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Here is Kiowa exploring Thunderbird Falls. She loves the water.
||Another view from Flat Top Mountain. It is
said if you complete this hike you are a TRUE Alaskan.
So Kiowa is now a
This is the Park by our house that we walk to EVERY DAY. Kiowa loves swimming and chasing the ducks and other dogs into the lake.
Kiowa ran a 5 mile race with us! She did great! We were too slow for her.
Here is Kiowa napping with Weston and her brother after the race!
Kiowa camping with us at Denali National Park.
Kiowa hiked Bryon Glacier with us.
I hope this e-mail finds you all well! We just wanted to touch base with you and give you an update on how Kiowa is doing. Kiowa is now 2 years old and she has matured into a beautiful dog. As you may notice by the pictures, her coloring has darkened a little bit, but she still has her beautiful spots and coloring. Kiowa is doing great here in Alaska, she is as happy and as healthy as can be. This may be our last winter here in good old Anchorage, Alaska. Come May, I will be finished with my Graduate Studies and will commission as an Officer in the US Army. Weston's time here in Alaska is also coming to a close, we are expecting that the Army will be moving us back to the lower 48 or possibly Europe within the next year. We can not believe how fast time has flown by. It is hard to believe that it was 2 years ago that we were driving through the country and arrived at your home on our way here. I hope the last year has been as good to you and your family as it was to ours. Here are some pictures of Kiowa over the last year!
Kiowa's 2nd Birthday! She got a special treat to celebrate!
Wilco & Kiowa on a 20 mile snow shoe hike!
Cooling off in the lake after a 10 mile hike!
Playing at a park with other doggy friends!
Thank you, and best
She's still the demanding princess out of the bunch and can't live without her snuggles lol!
She is a lot like her Mom "Chili" , she has been one of the best things that have come into my life.
just such a character and companion. : )
Figured it was about time we sent an update on our pup -
we named him Stoli
Cosmos is enjoying the snow - running around the backyard like a wild Catahoula. Due to the ice, walks are in limited supply as I have no desire to slip and break a hip. It would probably be safe to take him to the off-leash park now. We were avoiding it as the last time, he found a wonderful dead fish to roll in - we drove home with the windows open. What a stench!
Cosmos continues to amaze his vet as to the wonderful shape he is in. They are amazed that he is now 9 years old, saying that he looks like a 5 year old. That makes me happy as I want him around for as long as possible. He did have a bit of surgery this year - it was time to have his teeth cleaned so the vet also removed 3 fatty lumps. One was in his armpit (legpit?) and it was recommended that it be removed in case it grew and affected his mobility. As I am familiar with fatty lump removal on Dobermans, I know it is easier if they are removed while small.
His younger brother, Guido, was here for 6 weeks in the summer. Guido is doing well and is the only dog Cosmos will play with. It's fun to watch the two of them wrestle and play fight. They get to see each other quite frequently and we are looking forward to hosting Guido for 4 weeks starting in February. It's fun to have two Catahoulas around and they certainly garner lots of attention when they go walking together.
Cosmos is such a gentle boy - he puts up with Bella's 'big dog' attitude. She sure has a lot of attitude packed into that Min Pin body. She grumps and growls at him if he disturbs her beauty sleep but he just looks as her as if to say "Are you kidding me???".
| Carma's Otis
Thought I'd send a little update...We call him Otis...(Otis the Ohfus lol) and we cant thank you enough , he fits our family perfectly!!
He is everyone's reminder of Dozer although not near as mischievous??
Otis spends his days playing with Lucy (the neighbours dog who thinks our house is her home from 8 am to 6ish )So he's learning her good manners which is great.. he is also slowly making friends with the 2 kittens we decided to keep.. although he doesn't realize his size at times and tends to squish them....
Otis very much like Dozer finds his most enjoyment of the day when the kids come home from school. He always greets them extremely excited ...they definitely are his kids now..which is what we wanted so that's great to see!
We had a bear last week in our yard going thru our garden ....and as I kept Otis on his training leash he definitely showed he will be good at his job in protecting our property... he let the bear know he was there with a mighty bark and growl...(one I've never heard out of him) and as we entered back inside.. Otis was not satisfied and relentlessly growled and barked at the door. Full perimeter check when we went out later...boy he's got a great nose already!
Otis is learning crate training as a pup something I didn't do with Heater or Dozer and it's actually going quite well... he likes his little house and bed (Only problem is the kittens do too lol)
Hunting is next for Otis, and puppy training classes...for obedience and scent tracking...(which I'm excited for)
He's a chewer so lots of toys is a must with this one...squeak squeak all day long...and he's a master at snuggles. .a sure pleasure to have in our home.
That's our update...thanks again for such a great pup?
Here is Jesse. One year old today.
Jesse loves to swim and track and is an under-the-covers bedtime cuddler. He weighed in today at 83lbs. Doug says he is big like his father. We are so lucky to have him.
