Penny Puppy Selection

Hi Everyone,

I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been caring for my mom and back and forth to California a few times. Things aren’t totally settled yet but I am home and it’s time to match the Penny puppies.

There are two puppies in this litter, a girl and a boy. They will be ready to begin going home Friday, February 5th. They will see the vet for their health certificate on Thursday the 4th.

These are going to be large dogs when they are adults. Here are a couple photos with their current weights listed as well.

Female, 4lbs 3oz
Male, 5 lbs 10 oz

To give some perspective, most of our puppies are 3.5-4lbs when they leave and they are 8 weeks old. These puppies are just 7 weeks old, and at those weights I guesstimate that they will be from 22-28 lbs as adults. they will be what is called a “Megachon”!!

We will be matching these puppies on Sunday. I will begin calling people at 10am and I will be available to do FaceTime with those that have an iPhone.

There is a new video of these puppies on our Facebook page, Silver Paw Cavachons.

If you are on our waiting list and would like to be considered for this litter, please fill out this form by clicking the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDns1eCw1D4tq6cdfLY1UZNZDi9Sgp7gaJKJUjmRiBSemV7A/viewform

It asks for some basic info that helps keep me organized as I begin to make the phone calls. I will post the call list before Sunday and I will accept forms until 8pm on Saturday night.

Please let me know via email of you have any questions about the process.

Kristy🐶😊💕

PS…For those asking, my mom is back in the hospital but stable. She was ready to be discharged Wednesday and then her A-fib acted up and she got a UTI. So they are keeping her a few more days for observation. I’ll post periodic updates here because we live two states away and I’m the only family she has to help her through this time in her life. She’s 85 and just had knee replacement surgery. We are hoping for a full recovery and for her to be independent again if possible. Her ongoing care will be a big priority in my life so the next couple litters may be similar to this one in that there won’t be much said until it’s time for them to be going home. Be assured that they are being cared for daily like normal. Nothing has changed there.

On that note, for those that like to plan ahead, here is what we have coming up:

Mimi & Kingsley, F1, 5 pups, ready February 14. Two golden females, two blenheim males, one black/white male.

Maddie & Finn, F1, ready March 9. Four solid sable males.

I will try to post pictures of the two newer litters this weekend. As you consider the puppies determine first if one will fit into your timeline. Then decide if you like the gender/color combos. If both of those are a yes, you’ll want to fill out the litter form for that litter when I post it. We will talk personality details once you’re actually in a position to get one of the puppies.

Blessings to everyone! KP

Waiting List Update

Hi Everyone,

I’ve done another waiting list update. I finally pulled off all the names of everyone who bought puppies from the past 4-5 litters. I’ve also added all the new names of people that have recently sent waiting list fees, AND I’ve removed the names of people that reached out and let me know they no longer want to be on the waiting list.

This means you likely have a new waiting list number and you’ll need to use that in your correspondence with me. These are the numbers we will use to match the next three litters, Penny, Mimi, and Maddie (did I mention that Maddie had four solid sable male puppies last week?).

I will be posting pictures of the puppies next week and we will begin puppy selection with Penny’s litter of two. I will post the Google Form for those interested in the Penny pups. I can let you know now that there is a very large male (likely a megachon), and a big female, and both are blenheim in color.

And back to the waiting list, if your name is missing, please let me know via email. When people leave comments here on the blog they are the last thing I see and I often don’t respond to them. Email is best and if things are urgent, call me.

If you’ve recently inquired about a puppy, you should be receiving an email soon. We are still accepting names for the waiting list. Wait times for a puppy are difficult to determine but it’s safe to say at least 6-12 months if you get on the list now.

Let me know if you have any questions—via email!!!

Kristy 😊💕🐶

My walk at my mom’s house.

Update January 2021

I got an email this morning from a past buyer checking in to see if everything was all right since I hadn’t posted anything in several weeks. I thought I’d share my response with all of you since I’m sure others are wondering the same thing.

“Dear ________,

Thanks so much for reaching out. My mom had knee surgery and a total knee replacement in December 31st. She’s 85 and while things have been healing fine, it has felt a little touch and go just due to her age. I spent a week in CA during the surgery over Christmas break and then came home.
After getting back in the groove of home/work/dog life for two weeks, we had a new litter born from Maddie, so there are currently three litters of puppies that will be pictured soon.
My mom has had 24 hour/day caregivers for the past two weeks and I made another trip to CA to give them a few days off. The night before I left, my mom had to go back to the ER because she hadn’t felt well and had blood in her stool. That was two days ago. We are hoping she will come home later today as they found an old ulcer but she doesn’t seem to be bleeding anywhere else.
So things have definitely been the normal busy in my life plus details with my mom. I’ll be back home on Sunday and back to puppies and teaching.
There are a total of 11 puppies in the three litters:
1 blenheim female

2 golden females

3 blenheim males

1 black/white male

4 solid sable males
We will begin puppy selection for Penny pups next week. She has a blenheim male and female.”

