|We introduced Fred to Lisa's Italian Mastiff, Sophia, this morning. She is very
gentle with puppies. You can see from the photos who will OBVIOUSLY rule
when they are together!
|We have so enjoyed our little Westie Girl these past two years. Her name is Piper. A few years
ago we saw a very nice Westie in Durango, CO and they told us that he came from a breeder in
Mason, TX. A little search on
line led us to Bichonsandwestiesrus.com and finally a trip to Mason and to Hungry Hollow
where Peggy had five little cuties at four weeks old. We observed them for some time and
narrowed our choice down to two little
girls. We then got a tour of the barn where each dog family had their own area and access to an
outside run. We also saw the outdoor runs where there were a large number of dogs, including
quite a number who were
rescued and lovingly cared for. At eight weeks we returned to choose number 308 who became
Piper and thus
began a very interesting and entertaining chapter in our life. Piper rode home to Tucson and
was very well behaved all the way. She slept in a crate but during the day she roamed the
motor home and explored every
hidey hole, nook and cranny. In four days she had memorized the whole place. We got the
folding wire playpen and used the green potty pads for training. The wire play pen is the very
best investment ever. She still
sleeps in it and seems to trust it as her refuge. Along about bed time she trots into her pen and
settles herself for the night. We also use it in the daytime when we have to go to town. We
move it out to the living
room by the windows, put in a bed, her food and water, a couple toys and she jumps right in
and is content for six or seven hours.
She is a playful pup and loves company and often follows us around or just comes and hangs
out at our feet. She is a serious watch dog and hunter and she spends hours guarding her yard
from bunnies, ground squirrels and
lizards. She gets really upset with the Ravens, the Road Runner and the Coyotes. She barks so
loudly that they quickly flee the area. Then she sits in the shade of the tree and keeps watching
for the next intruder.
When she is hungry she sits in a particular corner of the kitchen and watches expectantly. She
also loves to hang out by the pantry because she knows there are some good puppy snacks in
there. Her favorite is the
Gooberlicious peanut butter bones by Bil Jac. In the morning she gets a couple tablespoons of
yogurt and a yogurt dental chew which she really loves. These ar Fido Belly Bones, full of
yogurt and probiotics and Piper
really loves them. Her basic diet is a salmon formula from Blue Wilderness so she is a very
healthy puppy with lots of energy and no allergies. We have had so much fun, amusement and
amazement with her. She has
certainly been a blessing to us and to all our family and neighbors. Don and Marilyn
|Hello, my name is Chloe.
|Hi Peggy. We got Chloe
from you in February and
wanted to let you know that
she is doing great. She is
full of energy and so much
fun to have around. She
has learned to sit for a
treat. We are really loving
hanving her as part of our
|Happy Easter 2014
Hi Peggy!! It's me Lexi!! Rebecca and Darren's new baby female Westie!!
I'm doing great here in San Antonio :D
My ears popped up right when I turned 9 weeks.
My mommy and daddy are super happy to have me and I'm SUPER spoiled.
Here are a couple of family photos from
|Happy Easter 2014
|Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 7:00 PM
To: Peggy Martin
Subject: Piper in Green Valley
Here is our funny friend Piper.
She has certainly been an entertaining girl.
Peggy we also have a 6 week old Great-Grand daughter that is named Piper Jean.
Thank you Don and Marilyn
|Piper in Green Valley