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Archive for February, 2012

Week 8 Pupdate – Goodbye and Hello

Last night together

That’s it! Week 8. The pups have moved on to their new homes, with the exception of Rhiannon, who will stay here for a week and then spend a week at Bashaba Chinooks before heading to her new home at Fox Meadow Croft. We will miss their funny antics and cute little faces, but we know they are with families that will love them and provide the kind of care and attention they need to be successful out in the world. We have gained new friends and hopefully made some families very, very happy. So – Goodbye, Puppies! Be good. We love you, and remember, you are always welcome here.

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Week 7 Pupdate

Well, it’s the beginning of the end. Our last week together. As much as they will be missed, it is definitely time for them to head to their new homes. They are good puppies and have learned quite a few dog manners from our pack. They have to live in the human world, too,  and it is only through concentrated, individual attention from humans that they will learn the skills necessary to thrive in “polite” society. So, next weekend they will head home with their new, very excited and loving owners. We have been blessed to find some really wonderful homes, and we are excited to welcome new members to our Chinook family.

With new homes come new names. We are pleased to introduce:

Callicoon Adjo (Ull) who will live with the Garabieta family in MA

Callicoon Rhiannon O’Fox Meadow, who will live with the Secondino family, including sheep, bees and Icelandic Shepherds, in MD.

Callicoon Arya (Aske),  who will live with the Sparks-Bramlett family in TX

Callicoon Kosmo (Aquilo), who will live with the Catalini family in NC.

Enjoy some pics for our last weekend together, and check back for more pictures later!

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The pups went to the vet to get their shots and a final once-over. All are healthy and well put together.

Puppy Weights

Adjo (Ull)   12 lbs, 7.4 oz

Rhiannon     10 lbs, 12. 6 oz

Arya (Aske)     9 lbs 10.2 oz

Kosmo (Aquilo)     12 lbs, 1.2 oz


Week 6 Pupdate

Welcome to Week 6! Now they look like real dogs. It is so fun to watch them play and interact with one another and with the rest of the pack. This week grandma Calli taught them to be good dogs – she made ugly faces and growled at them, then oh so gently showed them how to submit. At first, they thought she was trying to initiate play. When they growled or barked back at her, she would growl again, then nudge them down with her nose and paw, until they were belly-up and laying still. Some took longer to get it than others, but by the end of two nights of this game, she could scowl from across the room and everyone would freeze in their tracks. At first, both Madeline and I were concerned that she was seriously upset with the pups, but with wags and licks, Calli assured us she meant no harm, she just had a job to do. In addition to learning dog manners, the pups can go up and down stairs, are eating whole kibble, though still soaked in liquid to soften it, and are making strides toward some good house training. They also bite and chew EVERYTHING they can get their razor-sharp little teeth on. It’s a good thing they are so darn cute! Karen Hinchy made the trek up today to visit, help with some paperwork and take pictures. The pups are so exhausted from their adventures, they hardly complained at bedtime.

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Puppy Weights

Ull – 10 lbs, 8 oz

Rhiannon – 9 lbs, 4 oz

Aske – 8 lbs, 6 oz

Aquilo – 10 lbs, 6 oz