A Mother’s Day secret

Do you know what puppy?  It is Mother’s Day tomorrow!  We should go pick some flowers!  Shhh…don’t tell! Gabriel - What a great idea!  Don’t worry…I won’t say a word! Puppy - Great!  Let’s go!!! Gabriel - OH, NO!!!  What happened to our flowers?  Rachel is feeding them to the puppy!!!! Oh well, we’ll just have to go look for some different ones… Gabriel -

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Kelsa’s adorable puppies

Kelsa's cute puppies are now 3 1/2 weeks old.  We decided to keep the bells on the collars of these puppies, in order to be able to tell them apart from their "cousins".  Even though Kirsa's puppies are a little older, Kelsa's are just as big.  The two litters of puppies are spending time playing and exploring together each day. 

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Enjoying the outdoors

Kirsa's puppies are almost three weeks old now and have been enjoying the unusually warm weather we have been having the past couple of days. "All this fresh air and exploring is making me a little sleepy"...  Kirsa is looking on, keeping watch over them all.

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone here at Festeburg Kennel!  Here are a few photos of Kirsa and Torbi's puppies at 1 1/2 weeks old.  Their eyes are starting to open... They look SO cute!!! Here are a couple of behind the scenes photos of our setup.  The children couldn't resist patting such cute puppies.

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Puppies on the way!

 Kelsa just had an ultrasound and we have good news!  She is pregnant and is due for the 28th of October.  We are all looking forward to the arrival of these little bundles of fun and even more to seeing the happiness they will bring to their new families when they leave in time for Christmas.

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The team is growing!

Gabriel arrived in June, but we have been so busy that we haven't got around to posting his birth announcement until now.  Here are some precious pictures taken a few weeks after his birth.  Kirsa absolutely loves babies!  She will not leave their side and enjoys giving them kisses, much to the dislike of the baby! 

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German Shepherds in Combat

German Shepherds were used in World War 1 to find injured soldiers and to carry messages. They had quite a job to do! Dodging bullets and sniffing out landmines, they were the real heroes of the battlefield. Bullets flying, shells exploding everywhere, tanks rumbling along, it was a terrifying place to be, to say the least! Though running through all of that, never once did they flinch, never once did they look back. The dog…

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Skijoring

A couple of weeks ago, after a heavy snowfall, Jonathan and Royal Aslan went out skiing together.  Skijoring is a sport that Aslan loves.  He is strong, full of energy and loves to run. David did an excellent job of capturing the typical alert and inquisitive expression in Aslan's eyes.  Isn't he such a handsome dog?  We think so! Now the snow is beginning to melt, so winter sports will give way to bicycling,  jogging…

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Snow castles

Snow!  Both German Shepherds and children love it!  All the more when a large pile of snow created from cleaning the driveway turns into an imaginary castle and there are make-believe enemies attempting to capture it.  I just love the ever watchful and vigilant expressions that GSDs have.  Kirsa really looks she is taking the children's game very seriously!  It was quite a scramble for Kirsa to scale the walls, but she relished the challenge. …

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Meet the New Team Member

Josiah, the newest member to the team, arrived last December.  Kirsa took her duties to protect and watch over him very seriously.  She was constantly alert and on guard to unusual noises and perceived threats. Now 8 months later, Kirsa has relaxed a lot and she and Josiah have become best buddies.  Josiah gets very excited whenever he sees her coming and she will lie down right beside him when he is playing on the…

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