New URL (web address) for this Website/Blog

Friends, first I want you all to know that I appreciate the fact that you have subscribed to this blog and enjoy the updates! It warms my heart to see, each time I post, the number of people that are receiving my post in their email.

I want to let you all know about some upcoming changes.

First, and most importantly, we have a new address for the blog. If we are not already on your favorites list (then you need to add us), when you type in the blog address, you will need to type in:

This is the new address for this blog/website.

We will also be changing the title of the website to Silver Paw Cavachons. Our first love and passion is the Cavachon Puppy, but we do still love all of our other breeds, and will continue to have litters of other breeds until we retire our mamas. We are going to focus primarily on the Cavachon puppies in the coming years and so thought it was fitting to go ahead and change our name.

We also have a new email address to go along with this change. If you use the Contact Us page, the link is already there, but we’ll go ahead and list it here as well. Our new email address is:

One last thing, we hope to have a true home page on the blog soon, making it feel a little more like an actual website, but we will keep the blog under a new heading called “Silver Paw Tails” where you will find all the fun daily pictures, videos, and candid shots of all of our puppies.

This will all happen in baby steps, so no worries! But we wanted you to know now about the new web address and new email address.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the new Available Puppies litter pages. We’ve enjoyed the challenge of photographing the puppies to showcase them on those pages.

Have a Tail Waggin’ Day!! Kristy

Fields of Gold

The landscape is golden right now! We have had the most glorious fall days this past week, but winter is beginning to take hold with icy fingers!


This quaint cabin is just up the road from our home. The owner allows us to use this field for our horses which is especially nice in the summertime when it’s full of tall, green grass!


The fall colors are spectacular right now, and the air is crisp, clean, and cold!


The skies are a brilliant blue with scattered puffy white clouds, and the sunshine still feels warm on the skin!


But winter is edging it’s way into our corner of life. We had our first snow last Thursday, and the pass still shows the evidence!


We were dusted lightly with about an inch of snow, but it has all melted now.


But there is still snow on the pass. It’s always coldest up there, and the snow always stays there longest. I really don’t want snow till AFTER Thanksgiving. Once Thanksgiving is past, bring it ON!!

Blessed With Friends

I just got home from an amazing 8 days in warm, sunny CA. I got to see lots of old friends, some new friends, and a surprise friend.

There is one thing for certain in this world for me. I have been blessed with friends!!


New Friend – Cyndie…Vivacious, energetic, positive!  She bought Winston who is fitting in beautifully with their family and other 2 dogs!



Forever Friend – My Mom!…Patient, Loving, Thoughtful!  My strong pillar in this world.



Surprise Friend – Lorene…Church member from Exeter, who now lives near my mom!  Such fun to catch up on all the mutual people we both knew!  Didn’t know I was going to see her!



New Friend – Carolyn…Bought Molly.  Gentle, Classy, Soft Spoken.  I haven’t heard anything, so I hope Molly is fitting in well with their family!



Old Friend – Michelle…Inspiring, , Passionate, Well read.  Miss Michelle and their entire family a lot!



Old Friend – Jeannine…Spontaneous, Adventuresome, FUN!  So good to see her after 16 years, hear her familiar laugh, and meet her children!  Shared so many good times so many years ago!  Have so many great memories!



Old Friend – Jill…My best bud from High School days!  Played flute and piccolo together.  Both of us are “curly girls”, but she’s cheating now and wearing a straight style!  Can’t wait to go snow skiing with her someday!



Old Friend – Todd…The groom at the wedding I attended.  Encouraging, funny, refreshing!  What an honor to attend his wedding and meet his new bride!



Old Friend – Kathy…Another one of my besties, but from College days!  Loyal, Listener, Trustworthy, Comrade!  So much in common with this girl!  Miss her dearly!



Old Friend – Helena…Kindred Spirit, Heartfelt, Beautiful!  Oh my, I taught this girl gymnastics and she was one of my very best students.  I hadn’t seen her since she was 12 years old and in the 6th grade!  What an amazing time reminiscing about gymnastics, school, and sharing an evening together!  From little girl to beautiful woman.  Just an amazing experience to see her after all these years!



New Friend – Eva…Fellow Dog breeder, Gentle Spirit, Christian Role Model.  So happy to see all of Eva’s dogs, share a meal in her home, and talk about our businesses together!  Can’t wait to Accelerate one of her puppies someday!



My mom again.  So sad to say goodbye and have to head home.  What a joy to share all of these experiences with all of these people!  So refreshing to have a change of pace!  It went by too fast!


I have stuff and I need to get rid of it. It is everywhere and in the way. Our home is small and we need to have only what we need, love, and use regularly.