I will do my best to get photos of all the puppies posted next week. For now, hubby is holding down the fort and I’m enjoying some California sunshine!

Kristy💕😊🐶

Joys of the Job

Hey Everyone!

Happy New Year!

The nice thing about dogs is that they have no idea that last year was a tough year. They live in the moment and don’t require too much to be happy!!

This next week the last Fergie pup, both Abbey pups, and most likely both Sophia pups (tiny blenheim female is pending) will be going to their new homes. This will wrap up our 2020 litters and we will move forward with the Mimi and Penny litters in the next couple weeks.

I just got off the phone with a buyer and I want to share a bit about the conversation. It had been a hard year. The family had been split and a sibling lost and the prospect of getting a puppy bleak since our waiting list was so long. But somehow the Fergie pups were matched to people in the #70-99 range on the waiting list and this family will welcome their new member next week!! The new owner was in tears telling me how happy she was to welcome a bundle of love into their battered home. This was really special to hear. I reminded her that the puppy would make her laugh, make her cry, and most likely make her mad too!! But I wanted to share this story because all of you touch my life in a special way. There are SO MANY stories like this where a puppy has brought therapy and healing into a home.

Thank you for all your support through the years (we started in 2003). It’s because of all of you that we can keep doing what we do!

I pray 2021 will be better for all of us, and even if it doesn’t get easier, at least you have (or will soon have) a furball of wet kisses to bring a smile to your day!!

Blessings to all of you!

Kristy 😊💕🐶

Please Check the Waiting List, Plus Updates

Hi Everyone!

I need some help. We need to do a little housekeeping with the waiting list.

It is LONG. I RARELY hear from those above #50. Are you still out there? Do you still want a puppy? I know there are some that are specifically waiting for something in the future and that is ok! But is there anybody out there that already bought a pup somewhere else, and forgot to let us know? We consistently match puppies to people below #50 and it just seems interesting. Where is everyone???

Right now, this is the list (over in the right sidebar). I don’t think I’ve removed the families yet that got a Fergie pup. I also still see the family that got the male Bichon. I will get to those names and get them removed from the list since they got their pups, but it will be after the Sophia and Abbey pups get matched because I don’t want people’s numbers changing “mid-stream” if you know what I mean.

What I especially need right now is for you to let me know if you sent the waiting list fee, but don’t see your name here. If you sent the $$$, your name should definitely be on the list. Please let me know if you don’t see it.

Also, if you want to get on the list but you don’t know how to make that happen, send me an email at:

silverpawcavachons@gmail.com

We can get the process started!!

Tomorrow I will be matching the final two puppies from the Sophia and Abbey litters. So far the golden girl from Sophia and the pup with more color from Abbey have been matched.

Thank you to everyone who follows along faithfully. I enjoy your emails and comments and it makes me happy to know that just seeing the puppies brings people so much joy!

And I want to say an especially big thank you to all of you that sent messages and notes after the car accident. I felt very loved and cared for by this greater Silver Paw family that I have.

I managed to come away with a few sore muscles but everything is pretty much back to normal. My car is a little beat up but replacing it was already on the to do list so we hope to limp through the winter in the car that flipped and then get something new to us this spring. We had our mechanic check it out and there was no damage to the engine. We have some new dents, chipped paint, and a couple broken light covers…oh, and a broken side mirror and cracked bumper, but it’s more like a few scrapes and abrasions, but no severely broken bones! From inside the car, you can’t even see any of the problem spots, except the right side mirror, which we do plan to fix!!

While it was definitely a crash, my air bags didn’t even come out so I don’t think I hit the mountainside too hard. It was a ditch where I landed and that is definitely what flopped the car over on its side.

Thankfully the roads have been clear and free of ice since that night. The only lingering irritation is that the officer issued me a speeding ticket. I was definitely not speeding and three other drivers went off the road within a 30 minute span, and 1/4 mile from my location, and two of them flipped like me (one was actually all the way up side down). It was just a really bad night to be driving.

The bichon boy rode through the excitement with me and then finally went home to his local family on the following Monday. So all is well in puppy land.

And lastly, we have two new litters with ready to go home dates in early February, so check your calendars and watch for updates about Penny and Mimi pups!

That’s all for now! Merry Christmas Eve’s eve.

Kristy 💕😊🐶

Sophia and Abbey Pups

Hi Everyone!

Things have settled down now and we need to begin puppy selection for the Sophia and Abbey pups.

I posted photos of both litters on IG and FB and I’ll post a quick peek here as well.

The Sophia pups are a week older and will be ready to go home after December 27th. They are both girls, a tiny blenheim, and a solid gold.

These are the names from the waiting list that said they were interested in this litter:

#45 Patricia B

#54 Susan H

#78 Helen T

#98 Kasie G

#106 Katie M

#117 Kim R

I will be calling very soon! If plans have changed and you’re not ready for a pup next week, please let me know.

Here are the Abbey pups. They will be ready after Jan 1st. They are also both girls.

