Friday, November 22, 2013

Brit Brigade Fall 2013: 1 down, 3 to go

Sweet little Odin is going to be going to Oklahoma with his new family soon! We'll miss him a lot!


 No more yard art from that one!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brit Brigade: Puppy Parties, Part 2

The last puppy party was (again) a fluffy and smashing success! Miss Emily came to join us that day and it was a wonderful orange and white accented afternoon. We can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brit Brigade ~ Puppy Parties! Part 1

I missed updating about the last 2 puppy parties so I'm going to do that now. Kir from our last litter is now named Charley and his fabulous new family are caretakers of a farm. We've gone up to play a few times now and here's the proof!

Our first puppy party was a bright and sunny day and I had the sunburn to prove it!

Attendees were Charley and Ruger and parents (human and canid).

 Charley and Hermes

 It's Charley!

 And it goes on...

Brit Brigade: Pups getting bigger!

Many things are happening around here and the babies just keep getting bigger and bigger!
They are so birdy and just keep setting up ambushes on the doves trying to steal their food!
 Who's going to take these sweet babies home and give them a nice big field to play in?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brit Brigade (Where are they now?) ~ Bruce the Boss from Lanai

I've been slacking a LOT with the updates but around this time last month (October 5th to be exact) I was on Lana'i for the mouflon hunt and finally got a chance to meet up with Ben who bought a puppy named Bruce from us last year autumn.

Bruce was also known as The Boss and people mistakenly believe he's named after Mr. Springstein. In fact he is actually named after the shark from Jaws. Clever, I know.

Bruce was a bruiser of a little boy when I shipped him out; an escape artist and a little bit of a crier but terribly affectionate with the tiniest of tails. He was about 16+ pounds at 11 weeks old and a solid little guy.

Bruce then...
 Terror of all plantkind...

 So, so terrifying...

Bruce now...

Spoiler alert: He got bigger.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Charge of the Brit Brigade: Act 3, Scene 2

It has come to pass that our dogs really like having babies and our girl busted her way out of the kennel one day and approximately 63 days later we have the cutest puppies ever. Since this kennel busting thing is becoming a problem we are most likely going to be fixing either one of our Brits so this will likely be the last time we will be having any puppies.

The babies are 6 weeks old and ready to go already; tearing up birds and sweetly worming their way into laps and arms of all kinds.

Go on and see the cute...

You know you want to.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

2012-2013 Post-Bird Hunting Season Wrap Up

Now that all the little rascals have gone to bed be with their new parents we have a little time to breathe and take a quick re-cap on this past hunting season for us Brits. Mama was pregnant but nobody knew until most of the way through the season when she started to swell up like a fuzzy little balloon and began to waddle around. It didn't stop her from going though! Mama's gotta hunt!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Brit Brigade Training Sessions ~ Class is in session!

These are some videos of the puppies with birds and/or wings! These are training and testing videos so please be aware that there were birds harmed in the making of the films!

Puppies are identified by name and accompanying photographs of each puppy can be found here.

Wing Training

Kir taking the lead on a pheasant wing

Live Training

Quatre and Target

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Brit Brigade Roll Call

Hi! We're the leaders of the Brit Brigade!

Hermes (Papa) and Fiera (Mama)

We like to sunbathe and block the driveway.

And all the little kiddies!

Here are our puppies, almost 6 weeks old. We are very proud of our little monsters!
♥~Thank you to everyone who's provided a forever home to our babies~♥

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tired kinda but in a different way

The last time I had a litter of puppies I was helping to hand raise them because Mama was pretty skinny from their hugeness and I was so tired all the time...







With this litter I'm tired again.

But mostly of the waking up early all the time.

Is lazy.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Brit Brigade ~ Celebrating 5 weeks by going crazy

Last night the Brit Brigade turned 5 weeks old and decided to celebrate by ruining the back patio all night long. Ah, it'll wash off.

9:30 pm ~ Just after Gag Concert ended and a re-run of Romancing the Idol came on... Gotta stop watching those Korean television shows!

10 pm ~ Still going

And going...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2013 Litter ~ Week 4!

They're going on 5 weeks now and are HUGE and healthy and running amok...

Well, not always.

I guess not everyone's a fan of group huddles.

But everyone likes a meal time!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spring 2013: Brittany Litter ~ the first 3 weeks

We had a new litter this year! A happy healthy 9 puppies: 6 boys and 3 girls. Mama and Papa (and Auntie) have been lovingly taking care of them. They're quite large for their age and terribly active. They just turned 3 weeks old yesterday evening and have been heartily ravaging solid foods for a few days now. Mama and Papa think they can sneak in and raid the food dish. The puppies will start fighting back pretty soon!

All the puppies have been starting to get very feisty and have taken to wandering around the kennel and picking fights with leaves... As their eyesight clears more they'll probably take to picking fights with legs instead. They've already started to yank on my skirts!

I'll work on getting some photos up but for now...

Here's a bit of a video diary to catch you up...

5 Days Old

2.5 Weeks Old