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Pending arrival

June 5, 2009

The newest addition to the Solstice gang is schedule to arrive on June 12th.  We are picking up Ginger’s Brussels Griffon puppy from her breeder Shirley Polson of Gruffels Brussels.  We are pretty sure her name is going to be Gruffels Solstice Paint by Numbers aka Sienna.

Sienna will be Ginger’s dog (my Mom for those who don’t know who Ginger is) and she is going to learn how to groom but I’ll be responsible for taking her in the show ring. 

One more puppy to add to our chaos!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2009 7:37 am

    Looking forward to seeing the little newcomer! How many dogs do you have all in all?

    • June 5, 2009 12:58 pm

      There are currently 7 in residence:
      The 2 retired dogs Stoney a 9 year old Cardigan and Wicca a 7 year old German Shorthaired Pointer. Then the 3 older Cardigans Lindy, PJ and Henry. Henry will be going to his new home sometime in the next month. Lindy 3/1/2 and PJ is 2 1/2. Henry is also 3 1/2. Then there are the 2 puppy girls Frost is 7 months and Bailey is 14 weeks. The new Brussels baby will live next door at Ginger’s house.

      I’m very near the top of my dog numbers, 6 is the best but 8 is possible more than that and I don’t think I could give them what they need. Of course having a litter increases those numbers but that is a temporary increase.

      I don’t have to count Sienna since she will be Ginger’s dog, I’ll just be the baby sitter and show handler.

  2. daveandjeri permalink
    June 5, 2009 12:36 pm

    Hope she’s a doll! I love the name. 🙂 Congrats Ginger!

  3. June 5, 2009 1:16 pm

    Congrats! What color and I am taking that it’s a rough and not a smooth? Can’t wait for pictures. I currently have two of them-a black rough and a smooth black and tan. The rough is now just a pet, though we did show him and my daughter used him for juniors, but I’m not up to keeping him in show coat. He is loving called within the circle of show friends as the UBD–ugly black dog ;0) The smooth is a retired show champion who we got asked to take and do performanace with, though I would prefer to alter him, he has to stay intact per owner’s request-he has a few one night stands arranged. He does agility, rally and starting obedience. Oh and he’s a great barn dog too!

    Good luck and well, they kind of grow on you, don’t they???!!!

  4. June 5, 2009 2:06 pm

    I haven’t met her yet, Ginger has but I missed the 1st visit. She will be a Black and Tan rough. Ginger has to learn to groom, I do OK with Cardi coat and was really good with the GSP grooming 🙂 but I’m not taking on the Bussels coat LOL.

  5. June 5, 2009 2:55 pm

    It’s really not that hard, once you get the first stripping done. Then if you can maintain it, then it’s a piece of cake. Not much on the net about grooming them but just look for schnauzer articles-same principals.

    Though I know this won’t be an issue in your neck of the woods, but up here I have problems with the leg hair-the grass can make it a bear to keep it in good shape. I use IOD conditioner with a little water on his legs now and that really helps. Doesn’t take the harshness out but keeps it from getting brittle.

    Have fun, the get along with the cardigans great-collies and the GSD too. Our smooth is nicknamed Death Wish though, thinks he can take on the 80 lb collie and win! He certainly wants to die one of these days-all they will have to do is sit or lay on him ;0)

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