Tribute to our Hearthside Cocker Spaniels - they were the beginning of Hearthside Country - back in 2004. Above is one of our babies -with his family, in CA.
Maggie turned 5 years old today - a happy girl in FL with Bob and Rozann.
Here is Maggie - happy to have a nice perch on the couch. :o)
Bob and Maggie - shortly after they got her. :o)
These two, Jemma and Jazzy, live in MI with Linda and Marv. They have a terrific life. :o)
Below is a video of Grace and Elsa - this was in Oct. 2014. Just having fun with an adorable little girl.
Gerald has 3 of our Hearthside Cocker Spaniels. He is so good with them, and they all have a great life with him.
Here are several of our happy Hearthside Cocker Spaniel owners. If you want to go to Hearthside Country on Facebook, you will see other pictures that I've posted, or that others have tagged - I think they will show up for you??
Hi Mary Ann, I hope you are doing well. I just want to touch base, Benjamin turns a year old in a couple of days and I can't tell you how smitten I am with him!!! He is the most wonderful dog, always cheerful and puts a smile on my face. Attached are some recent photos... I gave up on grooming him myself and am taking him to a professional groomer now, I just can't do the job that Nikki does. You can see what a beautiful boy he has turned into. Also attached is an adorable picture of him hanging out in the creek, his favorite thing on a hot day. I know I have already said this multiple times, but thanks so much for allowing me to have him, he is such a happy, healthy, joy. Best, Lynn and little Benjamin Franklin (Nov. 1, 2016)
Hi Mary Anne, Sweet Sophie arrived safe and sound. It was love at first sight for her two sisters Emmy and Molly! I wondered what her normal routine was in terms of being crated or being allowed to run in the yard so if you could share with that routine was like it will help me with her transition. Thank you so much for all you've done we greatly appreciate you God bless, Suzanne (and Harold in NC) I am thankful for Sophie's new home - and it is easy to see, she will be happy with all of her new family. :o) Oct. 23, 2016
"Hi Mary Ann! Hope you're doing well. I was just thinking of you and wanted to send you a message. Thank you so much for choosing Jake and I to be George's mommy and daddy. He's two now and I'm just obsessed with him. He follows me everywhere so I think he's obsessed with me too. He really helps with my high anxiety and really is my best buddy. Abe is more Jake's dog because of the big man ego. Lol. Anyways, I love George so much. We have a really close connection and I couldn't imagine my life without him. " (from Courtney in MN) Thanks Courtney - we know that George has a great home with all of you. :o) George is on the left. :o)
George as a baby boy. :o)
George - March 2017.
Hi Mary Ann, Wanted send you a hello! Hope all is well. Our cutie pie Cola is a dream baby. Thank you again for such gorgeous dogs. Gracexx
Here are several wonderful pictures from Mary Kay and Doug, up in WI. They have 2 of our Cocker Spaniels - Skipper is a red and white boy - Ollie is a very pretty buff boy. :o)
Hi Mary Ann, Just had to send you an update of Miss Addie’s 2nd birthday! She’s wonderful and gives so much love!!!! Hope all of you are doing well!
Hi Mary Ann Hope you are well. Thank you for the check. (transportation was less than expected) Ms M is quite the character .... Her latest trick with the toilet paper. She is so funny .. Strong willed and all around busy! She literally argues with my calico cat.....they both are very vocal .... She wants to get closer and the cat has other plans. So.....arguments ensue. I tell her to apologize and she goes and nudges the cat. What a funny little dog! She hides treats and toys everywhere and checks on them frequently. The students love her! Even the parents are on the floor playing with her.
She's wonderful! Hope her litter mates are doing well. Have a blessed day!!!
