Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Memories

At this time of year, it's wonderful to spend time with family, friends and the Shelties that make the Holidays extra special!
Here are some of my favorite Christmas photos from over the years...

"Tasha" practicing to pull Santa's sleigh, from Christmas 2008

"Tiara", Kathy's special little girl before Tasha. 
Happy to wear her Santa hat and pose under the tree.

Two young Kel-Lani puppies...we were so proud when they were chosen to be models 
for a Christmas print ad for one of the local pet food and supply stores. This is from 1985!

7 week old puppies posing for our Christmas card photo. I can remember waiting for the photos to come back, and hoping one turned out! Oh to have had digital instead of 35mm back then! Maybe we could have managed to get all 6 sitting in a row! The little fella third from the left was my pick of the litter and became Ch. Kel-Lani's Soft Rock, pictured below.

You can so tell it's him all grown up! "Rocky" (Ch. Kel-Lani's Soft Rock)
a great grandson of Ch. Halstor's Peter Pumpkin ROM

One of our ROMC Shelties, Ch. Kel-Lani's Moonglow CD ROMC a beautiful gold sable girl sired by Am.Can.Mex. Ch. Geronimo Son Rey Am.Can.Mex. CD
She was 10 months old in this photo, and very good natured about wearing the wreath.

My Dad and me - the puppy is Ch. Kel-Lani's Chieftain CD 
No one got any turkey if you didn't wear your silly hat from the Christmas cracker!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 
and All the Best for 2011 !

Monday, December 13, 2010

Beach Buddy

There's nothing like a day at the beach...running on the sand, watching the waves rolling in - and that's exactly what Buddy did on his trip to Long Beach at Tofino with his family... 

Thanks for the pic Annie!

Located on the farthest west coast of Vancouver Island, Long Beach is known for it's wonderful surfing in the summer and fall, and huge waves in the winter, as it's totally exposed to the Pacific Ocean.

Peter dropped in with Buddy for a quick visit on another trip to the Island. Buddy's grown into such a handsome boy...and still such a little darling with the same bright personality that made us love him so much as a young puppy. He's
about 14 inches now, and is starting to get his adult coat. 

We loved seeing him again, and it was so great when he climbed in our laps and gave us kisses! Can't wait til they visit again :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Too cold, too soon!

Aimee at 11 1/2 months old

The calendar says winter is still a month away, but the frozen soccer ball says otherwise!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cesar Millan's First Canadian Show...Victoria!

Wow...Cesar sure gives his fans a great show!  Last night the ultimate Pack Leader was finally here...

Kathy and I made the quick drive down to Victoria, and managed to get a little behind the scenes peek at some of the local dogs and their owners being selected to appear on stage!

I'm sure the dogs all felt the excitement in the air...


I won't give away any details about the show...I don't want to spoil anything for those of you who haven't seen it yet :)

But...I will let you know about the "must-have" item that all the ladies here were rushing the sales table for. The Cesar Millan Live - Canada Tour HOODIE!  I already love mine...perfect for training class!

It was such an amazing evening - we laughed, we cheered and laughed some more! It was definitely the most entertaining "seminar" I've ever been to....thanks Cesar!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of year we are thankful for so much...

Seren's thankful for his new "toy"!

...that lasted for about five minutes - lol

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blackberry Buffet

We took the girls out with us while we checked the crop of blackberries for our annual jelly-making pick.

It's the first time Aimee has seen them "on the vine",  though she's been enjoying the odd one as a tasty treat over the summer.

Tasha on the other hand, is an old pro at the delicate task of nibbling the ripe ones off the soft ends while expertly avoiding any thorns.

When she saw Aimee trying to pull some off, she pushed in to show her the ropes... 

"Here's how to do it - you put your head under  the leaves - like this - now just get the one at the very end."

Here's a close-up of her technique...

Yes, that's one in her teeth and blackberry juice splashed on her face.

They had a not-so-ladylike little feast, and spent the rest of the afternoon on a bit of a sugar high!  

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gotta love free dog food

Thought I'd share a nice freebie that arrived in the mail today - a coupon for a free bag of Natura dog (or cat) food. Here's the link:

If you're not already feeding this brand, the coupon if for a free 5 to 6.6 lb bag depending on which type you choose...

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Meet Aimee

We have show news! Our beautiful new addition, Aimee, is making her blog debut in a big way! At her first show weekend with Kathy she won Best of Winners from the Jr. Puppy class for her first 3 points, and went on to win Best Puppy in Breed over Special under Judge Maree McKenzie...

The win was extra special with friends there to cheer them on...way to go girls! You've done a wonderful job training and handling her, Kat.

Aimee, "Belmark Beloved at Kel-Lani", is sired by Am/Can. Ch. Belmark Lo and Behold ROMC, out of Belmark Trade Rumors.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Catchin' up with Shiraz

Shiraz is such a handsome boy! He'll be 6 months old tomorrow, and Mommy Linda shares that he likes bunny rabbits, low-flying birds and walks in the park.

With big sister Amber

Supervising construction of a new tool shed and
hanging out in the backyard...

Thanks for the pics Linda!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

By the Sea

We tend to take the beauty of our town for granted, so today I decided to take my camera along and snapped these pics of Kathy and Seren at the Sidney waterfront...

He's growing up so fast! 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Seren's first baby tooth! least the first one we've found. His baby teeth have been very elusive...he must be swallowing them, because he's lost a bunch of little front ones so far and there haven't been any for the tooth fairy. Until this morning...

We've always saved puppies' baby teeth when (if) we find them. We usually see them impaled in a toy or just randomly on the floor like this one was. I think he's happy it's out, as this one was really bothering him last night.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Update on Buddy (puppy we called Wolfie)

Wolfie's name is now "Buddy" and he's living up on the Sunshine Coast with his wonderful new family Peter and Annie. It's hard to believe that it's been over a month now since they picked him up...
Thanks for the pic Annie!

His new mommy has been taking him to training classes and he's charming everyone he meets. He's such a bright, confident and lovable little puppy - we're looking forward to seeing him again when they visit!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! (posted by Kathy)

 Mom, when you don't sign out of blogger
I can "hijack" the blog!  tee hee  :)



You're the best Mom a daughter could ask for! 
 All my love,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Say cheese Seren!

One of Seren's favorite spots is in the front hall...he'll just flop down there in the middle of playing and racing around with his brother. We managed to snap these during one of those brief time-outs....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Little bro

Not to be left out - here's "Wolfie" ....Seren and Shiraz's brother. He's growing up to be a great looking little fella, and the smallest of the three. At 9 weeks old, we can still lift him up with one hand!

He's such a cuddle bug too, and likes to snuggle in right under your chin. Until he gets a new family, he's continuing his show training, walking nicely on the leash, standing on the table, and vying for attention with his brother Seren.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New family for Shiraz

This is "Shiraz"  (we love the name they've chosen) of Tasha's three boys that are 8 weeks old now, and the first to leave....

He met his wonderful new family today, and snuggled right into mommy Linda's arms - such a perfect fit! We're really going to miss this little guy, he has the sweetest personality, and is one of the kissiest puppies ever!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Seren at 7 weeks

Here we go....we have a blog now - LOL.
Let me introduce "Seren", our hopeful boy we're growing up...