Monday, May 12, 2008

New Kids



Here at Lagniappe Kennel we have finally made the long-awaited addition of two lovely and well-bred dogs from Dan Huttunen of Knik.  Zak (4 y.o. male) and Zinger (4 y.o. female) are littermates and are half-siblings of Clover.  Kip is their father (as he is Clover's) and Megan is their mother.  Megan is a littermate to Inga, Clover's mother, so I guess these dogs are more like "kissing cousins" than half-siblings. :)  

We picked Zak and Zinger up yesterday after a very nice visit with Dan and his wife, Alice.  It was a beautiful day and the new kids settled right in when they arrived home.  Matt spent the rest of the day making new dog houses (I will take a picture when all of them are done!  They are beautiful!)  I spent the rest of the day cleaning up around the kennel and spoiling everyone by giving each and every dog a thorough brushing.  Everyone is shedding and the loose hair is rampant.  Out of the corner of your eye, you might think that the huge clumps of hair are monsters?

As you can see in the photos, all of the snow is melted.  We spent quite a bit of time on Saturday cleaning up the yard, raking up old straw and cleaning out dog houses and putting in new tether spots on the upper level near the garage.  If you're observant you'll notice that Zak and Zinger have taken Zed and Calvin's spots and that Calvin and Clover have moved back in the yard.  Zed and Indi have moved to the upper level where they are enjoying their brand new, freshly painted dog houses.  The yard is expanding!!!

I'm so glad to be back home with my kids :)  Now just one more dog to add (Skiff from Jon Little) and we will be set with a nice 8-dog team for the fall.  Plus Indi, if he feels like give 9 dogs.



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