"Mary Ann - I just spent the last 2 weeks taking care of one of your dogs that I took to Montana to my sister. She renamed him Bodie. He is the best little dog I have ever been around. I hated leaving him. He was still waiting for me at the back door after I had been gone 8 hours. Lovely little dog and I know you are responsible for his personality. I will be calling on you when I'm ready to get another dog. Thanks for all you do!" (This was posted on our Facebook page - and I want to share it here as well.) Thank you Sue Ann :o)
Mary Ann, On this day last year a sweet boy (in the form of a puppy) was brought into this world, and little did I know he would be my best friend and change my life. I believe you called him Budwin, but he now goes by Winston. Today is Winston’s first birthday, and what I hope is many more to come. He has been such a blessing in my life! At the time, the purchase of Winston was very impulsive. I had been wanting a dog for some time, but always found a reason to be too busy. Well, last spring when I saw his picture I knew instantly he was the boy for me. After purchasing Win, my family and friends were very concerned that I had purchased a puppy that I had never met and all the uncertainties that come with that form of transaction. But, I knew in my heart that he was the dog for me, I never had a doubt. And, Winston has definitely lived up to every expectation. He is the most loving, loyal, caring, and sweet boy ever; the example of everything that exemplifies a dog! Though dog, does not really describe Win. He has such a human-like personality and is very much part of the family. People stop by just to come see Win, he basically has a fan club! We (Winston and I) often get comments of how beautiful a dog he is and how well tempered he is. He loves to chew toys (peanut butter flavor preferred), he loves being groomed, playing, and looking out the window. He even sticks his tongue out like his dad Gabe (so precious). And I believe another one of your former babies is in CS and attends the same groomer. I have had Winston just under a year, but it has been a time full of wonderful memories. So glad the good Lord found me and Win as forever buddies.
Good morning Mary Ann, Wanted to give you an update on Molly. OMG OMG OMG....so in love with her. You are just so awesome and Grace and Jeff but you are the backbone of Hearthside country. These babies just love you to pieces. Your puppy house is one of the cleanest I have ever seen. Thank you for showing me around. I really enjoyed being with you guys and seeing everything. I am kind of naught this am ...didn't go to Church. Naughty Naughty but I wanted to stay home with Molly. She did soooo good on the way home. She just slept through most of it. We stopped several times and she went potty every time. Good Molly. We got home around 12:00 midnight. Long drive for all of us but mostly I felt bad for Molly but glad we made the trip. That would have been harder for her to fly I think. Anyway, thank you so very much for this beautiful little girl. She slept with us and didn't hear a peep out of her. Then she went potty this am a couple times already. She cried some so I just played the video and boy she sat straight up on my lap and really was watching it. She is really smart. I am so grateful for her. You know what really has helped her is her little snuggle puppy you gave to her. She laid on that the whole way home. She smelled her doggie mama and you on it and boy she wouldn't let it go even last night in bed she was laying on it. She is in love with it. So thank you for that too. I will be back again. You have top quality doggies and it shows in your puppies but it is you Mary Ann that makes all the difference. You are sooo good with them and everything was so clean. This is where I will continue to get my puppies each and every time I want one. Casey does not want anything to do with her yet...she is trying to play with him and Teddy I thought would be jealous but he just ignores her. I think it is probably his age.Again Mary Ann I cannot thank you enough for the enjoyment you have given to me and to so many people. I hope you will continue doing so. You are just such an awesome person. I love you guys. And I think Molly is pretty happy to. It will just take her time to get used to everything and being inside but she is already making herself at home. She really does fit in here like an old shoe. I don't know why this was just so right but it just is. I will be back when the time is right and like I said if they decide not to take Cawley he has a home here. Let me know but I am sure they will take him. That is ok. I am sure he will have a good home too. I will concentrate on my little girl.You know what really surprised me the most was all your doggies big and small no matter the breed are so well behaved. No one was hipper or jumping on people or anything like that. Not much barking I mean wow....I was just so surprised on how well behaved everyone was. And even the puppies are so well behaved....all of them.....wow is all I have to say about that. You wont find that kind of setting too many places. Thanks again for Molly and for everything yesterday. Love Jeannie (side picture is of Molly and Annie - Jeannie and Clark got Annie from us in the spring of 2016 - so they now have 2 red and white girls. :o) )
Another note from Jeannie: (Molly and Polly both came from Seth and Hali's family born in July, 2014. Both girls went to their new homes on the same day. I'll post pictures of their brothers in their new families as we get them. :o) Just sharing what Jeannie wrote to me the next day, after coming to get her Molly. I feel like Jeannie and I have been friends for ever - though this was the first time we met in person.) :o) Blake and Colton came with their daddy to get sweet Polly - a gorgeous little tri-girl.
