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Puppy Owner of the Month: December, 2012
It seemed appropriate that we send you an update on our sweet Sassy / T-Bone. Today is her birthday......four years old, January 8, 2013. Four years of joy, sweetness, attitude, fun and a true blessing. I look back on the day that I initiated the phone call to you about finding a puppy, and after listening to the story about her Mom, Sugar, I told my husband that I just knew that one of Sugar's puppies was meant to be part of our family. We first saw her when she was four weeks old and here we are, four years later. Yes, I still call her Sassy, and my husband still calls her T-Bone. Some things are just meant to be...... I have attached two recent pictures.........she is such a big girl now!!! Hugs to you,"
SYLVIA'S PAST PUPDATES:
"Merry Christmas Kelly,
Sassy as a young pup in '09
Sassy as a young pup in '09
Sassy as a young pup in '09
Katie P. & "Bentley"
"Hey Mrs. Kelly! Bentley is doing so great :) we could not be happier puppy parents! He is almost potty trained completely, and we have taught him how to sit/stay/drop his toy! Thank you so much! We go back to the vet for more shots at the end of October and then we will get them fixed over Thanksgiving." -- Katie P., October 17, 2012
More Bentley Photos:
Jennifer & Family & "Oscar"
"Oscar is 5 months now and is loved by all of us, even his dog "brother" and "sister"! He's quite the charmer. Everywhere we take him he is loved by all. We are also turning him into a traveller. He's been to Elly's volleyball games, vacation to the beach, to Houston, and Auburn (Alabama). He loves to cuddle, go for walks and bike rides. Thank you so much for allowing us to have him as a part of our family. I foresee more dachshunds in our future ...."
Elly & Oscar celebrate their first Christmas together
Elly & Oscar visit Santa!
Oscar goes for a bike ride
Elly & Oscar go for a car ride
Elly & Oscar at volleyball
Jennifer, Elly & Oscar
This is my November Puppy Owner of the Month. Hands down. No question.
"Lol I just played the 'movie trailer' for the Oct owner of the month puppy and Whimsy came running over and laid her head over my shoulder to watch!!! Too funny!" -- Stephani N., Coconut Creek, Florida, November 8, 2012
Stephani & Whimsy, did ya'll like our October Puppy Owner of the Month?
Whimsy is the SWEETEST!!!
"Hi Kelly :-) as promised here are one year pictures of Miss Whimsy! Our lives have changed drastically in the past month. I found a position as a live in caretaker for an elderly lady. The whole family loves Whimsy and she adores them! She is learning to be careful with her new gma and not jump. She is so smart I just can't get over it! I keep a monitor with me while gma is asleep in case she needs me and in the mornings whims listens to it carefully waiting for gma to wake up so she can see her! I tested this one morning and left it in my room. Whimsy kept going to my room and laying down waiting lol. She knows to listen for the change from breathing / snoring to the rustling of gma waking up! She learns so quickly too just amazes me! I have lots of study time and this semester is going well. I'll be applying to the actual nursing program in Jan:-) Kelly I can't thank you enough for how you worked with me as I scrimped and saved and found a way to pay for her a year ago! Many people thought I was making a mistake in purchasing a dog but I know she is the greatest gift I ever gave myself. She is so loved. She feels all the positivity and knows this is better instinctively! Now she is making more lives full not just mine but a 93 year old lady:-) God bless you and your family and farm! Stephani & Whimsy:-)"
MORE PHOTOS OF WHIMSY AT AGE 1 YEAR
PAST WHIMSY PUPDATES:
"Whimsy" -- a silver dapple female puppy from Chelsea & Victor --
"Miss Whimsy is Fantastic!!! LOL... She is amazingly fun and sweet and cuddly and smart and gorgeous and even when she gets on puppy crack as I call it and tries to bite me, she is still just too cute for words! I call her princess pea because she can't sleep in one position for long, has to shift and change and scrunch and flop every little bit!!! Cracks me up! My cajun girl is learning to be a suburban S. Florida girl... well sort of... no strollers for her!!! :P Thanks so much!" -- Stephani N., Coconut Creek, FL, December 19, 2011
"Wanna be Facebook friends?"
"This is Cruzr my sister's doxie Facebooking!!! LOL"
Carole & "Harmony"
Harmony (right) hanging out with her new buddy Coco!
"Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HARMONY!
Harmony & Coco in front of the Parthenon in Nashville, TN!
Julie & "Max"
Max (right) participating in the "Halloweener Derby," a fundraiser
More Max Photos:
October Puppy Owner of the Month goes to Kristen C. of Mandeville, Louisiana, because we have had artists (Marcia Baldwin), editors (Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair), and Zac Posen, clothing designer, BUT a film producer.... well, that's a first!!!
"Hey Kelly! This is Oscar's first movie trailer. LOL"
Kristin's welcome home banner for Oscar is made of dachshunds! CUTE!
Kristin celebrating Halloween with her doggies!
Kristin & Oscar in Halloween costume
Kristin & Oscar, so happy together!
"Received a blessing at church. Pax is now an Episcopalian puppy!"
There is a tradition in Louisiana... Every season we are blessing something: we bless our shrimp boats at the beginning of the shrimping season, our boys... the New Orleans Saints (all year), and our pets (ask any catholic grade school child in Louisiana about this tradition!) our lives, homes, and our families during hurricane season (no more Katrina or Isaac, please) and the list goes on and on.
This month I am proud to place Dusty & Rosie's little man in the arms of a lady who prayed, waited, and hoped for a puppy like Pax to fill the break in her heart from the loss of her 16 year old dachshund, Dreyfus. And, have I mentioned she is The Rev. Cathy Halford, Deacon of the All Saints' Episcopal Church, in Jackson, MS? Talk about blessings.....
(Hey, Splendor Farms hub....will ya'll let him in your group? What do you say Butters? Marjorine? Abbey? Liesl? Dusty? And, many others!)
"How's this for cute!!! In his car seat. Lots to get used to. He's an angel!"
"Pax is great! What a funny puppy! He is a big hit with everyone. Chewing on everything. I try to watch and get something in his mouth as fast as possible but you know that doesn't always happen. He goes for his next round of shots including rabies on Friday... Well, Pax is taking a nap right now - and you know how cute babies are when they sleep! Will send a picture soon."
"We just LOVE him! He has been a wonderful addition to our family! His name is Blue because of the blue eye. We took him to the vet right away and he weighed 3 lbs. I took him back on Oct. 8th and he was up to 5.8 lbs. almost double the size when he arrived.
Our older dachshund is finally starting to warm up to him but still won't play with him much. We have a very fluffy grey cat who plays with him until he gets too rough and then the cat finds a spot to rest that is too tall for Blue to reach. He has plenty of stuffed animals and chew toys to play with also.
I have attached a couple of pictures from when he first arrived and 2 from today when he came in for a nap after we had been playing in the yard. Thank you for providing us such a fun little guy!"
Blue settling in with his new family!
"Hi Kelly! Just wanted to send you some pictures of Bailey! She is the greatest friend I've ever had! She is sweet and funny! Loves to give kisses and snuggle! Thank you so much!!" -- Ashley D., October 8, 2012
VIDEO: BAILEY'S GOT THE HICCUPS!!
"Dear Kelly, Here is a recent photo of Charley. Thank you for breeding the most perfect dog - he is smart, sweet, gentle, playful and quick to learn....we love him!" -- Anna Carter, NYC, August 13, 2012
HERE'S THE FULL STORY FROM KELLY:
Back in April, I got a call from a lady named Anna Carter (she had an English accent, nothing against the Brits, I mean they did host the Olympics, and well done, by the way) looking for a light cream, small male puppy. As I questioned her with the usual, i.e., have you researched the breed, does everyone in the home agree to the puppy, and by the way what kind of employment are you in (if you are a cardiac surgeon & never home - please, get a goldfish!) She casually mentions her husband is an editor...oh? Which newspaper? Oh, it is really a magazine. Vanity Fair magazine....well, stop the presses right now this very instant! Are you kidding me? So, what is his name (as I run across my living room to my latest issue - The Hollywood Issue - still in wrap, working my way through the plastic) and when she says Graydon Carter, I have to sit down. Yep, I turned to the editor's page, and there he was, bigger than life itself on the page. Magazine in my hand, and I realized that this was big, way big! Vanity Fair is my favorite magazine for decades!!!
Unfortunately, I didn't have any puppies fitting her description, so I told her so and then I thought that was it....but before hanging up she told me she found out about me through Zac Posen and Christopher Niquet, who purchased Candy Darling from me. Wow! Nice referral!
So, May 3rd, Grace graces us with three puppies, all males, all shaded creams, except here comes one more! (Yes, I am working on whelping the litter). Will it be my female I have been waiting for, nope it is a tiny, pale cream male and I high-pawed Grace! Waiting three days (to make sure all was well) I wanted to call Anna (YES, I saved her cellular number in my phone - wouldn't you?!) but decided to send an email to Christopher who passed the word, and within an hour, she called me, absolutely thrilled! Yes, she wanted the little guy! In ten to twelve weeks I would ship him to NYC (or she would fly down and maybe THEY would both come and stay at my B&B - get out!!!) And so the story ends, I thought!
July comes around...and opening an email from Anna (we are on a first name basis by now) I expect the usual pre-puppy questions again (what does he eat, what toys should I buy), but this time the question surprised me....would I consider flying to NYC and delivering the puppy? Well, you bet I would!
So, July 10th, boarding Jet Blue (see Hollywood Reporter) we flew into Kennedy airport, on a blue sky, gorgeous day, and a driver picked us up and we rode to their home, yes, their home, and then all of us went to The Monkey Bar for lunch where we met Candy Darling (yes, she is darling - she is a Splendor Farms puppy, isn't she?), Christopher (who had just returned from working in Paris - he is a brilliant stylist, blogger, well, just everything!!), Zac (who was working on his Spring Collection), The Editor (who was working on the September issue, and, YES, he is absolutely engaging and charming), Anna (well, she just doesn't have to work at all at being gracious, does she? She is perfect!) and the Carters' young daughter Isabella (she was working on being adorable and a good friend to her new puppy). I realized over salmon and later, sorbet, that Charley would join a family, and their life, which he deserved... vacations abroad, no reservations required, first class all the way, and most importantly, love, in the arms of a little girl.
