Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I am in the search process of trying to find a blue merle smooth collie puppy to purchase anytime after mid-May. Currently, I am in contact w/ a few breeders but am having a hard time finding the right little guy/breeder to purchase from. I am very picky about this process & am looking for a dog w/ full registration. If you know of any breeders in your area, or have any recommendations in any area (I am willing to pick up from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada) please let me know or pass my name along to them to get in contact w/ me. This isn't an easy breed, color combination to get a hold of & although I would prefer to get one around mid-May I am willing to hold out a little longer to find the right guy from the right breeder. :-)Tri-colored smooth collie picture taken last spring at the Bucks County Dog Show.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Congrats Kirk!

Today at 1:19:44 am Alaskan Standard Time Kirk Barnum crossed the finish line in Nome signifying the end of his first Iditarod run. He crossed with 8 of the 16 dogs he started the race w/. Kirk had been running with only 9 dogs since the 401 mile marker and dropped the last one only at mile 1035. Keep your thoughts w/ the real athletes of this race, the dogs, as one of our dogs (Kelso)was dropped from the race w/ a compound fracture. His racing career is over but he is still an awesome dog.Viewer submitted photo from the Iditaride of Kirks team. Angus in front left is leading the pack.
96 people started the race (a record high I believe) but only 80 of those starters will be crossing the finish line as the race got the better of 16 of those who started it. Kirk finished the race in 67th place. The entire race took him 13 days, 10 hours, 19 minutes, 44 seconds. His average speed for the race was 3.45 mph.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Iditarod Re-Start Today

The Re-Start of the Iditarod is today, which is when the official timing begins.

Good luck Kirk!! He's bib #31.

Check out: http://www.iditarod.com/race/race/currentstandings.html for current standings!

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Kirk's parents just gave me some pictures of Kirk's Iditaride run. Chris is in the tag sled. Kirk's Iditarider was an Iraqi war veteran who lost his leg fighting in the middle east.

4 Month After the Fact

A few months ago I put up a new post holding up a new born puppy that I had just whelped a few hours earlier. Here is the little pup now a few months older. I've nickname him Mikey. He just kinda looks like a Mikey to me, so don't flatter yourself Hartman! He & his 3 brother & 2 sisters are growing into amazing dogs w/ BIG personalities.

Gretta girl hanging outta her box