Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY 2009!!

2008 was a great year! Chandra would like to wish all her puppies, their puppy raisers, graduates and breeder caretakers a wonderful New Year!!
Here's a update on Chandra's puppies:

O" Litter- BLAZE III 7-15-06 - Golden Retrievers

OMSI III-Breeder 4/08
OMEEKA-Breeder 4/08

"R" Litter- TERRELL 3-2-07 - 3/4 Golden Retriever
RHIANNA- Breeder
RIDER- COC Medical

"A" - KITTREDGE- 10-6-07 Golden Retriever

"M" - RANDY IV 5-17-08 Golden Retriever
MONARCH II- Rainbow Bridge 10/08

Monday, December 29, 2008

OMSI & Sashi's "D" litter

OMSI's newest litter was born on December 18th, there are 5F/4M. The mom of this litter is Sashi a black LGX. This is the "D" litter.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

CCI Hearing Dog (HD) video

Here's a video on Hearing Dogs, just one type of service dogs CCI provides:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ultrasound results!

Chandra's ultrasound results are in and she is pregnant! We saw puppies on the ultrasound, but it is too soon to even have a guess as to how many she will have. Dr. Ruth did guess that she'll have about 8 puppies, which is her normal amount.

In other news OMSI is being bred to Ona (Hardin x Pala), this will be his 2nd Golden litter and Ona's 1st litter.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Chandra has been hanging out a lot with us and just resting before the puppies get here. This weekend we went over to our friends house to make Christmas cookies for kids and Chandra felt right at home :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Omeeka's B litter

Omeeka's "B" litter arrived today! There are 5 boys and 4 girls. Sounds like Omeeka's pre-whelp behavior was just like her moms, a lot of nesting about 12 hours before puppies arrive. It's so nice having definite signs of when puppies should be arriving :)

Here's the "B" litter names:
Bo II, Bito, Brett II, Becca II,
Brooke II, Blake III, Bayou II, Blossom, and Bonnie IV.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Breeder boy OMSI III update

OMSI has been a busy boy, he has sired 4 litters with more on the way. So far OMSI has:

"N" x Brynna- 7 puppies - GLD
"Y" x Ember III - 7 puppies - LGX
"E" x Pearla - 11 puppies - LGX
"D" x Sashi - 9 puppies- LGX

For pictures of OMSI and puppies click here!

Ember & "Y" litter

Omeeka update

Omeeka & Chandra

Chandra's puppy Omeeka is due with her first litter on 12/5..the x-ray results came in and little Omeeka is having 10 puppies!!

Omeeka was my 5th puppy to raise, but with a change in my schedule she was definitely a GRC raised dog with help from so many great people and finished by Jill and Cindy!

Carly is taking on this litter... good luck & have fun!! :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Palm Springs update

Chandra is enjoying the sun in Palm Springs! It's been so nice here. Today we went on a long walk, then she got to go swimming and then another walk to let her coat dry out. She loves laying in the sun, something she hasn't been able to do in Sacramento. Tomorrow we'll be driving home after dinner, it's a long trip..7 hours! She's such a great road trip dog, she just sleeps the entire time.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chandra's coming home for the Holiday's :)

Chandra is getting a ride home tomorrow just in time for our Thanksgiving break trip to Palm Springs! I'm excited to have her's been a long time without her around. She had her dates with Lawrence and it sounds like everything went well. Her ultrasound is on December 18th, I haven't heard for sure, but I'm guessing that means she'll be due around January 20th. I'll send an update from Palm Springs tomorrow night with pictures

Monday, November 17, 2008


I'm watching Akeelah for a few days and it's so much fun having grandpups over! Akeelah reminds me so much of Chandra in looks and actions. She's such a good girl! We're at school now, lucky girl gets to sleep..I wish I could ;)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Monarchs brick

I sent in the checks today for Monarch, thank you all for your donations in memory of Monarch. There was $305 donated to CCI in Monarchs name.

