Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dolly The Cajun

 Dolly's blue eye really shows up in the top picture.  Tomorrow our Razorbacks play LA Ragin' Cajuns!  So Dolly may still be in Arkansas at game time.  Will she call the hogs or root for the Cajun?  By nightfall she will be in LA but we think she will always be a Arkansas Hog fan!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Too Hot

It was 98 degrees here today and Sissy looked for a cool place to sleep.  The concrete porch was the best she could  locate.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Icon and Hank

 These are the two male pups we have from the Dobs / Spud litter.  Hank is black with a white head and Icon is white with black spots.  Both males are ready now.  Price $350.00 Reg. NKC

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Dolly's new family can't come for her until this weekend.  She is excited to meet her new family.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Once In A Blue Moon.....

This week we had a blue moon!  That is when there is 2 full moons in a 30 day period!  Blue moons don't happen often.  Each calendar year contains roughly 11 days more than the number of days in 12 lunar cycles. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years (7 times in the 19-year Metonic cycle), there is an extra full moon. The extra moon necessarily falls in one of the four seasons, giving that season four full moons instead of the usual three, and, hence, a blue moon.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Piper's Progress

Below is an update on Piper (Feona) from Dan Alee!  She is doing great!  Read about her progress!
Hey, Piper is doing great. Very playful, very good appetite and rambunctious when up and around.

I told you she had picked up "here" very good and when you holler it she comes a running full blast even if she's laying in the living room sleeping. She is naturally setting when she gets to me so I believe when we start on "sit" she's going to grasp it quickly.

Well here is one I didn't expect this fast. Anytime we have a dog in the house I always hang a bell on the door and over time teach them to ring it when they want to go outside. Most of my past Labs pick it up in a couple weeks reliably.

Whenever I take Piper outside I always ring the bell and say "outside."

After two days of this and after getting up this morning and taking her out we came back in to start breakfast.

Well she rang the bell on her own and I thought it was a fluke but anytime that bell rings, the dog goes out no matter what so they pick up on it. Out I set her.

After coming back in and eating her meal this morning, about 5 minutes later she rang the bell again. I opened the door and she went right out and done her business.

She has rang the bell two more times since then this morning and each time I opened the door she went out on her own.

Now I know she isn't potty trained yet and that will take a number of months but after just two days of the bell, she seems like she's got it figured out already. That's pretty impressive and she really does seem like she's going to be a very smart girl.

May seem like we do a lot with her but in reality 99% of the time she spends just being a pup.

Labs are usually very smart and rank real high on the dog aptitude scale. Never researched Feist but I am betting she is going to finish off pretty reliable obedience by the age of 16 weeks or so like most of the Labs I've trained.

If you haven't figured it out, I've always loved obedience training, lol.


Saturday, August 24, 2013


Beau came down from North AR and picked up Moody.  HE sent this photo on their way home.  Moody is helping watch the road!  Looks like they are a team!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Moody Green

 Moody (Barrister) is going to his new home tomorrow afternoon.  New owners can change the name of a pup. NKC registers under a number not a name.  Beau is naming Moody after his two grandfathers.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Icon and Hank

 We have two male pups from the Dobs / Spud litter.  The white male with black spots is Icon and the other male, Hank, is black with a lot of white on his head.  The little female in the photo, Dolly, is sold to Billy and Sandy Floyd of LA.  She will being going to the Floyd home later this week.

Price $350  Reg Mountain Feist (NKC)  Healthy and Beautiful pups!
 The pups notice those pretty dogs in the window and continue to star!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Special Family ~ / ~ Special Feist

 The Allee family came Saturday and took Feona to a new home.  They are naming her Galla Creek Texas Piper!  Dan and his wife, daughter and grandson are a first class family.  Piper was a little pooped from the transition to a new home, but came to life after a couple days.  Dan said--"she jumped around like a dog on crack!"  Piper was probably happy to be away from 6 brothers.  She stayed in the kennel most of the time here.  Piper was only half as big as most of the litter and was really about 1/4 the size of 3 of the males.  Siggie is glad she has a great home!  The Allee's went home with one of our yellow meated watermelons!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Four O'clocks

These 4 O'clocks at the side of the house are really looking pretty since we have had a little more rain, but weather is starting heating up tomorrow so everything will dry out quickly.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School

Hope all our kids have a great first day of school tomorrow!
 Sigrid will begin grade 3rd and Ingrid will go to Middle School--6th grade.
 Clayton will enter kindergarten!
 Here is Coach Miller's granddaughter Paige with Archer--she will start to school tomorrow!
 Astrid will be in 8th grade and is on the volleyball team for Russellville Jr. High!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rutland's Hagar

Marc sent this picture of Hagar.  We love to hear from Marc because we can tell how he loves our little girl, Hagar. She was the runt and we did not dock her tail because we were afraid she would not make it. She is big now and that tail whips around when she trees.  She had a sister we call Ellie and Ellie's owner came tonight and bought a male Feist, E. Z. from our litter from Dobs and Spud.  E. Z. is black with white trim and he was the largest of the males of the litter.  We love to hear about our dogs and what they are doing.  Ellie's owner (Steve Granberry) said he just took Ellie for walks and she started treeing.  Given the opportunity--that is what our Feists need to be squirrel dogs--the opportunity in the woods!
Here is Marc's email:
I know it has been a while since I touched base but here is Hagar on her first warm up hunt this year. She treed this one in about five minutes. Btw I have truly been blessed with such an awesome dog. Best I have ever had.  Marc Rutland
E. Z. is asleep in the right corner of the basket!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cora Jealous

 Sigrid played with Feona and then she got Archer out of the Kennel.  Cora had enough of the puppies getting all Sigrid's attention and she came over and scooted her way so Sigrid could hold her too.Cora is a great squirrel dog, pet, snake killer, coon tree dog!She even tries to keep the deer and rabbits out of our garden!

Friday, August 16, 2013


A nice family with two young boys came today and took Grit home with them.  She is the first to leave and more will be going to their homes soon.  Taking care of nine pups is a full time job, but we are committed to giving the best care to Feists.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dobs / Spud Pups Weaned

 Dobs is crying tonight.  We took her from the puppies.  We had to put 4 in one kennel and 5 in another as 9 pups in one kennel is too many.  Sigrid came over this evening and played with Feona, Dolly, and Barrister.  She took these photos.  When I uploaded the pictures, the card said 273 photos so Sigrid was busy snapping!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Feona, Gretchen and Dahlia

 Out of the nine pups of Dobs and Spud, there are only three girls--Dolly (Dahlia), Gretchen, and Feona!  Dolly is going to live with Catfish and Feona is going to live with the Allee family.
 Feona--her spots are chocolate colored and not black as we thought!
 Gretchen--she does not have as much tan as Dolly!
 Dolly and Feona
 Dolly has one blue eye!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Chickens

Pups will be ready to go to their homes this weekend.  We have been getting some new chickens so we can enjoy a good breakfast when cool weather gets here!
Tonight we went to Knoxville, AR and came home with 4 Black Star hens.  They are a cross between a Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock.  They are sex linked chickens like the Cherry Eggers we bought last week.  So we have 9 new big good laying chickens.  We are going to try to get about a dozen new Banties before winter.  We have 10 Welsummer hens but they are not very good layers.

 One of the Cherry Egger pullets is laying and the eggs are a deep brown and medium sized like we prefer.  The Black Star lays a light brown egg.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Galla Creek Archer

This is Archer and he will be moving to near Clarksville, AR with Coach Miller!  Archer is laid back like Spud.  He is calm, cool, and collected!