Another year has gone by and Keegan is still amazing me. In July at Revolution Flyball's
Christmas in July tournament Keegan earned his FDCH (Flyball Dog Champion). In August at
Salisbury MD KC's AKC atility trial he earned his OAJ (Open Jumpers). November was a very
busy month for our boy. At Revolution Flyball's Viva Las Flyball tournament he earned his
FDCH-S (Flyball Dog Champion Silver) and at LC/DCKC's AKC agility trial he earned his OA
(Open Standard). Keegan likes agility and loves flyball but more importantly he loves to
be loved and I do love him so. Thank you for my wonderful boy.
Hope you have a happy and healthy new year.
Keegan and friends wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Teri, Willie, Keegan, Ambrose, Carmen & Dazzle
And finally Mia and friends on the chase.
Lauren, Mia, and Summer
Mia wishes you a Merry Christmas.
Lauren, Mia, and Summer
My second favorite pic of Mia in the snow.
Lauren, Mia, and Summer
Mia is doing fabulous and is enjoying the Christmas break and all that comes with it-
SNOW! We got over a foot the other day and it's still not gone yet. Mia thinks snow is the
best thing ever and would probably stay outside all day if I let her, digging in the snow
and bouncing around like a bunny. She's a real character, very feisty and so smart. She is
very sweet though too and becoming quite the Mama's girl. She is getting so pretty too,
her coat is really coming in lately and she's starting to look like a big girl. She has
also discovered squirrels and is determined to catch one one day. So far no luck though.
;) She got spayed yesterday and was just pathetic as can be but today she's up and back to
her wild ways. I'm going to have fun keeping her quiet these next few days! She is just
the best dog and is everything I wanted and more. She really does brighten my days.
Lauren, Mia, and Summer
Chrissie was on the road traveling to our grandchilren's home in Chesapeake. On Chrissie's
birthday, we shared the photos of her when she was born with the grandkids and the
pictures of her mom and dad. They thought that was amazing. Whatever you did, you
certainly imprinted her with love. It is what she is all about. We all thank you.
Love, Chrissie, Kathy and Chuck
Guess who got a bag of sticks this Christmas? Hope you and all your pack have a wonderful
Love, Elaine and Ranger
I can't get the eyes right, but here are a few new ones of Wyatt & Woody.
I got snowed on! What's the deal, this is supposed to be Texas~!
Addy "helping" with the laundry!
Pic #2 - Dad, Mom is watching the Cowboys play - she scares me when she yells &
screams - makes me want to find a place to hide!
Pic #1 - Got my red scarf ("Too Sexy For My Scarf") on & my red ball with me
& I am ready for Santa!
Resting between runs at the agility trial. A lap full of love!
Ivy does a great job not only being my service dog but also loving on my young friend.
Ivy's middle name Joy fits her well.
Here is a new picture of Kenny. Happy Holidays!
Dallas and Toki the Pom check out 27" of snow outside the back door!
Addy was just a little chilly!
Brandi, Flash and Carrie,
Merry Christmas 2009
Brandee & Heidi!
Addy and her family wish you a Merry Christmas!
You can see Tango is very loved and adored! We just love this dog. He was so perfect for
our family! Thanks so much! And, you know he's just a 1/2 block from Lily and Violet. They
just love their playdates!
Rhonda, Michael, Allegra and Tango too!
Merry Christmas from John and Cleme- and Bree
We have been excited to see how Buddy took to the snow. He seems to love it. Winston was
standing by me while Buddy bounced around out there
saying...."tsk...tsk...tsk....look at that crazy guy Mom, doesn't even know when to
come in out of the cold!" Ha!
Talk to you later.
Here's the tunnel video from Blast's training.
Blast is doing great! He knows how to sit and is getting better at down and switch. He
knows tunnel and can do a very short chute. He thinks the Aframe is the best place to lay
on top of and rip up leaves and the seesaw is fun to bounce off of. He is a never ending
ball of energy, I better start going to the gym again just to keep up. He has officially
claimed Joule's purple striped bed as his own. Of course, he also owns all the toys in the
house. Every day he empties the toy basket, now if I could only teach him to put them
away. Currently on Long Island there are 3 other papillon/phalene puppies all born in
August. He is the youngest, but the biggest. We call him stilts. But being big right now
is paying off, b/c he fits in all of Joule's coats. Eventually he can upgrade to Astro's
gear:) But seriously, it is so nice for him to play with other puppies. We try to get
together 2 times a week. As soon as Nancy gives me the video of the playdate from Saturday
I will send it to you. I included a picture of Blast with Desi and Dallas too. I'm also
attaching a tunnel video from his training. Thanks again for a wonderful dog. He is
everything I expected him to be and more.
Hope all you and your pack are doing well this holiday! I bought my puppies a new bone,
but Ranger said he much preferred the smoked turkey we had yesterday. His coat is SO long
and shiney, and he loves to show it off. Best wishes!
Ranger and Elaine
Hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mitsi is all worn out from the traveling. She
jumped in her bed when we started heading to the car. She is ready to go home.
Kinsey at her new home. She hasnt had a bath yet, Im trying to let her get
settled. When she gets registered her name is a little unconventional but it will be
Braylors Hope, Faith, and Joy She was born on my granddaughter hopes
birthday, Faith to honor my deceased husband, and Joy in memory of an Afhgan Hound. She is
It has been five years since we purchased our adorable Lola. She is now working as a
therapy dog here in Huntsville. We are members of Huntsville Pets Helping People/Delta
Society. We will send some photos of her in her offiicial scarf etc. She is a huge hit at
Huntsville Memorial Hermann Hospital and Huntsville Healthcare geriatric center. Last year
we had to put down our wonderful lab Angel and most recently our 14 year old cat Fluffy
had total renal failure and passed away. We now think we would like another puppy. We just
have Lola and our chihuahua Foxy who is twelve. We would like a dog smaller than Lola who
is eight pounds. I prefer the Tri coloring. We have always had female pets but I think a
male would be fine.The puppy would be a lap dog, get lots of attention and be pretty
spoiled. We are in no rush to get the dog. We want to make sure we find just the right
one. Please let us know if you can help us. Lola is such a special dog it is hard to
imagine we can find another with her charm and personality! Have a wonderful holiday! We
look forward to hearing from you,
Brandi & Mike,
I apoligize for not keeping in touch about Julie. She is doing very well and adapting very
nicely, she is being spoiled rotten, and sleeps between Patti and myself each night,
although for a small dog she certainly is comfortable in taking up her third of the bed.
We had a few potti accidents in the house, buts that to be expected with us getting used
to her, and her adapting to us, plus I don't think she cares for going outside when its
cold. Thank You so much for sending this little sweetheart to us.
Julie is doing great, she is such an angel. She fell in love with John at the on set and
spends every moment she can with him. They are quite a pair ;-). I took her to his office
to meet everyone and of course she was fused over and praised. I am attaching a photo of
her from this morning, she was helping me read the news so I thought I would stop and let
her pose. Thank you for letting us bring Julie into our family, we couldn't be happier.
He's a monster! We adore him, though!
Addy out for a ride with mom on the dune buggy!
here's Penny again. The proud parent couldn't send just one photo! LOL I love the pic on
the tree stump; can you believe that was Jeff's idea??? If I find a better one on the golf
cart I will send it!
Not sure if you remember us or not. Back in 2000 my daughter saved up all her pennies to
help buy "Penny", hence the name. Oh Penny is a little brat dog rules
the whole darn house. If that dog aint happy nobodys happy. She is spoiled and
wont walk on the leash anymore since we started taking her on the golf cart. She
goes into the garage and hops onto the golf cart and sits until we take her for a ride. We
call her Princess Penny!!!
