Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Something Rare and Wonderful

February 29 is a day you don't see every year, so it's worth taking notice when it comes along.....
I am dedicating my post today to something else in my life that's out of the ordinary--Mi-Kis!  I have always been an animal lover; 25 years ago I decided to begin raising and showing purebred dogs. I've admired many different breeds over the years, owned a few, been intrigued by the histories and personalities of each.....but none of them can compare with the Mi-Ki. They are smart, charming, playful, engaging--and have an almost elfin sense of humor.
I remember the first time I saw one, a little black and white dog; I was instantly captivated. I was breeding longcoat AKC Chihuahuas at the time and had a good hobby breeding program established--but I could not get the little Mi-Ki out of my mind. Eventually, I decided to make Mi-Kis my one and only breed of choice, and I've never regretted it! They are the ideal small dog, sweet, easy to train, with a wonderful non-shedding coat and an ability to adapt to almost any family and home situation. The families who have adopted my puppies tell me the same thing--that these are the best little dogs they've ever owned. So here's to the rare and wonderful Mi-Ki souls that have danced their way into my life; may they stay there forever!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

And Eight Weeks

Just taking a break--clockwise from front, Quinn, Tess, Beau and Joy

Frost--cute boy!

Quinn, Beau and Frost

Beau and Frost
I bet you thought all there was to being a puppy was to spend time hanging out with your sibs, playing and all--not so! The last two weeks have been very busy; they are all well on their way to being potty trained, have been wormed and to the vet for checkups and their first vaccinations (everyone did well at that!) They've had visitors to play with, too, and they're all wanting to be the first to be picked up and cuddled. Their DNA will be sent in this week to UKC to be profiled and recorded , so they'll all be DNA-VIP. That's a lot for a puppy to do; there's barely time for pictures!