Emma's 2013 "H" Litter.
Clancy sired these puppies, and Hazel, Hillary, Hattie and Henry, covered a spectrum: an affable dark
tricolor, a mild-mannered Clancy lookalike, a saucy girl with an eye
patch, and "Mr. Personality", our heavily marked Henry.
Maddie's 2013 "P" Litter.Pansy, Poppy, Paige, Peggy and Parker. This was Maddie and Clancy's final litter and
it was a nostalgic one for us. These
were colorful puppies, as always, but the engaging personalities are
what we'll remember more than anything.
Molly's 2013 "O" Litter.Olive, Opal, Ophelia, Owen and Otto, our quintuplets, or so we thought of them - in overall appearance,
temperament and structure these puppies were remarkably similar. Ren
O'Riley was the sire.
Emma's 2012 I Litter.
Here are Indra, Ivy, Izzy and Isaac, with Clancy McGee as the sire.
Born during a record cold, snowy winter, we had to be creative to
safely socialize them, but we did it!
Maddie's 2012 F Litter.Finnegan, Farley, Fitz, Flynn, Faith and Fleury - a beautiful
litter, sired by Clancy McGee. Flynn is a hospice therapy dog
and I'm very proud of both him and his owner. Fleury is here
in Boise and it's my privilege to see her often.
Kate's 2012 S Litter.Sam and Sailor are Clancy's boys; two was so easy for us! We
included them in a family vacation, sight-seeing with the puppy
stroller, before meeting their owners.
Molly's 2012 Y Litter.Yukon, Yvonne, Yvette and Ynez were sired by Michele Crockett's
Beignet de Charmont of Sierra Cotons. They were lovely puppies
and are lovely adults. I'm grateful for Michele's significant
effort to make this match possible for me.
Emma's 2011 Q Litter.
Quincy, Quaid, Quinlan and Queenie, with Clancy McGee as the sire.
These puppies were smart and cuddly, with beautiful coloring.
Quinlan reminded us of her grandmother, Ellie, and it was hard to
let her go.
Molly's 2011 V Litter.Veronica, Vanna, Vera and Violet had the most uniform temperaments
I've seen in a litter. All their training went smoothly.
Kate's 2011 Z Litter.
The little Zs, Zelda and Zoe, sired by Clancy McGee. Zoe was
small but feisty and she easily kept up with her more laid back
Maddie's 2011 R Litter.Rollie, Ramsey, Rosie, Ruby and Ramona, sired by Clancy McGee.
Ramsey was a mellow puppy and Ruby was a diva, and the others fell
between. I love to see their personalities emerge.
Kate's 2010 E Litter.
Here are Kate and Clancy's little "E" pups, Eliza, Etta, Erin,
Ethan Emory, and Eli. The three girls and three boys are all
tri-color puppies, nicely marked and very sweet.
Emma's 2010 K Litter
At seven puppies, this was the largest litter we've had. Emma
cheerfully cared for Kendra, Kiley, Kelsie, Kaleb, Keegan, Kobi and
Kipper, although she had moments when she was ready to welcome
those forever families. Clancy, Maddie, Ellie and Kate joined her as they groomed,
disciplined and loved each puppy.
Maddie's 2010 A Litter
All five "A" puppies were black and white. There were two females
and three males, Audrey, Annie, Avery, Adam and Arlo. The
parents were our Maddie and Columbia Gorge's Wind Ryder of
Vandayburg's Southern Cotons.
2009 N litter, consisting of
Natty, Nigel, Nell, Nutmeg, Nanette and Nola, had some
puppies we particularly fell in love with. We made a trip to
California to deliver four of them, bonding well on the long drive,
and we found it hard to let them go.
Ellie's 2008 J litter
was her last litter prior to her
retirement from breeding. Jake,
Josh and Joe were spunky and fun, and they were especially
good boys. Clancy McGee was the sire.
Emma's 2008 M litter brought us Milo, Moxie,
Mallory, Marigold, Muffie and Meg. There were four girls and two boys, all beautiful and sweet, and
Clancy McGee was the sire. We've seen most of these puppies as
adults and they are truly lovely.
T litter This litter consisted
of six boys. We named them Tobias, Trent, Tully, Topper, Tango and Tip. We
wondered if Tobias would be our first puppy ever without complete
pigment, but his darling nose turned black at last. The sire
was Clancy McGee.
C litter with Clancy McGee included Cooper,
Clementine, Capri, Clover, Conner and Corbin. This was a
beautifully marked litter, with exhuberant temperaments - vivid in
Ellie's 2007 L litter. Here
are Lizzie, Lucy, Lila and Luke, Ellie and Clancy's puppies.
I added new climbing toys to this litter's play area and watched
them grow increasingly daring. They played
hard in the fall leaves with Emma's puppies, just four days older.
Emma's 2007 P litter, with Patsy,
Pearl, Posy, Pepper, Pip and Pilot, were Emma Beth's first
puppies. Clancy McGee was the sire. It
was the first time I had crate-trained two litters at once for a
full-night's sleep. It was rewarding to watch those ten sweet
puppies settling down in their individual crates.
G litter included Gracie, Gigi, Gulliver and Gus
and Clancy McGee was the sire. Maddie was a
superb young mother, eager to have visitors meet her litter from a
very early age. Elegant Gigi poses on our
H litter was memorable for the richness of their russet color.
Hummer, Hannifen, Higgins, Hobie, and Hope were Ellie’s first litter with our own Clancy
McGee. Despite being typically exuberant they were
able to focus well, and I was inspired to raise my level
of early training.
W litter was sired by Harley of Heaven Sent Cotons. Wendy,
Willow, Winnie and Wink were spunky puppies, full of fun.
Wink led the way with his antics and his sisters followed.
B litter included Bailey, Barrymore, Bing, Biff, Buzzy
and Beth. Ellie and Rough and Tumble of Crabapple
Crossing were the parents. After seeing her brothers off
to new homes, Beth became our Emma Beth of Blue Mountain Cotons.
D litter - the memorable first litter that inspired us to continue.
Dotty, Dandy, Dilly, Doozie and Daisy gave us great joy. Rough and Tumble of
Crabapple Crossing was the sire. We chose Daisy to keep, re-naming her Serena Kate — Kate for short.
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. ~ Ogden Nash