Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fun in the Snow

The puppies will be 12 weeks old on Tuesday.

They had their second round of shots on Saturday and had a wonderful time at the vet office.

They are really coming into their own, have started spending some time with the alpacas and ready for their new homes.

We have four girls available.

Miss Pink:

Miss Blue:

Miss Green:

Miss Purple:

Send me a message here.  :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Puppies Going Home

It's hard to believe that the puppies will be 11 weeks old on Tuesday.

Several have gone home already and a few are still available.

Miss Blue

Miss Green

Miss Pink

Miss Purple

All of the puppies have gone to wonderful pet homes so far.

If you are interested in one of these special girls, please send me a note.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Yes.  I want to go.

I spent some time trying to figure out how to make it work this year.  However with a still-new-job, I did not have enough accrued vacation to allow the time away.  It's a 3-day drive to NYC from Alpacamundo + 3 days in NYC = ~9 days away, traveling across the US in the winter.

Even if I had enough vacation, we knew we would still have puppies at home, and as much fun as they are, they require a certain amount of attention.

So we decided not to go to Westminster this year and went to the much closer (1 hour away) Rocky Mountain Cluster and made plans to watch Westminster on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

We don't have cable TV, so did not have the code to watch online either.  What a bummer to have to wait.  But we did see the breed judging and group judging later online and followed the live results on Facebook.

I'm delighted by the judge's choice for the TM Best of Breed.  He is a top ranked dog, not overly-coated, well put together, and is often owner-handled.  While he was not owner-handled at the Westminster show, the owner was in the ring with another one of her dogs.  What an exiting moment for her!

This gives me hope that Gunnar and I could do well at a show like Westminster.  Hopefully we'll be able to go next year.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dog Show: Denver Cluster, 2015

Gunnar's first show as a Champion of Record was in Denver over President's Day weekend.  It's five days of shows, we entered four.

I took an extra day off from work to do his grooming myself... it was a lovely day so we did it outside, but not before Gunnar had a little fun of his own on my grooming table...

Fortunately he did not doo what he looks like he is dooing, but he does enjoy a good joke.  ;-)

He also enjoys performing in the ring, but he loves socializing and invited nearly everyone he saw to talk to him. 

He got to play with a very, pretty Newfoundland puppy.

Tried to steal a couple of stuffed puppies from the kids he met. 

Saw his brother, Ferdie, and auntie, Dixie.  As well as his breeder and a few more human and canine friends.

He did not take a bath in the washroom.

He did try to convince me that he should be my copilot one evening.

And he is delighted to be back with his pack, alpacas and puppies.

We entered four of the five days. He won Select Dog each of those days and is well on his way to a Grand Championship.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Adventures

The weather has been really nice... not at all February-like.  As such, the puppies have been getting a lot of outside and close to the alpacas time. Each day they get a little more adventurous and explore a little further out.

They had more visitors over the weekend and Mr. Green was the first to go home.  I understand that he loves his new family.

We have a few very, sweet, active and cuddly pups that are also ready to go to their new homes.  Please let me know if you're interested.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fiber Arts Friday: Full Circle

A little over a week ago I received a wonderful package in the mail....

In 2013 I spun some yarn as part of a Pay it Forward project for Vivian over at Bits and Pieces.

It made my day to receive this in the mail... what Vivian did with this yarn is exactly the sort of thing that I had in mind when I bought the roving at the very first fiber show I ever attended.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!  Yes, I know it's Saturday.  It's better than Monday though.  Right?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fiber Arts Friday: Palindrome Scarf, part 6

Yes, I know it's not Friday... and yes, I have been out of FAF for a long time, but if I don't post today, it won't happen.  ;-)


Last time (mid-August) I had finished 39 of 50 grams from the first burgundy ball.

I have just finished with Burgundy Ball #1 this morning which yielded 18 inches.

My Palindrome Scarf is now 49 inches total.  It reaches a nice length when just hanging over my neck, but will need to be longer to make at least one wrap around my neck.  So I think I need to use at least one more ball of burgundy yarn, possibly part of another, then finish out with the 15 grams of black.

I find it interesting (annoying?) that this project was intended to use up left-over yarn, then I felt I needed to buy 4 more balls, it took me a bit to find any available in the US... and now I'm going to have a couple of balls left over.... and at my current rate, this is going to be a two-year project. At least my distractions are worth it.  ;-)

Be certain to check in with everyone else over at Fiber Arts Friday.