Cute babies large and small

Posted By on October 9, 2017

Melody’s lone surviving puppy- Miss Jilly- is four weeks old now. She is a spoiled baby and doing very well. She has learned to drink water (Praise the Lord!), and eat soft food. She is also playing with us, with her mother, and her toys. I so wish she had at least one littermate for company, but she seems pretty happy. She certainly gets a lot of attention.

Here are some pictures of Miss Jilly at 4 weeks of age.

Jilly at 4 weeks


Jilly with toys 10 08 17


Jilly profile at 4 weeks


Jilly looks back 4 wks



Our big nine month old baby boy- Patton- has gone to visit Lea Bertsch this month to go to a few shows with her. Patton is a son of our girl, Poppy, and Leas’s boy, Samson. Lea showed him at his first shows this weekend at Humble, TX, and Patton won a point each day. Thank you Lea! And special thanks to Marge Toohey who brushed him on Saturday. Collie people are some of the nicest people around. Patton is still in summer coat, but I can see new coat growing as the heat of summer begins to diminish. I think he’s going to do well at the shows as he matures. Here are a couple of snapshots of Patton after the shows this weekend.


Patton and Lea after the Humble show


Patton at Lea's 10/08/2017

Patton’s AKC name is Tairis Runnin’ Down A Dream, after my favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s song.   I hope Patton will run down my dream of completing his championship in 2018.

RIP Tom Petty, and thanks for writing so many wonderful songs.



Tom Petty


















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