Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Miss Emily" from Quincy, Massachusetts~

Dear Sue,

I couldn't let another day go by without writing to tell you
how adorable those two pictures are of Duchess Starr
and her baby Sophia. Can't you just see these two
beautiful babies growing up together - what a wonderful
life they will have.
Our family enjoys your blog so very much, especially me;
I'm on there every day looking at all the new entries. Each
and every one of your baby pups are so precious; I just love
watching them grow.
Hope all is well with you and your family and if and when we
ever get a good sized snow fall up here in Quincy, I'll send
along a picture of little Miss Emily playing in it.

Love to you Sue,


Monday, January 30, 2012

Schatzie from Palatine, Illinois~

Hi Sue!!

Happy Birthday!! Sorry we are a few days late. Hope it was beautiful!!

Today is Schatzie's bday and she wanted to say hi:

Happy Birthday Mommy Sue! Thank you for sending me to live with Mommy, Daddy and Kennedy! Love you!!

Cyrus from Victor, New York~

Hi Sue:
How are you doing?

I am attaching some pictures of Cyrus and his "brother", Carter. Cyrus is already telling us when he has to go outside. He walks to the door and stands there. He is so intelligent. He is going up and down carpeted stairs too. He is so active and not afraid of anything. He is definitely my baby. He wants to be with me or near me at all times. He sleeps through the night in his kennel in our bedroom. He met his future groomer this past Saturday and got his nails trimmed. He didn’t even struggle. He is a great well-adjusted pup that I love to pieces.

Thanks again,

Sandra and Craig

Ranger from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas~

Kaynella and Heidi
Kaynella teaches 5th graders to read, and she is going to have Ranger help her in this endeavor. The mission will be called "Reading with Ranger"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ranger from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas~

Hi Sue,
My precious little Ranger slept in my arms all the way home! (Just as I imagined!) We can tell how loved and well-cared for he was; AND, he sure knows his name! Heidi is so gentle with him and he's not one bit afraid of her or the cat! What a bundle of energy!

Thank you so much for your kind words and loving care!

Kaynella and Craig

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Ranger" from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas~


Ranger arrived safe and sound! I'm in love! Thank you!!!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Dutchess from Farmington, West Virginia~

Hi Susan,

Well Dutchess is settling in well she has made all of us VERY happy!!! She is very lovable!!! She loves to get into everything!!!
And does not like to be left in the room by herself not even for a second!!! We love her so much!!!!
Here is a photo I thought I would share with you!!! This is Dutchess's new best friend!!!!!
Dutchess does not like to be away from Baby Sophia it's almost like she has to protect her!!
Hope all is well with you we will send you more photos from time to time!!


Kathleen, Eddie, Sophia, and Dutchess

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Duchess Starr" from Farmington, West Virginia~

Hi Susan,

         I hope your trip to Erie went well on the way back. We were a little tired but it sure was worth it. My oh My what a beautiful puppy we received as a reward. You know that I said anybody who got a puppy from you would be blessed. Well blessed we are!!!!!!!!! My son Kathleen and Eddie have fallen in love with Duchess and their daughter loves her as well. We are blessed and the picture I am attaching pretty well tells how much love your puppies bring to a family.

Thanks and may God bless.
 Ed, Shelia, Kat, Eddie

Shaylie from Overland Park, Kansas~

I finally located this sweet letter that Jackie included with her Christmas card!  Never too late for sweet things!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Cosby" from Westville, Florida~

Hi Sue!
So how is everyone? I know your busier than a bumblebee!! Ha, Ha. I hope you enjoy the pics that I'm sending to our family blog. It is such a beautiful warm day down here in Florida. God is so GOOD!! Cosby and Carly are having a wonderful 'play day' today outside. We are making, as Carly says, 'sand castle's or shall I say, digging out the sand castles as Cosby is concerned, ha!! Thank you again for breeding such a wonderful, beautiful temperament cocker spaniel. Sue, you would also be proud of me and Cosby! Cosby's fantastic groomer, Mrs. Ana, has been encouraging us to walk early in the morning with her and her dogs. And I absolutely thank God for her sweet friendship and the workout that we do together to help us reach our weight loss goals together!! Cosby is a great social dog, with Ana's help of her three sweet dogs. We walk starting at 7:30 am. for 2.5 miles daily around our schedules. She's becoming a new fan of your special highcallingcocker family blog. I read it everyday just like the daily news newspaper, LOL. May God bless you and Mike and each family member. We love and lift you up in our prayers everyday. GOD BLESS YOU SUE , WE LOVE YOU!!!

Love in Jesus,

Sherry, Carly, and Cosby!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Hannah" from Cambridge, Wisconsin~

Sue , I gave Hannah her first bath tonight. She looks and smells lovely!

Didn't mind it too much. She's been running wild around here tonight so

I think it invigorated her! Hopefully she will sleep all night tonight!

Thanks again. Sally

"Hannah" from Cambridge, Wisconsin~

Hi Sue, I want you to know Hannah is doing great and getting very

spoiled. We are having a snow storm as I'm writing this and when she

goes outside she likes to slide down the ramp we have on our deck. I

thought she did it by accident but she would run up the steps and do it

again. So she has adapted to Wisconsin weather quickly. Hannah seems so

tiny to me as I am used to Labradors. I feel like I'm dressing a doll

when I put on her sweater. It was 1 degrees here yesterday and she

appreciated the extra warmth I think. We are enjoying her and my husband

is getting a kick out of her. Our cocker we had years ago was his

favorite dog. Our grand kids came for dinner last night and had such fun

with her. She has been getting up around 3 and then again at 6 to go out

during the night so we are a little fatigued today. But each day she

improves. She hold her own with our lab Ben. She likes to follow him

around and the silouette is so cute as he is 90 pounds and she is 7! He

is very gentle and has great patience with her. I catch her nibbling at

his feet sometimes. He just pretends nothing is happening. She sure is a

healthy eater! I think she's grown in the last 2 days. Thanks for

everything. We just LOVE her. She has a spunky personality! Will keep

you updated as she grows and progresses. Sally :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Natasha" (Cookie) from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida~

Sharon has taken a few pics of Natasha and posted them on her blog.
Sharon's Blog

This pup has no shortage of personality or attitude - which is why someone would select a cocker spaniel in the first place.

