Puppies born August 22, 2010

Stud: Ike, 2010 Top Dog Flusher of the Year, NATHA. 2008 Puppy of the Year, NATHA



Dam: Dixie, 2005 Puppy of the Year, WI Gun Dog.




Half Sisiter: Moja, 2010 Puppy of the Year, NATHA





Monday, September 27, 2010

Food Discovery!



Cant you just imagine the conversation?

Mpita: Psst Sud - get over here, I smell lunch!

Sudi: Yeah, me too. Whats the deal with the blue box?

Mpita: If we both push on the lid we can chow down like Kings!

Sudi: Are we gonna let the yellow guy in on it?



Puppies can fall asleep just about anywhere. Even on the move.







Who do you think is in control here?


Winda isnt the only one carrying everything she can fit in her mouth... she is just the one we could get a picture of.

Friday, September 24, 2010

This is Longa (Big) on a toy pheasant. The look on his face was priceless. He had no idea that the toy was there...


Then wham, he pounced and took the pheasant for a good run through the kitchen.


Zuri making her 1st waterfowl retrieve at 4 weeks old...sort of.

Thursday, September 23, 2010



It looks like Angie will be taking home 2, maybe 3 puppies if Hailey has her way!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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These are some fast puppies in their own minds! They are so funny to watch - big dog growls, puppy yips and guard dog barks that come out so hard they back up the pup. I bought them a duck and a pheasant for play today. Can't wait to see what happens with them!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Moving Day

They have grown so fast they need a bit bigger pen. Here Amy plays with them while we set up the new digs.








Jabari hunts dust bunnies. Here he is fresh from under the sewing machine.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Longdo (Big) likes to lay in the pile of toys.

Dixie got out her Roadkill and offered to play with the pups. By the time I got the camera dixie moved on but Zuri was on a coon hunt!

Things I have learned: Puppy chow is to concrete what puppy spit is to mortar...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The grass is always greener...

Jabari thought he might like to take the short cut. Here he is high and dry on the pup rail. He eventually wriggled off and took the long way around.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Winda is headed for stardom and needs shades to disguise who she is from the paparazzi!








Rats & Cats - Busted!







This Hollywood lifestyle can be brutal, feels like naptime.

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Good morning from the pack!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lots of milestones to report. Today at lunch time Dixie returned to her porch window to keep a watchful eye on the deer and turkeys that threaten to over run her yard. She still cant be bothered with chasing a squirrel but the turkeys needed to be put into the air!








Dixie fed the pups on the office floor last night. When she was done Lonja decided to see if the toy squirrel was a food source.

Our black female Mpita focused on me and wagged her tail late last night. I swear she recognizes me... really.






Sudi became the 1st pup to escape the whelping box. It was a valiant attempt yet a hollow victory. His freedom was shortlived once we added a 2nd board to the opening.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


9-7-2010 from left to right: Sudi (Luck) black - partially under the rail, Jabari (Brave One) black, born outside on a potty break, Chapua (Speed) black butt, born 17 minutes later, Lonja (Big) green butt, weighed 1,3 7/8 at birth, Winda (Hunt) maroon butt, 2nd biggest at birth went right to the snack bar, Shujaa (Champion) yellow,winner of the C section lottery, already shortened to Champ, Nia (Purpose) orange butt, smallest at birth - she does everything with intensity, Zuri (Beautiful) yellow, 1st born with coloring exactly like her mom, Mpita (Traveler) black, born on the way to the vet for C section. Once again we've named the pups in Swahili, because we can - thanks to Nicole!

... teaming up for the great escape at the tender age of 15 days old.

Taken on Sept 4, 2010. It looks like it is time to break out the big scale!


Ike with his trophy!