So, there you have it! Our Puppy Owners of the Month...NOPE of the SUMMER. We have something in common....the love of a puppy and, really a true family life to share...and for that, I make Anna, Isabella, and, yes, the Editor, our Puppy Owners of the SUMMER!!!!!
I will be working on getting back to NYC to check on my little man, Charley!
Holly as a young pup
Marje with her beautiful new pup "Miss Annie"
"...we have named this gorgeous girl Miss Annie after my husband's sister, Ann who loves dogs more than any one we know. Miss Annie is THE SWEETEST puppy, but not shy in the least. She is right at home with us and has the best time playing with Rachel our other dog. In fact our den is now more like a rompus room with the two of them playing and tugging with their toys. She had her vet check up yesterday and he said she was not only beautiful but in excellent health. She goes back in two weeks. Everyone at the vet's office just loved her! Pad training is going pretty well with a few misses once in a while. Her vitamins have arrived and she has started on them. Miss Annie has a great appitite so no problems there. She is a doll and is so very, very loved. Thank you again and I will send you a photo of us this weekend. Sincerely,"
"Gray Joseph is over the moon with his baby dachshund."
This lady, was tenacious! She wanted her puppy before she was born! She came to "meet the parents!" She came to meet her puppy at 10 days of age and came every week thereafter! How could she not be a Puppy Owner of the Month with that much dedication! On week five she braved a thunderstorm ridden drive to the farm from her job at the City of Mandeville office to visit! She spoke to her puppy like they were the best of friends everytime she came, and to top it off.....she cried when she met her little girl the first time she met her! Every time I look at this picture of her holding little Pippi I tear up! The love she has for Pippi is the love I want for all puppies and dogs everywhere! I am proud and happy that Sadie's little red girl has such a good mommy and a home forever....
Congratulations, Jan... you are Splendor Farms Puppy Owner of the Month!
"Kelly, I just wanted to let you know Pippi is doing so well, she fit into our family like a glove. I knew she was right for us as soon as I saw her. She is just the cutest puppy in the world. Thank you so much for everything, it was a pleasure." -- Jan S., Mandeville, LA, July 2, 2012
"My baby Dagger loves his big beast of a friend Sir. We bought Dagger from Splendor Farms. He's one of the best dogs I have ever owned!"
"Hi Kelly, I just wanted to give you a little update on Jax. He graduated from pet smart training with flying colors! He's such a smart puppy! It is unbelievable how much we love him. Thank you for asking us one more time if we wanted to take him home with us ;)" -- Nina W., July 16, 2012
Black & cream Bella, granddaughter to Dusty, has joined Jax and owners
Rigby at the lake...beautiful red coat, beautiful photo!
"Kelly, So I just wanted to check in with you since today is Rigby's 1st 'adoption birthday.' I wanted to let you know how much joy and laughter this little girl has brought to our whole family. Everyone who meets her is immediately won over by her kisses and spunky attitude. They also always comment about her gorgeous red silky coat. My dad calls her the little red firecracker.
She enjoys family outings and visiting my parent's two dachshunds and my mother-in-law's dachshund.
We take her to the lake house and she loves chasing the geese, riding in the boat, and relaxing on the dock. She gets along with any other dog, person, and loves children too! We just had a baby 2 months ago and Rigby isn't jealous, she just wants to be able to lick the baby's toes. :)
We think she has a pretty great life and we want to thank you for allowing us to be her family!
Baby Kelsey & Rigby looking adorable together!
"Kelly, I just wanted to share this picture with you. Rigby has always been an exceptional dog who was great with our baby from the beginning. I have so many pics of them together playing and she loves Rigby. However, this picture just shows the bond they are creating. Kelsey will be lucky to have such a wonderful dog and I just want to thank you again!"
"Dixie Lee is 5-1/2 months old now and weighs approx 5 lbs. She may be little but she is a lovable little Minx. She gets into trouble whenever she can. She gives my Yorkie Sammi a run for her money and loves Wowwie the cat to distraction. She is a lovable little girl and loves to sit and sleep on my lap whenever I sit down. She is a wonderful little dog and very smart, my husband and I love her very much. For a little girl she is very demanding and insists on getting what she wants, NOW! She loves to be outside but does not like the rain and has to be coaxed to go out on wet days. This is truly an exceptional dog, she loves to play and initiates play whenever she can. She is extremely entertaining and a joy to have. She is going to be beautiful just like her parents." -- Marie M. of Nokesville, VA, June 13, 2012
"Kelly: Thanks so much for bringing us Francis Louis (aka, Francis, Frank, Franky). He is the new King of our neighborhood. Everybody loves him, especially our family who he is now a part of. He came to us at just the right time and has already helped us with the healing process from the loss of our Dachshund, Oscar. Do not worry about him, he is in a great home. He was great driving for 10 hours when we came back to Florida and he is just about potty trained. He has the pick of any bed in the house and we are all fighting over who sleeps with him at bedtime. He is absolutely perfect! Once again, thanks so much!" -- The Duffin Family, Florida, June 10, 2012
Francis is a playful puppy at his new home in Florida!
Francis looking right at home in Florida
Francis Louis is doing well and we all love him."
Cecelia L. and her 4 1/2 month old puppy "Willow" live together in PA!
"Hi Kelly, We have been having lots of fun with Willow! She loves to play both with someone and she does very well all by herself. I can't believe she will be 5 months old on June 24th. We go for her rabies shot next Wed. June 13 and will be scheduling her spaying for the beginning of July per the vet. She weighs 5 lb now and she and I have definitely bonded! I love her bunches and am really enjoying her. One of my friends took a picture with her Iphone so I'm going to try sending it to you--if I do it right it should work!!!!! Thanks again for all you did to get Willow to Pennsylvania--I will be forever grateful! Will email you again soon-take care," -- Cecelia L. of PA, June 8, 2012
Willow all grown up
"Hi Kelly, We haven't written lately so I wanted to send a recent photo of Willow. She is doing really well and learning all kinds of things! She is almost a year and a half old already--I can't believe it! Time flies and we are having lots of fun playing, taking trips in the car (a very favorite thing to do) and socializing with people everywhere we go!!!
The Springers' Six-Pack of Wiener Dogs from Left to Right: Ludwig (black & tan, 13 yrs); Schubert (English Cream, 3 mos, from Splendor Farms); Sebastian II (red, 17 mos, from Splendor Farms); Wolfgang (chocolate, 12 yrs); Strauss (chocolate & tan, 8 yrs); Chopin (chocolate tan dapple, 6 yrs).
The Jackson Five didn't have anything on this group! With six dachshunds, all named for great composers, this family gets a Grammy for sure! I'll bet their home can be noisy if one decides to howl! What a concert that must be! I mean really, how does it work? Does Wolfgang say "It's my turn, I want to do an opera" and then Strauss says "No! It is time for a waltz!" Maybe Chopin, the always romantic, says "Wait, a concerto, no, a sonata, yes, that's it, a sonata!" to which, Schubert may state...."I want to finish my symphony, I never get to finish!"
Whatever music they play, it will be a hit! Times six! Congratulations, Kim & family, you are our Puppy Owners of the Month! (let me know when you are ready for a Bach or Beethoven)
"Hi Mrs. Kelly, I have been meaning to send you some pictures of Serenity, she is getting to be such a big girl!! We love her so much, she really has completed our family! Sincerely," -- April L., Baton Rouge, LA, May 25, 2012
Once again we had many finalists for the Puppy Owner of the Month for February, but since this is Valentine's Day Month, I had to go with true love!
Introducing, Samantha S. (pictured below). She emailed me several times, downloaded and completed the puppy application and made an appointment to come see the pups. Looking at Karla's black & tan, she fell in love, but he was a little bigger than she wanted and so she looked at Mona's little chocolate male, a runt compared to Karla's boy. Boyfriend, Josh, said: we want a small dog remember? She said: I like the black & tan color..... This went back and forth for a while, so I told her, well, I really am thinking of keeping this male. (I need another black & tan male like Custer needed some indians to fight, but he is the bloodline of Packer, Elvis, & Kokomo, three of my four cornerstones.) After awhile, she decided on the chocolate male, paid for him in full and said she would be back to get him when he was ready. A few weeks go by and Josh calls to say I want to pick him up 2 days early to surprise her. Okay! So Josh comes and says: she really liked that black & tan, I want her to be happy and I think two puppies will be more fun, besides I like the name Hobbs and she likes the name Wrigley. So, there you have it! He loved her so he bought the other one, she loved him so she went with the smaller one, and Wrigley & Hobbs get to live together just like they did on the farm! (Oh and about me wanting to keep him....did I mention Josh is a tall, goodlooking baseball player/coach?) Thanks for giving us a "true love" story for our February Puppy Owner of the Month! Happy Valentine's Day from Splendor Farms!
"...thank you soo much for my wonderful new children! we love them sooo much and will keep you posted as they grow!!!" -- Samantha S., March 1, 2012
"Hi Kelly, just wanted to let you know we named the lil puppy Remmy.
Sweet Adorable Remmy!
"Hi Kelly, just wanted to drop you a note & let y'all know that Remmy is doing great. He collects sticks when we go for our walks. I have a collection by my front door. He has grown in the last 2 weeks." -- Julie L., April 26, 2012
"Remmy, chillin' at the hotel during his evacuation from Braithwaite, LA during Hurricane Isaac" -- Julie L., September 26, 2012
Mason has me completely spoiled, he sleeps in my lap for his morning and afternoon naps. He is getting along fine with house training....a few accidents, but I expected them. He does know the difference between inside and outside. We have a small cat bell hanging on the door and he noses it when he needs to go pee. Mason had his vet visit yesterday and she says he is a 'sturdy' pup. He weighs 6.1 lbs so he may be a bit over the 11 pounds, but he will not be a 50 lb lap dog!
The staff at the vet hospital stopped in their tracks to hold and pet Mason! He never shook or seemed remotely upset with the visit and even the vet commented that he is very calm for his breed, unusually so. But we both knew that was how he would be.
Chewing on everything.....but easily redirected to his toys, chewy, etc. Just where he is supposed to be at 3 months.
Thank you again for your hospitality and for breeding such a beautiful pup!
Take care and Happy Easter,"
"What a wonderful dog. Flight was no problem. No whining, crying or distress. Just a happy puppy. Maggie seems to accept her well. Bella wants to play with her. Thanks so much for such a delightful dog." -- Phyllis D., March 29, 2012
Bella looking muy bella in her new home in El Paso!
