Meet the Narnians!!
If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw that the number of puppies at our house suddenly multiplied this weekend. Pixie Lauer very generously allowed us to bring four of her Narnian litter to our house for some socialization and a shot at internet stardom!
I am super excited to have these little guys here. It’s been a great learning experience, having a singleton puppy, because it has allowed Kate and myself to really hone some of the finer aspects of raising a puppy; Koosh is going to be an absolutely FANTASTIC dog because of the start he got in life.
However, I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed not to have had the whole litter experience. Now I get to have that experience — and by “experience,” I mean “OMG HOW CAN THEY POSSIBLY PEE SO MUCH?????”
Seriously, though, it is fascinating to watch the litter dynamics in action. Who is the instigator, who is the follower, who is the lovebug, etc. I’m really grateful to Pixie for providing me with the chance to live with these guys and watch them grow.
But you don’t want to hear about me; you want to see cute puppies!! And the best part? They are AVAILABLE!!!! So let’s make some introductions:
Meet Mr. Tumnus:
Mr. Tumnus is by far my favorite in the litter (but shhh, don’t tell the others!) In addition to being a clever wee beastie, he’s personable and engaging, and oh so pretty.
I’m not gonna lie — if we can’t find a nice show home for this guy, I want to grow him out a bit, because I think he’s going to be very pretty, and I like the pedigree. He’d also be terrific for performance, with brains and a seemingly biddable attitude. So he’s… available-ISH.
Edward is a very sweet, laid back kinda guy who will be an awesome dog for someone is not the run-here-there-and-everywhere type. He enjoys cuddling, a good meal, and long walks on the beach…
Though I’d give the edge to Mr. Tumnus, I think Edward is perfectly finishable, though I suspect his more laid-back approach to life might not translate into being a showman for the conformation ring. Either way, he’ll be a wonderful, loving companion.
Peter is one of the two “pink” boys in the litter. The pinks are the result of a recessive gene that blocks the expression of black pigment. As of now, they are considered by the CWCCA to be showable as long as they have black pigment on the nose and around the eyes and mouth, which many do not. Their coats will eventually darken to more of a red color, though it will likely be a softer, lighter red than the regular red and whites.
Peter is a sweet little guy, a bit more active than Edward but not as flashy about it as Mr. Tumnus. He has a good middle-of-the-road temperament that would make him a decent candidate for someone who wants to dabble in Rally, obedience, and/or agility.
Last, but certainly not least, is Aslan, our little lion. Aslan is the other pink boy in the litter. Aslan preceded his brothers to our house by a few days, as Kate decided she needed to stuff him in her pocket and bring him home with her. He is a sweet, smiley little guy who will be a fantastic companion for someone. Kate keeps making noises about growing him out, but I’m hoping that we will find him a good home who might be willing to keep him intact for Kate should he turn out well as he grows.
By the time we got to trying for a shot of Aslan’s front, he had Had Enough:
These little guys have a terrific pedigree: GCH Puddleduck Solas Smoke on the Water (Dudley) x CH Pluperfect Merrymoon Paper Moon (Megan). Dudley is Pixie’s heart dog; he does therapy work with her and also trains in agility in addition to being a Grand Champion. Megan is an absolutely smashing red bitch who finished in half a heartbeat with THREE five-point majors, one of them at the big Western Reserve specialty, where she was also Reserve the next day!
The litter will be hanging out at our house and going out and about town in their fancy new town car as soon as it arrives:
Yes, we got the pink one. For a litter full of boys. Because that’s how we roll. Just go with it.
We will also be having a combination bon voyage / puppy evaluation party on Sunday, March 3rd, as Koosh will be leaving us that day (SOBBBBBBBBBB!!!!) and the Narnians will be just a day shy of 8 weeks. If you’re in the area and would like to join us to snuggle puppies and eat free food, please come by!!
And if you’re on my puppy list and have said you would be interested in a male puppy, I may be contacting you to see if you think one of these guys might be the right fellow for you.
If you are not already on my wait list but are interested in one of the Narnians, please contact me. Email is best ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) as I am in front of the computer most of the day, or you can call me at 207-975-5927. Chances are it will go to voicemail, but please leave me a message and I will get back to you.