We started the new year with these new, tiny beams of light! Summer is a happy momma of five little puppies. Look for new pictures and updates as they begin to grow! Check out their page, Flight of Lights!
Sparrow turns 16
Sparrow turned 16 on December 17th. She is such a special girl! Sparrow is the only girl from our very first litter, the First Flight litter. While she sleeps a lot, she still loves to trot around the yard and beg for treats!
Forces of Nature go Home
Our Forces of Nature puppies are old enough to go home!
“Sandstorm” now lives in North Carolina and is called “Sasha”
“Wildfire” now lives in northern Colorado and is called “Finn”
“Maelstrom” is staying local
“Vortex” is staying here with us and is now called “Galina”
Oliver: UKC’s Top Ten
Last year’s nationwide show results have been tallied, and our own Oliver finished in the top ten! Accumulating enough points to finish in UKC’s top ten (make sure to look for the 2017 results) for the year is a terrific achievement for any dog, even more so if its done in only a limited number of shows.
In only three UKC show weekends last year, Oliver also earned 4 more Grand Champion legs to complete his UKC Grand Champion title.
A well-balanced hound, it is said, has titles on both ends, and Oliver is well on his way toward acquiring an ASFA Lure Coursing Champion title as well.
Congratulations and thanks to co-owner and handler Cathi Wester of Clayborn Silken Windhounds Picture by Megan Lundberg
Tumble Goes Home
Firebird’s Snow Speeder has flown to his forever home in the Bay area. He weathered the trip without issues despite an hour long flight delay- it happens to the hounds just like us people!– and his new mommy is “totally in love” and posting pictures all over the place.
Wedge is rather confused about his missing playmate, but daddy Oliver came down to visit from Clayborne and is keeping him well occupied.
They can See! And Escape!
Our “seeing spots” puppies are getting their first taste of goat milk with rice cereal as they are growing so fast. They are also moving into the living room to be part of the hustle and bustle of our house. During their 3rd week, the girls figured out how to climb over the whelping box wall to seek out their momma. The pups also met several new people along with Great Aunt Tsarina, Grandma Sparrow, and Isabeau.
Seeing Spots Turn 2 Weeks Old
Head over to their litters page for updates and new pictures.
Pictures as Promised
Merry Christmas, everyone. I’ve added your first look at the seeing spots babies to their page. They’re all nursing and growing very well. Check back for more pictures every few days.
Announcing the Seeing Spots Litter!
We are happy to announce that we’re expecting puppies mid December!
UKC CH Clayborn’s Spotted Towhee “Spot” has come to visit and sired a litter with Firebird’s Angel of Mercy, she is due on or about the 17th of this month. Our Christmas gift to you will be sharing lots of itty bitty baby puppy pictures!
Returning to the Web…
It’s been “that kind of year,” where real life crowds out virtual life, and there’s not a lot else to say. Many thanks to Cathi over at Clayborn for doing her best to keep us connected to the online Silken community.
We’re slowly getting back in the swing of things, starting with a fancy new website. Which isn’t nearly as fun as playing with our puppies, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. (-: