Archive for September, 2011


Posted in D-Litter on September 29th, 2011 by Pete

Elvis had his 2nd trip to the vet this morning. He now weighs 22.4 pounds and had his distemper shot. He was also the hit of the office. He’s so friendly and cute (I’ll bet the others are,too). His legs seem to be several feet long which gives him a gangly look, his ear fur is getting curly and feathers are forming on his forelegs. He comes when he’s called without fail, he sits on command (not for long) and the poop training is under control. I hope the pee control improves soon but my experience with raising two human boys says that’s about normal.

Greta’s experience with poisoning must have been horrifying and who knows what they get hold of. Elvis got into something a couple of weeks ago but it resolved itself fairly quickly and didn’t go a far as IVs and hospitals. While we’re on puppy safety, let me pass along my sister’s horrible experience with a new puppy — this was a long time ago before anyone had ever heard of dog crates. They had gotten a new pup, had to go out and left the pup at home. He apparently was playing with the drapes and worked a hole in one which he stuck his head through and the harder he fought to get loose, the tighter it wrapped around his neck and he hanged himself. They came home to a dead puppy and I don’t think my sister has gotten over it yet. My curtains are looped up with a knot out of puppy reach and I’ll never win the House Beautiful prize but if I were really interested I’d have never gotten dogs in the first place.

Each new dog = a new living-room rug.



Posted in D-Litter on September 28th, 2011 by Pete

Hi Peter- I just wanted to give you an update on Bentley. We took him to the vet yesterday and he is a whopping 19.6lbs! He is growing so fast! He had three of his vaccination shots yesterday and he didn’t even flinch…

He’s been attending some puppy classes, he picks up on things really quick. He now knows “Sit” and “Down” and is learning some self control (he used to jump for joy for food!) and he now has a lot of manners. He sits for his leash, to out the door, when I stop walking, etc.

The vet was really impressed with him, he has such a good personality. He’s pretty calm (of course he has his wild puppy side) and trusting of others. He has met a lot of kids, LOVES them and yesterday he met his first kitten (we happened to find one and was keeping it at the house for a few hours before a friend came to rescue it). He was really good at reading the cat’s attitude towards him. He has met many dogs and is really good with them all… I’m just overall amazed by him!

Here are a few pictures… I’ll keep you posted :)

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Amy J. Robbins

Cooper & Mirror

Posted in D-Litter on September 28th, 2011 by Pete


We came back from The Cove Monday morning after spending about four (4) days getting the move process underway. Got a lot accomplished. However, we had a little problem Monday evening and again last night. Seems that Cooper and “Mirror” still don’t see eye to eye as to who’s the Boss

He was on the bed, watching TV and started acting funny, at least funnier than normal. Bouncing around and growling, at what appeared to be nothing. We couldn’t get him to stop and we couldn’t stop laughing at his antics. Then, we saw “Mirror”, who was also bouncing and growling. Cooper wouldn’t stop trying to play with the other puppy until “Mirror” left the room. (Yes, I slid the mirror closet door open and “Mirror” left the room.) After we stopped crying from laughter, we all settled down.

I gotta remember to keep that door slid. J LMAO!!

Thank you,

Mark L. Jeffress

Atlas and Indy

Posted in D-Litter on September 26th, 2011 by Pete

Received the following e-mail and picture from Cristina. Atlas was the Tan collar puppy and Indy is Cristina’s Mother-In-Law’s Flat-Coat:

Here goes a picture! I had to trick them with treats so they would stand still.


Atlas and Indy 


Cooper at 9-1/2 Wks

Posted in D-Litter on September 21st, 2011 by Peter

Here are a couple of recent pictures of Cooper, a very handsome pup.




Neverland Puppy – Greta Status

Posted in D-Litter on September 20th, 2011 by Pete

D-Litter Families,

I received the following e-mail from the Durham’s regarding an incident with their pup. Although the source of the incident hasn’t been confirmed, please check your yard and puppy play area for mushrooms or other fungi’s. We’ve received a lot of rain in the east and I’ve noticed many mushrooms in my yard recently. While the adult dog mainly ignore them, the puppies are curious about everything.



Note gretas paw….spent the night in er on iv fluids and antibiotics. Crazy girl ate something in the garden likely that gave her a bacterial gi infection. On the mend though. Appetite, rambunctiousness and sweetness have returned….phew!

Ginny Kay

Greta Back Home 


Puppy Status- Elvis

Posted in D-Litter on September 15th, 2011 by Pete

Hi, Peter,

Elvis is doing great. Everyone thinks he’s the cutest thing — where we live we have a lot of people strolling by, with or without dogs and he’s thrilled to see everyone. Clementine has accepted him and has gotten a lot of her mojo back. They wear each other out.

He hasn’t pooped in the house for five or six days now and he comes when he’s called. He’s hard to get a good picture of because he moves so fast but we keep trying.

We took him to the vet last Thursday and he weighed 12.5 pounds. He checked out in perfect health except that he has an undescended testicle. Chances are that it’ll come down by itself but if it doesn’t by the time he’s eight months old, they’ll have to go after it, so I’ll put off neutering until then, if necessary.

He’s rambunctious and full of himself and we’re all in love. Thanks.


Hi from Ms. Pink!

Posted in C-Litter on September 15th, 2011 by Pete

Hi Peter, Lily is just wonderful. She loved chasing tennis balls, sticks, splashing in the pond and stream, and is quite a hit at the dog park. Everyone who meets her adores her. She is such a regal looking dog with a incredibly sweet disposition.

She was spayed on June 9, 2011 by Dr. Brault who practices at Kevin j. craw veterinarian, PC in Wilton,CT. Hope you are doing well!-Candace



Neverland Puppy Status – Chester

Posted in C-Litter on September 15th, 2011 by Pete

Hi Peter.

Chester is the joy of our life. He is happy, friendly with other dogs and people, silly and a brute for his age. He weighs almost 80 lbs but is very athletic, fearless and fit. He is an inveterate swimmer at our lake place in Pennsylvania and a diver. He leaps off our dock after a ball or toy and my son Brett is jokingly offering to train him for those distance water jumping events. He as you know is now closing in on 10 months and was neutered at 8 mos. He watches TV at times if there is a dog, a horse or a ball of any type involved, which to us is very funny. He is pretty much always by our side although unlike our previous guy Rufus he is more independent and likes to explore. He is a great watchdog also, pretending to be fierce when in reality he is a baby. He is in great health, has all his shots, eats adult food now which we have gotten from a very learned woman about feeds: Pronature Holistic (Canadian company). We have two neighbors who walk him – one we call the dog whisperer because he often takes 4 at a time and they all listen to him like he was God. Our daily walker is another neighbor who used to do twice daily but now only once. We are giving him a little gradual autonomy from his crate when we are out, but he loves his crate. In short we love him and he has a wonderful home. We are bad with pictures but will take some and send them along. All or Best Rus and Nancy Sykes

Neverland Puppy Status – Reagan (Purple Collar Boy)

Posted in D-Litter on September 15th, 2011 by Pete

Reagan continues to do well. A couple small accidents but that’s it. I see Dr. Dove today with one of our cats and will make an appointment for Reagan when I’m there. I’m also sending a few pics for your collection.