Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Day In The Life Of 7 week Old Puppies

CH Fern plays nicely with Dolly's litter

Baby Chase

I am a Frog - Baby Chase


Clark, top, Number One, bottom

Clark and Little Eddie


Clark and an expensive and much loved toy in the crate


Plain Jane

Dan...after LOTS of playing

Chase x Dolly Puppy video 7+ weeks

                   Click on the sentence above ^  to view the video

6+ Weeks - Part 2

"Little Eddie" and "Dan" males

Left "Little Eddie"; Right "Dan"

Left "Plain Jane"; right "Sweetie Bug"

Girls, bottom: "Sweetie Bug" top, "Plain Jane"

Blue Merle female "Number One"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photos from 6+ weeks of age: Chase & Dolly Litter

Blue Merle male "Clark"

Blue merle male "Dan"
  Things are busy and active here!  The puppies have learned to sit and be quiet when I bring their food. I said "learned": That doesn't mean it is 100% yet.  But we work on it at each feeding. Another Ebbtide litter of food-motivated dogs...
Blue Merle male "Baby Chase"
Blue Merle female "Chubby"
  Good News and Bad News on house-training this week: The Good News is he pups are doing a great job of going out of their puppy room, off the covered dog porch and out to the gravel and then beyond that to get to the shavings to go potty. Yay puppies! Very impressive! The Bad News is there was some actual eating of the house in the dog room. Just a little drywall... This seems to be remedied by actually installing the long-overdue trim boards. Just a suggestion, for the future puppy homes: Check for any missing trim at your place BEFORE the pup comes home.
  I'm having problems loading more pics here...will do a "Black Tri" post tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Photos of Chase!

  Handsome new photos of the sire of Dolly's litter, "Chase"  CH Hearthside's Ready Set Go! TD RN and his 2 big wins at the 2011 ASCA National Specialty in Wisconsin, September 17-24. At the two National Pre-Shows, Chase also won Best of Breed and Premier.  What a week for Susan & Chase - we are proud!
Premier award in the Nationals Best of Breed competition.  
Judge Carol Earnst, Owner/Handler Susan Winters
First Place in the 2011 Intact Conformation Finals

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chase X Dolly pups: 4 weeks

Sire: CH Hearthsides Ready Set Go! TD RN "Chase"
Dam: CH Tri-Ivory Well Hello Dolly STD-s "Dolly"
Born August 24, 2011
*Reservations full at this time*

Left to Right: Blue Merle Female " #1 "(BMF)
"Baby Chase" (BMM)
" Dan " (BMM)

" # 1 " bmf

Males: "Dan" & "Clark"

#1 & Baby Chase

pile of puppies:  "Chubby" bmf, left front, "Sweetie Bug" btf far right

Left: "Dan", Black tri male "Little Eddie" middle, "#1" right


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chase & Dolly Litter: 2 Weeks Old

Sire: CH Hearthside Ready Set Go! TD RN
Dam: CH Tri-Ivory Well Hello Dolly STDs (Started Trial Dog Sheep)
Born: August 24, 2011
4 males (3 blue merles, 1 black tri)
4 females (2 blue merles, 2 black tris)

Blue merle boy 1^

At two weeks of age: Eyes open, and already toddler-ing around.
A little bit of playing beginning. Lots of sucking on our fingers...mush soon - ugh = messy

Blue merle boy 2^ ("Baby Chase")

Blue merle boy 2 ^

Lots of movement plus wrong setting on camera = fuzzy pups. But leaving this one in because it has 7 of the 8 pups.

Black tri boy rolling over - 2 black tri sisters on left.

Blue merle girl 2 (Kiowa)

Blue boy 3 ("Clark")


2 Blue merle girls

3 girls tails closest to bottom of photo. Other 3 are the boys.

Blue merle 1 girl ("Abby")

2 girls on left, 2 boys on right

Friday, September 9, 2011

The 2011 Litter

Newborn pups and mom, Dolly

The 2011 litter is here - born August 24, 2011

4 girls (2 black tris and 2 blue merles) and 4 boys (1 black tri and 3 blue merles).

