Whelped 8/22/18: 2 males and 2 females, all black sables
Mr. Blue went to Utah for Search and Rescue. Mr. Green stayed close in Wyoming as a pet. Miss Pink went to northwest Wyoming for Search & Rescue. Miss Purple went to the Spokane area for competition in a variety of venues: tracking, nosework, agility, herding and maybe more.
Pilot (Celhaus Olabisi Isolde) at 38 weeks
the former Miss Purple
Name story: Olabisi is Egyptian, meaning brings joy; Isolde is Gaelic ,meaning brat)
“Pilot is doing super well in all her training. She learns things the first time presented. And remembers. She’s crazy about tracking.
The first photo shows her after she fell asleep with an antler in her mouth.”
Leidy (Celhaus Odina Leidy) at 41 weeks
the former Miss Pink
Name story: Odina is Native American for mountain; Leidy is a mountain of which Tammy has particularly fond memories.
Leidy at 37 weeks, training in Search & Rescue
Leidy at 31 weeks
Finley (Celhaus Onyx) at 42 weeks (meeting Gannet, 2 days old)
the former Mr. Green
“Hi Cel, We finally got to bring Gannett home yesterday afternoon. Of course this meant he got to meet our other “baby”. Finley was staying in Sheridan with my folks and Katie’s folks while we were at the hospital. They gave us a few hours to get settled in with Gannett once we brought him home, then my folks drove Finley down to us.
We were pretty nervous about Finley meeting Gannett. We knew he’d never do anything aggressive. But he’s so big and strong, and he just so curious and friendly with everyone, we were just worried he might jump up on us while we were holding Gannett. So…when we finally made the introduction between the two, Finley did absolutely great! He came over very gently and took a good look and sniff at Gannett (we had sent home a swaddle blanket from the hospital with my folks so Finley could get a sneak peak at Gannett’s scent). Every time that Gannett has started crying, Finley is right there to investigate. He even gave Gannett some light kisses on his feet this morning! Of course, Gannett didn’t like having his feet tickled, so when he started crying, Finley immediately stopped and just sat patiently and watched us rock Gannett.
I’ve attached a few pictures of Finley meeting Gannett. We’re so proud of how well Finley is doing with his baby brother. Hope you enjoy the pictures!”
Finley at 28 weeks
“Hard to believe we’ve only had him for 5 months, it sure seems like he’s been with us for much longer. We keep seeing more and more of Hesed’s mannerisms in him every day. He definitely likes to lay the drama on pretty thick to try and get what he wants. We’ve really noticed now that the weather is getting nicer, getting him back into the house has been entertaining. The internal struggle between obeying Katie and me, or staying outside in the sunshine always promises to be an interesting showdown. Overall tho, we love our boy, he’s got such a fun and silly personality. He’s definitely a beautiful boy. Everywhere we go, he gets so many compliments about how handsome he is, and how friendly and smart he is. He’s certainly special! “
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. “