Oh Mary Ann,I am so happy for Polly. She deserves a good home. I think both Raleigh and Cawley will be very happy as well. Yes, I don't mind if you post what I said on face book or anywhere. What I said is so true. I have had a lot of puppies in my lifetime and have seen all the facilities and none have been as organized or as clean as yours. And I have had a lot of cocker puppies and Golden Retriever puppies but none as calm, sweet, and just plain nice as a Hearthside Country puppy and this is just not your puppies it is your doggies as well. I was just in awe as to how awesome they all are. But again, look who is running Hearthside Country. You know Clark was just watching you with all these doggies and puppies and he was just absolutely amazed at how wonderful you are with them. No wonder you have a teaching degree. You are just made for animals and kids. Wow. If anyone sees this information I am giving out and thinking about getting a Hearthside Country puppy they definitely should. I know I will NEVER have another baby unless it comes from Hearthside Country and that is just the plain truth. Anyway, Molly is just a dream. Has only had one accident and she tried to tell me. She was by the back door but I couldn't get to her soon enough. But other than that, she has just been the most perfect little girl. I couldn't be happier or ask for a better puppy. But then she is after all a Hearthside Country girl. I think she is pretty happy with her new home. She is loved a lot and played with a lot. And when the time is right, I will definitely be emailing you for another baby. I love the way you take such great care of all the puppies and doggies and the training you provide to them while still in your care is just amazing. That is why Molly is so easy to potty train. You already started the process. God Bless you and Hearthside Country for these beautiful wonderful babies. I feel so blessed to have dealt with you personally and to see your work in action. It was just the most beautiful thing to witness.I love you guys. Take Care
George did wonderful. His crate is right outside our bedroom door. We went to bed around 10:00. He cried for about 15 minutes and fell asleep. He woke up at 3:30 and Jake took him out. Back in the crate and cried. Back up at 6:30 and we've stayed up. He ate, did his business, played, and now he's sleeping in Jake's arms. SO CUTE. We have a wood kitchen floor and last night he was sliding all over it chasing his pigs ear. It was hilarious. :) Courtney Thank you SO MUCH! We are in love with him. 😊
Hello May Ann, Everything is going well, thank you. We had a good trip back, Hunter is doing really well and did great traveling. Got him a ton of new playthings already, he's figuring out our backyard which is huge but he's getting lots of exercise and having fun doing it. We're working on potty training and he's starting to get it. Still a little whining at night and waking up once a night, but it's not that bad. He's a very smart puppy. He knows where "home" and Mom and Dad are at all times.
