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Our goal is to breed and raise exceptional quality British Style Golden Retrievers. Our bloodlines are from only the most respected kennels worldwide. We are members of the Canadian Kennel Club, UK Kennel Club and GRCC and strictly adhere to their code of ethics. Our breeding dogs have passed all health clearances for eyes, heart, hips and elbows.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hugo and Heidi’s Litter – Week Seven-and-a-half

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“Class Clown”

It was very hot outside, but they didn’t care. They just wanted out and didn’t hold back communicating this to us. Notwithstanding the temperature and humidity, the gang had a great time in the yard and was going outside to play several times a day. Clever bunch that they are, they used the water bowls as splash pads which we had to refill continually. Then Miss Sky, class clown for the day, paraded around with the water bowl on her head. We’re not clear as to whether or not the other puppies laughed, but we certainly did.

Some of Surrey’s pups were still on hand to round out the teams so playtime was even more fun. Rock climbing was especially popular which lead to some puppies honing their gymnastic skills by catapulting five inches onto the grass below. Rugby proved to be fun as well, with or without the ball. Everyone demonstrated their track & field skills by running off spontaneously in a random direction and occasionally falling down in the process or carrying around a big twig which resembled either a javelin or a vaulting pole – we’re not sure which. There certainly was a lot of buzz in the yard and every puppy was busy doing one thing or another.

We are such a quiet and happy bunch!

Like their mom Heidi, these pups are an alert, well-balanced and affectionate bunch who are happy to make friends with everyone. It’s hard to believe how quickly the time has passed so we’re now firming up travel plans for some and getting them used to crates to help ease the stress of travelling. As the puppies mature, they are becoming even sweeter and more affectionate. We have been treasuring our remaining days together with each and every one of them. So remember as you go off on your journey: “I wish you bluebirds in the spring, to give your heart a song to sing, and then a kiss, but more than this, I wish you love”. So long, little ones.

That concludes this edition of “Puppy Tales”.  See you next litter!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hugo and Heidi’s Litter – Week Six-and-a-half

This week was all about having fun!

“Son of Godzilla!”

This week saw a mixed bag of activities for the mini-pack. The weather cooperated just enough to allow the gang to enjoy some outdoor fun. Demonstrating his Canadian birthright, Mr. Thistle honed his stick-handling abilities on the lawn, albeit there was no puck involved. In keeping with Mr. Thistle’s sports theme, Miss Peach practiced her cheerleading skills by tumbling across the yard. Miss Sky proved to be more of nature buff as she was frozen in her tracks, completely mesmerized by a couple of passing butterflies. And Miss Meadow took frequent breaks from playing with the others for some extreme cuddling. Their mom, all the while set up an outpost partway down the yard so she could keep a watchful eye on her brood while she munched on a giant stick.

To kick things up a notch, we had both Heidi and Surrey’s litters outside in the yard together for a giant play fest. The two groups quickly blended together with a common purpose: to have fun. At one point there was even a line-up to get into one of the two crates that we keep outside for their enjoyment. It seems they were using the crates as some kind of fun house. There were chases overtop the rockery and some kind of conference in progress around the water bowl. Meanwhile across the yard, a romance was brewing between Miss Chestnut and Mr. Shine from Surrey’s litter.

When rain and extreme temperatures restricted playtime to the indoors, the group made the most of their environment. While most of his siblings were fast asleep, Mr. Granite indiscriminately plodded over them as he trudged around the perimeter of the whelping box like a miniature Godzilla. At least Miss Peach who enjoyed running laps around the box was much more courteous in her endeavour. Of course there’s always that one puppy on their own schedule. Miss Mulberry was in the bedroom portion of the whelping box still enjoying a nap while the rest of the gang was immersed in play. When her roommates jostled her out of her slumber, she let her expression do the talking…the young lady was clearly not amused.

That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another captivating installment of “Puppy Tales”.
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Storm and Surrey Litter – Week Seven-and-a-half

What fun we have had this week!

“The Accomplice”

The house was quiet. The two large humans hadn’t been seen for a few days. Apparently the female human who’d been guarding the pack had gone out on an errand somewhere. That’s when it happened. Upon her return, Savannah the caregiver discovered that Surrey had actually facilitated a puppy escape by removing all the barrier slats from her whelping box. Mr. Cardinal was found roaming the kitchen and Mr. Denim was fast asleep with his rear end planted under the sofa. Neither put up a struggle as they were reunited with their siblings.