I came across a stack of old nature posters. I haven’t looked at these posters for over 20 years, yet I can’t just toss them into the trash. Why is that?

They were special at one time. They covered the walls of my childhood bedroom. I remember when I packed them away, I thought I would give them to my children. I thought they would be precious to them like they were precious to me.

Our kids don’t really care about OUR stuff. They have their OWN stuff. I did give the horse poster to my daughter some time ago. It’s not on her wall now. It must have torn and been thrown away. I guess there is some satisfaction in knowing that one of my children enjoyed one of my precious posters.

I’m going to toss them in the trash tonight. But first, I am going to look at them, enjoy the memories, and smile.


The Mighty Wolf


The Grand Tiger


The Cute Koala Bear


An Ugly Monkey. Not sure why I kept this one!!

There is one of penguins diving into the icy ocean and a sweet sea otter. There is a fox pup and his mother peering out of a hollow tree den and an African cheetah with two cubs. Somehow, these were significant to the child Kristy, and I have moved these items with me all these years. It’s really quite amazing if you really think about it.

But it’s time to part ways. I feel a little better that I snapped some photos. And don’t worry, there are many, many things that get tossed without a thought. I’m just trying to go through everything and slim down. I want peace and order to surround me, so a lot of things are going to have to go.

My Day

1. Wake up at 4am and realize I still have 1 ½ glorious hours to sleep.

2. Go back to sleep.

3. Alarm wakes me at 5:30 from a terrible nightmare…I was on Project Runway and the assignment was to make a pencil skirt out of two ugly 70’s cocktail dresses. Was never so glad to be woken by my alarm!

4. Skip doing the mamas and babies to take an overdue shower!

5. Wake kids up at 6am to get ready for school.

6. Make breakfast and lunches.

7. Get dressed.

8. Braid Kaelyn’s hair.

9. Drive kids to school, meeting Mr. K to check out timing for having him take the kids the rest of the way to school.

10. Follow Mr. K to see where he works and where he’ll drop kids off.

11. Watch kids walk the last ½ mile to school.

12. Drive to school, passing kids as they are walking. Sad looks coming my way!

13. Greet kids at school and tell them this is the first and last time they’ll have to walk because Mrs. LB offered to pick them up for the last leg to school.

14. Sing with kids during morning worship at school.

15. Drive 45 minutes back home.

16. Discover uneaten PB & Honey sandwich from yesterday’s lunch and eat it for breakfast. It was kinda dry, but good.

17. Move 11 puppies out to the lawn so they could play and I could clean their pens.

18. Deep clean 4 puppy/mama nursing pens.

19. In between cleaning the pens, get 2 loads of laundry through wash.

20. Also in between cleaning pens, answer 3 emails about puppies, and inquire about purchasing UGODOG in bulk.

21 Also in between cleaning pens, unload Costco toilet paper into top shelf of cold storage.

22. Take all 11 puppies back to nursery before leaving to pick up kids from school.

23. Grab water bottle, then drive 45 minutes back to school to pick up kids..

24. Talk with Mrs. LB about carpooling on Fridays.

25. Get kids into car and head to the bank.

26. Deposit dog checks from puppies that were sold almost 2 weeks ago.

27. Snack on string cheese and discover that the yogurt purchased from Costco had never been unloaded out of car yet.

28. Drive home past Mrs. LB’s house to see how many miles and how long it takes from her house to mine, in preparation for tomorrow’s carpooling.

29. Arrive home and give children instructions about backpacks, changing clothes, and getting ready to do chores.

30. Move one more load of laundry through wash (nothing has been folded yet).

31. Bury Calvin in fruit orchard.

32. Hook trailer to Explorer for dump run tomorrow.

33. Load dog poop trash, and other trash into trailer to take to dump.

34. Cover trailer with tarp and fish net thingy because it looks like rain.

35. Haul with red wagon, and Kaelyn’s help, 10 bags of dog food from Costco to upper kennel.

36. Feed and water dogs in upper kennel.

37. Oversee Kendrick cleaning trash out of Explorer.

38. Head into garden to see if any tomatoes are red and to dig some potatoes for supper.

39. Pull a head of garlic out of the ground to dry for later use.

40. Admire crop of bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, and misc. peppers (best one ever) and wish I had time to take impressive photos to put on my blog like The Pioneer Woman.

41. Pick bell peppers and have Kendrick take 2 over to the neighbors house.

42. Balance armload of veggies from garden AND open front door of house without spilling any (well, ok, one garlic fell).

43. Wash potatoes for supper.

44. Wash bell peppers for supper.

45. Discover kids ate a yogurt, so aren’t hungry for supper.

46. Abandon supper idea and come into office to write my list.

Yes, that was my day (4am-7pm).



Our Beloved Little Calvin