Hey guys! Dozer's 1st birthday is today and we wanted to
We have had a lot of snow this year; more than normal and a lot colder than
normal. Beau is in his element it seems. We went out to our cabin last
weekend and he had no problem running along side the skidoo's. He loves it
out there! He even managed to kill himself a spruce grouse! There was no
getting that prize from him! Did the picture turn out okay? I took it with
my phone and sometimes its not the best.I would love to have his picture on
your web site.
Happy Birthday Beauregard!
1 year old today and more beautiful than ever! We love this dog!
Thank you, Teresa and Don for this new addition to our life. He is a
fantastic little "General"!
Amber and Jim
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with Cookie! She is a wonderful, well mannered, smart and calm puppy. She is the calmest puppy I have ever had! She loves the snow that we have been getting (although she doesn't leave home without her jacket.) The only thing that she does not like is going for a car ride by herself. If she is in the vehicle with my other dogs, she is fine. But if she is by herself, she vomits, shakes and drools excessively. It's so sad seeing how upset she gets, and I'm hoping she'll get over it soon. The only thing that I can think of as to why she gets so upset is that the first time she was alone in a vehicle was likely her airport trip. I have attached a few pictures if her for you. Her and Barger are inseparable, they love each other so much!
I was also wondering when your next planned breedings will be as I am interested in another female pup.
|Trigger is doing really well. He learns Soo fast, I got
him to sit, shake a
paw, high 5, and lay down. Doesn't seem to enjoy the initial walk when we go
to a park, but once were there he loves it. He stays close and is very good
on and off leash. We were thinking hopefully of getting him a buddy later on
down the road. Definately another Catahoula. I will send more pics at a
later date. Thank you and have a great day. Jeremy.
|Hi there Theresa,
Thanks for touching base! Mardi is doing really well-bit of a "wild man" but
aren't all 7month old boys?? He is full of beans and gets lots of exercise
and socialization-quite popular in the neighbourhood. He is finally big
enough for Kona to play hard with-he gets the upper hand most of the time as
he is relentless....my hairdresser did end up getting a pup. Thanks for
remembering. Do you have any pics of Mardi's siblings? Do any of them live
near us? We would love to see one/any of the??
Have a nice day, hope you and your family are well.
|This is puppy three from litter born 3 November 2011. We named him
Barbosa, after the pirate. He is a wonderful addition to the family and
is learning lots. He is a great dog.
| Hi Teresa it's Jessica, I just thought you guys would like to see some updated pictures of
he is the greatest and smartest dog, Denis is so impressed with him but so am I. he is my
little baby loves to give me kisses and always comes up on my lap for cuddles and then he falls asleep.
he's going to get too big for that soon. he follows me and Denis around on walks without his leash.
we are teaching him the basics right now and he's picking up on those so well. he sits, speaks, lays down, he comes for me not Denis yet. he has a favorite blanket with puppies on it, and sleeps with us at night.
we took him to the vets on Thursday and everybody thought he was so cute. he loves to play with our cats, especially Zippy, she's his buddy. my dad just adores Toby and just this morning Toby was still sleeping and my dad asked where he was. what a softy. anyways here's some pictures and we will send some more soon.
Jessica, Denis and Toby
Hey Teresa and Don, we were just browsing your new pictures and all the testimonials and realized that all your pictures of Toby are when he was so little so we thought we would send an update. He is an
amazing dog and never fails to shock me with his intelligence and loyalty. Jess is now almost 7 months pregnant with our little girl Aeryn and Toby has become her body guard as well as becoming increasingly interested in our friends newborn as well as the picture shows.
Sincereley Denis and Jessica.
|Hello Don, Teresa and Veronica
I want to thank you very much for your dog #6,we have named her Kayla Cheyenne, we want to thank you very much for her and for raising such a beautiful little girl. She is settling in well and peeing and pooing to Eric's surprise when she does on command. She is a very smart dog and very gifted to have such a wonderful girl. We are both very pleased with this little addition to our family and we would both like to thank you very much for our little bundle of joy. We have both forgotten how much they are like a child but she has adjusted very well. Like any parent we are spending too much time and money on little toys, etc, it is all worth it. We will keep you updated on her .
Thank you again - she has given us much love and affection.
Maureen. Eric and Kayla
That we would give you an update on Kayla. What a wonderful dog. We are now in Dog Obedience School and she is doing well.
She goes everywhere with us - Whistler, Victoria and we went down to the Oregon Coast (great traveling dog). We are so greatfull for her and her breed, she gets attention where ever we go. Here is an update picture of her-she looks alot like her mom. Hope all is well with you guys and would love to come and visit one day.
