It has been quite sometime since I have written, but I wanted to send you a couple of pics of Mya I took recently. She is quite the character! She has tons of sass, and swaggers when she walks! She is a bit chubby, but quite sturdy. She is a little adventurer, and loves to go everywhere with us. My husband rigged a box on the back of his snowmobile, she hopped in and off we went. I had her wrapped up in fleece, and she had a blast! It was quite a sight.
The day after Memorial Day we had to put our other girl down. I was glad it had only been 9 months since we got Mya (time flies!), because she wasn't too attached. She has become quite the companion, and continues to make us laugh particularly when she sticks her chubby butt in the air and growls with a toy in her mouth egging us on!
I hope all is well with you and your furry friends,
What a dog. My buddy Stewart is itching to get one of your pups. The only problem is his wife is being very fickle regarding the taking on of a new dog.
Sophie and Saxon are coming along better than expected. They have not got the heeling down pat yet but work reasonably well on lead. They can sit on voice command and hand command. The stay part we are just starting to work on. They can both retrieve the tennis ball. Just yesterday I took them to the river and they seemed a little intimidated since it was their first time seeing a body of water. I can not wait till it gets a little warmer so that I can get in there with them.
Shelby, aka the abdominal snowman, gets a little frustrated when they bite her and does not know her own strength when she loves on them. Other than that she loves them and is trying to help with their upbringing. Arabella is very helpful with the two pups she can get them to sit.
I am so excited in involving the family in the training of these dogs. What a great way to get everyone excited in hunting. I never took this into consideration and I am overjoyed at what the future holds.
I ordered that book by Bill Tarrant since I could not find it in stores. I was confused with another author that also uses the title "Gun Dog". The other author who writes his books with another
author uses a fast approach to training dogs something which I do not agree with. I my opinion there are no short cuts to raising animals and children. I am looking forward to reading Bill Tarrant's Gun Dog and Bird Dog books. Thank you for the advice fell free to keep it coming.
Thank you for getting back with me on their information. In my hast to get that information and tell you about some people who are interested in your dogs I did not get a chance to tell you how much how much I appreciate
your puppies. I could not be any happier about the quality of our puppies. These puppies are already exceeding my expectations for them. They are already going to the door to be let outside to go to the bathroom. They are getting their names and coming to them. You really have some fine puppies and dogs.
You don't know me yet, but I think about you quite often. I am Emily's mom. Emily is female puppy #5 from Heather Leshock's litter about 2
years ago. Emily's puppy mom is Grey and her puppy dad is Mole. In wandering through the websites, I think that you are originally responsible for her being here.
I am writing to you because I want you to know how wonderful Emily is. She is so very sweet, kind hearted, loving, fun, frisky, and oh so very
smart. She can out run and out catch any dog on the beach. She lives in Simi Valley, California which is north and west of L.A. Emily and I
visit the beach quite often for an amazingly fun day. The sand, the water, the birds the waves the attention that she gets, the puppy friends
and the fresh air makes us both tired puppies at the end of the day. Thank you so very much for her. I am fron NYC originally and used to
visit friends in Connecticut that had Springers. I have always wanted one and now I have to let you know that she is the love of my life. My 15
year old son is also the love of my life, but not quite as much fun. I bought her online from Heather which is something that I was sure that I would never do. Well, I always trust my instincts, even from many miles away. After talking with Heather and understanding via the computer what a great group of Springer families that you all are, there was no doubt that your puppies were the best. Emily arrived at the airport having traveled with 2 cranes headed for Seaworld. A hunting dog and 2 birds must have been interesting cabin mates. On the way to the airport, my son asked me: "Mom, what if there is just a brick in a box instead of our puppy?" When I responded with: "What does your heart feel?" he answered: "Mom, she's going to be the best puppy in the whole wide world!"...and indeed we think that she is exactly that. Emily lives with her older sister, a golden retriever and 8 kitties. The kitties are in and out kitties. She has gotten along with them all since day one. When we adopted out last rescued kitten, Emily took great care of her. She followed her, cleaned her, slept with her and even let the kitten pretend to nurse on her. What a gentle spirit she has while at the same time being such a little hunter, frisky puppy and our best bud. Thank you so much for all the love that you have brought to our lives with Emily. If you ever have anyone hesitant about getting an "online" puppy from you, please have them call or email me. I would also like to send you some fun pictures of Emily. Betsy
he teases duncan by hiding toys underneath him but whines when duncan has a toy and he wants it. he loves to play chase with dunc and does every time things get to quiet for him. as you can see from the picture he is also very funny. everybody who meets him falls in love with him. thanks so much for bringing him to us. love, hope
Lest we forget, the newest Cavedon sends you the attached message.
