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Hi Mama Terry!
Barkley loved his 1st Halloween. Kept his costume on and loved going door to door with all the kids
Foxglove Farm 2014 Alumni
Barley is being himself for Halloween - a real clown! Life with Barley just gets better and better every day. He is so smart and learns very quickly. Wish he had a brother or sisterto play with.
Thank you Terry for our priceless baby.
I’m not sure if you remember me or my 2 wonderful pups that I have been blessed with. I thank God every day that I found your website. Jack will be 7 next week and Rosebud was 6 in April. They are the love of my life, I have spoiled them rotten, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t thank you enough for breeding such wonderful puppies.
I thought of you the other day as I posted this photograph on my Instagram for National Dog Day.. Harley (6) Lola (5) and Lily (3) fill our house with such joy each and every day. Also Lola when we first got her and the bottom right is Lily when we first got her.
Once again we have struck gold with your puppies.
Hugs All Around,
I get the most amazing mail from my puppy people.
Everyday my Inbox is filled with images like this one of Ragnar (yes, he's named after a Viking warrior) and his proud owner Hannah, it's a selfie taken just to show how precious a Viking warrior can be.
Or this letter, from Breanna in Massachusetts, her family are the soon to be proud owners of our sweet Paper Moon, one of the most darling Cavapoo babies you'll ever meet.
It definitely feels like Christmas Eve here, with all of the kids in brand-new pajamas, the lights twinkling on the tree, and the packages begging to be opened. We can't wait to have PM here! We had the most fun dinner conversation, throwing around names and thinking about how Sweet Briar, Janey, and Kelley & she will all be together. I'll let you know if she develops a Boston accent over time, and bahks rather than barks. : )
Yes, we're beyond happy.
Thank you again so much. What a joyful time.
I have the most amazing puppy people, what fun to be part of bringing such puppy bliss to this family.
I can't wait till Paper Moon makes her entrance, I bet I'll hear the joyful celebration all the way back here in Ohio.
Everything is going great! I think Orange Crush or 'Ragnar' as we now call him has been loved and spoiled to pieces. He is named after my sons favorite viking warrior. Seems appropriate don't you think? (Not) Ha Ha. Our cat is not a fan, but she tolerates him. Luckily Ragnar does not persist when she hisses, and he just leaves her alone. (; We are very new to the puppy training thing, and I am trying my hardest to make sure I am doing everything just right. Your blog his very helpful, and I also ordered the book you suggested. I have a lot to learn! He is sitting on my lap right now. He truly is the sweetest thing.
One of my favorite things is matching families with the puppy that best fits their home and lifestyle. As I watch each new litter of puppy babies begin to mature and grow, I watch for clues to see what each puppy's personality is developing like, subtle and not so subtle clues are sprinkled through each day.
Here's a little puppy drama that was simply bursting with signs that a dog breeder should be on the watch for, little helps to show what baby should go to which particular home, the home that will help him or her bloom into a lovely adult companion. The rather forlorn little girl puppy in the playpen pictured above was working on her crate training. Much to her dismay, the other puppies were romping just within view, she was unhappy and it wasn't long before another of her littermates, a little boy puppy with a very soft nature came trotting over to see what the problem was.
This sweetly sympathetic little guy was soon doing his best to entertain his baby sister, see how he lies down close enough to engage her in a game, the rest of the puppies were off exploring but he was quite content to play and calm enough to settle happily.
Other clues where bouncing across the grass, enjoying the early hint of Fall in the air. This little character, brave and confident though the smallest in the litter, decided a walk to the far reaches of his small world was in order.
Even content to be on his own away from his siblings, he'll be a upstanding little canine citizen, showing a pleasing amount of confidence for such a youngster, he'll make a tiny pocket sized watch dog I'm sure!
Ahhh, but sometimes even in the midst of such scientific pondering one must simply have lie down in the cool grass and enjoy a beautiful late summer day with a furry little friend and leave the musings for another time!
I call it "the look". See the direct eye contact this darling little boy puppy is making with me? It's amazing, but each time a family comes to visit and decide on a puppy, that puppy seems to know long before the visitors do, exactly who is going home with them. As the family ponders the litter, going back and forth, trying to decide who's the one for them, which puppy is truly the most irresistible. I silently watch for the puppies to tell me who is the family for them.
Once that choice is made, as with this nice gentleman who recently came with his wife to visit Foxglove Farm. As he's holding his new puppy in his lap, that tiny morsel knows full well that his family has come to take him home. I've seen it so many times, a puppy will lift her little head and say "This is my family, the perfect family for me, thanks mom for helping them find me".
I love what I do, the joy on puppy faces, the happiness on my puppy people's faces as well,,, it's wonderful to be part of helping make that connection, but I'm still amazed at how intuitive these little ones are, and I love it when I see that expression of undiluted puppy JOY on tiny faces.