Abbie is doing very well. We named her Abbie Joie, (after Abigail in the Old Testament). We got her kind of late last October 2014, (you were in the process of moving to your new location). She’s about over all the puppy growing things and is pretty well house broken. She does run around chasing or being chased by our Welsh Corgi, Belle but all in fun. She gets along well with all other dogs and people after the initial excitement. I get asked about my “puppy” all the time at the dog park or out walking, then I explain the size standard and breed. People think she’s so pretty, and she’s very strong, fast and overflowing with energy when needed. Her size is perfect for indoors. My wi

Puppy Tales

For many years, the only meaning puppy tails had to me was a memory of finding a small plate of molded puppy tails, carefully covered with aluminum foil, in the back of my refrigerator. A prize worth saving, our young boys thought after watching their dad cut a new litter of French Brittany pups' tails. Josh, Zach and Seth ages 6 and under decided to save them when they were instructed to put them in the trash. Our recent move to NW Iowa came with an invitation. The Okoboji School District had begun a program 3 years previous called "Puppy Tales". The grade school students' response to reading to a dog in school was most favorable with affirming comments from their parents, showing high

An update on Jayme

Hello Jeff, I thought I would send you a couple of pictures of Jayme. These were taken on our hike on BLM land behind our house. He gets to go for about a two hour run at least 4 times a week plus having the 5 fenced acres to run. Jayme has proven to be quite a character and very intelligent. He is so much fun. We have been introducing him to pigeons and gun fire. He does not appear to be gun shy at all. Next month he will go into a 30 day puppy training program where he will be introduced to wild birds. It will be hard not to have him for a month but we need to get him around the wild birds. He also is doing well with his yard training. Just wanted to give you an update. I hope

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