Saturday, July 21, 2007


Introducing "Treasure" our pick puppy from the Boston x Sniper litter who will be staying here with us. Treasure is Solid Gold Bearied Treasure in honor of her Great Grandpa Kody Bear. She is 9 1/2 weeks old. Today Treasure had a bath before going to the north shore pier for her first look at Lake Michigan.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Orange Girl Goes Now Too

This morning Orange girl went home with her new family. They came last night to do paper work and stayed over near by. This morning they have now left on an adventure. Orange girl will be Solid Gold Southern Belle and they will call her "Liberty". She will live with her family in South Elgin Illinios. Here are Trent, Bryn and Kim with Liberty last night. Liberty will get to play with Rose who is a Boston x Slider puppy from the last litter. She has a dog park near by, lots of friends who will visit and she may even go to some dog shows. What a great life.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yellow Boy Goes Home

Today, Yellow Boy went home with his new family. He will be living with David and Sylvia in St. Charles Illinios. His name is Solid Gold Winter Brew and he will be known as "Barley". Here they are this afternoon as they get ready to go home. He will have a wonderful life with David and Sylvia and will get to go hiking and camping and do all kinds of outdoor activities.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Bad Puppies - Good Puppies

Yesterday the puppies had fun tearing up the vinyl flooring in their box. Bad puppies! We had put the vinyl flooring down over our tile floor because it is easier to clean and because we wanted a darker background for the web cam. Cleaning didn't turn out to be a big issue since the puppies started using the litter box faithfully at 4 1/2 weeks but the contrast for the camera was nice. I tried taping the vinyl floor back with duct tape. That lasted ten minutes! So last night the webcam was out in the kitchen and living room and I hope you enjoyed the antics. The puppies spent the night in a crate for the first time and were GOOD puppies. They held all night long and didn't have one accident in the crate! In the morning they all went outside and did their business as nice as you please just like big dogs. This morning we interrupted broadcasting long enough to tear out the vinyl. Your view on the webcam is now a bit different but with only a few days to go it was the only choice. Sunday, two puppies go home with their new families and Boston's Babies will close down until next time.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Right of Passage

An important right of passage for a Samoyed puppy in Michigan is the 8 week evaluation. Litters of puppies are loaded up into a van at just 8 weeks old and taken to their evaluation. Michigan breeders congregate to look them over and give their best estimation of the future show potential. Puppies are gaited "down and back" many times, people they have never met go over their pro sternum, shoulders, legs, backs, tails, bite, ears, stop, eyes, expression etc. There is much discussion. This rear...or that front..and in the end 150 years of experience weigh in on their thoughts for the future as we all all try to guess what these little wiggling balls of fur will look like in two years. Boston's babies were privileged to have an AKC judge, a Dalmatian breeder and structure expert, two other long time Samoyed breeders and several additional friends play with them and look them over for an hour and a half. In the end there was 100% agreement which is nice to have. Here Carol Miller and Emma admire Red girl as we packed up to leave.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Staying Cool

It was over 90 degrees in West Michigan today so for most of the day, the puppies just hung out in the kitchen. The vent where the air conditioner blows in cold air was a popular spot with each of them taking turns and trying to push the others off. I got a few cute shots in the kitchen and the living room. Almost 8 weeks is a precious time.

First Bath

Today all the puppies had their first real bath. They were very patient and didn't even mind the blow dryer. Here is the Orange girl who got to go first.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Celebrating the 4th of July

We loaded up the car with puppies and headed up to our cottage for a lovely lunch with family. Every one had a blast!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Here are the triplets: Orange, Red and Yellow.
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