Jump to content


Photo

Puppy ETA...June 2012


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 KrisK

KrisK

    a wannabe retiree

  • Registered Users
  • 4,235 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:N. Ontario Canada
  • Interests:dogs, gardens, homesteading..

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

Well, it's official. I'll be picking up a new puppy in June. :) I've picked one from the litter but will be making the 7+ hour road trip in a couple of weeks to make sure he's the right one :) I can hardly wait! It's been 13 years since puppy feet skittered across the floor. I've learned a lot since then, but there will be much more to learn. This is the pup I'll be training for what he was bred to do...at least that's the plan :)
Oh my, what have I gotten myself into? :D
Did I happen to mention I can hardly wait???
I promise to post a picture once the puppy picks me :)

Cricket, BC, mistress of the household
Dusty, the foundling, being as good as his DNA will allow
Flint, BC,  a sparky pup

Spark. BC - can we PLEASE play ball? 
Jazz (my heartdog - April 1999-April 2010)
Zachary, my little ironman (July 1994-April 2012)
Brandy (a good dog - 1983-1999)
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds

http://www.whisperin...es.blogspot.com


#2 bc friend

bc friend

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,450 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Houston

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

Congrats - a new puppy in the house is always fun! Especially when it's been a few years since you've had one!

#3 G. Festerling

G. Festerling

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,078 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Houston, TX
  • Interests:Pretty much anything that involves horses and dogs.

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

So exciting after all the hard times. Am looking forward to meeting the youngster.
Posted Image
Blimpie, Belle and Thor! Nothing but trouble!
Good thing that I thrive on trouble!

#4 juliepoudrier

juliepoudrier

    Poseur extraordinaire and Borg Queen!

  • Registered Users
  • 14,709 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Congrats Kris. Looking forward to pictures!

I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.

~Vincent van Gogh



mydogs_small2.jpg

Julie Poudrier
Oxford, NC
Willow, Farleigh, Boy (3/1995-10/2010, RIP), Jill (8/1996-5/2012, RIP), Twist (the troll), Katty Rat, Little Miss Larky Malarky, Phoebe (the rabid possum), Pipit (aka Goober), Kestrel (aka Messy Kessie), and Birdie!
Willow's Rest, Tunis sheep and mule sheep



Visit me on Facebook at Poudrier and Crowder, Set Out Specialists (P&C, SOS)


#5 ShoresDog

ShoresDog

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 3,765 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:San Diego

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

Congratulations! Will this be the first dog who will grow up from puppyhood on your farm? So special!

Jan & Daisy & Juno & Star
LJ Shores, San Diego CA

SHORESLIFEPHOTO

 


#6 WildFlower

WildFlower

    Sheep dog handler in training.

  • Registered Users
  • 1,704 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:SE Wisconsin
  • Interests:Dogs, stock work, chickens, gardening, photography

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

Very exciting!

Can't wait for pictures!

Vicki

Border Collies: Daisy, Devon, & Teak
Kitties: Merry Cat & Mr. Magoo

Chickens: Dixie, Fran, Mabel, and Hattie

"Border Collie is my co-pilot"
IMG_6789-1.jpgDSCN1755-1.jpgth_IMAG0155.jpg

Midwest Border Collie Rescue


#7 Liz P

Liz P

    optimistic realist

  • Registered Users
  • 4,246 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:somewhere inside my brain

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

And the spring puppy fever epidemic begins...

Posted Image
Dangerous Dreams Farm


#8 Alchemist

Alchemist

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,367 posts
  • Location:Timonium, MD

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

And the spring puppy fever epidemic begins...


Liz: where's the "like" button?

Sigh. I think I have a terminal case. If only for the fact that now is not the time...

#9 Liz P

Liz P

    optimistic realist

  • Registered Users
  • 4,246 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:somewhere inside my brain

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:44 PM

:D I am hoping to at least suppress the disease by adding some goats to the mix. I find it oddly satisfying to watch them munch on the overgrown brush. I know that in the end I will succumb to puppy fever yet again, but hopefully not for a few more years.

Posted Image
Dangerous Dreams Farm


#10 bcnewe2

bcnewe2

    If you stumble make it part of the dance!

  • Registered Users
  • 3,876 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Union, MO
  • Interests:Stockdogs, Sheep

Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:43 AM

How exciting. I had forgotten just what it was like to have skittering across the floor. Love it!
Waiting to see your pictures!

Kristen
 

The world is a magical place...
Full of people waiting to be offended by something!

 

 

 

 


#11 PSmitty

PSmitty

    Socially awkward nonsense babbler

  • Registered Users
  • 9,035 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:St. Petersburg, FL

Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:47 AM

And the spring puppy fever epidemic begins...


