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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mothers

Tira (Laureate Tiramisu, ROMC) is one of our top producers. Her mother (BIS/BISS/BPIS Am/Can Ch. Laureate City Angel, ROMC), grandmother (BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Gabrielle, ROMC) and great-grandmother (Am/Can Ch. Krystalyn Just An Illusion, ROM/ROMC) were also top producers. She was a wonderful mom to her puppies and is still doing well six months after being diagnosed with cancer and given days or weeks to live. There are some noticeable physical changes but she is still first to get any food that drops on the floor! She is Paris' dam and this morning was enjoying watching her grand kids play from a safe distance!
The puppies have started to eat solid food (aka mush). They will be fully weaned in about a week and a half.
Paris was brought in to clean up the dish. The puppies took advantage of the situation!
Paris is a wonderful mother! We also hope she'll continue the tradition of ROMC's (her litter sister Ch. Laureate Rachael Ray (co-owned with RuffLeith) has two Champions from her first litter and two others that will finish...so it is in the family!
Paris and her daughters.

6 comments:

Julie June 10, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

Hi Kim,

I am so glad to see Tira's photo. I was wondering about her but was afraid to ask. It's good that she is still eating well. Paris and her puppies... What more can I say? She is a beautiful mother and I can't believe she has managed to keep her beautiful coat! Mother and the pups look happy and healthy. Oh, I wish I can hug them.

Heather June 10, 2009 at 11:45 PM  

Kim,
Loving your blog... we look forward to it everyday! Tira looks great! It is wonderful to see a close up picture ... happy she is still enjoying her food (Mackenzie takes after his mama). Paris and her puppies...what gorgeous pictures! It would be wonderful to have a puppy snuggle with those fuzzy little faces! Paris is an amazing Mom ... she looks so beautiful. We are so grateful for our two lovely Laureate's. Lanie has the sweetest personality and we are totally in love with her!

Pennylynn June 11, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

I have to say Kim, the last picture in this posting, to me, is the one picture perfect ~ story ~ that most shows how "motherly" Tira's kids are. I feel fortunate to have that with Rayna too.

chsultana June 11, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

Hi Kim,
I love the portrait of Tira. She looks amazing. No surprise that these pups look so pretty when we trace the beautiful women behind them.
NiomaC

Castelo de Alfaia June 11, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

So nice to see that Tira's beautiful expression passed down to her daughter Paris and no wonder the puppies look so pretty.

Am I wrong or Laureate is all about GIRL POWER !?

I think Portugal desperatly needs a Laureate and I for one would love to see one up n'close.And yes Kim,it would calm down Rui quite a bit...lol.

Miguel

Laureate June 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

Julie: We're amazed at little Tira and her will to survive. She is our "energizer bunny"...she just keeps on going. We're so grateful to have her with us still!

Heather: I'm glad your two are doing well! Lanie just celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago (I was reminded on Nat's blog...she has Wall-e, and he had a party). Paris is such a doll; just like her mother, one of our sweetest girls.

Penny: I'm so pleased that Tira has two daughters like Paris and Rayna to carry on.

Nioma: Thanks so much! We are really pleased with this new litter and hope there is something very special to go on with!

Miguel: You figured that out pretty quickly! Yes, we are about our girls for sure! I love boys, it is just our females have always had the qualities were looking for. I'm hoping that this boy is "the one"! Time will tell.

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