Eric and Maureen
Have you guys been this summer? We have had our hands full with Berkely in our life lol. She has kept us on our toes but with no regrets. We have fallen completely in love with her in the last six months. She has grown so much and is very healthy. Lots of energy and full of sweetness. Her favorite things to do are running, playing keep away, barking at whoever she thinks she is protecting us from, cuddling on the couch and getting into trouble lol. I just want to say thank you for her. She has given us many laughs and sweet moments. I sent you a bunch of pics to show you how beautiful she has become. Hope all is going well with you and your family. Take care.
Carma's Sky Blue
Just thought I'd send a couple pics of Sky at 8 mths - he's just discovered how much he loves to go riding in the hills and forest with us - he's a great riding dog - going out front and clearing the path of bears and wildlife, yet sticking close by and keeping an eye on us.
Carma's Lola Blue
| First let me say, "Congratulations" on Ginny's September litter! It is hard to believe that 2 months has already gone by since we picked up Cadillac's little #1, now known as "Lola Blue". She is quite the comedian, if you can say that about a dog. Lola flings her toys in the air only to pounce on them when they land. She sleeps with her tongue sticking out most days and snores very loudly as a result. She is very smart and learned to sit and "high five" the very first day we brought her home. However, she does have one fault, her obsession for paper products like paper towel or toilet paper but we are working on that. Lola is the "talk" of the neighbourhood and many people are fascinated not only by her unique look but also her personality and intelligence. Thank you very much for breeding such perfect family dogs!
Chrissy, Sean, Jada and Dylan
|Dear Teresa and Don
We wanted to introduce ourselves and send you an update on one of your puppies from the Feb 5th, 2010 Litter. We adopted her from her previous owner when she was 11 weeks old. We named her Ayya and she is doing very good!! We both have fallen in love with her and wouldn't give her up for anything!! I am constantly amazed at how loyal, intellegent, and kind this breed is. We have taken her camping a few times now and she has become a very strong swimmer. She is also very good with all people, children, and other animals. Ive attached some pictures of her from when we got her until the most recent one (in the red bandana) at about 5 1/2 months. We're looking forward to meeting you one day as we will definately be getting her a playmate down the road.
Thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs,
Caelin and Kyle
| Hi Teresa!!!!
Just sending you some recent pix of Luci. They were taken on July 6/10, so they're fresh!!
She is doing great!! She has the sweetest soul!! She loves kids and I am very impressed with her behavior!! I wouldn't trade her for ANYTHING!!!! Thanx again for breeding such wonderful natured dogs!!
And...Congrats on the puppies!! I saw them the other day and it made me want another!!
I hope you are enjoying this nice weather and I hope you are all well!!!
Give ALL your dogs a big SKAWISH for me!! Tanis.
| Hi Don and Teresa
We just want to give you a heads up on the condition of our Catahoula named "Shilo".
I am sure you remember Cindy and myself picking her up at your scenic ranch.
I believe we also told you that the trip home must have been very traumatic for her as she pooped and puked the whole way.
Well that was then, today she is a happy contend friendly play full dog, and she only throws up once in a while now.
She will be celebrating her 2nd.birthday July 30th, I can hardly believe how the time has flown.
We can honestly say that this breed has to be the most intelligent of the canine species, and very gentle too.
We get a kick out of watching her as she lies on the couch (bad habit we got her into) on her back with her legs up in the air.
Riding in the car or our motor home is no longer a problem, as long as she can see the road ahead.
She has that deep bark but that is all it is certainly no bite from this dog just the way we like it, and every body loves her.
I am pretty well retired now so Shilo and I spend a lot of time together, going for daily walks/runs and car rides all the things she loves.
Anyway we are hoping to make a trip out your way before the summer ends if that is all right with you folks.
Again thanks for this beautiful creature and take care out on the ranch.
I will attach a couple of her pictures with this message.
Peter and Cindy
| Hi Teresa & Don!
Just wanted to let you know that we are having a great time! We are working on getting her to sleep in a kennel at night but like I said, it is work in progress.. haha
Anyhow, here are some pictures of Stella on her first 2 days at home.
Hope you have a great day!
Tat & Tress
Hey there, Just wanted to let you know that Muncho has settled in great. He is growing like crazy. He gets along great with the other dogs. He has a great personality and were really really happy with him. I can already tell he is going to be a little nightmare in not to long! I'll send you some up to date pictures when I get some. thanks again, Mike
|Hi Teresa - I thought I would send along a few photos of our "baby". She is growing really fast and I think will eat us out of house and home.
She went to her first "Puppy Training" session yesterday and was a very good girl. She certainly enjoyed mixing with the other pups (eight of them).
To say we are enjoying having her with us would be the understatement of the year.
Best regards, Les & Nora.
I just wanted to e-mail you a big thank-you for letting us come see
your dogs on Sunday. We both had a lot of fun coming out there
(it was the highlight of our weekend)
and I am definitely a fan of the
Catahoula breed! I'd never seen them in person before so it was very
cool to get to see the dog I'd been researching for so long.