Love,Jan & Marcy
Well, she came home a little over a week ago, and it took her all of five seconds to rule the roost. Definitely another "alpha" dog (Lord help us). It ain't easy saying "no" to a face like that.
First, thanks so much for our lovely puppy and for the groundwork you all did with her that's making our lives easier already.e made it home safe and sound. She was very good, but got a bit frantic from time to time with lots of whining-- just missing her mom and siblings we guessed.
By yesterday, the whining had stopped, and we had a very busy day. First, we went to PetsMart to get some puppy gates (a big help). Then we took another trip to meet Dr. Amy, who agrees with us that she's wonderful. By the way, while we were there we saw the hugest black-and-white male Springer we've ever encountered. His owner said he was 65 lbs., and we believed him--not a great representative of the breed (not only way too big, but a real discipline problem).
Our third trip yesterday was to dinner at the house of our best friends here. They, of course, were enchanted with her ladyship, and had a boxful of useful presents for her. Their Irish Setter, Kyra, was not totally enthralled with our Marcy, but they'll get to be friends eventually. Marcy behaved beautifully.
You're right about how good a nose she has! And she learns very quickly. She now gets into her crate without asking and stays in it for a while. Later today I'm gonna' try closing the door for brief periods. She's also already going to the door (sometimes) to ask to go out.
Thanks again. I'll be sending back the signed purchase agreement today. We'll keep you posted on her progress. As my Aunt Marcy would say, she's truly "super deluxe"!
Best,Jan and Bob and Marcy
I always think of you on Lacy's birthday - today is her 3rd. She has grown into a beautiful dog - both physically and emotionally -if that's possible with a dog! :)
She is so loved and had a breakfast of eggs this morning and has a cupcake with her name on it for later.
I hope is all is well with you - would love to see any pictures of new pups - although - we're not in the market for another one - she's still got alot of pup in her!!!
I'm sending you a recent picture of her!
Greetings from Charleston! We picked up Mr. Bojangles in February when he was 9 weeks old and have loved him ever since. We are not the only ones, there is a saying in our neighborhood "that everyone loves Bojangles!" We are actually thinking of nominating him for president of the home owners association. I am sending photos of him from 2 weeks ago (8 months old) at the beach and with us on our boat.
Post some photos of his "birth parents" so we can show them to him so he knows he has 4 parents who love him.
Suzanne & Paul, lovers of Bojangles!
PS: We will let you know if he gets enough votes and becomes president in the neighborhood. I bet he overturns the rule about dogs on leashes
I hope this note finds you well. This is Jasper from Harry and Lilly.
He’s pushing 30 pounds with big feet and loves to swim…it’s hard to get him in a photo when dry!
We just love him and wanted to share with you his progress.
He’s a great dog and now owns our house. thanks again.
the vet Thursday and will have a new weight then.
His coat gets MANY compliments for color and sheen.
Please pass the photo on to Vivian. I cannot get her email to work on
Take care love Roxy
Think of you often and cannot tell you adequately what MyLady means to me. She is growing so fast. She has had a bladder infection. I will take her again next week for a checkup. She and I are really bonding. Charlie died on the 12th. MyLady is my constant companion and confidante. My bed is her bed. I hope to get her to obedience school in the next two weeks. She is still picture perfect and so very friendly. Maybe I can get some pictures and send you an update soon.
We were so sorry to hear about the accident! I'm sorry that I didn't contact you sooner, but the months just kept slipping by me. So here is an update about Jaxy!!
As you will see, Jaxy was our practice "baby" and she helped us to realize how much we wanted a real baby. (She is still our first baby and boy does she know it) We had a baby boy in March, his name is Marshall, and he is growing like a weed and we can't believe how much he adds to our lives. He is wonderful, and Jaxy is amazing with him. She loves him and is so good around him that we are thrilled with her behaviour. She hates for him to cry and is always letting me know that he is crying. She hates for me to take the time to feed Marshall and is constantly bringing me toys while I am nursing....It is so funny. We knew she would be good with him and are pleased that she is.
