Emails

Hi Everyone!

This post is for all the new people that are not on the waiting list yet. I have dozens of emails in my inbox. I am going to answer them all here.

Our waiting list is closed. I will reopen it in January. Your best strategy is to follow this blog, watch how things progress through the fall, and be ready with fast fingers in January.

I plan to open the list for a short period of time, like a tiny window, in January, but then it will be closed again.

I’ll be honest here. We are living in times unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. Will we be able to travel in a year, six months, next week?? It feels like perilous times, even though life is carrying on mostly like normal.

But I cannot, with a good conscience, take people’s money for puppies 12-18 months from now. We really don’t know what life will be like. So I need to tighten the strap a bit and only have enough people for what is coming around the corner. Right now, the list is long, right at about 100 people. I’m going to let it shrink by at least 25% before I add names again. I just feel that is the best thing to do right now.

Normally I would respond to every email with a cover letter with the most up to date info. But I am on the home stretch now for the puppies going home, my college class, the wedding, and school starting back up. It’s all coming down in 3 weeks and I’m REALLY feeling the pressure. So I am choosing to not take the time to respond to every email. I get several a day, every single day of the week. It’s a lot. It’s a good thing, just not during these next couple months.

School starting is anything but normal, and there are so many unknowns with that. It’s taking a lot of mental energy to cope with all the new rules and expectations, and I cannot spread myself too thin.

So for now, I am taking care of all dogs, getting the last 3 pups out the door, finishing my 4 credit college course, being available for all wedding needs, getting ready for school, and taking care of my own basic needs. Sadly, I am not responding to new emails wanting to get on the waiting list or asking if/when we have puppies.

Thanks for understanding!

Kristy 🐶😍💕

Kenzie Litter Results

Hi Everyone,

I tried loading Kenzie’s litter matching video three times but it still hasn’t loaded so I’ll share a photo instead.

I basically had them matched on Sunday simply because I had been in touch with both of the top two families and everything fell right into place.

Shauna took the female and Ray wanted the male. It was very quick and straightforward.

As we look ahead at possible upcoming puppies, I think Paisley and Justyne are pregnant, and Paige might be as well. I’ll keep everyone posted on their progress.

Kristy🐶💕😃

Names and Numbers

This is a quick post to clarify. I’m dealing with 100 names. It’s a lot. If you message me, please include THE NAME USED ON THE WAITING LIST and your number to let me know who you are.

I’m getting emails now from people asking to be added to the Kenzie list, saying they’re on the main waiting list, but I’m not seeing their names.

Be very specific with who you are and which name is used.

I’ve struggled with people having different names on their emails and social media profiles. Whatever name is used on the waiting list, and the number next to your name, that is how I will identify you. I hate that it’s so impersonal, but I don’t know how else to do it.

Thanks again for your patience!!

Kristy

Last Call for Kenzie Litter

Hi Everyone,

We will be doing puppy selection for Kenzie’s litter on Monday, July 20, beginning at noon.

This is the last call for getting on her litter list. If you are higher than #56 you would not be in the top 5 at this point so there would be no reason to add your name now.

If you are in this top 5, please make sure you’re available on Monday and also it won’t hurt if you quickly send me your preferred phone number that you’d like me to use. If I call and am unable to reach you, I will move to the next name.

If you have a schedule conflict, let’s talk now. If you ONLY want the boy or girl, I’d like to know now.

Generally, if you get a call from me on puppy matching day, that is a good thing. An email is probably letting you know all the puppies have been matched.

Thank you again to everyone that has interacted with this litter.

Kristy🐶💕😃

SCAMMERS

Hey Everyone,

This is happening a lot to reputable dog breeders. I just got a PM on my FB page asking of this account was me? The person said they’re communicating through whatsapp and whoever set up this account has stolen my photos and is posing as a dog breeder.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to research the breeder. I have been trying to watermark all my current photos and videos so scammers cannot use my info. Sadly, there are years worth of photos on my website and FB that are not marked.

You should be able to FaceTime with a legit breeder to actually see your puppy in person. BEWARE of scammers. This account pictured below is FAKE.

Maddie Info

Hi Everyone!

I hope I’ve got everything caught up. Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to communicate via email. As I was wrapping up the Maddie list, I checked the comments on the blog and found two more requests to be added. This is a good way to get missed. I’m just being honest. I don’t keep up with blog comments at all, and I am not going to change that approach. I can only do so much and I cannot be chasing down communication.

With that said, here are the Maddie lists. The first is the original list of people interested, with all the recent adds. The second is the Top 15 names for 5 puppies.

As always, if I have missed you, let me know today so I can get you added. This is new territory for me, managing so much interest for a single litter. This is the last call for Maddie interest. I will not being adding any new names after today, June 30th.

Puppy selection day for Maddie’s litter is Friday, July 3rd, beginning at noon. If your name is on the Top 15 list, especially the top 8-10, send me the phone number you want me to use to call you. Some of you have been communicating with me regarding your schedule conflicts. Let’s keep talking so we can be sure we are able to talk.

There are new videos of the puppies on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/42775496585/posts/10157400782701586/

https://www.facebook.com/42775496585/posts/10157400786531586/

https://www.facebook.com/42775496585/posts/10157400845296586/

If you are in the Top 15 and you want to see the videos without the watermark, send me a text message (509) 936-2715. I’ve found it to be nice and easy to text the short videos. I also have another one that shows their faces really well.

Also, if you’ve emailed me with specific questions about this litter, I’m only going to respond if you’re in the Top 15. Chances are the puppies will go to families on that Top 15 list so I can’t take the time to talk details with anyone else.

If you are a praying person, I could use prayer! This summer has 7 huge tasks, with only two of them that I can back off a bit from…

1. Dogs-Retiring adults, selling 10 pups, regular daily stuff

2. Wedding-My daughter got engaged in June and her wedding is in August!!

3. Wedding Shower-I’m in charge of planning this.

4. Continuing Education-I signed up for a 4 credit Bible course (Paul and the Gospel) this summer. I didn’t know the wedding would happen when I signed up, otherwise I may have pushed this task to next year.

5. Garden-I have a beautiful garden this year and it’s like a child that always needs nurture and attention!

Tiny glimpse. There’s much, much more!

6. Decluttering-I can’t believe I’m admitting this online, but I haven’t unpacked boxes from our move to WA in 2007. Most of it is now trash, but we found the horse trailer registration, and a silver coin, so I can’t just toss everything!! It’s like reliving my homeschool years in CA and when we first moved to WA so it’s very emotional work.

7. And finally, prep for next school year! With the ever changing Covid news (I’m so done listening to all of it), it’s hard to know how to plan, but plans have to happen.

So I have a ton on my plate in the next 7-8 weeks (this all has to happen by August 24th) and I could use extra prayers!!

And one last thing, if when you communicate with me, you can add your waiting list number, that would be awesome! Then I don’t have to hunt you down through 105 names to find out where you are!

If you’ve read to the end of this, congrats! Have a wonderful day!!