HI EVERYBODY: SORRY TO TAKE SO LONG TO GET BACK TO YOU, BUT HUTCH AND MY JOB HAVE BEEN KEEPING ME VERY BUSY. HUTCH IS THE GREATEST. HE WAS EXCELENT ALL THE WAY HOME. WE STOPPED TWO NIGHTS ON THE WAY HOME AND HAD NO PROBLEMS. HE LOVES HIS NEW HOME AND IS VERY ACTIVE BUT TAKES A LOT OF NAPS TO GIVE US A REST. HE IS EATING WELL AND SOMEWHAT TRAINED. BARB SAYS THAT I SPOIL HIM, BUT SHE DOES A GOOD JOB OF IT HERSELF. ITS HARD NOT TO BECAUSE HE IS SO SWEET AND LOVING. HE MADE HIS TRIP TO THE VET AND GOT ALL KINDS OF LOVE AND ATTENTION. I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING SO NICE TO US AND RAISING SUCH WONDERFUL DOGS. I'M SURE THE OWNERS OF GEORGE AND HUNTER FEEL THE SAME WAY. I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH ON HUTCH'S PROGRESS. AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND HOPE YOU DIDN'T THINK WE FORGOT ABOUT YOU. DICK @ BARBARA
Hi Mary Ann, Ranger is doing great! He got his third shot set yesterday. His training (of us) is going really well. He is ringing the bell when he needs to go out. No accidents for many days. He is a good eater, weighed in at 8 and 1/2 pounds yesterday at the vets. Photo taken minutes ago, is him on his area play rug. He loves all his toys BUT his favorite is the snuggle puppie you sent us home with. He sleeps on it every night - on the second set of batteries for the heart. He also likes to drag it around the house with him. Please keep in touch... Gary & Sandy Hello Mary Ann, Wanted to send you this pic of Ranger with his best pal Spot (snuggle puppy). You can see the size comparison. One month ago, Spot was twice as big as Ranger - now Ranger is several inches longer than Spot. Is there any possibility that he has some St. Bernard in the family tree? The boy is growing like Topsy. For the runt, he now has some large paws, we think he is going to be a big boy. P.S. He is not a big fan of tonight's rain - turning into a real house pansy. Gary & Sandy It's Ranger's 15 week birthday today. He got his first full hair cut. He sat there so calm and let Sandy groom him. The clippers you recommended worked great. He got his last shots Monday to include rabies, now he is set for a year. He weighed in at 12 lbs. Pic of him playing with Spot, his crate mate and favorite toy. Spot is taking some serious abuse. Ranger is not happy with the 80 degree weather the past few days. He comes in from his yard pottie breaks and lays on the floor vents so the air conditioning can cool his belly; maybe the haircut will help. Gary & Sandy
Hi Mary Ann, I hope you are having a wonderful Easter!!! We have finished Easter Brunch and will go to Chris' sister's house for Easter dinner in a bit. We have had a great first week with Addie!!!!! Boy, are we tired though :) She's such a sweetie and is quite the snuggler!!!! She went to the vet last Monday and did great!! The vet took a pic of her and said he has a contest with vet friends around the country for the cutest puppy each week and he said "I'm going to win this week!!"
I thought you would like to see a couple pics from the week. Take Care, Deborah
1 year update: "Hi Mary Ann! Sorry it has been so long since I emailed you! Time just slips by!!! We are doing well and Addie is great!!!! She had a "dog" cupcake from a pet bakery for her treat and we got her a fun birthday hat and Valentine's Day heart scarf. She's such a love bug!!! Snuggles lots, plays lots and loves taking walks and seeing other dogs and people. We love her sooooo much!!!! I hope you are doing good!!! Our twins will graduate from college in May, so that will be very exciting for us! Take care, Deborah"
Tabby is amazing and is going to be a perfect fit for our family! She was nervous from the all the traveling, but once she got home she was playing and exploring! Thank you so very much. Sincerely, Shannon
Hi Mary Ann,
We want to let you know Duncan arrived on schedule today. He's absolutely precious; was a bit timid at first, but has visited the vet for his well check, met our daughter, taken stock of his home & his yard, had a nap in his new bed just had a small bite of dinner, as he's had an exhausting day.
Thank you for providing us with Duncan; an absolute perfect gift!
We'll forward you additional photos as he grows with our family.