She is so smart and Craig has her trained to do so many things. We are thinking once things settle down into a routine around the house that we are going to get her involved in one of those classes where the dogs do all those amazing tricks, I can't think of the name right now on 5 hours of sleep!!!! She is now patiently waiting for us to get the pool ready so that she can swim, she loves the water.
I want you to know how happy we are with Jaxy in our lives and that we owe it all to you two. She really makes our family complete. I'm sorry that I've fallen down on my duty to keep you updated, but now I'm in a sort of routine, and seem to be able to fit in about 30 minutes or so of personal time in a couple of times a day!?!?!?
We hope that you are mended and it sounds like you are back up and going, and we are happy for you.
All our love,
Shawna, Craig, Marshall & Jaxy
Here are some recent pictures of Sid (now Finley) and his big brother Elliot. Everything is going well, he had a big day at the dr today (rabies shots, etc) and all the vet did was RAVE about how well mannered he was!
I just looked at the Lilly-Harry puppies and fell in love with them all. What a beautiful group. I have been wanting to send you updated pictures of ours and will do that this week. Sicilia (aka Sissy) who is Harry’s daughter has the lips and low hanging ears. We think she is the prettiest female ever. We thought she was coming into season (luigi was very interested in her) and were already counting as to when her next season would be so that we could breed. I think her and Luigi ( hunny bunny) will have a great litter. But seems like it was a false alarm. She is such a lover! If she gets out of her crate fast enough in the morning she flies, and I do mean flies up on the bed and lays across my neck. She then makes her own snuggle noises and just looks at me with those expressive eyes. She is also the fastest Springer in the 5 we have owned. Last week she and Isabella were in the small fish pond terrorizing the poor fish. Isabella is trying to teach Sissy Springer talk. It is pretty funny to watch. Almost like she is saying “ you can get alot of attention when you do this!”
On another note, we have gotten Isabella half of the way off of the Phynobarbatol, they said to do it very slow. She also took the antibiotic. We have not had any recent seizures so far. Now I need to know what the natural meds were that you used. I found someone who is open to naturopathic healing for dogs! She was very interested in your experience. So I am cautiously feeling positive about this. You are such a great resource. Anytime I recommend Rainbowbridges, I always tell them that the best part is that you don’t just sell a puppy, you care about them forever.
Anyway, I hope things are going better for you. Are you now all settled in your house? I bet it is beautiful.
Love and hugs
The pictures tell it all and he does not appear to be very anxious about
his new surroundings.
A guy needs his nap after dinner. The name is still under discussion.
Sorry it took me so long to email. I bought Ozzy and Jimmi's youngest girl who I named Emma. I have talked to Vivian on the phone a few times but have not sent pictures.
She is the best puppy I could have ever hoped for. She is a little over four months and already knows sit, stay, heel, come, retrieve and is almost but not quite potty trained. Don't worry we play more than we train. She loves to play in the yard and of course adores water and digging up my plants. She is so cute and sweet that I have given at least ten people in Columbia your website.
The first picture is Emma at my office few days after I brought her home. A little bit shy of the camera and still a bit curious about who I am. The second picture is a bit dark but is Emma about a week ago playing on the porch at my office with a pig ear in her mouth. She still doesn't like the camera.
Anyway thank you so much for giving me such a great dog. I could not imagine my life with out her. I hope to get her a playmate and will give you a call as soon as I can convince my sister to let me get another dog.
Clarissa I am so glad that you are better!
~Allie and Emma
Took the dogs out in the field today and got some pic's. Thought I would share them with you.
Annie done the best coming home. She whined a little bit but calmed right down after a while. She is so well mannered just a big baby that loves her belly rubbed. Cody absolutley loves her. He said that she was going to be his best friend. Thank you so much for her she is a delight.
Thank You, Sarah & Cody
Hope all of you are doing well.
Love to you all,
I finally got a scanner hooked up to my computer, so I can finally send you pictures of Louie!!
He is a fabulous boy! He is sweet, brave, happy, healthy, goofy, and beautiful! He loves his brother Ben. He loves water, of course. Soaking in a warm
bath is one of his favorite pasttimes. He is always filthy, so this is a good thing.
