Saturday, November 13, 2010

And the winners are.....

It has been quite a while since I last updated. That was mostly because of a lack of news. Well, this  summer and fall that has changed and there are many good things to blog/brag about. First, in July Glenarrif had THREE new champion boys!!  This was an awesome accomplishment and made me very proud.  Chipper, CH. Glenarrif's Man on Third finished, after a very quick show career.  His brother, Andruw, finished the following day at the same circuit. Andruw is now CH. Glenarrif's Fielder's Choice.  Probably one of my happiest wins came in July also. Sent to a perfect pet home in CA needing one point, Trooper was a dog I never expected to finish. However, thanks to the love, wonderful conditioing, and tenacity of his owners it happened. Trooper is now CH Glenarrif's Army of One. This is even more sweet because his championship was a surprise for one of his owners who is currently serving his country in Afghanistan. Way to go Trooper and lots of love and thanks to Adam and Maribel!!!!! Misty from the Olympic litter is now CHAMPION Glenarrif's What About Me. Misty finished in record time thanks to being shown by someone other than me! So, I guess four new champions in a short period of time is something to write about; especially when I do not breed many litters to start with!!
There is also lots of good news from the "Blessings" litter.  Kelsey, Glenarrif's Bless You, owned by Alnee and Andy Baldwin and me, went Best Puppy at a dachshund speciality in VA at the tender age of six months. Mo, Glenarrif's Blessing In Disguise, owned by my family, won  Winners Dog for his first point from the 6-9 class under well-respected Pat Trotter. Not to be out done by his sibs our Alaskan blessing, Glenarrif's Hawaiian Blessing, owned by Vikki McConnel and me, was WD/BOW/BOS for three points!!  Congrats to these dogs and their awesome owners!

Monday, June 28, 2010

From Ten To One!

Sunday was a very bittersweet day as we said goodbye to two more of the Blessing babies. "Teal" and "Blue" went to their wonderful new homes, and"Black" will be staying here. The lack of sleep and huge amount of work involved with this litter is now a blur and all that remains for me are the happy memories of  an incredibly pretty, funny, busy, and sweet group of puppies.  I REALLY miss them; each one had  unique and endearing qualities that left an impression in my heart forever. I was very selective about where each puppy was placed and feel confident they are all in the the special homes they deserve.


Blue is now living with Randy Dudley and "Happy" Ch. Glenarrif's Talk of the Town, in Athens, GA


"Teal" is now living with Cris Smith and David Dolloff in VA. He will also be sharing his bed with other Glenarrif dogs, Glenarrif's Keeping Time and Glenarrif's Rhythm and Blues.


Black will be the unfortunate pup who gets to live here and be a dog! There is no doubt he too will be loved and spoiled as much as his siblings.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Blessing Litter is 14 Weeks Old Today!!! UPDATES!!!!

The girl's softball games. work, school, and life in general has been the cause of my not posting lately. I mean to but seem to never get the time! Many good things have happened since my last post so I think it is time for some updates!

Brown boy is now Oliver and is living with Steve and Roni in Atlanta.

  Green boy is now Cooper and is living with the Cabeens and his other dachshund siblings in Chattanooga, TN

 Red girl is now Molly and is living with the Rutherfords in NY and Canada

Yellow girl is now Kelsey and is living with the Bailey's in VA

 Orange boy now called Spartacus is living with Vikki in Alaska

 Purple boy is now Milo and lives with the Murray family in Charleston, SC

And I still have the "Three Musketeers Black, Blue, and Teal!!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Ten Weeks Old Happy Mother's Day!

Sorry for the lapse in updates, I have been really crazy with family and school activities Anyway, here they are at ten weeks! I love this litter, they are funny, happy, and very easy to care for.








Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eight Weeks Old!

Last weekend two puppies, Green and Brown, went to their wonderful forever homes. I have had wonderful updates on their progress and look forward to hearing about them as they mature.  We still have seven and they are growing like weeds.

This is black. I LOVE the little cowlicks all over his sweet face!

 This is Blue, another happy boy!

  This is Orange, he is bigger than the others but just as sweet.

 This is Purple. He is the smallest puppy in the litter, and also the busiest!

This is Teal, he is sweet, and very lazy!

This is Miss Red, she is the boss of them all. She is always the first to try things.

This is Miss Yellow, she is another one of the bosses. She is another busy one!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Play Date Fun!

Today we took the puppies on a play date with one of my student's at her home.  Claire had bid on the play date, and won, at our school carnival. We all  had so much fun.The puppies played with the girls and Claire's golden, Ginger. Ginger had so much fun with the little guys and was so gentle with them. Thanks Claire and Amy, it was a blast!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Grass IS Greener on the Other Side Of the Ex-Pen!

 Orange in the Lilies

Black with a "prize"



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nine in the Bed

There were nine in the bed.........

And the little one said, "Move over, move over."

So, they all moved over, and one fell out!!!!
Sucks to be him!!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Name Game

For several reasons, I chose to use the theme "Blessing" for this litter. That simply means that the puppies in this litter will all be registered with the word blessing, or some form of bless. I asked for suggestions from friends and compliled a list of suggestions. I have listed the names below. Please feel free to send me any others you may have come up with.

Glenarrif's Blessing in Disguise  (Bandit, Phantom, Zorro) TAKEN
Glenarrif's Mixed Blessings (need call name)
Glenarrif's Irish Blessings (Erin, Colleen, Guinness, Patrick)
Glenarrif's Count Your Blessings (Addy)
Glenarrif's Truly Blessed (Truly, Shirley, ??)
Glenarrif's Bountiful Blessings (Bounty)
Glenarrif's Blessed by Love ( Lovie, ??)
Glenarrif's Bless You  (Sneezy)
Glenarrif's God Bless America (Sam, Lee)
Glenarrif's Bless the Fall (Tripper)
Glenarrif's Bless my Soul (need call name)
Glenarrif's God Bless Texas (Alan, Jackson, Tex)
Glenarrif's So Blessed (Mariah, Carey, Lucky)
Glenarrif's Blessed Assurance (Asher) TAKEN

Owners can name their dogs any call name they wish. The ones listed above are just suggestions to use to tie it in with the registered name.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Seven Week Bath Time Pictures





Friday, April 16, 2010

Picture of the Day

     Blue killing the pink dachshund!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mohawk Man

This is Black, or as I call him, Mohawk Man.  He has the most adorable little Mohawk going on!  I wish it had shown up better in the picture. Black is such a sweet boy, he would rather be with people than anything else!