Monday, September 13, 2010

New addition to the Crowsnest Pack

Sorry I have neglected my blog for so long.  Laska's pups are all in their new homes now - go to my website to see more of them.
We now have another Shiloh in our family Timbalands Epic Raya Sunshine - Raya for short.  She comes from Epic Shilohs in Ontario & is out of two really beautiful dogs Nero & Story. I've been looking for two long years for my next Shiloh & this little girl is everything I had hoped for. Sometime down the line I hope to get her together with Timba for what should be some awsome pups but for now we are just enjoying this little bundle of fun. Very intelligent & mischievous, she's a joy to have around. Timba is her pal & Laska is her surrogate mum - they both let her take liberties with them. Jazz & Moose are not so patient & she has learned to keep a safe distance when annoying them lol.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Well our girl is definately expecting. If not I need to get her on a diet big time! The earliest pups are due is St Patricks day 17th March so watch this space. Nick has made her a a nice whelping box but she prefers the sofa . Timba has claimed the box.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Timba & Alaska breeding

Alaska came in season (for the fourth time!) a little earlier than expected so I had some quick decisions to make. If I wait until her next season  it would mean puppies ready to go around October time & that's not a good time up here in Canada. Cold winters do not encourage good socialisation, lol.
So we are going for it (well Timba & Alaska are vbg) & pups should be born around the 17th March if the mating is successful.

These should be just beautiful pups with brains & beauty.  To follow news of this litter check out my new website .
By the way Laska's Penn hip score came through this month with excellent results. Right hip 0.25 Left hip 0.36.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas everybody
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Thursday, November 5, 2009


Photo courtesy of Kerri Gallagher

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween - from two little devils.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The damage

Next day we could see huge great paw prints everywhere - he had pulled down the log pile, knocked over the plant tubs but the only real damage was to our metal patio table. The big fat galoof had sat on it & bent it.

An unwelcome visitor

The dogs woke me up at 3 am barking at something outside - nothing unusual about that. Animals pass by our place all the time so I'm used to it. It wasnt until I heard some strange noises that I got up to see what was going on. There on our front deck was a bear standing on his hind legs (all 7+ foot of him!). It has been below freezing with snow on the ground for a few weeks now so they should be safely hibernating but obviously this bear had not read about that. I withdrew to the bedroom taking the dogs with me in case they got him angry but then I heard noises like he was trying to get in. "Oh no you dont!" I thought & out I came, picked up 2 metal dog bowls & bashed them together as loud as I could. Mr Bear shot off over the side of the deck (10 foot drop) & headed off into the dark.  10 minutes later he's at the back of the house sitting on the hot tub!  I got the airhorn out that we keep for just such occasions, opened the window behind him & blasted him. That did the trick - this time he took off running & didnt look back.
I have to give credit to my dogs. Timba & Moose were right by my side ready to go into action (Jazz & 'Laska right behind me, lol) &  they certainly gave me a lot more courage than I would have had if I'd been alone.
When Nick got home all he was bothered about was that he missed the action & that I hadnt taken any photos! He sat up the next night armed with bear spray & a camera but our new friend hasnt returned. Dont think he wants to tackle me & the Pack again.....