Whew, kinda got away from blogging there. With facebook, training pups, keeping up with life, I have found it easy to skip the blogging. My goal is to get back with it and keep it updated. So much to learn in this business along with a lot of work. The geriatric ward is still doing okay. Both Abie and Drake are slowing down and don't require a lot of work. Belle Starr bounced back from he last litter quickly and is now in a long distance relationship with Hawk who lives in Everette. I almost feel as if I'm cheating on Shadow. Even though Belle Starr and Shadow's puppies are so very awesome, we wanted to produce a full English litter from Belle Starr. So with nervous anticipation we will see how all of this plays out. We should know around Christmas if our long distance breeding is successful. It seems to be pretty simple, just need good timing. Both Shadow and Belle Starr will be 4 this next year and plan on having at least one more litter from them before I retire Belle Starr. Shadow is just a big ole love and is enjoying his lab life. Shed hunting, 4 wheel riding and hikes is his favorite past time. By spring of 2018, Cassiopeia will be old enough to take over Belle Starr's job. Lucky girl.... She is 10 months old today and quite a character. She has done well in the dog show's. Right now she is lanky with good muscle tone, but thinking that she will fill out as she gets older. Storm Trooper has been through a lot of training and has entered 4 obedience trials and has done well. We will pick back up on dog shows in the spring. He has earned his therapy registration and ready to start visiting hospitals, schools, etc. Such a excellent companion. He gets that from his daddy Shadow who even though isn't full English, was bred for therapy and service dog work. He was my trial pup that I kept back to see for myself the quality of pups that Shadow and Belle Starr whelp. He is a keeper and my very close buddy. My favorite part of breeding dogs is all the pictures and stories that I have gotten from the puppies owners. My pups have wonderful homes.