"Dear Kelly, Captain Butler was an excellent traveler. He and Copper are getting used to each other quite well. Captain goes in and out of his kennel with ease. My house is big so he likes to see us. We all love him already. Photos to come. Rachel took most of them on her phone! Thank you for such
English Cream "Captain Butler" playing with his new buddy "Copper".
Captain, an English Cream male puppy from Tinkerbelle & Dusty,
lives with Stephanie & daughter Rachel S. of Shreveport, LA.
"Dear Kelly, Captain slept all night in his kennel! He got up around 4 to go outside and went right back to sleep. No worries about this boy! He's endeared himself to all!" -- Stephanie S., March 19, 2012
Captain in April, 2012
"Captain Rhett Butler is really growing! He continues to be the best puppy ever!" -- Stephanie S., April 17, 2012
"Captain went on his first roadtrip! We took him with us to visit Rachel in Fayetteville Arkansas. He was so good in the car! We spent the night at a pet friendly B&B and he was excellent. No accidents anywhere, which I think is miraculous for a puppy his age. There will be many more trips in the future. My husband is completely smitten with him and is talking about maybe needing a piebald one day....don't be surprised if you see us again. Copper is very 'fatherly' toward our new friend. Captain has certainly perked Copper up and in fact, Copper has lost weight playing and running. Thank you for raising such wonderful dogs." -- Stephanie S., April 18, 2012
Captain Pupdate, September, 2012:
"Thought an updated picture was in order! He is the best dog I have ever owned." -- Stephanie S., September 18, 2012
Captain Pupdate, October, 2012:
Captain comforting his buddy Copper
"I think nothing makes Copper feel better than his best buddy, Captain!"
"Hi! I just wanted to let you know how Darcy is doing. On the car ride he whined for maybe 5 minutes and then slept for the remaining 2hrs of our trip. He cuddled with me all night and only woke up once. He likes to go outside and run in the grass. It is so funny to see him hopping through the grass. I am really enjoying him. He is everything I was hoping for. He follows me everywhere and gives me tons of kisses. Cooper and him get along great. Cooper lays on the floor and Darcy climbs on him like he is a jungle gym. He is eating, drinking, sleeping, and playing normal. I sure do love the little guy. You have done a wonderful job with him and I will keep you updated! Thanks so much! :) " -- Breanne F., March 11, 2012
Breanne & Darcy
"Just hanging out in the garden! :) He loves the outdoors!"
-- Breanne F., March 15, 2012
Happy Easter, Love Darcy!!
"We were just hopping in to wish you a Happy Easter! I hope all is well.
Darcy is doing very well, he weighs 4 pounds exactly! Have a wonderful holiday!"
-- Breanne F., April 4, 2012
"Hi, here's some updated pictures of Darcy for the site. He's the most perfect puppy I could have asked for. He loves to cuddle all hours of the day and snuggles with me all night. He gets so tuckered out that he snores. It's the cutest thing ever. He is so sweet and mild tempered. He has grown quite a bit and loves to eat. He doesn't run anywhere- he hops like a rabbit everywhere! He knows his name really well, but answers to 'momma's baby' because that's what I say to him. Lol. One thing is for sure I am obsessed with this little cutie and love him very much! Thank you!!" -- Breanne F., July 16, 2012
Darcy looking happy & healthy, July '12
Darcy looking happy & healthy, July '12
DARCY PUPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2012:
"Hi! Today was a wonderful day! Our lab, Cooper, turned 1! We threw him a party and snapped a couple good pictures of Darcy. He is getting so big and handsome! We took a family photo and a photo of Darcy holding his party hat on! It's so cute, he's such a little man! I'm also including his 'Happy Fall' picture. Enjoy and use the pics for the website if you'd like! Thanks, have a great weekend!" -- Breanne F., September 23, 2012
Darcy & family celebrating Cooper's 1st birthday!
Adorable Darcy in his party hat
Happy Fall, Love Darcy!!
DARCY PUPDATE, JANUARY 2013:
"Darcy is doing great! His hair is getting so long. his tail hair is over 3" long now! Every time I'm in the kitchen, he is right there with me watching my every move. This afternoon I made him a chef hat and took a few adorable photos of him. He is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I think he should be in modeling! lol. He makes me laugh and I love him very much. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!" -- Breanne F., January 12, 2013
ABOVE & BELOW: Happy New Year from Chef Darcy!
"Sidney and her puppy Jazz live in New Orleans, LA, and find time to play everyday. Jazz is so cute. It's been a lot of fun and a few challenges (i.e., chewing a couple of Barbies). But we are so happy she is part of our family. She has four cat siblings (who have adjusted), which means she seems to think she is part-cat as well as part-dog. She also seems to good-naturedly herd the cats all day long, making sure they know they are 'cats' and she is the 'dog.' She loves riding in the car, taking walks, and sleeping at Sidney's feet. She has been to puppy classes where she worked very hard, and she loves, most of all, playing with other puppies." -- Elizabeth T., February 3, 2012
"Tanner" is a beautiful shaded cream male from Dancer & Dusty
"Here is an updated photo of Tanner (Not the best lighting). He is doing wonderfully. Tanner has already learned several commands and is walking very well on the leash. After a few days of learning to blend in with the rest of his new dog family, he is quite happy. He is especially happy to spend time with our other Dachshund Scooter. They are about the same size and are great friends. Tanner is very eager to please which has made it easy to train him. He is a great new addition to our family. I will send another update soon." -- Mary D., January 27, 2012
"Hi Kelly! I just wanted to let you know that we just had Shelby (Windi & Jackson's little girl) spayed. The vet said she did great! She is such a good dog and everyone complements her on how pretty she is! I have really enjoyed having her around, especially since my fiance travels so much. She gets along really well with my cat too! My sister wants a dog just like her. Now she knows where to get one! I've included a picture of Shelby from a few months ago. Thank you for everything! "
"Rascal" (center) poses for a family picture
"Thanks For asking about Rascal. His parents were Mad Max & Ava. He is very spoiled. He loves to be loved on. Every morning when my alarm clock goes off he comes up to me for some love. We are enjoying him very much. I would love to add #3 to the family, but as much as my husband loves Rascal and our other Dan he would not go for it. When we get ready for another I will definitely come back to Splendor Farms.
"Hi Kelly, I wanted to let you know we named the puppy Harvey. He is just adorable in every way. The whole family was here last night and we passed him around all night. One of the other dogs is starting to play with him and the other one is growling a lot but not snapping at him. He saw the vet today and she proclaimed him beautiful and sturdy! I'll send you some pictures as soon as I get a few where he's actually looking at the camera. We're so happy with him and wanted to thank you again for all you do to provide beautiful, healthy pups." -- Cissy G., January 16, 2012
Harvey, Spring 2012
Harvey with his new family, Spring 2012
Harvey with his new family, Spring 2012
Harvey, Spring 2012
"Hi Kelly, I wanted to share some recent pictures of Harvey and let you know how he's doing. He is just the cutest thing and we're having the best time with him. I was out of town with my mom and daughter last week and the other dogs went to stay with friends so that Bill could concentrate on Harvey. They are now best friends. Harvey cries if Bill leaves the room! Bill also started letting him sleep on our bed. Lo and behold, he's sleeping an extra hour to 90 minutes longer than he was when he was in the crate!! I've been taking him to a puppy training class, determined to have him be more obedient than our other dogs. Let's just say he's still a work in progress....he and Mugsy love to play together...Mambo is still very standoff-ish and Harvey knows to tread carefully by him. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that he is wonderful in every way and he is getting the love and care I'm sure you hope all your puppies will get. Regards," -- Cissy G., April 2, 2012
Harvey with his pal Mugsy, August 2012
I am sending you the most beautiful picture of my two dachshunds, Mugsy and Harvey. Harvey came to us in January. Mugs is 7 and from another breeder. I thought you would like the picture because Harvey is so darling and the two of them together are beautiful.
Harvey is a fantastic puppy and we are all in love with him.
Thanks again for our adorable boy."
Harvey Pupdate, November 2012:
"Kelly, Today is Harvey's first birthday. He was from Sadie & Max's litter last year. I just wanted to tell you again that he is everything we hoped he would be. He's sweet, funny, mischevious and completely adorable. He's healthy and beautiful and we just love him to death. We're waiting for Mambo, our poo-shitz to come around but he and Mugs, our other Dachshund are best friends!! Thank you again." -- Cissy G., November 7, 2012
"Hey Kelly! My name is Jennifer and I bought a shaded cream female out of Stella and Dusty from you back in August. Marley is almost 7 months and is tiny weighing in at
5 pounds! She is absolutely gorgeous and everyone that sees her has a fit over her!
I will have to send you some pics soon. She is so smart, sweet, and has an excellent temperament! I am hoping to get another from you in time! Just wanted you to know
how much we are enjoying her!!!" -- Jennifer R., January 12, 2012
"Kelly, I saw the pictures on Facebook and realized I haven't sent any of Oliver, Scarlet & Victor's handsome little boy. We have enjoyed him so much and he is such a good little dog. He even loves playing in the snow! Here are a couple of pictures of him at 7 mos." -- Joy B., Flagstaff, AZ, January 9, 2012
This is Lynn H. from B'ham (Warrior), Alabama. I purchased an English
Cream Female from you back in August. We named her Ivy and she's absolutely adorable. She is one of the best dogs we've ever had. She's been easy to train and
is the most laid back and loveable girl!" -- Lynn H., Birmingham, AL, January 3, 2012
Gorgeous English Cream Ivy
"Ivy is the princess of our house now and stolen our hearts. You have such beautiful English Creams with great disposition and conformation. We have enjoyed our year of puppyhood with her and she's launching out into her young adult years now. Thank you so much for such a beautful girl to love. She's fitting right in with her brother and sisters. I'm attaching some pictures of Ivy. I'm also attaching a picture of her husband to be (the cream piebald lh boy). Blessings!" -- Lynn H., Birmingham, AL, January 3, 2012
Ivy's future husband. A gorgeous couple they will be!
"Luz" -- a black & tan silver dapple female from Trinity & Thunder --
now lives in NYC with the Thompson family!