The brick will read:

In Loving Memory
Monarch II

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Amya's Birthday Pictures

Amya's 1st Birthday Pictures

Chandra's date

Chandra is being bred to Lawrence II (Baumann x Keena) a black lab for her 5th and final litter!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Missing Chandra

I'm sitting at home watching the election coverage and studying for a midterm tomorrow. It's sad without Chandra here with me, I just went to the kitchen to get water and whenever our ice machine goes off Chandra comes running for a treat! I missed her being there, but I know she'll be back home soon ready to take on her job for the last time!!

Litter # 5 Coming Soon!!!

Chandra is being bred for her 5th and final litter! Puppies should be born around the middle of January and going out to puppy raisers around the middle of March. I haven't heard yet who Chandra will be bred to, but I'll be sure to update the blog when I find out!

In other news Omeeka from Chandra's first litter was confirmed pregnant yesterday with at least 5 puppies! Puppies are due on December 5th and they are Golden Retrievers, the dad is Alijah (Kittredge x Slyvi).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Chandra's puppy Asjha dressed up for Halloween as her namesake, Asjha Jones from the Connecticut Sun! She also enjoyed a Frosty Paw treat, it's ice cream for dogs!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Akeelah's day at school

Akeelah went with me to school, she was very good :) Nothing at school bothered her and she slept during class.

Video clips

Here's a little video collection of clips from Chandra's 4 litters :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

In Memory of Monarch

It is with great sadness that I write and tell you about the passing of Chandra and Randy's puppy Monarch. It was a few months ago that Monarch was diagnosed with liver shunts, she had surgery on September 20th to correct her liver, but the surgery did not improve her health and on October 20th Monarch was relieved of her pain.

CCI Puppy Monarch II

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ontaro update

Looks like Ontaro is enjoying himself as a wonderful pet :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Omeeka update

Chandra's puppy Omeeka is being bred for her 1st litter! Puppies should be here in about 2 months.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Please pray for Monarch

Monarch (Chandra & Randy's puppy) had surgery today to correct her liver shunts, please keep her and her puppy raisers in your prayers. Monarch is 4 months and only 17lbs, hopefully after the surgery she'll be able to grow into a happy, healthy puppy.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A little basketball team ;)

With the Monarchs in San Antonio for the first round of the playoffs we have a little basketball team here at home ;)
At point we have Louis V..Guard Bruiser..Forward Sanaa..Power Forward Chandra..and at Center Magic.

All the puppies say "good luck mom!!! Beat the Stars!!"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Hiltie's family sent an update and picture. She looks great and so happy! Hiltie was my 2nd puppy for CCI and what a great dog!! She will be 6 years old this November! Wow, that's hard to believe!! Hiltie has been working with her boy since February 2005. Hiltie and Chandra are half siblings, they have the same dad OMSI (not to be confused with Chandra's puppy OMSI III who is also a breeder for CCI). Enjoy the picture!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Oasis II

Chandra and Blaze's puppy OASIS II graduated on Saturday as a Skilled Companion out of the NE region. We are all very proud of Chandra's very first litter, the O's stats are:

Omari II- FD
Ontaro- COC
OMSI III- breeder
Ojala- COC
Omya- COC
Oasis II- SC

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kyle's Lemonade Stand

Check out what an amazing boy is doing for CCI at Kyle's Lemonade Stand

To date he has rasied $33,000 for CCI!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Chandra's playtime

Chandra loves to play and she normally does a play pounce that you can see in the videos. We've been watching our friends 2 shorkies (they're brothers born June 11th). The puppies are Louis V and Bruiser and they're so cute! We also have Sanaa here with us, it's been a house full, but they've been having fun! Chandra is so good with puppies :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Big news for Chandra's pups!

Well the August graduation for Chandra's pups were pretty good!!

Chandra's very 1st puppy OMARI II graduated as a facility dog from the SW region and she is going to Arkansas with her new partner, we are very proud of her!!

