Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bon Voyage to Northrock's A-Team!

Northrock’s A-litter has been a dream come true for me.  I am so in awe of the Coco x Dougy puppies.  It has been wonderful watching them all grow into the special personalities that have now gone on to bless their new homes.

The time has gone by so quickly and these 11 pups certainly kept me very busy during their last couple of weeks in our home.  Socialization is a really big deal for me and we continued to have many visitors over and to take the pups on outings.  I tried really hard to offer the puppies opportunities for new experiences not only within our home but also by taking them on little trips.  It was lots of work but oh so worth it!  Towards the end of their 8th week the pups visited the vet for a thorough check up, they went for their structural evaluations and they were also individually examined by a canine chiropractor.  I was really pleased with the group’s confident attitude in new places and physically how the litter has turned out.  Coco and Dougy have made really nice puppies and I look forward to watching them grow up.  At nine weeks the puppies started leaving for their new homes.  Their adventures will continue with their new families and I am so thankful for the many wonderful people that I have met because of these puppies.  

So without further ado in order of deparature….here they are:

Mr. Gray….Northrock’s All Night Boogie “Boomer”

Boomer now lives in Laval, Quebec with his daddy Dougy and his owners Bobby Souchereau and Sylvie Marleau.  It will be fun seeing what this father and son duo get up to in the future!

Mr. Yellow…..Northrock’s Aspen Hill “Aspen”

Aspen went to live in Guelph, Ontario with Pam and Ron Headon.  His departure was tough for me because he also left our home with his mama Coco.   It was wonderful having her with us and our family misses her very much but thankfully we will have her daughter staying on with us and this way we will always have a little piece of Coco in our home.
Mr. Green….Northrock’s Amis à Vie “Napoleon”
Napoleon is now living in Etobicoke, Ontario where he is much loved by Glen and Daniela and their two boys Holden and Ethan.  They have definitely found a friend for life in Nappy.
Mr. Blue….Northrock’s Athos Pascal “Pascal”
Pascal had a long journey ahead of him driving to Providence, Rhode Island to live with Josh and Maria.  He is doing very well in his new home.
Mr. White…..Northrock’s A Stylish Ride “Bentley”
Bently didn’t go too far as he now lives in Toronto, Ontario with Gene and Donna as their beloved companion. 

Miss. Tan…..Northrock’s Adelaide “Elsie”
Elsie is living in Ontario’s wine country, Niagara, Ontario with her new family Peter and Suzanne and their young daughters Hanna and Cora.  She has the added bonus of an older and wiser Rottie girl to help teach her the ropes in her new home.
Mr. Brown…..Northrock’s Arun T’onto Coulee  “Coulee”
Coulee also had a long drive and is now living in Madison, Wisconsin with JW and Ni.  He’s got a wonderful life ahead of him.  The state slogan “Live like you mean it” fits his personality to a T!

 Miss. Red……Northrock’s All About Lucy “Lucy”
Lucy headed west to the prairies and now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her family Ed, Grace and daughter Allison.  She did great on her flight and is settling in well.

Miss. Orange….Northrock’s Aurora Borealis “Zoey”
Zoey is also staying closer to home in Toronto, Ontario.  Her new owners Stephanie and Russell are thrilled with their new addition.

Miss. Maroon…Northrock’s Amandalyn Matilda  “Mati”
Mati has gone even further west than Lucy to live in Three Forks, Montana.  Craig and Tina and their little grand-daughter are excited to have her join their family.

And last but not least,
Miss. Purple ....Northrock’s Anchors Aweigh “Kelly” 
Kelly will be staying on with us.  Our entire family is overjoyed with this little pup and Sophie is very pleased to have her little cousin to play with! Quincy just looks at me with a soulful expression and I rather think he is saying to himself “here we go again”. 

People have been asking me how I am managing and if it was hard to say goodbye.  I have to say I did a really good job of holding it together during our farewells and for the most part as long as I’m busy I’m fine.  It’s when I am alone and there is nothing to distract me that it hits.  The eyes well up and the tears start.  I’m so happy for these little puppies and their new families and I miss Coco’s goofy grin.  It is emotional and the ugly cries are not pretty!  It usually happens when I’m alone in the car so by the time I get to my destination I look a fright with my blotchy face and red eyes.  Thank goodness for sunglasses!  I love these pups with all of my heart and I know they will do well in this next stage of their lives.

So there you have it.  Here at Northrock we raise a glass to all of these fabulous Dougy x Coco puppies.   Jawaharlal Nehru (Indian Prime Minister. 1889-1964) summed it up quite nicely when he said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”   These bright eyed and bushy tailed pups are off on their own adventures…I look forward to the updates from their families and I wish them all well in their new lives.  



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