat and healthy. Two of the puppies had to go in and get rear dewclaws removed, but otherwise we had an uneventful day. For those blue merle fanatics out is a perfect shot for you above, and below the big shot with all. Above left to right is blue merle girl #3, blue merle boy #2, blue merle boy #1. I already have my favorites, but only time will tell if they turn out to be those special puppies!!

Proud mama with all her brood!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

All in a row...

Dolly puppies arrive!!!

Since the blog is more of a story place, I can tell more about my morning. I went to bed late with no real progress with Dolly, just acting about the same, panting, very uncomfortable but not acting in labor yet. I woke up in the middle of the night, nothing changed. When I woke up at 6 am (after 2 hrs from the last time I was awake) their was one dead puppy. I worked on her for 30 minutes as she did have some color in her still, but no go. When Mom arrived about 7 am, she said that it looked more like bruising then real pink, so our guess is that she was long gone. I left for school close to after that. We basically decided that Dolly, being miserable and not acting like she is pushing, was probably a candidate for a c-section. Mom gave her until 8:30 am when our vet opened. No progress, so off to the vets they went. I left school early and got to the vets just as they were making the decision on whether to do a c-section or not. The vet basically gave us two options, the first was wait a little longer, give her some drugs and try and see if she will start pushing normally, but most likely would result in c-section, or the second would be to just open her up now and get it done. We went for the second as Dolly being so miserable, we both felt that we had a risk of loosing more puppies if we waited much longer. As things were being prepared, we all cast a vote on how many puppies would arrive. One of the vet techs won with a total of 8 puppies born via c-section, the 1 dead, so total was 9. It was the first time I actually was there for the whole procedure and helped revive puppies, so it was definitely an experience. The breakdown, 2 blue merle boys, 1 black boy, 3 blue merle girls, 2 black girls. Dolly is doing great, seems to be a very good mother and all puppies are healthy! Even though I hate doing c-sections, I am glad we went this route and have live puppies.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dolly very pregnant and Christmas tree!

Here is our Christmas tree this year! Thanks to my parents for letting us borrow the big (fake) tree.

Dolly is pretty miserable. Her official due date is Thursday. She is HUGE! We moved her to my house today and her whelping box is all ready for puppies to come.

A bit better view to see how wide she is. Here is praying for a safe arrival!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Page's New CH picture (a bit delayed)

Here is CH Page. Thanks Dani for sending the picture along.

Not the best baker... these are supposed to be choc. chip cupcakes. They look like weird alien food. I guess I shouldn't cook, I always seem to mess things up. Although it is extremely hard to figure out a good gluten free eggless recipe. UGH!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Border Collie puppies coming!!!

Yeah....proud to say that we have two litters on the way. One will be at my house and one at my parents house.

Dolly, CH Pawcific I've Been Barbie-ized, is pregnant with Sparky, CH Red Ryder at Real Pearl (imp Hungary), puppies. This is my red merle's first litter!

And we just found out today that Lucy, BISS CH Pawcific Dream Date, is pregnant with puppies. Sire is Jap CH, Aus CH and Grand Ch, AM Ch, Int Ch Border Lane JP Talisman Forever. Kahnel won the BCSA National this past year and is a multi BISS and BIS winner. He is pictured on pp. 54 and 55 of the current Canine Chronicle.

So excited!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!

Nola came back prelim OFA GOOD!! Now praying for No-Pie puppies. :-)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The "And then...and then...and then" weekend!

I think you will get the title after I explain. This is one weekend we will not repeat in a long time. First off, thank you thank you and thanks again to all those Cardigan people who cheered Secret on in the groups! Secondly, to all my clients for having such wonderful dogs. Thirdly, to my much needed handler help this weekend, Michon, who was the best! Lastly, to my sister who just did awesome.

Drum roll please....

Whidbey Island KC
Saturday Results

Tervs - Jazz WD, BOW for 2 pts, minoring him out! (skipped Sunday as no chance of majors)

BC's - Rachel WB, BOS, 1 pt, Splash BOB

Papillons - Danger WD, BOW, and BOS for a major win!! (go phalenes!!!!!)

Cardigans - Secret BOB and GROUP 4!! (thank you to judges Lester Mapes and Steve Gladstone)

And then....
Sunday Results

Chessies - Bugsie WB for a 4 pt major win at a Supported Entry from the 9-12 mth class!!!

Cardigans - Secret BOB and then a GROUP 4!! (thank you to judges Richard Lewis and Lester Mapes)

BC's - Rachel WB, BOW, BOS, 1 pt, Splash BOB AND THEN GROUP 1!!!!!

WOW is all I can say....good night!

~ Emily

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances (his potential home decided they needed to wait until my next litter)...Bamboo is available to a new home. Most of you on here are Cardigan people, but just in case I thought I would post the news on here. He is cute as can be, could be shown, but a good home is most important!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Eukanuba here we come!!! and more...

Yup, I get to go. Until about 3 days ago, I thought I wasn't going to get to go. I love Eukanuba. It is so much fun, even if you don't do much winning. The World Challenge is by far my favorite, although I do have to say that the Breed booths take a very close second. It is all about making a statement, showing off your best, and having fun while you are at it. Taking home a prize, is just an honor.

On other many of you saw on Carolyn's blog, I just brought Nola home from being bred to Pilot. Very excited about the litter! I always hit myself (well figuratively) when I see Pilot...why oh why did I not take him home at the puppy party...:-)

Was briefly at the Salem show on Saturday...showed Vogue for another BOB win. Then did the Pap fun match with Walker and Miley. Next weekend we have Monroe, praying for a warm weekend!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Vogue enjoying the day...

First she ran around with Splash...woohoo!

Hmmm...this looks familiar.

Not in the pond!

Green slime dog...ick!! Guess a bath is in order!! Like Mother, like Daughter. Haze does the same thing at my parents the pond, rain or shine, ice or snow!

Diesel has landed!

Diesel is back in NY! Here is a picture from Karen. Isn't he beautiful? :-)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Way too much going on...

Yup...haven't hardly blogged lately as I have just been too busy. But, thought I would give some public updates...

Here are two pics of the latest Brayden puppies. The mother is Rhiannon's Intelligent Design. They are in Ohio.

Vogue is at my house right now. She is pictured below with her Group 3 picture from this summer. Hopefully all goes well and we will have Vogue puppies in early January!

Yes, Diesel is flying back to NY on Saturday to Karen's house. He has one point to finish, but Karen decided she wanted to put that last point on! He may be coming back next spring for some breedings, but plans have not been finalized yet.

And...Nola is off to an adventure down south. Hopefully, praying, that Nola puppies will be coming in January. Everyone think good thoughts!!