Hesed bred to Cantor
Whelped 8/22/18: 2 males and 2 females, all black sables
Mr. Blue (Titus) went to Utah for Search and Rescue. Mr. Green (Finley) stayed close in Wyoming as a pet. Miss Pink (Leidy) went to northwest Wyoming for Search & Rescue. Miss Purple (Pilot) went to the Spokane area for competition in a variety of venues: tracking, nosework, agility, herding and maybe more.
Leidy (Celhaus Odina Leidy) at 1 year 6 months
Name story: Odina is Native American for mountain; Leidy is a mountain of which Tammy has particularly fond memories.
“Leidy had some more fun in the snow.”
Leidy at 1 year 5 months
“Enjoying the new snow.”
Leidy at 1 year 4 months
2nd photo: “Guilty or not guilty??”
Pilot (Celhaus Olabisi Isolde CGC TKN) at 1 year 5 months
Name story: Olabisi is Egyptian, meaning brings joy; Isolde is Gaelic, meaning brat)
“Things are going great here. Pilot got her CGC and her Novice Trick titles. Doing a few other things since both herding and tracking are more long range goals. However, I’m going to enter in a CPE trial, jumpers only. It should be wild and fun. On the CGC test recall, Pilot just joyfully bounced to me and sat down fast perfectly in front. She didn’t pass the first time – she started to walk across me at the meet and greet. She was soooo good on that first one, too. The next time we tested, assistant started laughing and said how cute and it showed we had been working on her recall cuz Pilot did her joyful puppy bounce again. We still train with Chris and Vicki occasionally. And they are both awesome in their approach. Chris just loves my smart little dog. Friday we were doing a felt target held in the hand and Pilot kept taking the felt piece, then I leant over to pick it up and she grabbed my beanie which got people laughing. She is loaded with personality. Nobody is around her for very long without laughing or smiling. We just got back from herding and Kent is happy with her progress!!!! Yay! I still have a few agility things out. So she works on weaves, a few jumps, the teeter, then the ChuckIt is her reward. We go for a walk afterward which is supposed to be a cool down but again she trots and races around, She was so tired after our agility work and ball session this morning, while chewing on her moose tine, she simply fell asleep. I have given up straightening the blankets/covers on the couch. She gets up and pulls them exactly where she wants them. Normally she sleeps on her back, but she was too tired to even assume that position. We finally got some snow, but it wasn’t much. “
Pilot at 1 year 4 months
“Merry Christmas, Cel! Give Hesed and Cantor a big hug and tell them thank you for their gorgeous daughter. She has made my Christmas season bright! Not exactly a Christmas photo but it wasn’t even supposed to snow today. The flakes are like tiny bits of hail and she kept flicking her ears because I guess they tickled. I finally got one that didn’t look too goofy.”
Finley (Celhaus Onyx) at 1 year 1 month
“Finley’s doing so good. We probably say every week how nicely he’s maturing. He’s even been snowshoeing at Powder River Pass already this year thanks to the good snow we’ve had.”
Finley at 1 year
“Finley finished the summer spending a lot of time in the Big Horns. He hiked to more high lakes, and loved chasing squirrels around the family camper. Of course, he’s never satisfied unless he’s got the biggest stick in the forest to tote around with him.”
“Family portrait. Finley’s such a good sport, always giving Gannett gentle kisses, and just rolling his eyes at us when Gannett’s pulling at his ears.”
“Hard to believe our Finley is a year old already. Finley definitely got spoiled on his birthday. He got a couple new toys, but by far his favorite has been a fuzzy stuffed sloth. He takes that thing with him everywhere all over the house. Finley was less than impressed with us once we made him put on his birthday hat.”
Leidy (Celhaus Odina Leidy) at 1 year
“Thank you for breeding such great dogs.”
That’s Laser in the one photo with her. He has the same sire as Cantor does. I had him for a while but he had an elbow problem that needed surgery and, since I couldn’t breed him, I placed him with friends as a Search & Rescue Dog and he’s doing fantastic. He’s a kind of uncle, then, to Leidy – no wonder they look alike.
Leidy at 37 weeks, training in Search & Rescue
Titus (Celhaus Octavius Titus) at 17 weeks
the former Mr. Blue
Name story: Octavius, was the family masculine name is Gaius Octavius, who became known as Cesar Augustus of Rome the name means Magnificent or Majestic. He was known as a great tactician, philosopher, and statesman who brought Rome out of Civil war following the death of Julius Cesar and into a golden age for the empire know as the Pax Romana (Roman Peace). Since we learned that trying to call any two dogs with an O name is just bringing them both to us we liked Titus who was another Roman Emperor and his name means depending on culture, pleasing, saved, of the giants (He has big paws). We felt a call name of Titus sounds nothing like Oakley and matches his personality he loves to please and work hard with a smile on his face.
“Titus has been doing extremely well, his days have been filled with puppy games, adventures around town and in the wilderness full of exposure to new things. He is loving his Search & Rescue training, thus far it has all been positive fun and in the form of puppy games. He has a nose for the cadaver and just loves to find it, it is truly amazing to see him having fun with it.”
“You were right when you told us he is a fun loving special boy, and we are doing everything we can to keep him happy and engaged. Titus and our female (Oakley) are growing together and she really has taking a liking to him, even though he loves to tease and harass her! I hope you have had a great Christmas, thank you again for a special boy! We hope you enjoy the photos, our team photographer is working on more images hopefully soon we will have them. “