Something very special also happened at the SW graduation. 4 pups from Chandra's 4 litters were at SW. OMARI II, AMYA II, ROXA II and MICHAEL II, it must have been something about the II's ;)

Along with OMARI graduating we also had some other pups going back to CCI for their college eduation..GOOD LUCK to:





Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Chandra's vacation

Chandra has been having fun while I've been away, I know she's in great hands and that always is a good feeling. I dropped her off again today with friends and she was so excited to see them, it's cute, she sure does remember people that have taken care of her :) Last week when my family was in Chicago, Chandra was home enjoying time with our friends, swimming, playing in the park and going to the Sacramento Monarchs practice facility to hang out with her buddies, she made sure to check on everyone getting treatment, what a good girl!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fun at the river

Chandra and her puppy Akeelah plus friends Luna (breeder) and Gelsey (COC) went to the river and had a great time!! It was really nice for the dogs to be able to swim and get out some energy and it was also nice for them to cool off in a lagoon off the river.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ice anyone??

Check out a cool trick Chandra does...she loves ice and we used the "push" command to teach her "ice" a new command that she even does on her own now :)

OMSI update

OMSI's first litter with Brynna was born on July 11, 2008. There are 7 puppies 4 girls and 3 boys, the puppies tentative names are:
Nuri, Namiko, Nico IV, Navarro II, Naelyn, Nevada IV, Nanette IV.

OMSI is being bred to Ember (50/50 BLGX) for his 2nd litter! How exciting :) They might have black fluffies!! Ember is a very sweet girl, she was in Chandra's class and went through training with her. This will be Ember's 4th litter. Here's a photo of Chandra and Ember when they came home from advanced training in 2006.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Chandra's puppy updates..

Two puppies from Chandra's "O" litter with Blaze III are rotating into Team Training next month!! How exciting :) The pups are Omari II (SW)& Oasis II (NE). We're wishing them, their puppy raisers and future graduates the best of luck!!

Puppies from the "R" litter should be turning in starting next month, depending on the region the pups will either turn in to CCI in August or November.

The "A" puppies seem to be growing fast and hopefully are learning well and being good for their puppy raisers :)

The "M's" have been with their puppy raisers for about 3 weeks now and hopefully they're doing well!!

In other news OMSI's first litter with Brynna was born on July 11th. This is a golden retriever litter, there are 4 girls and 3 boys and this is the "N" litter.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chandra's trip to Lake Tahoe

Now that Chandra's puppies have gone to their puppy raisers she can be just a dog again and she loves it! We just got back from Lake Tahoe and Chandra had a great time swimming in the lake and playing with her best buddy Magic. She's so exhausted from all the swimming she did, she rolled around in the sand and had a great time!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The "M" puppies are on their way..

We made it to CCI in a little under 2 hours, the puppies thought it would be nice to sing to me for the entire trip!! Other than the screaming everything went well, there were no accidents in the crates and the kennel staff at CCI was very happy to see them. There's nothing cuter than Golden puppies :) The puppies played in the CCI puppy park for about 30 minutes before going into their kennels, they will have their vet checks, tattoo's and then be on their way to their puppy raisers starting tomorrow. CCI was very nice and they were able to do McKenzie's vet check and tattoo so I could bring her home to her puppy raiser tonight instead of them making the trip tomorrow. Here are the regions for the puppies: Malika-SE McKenzie IV-NW Maverick- SE Michael II-SW (I asked about his name since he is named after a donor, Michael was named after another CCI SD. The lady that named him raised a lot of money in the Human Race that was held in Santa Rosa and this is a name that she requested for a puppy). Monarch II-NW Mari-SW Meeka-NC Pictures are posted at Good luck M puppies!! Can't wait to hear updates from you, be good for your puppy raisers!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

"M" Litter Picture

The M's are getting ready for their next adventure..time for puppy raisers :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chandra is home!

Chandra came home yesterday from Peggy's house where she and the puppies were since the puppies were a week old. I know Chandra had fun at Peggy's house, she loves swimming and they have a pool there that she would get to swim in, I know she's going to be excited when she gets to go back to visit :)
Today I took her to a pond to swim with her best friend Magic, they had a great time and after they both got baths!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008