"Hi Kelly, Here's a little movie of Luz with one of her favorite toys. She is doing
great and we are very grateful for your loving care. Happy New Year! Best,"
-- The Thompson Family, NYC, January 1, 2012
We didn't want to let him go, but when we discovered one leg was just a fraction shorter than the other front leg (vet thinks it was an injury at birth), we knew the ring judge would spot it. Thank goodness Jessica called looking for an older puppy! So, we made the decision to let "Splendor's Black Diamond Baby" off the show ring training and into a family home.... I think we made the right decision, even though at 6 months I was VERY attached to him, and as such, Jessica becomes our December Puppy Owner of the Month because she didn't care that he wasn't perfect, she just wanted a companion for her lab and her boys! Congratulations, Jessica! Keep in touch!
"Hi Kelly, I just wanted to give you a quick update on Baby. We have named him Butter Pecan and are calling him Pecan. He has been doing SO great! The first couple days he wasn't wanting to eat so we gave him some yogurt. Today he ate all of his food and has been drinking more water. He loves loves loves the boys. He gets so happy when he sees them and goes over and gives them lots of kisses. Him and Suzie (our lab mix) are getting along wonderfully. She gets down on his level and gets him going but is very gentle with him. We also had him at our vet yesterday and they kept going on about how beautiful and sweet he was. When we know he is settled in we will get him fixed. I know it was hard to see him go but I have to thank you for allowing us to have him. He was exactly what I was hoping for in a Doxie! We are so in love with him! I will send you some pictures when we get some good ones with the boys. Sincerely," -- Jessica M., January 10, 2012
Three years ago, Santa called and asked me if I had a special puppy for a very special family in Jackson, Mississippi. Well, yes, Santa, I do! So after getting Butters ready for his sleigh ride, Santa picked him up and off he went, never to be seen by me or Splendor Farms again. Or, so I thought. Butters decided to join the Twitter rage, made famous by celebrity Ashton Kutcher, and a star was born! Thus began the career of Butters, which I faithfully check into every morning and every night to see how a Splendor Farms' puppy deals with stardom (Candy Darling & Ursula are other celebrities) and the crazy things going on in his life! The SCOC (super cool outside cats) the big ugly indoor cat, the MD (mystery dog who lives next door - a fence keeps him from knowing his true identity), his obsession with badgers and keeping them from taking over the world like he is sure they will if not for him, and his loves, JM (the boy) and Mina, his true love, and his toleration of the Typist. Yes, Butters is King of Twitterdom and he is the ambassador of Splendor Farms hub a.k.a. Jackson, Mississippi, and after 3 short years, he has almost 2,000 followers! Then, one day...Butters becomes a man (dog?) and wants a Queen to help him rule his kingdom! (members include: Liesl and Abbey, and others now that Butters' offspring have sprung) So where does an everyday Butters go to find a little action? Why, Splendor Farms, of course! And for coming back to his roots to find his child bride (a black & cream girl) and letting the Typist allow Mina to do the choosing, with Butters' and JM's input, Marjorine (Do ya'll watch South Park? If so, you will understand the name game) has found her King and Butters has found his Queen, no, it's not Imperial, it's I can't Believe it's Butters! You're a lucky girl, Marjorine! And that makes the Typist, Mina, and JM our puppy owners of the month for November..... love, ahhhh love, it's in the air!
Jim and Malinda W. met Santa Claus in McComb, MS to pick up "Butters" (son of Dusty
and Lady) for their 6 year old son, John Mychel! Butters was happy to be in their arms
after his 2 hour sleigh ride! Merry Christmas John!!! By the way, Butters will be happy
to accommodate any girls in a couple of years, contact us for information!
Butters in November 2009
(from Butters & Family, Oct. 2011)
Marjorine & Mina, November '11
Marjorine & JM, November '11
Marjorine & Butters have a tug-o-war!
For those of you who are worried about bringing a puppy into your home
have an adult....this video proves that after a day or two they will get along!!!
Butters' brilliant Halloween costume, Oct. 2012
"Kelly, I am sitting e-mailing you with 'Rusty' on my lap. he is sitting with his head
on the keyboard looking at the screen. He is turning out to be a wonderful little pup.
When he is not sleeping, he is following me around everywhere. I couldn't have gotten
a better pup. Attached is a picture of us." -- Lawrence R., Gautier, MS, December 17, 2011
Katy Q. of Syracuse, NY, with Oscar, a chocolate & tan
male puppy from Libby & George
"Hi Kelly..here is a picture of our little Oscar... son of George and Libby... holding him is my daughter Katy... who just loves him as much as I do....
Ashley L. of Cordova, TN met me at Leatha's BBQ in Hattiesburg, MS to pick up her GORGEOUS chocolate female from Libby & George! Ashley said: 'Oh my gosh! She is beautiful!' I then went in to order my 4 slabs of pork ribs while they got to know
each other. When I came back out, they had bonded and Ashley had put on her pink harness (recommended over collars for leash/walking) and they matched! Who knew they were so color coordinated! Welcome to the great state of Tennessee sweet puppy girl!!!!
I get an email from a man asking me about a black & tan male puppy. He explained his dog of 12 years had to be put down due to cancer and tumors and he sent me a picture of him. I read sad stories all the time about people losing their best friend of 12 years, 15 years, even 17 years and I always feel for them, as some of you know, I lost my Allie a few months back at the age of 13. So, we exchanged emails and a phone call or two within a two day span and then, he calls and says "I want to drive in from Atlanta and pick up TWO black & tan males so they can keep each other company!" Did someone fire the first shot on Fort Sumter because I was blown away! Well, this really made my day as Windi & Jackson's boy, a miniature, was almost 4 months old and I could tell he was tired of hanging out with the babies and he was too young to hang out with the older boys, and, as luck would have it, he was with Annie & PawPaw's boy, the runt of his litter, (sort of like Boyd Tarleton) so they were pretty much a matched pair! I felt like Mammy in Gone With the Wind, getting the necessary letters ready (health certificates for crossing state lines) packing their things, getting them groomed, and ready to go because Rhett and Scarlett and the Tarleton twins were coming from ATLANTA to pick them up in less than 24 hours! Okay, it was really, Bill and Gail, and their sons, Bobby and Douglas (not twins)! (I have got to stop re-reading Gone With the Wind every fall!) A perfect family, who thought it so important to get their pups as soon as they could, they drove from Atlanta and then turned around and drove home with the boys in the back! All four of them! Frankly, my dear, they gave a ****!
When Nadine called me about finding a "wife" for her little man, (just one litter she promised) I thought of Samantha, right away! And you know what? She then said "I have been looking at Samantha." KISMET! So off Samantha went, to Houston on the Erin Express (a friend of my daughter) through the nasty Baton Rouge traffic, over the Achafalaya Basin, through Cajun country, and past the rice fields of Lake Charles and into the Texas landscape! Thanks for giving Samantha a forever home, Nadine! And being a Texas girl, I couldn't be prouder!
Samantha, our beautiful sweet chocolate & tan piebald mommy,
"Kelly, Oh my gosh! Samantha is great, what a little sweetheart! First of all, the delivery couldn't have gone smoother and easier....Erin was wonderful and gave Samantha and I a little extra time to get acquainted!!! When we arrived home I let her have the back yard to herself for about 15 minutes to get acquainted with her new surroundings, but then I had to let Hondo out because he was coming unglued in the house knowing there was a stranger in the backyard. Hondo is a very excited little fellow!!! He won't leave her alone. She has put him in his place several times and he just keeps going back for more punishment. I left her kennel in the backyard so she had a "safe place" to go to when she wanted to and every now and then she would go in and Hondo would just lay down about 2 feet away and if he got any closer she would snap at him and he would back off.
This morning we repeated this ritual again. Sammie had her alone time outside, then I put them together for awhile and now I've left her outside by herself for a while so she can explore and eat alone without being harassed. She has her kennel out there so she can always go to her safe place when she needs to.
She really is a beautiful little lady. She comes running when she sees me and we are already bonding....her tail is a waggin'! It will take her a few days to get settled in, especially with all this unwanted attention from Hondo at the moment, but I think she will be fine. I will get you some pictures once things settle down a little around here, of the two of them. And hopefully pictures of puppies in the not to distant future. I'll keep you posted.
Thank you so much for everything! She is going to be a delight to have around and a welcome addition to the family!"
I have not forgotten you! Will send a picture soon...Sammie is doing grrrrrrrreat!!!!! Her and Hondo are BFFs, Best Friends Forever. She settled in so quickly and Hondo was the best welcoming committee you could ever find! You would think he had died and gone to heaven! They play from the time they wake up until the time the go to bed. She is so adorable and well trained. When it is bed time, I say "Sammie time for bed" and she runs straight for her kennel and lays down and I close the door and I don't hear a peep out of her until the nest morning when I open the door. Then she is all over me for morning hugs and kisses and then the two of them are out the back door! Having Sammie around to keep Hondo happy was a real Blessing! She wasn't more work for me she actually made life better around here, she couldn't have come at a better time! I will get you a picture soon! As for Sammie......she is smiling all the time. She made the transition much better than I ever expected. Her only problem is when my cat, Chili, sits in the kitchen window, that seems to bother her and she barks at him. They can lay next to each other on the floor and no problem, eat from the same dish, no problem, let Chili jump in this one particular window and Sammie just hates this......go figure?
Thanks for my wonderful new family member, she is such a sweet heart, we couldn't be happier!"
Well, in these dog days of summer, all I want to do is find a cool place to nap and drift away in my dreams of fall weather, sweaters & boots (suede, not cowboy!) and pumpkins & football, but Stella's puppy had other plans...she decided to go to the beach! Being a Splendor Farms puppy, she didn't go to just any beach....she went to the gorgeous beach of Destin, Florida to live with Captain Bruce Craul and his wife, Debbie. When on dry land, Debbie takes Butzi with her while showing multi-million dollar beach homes & condos and sometimes Butzi spends her days and nights on a 42' Cruiser Trawler with her beautiful cabinmate, Duchess, sailing the high seas in style! Wait! Is this Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous? Butzi, I say to you "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" (and don't forget your dramamine!!) And to Capt. Craul and Debbie, congrats on being our August Puppy Owners of the Month!
"Hi Kelly! It's Stephanie. I've been at a cottage in Michigan for a week so I didn't get to take pictures of the puppy, whom we've named Hans, until today. So I've attached some pictures of him with me and our other dachshund named Holly (she's a miniature who's 6 years old). When everyone is home all together I'll send a picture of the whole family. He's doing very well! He loves antagonizing Holly and playing with everything, especially his stuffed toy lobster. He is so handsome (he has extremely nice markings) & everybody loves him. Enjoy the pictures!