Happy Halloween to Everyone !!!!! As many of you know this is one of my favorite days -
Eat Candy Corn and have Fun !!! Titus and I are off to enjoy the day at various dog
costume contests .
Barbara and Titus
Heidi and Brandee have plenty of Tricks if you've got the treats!!:)
I am soooo sorry I have not emailed an update in so long. I ended up having to be out of
the country (for 2 months . . . ) this summer. Remy stayed with his Papa and did just
great (though he is a Mama's boy, hehe). He was too funny- - I would video call on Skype
and I could see him stealing socks from the laundry basket and bouncing around on the
coffee table behind my husband's back!! I have been VERY busy as I ended up getting a
tenure track position after all at the University of New Orleans. We took the boys with us
to Lafayette this last weekend, and they had a great time. Remy was a pure joy- -
enthusiastic, good traveler (no more drooling, must have been a baby thing), he just had a
great time. I am attaching a picture of Rem and brother Dom in front of the great house on
Jefferson Island (New Iberia, La.), and one of me and the boys by a lake. Still working on
the photography too but these are just family snapshots!! I love the one of the boys in
front of the house- - really shows their personalities- - Dom takes it upon himself to
"protect" all of us from everything and everyone- - Rem lets him do that and
just enjoys his little self!!
Unedited footage of the Braylor girls with Harry
Hope you guys are doing well. As you can see we are so enjoying our Mitsi Girl. Doesn't
she look pretty in her Halloween outfit.
I hope you guys are doing well. I just had to send you this sweet picture of Mitsi. She
insisted she try on her new scarf and leg warmers. As you can see she's getting all ready
for winter. Isn't she a Fashion Statement. We are having so much fun with her. I can't
believe we've had her for 4 years. She is such a sweet little lady and soooo very smart.
Take care and thanks again for raising such wonderful healthy Papillions.
Lily and Violet have a little competition going, but they do wrestle and play. Lily does
have the very bad habit of going for Violet's extra big ears when it gets competitive.
Should I worry about that? I will often pick Violet up to get Lily to stop. Lily has such
a big personality - if she were a guy she would one of those macho types with a swagger.
She and Tango have a wonderful time - and she loves the Cavaliers. In fact, Gracie adores
Lily and follows her around. Lily still digs, but I'm sure that is something that will
always be one of her favorite things to do. She is better since Violet came on the scene
and wears out playing with Violet instead of me. You would not believe the potholes in my
yard. And the monkey grass clumps are only stubs. Hope all is well with you and Mike.
Jezzy vs. the toy dogs.
Just want to let you know we did go to the vet this morning. Spay incision site is a tiny
bit red, but with the stitches out it will be okay.
She was the doll of the office. Most everyone knew Jewel so they very much wanted to meet
our new baby. As boisterous as she is inside she is quiet when out. Her weight was 5.4.
She has made us laugh, she's just the medicine we need.
Misti girl is ready for Halloween.
She is here. She did come out of the crate kissing. She was so glad to hear her name the
tail wagged and she rolled around in the bedding. She is in her crate eating, drinking,
barking and growling at Miley and Harry. Miley can not believe we brought another dog into
I am going to have plenty to distract me from my woes while I play referee for a while.
All three have very strong opinions about each other. She has a very petite little face,
demands pets and wants the prime place on the couch, but we won't spoil her, ha, ha.
Miley's face says it all!
I just thought some of these pictures of Mia at the park today were cute. She is
surprisingly quite the water dog! I have never known a papillon to willingly go into water
before! She is such a ham. She is the best puppy I've ever had.
Just thought we would send you a picture of our little cheerleader!! We took CoCo
(formerly Avanti) tailgating with us this past Saturday to a University of Tennessee
game...and we must have gotten over a thousand compliments on her, and that's no
exaggeration! 10 different people even came up to us and asked if they could have their
pictures taken with her too! She loved all of the attention, being the spunky little girl
that she is! Can't believe she has been with us exactly 1 year this coming weekend, and we
have loved every minute of it. Hope all is well with you guys down there and we will keep
you updated on our little angel!
Samantha and Taylor
Hi Brandi & Mike,
Here's some nice pics of Daisy from this last weekend; we're in the dog park... look at
how her coat has grown out!
Hope you are well,
Yesterday we had a pap play date in Wilmington. Miley and Harry protected the pack of paps
and one tiny sheltie with lots of barking! We then traveled over to Wrightsville Beach
which is where this beach shot of beautiful Miley was taken. Miley feels the spaniel side
of the breed with much gusto. She is pulling on the leash to get after those sea gulls
that had the nerve to land in her vicinity!
Hi Brandi and Mike,
Titus and I had the best weekend ever !!!!!!!! This was a two day trial and we entered
Standard Novice and Jumpers with Weaves Novice - the first day was a bit of an adjustment
period , but as the day went on, I could feel we were connecting more and more and
although we did not win anything the first day - I felt that we had achieved something big
in our relationship - I read about the importance of connecting with your partner before
running and so I spent a lot of time talking to him and working on focus instead of reving
him up as I had in the past. On Sunday - he was totally one with me - it was so amazing -
we ran both the Standard and JWW perfectly - no off course, no hesitation , just the two
of us focused on our communiction with each other - as you can see, Titus won two 1st
place ribbons and we now have our 1st leg in both catagories . We are EXCITED !!!!!! He
has been a "dream dog" since the moment I first saw him, but running agility
with a partner like Titus, is, as they say, PRICELESS !!!!
Barbara and Titus
Here are some pictures we took out at the show, some are taken away from the fairgrounds,
we had coffee and sat outside and got a pic of him wanting his frankenstein cookie we got
at a dog boutique there. we also got some photos at a park in payson az on our way back to
chandler. Theres also a funny picture of him getting a bath, he looks so unhappy !! haha.
he loves to travel and go places. He's really good in the hotels and driving around. And
most of all he loves to show!! he really enjoys it. I will watch a lot of dogs out in the
ring that look like they are doing it just because they have to, several ran out of the
ring!! and others are so distraced. but not Slider!! he is so into me, and happy, wagging
his tail and eager for the next step !! I always get compliments on him, how nice we look
out in the ring, and how beautiful he is! I get a lot of the papillon people, breeders and
show people, looking at him, they are very stuck up and rude here in my area!! they think
just because they own papillons they are better than everyone else. But I love when they
see me, just an average girl with this amazing looking super intellegent papillon, that
blows theres away! haha. they won't ask me about him because im sure they're jealous!
hahahah. anyways I'm rambling, but again thanks for taking the time to be here for me, and
all of us papillon owners!
Mia goes everywhere now and makes tons of friends. She is just wonderful, I couldn't have
asked for a better pup. She is so happy and energetic. She's a ton of fun and VERY smart.
I think she may be the smartest dog I've had. She knows so many tricks already. We put up
stairs near my bed and she figured those out so fast. Poor Summer is still having trouble
with them though. Mia uses those brains for evil though sometimes. She has figured out how
to open the bottom drawer of my desk and will sometimes jump inside. She's quite comical
(well Summer would proabably disagree!)
9-10-09 & 9-13-09
Just wanted to let you know I have my genius slider entered this weekend in rally, if he
qualifies (which i know he will) he will have his advanced rally title!!! my boyfriend
just got a new fancy camera, so I told him he has to take some great photos!! I'll let you
know how we do!
a few days later.......
Well im excited to tell you that slider now has his advanced rally title! he got a 99 out
of 100 sat. and a 1st place! out of 10 dogs! and sun. he got a 100!! perfect score and
another 1st place!
been too long since I posted you a pix of Roofuss. This December she will have been a
member of our family for five years hard to believe!