Of course, it’s not always the boys who are up to something. While Miss Plum was hoarding sticks in the backyard, Miss Shimmer spent her time studying nature. As the birds chirped from their perches on the trees, Miss Shimmer would answer back by howling at them. The little mermaid, Miss Blossom liked to wash her feet in the water bowl or sit in it. In fact, she was so enchanted by the water bowl that once it was empty, she curled up in it and fell asleep. Little momma’s boy, Mr. Shine worked alongside Surrey to dig a little hole.

Her indiscretion about the escape attempt aside, Surrey has been a stellar mom. She has continued to nurse her pups regularly as well as play with them both indoors and out. She even demonstrated a great deal of patience when all of her puppies were whisked off to visit the vet. Not one to waste an opportunity, Surrey seized the moment to enjoy a nice long, leisurely nap. The gang passed their physicals with top marks and even the ride there and back was uneventful!

To our sweet little puppies who have given us so much love and happiness these past seven plus weeks, when we think of you we’ll find comfort in knowing how much happiness you will bring to your new families. You have given us so many kisses and memories that we’ll treasure always. So long, little ones. We wish you all the best in your journey and remember “Love was made for me and you!”

That concludes this edition of “Puppy Tales”.  See you next litter!

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hugo and Heidi’s Litter – Week Five

We are enjoying all the time we are spending outdoors.

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”

Despite our need for rain, the weather was sufficiently agreeable to enable us to introduce the gang to the great outdoors. It took mere seconds for them to take it all in and make a quick decision as to which direction to take off in. The puppies were immediately curious about the crunchy yellowy/green substance they were walking on, formerly known as our lawn and discovered that not only did it make a good ground covering, but it also served as a vast salad bar. They also expressed a keen interest in sticks and twigs. Puppies apparently come out of the womb with a profound connection to nature’s debris. There were even some stuffed animals outside to add a little variety to the mix. When there was a break in the action, Heidi brought the milk truck around to provide everyone with a little snack. And there’s always water available to help keep the crew hydrated. When she’s not being the local milk dispenser, Heidi is always nearby to keep a watchful eye on her brood.

Playtime always ends in a good long nap which the group enjoys in the air-conditioned comfort of their whelping box. This is also where their three daily meals of mush are served until such time as they progress to al fresco dining. Everyone has grown very well and all have cracked the seven pound barrier and beyond at this time. It’s a good thing that there are regular exercise periods in the yard!

This is the beginning of the most influential socialization period for the puppies. They’re learning to communicate with each other and with us by wagging their tails. With the increased control over their facial muscles, they are making expressions and are beginning to reveal their personalities and communicate their opinions. They’re craving a lot of attention and affection and fortunately that’s something that’s not hard to provide. Did we mention that this bunch is just plain exceptionally cute?

That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another entrancing installment of “Puppy Tales”.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Storm and Surrey Litter – Week Six

Surrey is such a devoted mom.

“Cleanup in Aisle Three”

When the call goes out, Surrey comes running. In fact, whenever a puppy whimpers whether near or far both Surrey and Heidi bolt in the direction of the little voice to investigate. Surrey dotes on her little pack and spends quite a bit of time with them. She never just walks past the whelping box without climbing in to stir things up. She still sits outside it to watch them play, but she also gets immersed in the action both indoors and out. After all, the puppies need to do something to keep their ten pounds of weight looking trim.

Throughout the week, we managed to get the group outside frequently for playtime. There is never any hesitation as they all scurry off in all directions in search of treasures. It’s as though gathering up sticks and chewing them is part of a puppy’s DNA. They immediately know how to go through all of the motions without any kind of formal training or seminar. Some of the gang tried their hand at rock climbing while others were content just to munch away at a prime twig. Of course, no outing is complete without a game of chase. It’s fun to watch them hop around. Once they hit their top speed, they typically just fall down and repeat the exercise several more times.

Surrey always escorts her puppies outside for playtime. Her role is part sentinel, part playmate, albeit the pups do chase mom around for a while in the hopes of a snack. We have blankets to spread out on the lawn to sit on as we take in all of the action. While the little ones are off exploring the yard, she reprises her role as the biggest lapdog of all. Before long, the puppies are spent and they try to curl up with their mom or on a corner of the blanket so we have to carry them in and put them to bed, one by one. There’s nothing as soothing as fresh, country air for a good night’s sleep.

That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another stimulating installment of “Puppy Tales”.
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