Holly & Hans playing poolside
Hans and his beautiful markings
Hans & Holly!
STEPHANIE'S PUPDATE: APRIL 2012
"Hi Kelly! Here are some pictures of me & Rudy & his big (half) brother Hans! (Holly was being a bit antisocial with the camera.) He has a strong personality. I believe he thinks he's bigger than he actually is! Such a good boy!" -- Stephanie S., Holland, OH, April 2012
Rudy snuggles with his big (half) brother Hans!
Rudy & Hans!
Hans & Rudy!
Rudy & Stephanie!
"Hi! Fletcher is doing wonderful! We put him in the kennel to sleep last night. He didn't wimper or whine and when we woke up this morning the kennel was dry! No pee or poop! We love him. My daughter doesn't want to put him down."
"Fletcher" is a long haired red dapple male from Mona (a gorgeous long haired
"Hi Mrs. Kelly, I just wanted to update you on Wilma (formerly Crystal)! Wilma Vilma, as I call her, is an amazing puppy! She is so sweet and beautiful! Her personality is quite cute--she's very vocal to strangers on the street when walking but very friendly--and her little paws are so furry that she slides around. Wilma is always hungry and is not a picky eater, unfortunately her only flaw is that we have to hide the litter box when we go visit her dad in Jackson, as she has a soft spot for cat poop. Scarlet adores Wilma and they are constantly playing! They really balance each other out. Scarlet is very protective of me and my things, but has not once bitten her sister. Wilma has really helped Scarlet become more social. Scarlet sleeps in the bed with me under the covers, and Wilma sleeps on a pillow right by my head. Wilma is very good in the car and has already been to almost all of the southern states. I can't imagine not having that little bundle of joy, and I hope that when Will and I get a house to come and get a black and tan, standard male from you. I have attached a picture of Wilma and Scarlet sleeping. They are so precious! Lynn" - Lynn M., August 2011
Nap time for Wilma & Scarlet
"Vienna is awesome! I shaved her for the first time this summer, and it really helped alot for her, heat-wise, she definitely inherited her dad's coat. She is spunky, likes to swim and has a thing about kissing on the lips. Some pictures. She hates that stuffed animal, I think cause I've had it forever."
Four years old and gorgeous!
A box of Vienna
Vienna takes a ride
"Hi Kelly, Roxi (of Cammie and Jackson) is doing great on her first birthday today! Her personality is amazing…she is a cuddler and is spoiled rotten. Our entire family treats her like she is a person almost! Her health is perfect and she is a very happy pup! Wanted to share pictures taken today."
Roxi on her 1st birthday, August 2, 2011
Roxi on her 1st birthday, August 2, 2011
"Ms. Roxi is doing great. She has adjusted so well to our family. We fight over who gets to hold her! Sent a few pics I took today. Her coat is absolutely beautiful. The color is a dark auburn, but she has cream accents also in her face and neck. We have all fallen in love with her!"
Ms. Roxi at age 3 months
In this land of the free and home of the brave it only stands to reason that our July Puppy Owner of the Month should live in the great city of Boston, Massachusetts, and on the Freedom Trail! Fiona Cortland, a sweet lady, who corresponded with me for months before picking the puppy of her dreams, Ava's blue & tan dapple piebald girl, has won this honor! As for everyone who knows that I am a huge Yankee fan, my apologies!
NEWS FLASH: OUR NEWEST CELEBRITY PUPPY!!!!
Adorable Ursula on August 14, 2011
"As her fame and popularity grow I am going to have to find an agent for my pup! The other day a man driving by actually pulled over onto the sidewalk (there are no parking spaces around here), got out of his car and asked 'What kind of puppy is that?' When I replied he said 'That's the cutest puppy I have ever seen!'! That big black patch on her back was getting overgrown with the lighter color, so I took it into my head to trim it. I didn't do the best job and now she looks as though I took her to 'Supercuts'! Her gorgeous ears are really long and the hair is sticking out. She is just so comical. Her little feet are getting chubbier and more Dachshund-like. And she is afraid of nothing. She runs all over big dogs, licking them on their faces.
I wonder if all of your dogs have this kind of personality (?) I imagine they are so well-raised that they all have fabulous dispositions. Best, Fiona and Ursula"
Ursula & Fiona are a match made in heaven!
" Kelly, I just need to share this with you. Ursula hoards her toys, If I pick one up, she leaps up, takes it away from me, puts it on top of the pile and lays across them! Now she is attacking my laundry. This is one funny puppy. Her markings are changing and becoming lighter. She is so pretty. Best,"
Photos of Ursula in Boston:
Ursula & Fiona in front of the Old North Church
Ursula & Fiona along The Freedom Trail
Ursula stands before the Stars & Stripes
Ursula & Fiona in front of Souvenir Shop
Ursula loves her Butterfly!
Ursula Pupdate, October, 2011
"I am so in love with this puppy.......I thought I'd share her a little.
Ursula on October 1, 2011
Ursula on October 1, 2011
"Yeah, you think you're gettin' this frisbee from me!"
Ursula in her hot diggity dog halloween costume, Oct '11
"Heeeeere's Ursie...Halloween can't come soon enough for us!
Ursie in November, 2011
"I have to tell you that Ursula is the funniest puppy, ever! She lunges at me, leaping on my chest. She licks my face, then climbs around on top of my head, tangling in my hair, leaning over to kiss my nose from above and then creeps down the other side, licking my face before climbing down.
Splendor Farms stands and salutes our June Puppy Owner of the Month...retired Colonel Thomas R. Cross, of Atlantic Beach, FL. I know, Penny is not a puppy, but she and the Colonel belong together. He jumped out of planes in World War II and she jumped out of a car in the aftermath of Katrina. She lived by a pond, he lives by the ocean. She is red, his other dachshund was a red. She doesn't like children, he doesn't live with any! He is retired from the army, she is retired from motherhood! It is a perfect match! Stand for the flag, Penny, and salute your commanding officer, you're in the ARMY now!
Retired Colonel Thomas R. Cross & Penny - a perfect match!
With all due respect...the following is a little biography I found about Col. Cross by Pvt. Adam "Bez" Berry on the WWIIReenacting.co.uk forum....
Colonel Thomas R Cross joined the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment as the Commanding Officer of F.Company, but ended the war as the 2nd Battalion XO. He was present with the unit through its only Combat Parachute drop into Southern France during Op.Dragoon, as well as later operations including the Maritime Alps campaign, the battle of the bulge, the Hurtgen forest, and into Germany. After the war he continued to climb the ladder in the US Army becoming a Battalion commander in the 505th PIR after the war, and later serving in the HQ of XVIIIth Airborne Corps in Vietnam. He retired as Deputy Cheif Of Staff of XVIIIth Airborne Corps in 1968.
Penny - our beautiful sweet retiree - has found a loving home!
"Just wanted you to know that Penny arrived safely and is at her new home with dad. He said that she is so beautiful and sweet and he was in love with her the second he saw her!!!!. She is getting used to the surroundings and he is sitting with her in the gazebo by the lake. Thank you for everything. Dad will send a photo of them together in a couple of days."
Our puppy owner of the month for May has to be Debbie N. of Monroe, LA. After purchasing Cammie's daughter, Roxie, she patiently waited for the 10 week age before driving down on a Saturday to pick up her puppy. Looking at the siblings, she noticed the little brother, barely two pounds and asked about him. Learning he was available she tried to get her friend who came with her to buy him, but she declined, and I told her not to worry, his perfect family will come some day (sounds like Cinderella doesn't it...some day my prince will come...) Anyway, on Sunday, Debbie called and said she just couldn't stand it. Could we meet her on Wednesday in McComb, MS and bring him to her? Ummm, okay. So, it was settled, or so I thought.....Monday morning the phone rings and it is Debbie....can you meet me in Bogalusa, at the municipal airport? I am flying in to get him! Whoa! Instead of "someday my prince will come" it is "today my princess has come and she is in a four-seater, not a pumpkin!" So, for her commitment, perserverence, and ingenuity....Debbie is our puppy owner of the month for May! Okay, ready, everyone sing along...."Off we go, into the wild blue yonder...."
Debbie N. of Monroe, LA decided that Roxie, Rico's sister
"Kelly, I have had dogs my entire life, but these 2 babies immediately stole my heart! Roxie now weighs 5 lbs. She is the first one to get in my lap and such a sweet little girl. Rico weighs 3 1/2 lbs but don't let his smaller size fool you! He is THE watchdog!!! He also tilts his head while "talking" to you!!! I am sooo glad I came back for Rico. He and his sister spend hours playing then curl up together to sleep. I dearly love them both! Thank you for the care and love you give each and every one of your dogs!!! Thanks again, Debbie"
"Kelly, Rico and Roxie are absolutely wonderful!!! Full of love and personality! They are still in the puppy stage ie....tearing up any thing found on the floor, especially magazines and shoes!!! But they are getting better! They love their older sister, Mia, and she has adopted them as well! Thanks for being such a caring breeder!" - Debbie N., Monroe, LA, November 2011
"Hi Kelly, I hope you are having a great Memorial Day. I have attached a picture of Charlie with my 3 kiddos (at least I hope it attached correctly - let me know if I didn't). I wasn't sure if we would get this picture or not because they couldn't decide who would get to hold Charlie! We compromised and my 2 sons are sharing the job of holding him. They all think he is great and Charlie is never lacking for a playmate. They especially thought it was neat to find some of his puppy teeth that had fallen out! Tanner asked what the tooth fairy leaves for puppies. :) Thanks again for everything, Charlie makes a great addition to our family!" - Jennifer T., Mount Juliet, TN, May 2011
"Dear Kelly, Sophie is a joy and was a hit at the Vet Clinic when I took her in on Friday. Everyone had their cameras out and she was well photographed. She weighed in at 2 pounds and 9 ounces. Again, thank you for my beautiful puppy. Joyce." - Joyce B., Vero Beach, FL, May 2011
After visiting the kennel on many referrals from friends and other Splendor Farms puppy owners, and choosing the perfect little, and I do mean little girl (I was afraid she would never grow), Warren & David came religiously every Saturday to visit Charley and brought lots of friends to introduce their little debutante properly. Never losing faith that their little girl would grow up to be belle of the ball, little Charley did grow and became the beautiful girl she is today! And, for never missing a Saturday visit, and always coming after the b&b guests were fed and on their trail ride so as not to inconvenience me, this makes Warren & David Splendor Farms' puppy owners of the month for April.....Charley, you won the lottery (and their hearts!)