The people who reached out about these pups are:

#45 Patricia B

#54 Susan H

#84 Linda R

#98 Kasie G

#106 Katie M

#110 Ying Y

#112 Holly W

#117 Kim R

We will be in touch soon.

I will be updating the waiting list today so you should see your name soon if it’s not already there. If you’d like to get on our waiting list, please send us an email and we can get the process started.

Happy Holidays!! Kristy 🐶😊💕🎄🎁

Auto Accident

Hey Everyone!

I missed doing puppy selection yesterday for the Abbey litter because I was in an auto accident.

I’m ok, but I hit ice and ended up in the ditch. I was able to walk away with no scratches or bruises. I had the male Bichon pup with me, on my way to deliver him, and he’s ok as well. The front end of the car avoided a violent hit as you can see from the tire marks. It seems the back end was what really swung around.

When I got home I made a list of all the things I was grateful for as the Bible says to praise the Lord in all things.

*Thank you that there was no one who ran into me as I slid off the road

*Thank you that I was going decently slow when it happened

*Thank you that it’s an old icky car

*Thank you that I was able to walk away

*Thank you that the puppy is ok

*Thank you that my friend in the other accident is ok (there were 4 rollovers, within 30 minutes of each other, with a 1/8-1/4 mile stretch of road.

*Thank you my friend’s husband could give me a ride home

*Thank you that my husband wasn’t mad

*Thank you that my husband helps in these situations with the public (he’s a volunteer fire fighter and was on the scene very quickly)

So all this to say I’m taking a couple days to relax and will be in touch with those interested in the Abbey and Sophia puppies next week.

Bichon Frise Boy

Hi again!

One more post for today.

We have a male Bichon Frise that is looking for a forever home. He is ready now. He is currently 10 weeks old, is current with his worming schedule, and he got his second shot today.

He is a bundle of fun and I’m sure he will make someone very happy.

This photo was taken a little over a week ago but he’s still just as cute as ever!

Since he’s over 10 weeks old I may consider shipping him, but it will depend on the flight and the distance. I’d love if he can go home this week.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in this little boy. If you’re not on the waiting list, just leave that question blank.

I’ll reach out with an email with his price, size guesstimate, etc.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeGDGzPPwh6-MANoiE-_bQ5e3AcB_WzH3DDCb8S49OHNlaOg/viewform

Abbey Litter Selection

Hi Everyone!

It’s time to start gathering names for the Abbey litter. These puppies will be ready for their new homes after January 5th.

Both of the puppies are blenheim girls and I expect them to be in the 16-22lb range. Mom Abbey is a 17 lb Bichon Frise and dad, Snoopy, is a 23lb tri Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

I’m going to attach a link below. This is how I’m planning to gather names for these puppies. This link will be live until noon on Friday, December 18.

At that time I will take all the names from all of you that are interested in these pups…all of you that filled out this form below, and I will put those names in waiting list order. Then, I will begin calling at one o’clock to match the Abbey pups to their forever homes. I will FaceTime with those that are able and/or send a video so you can see the puppies in action.

Since there are two pups, this will be done pretty quickly. Please be sure you’re available on Friday to talk on the phone or make prior arrangements with me.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Here is the link to the Google form. It asks basic questions that help me have all my information in one place on puppy matching day. If you are on our waiting list, you can fill out this form. Please double check your number since it asks for that information.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1RVaYMSQIOFm6zfDk2Z3ANltA-_k-CE4-A3SJ46gEuDa0Tg/viewform

Sophia Litter Selection

Hi Everyone!

It’s time to start gathering names for the Sophia litter. I’m sorry to say that we just have two puppies now from her litter, but both are growing well and will be ready for their new homes after December 29th.

Both of the puppies are girls and I expect them to be in the 10-14 lb range for the blenheim and around 13-16 lbs for the golden girl. Mom Sophia is a 12 lb Bichon Frise and dad, Kingsley, is a 17lb black/tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

I’m going to attach a link below. This is how I’m planning to gather names for these puppies. This link will be live until noon on Friday, December 11.

At that time I will take all the names from all of you that are interested in these pups…all of you that filled out this form below, and I will put those names in waiting list order. Then, I will begin calling at one o’clock to match the Sophia pups to their forever homes. I will FaceTime with those that are able and/or send a video so you can see the puppies in action.

Since there are two pups, this will be done pretty quickly. Please be sure you’re available on Friday to talk on the phone or make prior arrangements with me.

I am not able to ship these two pups, first because they are going to be too small, and second, because they are ready during prime holiday travel time and there is an embargo on shipping puppies in cargo. You will need to fly here and travel with your puppy in the cabin of the plane or drive to pick her up.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Here is the link to the Google form. It asks basic questions that help me have all my information in one place on puppy matching day. If you are on our waiting list, you can fill out this form. Please double check your number since it asks for that information.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScckHD23hJ6BGmcPka2jJm_ZoyVkoxE6n8l-cRU4VVUCHg6vA/viewform