Blessings to you and yours, Jack and Judy
Hi Mary Ann, Just wanted to send a few photos to Spencer's Mom & Dad! He is the most precious boy and has captured our hearts like we could never believe. Spencer is a celebrity in our Condo Complex. Treats greet him along his many long walks. People have even stopped to find out where we found him. Of course we always give them your name. His prance is clearly a part of his show genes! He is so attached to our youngest grandson Ryan, they are true buddies. I am attaching a few photos for you. Mary Ann, I truly want to thank you and your family for raising such great puppies and their breeding is perfect! Spencer's composition is perfect and his disposition is unbeatable! Thank you for your dedication to the breed. After losing our two precious cockers (Bailey (buff) and Rudy (chocolate)) to old age, we could not have been more pleased. Totally Smitten with their Hearthside Puppy Spencer (aka Sylvester), Karen and Jeff V. in Holland, MI
Hi Mary Ann: I thought I had sent you a photo of us at SEA-TAC yesterday, but maybe it didn’t come through on your phone. It was a long day for both of us, but all is well and yes, it is like bringing home a baby. I left my house at 8:30 a.m. and got home at 4:00 p.m. – did I mention that I do not like Seattle traffic? She is the most beautiful baby girl – and she is so little! I absolutely love her eyelashes and thank you for trimming her head. Okay, I am dyed blonde – do you have to disassemble the crate to get the food dish out? I will be talking with you soon. Thanks so much for putting in the animal (Snuggle Puppy) with her – she slept on top of it last night. God Bless, UPdate: Hi Mary Ann: It is hard for me to believe that I called you on a Thursday and had Zoe delivered in Seattle on Saturday - what a blessing. She is such a joy and we did survive a week together :) Thank you for your attention to detail when shipping. I love the puppy you placed in her crate that has the heart-beat - she sleeps on top of it every day. Zoe was clean and groomed with all of her paperwork tucked inside her crate. Also, thank you for the puppy DVD which has proven most helpful. God Bless, Annie
Jazzy and Daisy are the proud owners of Michele and Vance - here in MO. They are some of our 'first' cocker babies - raised here at Hearthside. We love the great homes and people who have some of our babies. :o) Thank you Michele, for sending us these pictures.
"I videoed Barbie and our kitten Dixie yesterday morning. They are having a good time together. You produced a beautiful girl!
Thanks! Amanda Williams"
This is sweet Bo, he lives in Florida with Nicole and all of her family. Bo is very loved, and he is a happy boy. :o)
Charles and Lisa Brown in VA, plus their daughter Katie now have our Billy and Aurora. Both are doing so well. Aurora is now Missy, Aka Little Miss. Riley the Shorkie Tzu loves her too! Chuck and Jasper are inseparable. They slept together. We did a good job matching pups to homes. Yay! Vet Visit: "Mary Ann, Jeff and family, My husband and I are the proud owners of "Jasper", your pup "Billy", and our daughter now has "Missy", your pup "Aurora." We took them to the vet for their arrival wellness check and you blew our vet away. First of all the receptionist announced to the whole staff that the cocker pups had arrived, and it was crazy after that. Our visit was an hour long Only because they were marveling over the pups so. We have never had the vet pull out a towel so that the exam table wasn't too cold, much less Kiss the dogs, and we have Four other dogs that have gone there since puppyhood! The vet was also very impressed with the documentation you sent. Having the pups picture on their paperwork would eliminate any chance of error, and for you to have already provided that was the work of exceptional breeders. Much love and thanks from Virginia! Lisa, Chuck and Katie Brown"
Tahoe got to go home with Kelsey and Ashley to VA. They are from MO, but he is stationed in VA - so off they went with their new puppy. :o) I hope we get more pictures from them. They were very happy with this sweet boy.
Update: "I thought that I would give you guys an update on Tahoe whom we re-named Bowser. He just turned a year old :) He is absolutely wonderful. He has the best personality. He is so playful and so loving. We couldn't ask for a better dog. He is the perfect companion for me. Thank you guys so much! He is truly my best friend.
Ashley and Kelsey :)
Thanks so much for sending the pictures! Hope you’re all having a nice New Year’s Day!
Everyone here is great. Jake is sleeping on Brian’s lap right now. :-). He’s definitely a little love bug. I hope he’s okay when he has to spend sometime by himself when we have to go back to work. We’ll have a pet sitter come twice a day but I'm afraid he’s not going to like being alone!
He’s been so good! We took him for a walk today to explore the neighborhood and he seemed to have fun. Initially he seemed a little hesitant to go in the back yard by himself, but he’s starting to get bolder and more sure of himself. He’s going up and done the stairs on his own now too. He’s a great little guy! We’ll keep you posted and send some pics as he continues to settle in. Take care!
