Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From our house to yours, wishing you all 
a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Aimee and Holly enjoy the Holidays!

Aimee  &  Holly  ~  Christmas 2012  ~  photo by Adriana Sisco

Just had to share this...Aimee and her friend Holly getting into the Christmas spirit!

Thanks Adriana for the wonderful visit and for taking this cute photo of Aimee and your girl :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jasper and Ruby Giveaway Winner!

It's time to announce the winner for our Jasper and Ruby giveaway!

drumroll.....who's it gonna be....?

Congratulations Kelley!

A huge thank you to everyone who entered and to Debra of
Jasper and Ruby for generously offering this wonderful prize! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Giveaway! Wonderful artwork from Jasper and Ruby's Etsy shop

I was searching Etsy the other day, looking through Sheltie items and came across the most charming and wonderful artwork done by an artist extraordinaire, Debra St. Germain. She is a fellow Sheltie lover and the creative force behind Jasper And Ruby's Etsy shop
As well as Shelties, her art features many other dog breeds, and also the adorable animals in the Forest Friends, Safari Babies, Farm Friends series and more!
She's generously offered one of our lucky readers their choice of either a 4 pack of notecards, or a 5x7 of any print in her shop. Here are a few of our favorites... 

This Giveaway is open to everyone Worldwide! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Fun

With training class on Halloween night, Sugar and Teddy got ready to do some tricks for treats!
It was a lot of fun, as other puppies came in costume too! Our instructor gave out homemade doggy biscuits, and we got nummy chocolates.
Sugar went as a beautiful Hula girl....

and Teddy was a little Sailor....

I hope you all had a great Halloween!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Little Teddy Bear Is Growing Up!

"Teddy", our Aimee and Koivu son, is becoming a gorgeous youngster! At 7 months old and 14 inches, he's fulfilling the promise he showed as a baby. He started puppy classes this Fall, and is quickly learning basic obedience as well as fetch and seek, and doing beautiful recalls! He loves everybody, and reacts to different situations like a little pro - always eager to meet new people and play with new dogs.

"Teddy Bear" has the sweetest expression, and the personality to match! He'll leap into your arms in a heartbeat and is an absolute joy to live with!  His coat is growing beautifully, his structure is exquisite, and his head is simply wonderful!  We couldn't ask for anything more! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Vancouver Bed and Breakfast with Sheltie flair!

One of my favorite spots in Vancouver is Kitsilano Beach where I grew up right across the street from the ocean. Our dear friend Judy Leblanc also grew up in Kitsilano less than a mile away from my house. We enjoyed the same activities, went to the same High School and, as you can see, we both love Shelties! 

Judy's beautiful home is Broadway West Bed and Breakfast. If you're planning a visit to Vancouver, and looking for that perfect B and B, be sure to check out her website.

Join us for a quick tour of her lovely Kitsilano home...

Moka and Jewel relaxing at the front door

The comfortable main floor living room

 The wonderful aroma of breakfast awaits you in the kitchen

Or, if you'd prefer, you can dine on the outdoor patio

My favorite bedroom - the East room

The West room sure looks comfy too!

You can catch up with high-speed internet in the sitting room

Moka and Pepe

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Mardi!

We had fun today celebrating Mardi's first Birthday! He's grown into such a handsome little boy!    

His nummy cake, decorated with cream cheese 

He thoroughly enjoyed himself, and loved all the extra attention today!

Starting off with a "lick and a promise"

Digging in ~ he loved it!

Happy Birthday Mardi! 

(Belmark Kel-Lani's Mardi Gras)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sugar & Teddy's weekend visit

Kathy and I had a wonderful time last weekend visiting with our friend Adriana. Aimee and Holly (Adriana's Sheltie) are good buddies now and we also took two of Aimee's puppies, Sugar and Teddy to visit.

Adriana and Sugar enjoying some cuddle time

Sugar (left) & Teddy - 3 months old and looking great!

How fast an afternoon goes by while enjoying good company, delicious cake, fruits dipped in chocolate and other nummies & drinks while watching Holly and Aimee play in the lovely yard. The puppies joined in on the fun and had a blast too!

Sugar is such a perfect name for her, as this little girl couldn't be sweeter!

A quick pic of Teddy in his natural state. That coat! product or brushing even!

Thanks so much Adriana for your wonderful hospitality and for your help with the photos - you're a great "puppy wrangler" ;)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bobby and PJ at 10 weeks

Can you believe it - Aimee's puppies are already 10 weeks old!  Where has the time gone?
It was nice and sunny yesterday, so we thought it was a great time for Bobby and PJ's new photos.

First up, supermodel (and supercoaty) Bobby...


PJ loved having his picture taken too, but our older camera is starting to give us problems, and I know we missed some really good shots!  Definitely time for a new one.

PJ is available to a companion/performance home as he has a bit too much white for the show ring.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Meet Aimee & Koivu's puppies

Our little darlings posed (sort of) for their photos at 5-1/2 weeks of age! They're becoming even more adorable as they grow up with such wonderful personalities! They also have gorgeous heads & bodies (they all have amazing structure) chunky bone and more fur than you can imagine! 

"Bobby" almost hidden on the far left, then "Teddy", "Sugar" and "PJ"

"Bobby" on the left, and "Sugar"

 Our adorable little girl "Sugar"
After so many boys in the house, we're already spoiling her!

"Teddy" - he's like a little twin of his Mom
Small and compact, he struts around like a wind-up toy!

 "PJ" is the smallest one of the group - small but mighty!
He's the little explorer, always first to jump out of their bed.

 "Bobby" - the first born and Aimee's favorite.
He's also a love-bug and cuddler!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Aimee's puppies are here!

Our Aimee & Koivu puppies are here!  Four beautiful babies arrived on Saturday - 3 boys and 1 girl!  Here's a quick peek in the nursery...

It was hard to get a really sharp photo with the lower light, but it gives you an idea of what the little sweeties look like at 4 days old. They're plump and sassy, and Aimee's such a wonderful Mommy, so attentive and loving - we couldn't ask for anything more!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Puppies due in March!

We're thrilled to announced that our beautiful Aimee's expecting her first litter the beginning of March! Here's the ultrasound picture...

We're so excited about the promise that this breeding holds, as the sire is the stunning
BPIS Ch. Shelhaven Eleven

BPIS Ch. Shelhaven Eleven

Friday, January 20, 2012

It snowed!

We were happy to see a snowfall of just over 5 inches this week...loads of fun for us and our furry little ones!

Whatcha looking for Aimee?

Here on the West Coast we have to get out quickly to enjoy it, because sure enough it'll soon warm up and melt away.

Found it!

Was that our one blast of winter?