Chris & Dick
Thanks for the b-day wishes. I'm two years old now. You can be proud of me.
Today is Addyson's Bday. She's the big 02......
We have had a very busy summer - Titus accompanied us on his first sailing trip - he wore
is life jacket the whole time we were out on the water - I had him on a long line just in
case - the weather was great and he enjoyed just sitting on deck watching all the
activity, we docked in a different place every night and he was just so well behaved where
ever we went. We are entered in several upcoming AKC trials this Fall, but in order to
prepare, my trainer suggested we try TDAA - Titus and I had a blast !! They were indoor
venues - which was wonderful considering the temperature and humidity in Florida this time
of year - in two weekends Titus earned his Beginner Games Title and Beginner Standard
Title - we did distance work so well that people were congratulating us as we came out of
the ring - in one games class we had so many bonus points that our time was a minus 2
seconds. He is such a treasure in so many ways!!!!!!!!!! I have taught Titus to stretch on
command -- so that when we are warming up for Agility - in addition to our little routine,
I can get him to do a real stretch - it is adorable . He is happy, healthy and lovingly
spoiled !!!! Hope you all had a great summer as well.
Barbara and Titus
Misha has become Ken's dog. She wants to be touching him all of the time and sleeps on him
most of the day. Is she spoiled or not?????? She weighs around 3.5 lbs but she can hold
her ground with Blitz who weighs 5-6 lbs. Misha's personality is very out-going and wants
to be the center of attention but in a sweet way. More so than any other dog we have ever
had. She just makes us laugh. Her little coat is coming out very pretty. When she is not
with Ken she loves eating, playing and sleeping with Blitz. They get along very well and
would be lost without each other. I am attaching a picture of them. We love our babies.
They like to be called babies too!!!!!!
Carolyn and Ken
I thought you might want to know that Ivy is not only excellent at traveling in cars and
airplanes, but she also love a good bike ride.
Mia (AKC Gayla) had her second round of shots last week and has been doing wonderfully. My
vet said she was as healthy as could be and was very impressed with your shot program. He
seemed very smitten with her and she gave him bunches of kisses. She's been great so far
and knows several commands as well as how to walk on a leash. She is so full of spunk, I
think she'd fetch all day if I let her. And her favorite thing to do outside is to catch
bugs. About the second day home she caught and killed a butterfly of all things! She met
the rest of the extended family as I went to visit my family once more before school
starts up next week. She did wonderfully with all the other papillons. It was fun, I've
never had that many in a house before. Anyways, just wanted to let you know she's still
Buddy, Winston, and Duchess are camping today in La Conner, WA.
just wanted to say Kerrmit is doing great, and we just celebrated his 2nd birthday with
apple carrot cake and peanutbutter cookies.
Violet went for her checkup with my vet on Wednesday and passed with flying colors. I have
scheduled her for her spay surgery this coming Monday so we can have that behind us.
Violet is an excellent watchdog and yodels at one and all if she doesn't know what
something is or if the doorbell rings. Lily goes for her ears and I have to watch for
that. But if Lily bothers her long enough, she will make a weird quiet grrr noise and go
for Lily, who then backs off. I'm sure they will work it out. Violet is a best buddy now
and has claimed the top part of the other side of my bed as her sleeping spot. That is OK
with Lily since she has always liked the foot of the bed. She is a real sweetheart and
seems to have settled in well.
Have a great weekend!
Margaret, Lily and Violet
A dear friend and her children came to visit our farm today. She took some sweet pictures
that include Ivy's showing off her agility skills. I thought you would enjoy seeing her in
action. Jedi and Lewis are in the background watching. Jedi will be starting his Therapy
dog work at Vanderbilt Children's Rehab. the end of this month. We still visit at the
memory unit and they love him there. I call it our" 40 first dates" visits as
they love him, but they never remember him. He is competing in excellence AKC agility now.
You can be very proud of him. We have also been doing some teacup shows which are a lot of
fun. Lewis will compete in his first AKC agility trial in Oct. He is very confident at
home but more reserved at class so it will be interesting to see how it goes in a show
setting. Ivy's amazing ability to go anywhere with such good manners has turned into a
blessing for me. My doctor wrote a prescription for a service dog to help me manage my
chronic pain. Ivy was the perfect choice. We have worked and will continue to work on many
ways Ivy will assist me. I am very excited and having her has truly improved my quality of
life. These three little papillons which you have allowed to be placed in my home are all
asleep now in the kitchen dreaming of what adventure this afternoon will hold. I hope you
and yours are doing well.
Hope all is well with you guys. Lacey (aka Jolie) was spayed on Monday. She did fine. She
is moving a little slower and likes to sit in my lap more than usual, but she went through
it just fine. I slept on the sofa near her the first night so if she whimpered or cried I
would know it, but she slept right through the night. I am sending you the paper work. I
was tempted to get Lottie, but I have a lot on my plate right now so it would not be wise.
She is so pretty and I would like my next one to be a red sable. Thank you so much for
Lacey. Everywhere I go, people stop me to tell me how beautiful she is. Here are a couple
of pictures of Lacey (aka Jolie). She's absolutely gorgeous.
Wyatt and Woody looking amazingly handsome.
Gayla is now known as Mia and she's doing really well! She learned her new name within a
couple hours and it really seems to suit her. She really is just the best puppy and lots
of fun. She and Summer are doing well for the most part. Mia loves to follow Summer around
and tries to cuddle with her. Summer isn't exactly as enthusiastic but I did catch her
cleaning Mia's face. Mia met the extended family (my father and sisters' papillons) and
she particularly loved my sister's 15 month old. They spent all afternoon playing chase
and tug. I'm attaching a couple pictures of Summer and Mia together.
Hi Brandi & Mike,
I wanted to send you a picture or 2 of Daisy; she's hard to get a good photo of b/c she's
always looking around to observe other dogs in the dog run, and keep an eye out for
treats! She's doing great, and you can see how long and luxurious her coat is getting.
She's still good friends w/Bunny, and very happy being a house pet. She's still exploring
the city; I have to make sure she doesn't discover "treats" on the sidewalk! New
York can get a little grungy, especially in the hot summer weather. Her confidence
continues to grow- she'll even approach other dogs on her own in the dog run when we're
out walking together. She's even run and played a few times; when she first came here, she
was so shy she wouldn't leave my lap! Hope you are well, and please post these pretty new
pictures of Miss Daisy- she's 2 this month! The other picture is following in a separate
Well. Finley, previously Spades, is really starting to get the hang of things around here.
:) He's doing so well and his confidence is improving daily. I finally heard him bark for
the first time yesterday. He is also eating really well now. He loves his bed I have for
him in my office. He also sleeps with us at night already. He is so beautiful with a
wonderful temperament and so smart. He's already figured out the doggy door we put in for
him. He is even getting along so well with our cats! They have already accepted him into
their "pack". Thank you so much for letting us adopt him into our family. I'm
attaching a picture of him sitting in his dog bed in my office while I worked on some
Just a quick note to let you know that Lily and Violet are doing well. No issues over
eating or sleeping near each other and me. Lily barks at Violet when she has a chewie, but
Violet holds her own and even chases Lily some. I'll send a pix from my iphone where Lily
is telling Violet to give her that chewie! I think Lily wants her to play more and this
morning they were running around the bed. Violet did cry a little after I went to work
yesterday, and time will help that. Lily knows I go to work and settles right in with Eva
or Sandra and my Mother. So, so far so good! She caught on to the stairs by the bed
immediately and goes up and down them. Lily always uses them to go up, but too often sails
off the other side to get down. Violet has not done that yet. She is a pro at pushing
doors open - something Lily had not mastered. Lily has been so busy with Violet that she
has not had time to dig too many holes. Thanks so much for giving me Violet. I think she
and Lily will be great friends. Margaret
Our baby went on a big trip this summer! We took Cedric to Paris for a month long
vacation!!! He rode in the plane with us under the seat in front of us (I don't want you
to think we would put him under a plane for 10 hours!... or ever!) He did so good on the
plane! People would see him after we got off, and they would say "You had a dog!? I
never heard him bark!" and I said, "that's because he is perfect and doesn't
bark." :) We stayed in our apartment in Paris, so he had so much room to play! He had
a lot of fun. Every walk we went on people would stop and speak to him and tell us that he
was the dog of the kings and queens. I attached some pictures for you!
