Rip – living life to the fullest

Rip dressed as UPS man for Halloween 2018

Rip crossed the rainbow bridge before his time. He was a wonderful dog and we couldn’t have asked for a better companion. He maintained the same qualities of interactive engagement that you observed when he was a little puppy. We’re so glad he was ours, even if his time with us wasn’t as long as we’d hoped. He lived his fullest, best life right up until the end.

Mollie loves her new view of life

We are amazed at how well Mollie has adapted to so many changes in the short month since she came to live with us.  Just five days ago we returned from the cottage in Pomquet to city life in Bedford and Mollie has adapted wonderfully.

She has a favorite spot in our second floor apartment where she can look out and keep track of activities in the neighborhood. She walks beautifully with her leash and, as you can imagine, she has received many compliments on her first class behaviour whenever we take her out.  She is so entertaining and loving.

You have given us a very special gift, Kathryn. Thank you for making this all possible.

Hugs to you,
Marlene and Ron and Mollie

Mollie: Enjoying Retirement

We want to wish you and the poodles at the farm a Happy Thanksgiving. Mollie is settling in nicely after only one week with us. She is eating, drinking, and eliminating like she has always lived here and she keeps a watchful eye on all that is going on around her!

All the best,
Ron, Mar and Mollie

Kathryn’s Note: Mollie’s last pups were born in July 2018. She will be six years old in December and has found a new life as the one and only dog in Marlene & Ron’s home and, hopefully, will give and receive many years of love and affection with her new family. Ron and Marlene were previously the adoptive parents of Mollie’s mother, Dottie.

Kali & Jagger of Riverview

Kali and Jagger

My husband and I have had two beautiful puppies from fairhill farm over the past twelve years. Kali is almost seven years old and is a wonderful companion. Sadly, Jagger died last August from lymphoma. He was the offspring of Shy Valentine (Pookie) and Zelda. He was the best dog we have ever owned. He was 12 years old, lived a full life and was only sick for the last two weeks of his life. His passing has left a big void in our hearts and even Kali was several weeks getting over the loss of her dog.

Debbie
Riverview, NB

Finn & Lucy Enjoy a Snowy Christmas

Finn & Lucy enjoy a winter outing

Finn & Lucy enjoy a holiday snooze

It has been a nice winter thus far, lots of aimless walks and quiet nights in front of the fireplace. I took a few weeks off over the holidays and we hiked almost every day. They are my constant companion. Only work keeps us apart and even though they are bed hogs I wouldn’t want to turn out the lights without them there.

Thank you for gift of poodles,

Keith

 

Walker Awarded St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog of the Year

Walker receiving the St. John Ambulance 2017 Therapy Dog of the Year Award.

At eight years Walker is a wonderful companion whose right to socializing and exercising gets me out, even in poor weather. He still thoroughly enjoys visiting Yarmouth Hospital and anywhere else he thinks he might meet someone who would pat him. Most importantly, his sense of humour closely matches mine and so life is good.
Martha Cassidy

Agility duo: Corky & Drummond

corky-agility-poodle

Corky over agility obstacle

I just wanted to update you on my boys: Corky and Drummond.

Corky  (aka Cortland) gets better and better at agility, although the truth might be that it’s me getting better. He’s so willing and attentive to every nuance of my body. He would do anything to please me and I’ve never had a dog that snuggled like he does, sitting on my lap, leaning on my chest with his head nestled in the crook of my neck. And then he goes out and beats up Drummond in a play fight – so he’s no wussie.

Drummond is my dear clown. Always thinking, with an amazing and sometimes crazy sense of humour. He just turned three and is finally starting to settle down a little. He is going to be a great agility dog, if I can keep his attention long enough. He’s so darned smart and I’m getting wonderful distance with his commands, a necessity when you’re a half-crippled senior trying to run. Corky matches my stride so that I’m never too far behind him but Drum has strength and speed and it’s such a pleasure to be able to send him out to an obstacle and have him do it flawlessly. He really is incredibly smart and he learns so quickly. His only “downfall” is his love of people; downfall in agility, that is. This winter’s lessons will concentrate on helping him to learn that the judge and ring crew are not there to say hello and rub his bum. He certainly does love socializing.

Susan Whelan