Thanks Barb! We just love Ozzy. (Hazel/Champ) He is the best companion and a good listener. Training is key and we appreciate all of your knowledge. His favorite times are running off leash in a secure area where he can explore woods and hills. Then he sleeps in the sun for hours. Below is his birthday collage. Kathy
Hi Barb! Yup, not a puppy any more. Quincy (Hazel/Champ puppy) has been such a good boy! We could not love him any more!!! He’s just precious. Very, very sweet and lovable. He does have a little sassy streak, but it’s very manageable and he is still young (and he is a dog). I’ve attached a few photos from today. Beautiful boy! We will do HeartGuard with him for sure. And he’s already wearing his Frontline and has had several ticks already. I always stay with the old fashioned, until the new fangled is proven.
Hope you are well!!!
We currently do not have any puppies available. We will be having litters born in the fall of 2015. If you are interested, please fill out a puppy application and we will call you for a phone interview. We do have openings for training & boarding over the summer months. Please email your inquiries.
Today we celebrated Amy’s birthday. I could never have imagined 20 years ago how the tiny baby I held in my arms would impact my life and so many others. I was unsure of Down Syndrome, but terrified of Leukemia. When Amy was dying from the effect of chemo in 1997 I was frustrated and angry at God. Why wasn’t He healing her? I felt betrayed by the God who said He loved me. I finally surrendered and admitted that even if He didn’t heal Amy I would not stop loving or serving my King Jesus. Well, Amy was healed. Just not my way. And for the last 20 years she has taught me about life, unconditional love and the true meaning of success and happiness.
These last months I have watched her change from a vibrant, happy independent young woman to a person who needs help with the very basics of life. Amy became like an empty shell, not able to feed herself or express her feelings. After MRI’s and countless tests we discovered what was stealing Amy from us. Lyme disease. A very wicked bacteria that has been attacking her brain. She had a picc line placed on Thursday and we began IV antibiotics. The picture shows how Amy’s day starts, with infusion of medication to stop this ugly disease. The other photos depict the warrior she is. Anna took these pictures this afternoon. They capture the Amy we know. The Amy that is coming back to us. With the love and support of her amazing friends and family Amy will win this battle. I don’t believe for one minute God abandoned us. Instead I see His hand on Amy’s life and her recovery. He has directed us to the right doctors and shown us how to help Amy heal. On May 22 we will celebrate Amy’s graduation from High School. I can’t wait to share that day with all the people who love her and to see what He has in store for this amazing young woman. How blessed we are to have been chosen for this gift. Happy Birthday Amy Felt and many more HEALTHY, happy years! I am a better person because of you.
We just found out our daughter Amy has Lyme disease. I chose this photo to
share because it is one of the rare moments in the last months that she is
feeding herself! She got really sick in July 2014 and again in October.
Since December she has lost 20 pounds and her functions have really
regressed. We went to a neurologist, rheumatologist, infectious disease
doctor and came up with empty answers. All her tests were normal except one
showed RNP antibodies present. Our daughter Christie is a homeopathic
practitioner and went to a seminar in November about Lyme disease. She felt
very strongly that Amy had Lymes, although all the tests came back negative.
Christie learned of a lab in California that does a complete lyme panel so
we sent Amy’s blood sample there and it was confirmed. We feel so blessed to
finally have an answer for Amy’s illness. We have begun antibiotic and have
been doing supplements and homeopathic remedies. I wanted all of you know a
little bit about what has been going on in my personal life as I have not
been very diligent on responding to puppy applications or phone calls. We
have three litters on the farm right now, Ruthie, Zoey and Hazel. All the
moms and puppies are doing great. I feel a bit over whelmed each day as I go
from puppy to puppy to hold it while I run through my mind what appointment
Amy needs to go to or what we need to do next! There is something so
peaceful about holding puppies. They reassure me that life goes on, and
everything works out. This has been a very scary road and at one point we
were given the prognosis that Amy may have a fatal disease. I have cried out
to God for help and wisdom, and He again has answered me! Thank you to all
of you who have been and are being patient with me and for all of your
support. Through this whole process I have never felt alone. God has been
with me and sent people into my life to help and listen and bring answers. I
am feeling very, very thankful! If any of you have had experience with Lyme
Disease, please feel free to email me about it. I have been researching like
crazy and trying to educate myself. Sometimes experience is the greatest
teacher, so if you have something you think may help us, please share it. We
are going to a Lyme Literate doctor this Thursday. He happens to be located
½ hour from here. Another blessing so I don’t have to leave the puppies for
very long when going to the appointments!! So, just a reminder, if you have
submitted a puppy application and are waiting for me to connect with you,
don’t despair! I will be calling you shortly! Thanks for understanding!!
Thank you to everyone who inquired about these two little cuties! We have found homes for them.
We have two female puppies available due to unforeseen circumstances for our
clients, they are not able to take their puppy from the Nali/Champ litter.
These little girls are ready to go to their new homes now. If you are
interested, please email me and we can discuss their temperaments and if
they would be a good match for you.