Violet has joined the family. Lily is a bit dismayed when Violet gets just the chewy that
she wants (always the one that Violet has), but they will be fast friends here soon. Lots
to learn for Violet. She is fascinated with the way that Lily likes to play fetch with the
toys. She has no qualms about chasing Lily and is very sweet. She can already go up and
down the stairs and is a fan of the backyard already. Violet was born on December 9th and
is 7 1/2 months old. I'm hoping that Lily is so busy and pleased with her new buddy that
she won't have time to dig more holes and mow down all the big monkey grass clumps around
the tree! So far so good.
Can you tell they have a hard life? You feel bad for them don'tcha?
We wanted to send y'all some pictures to show how Holly and Twinkle look as adults. (I
think I finally figured out my digital camera). Twinkle is not nearly as shy as she used
to be - as long as she's here at home. She's our `Great Communicator.' Her self-assigned
jobs are to provide lots and lots of kisses and to notify us if it thunders. (She seems to
think we're deaf and/or not very bright.) If it thunders or even just sprinkles, day or
night, Twinkle leads us to the backdoor so we can open it and look out and see that it's
raining. She's always proud of us when we figure it out because her job is done and she
can run and hide under the bed for the duration. Holly is our clown. She knows lots of
commands, and LOVES to train. I just have to show her something a couple of times and
she'll understand. She and Twinkle are still very best friends, although since Holly is so
much bigger than Twinkle she tries to be boss. If she gets too annoying Twinkle hides
under our bed because Holly is too big to get underneath. This drives Holly absolutely
nuts and she stands there with her head under the bed and growls. We have never been
around dogs as smart as these two, or as much fun. I guess you already know that about
paps, though .
Just a little update on Dillon, originally named Randy, born 12/13/08. He is doing just
great, he is a loving little guy that looks at our faces all the time like he is listening
to our every word. He has gotten much braver about all the new things in his world and
loves to fetch the ball. He brings it back to us, has just about learned to sit and shake
and the house pottying has just about stopped. We couldnt be more pleased with his
personality and he makes us smile every time we look at his face. I am attaching several
pictures, one to show you Gracie and one to show you how Dillon likes to get in our
fountain. I am so pleased that Gracie has started playing with him all the time. She lets
him chew her ears and flea her, she never nips or growls at him. Considering she has had a
bad attitude toward other dogs most of the time this is miraculous. Dillon loves her. I am
also attaching the charge list for the procedure as proof he has been neutered. Hope all
is well with you. Look forward to hearing from you.
Here is the photo of Desi with his ribbons from CPE Nationals 2009 held in Greenfield
Massachusettes. He also gained another title at this event. CL3-H.
Don't let the face fool you. She is 3.5lbs of mischief! She is nonstop energy. She bosses
all the other dogs around and steals their toys. She is my lil angel.
Here's Lily on her playdate with Gracie and Max.
Scotty just got his last puppy shots. He is a total member of our family. He and Cody
still like to destroy plastic and anything else they can find. The two have very different
personalities. Cody acts like the God Father with intense drilling eyes, and loves to play
fetch with his squeaky toys. Will come and beg that I throw his toys so he can fetch.
Scotty just jumps around and tries to take the toy away. He likes to ambush Cody (AKA
Riley) on his trip back to me with his toy. Scotty is now 6lbs/6ounces. Next trip to vet
will be the big one!!!! Both are very healthy and doing well on their diet of stones,
plastic, metal, twigs, and anything else they can find. This has made us improve our house
keeping. Hoping you are having a good fourth.
Bob & Joan
Just thought I would share a few photos of Miley as we celebrate her 1-year-with-us day. I
threw in a few photos of her first days with us just to show what a difference a year
makes. She is still a funny, playful puppy inside, but a gorgeous young lady on the
outside. She did manage to get her CGC in March by the skin of her teeth! She has a hard
time not expressing her opinion about other dogs! She enjoys agility just for fun so we
will probably take a few more classes in the fall. The classes are a great way to sharpen
socialization skills, but don't tell her that's why we are taking more!
Katherine, Jewel, Harry and Miley
Keegan is doing great at flyball. We were at another tournament 2 weeks ago. We are very
close to his next title. He just loves his ball. He races down to get it and jogs back
with it. We are working on getting him to race back with it too. I have to order the new
pictures from the photographer. He got some more great shots. We will be returning to
agility next month. Hopefully I will be able to do it. I know Keegan can. We still get
lots of compliments on Keegan's big ears. He is such a wonderful boy. Thanks so much for
Hope all is well with you.
Hi, Brandi (and Mike! ;-)),
Busy, busy, busy!! I spent all last weekend in a very intensive advanced agility seminar
with Stuart Mah and I'm still recovering! Not for the faint of heart, but I think we did
pretty well and I learned a whole lot, which is really the point of the whole thing
anyway. I've been working with Titch more lately and we have been developing a much
stronger bond. Last night I took him to class with me. I had him sit on a chair (we've
been working on this) unattended while I taught the Advanced group (he was Very good - he
does get lots of attention from the group though, they all really like him - they're still
somewhat getting used to the idea of me with a dinky dog, hahaah). Then I ran him in the
Intermediate II class and he is really coming along - he ran with me, took on a couple of
UKC-specific obstacles that I KNOW he has never seen before and attacked the full-height
A-Frame with such vigor that the class actually cheered!!!! I was very proud of him - and
he is sooooo fast that I really believe that once he truly "gets" the game, he's
going to be a killer. I took some more photos recently and I'm attaching some of my
favorites. My doG this little guy is beautiful!!! And very photogenic. "Titch, The
Handsome Little Prince"
Chris (and Susan)
Hi from Ranger and Elaine!
Today is Ranger's 4th birthday. He is so beautiful and full of energy. I wish you could
have seen his winter coat. He looked like a tiny teddy bear. His favorite thing is chasing
squirrels. Our squirrels are so fat and lazy that Ranger caught one last week. He just
stopped running for a second to let him get another head start! I hope you and your pack
are doing well. How are Ranger's brother and sister doing? I tell everyone that yours are
the most beautiful papillons in the country.
Love from Ranger-
Well, CoCo (Avanti) turned one last week! Thought we'd send you some pictures from her
little birthday party we had for her, complete with doggie ice cream and cake! The other
dogs in the picture are her "cousins", aka Taylor's parent's dogs. She gets
along very well with them whenever we bring her over for a visit, and can surprisingly
outrun the lab whenever we let them out in the backyard. Unfortunately, we've been having
a pretty bad heat wave here for the past several weeks so we haven't really been able to
take her on many walks (her favorite thing to do!). Hopefully it will cool off a bit soon,
because she tends to get a bit restless if she doesn't get her daily walk! Hope you guys
are having a wonderful summer so far and are staying cool in that Texas heat! Thank you so
much for sending us our beautiful little girl!
Taylor and Samantha
I just found your website today and think its great. You explain everything from
color variations to grooming in a thorough and understandable way. Almost all of the
questions Ive had for the last few years are now answered. Thank you so much for
sharing your photos and experience.
