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Primping for Westminster

Primping for Westminster

Posted by F&S

There are less than two weeks until G.K. makes his big debut at The Westminster Kennel Club dog show.  We, Frenchies, are hoping for the best, of course, and in the meantime, we are seeing to some of G.K.’s basic grooming needs.  A dog must look his or her best at Westminster!

A Lesson in Cat Grooming

A Lesson in Cat Grooming

Posted by Francesca

I was wandering around the house the other day when I realized that the fur balls were nowhere to be found.  They usually drape themselves all over the furniture, but I couldn’t find a single cat anywhere.  That’s when I thought I’d go to the basement laundry room and have a look down there.

Strike A Pose.  Save A Life.  Part Deux.

Strike A Pose. Save A Life. Part Deux.

Posted by Pia

I recently shared the story of fashion photographer extraordinaire, Richard Phibbs, focusing his lens on the plight of shelter animals. Having now had the good fortune to spend a day with Phibbs, his crew and the NY shelter staff- who he very accurately described as amazing- I’m here to share my account of ’shelter …

G.K.'s Time in Maryland

G.K.'s Time in Maryland

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

Last week, Francesca blogged about me travelling to Maryland to compete in another dog show.  With the Westminster Kennel Club Show quickly approaching, my breeder, Karen Tracy and my handler, Jan Kolnik want me to get as much experience as possible.  Here are Karen’s photos showing what happened in Maryland.

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

Posted by Sharkey

As you may know by now, I love playing with our miniature donkeys, Clive, Rufus, and Billie.  The other day, I was running in their paddock trying to get them to play with me, but they said that they had something important to do in the stable.  At first I thought they were just brushing …

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

Posted by Sharkey

The other day, Franny and I went outside in hopes of doing a little squirrel chasing.  One of the best places to find squirrels at the farm is under the bird feeders, where there is usually a free meal waiting for them.  On that particular day, however, we came upon a sorry scene.

G.K. is off to Another Championship!

G.K. is off to Another Championship!

Posted by Francesca

It’s been several weeks since G.K. competed in a dog show when he, of course, won Best of Breed!  Well, now he’s gearing up for the big one – The Westminster Kennel Club Show.  In preparation, Karen Tracy and Jan Kolnik came for G.K. the other day to show him in West Friendship, Maryland.  We’re …

Puparazzi Sightings

Puparazzi Sightings

Posted by Pia

Hey there waggers! I had an itch to do another celebrity look-alike blog for your viewing pleasure….
As I’ve said before, I personally find it an honor to be told I look like someone’s ‘fur kid.’ And I’m quite thrilled when I meet a four-legger who shares my name. But for those who may not …

Disappointed With the Weather

Disappointed With the Weather

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca and I got all excited when we heard the weatherman calling for snow accumulation. I suppose with all our excitement, we failed to hear the part about snow changing over to rain. Anyway, we got our warm winter gear on and headed out to play, only to find it quite messy outdoors.

Composting in Winter

Composting in Winter

Posted by F&S

On our last blog posting, we showed you all of the spring-flowering bulbs that have been sprouting with the warm temperatures we’ve been having. As predicted, the temperatures have plummeted and it’s now really quite frigid outside. Good think Ryan, Wilmer, and the rest of the crew have been busy spreading composted mulch …