Hobbs x Easter Puppies – a new blog entry!

I know, I know... it's been a very long time since I have done a blog entry. There are many reasons for this, but the technical difficulties have been resolved by my AMAZING webmaster, Marissa. I won't get into the other reasons, but most of them include my own slackness and my reliance on Facebook. If you're not already a friend of mine on Facebook, send me a friend request to Laura Fireside or you can view Fireside's Outlander Litter album, as it's a public album containing hundreds of pictures and some videos of the puppies. Now to the interesting part... puppies will be 3 weeks old t...
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“Into the Mystic” Litter – Puppy Update

I'll upload more pictures next week, but I read your emails/begging, and I am posting an update and some pictures now - sorry for the delay! Registered names and call names:Fireside's Let Your Soul and Spirit Fly v Sawmill - Tinder - FKA Naked Girl, lives in NC - staying with meFireside's Rock Your Gypsy Soul v Sawmill - Bueller - FKA Hunter Boy, lives in NCFireside's Sailing Into the Mystic v Aegis - Sailor - FKA Pink Girl, lives in CTFireside's Feel the Sky v Sawmill - Romeo - FKA Blue Boy, lives in GAFireside's Born Before the Wind v Sawmill - Madison - FKA Purple Girl, lves in VA...
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Heading to their homes

Here are some of the pictures of the puppies with their new families and a few pictures of the grandparents - human and canine. I'll post their registered names and where they are located in a future blog post with more photos.
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Candids from the Evaluation Weekend

I have a very busy day at work and getting everyone settled from the weekend, but here are some candids from this weekend.Overall, a VERY good weekend, and I'm absolutely thrilled with the temperaments and quality of this litter as a whole. More information tonight or tomorrow...but look how happy they were.
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Ice, ice, baby!

I was able to get some video of them going nuts for their ice cubes... and of Red girl making her happy noises with the ice (Green girl does the same thing). Enjoy! By the way, no 7-week pictures on their litter page, as the evaluation is this weekend, so I will post evaluation pictures on Monday. Hold tight. #wsite-video-container-749944953429000879{ background: url(//www.weebly.com/uploads/5/0/1/9/5019088/001_802.jpg); } #video-iframe-749944953429000879{ background: url(//cdn2.editmysite.com/images/util/videojs/play-ic...
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Outdoor Pictures

I personally don't mind having puppies in the winter months, but one drawback (other than the mess) is they don't get much time outside due to the weather. We have been fortunate enough this week for it to be warm enough (in the 50s) and not raining (although the ground is quite wet still), so we have had some outside adventures. I'll add more pictures tomorrow, as I hope to get some more of the puppies' pictures outside again today before I lose the light. Too bad this pesky thing called "work" gets in my way. I've been separating them from the rest of the littermates now and then... to eithe...
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Puppies Gone Wild

I really think I could quit my full time job (while I have puppies at least) and run a subscription webcam and a betting ring about these puppies. I'm only kidding, of course, but wow... they are entertaining and surprising. I promised one of my mentors that I would NOT write a blog about poop, so I won't even mention the mess having a litter of nine puppies in my living room creates - with only the occasional visit outside on a pretty day in the winter. Use your imagination. I have a special place in my heart for those that are very consistent on using the correct area.Remember the blog ...
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One week from yesterday…

For those of you who haven't been through the process of getting a puppy from me or someone similar, I thought it might be nice to explain what will happen next weekend. A week from yesterday, I will be heading to SC with the nine bundles of cuteness. The goal is to determine which puppy is best suited for each home through both a temperament test and a conformation evaluation. They are explained further below: Temperament Testing While there are many different methods for evaluating temperament in puppies, I use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test. Click the name to read all about it....
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Observations so far (5 weeks old)

I get a lot of questions about personalities, activity levels, etc. from future owners. I was the same way when I was waiting for my two Swissys from my breeder, Judy Fletcher, who is the co-breeder of this litter with me.These are my observations, and I just posted the 5-week-old pictures on their litter page for those of you refreshing the page every hour (I know who you are... hahaha). I hope to have a bunch of new pictures and maybe even some video after this weekend, as we're having a very special visitor flying in to spend the weekend with us - well... them. I'm just there...
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Worth A Reposting – From a Swissy Owner to New Swissy Owners

I first posted this in my blog for soon to be owners of Oakley's second litter - from an owner of one of her puppies from the first litter. I just love it, so I am copying it here, too. I've only changed the names, as they apply just the same to this litter:This is from Jasper's (Oakley x Keygan) owner. He put together a Top 10 Tips list for those of you getting puppies from me.From L. Koontz: I don't know if they'll be useful to anyone else, but it was nice reflecting after my first year with Jazz.10. They'll change your perception on size. - Other dogs won't seem as big as they used to, and...
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