I do not know if you had a chance to look at the pictures I posted, but if you do..... you
can see how beautiful Bailey is. She is an awesome baby, and we love her so much. We are
so happy with her! In the last month she has tranformend into a trouble maker, lol. She
runs around picking on her brother, etc. (her personality really is showing). She has a
doggy door and uses it well. She is my constant shadow. Just in case you were wondering
how she is doing... she went out on her first RV trip and was at the beginnig a little
scared and did get car sick, but I picked her up and she traveled on my lap and calmed
Hi Brandi & Mike,
We discovered that Lily and Tango live on the same block!!! We had a short play date today
(see photos attached) and they were both excited to meet. We like to call them "happy
pappies." Margaret saw Tango at Starbucks (yes, he gets around) and she happened to
mentiont that she recently got a new pap.... come to find out, she was "Pepsi"
(now, Lily) from you! The dogs look so much alike...it was such fun! Enjoy the photos!!
They will be BFFs! Tango "makes" Michael take a walk every morning for his heart
and cardio workout...he's been such a much loved and precious "gift" to our
family! Hope you are both doing well. We are putting Tango with an agility trainer while
we go on vacation this summer to Europe. Let's see what he can learn?
Rhonda Thomas-Florimbi - Also Margaret, Allegra, Tango & Lily
Here is a picture of how beautiful Lily (was Pepsi) is now. She went over to my son Scott
and his wife Jen's house this morning to meet Gracie and Max, the two Cavalier King
Charles Spaniels that they got from your friend. You can barely see one of them in the
picture. They had a fabulous time running around the yard and will have plenty of play
dates in the future. Lily is so fast that it isn't easy to get a good picture of her
unless she is asleep. She loves being outside and patrols my backyard for any varmits that
may try to invade. Then she digs holes. She is a good sport about having her feet washed
in the sink numerous times a day. If I can give Lily a bath and get her white and fluffy,
I'll try and snap a picture before she heads out to dig more holes. If she were a human,
she would be called a tomboy for sure. Take care and give my best to Linda!
I met Lee Ann and the beautiful Trek. The show was very big and we weren't in the same
rotation so I didn't get to see any of her runs and likewise. She is such a nice person
and I look forward to seeing her in Aug. Desi did really well at the CPE nationals with
(2) 2nd places and a 4th and several more qualifiying runs. He's such a good boy. I am
going to send you a picture of him with all his ribbons as soon as I get them from my
Just wanted to let you know, slider and I showed this weekend in Flagstaff az and he got 2
qualifying scores in his advanced rally!!!! He did awesome! It was our first time
traveling with him, staying in a hotel and being away from his other mother (my mom) He
showed excellent though, getting a 96 on sat and a 91 on sunday. One more qual and he will
have his avanced rally title! He's such an amazing dog, he really enjoys doing rally and
obedience! Again thank you for the opportunity to have this great boy! I took some nice
pics of him I will send you when I get them uploaded.
A couple of new pics of the boys on vacation. Wyatt went in the ocean up to his shoulders
- a first. And Woody got away from me on the beach, but was fast to come running when I
ran the opposite direction. It's no longer fun when Mom runs from you!!! TOO SCARY!!! Both
boys were troopers - and very worn out as you can see. Have a good one! (boys' impressions
Ode to a Crab
Oh, to be of the sea,
an ancient creature, noble
and free. The blue shell shining in the the water;
large claw waving through foam,
at me, on shore.
Thought you'd be interested to see a picture of Rudy and "Waco," when they got
their CGC designation yesterday. I think Waco came from your kennel 2 or 3 years ago. He
was handled by Sonja--not his owner. Rudy's as smart as advertised--he does real well. By
the way, Rudy weighed 5 whole pounds yesterday, and all of it's happy.
Ray & Nancy Ihrig
Last week we received the official registration papers from AKC for Titch, so now he's a
"real" dog . However, the real news is....... This past Sunday your boy
"Braylor's A Titch I Gotta Scratch" earned his first title/certificate. He
passed his CGC exam with yours truly (I was the designated driver because he failed his
previous try because he's such a momma's boy and whined a bit during the three minute
separation part of the test.... sheesh - he was much less concerned with me being
"away" ). He did all the other requirements with flying colors!! Greetings from
Titch, newly annointed Canine Good Citizen, who continues to do outstanding work in his
"day job" as Squirrel Warden.
Chris & Susan
My Braylor Bratz!
After our four month layoff Keegan and I returned to competition at the NET flyball
tournament in Greenfield MA. This was Keegan's first tournament as full-time height dog.
It was a big responsibility as in flyball it's the team's effort that wins/loses your
points. Keegan was up for the challenge. Even though he was getting tired at the end of
the day, he was giving it his best and his team came in fifth. He now has half the points
needed for his next title. We are still limited by my inability to run but are working
towards returning to agility by August. Hope all is well with you. Thanks again for this
Rick and I celebrated our 22 wedding anniversary Sat. night at the Anatole in Dallas.
Mitsi insisted on going. As you can see she took over the room!!!!
Hope you all are doing well.
Thank you so much for your photo guide to trimming a Papillon's fur coat. I have never
seen another Papillon other than in pictures. Mine is a companion dog and there aren't any
others near me, so I had no idea what should be trimmed or how to do it. Last night my
husband brought little Leo (large for a Papillon at 11 pounds) back from a hike and he had
stickers and burrs in his fur. So, I decided I needed to trim him up a bit to make it more
comfortable to remove them. His feet had very long front fur tuffts, sort of like a
Hobbit's foot. I loved the look of it...so cute, but the burrs also liked it. After
finding your site and seeing the photos, I realized Leo was very...uhhhh...natural
looking. I have now trimmed up his feet and hocks, which should help considerably. Again,
thanks for taking the time to post all the grooming photos of your Papillon. They really
helped me out!
Here are a few new Wood Monster pictures - along with the ever patient Mr Wyatt. Enjoy.
Thought you might like to see a couple of new pictures. I have attached one of my yearling
filly and one of Meesha. Meesha went with us to the feed store and was wagging her tail at
the ladies at the desk. This is a first for her. She has been shying away. Doing better
all the time.
Jake gets prettier and smarter every day. He is perfect you know.
Hi Brandi and Mike,
A couple of pictures of the girls for you. Wonder is shy when it comes to picture time but
Spuddy poses, she likes the attention
As you can see, Danni has really filled out, fur and body! Shes done it much faster
than Jazzy did, just 9 months! She and Jazzy are so close in size its amazing.
Dannis fringe has been growing back in nicely. Jazzys unfortunately has taken
a beating as she got distress with one keeper while I was out in last November
and did some other scratching that torn out a lot of her lovely fringe so she is very thin
these days. But hopefully one day it will grow back if I can keep her from tangling things
up too much. Though they still dont play together that much, they have a favorite
game steal the bone as when 1 has worked on a cow hoove the other promptly
steals it and visa versa. No matter that there are several laying around, they must have
the one the other has worked on! They also love to race up the hill into the backyard
after I get home from work and let them out. The woods keeps them coraled enough for me to
do that now despite no fence back there. We take our walks after that on leash. Love my
girls and so does Barbara! Thanks again Brandi. I am sending 2 pictures.
Here is a recent picture of our precious little girl. As you know, we have so much fun
with her and believe me, she is 100% Diva and knows it!! Hope you are doing well.