We just finished obedience classes at Petsmart. He is very proud of himself. He wiggles so much it's a wonder he can walk a straight line.
I have misplaced his AKC papers and never did register him. Is it possible to get another copy?? Also, I have not neutered him, so if you know anyone that would like his services, please let me know!!
Thank you so much for my beautiful baby. I hope everything is well with you. The house looks great!!
Much love, Alicia
ozzy. I thought you would like to see some pictures of him now,he is the
best dog we ever had =]. He is the black and while tri color.Thank you so
--The Hawthorne Family
We have decided that the timing of this litter isn't the best. We are still
very interested and hope you will have more litters either ready for early
to mid summer or even early fall. I think this time we maybe looking for a
black and white too. I am attaching pictures of Cooper. He is so sweet and
loving and is always right with us. He is also a great watch dog too. Will
you be having any litters this summer? If so when and we will keep an eye
out for the new addition. We look forward to seeing you guyd later this
Terri & Leslie
Clair, Viv, Austin, and the Gang;
Clair, it always seems that whenever someone I know goes through some great trauma, it is always one of the good people. I personaly think this is because they are the strong, "Heart of Gold" types, and the man upstairs knows they can handle it. Take care, and get well soon !!
OK, so He's not so little at 54 lbs. Couple weeks shy of 14 Mos. old, but still a pup at heart. looking back in my emails I see we haven't talked since Sept. Therefore, there is a lot that can be said of our boy. I'll try to keep it short.
When we talked in Sept. I mentioned that I would soon introduce Jake to His first live birds. Started with a 1/2 doz. Chukar. He did not do so well that day, but then that is to be expected. He learned some very important lessons that day, which makes it all worth while.
From that point on into Dec., He went out 3 different times side by side with My older Springer "Curly". All 3 trips we used Pheasant, and Jake improved His skills on each trip. First trip He stayed pretty much by my side, very interested in what was going on, but not really joining in. Second trip He moved out, and hunted with Curly about 50% of the time. Flushed His first bird (by accident). Oh, you should have seen the look in His eyes. Also, made His first retrieve of a bird Curly had put up. Third trip He was running the field the whole time. The story of the last bird of that day could be a long one. We'll cut it short, and say He made My day. Hunted well on a large rooster (incredible nose), followed by a 250 yard retrieve!!!!
Next event was a hunting trial in late Dec. Curly was entered, and Jake came along naturally. In between rounds, I was letting Jake run in some of the unused fields (by Himself). I saw something in Him that day, that told me He was ready to try to hunt by himself. It was as if someone had turned on the "Hunting Switch" in His head. Also, quite proud of Curly that day. Half blind, and mostly deaf, but the "Nose of Gold" carried Him to a 3rd out of 12.
In early Jan. we went out again, and 3 birds planted for each dog. Jake hunted quite well, found, and flushed all 3 of His birds. One of His birds He would not retrieve. This was My fault as this bird was shot to close. There are few dogs that would retrieve a bird this "Shot Up".
Last trip was all about Jake. 6 birds in two groups of 3. One of the first 3, ran 50 yards, and then flew out of the field before we got there. He hunted, flushed, and retrieved the other 2, and then ran the trail of the lost bird about a doz. times. On the way back to the truck He trapped a rabbit, and brought it in. He did quite well again on the 2nd set of 3, including a beautiful long retrieve. Photos from this day are attached.
No doubt, He will be entered in the next trial, March 12th. He should do a good job from what I've seen. Plan to get out, and shoot a few more between now and then.
Just realized it's 3 A.M., might need a little sleep. We'll talk again soon.
I hope all is going well with you in your recovery. I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that Maggie is the absolute best puppy. Your advice to wait for Druscilla’s litter sure did pay off. We were very worried about getting a new puppy with what happened to us last time with the toy poodle, but we have been pleasantly surprised with Maggie.
She is very well behaved with the kids and always knows to settle down when she’s put in her crate. My son loves to go outside with her and play ball and she likes to meet him at the bottom of his slide!
She is really growing fast and I’ll be sure to send you a picture when I get one a little more recent.
Thank you so much for your advice and for Maggie – she’s the best!
Love Roxy and Steamer.