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Happy New Borzoi Families!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although it’s sad to see them go, it is equally as joyful to see them with their new families. And, yes, I cry when each one leaves, in case you were wondering. As mentioned in the previous Snippet, Branson was the first to go home to his new family in Nahant, and has a new name, “Siberius”, very fitting for this handsome young puppy. He fell asleep on the drive home, in the arms of his human brother, and is doing very well. This lucky puppy has not only a Mom & Dad, but three human siblings that plan to visit him often! Next to leave was Lady Sybil, and Lord Grantham....

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Bittersweet

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today was the day – our puppies are beginning to make their way to their new homes. Their families have been waiting a long time, and are so anxious to get their new Borzoi Babies home. Karen Staudt-Cartabona arrived at the Farm yesterday afternoon, and after a short rest, out to the barn we went to evaluate these beautiful puppies. It was very difficult, since they are all so alike! She was very happy with them, and after quite a while, we were able to begin matching families to puppies, and I called everyone last night to give them the good news. They were all thrilled and excited to...

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First Snow!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The little Borzoi love their first snow (except one)! This was a perfect morning to try out the snow – not terribly cold, and not a lot of snow. Just enough to run through and romp in, and they all loved it except Matthew, who needed a little extra cuddling before he decided it was OK to play in it. It always amazes me, and I’ve said it before, how clean the puppies are. In spite of the cold, most of the puppies do their pottying outside – lots of nice little frozen poops to pick up outside this morning, only a couple inside (probably from Matthew!). Also amazingly, they...

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Big Little Borzoi

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At left is the world’s best Borzoi Dad, visiting with the puppies the day before they moved to the barn. I feel like I should confess: I haven’t written a Snippet in quite awhile (however I have posted several photos on Facebook here.), but we’ve been very, very busy. Getting the house ready for Thanksgiving and our guests, keeping up with the puppies (keeping them fed and clean), and Meadow (consoling her during the weaning process and making sure she gets enough food – she is rail thin.) A little over one week ago Dr. Norelli came to microchip all of the puppies, so...

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Transition

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Meadow’s Downton Abbey litter will be four weeks old in two days, on Sunday November 24. The puppies are looking like little Borzoi now! They have their teeth, are walking, hearing very well, eating solid food, playing, and enjoying human interaction very much. I am sleeping in my own bed, Meadow is sleeping in her bed on the floor, and some nights we sleep for four whole hours before Meadow feels the urge to nurse them again. We are well into the weaning process, and Meadow is spending many hours back out in her run/stall in the barn. This is very much the “feed ’em and...

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Elvis has Left the Building

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Oh my! How quickly things change. Although Meadow wants to be near her puppies, she’s very hesitant to nurse them now, probably having to do with those sharp teeth. At 5am this morning, she whined to get into the whelping box, so I went in and gathered them, (which isn’t easy because once they get her scent, they go nuts!) so she could step in and lie down. No way! She looked at the screaming bunch, thought about it again, and left. I tried to appease them with warm milk but that’s really not what they had in mind. Later, probably desperate because she was full of milk, she...

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