"Love our puppy! She is wonderful!!!!"
Mitch and Julia were able to make the trip to our place to pick out their new puppy. Lark was the lucky girl. She is now getting happily settled in to her new home with their 3 children ( a set of twins). :o)
We love getting pictures, and also getting to meet our new puppy owners.
Karen and Alan were able to come here to pick out their puppy - on their 32nd anniversary - that was pretty special for us as well.
Courtney and Cole were also able to come here a few days earlier - and they got their new sweet baby boy - Carter has a buddy to play with now.
Just giving you an update this morning. We're going into the second day with no accidents in the house! I've never heard of a puppy not having accidents - either we're taking him out too much or he just knows what to do already. I'd love to know what his routine was that accomplished this! I'm surely still expecting some training to need to occur in the bathroom department, but this is phenomenal that he just knows already. Whatever you did, thank you very much! He's sleeping really well at night, only up once each night and then goes back to sleep without a fuss. My husband has decided to name him "Bingley", as in Charles Bingley from Pride & Prejudice! One of his (and mine) favorite books/movies, so all the kids are using a British accent to talk to the puppy! lol I'm sure that won't last long :0) I'll send more pictures. Have a great weekend!
"Armstrong" is happy in Kentucky ~ new name is Bingley.
Hi, I will send more pictures when I can snap them. You're right, he doesn't hold still long when he's awake! He did awesome on the ride home. Had him in his kennel with the puppy you gave and except for a couple of stops to stretch, potty and play, he slept the whole way. The girls have had him awake since we got home about 6:15, so hopefully he will sleep a few hours tonight. He loves the kennel, goes in like it's no big deal and napped in it with the door open while we ate dinner! He's not had any accidents inside, we've been taking him out a lot, but he's obviously used to being inside. Pre-spoiled for sure! Thank you so much for everything and for the drive you made for him. Thank you also for bringing both boys for us to chose! It was really a difficult decision, but the more time we spend with him, the more I'm sure he was made for us! I'll let you know what we name him. We've gone down a long list of possibilities from the sweet to the ridiculous. We'll come up with something respectable after we get to know him better. Have a great night and hopefully get to sleep in tomorrow morning :)
Jamie and Lexie
Lexie's first day in New York, with her new family.
Hi mary ann and Jeff,
Its Brian, We just wanted to thank you all again for helping us bring this wonderful bundle of joy into our lives. We feel so lucky to have her. She is absolutely amazing!!!! Jamie wants to say" Thank you" for giving her a new best buddy.(She wanted to send you this Picture) Lexie is doing great for her first day, we all could not be happier. Her tail will not stop wagging!!!! Thank you all for taking such great care of her, it shows with every little step she takes! She is perfect.
Hi MaryAnn! We got Mochie (aka Andrew) from you in Oct. He has been such a joy! He has trained well and is such a good boy! He loves our two boys and wants to be with them all the time. We get many compliments on what a beautiful dog he is. It was very hot here in PA yesterday and Mochie decided to cool off in our fountain. I will email you a pictue of him in it. It is very cute! Thank you for such a handsome and well socialized puppy!!!
Mochie's pictures are to the right. :o) He is one of Marmy and Jacob's boys.