The sire is CH Hearthside's Ready Set Go! TD RNOFA Hips: Good Elbows: Normal CERF: Clear HSF4: Negtive MDR-1 Mutant/Normal PHA: Positive

"Chase" who hails from Norton, MA

Here he is jumping for joy because he has new puppies...oh wait...maybe I'm confused....this is when he he was awarded Winners Dog at the USASA Nationals in May:

I LOVE Aussies with verticality! That's owner Susan Winters handling him - she's our hero for getting this litter here!

Here's Chase's official win photo from the 2011 USASA Nationals

The mother of the pups is not an Ebbtide dog, but our beginnings trace to her home: She is from Tri-Ivory, which is where my first show Aussie came from 41 years ago, as well as 2 others since then. Sheila Polk was so kind to lease me a wonderful black tri female, CH Tri-Ivory Well Hello Dolly STDs .

"Dolly" helping me in the garden this summer

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finally: A Lands' End catalog photo!

See page 10-11 in the Plus Size catalog here http://s7.landsend.com/s7/brochure/flash_brochure.jsp?company=LandsEnd&sku=1811_eCatalog&config=LandsEnd/012611_V1_Core&locale=en

Yep: Those are two Ebbtide dogs: left: "Emmy" Ebbtide Wish Come True CGC owned by Pam and Harold Michalek and myself, and right, "Spencer" BBXBIS AKC/ASCA CH Ebtide Fine Fellow CD, working it for Lands' End last April. "Spencer" is owned by Judi Scherrer and myself and I was the lone dog wrangler for this gig. This vineyard was just a few miles from our house. The lovely human model was a charming woman, originally from Texas, now from NYC.

It was a hot, hot day that day and a couple rattlesnakes were seen up at the staging area. Not a single word of the 100 degree heat was heard from any models. Me, on the other hand...

We also worked two days doing more LE photo shoots out near Bodega Bay on a big ranch. "JJ" AKC/ASCA CH Ebbtide Careful What You Wish, was also an "accessory" model and had some beautiful shots taken out on the coast in a rock outcrop...I'd love to see those.

This is a shot taken by the ranch owner - Emmy and Spencer again.

It was an exciting experience and challenging work at times, doing some distance, off-leash walking with the models with 2 and 3 dogs. The sitting and cuddling shots were a piece of cake.

Hope to see more of the dogs in Lands' End fall catalogs soon! But, who knows..

Friday, February 18, 2011

Warm, warmer, HOT, rain and snow.

January 25 : JJ soaking in the sun by the pool. That's Coleonema 'Sunset Gold' at his....feet

January 31: Daffodils and Euphorbia 'Blackbird'
Feb. 7: Kitties rejoicing for warm weather! (Bob)

Feb. 17 Malcomia maritima (Virginia stock) - a reseeder!!

Ed the cat admires 4 yards of new compost! Note to cats: NOT a kitty potty
We had over two weeks of warm (and dry!) weather in January/February. Sprinklers were going, daffodils blooming, trees budding and blooming. Temperatures in the 80s! I kept telling the garden "Go back to sleep. Mother Nature is messing with you."

yeah - I'm talking to you - go back to sleep

I won't waste my time to talking to you - you're always in bloom

Hollyhocks (single pink) starting under the pink chair

Grapefruit and....Tibouchina....whooaaaa nelly

Rosemary in bloom - it's on schedule for us

As we entered the third week of dry, balmy weather, I joined in the fray with a trip to the nursery to refresh a couple pots and bare spots in the garden.

JJ and flora: Showing the true versatility of (as my young friend, Chris called it) "The Popemobile".

And, yes, I did buy that fragrant yellow scotch broom *gasp* the one on the invasive plant lists. I haven't seen any of this growing invasively in my parts. Two hours west to the coast: yes - lots. It was a moment of fragrance-induced stupor that made me grab it and put it in my cart, all the while cussing the store for having it in stock...I'm planning on putting it in an urn next to the gravel path. It is heavenly fragrant right now. Maybe I'll kill it when it's not so nice smelling....bwaaaahhaahhaahhaa

The blue and white violas (pansies) will be nearby in the ground. As for the pink group, there was a planter that needed filling....

Pink ranunculas, paper whites and pink-with-white edge cyclamen.
Love Love Love this group and officially named it my "Valentines Bouquet" and promptly installed it on the front porch.
Feb. 15 : aahhhhhh
I heart cyclamen. I heart their heart-shaped leaves, too.
Things get kitschy....and then....
Two days later:
Mother Nature, you are so funny.