"Hi Kelly, Just a brief note to let you know that Charley had an excellent check up at the vet yesterday. She has been such a joy and we are head over heels over this little pup. She has settled in quite nicely in our home and is sleeping thru the night in her crate and responding very well to house training. I know that a lot of that is due to the care given by you in her early life. Thank you so much and I will send some photos soon."- David, Warren & Charley, February 2011
David & Warren with their beautiful chocolate Charley
"Hi Kelly, Just an update on Charley to let you know how well she is doing. After picking her up from Splendor Farms she soon made herself at home finding her way around the house and picking out her favorite spots and toys. She has responded so well to crate training, sleeping thru the night and potty training, she even sits at the door and barks when she needs to go out! we are amazed at how fast she picked up these tasks but know it was started there with you in those first months and for that we THANK YOU! It made the transition to our home much easier.
David & Warren came back to pick up Dancer & Dusty's shaded cream female (left) to be Charley's new younger sister!! And "Sister" is her name!!! Thanks, guys for coming back to Splendor Farms for another pup to add to your family!!!
Charley & Sissy Update & Photos, January 2012
Just wanted to check in and let you know that Sissy has made herself at home and is loving her BIG sister Charley! They have become best friends and sometimes I think joined at the hip, It is so cute to watch them play and snuggle with each other. On Sissy's last visit to the vet she weighed 7.9 lbs. and is doing great. We are having so much fun watching them play, grow and bond. I have included some recent photos of the girls so you can see their growth! I look at the website often and follow you on facebook to keep up with the latest goings on at Splendor Farms and all those cute puppies! Take Care and I will keep you posted on our girls! Thanks,"
Sissy & Charley have a snuggle
Sissy & Charley have a rest
Chocolate & Cream, the perfect combination
Charley & Sissy, so happy together!
David & Kim S. with "Sebastian II" - a Cream male from Dixie & Bailey.
We finally got a photo of Sebastian II with us. I really wanted to get a photo of him with his 4 new brothers. He has adapted so well to the city after leaving the farm, probably because he is part of the weiner pack and he gets lots of play time in the yard. He loves being outside and he loves hanging out with Ludwig, Wolfgang, Strauss, and Chopin. We will never replace Sebastian I, but Sebastian II is a wonderful addition to our family. We love his sweet personality and disposition. He's our first long-haired dachshund and we think he's gorgeous.
We will definitely check with you in the future when we are ready to add to our family. "
"We adopted Bailey and Dixie's red male Sauturday and he is such a delight. He joined our weiner gang with only a few growls from the older doxies. Our vet will check him out next Saturday. We will tell all of our friends about your beautiful farm filled with beautiful doxies. Sebastian II has only been here 24 hrs but acts like he knows he's home. Thank you for the gorgeous doxie!"
Okay, I know. I was going to keep this little beauty, but the problem is she is too small. I decided the day before Gary, a landscaping designer and maintenance company owner & Beth, a piano teacher of Somers Point, New Jersey drove down to Splendor Farms, yes, drove, to look at our pups and older females, I would sell her. Arriving before I got home, they respected my kennel not to just go in, but waited by the fence watching Biloxi's pups play in the straw. When I arrived, I led them in and pointed her out and said " I have decided to sell her as she is too small for my males and if you are wanting a female she is available." Well, never had I seen someone cry at those words, but Beth did, and then her husband, Gary, told me, that is the one she has been watching and wanting, but didn't know if it was a boy or girl! So, a happy ending for everyone! And, since they drove all the way from "way up east..." that makes them our "Puppy Owners of the Month for March." Driving down here for two days, to get a puppy.... It's just madness, isn't it? March Madness!
I just wanted you to know that Annabelle is doing extremely well! She is a wonderful traveler. She stayed on my lap the whole time in the car-was very comfortable and ate well. Annabelle had success during her potty breaks, and quietly played with toys while we traveled. She even slept all night - and seems VERY happy. Pumpkin sniffs her and wags her tail, is even sharing her toys - pretty well! We're still working on that one! My mother gave this little southern belle a pink fleece hoody to wear while outside doing her business - it's cold up here! SHE IS LOVED! I'll surely keep in touch and send pictures soon - many, many thanks from all of us..."
Annabelle's Pink Hoodie
"Hi Kelly- Just an update, as promised, on our little southern belle. We took her to our vet last Saturday - he was quite impressed with her, and with your care of her. He checked her records and said "there isn't a parasite within 100 miles of this pup". Of course, he did run a fecal on her anyway and it came back negative. Annabelle is a joy! She has a wonderful appetite, plays tag with Pumpkin, runs to the door to greet piano students each day, and is sleeping quite well. Everyone loves her up here in the north, and I am sure she loves us! She's showing signs of becoming the alpha dog - yesterday she was pulling Pumpkin around by her bandana - Pumpkin handled it kindly and just went along with it. Annabelle discovered ribbons hanging from some helium birthday balloons last night, grabbed those ribbons in her mouth and was running all around with the balloons following her. At the moment she's chasing her tail. And rest assured, we're keeping her warm, always putting her hoodie on her or her little lavender turtleneck (a gift from one of my students). She loves sleeping on the rug in front of the fire, too. Btw, we're showing everyone our POTM page - it's adorable - thanks! We LOVED coming to see the farm, we're so happy we did, and we'll keep you updated from time to time." - Beth & Gary, Somers Point, NJ, March 2011
Update from Beth & Gary - June 28, 2011
"Hope all is well on your amazing and beautiful farm. I wish I could snap my fingers and be there!! About Annabelle: She is a sweetheart of a little pup, has endeared herself to all of us northerners, loves the students and cries at the kitchen door if she can't come out to see them (sometimes it's still just a little too distracting to have a very excited puppy at a piano lesson-lol), pulls Pumpkin by the tail to get her to play, has finally learned to go potty- only outside- (her tummy issues made it hard for her-but that has been resolved with grain free food and a very careful diet), is absolutely gorgeous, runs around like a crazy dog then collapses in a heap on the doggie bed, snuggles with Pumpkin, actually hops across the floor toward Pumpkin to get her to play, will run by Pumpkin squeaking a toy to get Pumpkin to chase her (which she does!), is totally full of mischief and personality, and has brought loads of joy to our lives. Our vet's office girls said she is the prettiest dachshund they have seen-she is ridiculously adorable and very loved. She loves our sons bull mastiff - when he visits he has his dog lay down, then we let Annabelle and Pumpkin kiss her and climb all over her while Sunny just lays there and enjoys the attention from these two tiny dogs! She's fearless, trots around like she owns the place and has a mission to carry out! So much fun. Just wanted you to know how things are with our little southern belle-so happy you were the only one to answer our emails last winter when we were searching for a dog-it was meant to be. We'll keep in touch so you know how your little sweetheart is doing! Thanks for doing what you do,"
"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for sending the picture of the most adorable puppy...she looks great...and 5 weeks already...love those big eyes...and I like where the tan color is appearing. When I have some quiet moments, I think of this beautiful puppy. Appreciate your update."
Playtime for Little Liesel!
Little Liesel looking adorable with her new toys!
Update from Joan, Bill & Liesel - November 22, 2011
"Hi Kelly, Thought I would send you a little Thanksgiving greetings from Willie, Liesel and I. She is just adorable....and smart....we just about have the house training complete. Only put her in her kennel at night. Liesel did some traveling this past summer.....hopefully my attached
pictures will give you some insight.....we took her on our friend's party
barge.......took her on the plane to New Jersey......spent 2 months up there
at the house we have in Vernon, N.J.........she has brought so much pleasure
to both of us.......
Enjoy the pictures and have a Happy Thanksgiving."
Liesel looks lovely as ever
Bill takes Liesel for a boat ride!!
Bill & Liesel enjoying the boat ride
Joan & Liesel
Liesel's beautiful tan markings
For waiting until the pups were five weeks and then driving from Houston to visit Splendor Farms and picking out their puppy personally instead of through pictures & videos, for recognizing the hard work we do here for our dogs and in placing older adults in forever homes, for their coming back to pick up their pups and waiting that extra last week (the 9-10 week period, most breeders send them away at 8 weeks) we are proud to name Ursula & Wolfgang's parents, Keith & Gina, as our puppy owners of the month for February! Houston, we have NO problems! Go Flight!
"Trip home seemed to take forever but was in hindsight uneventful. The puppies and realistically the parents, were glad when the motion finally ended. They had a very good night, slept well and in their training crate and have been pretty much accident free. They are playing wildly together and exhaust one another, so they nap well together. All in all they have adjusted remarkably well. Thanks again for being such a caring breeder and such a pleasant person to have dealt with over the past few months. We'll stay in regular contact and send pictures of them as they grow. By the way, there is no doubt who's the boss; Ursula wins out hands down, poor little Wolfgang. All the best" - Keith & Gina, Houston, TX, January 2011
"Just got back from the vet's office. Wolfgang and Ursula got gold stars for their health, structure and general condition. Once again we want to send you our sincere thanks for your careful, professional breeding practices and the overall clean and healthy environment at Splendor. We'll send more pictures as the puppies progress. They are adorable and doing really, really well! Thanks," - Keith & Gina, Houston, TX, January 2011
Keith & Gina drove in from Houston to pick their pups from Stella, staying in the B&B overnight, playing with puppies over breakfast, making a very nice donation to the
Splendor Farms dachshund rescue fund, and choosing a shaded cream male to be the forever friend of the female they already chose! Thanks so much for the donation,
it will go to supplying the lab with more vaccines & heartworm prevention medication!
Wolfgang & Ursula Update: May 2011
Wolfgang & Ursula looking as gorgeous as ever!
Wolfgang at 6 months
Ursula at 6 months
"Well it's hard to believe but Wolfgang and Ursula are 6 months old tomorrow (5/5/11). They have certainly grown since we picked them up at 10 weeks old; as you would expect. They are truly beautiful, just as you said they were when we picked them up. They remain in excellent health and, although Wolfgang is now 10.5 pounds and Ursula remains more petite at 9.2, she still rules the roost and is the adventurous one. We nicknamed her Dora the Explorer as she has a pretty fearless temperament. They have been totally house trained for close to a couple of months now and are quick learners at most things they set their minds to. We'll see how they like the swimming pool once the water temperature goes up a few more degrees. Not that we want to encourage it but we need to be sure they know how to get out if they 'venture' in! Anyway, we both hope all is well with you, Beau, Stella and the entire Weiner dog family at Splendor Farms.