Dear Brandi and Mike,
Titus was 2 years old on April 8th - it is hard to imagine life before Titus. He is the
center of my universe in many ways. He is always cheerful and ready for the next
adventure. He is the best companion. He is serious when working in Agility, and yet, makes
me laugh at home with his various antics - he loves finding socks and depositing them
around the house. He is the center of attention whenever we go out. He is so smart - his
vocabulary is huge - he knows at least 10 toys by name in addition to all the Agility
commands and other words. We just learned "stretch" - which will be very helpful
when warming up for Agility. He is the BEST !!!!!
Cody is a wonderful, active, loving little guy. He is 10 inches tall and weighs ~ 8
pounds. He certainly stands up for himself and takes nothing from the cats or his partner
in crime, Samantha, who weighs 50 lbs. The biggest problem we have is his compulsion to
eat everything! He especially likes plastic stuff. We love this beautiful pap too much and
he is so spoiled. Before he gets too much older we would like to get a pap companion for
him. His best friend Sam will be leaving one day. Thank you so much for Cody.
Desi is knocking on the back door of a MACH title and Dallas continues to be my hot headed
maniac (not a bad thing).
Thought you may like to see some new pics of the boy. Hope all is well with all. Linda
Brandi & Mike,
I wanted to give you a little update on my sweet girl Daisy- she is such a wonderfully
addition to my home! She's become very outgoing at home & is a good companion to
Bunny- I've attached some photos of both of them playing together, as well as Daisy alone.
Sorry for the poor quality of my picture- I had to go with a disposable digital camera.
She's adapting well to city life, and slowly gaining confidence in the sometimes hectic
small dog run. We walk together with Bunny, and she loves being outdoors, especially since
the weather has begun to get better. She has a voracious appetite, and loves to sleep on
the bed with me & Bunny (she was super-fast in learning how to use the doggy steps
& navigate the stairs up & down to my apartment; she didn't know how to use the
stairs when she first "moved in" but is very smart). Also, her coat is growing
in, and she gets so many compliments on her beauty and graceful stance! I'll send more
pictures when i get a better camera- in the meantime, i'd love to post this message &
my photos on the testimonial page. I'm so happy with my Braylor papillon; thank you for
helping me get this sweet little girl!
Here is me with the poseys
Springs the time to go rovey
Mom and me were always cozy
Life for me is very rosey
Brandi - I thought you'd like to see this girl in one of her best pictures yet. She is
just the best. Everyone who see's her comments on how beautiful and well behaved she is.
This baby girl is my JOY everyday. Thanks so much for her.
Ryot (Cedric) is the most amazing little guy ever!! We love him so much, and we could not
imagine our life without him! Just like you said, he is such a happy go lucky little guy!
He loves to play fetch just like his mom! We are so happy with him, and we can't wait to
get him a little brother in the future!
I was searching pictures on the internet for papillons and .... stupid me ... I never
looked at your versatility page. I found a picture of Meesha playing with her ball. Cool!
By the way, she still loves to play with that ball. Just wanted to let you know also that
she is getting much better at being around other dogs. I should have got two papillons at
once. I probably wouldn't have to re-socialize her. Oh well...we will get there. She goes
to the pet stores and Lowe's and any where else I can bring my dog. Even some restaurants
as long as we can sit outside. We are going to the FT worth Dog show this weekend. Are you
showing here? If so, maybe we will see you.
Just wanted to keep you updated on how well CoCo (Avanti) is doing!! Her coat is
continuing to get more and more beautiful with each passing day!! We are very thankful of
the spring weather so that we can finally take her on some walks and wear her out! She is
an endless ball of energy and still LOVES playing with her toys for hours on end. Can't
believe she is already 9 months old today! This is a picture of her having fun playing at
the park this afternoon. She's smiling at Taylor. Hope all is well with you and happy St.
Samantha and Taylor
I just thought I would send you this picture of our three papillions. I had to put them on
the counter with a kid guarding them to get them to be in one spot long enough in order to
get their picture. Parker (almost 5yrs), on the left and Gracie (will be 1 in April) on
the right are my dogs. My mom has Buddy who you called Solo. I
like your name better. :) Buddy spent the day at my house today as my parents had to go
somewhere and were going to be gone all day. My mom and I trade dog sitting so they get to
spend a lot of time together and boy do they have fun. Buddy and Gracie play so hard it
wears me out. Parker gets in on it too but he oftentimes likes to watch. My mom always
says that when they get Buddy home he is so tired all he can do is nap. My parents adore
Buddy and he is one spoiled dog!! As you can see, Parker is huge compared to the other
two. He weighs about 11 pounds but is not fat, he could probably lose a half a pound.
Gracie is not even half his size but that does not slow her down any. Anyway just thought
I would share and let you know the dogs are all great and we love them all.
I hope you all are doing well. I just had to share this picture with you. I wanted you to
see what she sleeps on while we are at work. It's Rick's recliner that he hasn't been able
to sit in for more than a year. As you can see she has all of her baby blankets and
stuffed animals. The animals all have names (Sissy, Pinky Dinky, Fish, Rocky Raccoon) and
believe she knows their names. She is one spoiled little girl and knows it. Note, the
blankets and toys go to bed with her every night. :) She is something else. We love her so
much and it's amazing how smart she is.
Pepsi - now Lily - is doing great. She has the household all under control. She loves my
little grandsons and races around with them. I'll take a new picture as soon as the cone
comes off this week from the spay surgery. Day 2 after the surgery Lily was running and
bouncind around as usual - much to my dismay since she was supposed to leep calm for a few
days! Lily is getting a beuatiful coat. It is very full and getting longer. Her nickname
is Princess Mud and she gets a foot bath seevral times a day. She loves to dig holes to
nowhere! She has the squirrels whipped into shape too. Will send her newer picture via
email; thanks for such a sweet girl-
I havent checked in in a while, but the boys are doing great! Riyo is still a little
mamas boy stinker and Darcy is just the biggest cuddle bug ever. They have both
perfected the spin move and they do it at the same time. Darcy gets really excited about
spinning and he outweighs Riyo by a couple pounds, so he sometimes takes Riyo out with his
rear-end as he spins around. Its pretty funny. Anyway, just wanted to let you know
they are both doing great and I just LOVE them!
Hi Brandi and Mike,
Titus and I wish you all the "LUCK OF THE IRISH" - St. Patricks Day is also my
birthday so we have a double celebration !!!!
Just a quick update on Bailey....She is doing wonderful. You would not believe her
transformation from the time I picked her up until now. Very much a lap dog! She is slowly
being introduced to different people and environment. She is definitely a mamas girl
She has a great personality, sweet and loves to play. Her potty training is coming along,
still has a few little accidents but that is my fault. We have gotten very attached to
her. Of course I am not sending you an email unless I send some of our favorite pictures
of Bailey She loves her pink blanket! Frankie and Bailey play wonderful, but she loves to
play with Graciela (whippet). I think Gracie prefers to play with Bailey. They are all so
cute together. We are absolutely crazy about Bailey, happy to have her home. Thank you for
letting us have Bailey.
I forgot to tell you that I got a portrait of Jolie tattooed on my foot. Its waaay cute!
and looks just like her. its still healing, so I will send you a better photo later. I
just love her so much that I had to do it!!
You may now refer to slider as "Braylors let it slide CD, RN. He got both his titles
this weekend, thanks to the four day show!!! he qualified every time he went in!! and even
got some placements out of large entries! A lot of people complimented us, and a few
people with papillons asked me if Slider was a conformation champion because he looks so
nice! our next step is his advanced rally title which should be a breeze, and we will
start training for the open obedience class soon, so he can get his CDX.
