Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date took place on August 19, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos from the 2017 picnic can be found here. 

Our Choices

We feed Fromm exclusively. Why? Your pup can eat any Fromm 4 star food switching daily without tummy upsets. Plus our Havanese are worth it!

Doggie go doo doo? Easy open, longer and stronger, OXO-biodegradable and 100% CANADIAN! These bags are the best. Easy to open, doesn't rip and the right size! Get the scoop!

Grooming 101

Want to see how I get a smooth coat and what equipment I use? I am continually learning and perfecting but I created this video Windows version) and for you Mac apple folks - here's a conversion. - not a professional one, to help you get a head start and perfect your own skill. Got questions? Ask away.

Want to know how to create a bathing machine that will save you time, product and wash your dog better than ever before? Check out Dick and Irma's instructions on how to create your own machine for a fraction of the cost.

Certified Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid is a recognized National Pet First Aid Certificate course for dog and cat professionals and pet owners. Talemaker Havanese now has that certificate having taken and passed the course.


7 Weeks Old

Next week, at this time the pups will be just finishing up their vet visit. A week from tomorrow they will have their 8 week visit 2 days before Christmas. They will be 8 weeks at that visit. Jeannies will just turn 7 weeks and Leti's will be 2 weeks and 5 days old. Let's will just be starting their journey of large milestones for puppies.

Here is the gallery.

It is so interesting to see how they are born till they go home. It is how I would want my experience but no one is crazy like me doing these daily updates and tons of videos and galleries. But as I would love the experience, I want you to have the same. 

Pups just came downstairs after a huge play session and now they are sleeping and tuckered out. They will have another at bedtime before going to sleep. The time that they sleep at night is getting longer and longer till they sleep till a solid 7am. That is the plan. We can't do later than 7am as they hear us get up and that defeats any sleeping later for anyone. They seem to be right on track. 

Be sure to check out the videos.


Hallway Playing

The pups had a blast when Christine was here to pick up Clarity and Farley. They jump and play and do all sorts of fun things and by the time they have their vet check up and visit they will be so much fun.

I can't believe the next human owners to be visit is 9 days away. It's going to be fun!

Here is the gallery.

Dennis is down for the count so I am it for the pups so quick blogs.

Be sure to check out the videos.


6.5 Week Visit

We had a visit with one of the puppy people who could not come to last weekends visit. We rarely make exceptions (its honestly way too hard to do so) but this one was necessary. They will be joining us on the 23rd. The other couple that joined us was visiting for a future pup.

Here is the gallery.

The pups were their usual boisterous self. 

Do check out the videos.


First Snow Adele Pups

How did they do? Check out the video.  The Jeannie pups also went out so check out who embraced this white cold stuff more. 

Here is the gallery.

I have to say these first experiences is what I live for. I laugh and laugh and you should too. We love to share these moments so you are also a part of it.


Visits With Humans

Dani, Sarah and Tracy came over to pick up River and to play with the Adele pups and boy did they have fun.

Check out the gallery.


Short Blog Today

Thought I could fight this tummy ache but its worst so this blog will be short. I am still uploading videos. This crew had a blast upstairs. Nathan did that chase game with them. Some participated, some not.

Be sure to check out the videos.


6 Week Visit

The Adele pups were everywhere and for some reason none but 1 hit the pad. That is highly unusual as they do use their pad in their pen and in the hallway play but add so many people, where are the pads and it can get tricky. It tells me we need to take them out in the kitchen for play. They are still young.

You can find the gallery on the Jeannie blog as I put them both together. 

If you do not read the Jeannie blog, we will see you on December 23rd at 3pm. These pups will also be going for their 8 week checkup with the vet on December 22nd. 

These pups will start going home on the 5th and Jeannies starting on the 12th. So, if you have a date you want, please send mail to Nathan. 

Be sure to check out the videos. I am still in the midst of uploading.


First Bath at 6 Weeks

Well some loved it, some tolerated and some went what the hey. All and all they did rather well. 

Here is the gallery.

I have to laugh at the sable and white gal sticking her tongue out. Now to keep them clean for their human visit tomorrow.

It was a long day. I still have dogs to comb out - really at 821pm. I am still uploading videos and galleries. 

They had their first time upstairs last night and actually slept most of the night despite them not knowing what was going on and was so excited to see Nathan when he came to get them. I didn't catch it on video as I was weighing Leti pups. <sigh>

Here is a gallery of the 2 litters. 

We have to get ready for the Adele pups going upstairs to sleep for the 2nd time. So, I best get the rest of the blogs done. lol

Be sure to check out the videos.


First Time Upstairs

Pups went upstairs last night. They were not happy about the xpen upstairs. But they settled in, slept for the most part and was excited to come downstairs. 

Upstairs Gallery

Be sure to check out the videos. 

No photo here but bath photos later today as we start the bathing marathon. Each puppy takes 20 to 25 minutes from wash, photos to dry. Do the math. I have 7 to do. 

i also have regular grooming and a dematting. I may have toothpick on my eyes come tomorrow. :-)


Almost 6 Weeks Old

Here we come... almost 6 weeks and balls of fun. We know how to play. Interesting enough if you look at the girl in yesterday's blog, that face goes back to our Ms. Abigail. It's interesting to see. Abigail is Adele's mom. 

Check out today's gallery with both litters.

The pups will have a bath tomorrow. As I type they are heading back upstairs. They now go out about 3 times. 

Then on sunday they have their humans come to visit!

They do have a date for their vet check, microchip and vaccinations. They will be going on December 22nd. Starting the 5th of January they will be heading to their new home. The Leti pups will be just over 4 weeks by then and starting the active stage.