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

Rivers

Thank you everyone who emailed about Rivers. He is going home today to a family who has one of our dogs and who was also on our waiting list. I appreciate all the wonderful homes that were willing to open their doors for him.

Stay tuned! I plan to post the Sophia and Abbey puppies today and will be taking names for those two litters.

Kristy🐶😊💕

Available Puppy

Hi Everyone!

Who needs a second (or third) dog??

This is River. He is a solid sable male Cavachon and he is looking for a new home.

He is full of boundless energy, does not like to be alone, and he is full of plenty of puppy mischief. He needs a home with another dog because he doesn’t like to be alone. At all. We have been working with him, and he’s much better, but I will feel most comfortable if he goes to a home that already has a dog.

He’s very sweet, people oriented, and very playful. He’s been having a ball with Maisey, but he’s now 13 weeks and he needs to be in his forever home. He is also going to be in the 18-23 lb range as an adult.

Send an email if you’re interested. Tell me how you think he will fit in with your family and your other dog, and a little about your home life schedule. He’s not the dog you can leave at home and go to work all day. I don’t think he will like that scenario very much.

Looking forward to hearing from you! silverpawcavachons@gmail.com.

PS, shipping is maybe an option.

Kristy🐶😊💕

Potty Training Woes?

I just saw this in the Cavachon Forum on FB. It’s brilliant and exactly what you should do when potty training your puppy. I had to share it with all of you!

The most important bubble is the red one…when your puppy doesn’t go when you’ve gone outside. This is when people get frustrated…puppy goes out, doesn’t do business, comes back in and does business!!

It’s also critical that your puppy is supervised at all times while out of its playpen area. This will also save a lot of frustration!!

Follow this flow chart and you should have great success!!