All the very best to you all."
Wolfgang & Ursula Pupdate - April, 2012:
Wolfgang & Ursula at one year old
"It's been a while since I sent you any pictures of Wolfgang (left) and Ursula (right). As you can see they have grown into beautiful puppies and are still very much the love of our lives. It's always difficult to get a great picture of the two of them at the same time so I'll send you a couple of others of them individually by separate email attachments. I hope everything is good with you and your family. And I hope the breeding and rescue activities are doing well also. If you're ever here in Houston visiting family call us and we'd love for you to see the pups in person. All the very best."
Ursula stops to smell the flowers!
Wolfgang & Ursula Pupdate - November, 2012:
Ursula & Wolfgang at age 2 years, November 2012
"I thought you would like to see how the precious puppies were doing on their second birthday, 11/5/12. As you can see they continue to grow more beautiful as they mature and both are very healthy and happy. They have retained their playful but well mannered dispositions. Urse' remains the boss although Wolfie tries to exert himself from time to time. I'll send a couple of additional close-up photos of them individually as it's hard to get them close together in one frame. Hope all is well with you and the family and that Splendor Farms continues to thrive. All the best for a Happy Thanksgiving and a joyful Holiday Season." -- Keith & Gina, Houston TX, November 13, 2012
Two year old Ursula looking intent!
Two year old Wolfie looking relaxed and coy!
While I appreciate all the good wishes and compliments and thanks from all of you who have purchased or adopted a puppy/dog from Splendor Farms, to get a compliment from a fellow breeder and show competitor...well, it just don't get better than that!
"Kelly, Thank you very much for two wonderful, beautiful, dachshunds- Skyler & Cowboy. They have joined Dachshund Mania's dachshund family & are living with us here in North Battleford, Sk.
Meet "Candy Darling" - Our Most Fashionable Dachshund!!
"she is the best dog one could wish for"
- CN, December 2010
Well, I have heard of take your child to work day, but your puppy? Christopher N., fashion editor at large for ELLE magazine in Paris, was recently at a Vogue photo shoot with Zac Posen and four of his muses, when VOILE! Candy Darling is swooped up by model, Crystal Renn and photographed! And, since I have never had any of my pups end up in a fashion magazine (yes, us country cowgirls subscribe to Vogue & W!), much less held by a star model wearing stunning make up and the collections of a brilliant designer, I am making Christopher Niquet and Candy Darling the Puppy Owner of the month for January 2011! Yes, I am a little star struck, wouldn't you? Happy New Year, Candy Darling, and to you, CN!
In July '12, Kelly was in NYC, where she had lunch with fashion/style extraordinaires
Zac Posen (right) and Christopher Niquet (left), and their English Cream dachshund,
"Candy Darling" (see her head peeking out?) Splendor Farms is proud to announce
that we recently named one of our dachshunds after Zac Posen!!
NEWS FLASH: ENGLISH CREAM "CANDY DARLING" WAS FEATURED
(AND PICTURED) IN THE NEW YORK TIMES ON FEBRUARY 1, 2013!!!!
The beautiful dachshund was mentioned and pictured in an NY Times article
about her owner, world famous fashion designer extraordinaire Zac Posen!!
NEWS FLASH: ENGLISH CREAM "CANDY DARLING" CONTINUES TO MAKE WAVES IN THE FASHION WORLD!!!! Candy (pictured above) will be featured in an upcoming issue of Industrie Magazine with her two flat mates, Tina & Betty!!
I hope that you are well.
I was looking at the website the other day and saw all the new cute babies you have. Congratulations!
Here are some new photos of Candy. Industrie Magazine is starting a portfolio of fashion peoples' dogs and the first
post was ours. How cute is Candy?" - CN, August 2011
More Candy Updates:
"Kelly, Here is a photo of Candy on the steps of her new house.
She is so quiet and gentle.
She slept the whole night, didn't whine and didn't wet her crate.
So far she
is having trouble with the concrete street and understanding where she pees but
we will get there slowly. All 3 dogs get along. A very fun weekend!
I will keep you posted. Thank you again, Cn" -- CN, July 2010
I hope that you are well.
I wanted to send you some update about Candy.
She is growing and doing really well. She is the sweetest dog. She is with my
other dachshund Betty Blue on the photo. Cn" -- CN, September 2010
"A recent picture of Candy.
She is now full grown and looks amazing,
still the prettiest dog on the block. I hope that you are well, cn"
-- CN, April 2011
"Kelly, we have another 'best doggie in the world'. Bailey is doing great!!!
Sweet little Bailey has white toes!
Bailey playing with his new pal Cocoa
Bailey & blanket
"Look how big I'm getting! I do great in my kennel at night when my family is asleep! I get oodles of exercise playing with my brother-from-another-mother Rex - he is my best pal (even though he likes to hide my toys). But I get him back when it's vitamin time! I love those vitamins so I try my best to get his from him!!!
"I love my blankie!"
Miracle is a beautiful & sweet long haired blue female from Indiana
"I just wanted to let you know that Miracle is doing just great in our household...lots of tail wagging and snuggles! She has such a sweet temperment and loves playing with the kids. She is even doing really good with potty training! Thanks again!" - Lisa B., January 2011
More Sweet Miracle Photos:
I just want to tell you that we are really enjoying Molly. She has made herself at
home and is doing very well. For some reason, her favorite place to lay is on my
pillow... GROSS! Anyways... my husband and I are enjoying watching Molly chase
Katelynn throughout the house.
"Update on the dachshunds born 12/25/2006: Otto and Willi are very well trained. They go often to Doggie Day Camp. Otto is enrolled in Competitor's agility class. Otto is the black dog and Willi is the red dog. Both have incredible loveable dispositions! Photos to follow." - Odette F., January 2011
Otto & Willi playing
Otto & Willi sleeping
Otto at agility training
Regular updates, training her puppy, and being well-informed make Jullian (age 12) our December Owner of the Month. Jullian has not only taught her puppy, Klee manners,
agility, and yes, some tricks, she has also realized the importance of Klee's socialization skills and kept me, his mom, informed of his growth, progress, and his antics since he left Splendor Farms last summer....Hugs & and a kiss to both of you!
"Klee arrived safely last night, and his flight was early as well. He made it through the night without having any accidents, and was quiet for the most part. There was a bit of whining when he first went into the crate, but he fell asleep right away. He already is one of the family. We love him to pieces, and his antics are unlike any other dog I have met! Klee has a squeaky toy in the shape of a cake that he just ADORES. He'll hold it in his mouth, hop into the crate, turn around and then hop back out. It is just the cutest thing! And of course, he's made a new friend- his reflection. When he stared into the mirror in my room, he started to paw at the "other dog" and tried to play with it. He's a bit of a handful, but that is what makes owning him so exciting! It is hilarious to watch him walk around poking his nose into anything and everything that is at his level. He has had a good appetite so far; he eats everything served to him. We aren't giving him too much, but those cute eyes always beg for seconds! Sorry for not getting back to you last night... the two of us were just getting used to each other. I have included a picture of him to show you how he is doing. I would have sent more, but he just will not stay still so all of the others came out blurry! Thanks again for such a wonderful puppy!" -Jullian N., August 2010
"Hello Kelly! Klee has finally calmed down a bit. We worked on basic agility training yesterday and had a blast. He enjoyed going through the tunnel, as well as jumping through a low hula hoop! I am not pushing him too hard because of his body shape and age, but his desire to please is out of this world. We took him to my friend's house for socialization, since they have six children of different ages ranging from middle schoolers to babies. Klee was a bit timid at first and stayed by my side, but cuddled up next to the baby at the end for a nap! He really learned a lot about how kids in different age groups act, and prefers older kids because they are more careful with him. None of them were rough with him (I told them how to act around a dog, how to hold him.... etc.) but they really tired him out! Daisy and Klee have become best buddies now. He enjoys seeking out Daisy for guidance and the two enjoy chasing each other around the yard. It is like Klee knows Daisy is his "pack leader" of sorts and respects the fact that he is ranked below her and must listen to her. Daisy tries her best to be a good influence, and it is so adorable when the two mimic each other. Daisy had sat on command and stayed, and Klee did the same thing! Both were rewarded with lots of praise, attention and a game of fetch. Well, I have to go take Klee out and feed him now. He just woke up next to me in bed, and we have been on a roll with preventing accidents! I will keep you updated on his progress. Thanks again for the perfect puppy!" -Jullian N., August 2010
"Still working on his obedience training, and it is going smoother than I expected. Since Klee is a hound, he is naturally going to be stubborn... but his love for attention and treats overpowers that stubborn streak! I really don't see why my friends cannot train their Dachshunds... maybe desire to please is inherited? If so, then it would be because of your excellent breeding. But yes, he has learned yet another trick- Circle! Now he can spin around in a circle if I have a reward for him and give him the proper signal." -Jullian N., September 2010
Klee takes a drink and a dip, October 2010
Klee in October 2010
"Hi Kelly! Just a bit of an update on Klee.... He's been doing great! We've been thinking about it for a bit, and have decided that it might be a good idea for him to go into therapy dog training. Everywhere we go, Klee always gets compliments on how calm and well tempered he is. He is such a handsome little boy, and just adores people. I think it would be a good opportunity for him when he is old enough. I've also been working with him on obedience training, and he's doing excellent. The other day, we discovered he has a taste for music as well... maybe we'll do Canine Freestyle (dog dancing) as well? The possibilities seem to be endless! With looks to die for, an even temper and intelligence, what else could you ask for?" -Jullian N., October 2010
Klee at age 6 months
Sweet Sleepy Klee
"Hi, Kelly! Just a quick update on Klee: We dropped him off at the vet to get neutered yesterday, and he will be returning home later today after taking some time to rest after the surgery. All went well, without any complications whatsoever. He turned six months old a few days ago, and he's doing great. His coat is growing longer (might not be noticeable in images, but it's definitely longer!), he's steadily putting on weight and he's becoming huge! Klee definitely isn't the same dog personality-wise that I picked up at the airport over three months ago. He's matured into a well-mannered gentleman, on the inside and outside! I am continuing obedience training with him, and it is successful. Although stubborn by nature, if food is present, he'll do anything. We've been doing some more intense agility practice; again, not too intense as he's still a pup and his body shape won't allow it, but I do try to keep him challenged! He gets along well with other dogs, and has a bunch of 'doggy playdates' to make sure he has fun on a regular basis and gets properly socialized. Klee greatly enjoys this, it's definitely helped boost his confidence! I've included a few images so you can see how handsome this little guy has grown. Hopefully you enjoy seeing them as much as I did taking them. :)" -Jullian N., December 2010
Klee's 1st Birthday Photos, June 2011
Long time no talk. School has gotten the best of me and I apologize for the lack of updates over the past month or so. But good news is summer is just around the corner and that just means more free time to send email updates and spend more quality time with little Klee!
