Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Happy Home

This weekend yet another of Cliff's and Sofia's German Boxer puppies left Bachbett Boxers to start a new and happy life! Frank and Kim picked up their boy on Saturday, and he joins their female Boxer Tes. Kim reports that the new boy, whose call name is Samson, is the hit of the neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

It's hot, hot, hot! But German Boxer puppy Vargus von Bachbett, aka "Gus", knows how to beat the heat. He and his French Bulldog roomies had a sprinkler party. Here's Gus with one of the Frenchies, a 7.5 month old puppy named BAM. Thanks to Gus' new owners, Sheryl and Lisa, for sending me pictures of the party!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Berry Bad Boxer!

One of our German Boxer boys, Sabiye, came with me on a berry picking walk yesterday. As I picked the juicy red wild raspberries and dark blue "black caps", I was transported back to an earlier time, another place, "BB" (Before Boxers). I picked berries then as well, with two dogs at my side, Liebchen, my Miniature Schnauzer, and Ellie, my Brittany. Ellie was particularly interested in my activity, and watched me carefully for several trips. Then one day, I noticed she was grabbing the wild blackberries from the bushes lining the woods, eating them before I got to pick any myself. Berry picking trips soon became a competition to see which of us could eat the most, the fastest! And sometimes, even when I had not been picking berries myself, I would notice the telltale evidence of Ellie's indulgence in the sweet morsels, with smudges of blue stains on her white muzzle.
So today, when Sabiye and I climbed the hill to the berry patch hidden among the weeds and woods, I was not surprised to see that I had once again trained a dog to hunt out berries! Here is a picture of Sabiye "caught in the act," snatching berries from a bush before I, the birds, or a bear, can make them our own!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July a Real Blast!

The Fourth of July weekend saw two more of our puppies go to their new homes! Charlie H. drove down to see us Saturday morning and picked up his U-V-W litter puppy whose name is "Udo Josef." Josef bonded to Charlie immediately, and when we went into the kitchen to do some paperwork, the little brindle boy quickly found a comfortable spot perched on Charlie's legs, and promptly fell asleep! Here's a picture of him- how cute! Saturday evening our fawn T litter girl, Tawny, was picked up by her new owner, Warren H. It was love at first sight for that pair as well, and we know they'll be very happy together in the years to come! We still have a few puppies available, with at least one more leaving us next weekend!