May 18, 2008

introducing...

the newest member of our household... Bisbee Barkley the Sheltie puppy!! She will be coming home with us in two weeks- yes, we are going to be a multi-Sheltie household... (Mom, I think we do know what we're in for, and I hope we're ready for it.) For quite a while, we've been thinking about getting another puppy, so Sedona could have a canine play companion. (the cats don't quite do it for her, although she will play with them sometimes.) I found a breeder in Glendale, AZ (Roseglen Shelties) a while ago, and found out they had puppies on the way. When the puppies got here, the breeder had a "smaller-sized" female available, which we didn't really want (since Sedona is a couple inches over-sized), so we had resigned ourselves to waiting till the next litter later this year. The breeder contacted me last week quite unexpectedly. As it turns out, this little girl is running "over-sized" according to the charts, so the breeder won't be able to show her after all. So once again, we found ourselves thinking about having a new puppy in the house, and we decided to go for it. Hopefully we will be in for lots of puppy playing fun amongst the dogs, once Sedona gets used to having another dog in the house. This is her mother Lacey, a very sweet, dainty little female. (she doesn't look so hot in this picture- having puppies causes them to "blow coat" which is a massive all-at-once sort of shed.) You can find a picture of the sire here. Be sure to check it out; he's a gorgeous dog. He is Ch Sandance Ardastra, a beautiful male who is apparently doing really great in shows, and also in the quality of puppies he's sired.

6 comments:

Mare said...

Congratulations on the new puppy! They are a whole lot of work(funny how you forget about that over time)but well worth it! And even tho our dogs love their people, there is nothing like having another dog to play with and relate to!

BR527 said...

Congratulations, Jenn! She's a cutie! You'll have to make sure you tell us about Sedona's reaction when you bring the puppy home.

Stacy Kay said...

What an adorable puppy! We recently got one ourselves and they immediately become part of the family!

I couldn't find where to email you this, but I'm tagging you! : ) Check my blog for the details (sorry if you have already been tagged by someone else) http://myartfullife.blogspot.com

Have a good day!
Stacy

[Charlene] said...

Congratulations on your expanding family. Pet people are the best people!

crimsoncat05 said...

thanks, you guys! It should be exciting (to say the least!), having a new puppy in the house... hopefully Sedona will think so, too!

Felicia said...

She's cute as cake!