KK Litter (Lively bred to Quasi, whelped 1/29/16)
Mr. Blue, Miss Gold & Miss Pink went to Colorado and Miss Purple went to Georgia, all as pets.
Miss Red went to Montana to be a service dog.
Karisma (Celhaus Karisma) at 1 year 3 months
Below she’s helping my 6-year-old, Joel, practice violin. She curls up around Nathan’s feet too when he practices (he’s 11) but she sits up and pouts every time he plays Mozart. It’s true! She apparently has something against Mozart. Down below she’s trying desperately to play with her jolly ball in a snow storm. She absolutely LOVES the snow!!!!
I am SO proud of three pups who certified in June 2017 as service dogs. Seventeen-month-old Jamboree from the JJ litter passed her Public Access Test this morning, thus completing all the requirements to be a full-duty Medical Alert working service dog. She has already passed the test for Panic Disorder duties. The owners of fifteen-month-old Ava & Katie, both from the KK litter, told me last week that they have been registered as service dogs. Ava, who is in Georgia, serves a fourteen-year old boy with diplegia cerebral palsy. Katie, who is in Montana, serves an adult who because of a traumatic injury now has epilepsy. The two KK pups were sent to professional trainers, while Jamboree is totally owner trained. All three were sired by Quasi. Lively is the mother of the KK litter and grandmother of the JJ litter.
Ava (Celhaus Kyla) at 1 year 4 months
Kyla is Hebrew for “Victorious” and “Ava” is a Hebrew derivative meaning “life”.
Ava is incredibly smart and good. She is the easiest dog we have ever had. Ava did so well after training that we registered her as a service dog for our adopted son with diplegia cerebral palsy. Ava is getting my son’s crutch as he needs it and putting her head and nudging him when he needs a companion and gets nervous. Very simple stuff but useful!! We adopted him when he was 8 and he could barely walk. So now with therapy and after two surgeries he is able to walk with one crutch to help him balance. This is pretty much his baseline. He is 14 now and just needs to stay active to keep it up. He doesn’t have close friends really so Ava is great at being that consistent friend. He loves animals and volunteers at an animal adoption shelter every week. He uses clicker training and treats to keep the dogs quiet during adoption. Ava is very loving and affectionate and intuitive. She is also great for protection in case someone would ever try to mess with him or us!
Katie (Celhaus Katie von Lively) at 1 year 5 months
Hello Cel! Just wanted to give you a quick update on Katie and her service dog training. She is DONE!!!🎉 She will be coming home on June 19th. I am so excited. She passed her CGC and Public Access Test with flying colors. She loves to work! Today the trainer and I were in an area with a lot of food trucks and were stopped by a city council men and was told that dogs could not be in that area. I stated that she is a service dog and he very politely asked what tasks she preforms for me. So of course I was able to explain the tasks that she preforms. He was so nice and I was excited that he knew the correct things that he could ask me. Having Katie will give my husband and family peace of mind when I am out on my own. They know that I will be taken care of in case of a seizure and that they will be made aware when it happens.
Katie at 1 year 2 months
Layla (Celhaus K Layla) at 1 year
Just took these pictures of Layla, her birthday pictures. She is doing great!
Ava (Celhaus Kyla) at 10 months
We just had some family photos taken. Thought you might like the pics. Ava is just one of the kids. We adore her. She has such a wonderful personality. Sometimes I forget that she is a dog… not a person. She is beautiful and so sweet to the family and friends. Such a good girl! THANK YOU!
at 29 weeks
Ava went to the dock jump at the fair and she was a little star. (Cel’s note: as far as I know, this was her first experience of dock diving.)
Bohdi (Celhaus Killian) at 14 weeks
Bohdi is 40 pounds at 14 weeks. He and my other dog, Luna, are getting along well. He’s a lot of fun!