Thursday, April 30, 2009

Puppy play date

Luna, Milano, Chandra, Hailey, Gelsey & Akeelah

The dogs had a play date on the tennis court today. They all had a lot of fun running off some energy!!

Chandra, Luna & Akeelah are breeders and Akeelah is Chandra's puppy.

CCI & Build-A- Bear

For the second year in a row, Build-A-Bear Workshop has partnered with Canine Companions for Independence for a special promotion at all stores nationwide and online.

For each stuffed dog (Bearamy Kennel Pals) sold at Build-A-Bear stores or online from May 1 through May 31, the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation will donate $1 to Canine Companions for Independence. They have golden retrievers, black and yellow Labradors ready to be your new stuffed friend.

Last year, the promotion brought in over $60,000 for CCI. CCI has announced this promotion in their April e-newsletter but you can also help spread the word in your area about this special opportunity to support CCI ! (facebook events)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chandra's puppies

I have recieved some pictures of Chandra's puppies! Look how cute they are :) They also all seem to be doing well, it's always nice to get updates on the puppies.

Mari in Phoenix

Makia II in Seattle, she was taking pictures for bookmarks at the library where kids read to her.

Friday, April 24, 2009

CCI on the News!!

Tonight was CCI puppy class at the Sacramento International airport. What a great class it was! There were two news station filming clips about the dogs. News 10 & 13. The segments were GREAT! Wallis and SD Caspin were stars, as usual. There were a lot of very good puppies there, classes that were held were Big Dogs and Riffraff. People at the airport seemed to like all the cute puppies in the baggage claim area and it was awesome that the airport was so helpful in letting us use their facility.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Swimming and Caspin's boots

Chandra got to go swimming today, she loves it! It's a little scary as you can see in the video, she jump almost onto the wall on the other side, but she pushes herself off. She just thinks it's the best thing! Caspin wasn't so sure about the pool, but Milano thought it was awesome! She's going to be a swimmer as well. Hopefully she won't need swimming lessons like her mom ;)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Playing in the yard

Chandra and Milano had a GREAT time playing in the yard! They love the sun and their puppy pool. The yard is completely fenced and they have a great time running around the grass, jumping into the pool, playing in the bushes, jumping on the trampoline then having some tennis court time.

Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A week of Demos

This week is going to be filled with demo's!

Here's where we'll be:
Tomorrow- Sac City College Disability Awarness Day
Saturday- UC Davis Picnic Day
Monday- Sac State class demo

I'll be sure to take pictures and update the blog!

Well, so much for the pictures. We got one from the demo today, but I promise I will take more at Picnic Day!

Chandra was great today, too bad we could only stay for a few hours. I had a class that I have to go to, I need to get all the points I can for it!!

CCI had a great showing of puppies, grads and Chandra the breeder! There was a speech on stage that went well and Chandra got to show off some of her commands. She showed off "get", "under", "visit", "lap", "shake", "leash" and "back". SD Caspin also showed off some of his commands. The crowd loved it!
A lot of people learned about CCI today, hopefully a few will get service dogs, there might even be a few new puppy raisers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

OMSI III update

"B" Litter

Here's an update on OMSI III's litters-

OMSI's 5th litter-"B" with Ona (Hardin II x Pala)
Ona is a Golden Retriever and this is her 1st litter. Ona whelped 9 puppies on February 20th, 2009, two boys and seven girls.
Boys: Brady III and Brock.
Girls: Bodega II, Bonita II, Bijou II, Benicia II, Brianna II, Babs II, and Blanche II.

OMSI's 6th litter- "L" with Halor (Kittredge x Martine)
Halor is a Golden Retriever and this is her 4th litter. Halor whelped 9 puppies on March 30, 2009 (Chandra's birthday!)There are 6 females and 3 males.

Litters due soon:

Dara (Sequoia x Halor)- Due April 28th- 1st litter
Zoelle (Hardin II x Brynna)- Due begining of June - 1st litter

* Interesting fact, Hardin and Halor are siblings and their puppies were bred to OMSI.

OMSI will have 8 litters in total after this with 5 of them being Goldens and 3 LGX.

Another Chandra puppy breeder!!

CCI has made breeder selections from the February turn in class and AKEELAH from Chandra and Kittredge's litter born on 10-06-07 was chosen as a breeder!

This makes 4 breeders for Chandra and at least one breeder from every litter that has turned in!
So far there is:
OMSI III (x Blaze III)- Golden Retriever
Omeeka (x Blaze III)- Golden Retriever
Rhianna (x Terrell)- 3/4 Golden (fluffy coat)
Akeelah (x Kittredge)- Golden Retriever

Akeelah acts and looks so much like Chandra! It will be fun to see her with her puppies, I'm sure she'll be a great mom just like Chandra!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Chandra and Milano had a photo shoot in Davis, hopefully you'll be able to see some of these pictures in the CCI Calendar next year! I've also added more pictures of Milano to her blog.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Party pictures

Here are some pictures from Chandra's birthday party! It was just a little pool party, Gelsey and Hailey came over to play. Milano grew in a week!