I have spring, fall, summer, winter puppy fever. :rolleyes:

Congrats, Kris! I am very happy for you and look forward to lots of puppy pics.
Paula
Lilly, Jack, Alex & Will

#12 MaryP

MaryP

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,988 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Vero Beach, FL

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:57 AM

Yay! Congrats to you! I can't wait to see puppy pictures.
Mary, Milo, Charlie, Skittles, & Ollie
Posted Image

#13 KrisK

KrisK

    a wannabe retiree

  • Registered Users
  • 4,235 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:N. Ontario Canada
  • Interests:dogs, gardens, homesteading..

Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

I am sure my friends and co-workers are sick of listening to me talk about the puppy...did I mention I can hardly wait?? :)
However, this is the first pup that I will have since we moved to the farm. The only 'stock' I have right now is a flock of Muscovy ducks. So, I'll need to really start getting my act together to get some sheep or at the very least some access to sheep close by.
I'll definitely be saving my $$ to take some weekend clinics and I already have 3-4 good books (Scrimgeour, Holland...) and some videos too.
All in all, I'm hoping that I'll do the dog justice...that he will get to do the work he's intended to do...and I won't mess him up too badly :)
I think I'll be spending lots of time on these boards looking over the training discussions!
Pictures to follow, once the pup is actually mine :)

Cricket, BC, mistress of the household
Dusty, the foundling, being as good as his DNA will allow
Flint, BC,  a sparky pup

Spark. BC - can we PLEASE play ball? 
Jazz (my heartdog - April 1999-April 2010)
Zachary, my little ironman (July 1994-April 2012)
Brandy (a good dog - 1983-1999)
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds

http://www.whisperin...es.blogspot.com


#14 airbear

airbear

    Talk to the paw

  • Registered Users
  • 2,288 posts
  • Location:Vancouver, BC

Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

So exciting, Kris! Can't wait to see the puppy. Why does June seem so far away? Posted Image
Kristi
Wick, Lou and Rex
Bear, forever in my heart
Our Photo Blog

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Eleanor Roosevelt

#15 KrisK

KrisK

    a wannabe retiree

  • Registered Users
  • 4,235 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:N. Ontario Canada
  • Interests:dogs, gardens, homesteading..

Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

counting down the days...I'm going on the road trip to pick out the puppy this Tuesday. The pups will be 4 weeks old and from all accounts are a bundle of energy :)
Expect a pile of pictures on Wednesday night :)
It's a good thing they are 8 hours away....otherwise I might be making a nuisance of myself :D!

Cricket, BC, mistress of the household
Dusty, the foundling, being as good as his DNA will allow
Flint, BC,  a sparky pup

Spark. BC - can we PLEASE play ball? 
Jazz (my heartdog - April 1999-April 2010)
Zachary, my little ironman (July 1994-April 2012)
Brandy (a good dog - 1983-1999)
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds

http://www.whisperin...es.blogspot.com


#16 G. Festerling

G. Festerling

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,078 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Houston, TX
  • Interests:Pretty much anything that involves horses and dogs.

Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:35 AM

:) can't wait for your trip!
Posted Image
Blimpie, Belle and Thor! Nothing but trouble!
Good thing that I thrive on trouble!

#17 Cynthia P

Cynthia P

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 588 posts

Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

Ok for those that just can't wait...and they will be cuter when they are 4 weeks old

Posted Image
The girls

Posted Image
the boys

And pile o' puppies at 3 days

Posted Image
Posted Image

#18 G. Festerling

G. Festerling

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,078 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Houston, TX
  • Interests:Pretty much anything that involves horses and dogs.

Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

Wait!!! One of them does not belong! So we need to get it out of there and ship it to TX! :)
Posted Image
Blimpie, Belle and Thor! Nothing but trouble!
Good thing that I thrive on trouble!

#19 Gideon's girl

Gideon's girl

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,412 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Space Coast, Florida, USA
  • Interests:BCs, Gideon and Micah and a token JRT just to keep me humble.

Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

It looks like Micah's litter. He was the one red in a sea of black and white.

#20 NorthfieldNick

NorthfieldNick

    That's so cake!

  • Registered Users
  • 950 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NW Washington

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

You're way, way away from it, but the best thing I did for my young dog was to send him out to be started. I sent off a dog with stock sense, but no training, and 12 weeks later, had a dog who was able to step up to the lambing plate when my older dog was unexpectedly laid up. Just something to think about.

In the meantime.... CUTE!!
Northfield Farm:
-Ben: the shepherd-
-Nick: the mud-brown collie-
-Hoot: the up-and-coming-
-Scott: the better half-

-Lu: the mutt-dog who was-


barn's burnt down... now i can see the moon
-masahide


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright: All posts and images on this site are protected by copyright, and may not be reproduced or distributed in any way without permission. Banner photo courtesy of Denise Wall, 2009 CDWall. For further information, contact info@bordercollie.org.