Friday, December 12, 2008


I am sorry for the late Blog but hope you will think it is worth it. Last night Kathy and Joan were telling me that it can be hard to figure out who is who from the descriptions of the pictures, and so I played around and look at what I managed to do! Yes, indeed – the photos have names! Do not freak about the blue eyes -- remember -- that is normal at this age :)

All is well here at Puppy Central. The babies are growing by the second and yes, we still weigh them to ensure that they are gaining and they are. They were so sweet and cuddly last night with Joan and Kathy – that was nice to see. Maybe Joan and Kathy could share impressions in the comments section?? I am sorry that Cali got our invitation too late to come over but we will see her soon. Let me give a big congratulations to Cali who finishes her pediatric residency this weekend – yippee for Cali!!! The puppies have special kisses to give you!

The sociopath cat is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is – he was caught in a cat trap over night and is now on his way to Utah with a triumphant Nicole! Just in time for Christmas – I know how much Joan likes orange cats!

I am sorry to report that the Blog is taking the weekend off. I am heading to Long Beach to show Asia at the AKC Eukanuba Invitational. As the name suggests, this show is entered by invitation only and our Asia (16 mos) earned this honor so we are going. The top dogs in the country will be there and Asia is a baby (and not a top dog -- yet ;) and so I have no illusions of a win but rather I have set two what I hope are realistic goals. First, I want to do a nice job handling her. I have been taking classes and private lessons, and we practice a lot so I think I am ready. Second, I want to have fun showing off my beautiful puppy. Since I will be with friends – and Asia is lovely -- I think this is also an attainable goal.

Galen will be holding down the fort while I am gone. Cassie and Jake has promised to help, and Joan is stopping by tomorrow to remove sutures from the dewclaw debacle. Kim is busy with his wrestling team so he can't go with me but Elizabethanne is flying out to California tomorrow to hang out with us. I leave soon for the long drive, and will be coming home just as soon as I am done showing on Sunday. So the puppy Blog will resume on Monday but I may post pictures from Long Beach if I take any worth sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for checking in with us today.


  1. We would LOVE to see some pictures of the weekend with Asia on the blog...she is a beautiful girl! But we'll miss seeing the little ones for a few days. I'm sure you will accomplish your goals and have a great time! And these new pictures of the puppies are great!!

  2. Mary-Ann,

    Asia is so totally gorgeous, I know people will just fawn all over her!! Good luck this weekend and have a great time at the invitational! Sam and I head to Brazil tomorrow and will not return until New Year's Eve, so I'll have a lot of puppy-blog-catching-up to do when we get back!

    Happy Holidays to the Glitterati and all those who take care of them (and all of the Glitterati fans like myself)!!

    Liz, Sam, Kiko the tropical pug, and Lily Girl

  3. It was a joy for me to get to see the Glitter litter yesterday. They have grown SO much from when I left Montana on their second day of life! They range in size from big and sleek to bigger and sleek. They have maximal puppy breath, and you can feel all their little teeth ready to break through. They smell you when you hold them up to your face, and some lick you or try to suck on your chin. Cadi was most willing to share her babies, as long as you rubbed her belly some too. Zoey and Faith waited quietly behind the gate until they were allowed to come in. I was really impressed with how quiet and patient they were while waiting, and also after they came to greet us. It is astonishing to think of how much growth and development goes on in these first few months of life!

  4. I was lucky enough to be in Long Beach last year during the Invitational, and so got to go. A bit overwhelming, but great fun. I think your goals are modest, Mary-Ann, and so will easily be achieved. Just wish I could be there to see you and Asia have a great time.

    Attaching the names is a wonderful boon for my aging brain. I think I'm falling in love with Jamaica.

    I'm glad Nicole has triumphed and the little sociopath is on his way home.

    We will all wait with what patience we can muster for more puppy photos and the report on Asia at the Invitational.

    Susan and Djinn

  5. Hi! I just happened across your blog when I was searching for mentions of the National. BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES!! I hope you had a good time at the National, and that Asia did well!