How are things in TX these days? We just had a major blast of snow for us. It came down in
big flakes for hours yesterday. But we'd had 2 days of rain, so it only stuck in some
areas. Attached is a picture from then and one where Jazzy and Danni are on the perch in
the shadows because the window was so bright! They were not big on walking on it that
much, but really liked it when I grabbed a handful and they ate it. From then on they
liked to eat the snow (out of my hand of course)! The "girls" seem to be settled
in now to a regular life with us since Danni's addition! I love having 2 girls with such
night and day personalities. Makes life interesting! There's always 1 that wants some
loving too (usually Danni as we've nick named her "pick me!" as she is usually
hopping on her back feet for attention). Ha. Barbara is just as nuts over Danni now as
Jazzy. I still always put Jazzy first with food, water, outside, everything pretty much so
she is in charge and has claimed that role. With the cow hooves it is funny. Though I have
several there's really only need for 1 bone as they steal it back and forth from each
other - Jazzy loves to take it from Danni when she is distracted as it's been softened up!
And Danni will swipe it back quickly. That is 1 thing Jazzy never growls at Danni about
when it gets swiped. Their unwritten rule I guess! Anyhow, things are GREAT I just
wondered if there was any way I could help them connect on playing or not. You always have
such good advice, I thought it couldn't hurt to ask!
I just thought I would update you on Ryot (we call him Cedric) HE IS AMAZING!!! He is
absolutely the best dog ever! He is trained very well too! We love him more than anything!
I need to put pictures of him on my computer, and then I will email new ones to you! He is
beautiful!!! Every walk we go on someone stops us to tell us how precious he is! He is
such a happy dog! He weighs 6 pounds, and the vet said he is in great health. We are
saving again to buy another baby from you! Have a great day!
Here are some pictures of our two year old baby, Jake. He loves to run and explore and is
the most loving baby you could hope for. We couldn't of dreamed of a better addition to
our family. Thanks
David & Julia
These photos of Fabio are pre-parade, at the house. My boy looks quite cozy in his little
stroller "float"!!! :o)
I am a big girl now! Today I am one year old. Mommy and Daddy loves me dearly and I love
We have made it home safe and Baylie (BB) was a jewel! She was not nervous or drooled not
even a bit. We got home around 4:30 pm. I gave her some time to settle and to patrol the
backyard, she then followed Frankies lead and came in to check out her new home, and
she ate all of her food (real good). We took some pictures of her in the backyard. Enjoy!
I will take and send more once she has settled and starts prancing around.
Nancy and her husband love Rudy. She is a member of my training club and she brought Rudy
up to meet me. She says he is quite a pistol at home with the other dogs. Hangs on to the
standard poodle's hair and the Chin has finally accepted him as a member of the family.
The newspaper took some pictures.
I just wanted to let you know that Sprite, who we have now renamed 'Freya's Heart' (and
call her Freya), is doing very well. She loves to play (torment?) with Trace and loves to
give kisses whenever anyone is within her reach! She is so loving! We just adore the two
of them, and my girls insist on having them come into their beds to say goodnight or they
refuse to go to sleep. Freya doesn't think very highly of her new leash and harness yet,
though. I'm hoping she'll get the hang of it soon so we can start taking her for nice
walks. Trace loves going out for walks now so maybe she'll watch and learn from him. They
sleep together and do very well at night and love it when Savannah comes to take them out
in the morning (which is the best way I know to get my oldest out of bed in the morning!).
We finally got a few good pictures (had to be taken fast so she didn't turn away!
Everything else is much more interesting than a camera!) So here they are!
This birthday greeting is from Venus. I typed in the words and Venus pushed the Send
button with her nose! She's not a poet, but she can do amazing things with her nose. LOL.
Have a totally COOL Birthday.
"I'm 3 years old now. Here I am standing on my dog walk. It's my favorite place to
watch for squirrels, bunny rabbits and armadillos. Sometimes in the evening I catch a
family of raccoons trying to sneak through my backyard. I love to chase all my visitors
back over the fetch. I bark so loud my Mom says the entire neighborhood hears me.
Wishing you a tail-wagging, happiest birthday ever!!!!!!
Woof, Woof! Attached is a photo of my boy, Fabio... ready for the Barkus parade!!!! My
camera just fizzled on the battery, so I could only get one photo downloaded before it
pooped out on me. The film crew from animal planet was there, and they interviewed us for
a show that will air in the Spring... the name of the show is something like, "Worlds
Craziest Dog Contest." (It's really not a contest, it's quite a nice parade for dogs
and their human pets... and the proceeds are donated to various local Wellfare and Rescue
Committees for Animals).
Hope ya'll are doing great!!!
Hey Brandi & Mike....
It's been a while but I just wanted to send you some new pictures of Casey (AKA Marco) in
his new house. We moved to NC last year and just moved into our house in November. Casey
is loving all the extra space to run around and play with the cats. Here are a few
pictures of him taken around the holidays. He is doing great and gets more and more
spoiled every day. We now take him for daily walks through the community and he loves the
sun, and getting to meet new people.
Talk to you soon,
Eric, Melissa & Casey
Trace (Shadow) is really a little doll! He sulks, though, if he thinks he isn't getting
enough cuddle time at night (I think his idea of enough is two or more hours!). He loves
following us around and just adores 'his' girls, so much that he will follow them around,
ask to play, or even go curl into their laps and fall asleep. We have also found that he's
a little thief! He sneaks into one of our rooms and comes running out with whatever
catches his fancy (stuffed animals are his favorite, but clothes and brushes are on his
list too!), or if there is something out where we are, he sneaks up to it, looks around
and then takes it and runs. You can just see his eyes light up with mischievousness! It's
terribly funny to watch! He is good about dropping it (usually) if told too, though. I
have been working on somebasic training with him, and he is good at sit, stand and watch,
so far. He also loves fetch, and I'm working on 'come'. He is very patient for pictures
too! We love him dearly and can't wait to add Sprite to our family!
How about that Jedi! These picture were taken last weekend when he won his AKC Open
Standard Agility Title. I am so proud of him. He is so happy and that is the best part.
Lewis and Ivy have alot to do with bringing him back. Lewis is his rough house friend and
Ivy is his snuggle bunny. He placed first on that run. How's that for icing on the cake.
Hard to believe my little boy will be running Excellent with the "big" dogs.
Hope you are doing well. Just had to share the news.
Our girls were thrilled to see Shadow on your page! We have completely fallen head over
heels in love with him! (but I'm sure you knew that would happen!) He is really doing
well. He has started going to the door to go outside (but hasn't gone potty like that,
yet) and he hasn't had any accidents. By the way, I was sure you had said he would sit in
my lap.... well... I am discovering that is his place with the girls, but he seems to
prefer to be up in my arms or practically on my shoulder! It's really sweet how he will
crawl up and tuck his face into my hair while we are sitting down! We have come up with a
name for him that really seems to fit. The name we like is 'Tracing Shadows' and we call
him Trace. I wanted to keep some of his original name, but I preferred to call him
something other than Shadow. There really isn't anything wrong with Shadow, but I have
know many animals with that name and wanted something different. We like this one because
he seems to be constantly following one of us! (And I thought a leash would be needed to
teach him that!) We also wanted to let you know that we do, for sure, want Sprite. Let me
know about everything when you can. Thanks!
Woody and Wyatt enjoy a snow day!
Trek's expressions just crack me up!
We are having a great time with Shadow. He traveled home quite well and he seems to be
settling in very nicely. We came home after a visit to Petsmart and as you can see in the
picture he loves his new bed (He goes into it and looks up at us with a look that says
"This is mine)! We will be putting it in the kennel, but decided to let him be out
for a while because he went potty outside when we got home and then promptly started
playing with my girls. Tag seems to be the game of choice so far. We found him a new
squeaky tennis ball that he really loves and is really funny to watch as he chases it
around. Thank you again for such a sweet little boy!