Thanks again
P.S. Now we have to start getting her ready for life aboard our boat in Maine this summer.

Note from Sue:    I hope you all take a moment to view Sharon's blog.  It is AWESOME!  Thank you for sending the link, Lou!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Natasha from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida~

Hello Sue,

We wanted to Thank You and Mike for bringing Natasha to us yesterday. And, of course, to let you know we all arrived home safely. Natasha did famously at the airport and on the plane. She slept most of the way, only whining a bit when we started the descent into West Palm Beach. Fortunately, we didn't have a 7 hour layover on our trip home, so it was much better than the trip up. Thanks also for the tip to check out Direct Air into Niagara Intl Airport. Here's a photo of you with Natasha (your "Cookie,") as well as one of her sleeping soundly as we waited to board the plane (with her special blanket).

Sue delivering Natasha to Lou and Sharon at the Niagara Falls Airport

Natasha sleeping at the airport, waiting for her flight~

Once we arrived home, Natasha promptly emptied her little bladder (on the grass!), and then began to explore. We didn't let her roam much, but she claimed the family room as her own. She ate, drank some water, played with her toys, and called for attention. She slept in her crate, waking me every few hours to go outside. Of course, she wanted to play, but I wasn't up for that at 3AM.

She's totally charmed Lou, and my hopes of having a Cocker slightly less spoiled than the last one are probably in vain. Today we visited the family vet - Dr. Pryor at the Village Animal Clinic in North Palm Beach. As you would expect, she stole the hearts of all the gals and guys in the office, as well as her vet. We received many compliments on both her looks and personality. Dr. Pryor said they seldom see Cocker Spaniel puppies these days, and Natasha sure is a cutie.
Dr. Pryor at the Village Animal Clinic in North Palm Beach

And, as if that wasn't enough excitement for the day, some of our neighbors insisted on meeting Natasha when we arrived home. She met their dogs as well. She ignored them at first, but then was chasing them to play after just a few moments - we don't think shyness is going to be an issue with this one! And, she 's already received two "Welcome Home" gifts from the neighbors.

She's doing fine - out like a light at my feet after all the excitement of the day. I've included some snapshots taken while she and I waited in the car for Lou to do the grocery shopping - she's quite a ham. And then a quick set as she explored the patio. I've yet to have success taking a photo of her standing up, as she's always running full out. It seems she has two speeds - All ON and All OFF - nothing in between.

Thank you very much, and we wish you all the best. We couldn't have received a more perfect puppy.

Lou & Sharon

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Martin keeps Wilson hoops in control

Martin keeps Wilson hoops in control

Just got home from my son's basketball game...we're very proud of him..he's doing a great job. He is wearing the white uniform above, playing against his friend, Scott Kneeland, wearing the blue uniform..who lives one township over from us.  There is a really nice newspaper article about Tyler at the link above.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Dash" from Cleveland, Ohio~

Ed and Rica with their new baby, Dash. 

 Dr. Carol Radinsky from Belvoir Pet Hospital in Cleveland.

Hi Sue,

It's a snowy and very busy Saturday for the three of us. We went to see DASH's vet today, her name is Dr. Carol Radinsky from Belvoir Pet Hospital here in Cleveland. She said he's a very good dog in so many ways, very calm, beautiful and seems very healthy, he's also very friendly to the other small dogs in the clinic but intimidated and shaking to see the big dogs there They did physical exam, stool exam and he was given his first tablet for heartworm prevention.
Attached as promised are the pictures, that was Dr. Carol in the first one with me and the rest are just family pictures : )
During his first night he was so well behaved, after your daughter left I showed him our house and introduced his crate and playpen, he's shy and extremely sweet to me that night. He fell asleep (in his crate with closed doors) as soon as I turned off the light at 10:45pm. Ed arrived at 12 midnight and as expected he woke him up even if I told him not to, and played with him for a little bit but after an hour he went back to his crate and sleep untill the morning ( no crying at all ) Is he really making some funny sounds while sleeping?
The following day is a little different, he's playing a little bit and and keeps on sleeping for 2-3 hours each time the whole day, we just allowed him to do what he wants 'cause Ed said he's still adjusting to his new surroundings and with us, but we regret that 'cause he's up the whole night last night playing and crying a little bit, I think he's starting to come out of his shell now. Like I said we're busy the whole day today so we hope he's going to sleep well tonight.

He's eating and drinking water good. He's missing the potty tray sometimes when doing #1 and #2 but that's expected as we're just starting with his training.
Thanks Sue for taking good care of him during his first 9 weeks. We hope that we can maintain what you have started.

We will update you everytime there's something new with him.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blossom from Northfield, Vermont~

Mama Sue loves this picture of Blossom.  She looks like a little puppy-wuppy!  Too cute!

Miss Chanel from Westlake, Ohio~

Happy Birthday (yesterday) Chloe from Lancaster, New York~

Chloe with blue bows~

Chloe celebrated her second birthday yesterday, so I wanted to put my very favorite pictures of her on the blog.  I still have Chloe's sister here with me.  Her name is "Sweetie".