whelped April 30th, 2020: One black & tan male, three black and tan females, two black females
Mr. Blue (Stetson) went to Billings to compete in obedience, rally, nosework and barn hunt and to get Canine Good citizen titles. His new owner was so impressed that she is now considering herding, too. Miss White (Hildy) stayed here in Sheridan and will be a therapy dog working with the nursing home residents. Miss Green (Hazel) also stayed here in Sheridan and will be a companion and fishing buddy. Miss Pink (Scully) went to Seattle where she will be a therapy dog in children’s hospitals and also train for cadaver work (Search & Rescue). Miss Purple (Ava) went to Wisconsin to compete in obedience and possibly Schutzhund. Ava joins Rudi, from the RR litter.
I kept Miss Yellow, who is now “Hopeful.” She is a breeding prospect, will compete in agility and nosework, and be a therapy dog. Her registered name will be “Celhaus Song of Hope in Hard Times”. That was inspired by the many, many comments I got from people who said following the litter diary on my website and enjoying their photos had lifted them up during the early, dark days of the pandemic shut-down.
See Hopeful’s page.
See Hopeful’s daily antics at morning playtime
See seven-month-old Hopeful playing with two of the TT litter.
See Hazel, Hildy & Hopeful having a Christmas playday, December 19, 2020
Hazel (Celhaus Scarlett Scout) at 7 months
the former Miss Green
“The frostiest dog last Sunday.”
Hildy (Celhaus Seraph’s Serenade) at 7 months
the former Miss White
“Hildy helping Steve make salmon treats. Having a grand time in the new snow.”
Stetson (Celhaus Six-Shooters Spur N Saddles) at 7 months
the former Mr. Blue
1st photo: “We had our son’s Irish Setter for the weekend. This is a photo of the lot after a very busy day. Only Penny isn’t included in the photo as she was right at my feet.”
2nd photo: “This evening Stetson and I met up with 3 other dog teams for some time practicing being calm and relaxed at a cafe and not having to meet anyone that comes by. Stetson was a rock star, as usual, as we sat for a time at different tables and walked past the other dogs. Two of the distractors I used at nosework today were stuffed dogs, I think Camilla sometimes uses them for reactive dogs. Stetson has never had a bad reaction to real dogs from 7 pounders to 50+ pounders all shapes and coat color and length. The stuffed black dogs had Stetson’s hackles all up with barking and growling, didn’t last long–easily less than a minute–until he decided to go sniff it then knock it over then attempt to carry it off, the smaller fox-terrier-like one just gave him a seconds pause then he picked it up by the muzzle to carry off. “
3rd & 4th photos: “Stetson was sleeping holding onto the antler, then when he heard the camera click he looked to see what was going on.”
Ava (Celhaus Sascha) at 23 weeks
the former Miss Purple
“Ava doing what she does best, watching Rudi. Ava is growing up quickly – physically and mentally. She’s such a pretty girl and is quite a thinker. She was a hit in her puppy class – again, had the instructor tell me she was impressed and had been telling the other instructors about her. She was great with the other puppies and just approaches everything with a calm confidence.
Watching the squirrels. Nap time. Rudi and Ava are doing well. Ava is growing up quickly – physically and mentally. She’s such a pretty girl and is quite a thinker. She was a hit in her puppy class – again, had the instructor tell me she was impressed and had been telling the other instructors about her. She was great with the other puppies and just approaches everything with a calm confidence. Rudi tends to be the “goof” and Ava the watcher. They are well matched – she stands up for herself and they have a ton of fun playing. Rudi continues to be the perfect big brother!! As I write this, they are sharing the job of shredding a flossy bone – one on each end. Again, we feel so blessed to share our lives with these amazing dogs.”
Cel’s note: Rudi is from the RR litter. They have the same sire (Cantor). Rudi’s mother is GloryToo’s daughter from the LL litter (Lovely), so Ava is Rudi’s aunt.