Dallas Studying to be a plumber.
Mom she thinks it's swell
This 9th level of hell.
Matching red slickers -
I took mine off quicker!!!
Love, Wyatt PL (and new brother Woody)
Why I Must ALWAYS Have a Braylor Papillon (Part 5)
17. Never have problems grasping the concept of a doggie door. 18. Braylor Papillons always have a smile on their faces.
Why I Must ALWAYS Have a Braylor Papillon (Part 4)
13. Don't mind getting their feet wet. 14. Know how to relax after a tough day of swimming, walking, agility and playing.
15. Exterminate. 16. If there is a mouse in the house, they will find it.
Why I Must ALWAYS Have a Braylor Papillon (Part 3)
9. Aren't they cute when the're sleeping? 10. Braylor Papillons NEVER EVER get dirty.
11. Never fusses about a Personel Floation Device (PFD) while boating. 12. They know how to fly.
Why I Must ALWAYS Have a Braylor Papillon (Part 2)
5. Make new friends easily. 6. Save energy by volunteering to do the pre wash cycle.
7. NEVER make a mess. 8. Like to live on the edge.
Why I Must ALWAYS Have a Braylor Papillon (Part 1)
1. Always happy to help empty the dryer. 2. They work together folding the laundy.
3. Help out to bring freshly cleaned bedding upstairs. 4. Will get their own leashes off the rack (at all costs).
This was supposed to be for the PCAR table at Nationals, but when I tried it on Miley and
it fit so well and she looked so cute, it became her sweater. Will start another tonight!
Someone who is quite well known in the show pap world called her a "lovely
bitch" and asked if I had shown her yet based on this photo. I was quite flattered!
Who are you bringing to Nationals or is that a secret? I am learning there is a whole set
of dog competition politics that the rest of the world doesn't know about.
Titus and I had our first Agility Trial at the end of December - it was a 5 day trial and
we signed up for everything . Our very first run was a fast class and Titus came in 1st
and got his first Q - we became very,very, very excited and that excitement created
"Super Titus" able to leap tall obstacles in a single bound - or as my trainer
says - Titus had a bad case of the zoomys ! It was actually a bit funny - he was having
the time of his life.
Here are a few pictures from our trip to Florida. Ivy was an amazing traveler! You should
I have the pleasure of living with Jennie (aka Smudge). I got her from you last April. She
is doing well and thriving. You would be proud. She is beautiful! Here are a few snaps of
Jennie. I am not a very good photographer but you get the general idea. Gorgeous! How bout
that attitude? Love her!
I hope yours and Mike's Holidays were filled with many happy memories. Brady (former RJ)
is the BEST!! Terry and I are both so in love with him. He is so smart, attentive and very
playful. Brady is going to get fixed at the end of the month. Once completed, I will send
the info to you. Also, I attached a picture of how affectionate our puppy is!! He's loves
giving me kisses!! Hope you have a very Happy, Healthy and Special 2009! From, Michele,
Terry and Brady too!
All is well - no delays, in fact very quick! He is wonderful!! Wyatt is fine with him - I
brought the crate in, set it down, and Wy was so interested in that, he didn't realize
that I had carried Woody in and set him in the hall. Then I called Wyatt and he
"found" him, did the dance around, sniffed, puppy bow, and then ran off to play
with a toy. I did just now put Woods in the bathroom so he would eat, and he is.
A little later.....
Very big bed, very little Pup!! Woody seems to be right at home - has met everyone here
and did fine. He already stole a toy from Wyatt though, so Wy isn't speaking to him right
now - I'm sure they will figure it all out. I curious to see how well they sleep together
tonight - could be interesting. I'll keep you posted.
Thank you !!!,
Are you trying to drive me crazy with the puppy Rudy? knowing full well it is related to
Dallas AND Desi? Desi has turned out to be a great agility dog and already has 10 double
Q's towards a MACH title (the highest title awarded in agility). It stands for Master
Agility Champion. He only needs 10 more which I think he will earn very quickly this
Spring. Trust me, you will be the first to know when it happens!! Dallas is the over
achiever and is VERY fast but we don't qualifiy as often because he such a maniac on the
course. This can be lots of fun and is NOT a bad problem. Desi is more a Mommies baby and
always wants to do everything right by my side. Dallas thinks he doesn't need a Mommie and
can do the course without me. In a nutshell, they are both so much fun!!!
Hi Brandi and Mike,
Thought I would send a very quick note regarding Rocco to let you know that he is doing
super. The dogs have adjusted to each other and are playing well together. They even grab
naps on the couch together....we'll have to get a picture at some point and send it. He is
doing his business both outside and in the litter boxes we have at home and at Grant's
work. He is always so proud of himself when he gets his treat after doing
"boxy"! When you said he would bond deeply, we had no clue as to how deep. He is
absolutely glued to Grant in a very confident manner. Grant takes him to work with him
every working day (he owns his own business) and Rocco stays and/or sleeps/plays right
next to Grant whatever he is doing. The employees love him and the customers have all had
very positive things to say about Rocco. One, who doesn't like dogs, said to Grant "I
don't like dogs, but this one is one I could live with!". Grant is definetly a proud
"daddy". Whenever we are out to the pet stores, we always get many positive
comments about him (Grant just puffs up a bit more every time). Rocco loves him and knows
Grant belongs to him. Yes!!! I can't tell you in words how great Rocco and Grant are
together. I told him the other day that it reminded me of the movies you see of the young
boy with the dog following on his heels in a meadow or going down a country path. They
have that kind of bond. Hope all is well with you.
Take Care, Dea
Dear Brandi and Mike,
Titus had a great Christmas - both of my girls were home for the holidays - Elizabeth, [
1st Lt.in the Army - flew in from Fort Lewis in Tacoma , WA] and Victoria [ sophmore at
the School of the Museum of Fine Arts,flew in from Boston] - the house was full of noise
and activity and Titus took it all in stride . He had a share of our traditional roast
beef and yorkshire pudding for which he was extremely grateful - tail wagging , barking ,
jumping etc. The weather has been so warm here , we are still using air conditioning !!!
No use for all the lovely sweaters that he owns - oh well , maybe next year. We had our
first Agility Trial immediatly after Christmas - the very first run was a Novice Fast
Class [ AKC ] - Titus got a Q and came in with a first place. We had a blast !!!! Hope you
all had a very Happy Holiday .
Warm Regards, Barbara and Titus
A belated Happy Holidays to you! I am so glad 2008 is over. Thought I'd send you a few
pictures...Emmy Lou...is such a mess. She is really full of herself and bosses all the
other dogs around. I took care of 2 french bull dog puppies for a few weeks in December.
"M" was bossing them around too, she wouldn't play with them unless we were
outside running and she'd jump on their heads and growl. They were like a couple of
fireplugs next to all my pups. She has this low GRRRRRR when she's getting her belly
rubbed and another dog comes near. We took her on a road trip to Louisiana at Christmas
and she flew home with me. The flights were delayed and the weather was crazy and she was
so patient and good and let the kids in the gate touch her. She is doing great and so
spoiled and loved. Have a great 2009!
Tracy & Chuck
Just wanted to wish you a happy new year as well as send you another update on how Coco
(Avanti) is doing!! She turned 6 months old around 2 weeks ago and is weighing in at about
3.8 lbs now! She spent her first Thanksgiving and Christmas with us up in St. Louis and
our entire family fell in love with her! We took her with us to visit my grandmother's
assisted living home and she was absolutely the highlight of everyones day! We are
attaching a picture of her in her Christmas dress as well as another picture so you can
see how beautifully her coat is developing! Hope all is well with you!
Taylor and Samantha
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