Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Week Ahead

What an exciting week we have ahead of us.  Thank goodness we are three plus supporters or we simply couldn't have this much fun!

First, I wanted to let you know that the charity I started, Canine Health Events is holding a very fun contest to raise money for canine health research and to educate dog owners about preventive care!  We are raffling off a cameo role for a lucky dog in Sheila Boneham's second mystery novel in her new series, Animals in Focus. The Money Bird begins with a wet satchel with a torn hundred-dollar bill and a long red feather in the bottom. Animal photographer Janet MacPhail knows they mean trouble when Labrador Retriever, Drake retrieves them during a field training photo shoot. When an illegal shipment of endangered tropical birds is intercepted by police, Janet is sure there's a connection and decides to look into it between dog-training classes, photo assignments, and visits to her mom at Shadetree Retirement. Despite everyone's cautions, Janet sets out with her Australian Shepherd, Jay, to find out what's going on and how it's all linked to a mysterious retreat center near the island. She discovers that crows aren't the only birds linked to murder.  And your dog could be in the midst of all of this intrigue!  100% of every raffle ticket purchased goes to canine health research so buy your tickets here now and launch your dog's literary career!  Please spread the word to all of your dog-loving friends and help CHE help dogs!

Next, the High litter begins their evaluations on Friday with their first vet check and vaccine, followed by a structural evaluation, more health exams by heart and eye specialists, some fun with birds and finally their temperament test a week from today.  Then we spend a few days finishing preparations of transitioning to their new homes.  High litter owners, the pups are coming!  Get lots of sleep now and if you haven't started a work out program, well, it may be too late :-).  Seriously, I know you are excited to finally meet your new pup and I can't wait to introduce you.

In the midst of all of this fun, Chex and Scoop are going to deliver their long-awaited litters!!  Sometime between Sunday and Tuesday, we are going to meet the newest members of the Gaylan's family.  Both Chex and Scoop look wonderful and are doing great.  Although our first wish is always for easy, smooth deliveries, we also can't wait to see what these two exciting combinations produce.  Will Chex have blond babies like her or handsome redheads like Striker?  Will one or both of Scoop's pups grandsires show up--beautiful Best in Show winner Jake or hard-running Qualified All-Age Rooster?  Ooooohhhh, I can't wait!

Marcy, Lise or I will post as we can during this busy period but be sure to check the photo links because we will, at a minimum, get photos uploaded.


tailsofgold said...

All so very exciting!!! Love reading about all of the adventures and the videos are priceless :)

Good luck with the temperament tests and to Marcy/Lise for their upcoming litters!

Kristin and Rue

Kathy said...

It is exciting. I'm enjoying following along.