"Hi Mary Ann, We are totally in love with Tucker. He is going to the door to go out, he has slept the past two nights without whinning, he has found his puppy bark, he loves his ball and will return it needless to say he is the cuttest puppy around. Thanks for the pictures. Here are some of Tucker. Sandra and Connie"
Auggie has turned into one handsome boy. We love him to death. Just wanted you to see... -Barbara
"Hello Mary Ann, I have been thinking for awhile to contact you to let you know how much we love Sophy. She has grown up fast the past 10 weeks and has gained about a pound a week. She is very friendly and loves everybody! She took well to the crate and slept through the night from the very first day we had her. It also only took a week to potty train her using the clicker method. We even taught her how to ring bells to let us know that she needs to go outside! We have been introducing her to a few new dogs and just recently took her to the dog park here in Ithaca where she was able to play with three older cocker spaniels. She also is great in the car and has made several trips to Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Sophy has just been a joy and has adapted well into our family. I cannot imagine life without her. Thank you for your dedication in raising healthy, well-adjusted family pets. Keturah"
"Mary Ann We couldn't be happier! We gave Glory to Ellie at the Broadmoor Hotel. The Bellman delivered her to Ellie. Ellie has decided to name her Bella or Bellie. Her full name will be Christmas Isabella Of The Broadmoor. She growled at Gracie (soooo cute) but Gracie is fully accepting of her. Now Bella cries when she can't find Gracie (: Thanks again for providing us with a wonderful companion! You have been a joy to work with! Merry Christmas, James, Ellie and Bella" ~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Hello! Bella is absolutely the most precious puppy. We all love her dearly! Gracie has taken her in and even cleans her eyes and ears! Thank you for giving us a most incredible gift! We couldn't be happier!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~ "She is doing so well.. she and Gracie are playing as I send this! Gracie (another cocker spaniel that they have) is so good with her.I wanted to also tell you that I would be more than happy to be a reference for you if you should ever have the need. Hope all is well for you! Thanks! James"
"Hi Mary Ann (Jeff and Grace too!)Maestro is awesome!
He has bonded so quickly with all of us and acts like he's always been a part of our family. Hans has a new buddy and he couldn't be happier. He snuggled right up next to Hans and slept the entire way home (4 hrs). Which was good because then he had the energy to play with Indy! They are so cute together. Indy and Maestro hit it off immediately. Maestro follows Indy everywhere. Indy has shared his toys and is very gentle when Maestro jumps on him. Rika's taking lots of pictures so we'll be sending you some soon! It was so nice to meet all of you! We're very impressed with the quality of your dogs and the love you give them. Thank you for sharing Maestro with us! Dan, Rika, Hans, Indy and Maestro"
Maryann, Our family has fallen in love with this little boy! He was a joy to have during the holidays as you can see from the pictures that my daughter just sent to me. He was involved in all of our activities, from holiday dinner parties to New Years Eve gatherings at the ranch with 30+! He has blended in to our routine beautifully and can't wait for play time with K.C. our 2 year old chocolate lab. My son, Conner, and I started taking Bentley to puppy training classes last week and laugh that Bentley ignores all of the puppies his size and wants to play with the labs, dobermans and pups 2-3 times his size! He is a mischievious little pup with the biggest heart! I will keep you updated on his progress and forward more pics at a later date as these are from several weeks ago. Happy New Year. The Meeks Family
Back to Hearthside Cocker Ave.
Mary Ann, We are all hopelessly in love with Smudge. We couldn't have had a better first day. She really lets us know when she needs to go outside...I find that amazing. We've been out a lot today, and every time, she wants to explore a little more of her new environment. I don't think she's going to be shy about anything, and it won't be long before we will need to put her on the leash. We got a cute purple collar today and had a gold-tone heart tag engraved with her name and our phone number...she didn't bat an eye when we put it on her. She enjoys sleeping on anyone's lap, and right now is curled up at my feet. She is a dream, and we really see the benefits of all the hard work you and your family put into socializing your pups. She has cried very little, and when I put her in the crate earlier today to see how she would respond, she curled right up and seemed very content in there. We will try it tonight and see how it goes. Mom had such a nice time visiting with you...I am sorry that my time was divided with the gentleman who was here for our closet plans. I hope that I wasn't rude. Mom, Fran and I all commented on how sweet Grace was. She is so well-mannered and was so patient with all the adult business going on this morning. Not the funnest time for her, I'm sure, but she did a great job of occupying herself. Tell her how much we enjoyed being with her. I took a few closeup pics of Smudge today, and I've attached the best one. I will try to get more tomorrow. Well, I'm better close for now. Hope you all enjoyed your shopping and were able to find another coat for Grace. Thank you again, so very much!!! God bless!! Love, Rhonda (Fran and Mom) and Smudge
Prince started out as Augustus. He is one of Posey and Thaddaeus' children.He was adopted by Robert and Inez in Maryland. He is so loved by them all. I hope we get to see more pictures of this happy family. "Good Evening Mary Ann, I hope you enjoy the picture attached. We love and enjoy Prince so much he is such a blessing to our family. Thank you so much for being such a blessing to us as well. Inez"
"Hi, Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had 13 here at our RV Resort - wonderful weather until today, then overcast and cold. Sophie is learning to sit, go down and we are working on stay plus shake hands. She is finished with her shots for the next year and weighs 15+ lbs. The vet said she can be fixed at any time. Here are some pictures I just took of her - she is sleeping on our kitchen floor - she prefers that to the bed I bought or carpet. love, Sandy, Ernie and Sophie"
Bob and Atreyu in Canada adopted this pretty buff boy - here are a few of the pictures they have shared with us - this sweet boy - like everyone of our babies - has a great home. He is loved and you know he is loving them right back. :O)
"MaryAnn, Thank you for the time yesterday, it was fun to hang out with all of the puppies and dogs. He barked in his kennel for about 20 minutes last night and then settled down for a good nights sleep. Had him out today with our shepherd and they are being playful with each other. The cats have disappeared and trying to figure out who the invader is, so that will take a little time. He is relaxing on the couch next to me and JoEllen is taking the afternoon off to come home and spend some time with her puppy." 3/18 "Hi Mary Ann, Jasper is doing great! He has been so much fun and has blended well with our family. Jasper and our other dog, Maggie are fun to watch as they play and run together. Maggie will hold one end of a rope over Jasper until he grabs and pulls. Maggie has never been a dog that has played much with toys, but seems to enjoy having another dog to play with. It is so cute to watch them! Jasper is also giving the cats a run for their money. He and Sammie have a great time running through the house playfully until Sammie has had enough and takes off. Sophie our other cat is taking a little longer and doesn't have much time for a rambunctious puppy. He has done well with crate training and only cried the first couple of nights. He has done good with potty training and is now going to the door and scratches to go outside. As I hope you can tell, we are truly enjoying him! I love how he enjoys cuddling with us on the couch and look forward to when he is completely trained to finally be able to dump the kennel and have full reign of the house. Was checking out your website just the other day, looking at the puppies that were just a few days old when we picked up Jasper. My how they have grown! They are beautiful dogs. Really liked Maverick, but is way too soon to add another one. Good to hear from you! In Him, Bret & JoEllen Lee." (4/10)
"Hi Mary Ann, Just wanted you to know that Jasper went through his surgery just fine. He doesn't even behave like he has had a surgery. He weighed in at 23 1/2 pounds. He hasn't gotten any taller, but much longer. Our vet shared that he has no more baby teeth and that his adult teeth are almost all in. I can't say enough how much we have enjoyed him! He has been so much fun! We have to keep him calm & quiet for the next three days (poor guy) before we can turn him loose to run and play. We are just now looking into an obedience class, more socialization than anything. He does sit on command so far. I hope your day has gone well. And truly will get some pictures taken and send via email. God Bless, JoEllen" (4/28)
Nolan and Winston have a great home - over the line, in Canada. Rob and Tara and their sweet family got Nolan (buff boy) first. He was one of Posey and Streaker's pups, a full brother to our Una. Then they decided to add Winston - the black/white/tan boy to their family - and I got to deliver him - that was such a nice week-end for me. NOw - a few years later - they have even added our Posey to their family - which I know she feels like she is in heaven. Thank you Rob and Tara!!
Cooper and Marilyn in AR
Lori and Lyndsey - plus all of their family - have 2 of our sweet babies - Cooper and Marilyn. They have the same parents, only different litters, and have totally different personalities. These two are so well loved, and taken care of - it is great to hear from Lori at any time.
417-926-6306 - home 417-259-4136 - cell 417-259-6090 - cell
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