Anyway, we celebrated his birthday roughly a week ago with our other dog, Daisy, and we had loads of fun! We made them both little birthday cakes which I've sent pictures of. The sizes are different, and although fairness does have to come into play, you definitely have to account for size.
I'll be going to Japan again this year to visit family, and the plane ride will be on the seventh of July! My family and I are still unsure if we can travel with him, but if so, he'll be flying with us in first class. He'll have plenty of friends to play with, human and canine alike, and I think that he'll just have a total blast! Klee's a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, so I'm sure he'll manage.
As for Klee's health and overall well being, he's doing great. Healthy as always, a happy little rapscallion and extremely adorable. I just can't thank you enough for blessing me with this wonderful canine companion."
"Kirby is so gentle and a sweetie. He loves to get as close as possible and snuggle.
He is as lovable as a Teddy bear. Great little fella!"
- Renie & Guy V., Pensacola, FL, November 2010
"Hey Kelly, long time no talk! Here is an update (and a pic) on Klaus. He is doing fabulous. He's great! And, super smart. He can sit, stay, lie down, fetch (specific toys upon command) be quiet (on command) wait patiently for food (used to jump all over you trying to get the food), jump, beg for a treat and plays by himself upon command. Also, he knows when its food time for the grownups and plays quietly or sleeps while we eat. He learned all this by the time he was 10 weeks old :) Hair is super silky and shiny and healthy. Hates baths but stays as still as possible during. Loves going outside to play and take walks and simply adores playing with my mom's dog (dachshund standard mix breed.) All in all, he is the perfect dog. He really is our baby. and he finally fits into puppy clothes! now he is 17 weeks old (give or take) and weighs about 6.5 lbs. Doc says he is in perfect health but will be small. Adult teeth almost all grown in, his fur is smooth/slightly wavy. HUGE ears! Sleeps through the night in his bed beside us, and he wakes up on his own to go to his potty spot inside the house and comes back to go back to sleep. We def named him right: Klaus- meaning, 'Victor of the people'
He is amazing :) He is a survivor. Happy holidays! p.s HE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIS DADDY VICTOR! but not as shy :)"
Olivia's sweet face
OLIVIA TELLS HER STORY
Jill & her beautiful cream female "Lola" live together in Baton Rouge, LA!
"Kelly, she is incredible, so very sweet and loving, I am glad I got to have her.
She and Molly bonded immediately, Molly was sleeping with her arm around Lola
on the second day! They are inseparable already! I love her so much, it's like
she found me.....talk to you soon, thanks for checking on us."
- Jill B., Baton Rouge, LA, October 2010
These 2 beautiful & sweet baby boys - "Pony Boy" and "Ollie" - belong to Angela A.
of Pensacola, FL (who was Puppy Co-Owner of the month in September!!)
"Hi Kelly! Ollie and Pony Boy are doing wonderfully! They're just two peas in a pod...running, playing, eating, sleeping and attacking the lizards in the yard together. Pony Boy is a doll! He fit right in with my "old people" and just made himself at home. He's SUCH a lap dog and a mama's boy. I have not gone anywhere without him in the last 2 weeks now. He stays right under me and is just adorable. Ollie is still as independent as ever, he's the first one up every morning and the last one to lay down zooming around most of the day like a little tornado, all energy and love. I have to admit getting covered in puppy kisses from them both every morning is just the thing I need to get me going. I told you I've been undergoing breast cancer treatment for the last few months and both of them seem to know when I don't feel well and they just curl up on each side of me and sleep when I get home from radiation therapy. They both are precious and I can't imagine life without them. I did want to let you know that Pony Boy is just amazing with my 2 autistic step son's. One son isn't very verbal and Pony Boy just sits with him and loves on him which makes James smile and his smiles aren't often. My Vet works for the OFFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) that certifies all breed for joint health, genetic health and conformation certification. Both of them passed the patellas, elbows, hips were all clear, as were eyes, and the screening for any genetic issues. She thinks Pony Boy could take a conformation class in a heartbeat! They're both amazing pups and I can't thank you enough! Here's a picture of them napping and I'll send some of them playing when I can get them to hold still.. it may be a while ! Thanks for all you do, they are truly a blessing in our lives and to my children!!" -Angela A., October 2010
"Butters" (right) celebrated his 2nd birthday on 10.10.10 with sisters "Liesl" (left) and "Abbey" (middle)!! Yes, we know they're not puppies anymore, but to us at Splendor
Farms, they will always be our puppies! Happy Birthday, Butters!!!!!!!!
(see below for additional photos of these 3 English Cream siblings)
Biloxi's girl has gone to her new home with the Abernethy family in Madison, MS.
Lisa came to pick her up and yes, it was sad to see her go as I really wanted to keep
this baby. Oh, well, maybe next litter, but that will be after we skip Biloxi's next cycle.
"She is such a love. Whimpered a little in the car as she wanted me to hold her and kept trying to climb up closer to my neck, but she settled in and did great. Took a nap and then just sat in my lap. Was funny with all the new sounds of big trucks whizzing by, ringing phone, radio, new voices, etc.! Those big brown eyes just kept looking up to make sure all was okay! Everyone thinks she is just beautiful and she is hopping all over the house! Looks like a little bunny! Not too interested in eating, (did drink water) but suspect that is just so much to explore and all the activity. She has tended to all her business when we go out, so everything is good so far. I'll keep you posted on her and let you know when we settle on a name! Your sweet baby girl is in good hands and we are having such fun getting to know her! She even sat still for me to take a quick picture! (It took many attempts as she wanted to run to the camera!) Thanks for letting us add her to our family!" - Lisa A., December '09
"What a love this little girl is! We went to the vet yesterday and they all thought she was precious and she kissed and loved on everyone! He commented that he could tell she had been well socialized and tended to, had a good bite and teeth and looked to be in good health. She is so tiny, she weighed 3.25 lbs and he said he does not expect her to get as big as Biloxi, but said it is always hard to tell. (He wanted to know all about mom and dad as he just thought she was so pretty!) We go back on December 23 for her next shots and first bordetella shot. Thanks again and I am looking at a very tired little girl that is sound asleep next to the fire after lots of play this morning!" - Lisa A., December '09
"Think we have finally decided on a name. This sweet thing is too little for a 'big' name and needs something that describes her! Abbey. Meaning is: Gives joy. Father rejoiced, or father's joy. The intelligent, beautiful Abigail was Old Testament King David's third wife, described as good in discretion and beautiful in form. Think it fits her perfectly! We are having such fun and she is such a sweetheart! Will send pictures of her hiding from the snow soon!"
Sweet Abbey is a sleepy baby!
"One tired little girl--did not even make it 10 more steps to her bed! Played so hard and then just ran out of energy. She is such a sweetheart and so much fun. Everyone thinks she looks like a stuffed animal she is so darling! (She would be a good model, she's so pretty!). Hope all is well with the new babies as I think you mentioned there are more to come! Happy holidays and thank you for sweet Abbey!!" - Lisa A., December '09
"Just gave Abbey a big hug and kiss from you! She is just so sweet, and definitely has a personality that makes everyone love her! You were so right that we would just adore her! She has finally 'found' her voice and will bark a little when she wants something! Her favorite thing is sitting right next to you or fetching her toys. Yes, she loves for you to throw her toys and she retreives them and wants to go again. It is so funny and not something I have seen a dachshund do before! Thanks again!" - Lisa A., January '10
"Abbey waiting for me to take her on a walk! She is such a sweetheart,
Abbey photos, September 2010:
"Cannot believe sweet Abbey will be a year old in just a few days! She is such a beautiful little girl and we have so enjoyed having her as part of our family! She makes us laugh all the time with her antics and funny personality! Still loves a good game of fetch or tug and never meets a stranger - human or canine! Hope to get her down to see you very soon!" - Lisa A., September 2010
Beautiful dachshund, beautiful home!
Abbey photos, July 2012:
"We are spending as much time as possible in NC this summer trying to escape the heat of the Deep South and Abbey loves it! Caught her smelling the flowers on the patio! She is such a funny girl! She never meets a stranger and loves everyone and has the sweetest nature! Of course they all think she is beautiful and have never seen a dachshund like her!" - Lisa A., July 19, 2012
"We are really enjoying Liesl, and she is really adapting to being part of the family.
She is a very, very sweet dog, and has picked up house training very quickly.
We crack up seeing her around other big dogs in our neighborhood (a couple of
goldens and an older lab). She seems to have no sense that they are so much
bigger than her, and all she wants to do is play with them! :)"
-Lee Ann T., August 2010
Liesl Pupdate - November 2011
"After seeing your post about Butters and his new bride Marjorine, I thought I better send you an update on Liesl - and at least some more current pics. She is a great dog and still doing very well. She loves playing with the two boys and still thinks she is just as big and tough as all the big dogs in the neighborhood. We are so excited to have Marjorine in Jackson. My youngest son, Willis, loves to 'read' Butters' tweets and especially to see his pictures. He often talks about our trip down to Louisiana to see
Ms. Kelly's farm and how we decided to adopt Liesl. Thanks for trusting us with such
a sweet dog!" -Lee Ann T., November 2011
Photos of Liesl & the boys:
Lovely Little Liesl!
Liesl Pupdate - January, 2013
"She is the best!" -- Lee Ann T., January 31, 2013
Liesl all grown up and helping with the dishes!
Sawyer & Blossom in April 2010
"Hi Kelly! I wanted to send you this picture and give you a quick update. I have to tell you that when I first started reading your web site your comments about breeding for temperament was what attracted me to your pups. After having these two darlings for just 3 days, I can attest that their demeanors and temperaments are like no other dogs I have ever been around. They are sweet, easy going and have adapted so well to their new home (yes, having the two together has helped but they are still very comfortable here). They have two separate personalities, just like human children. I've named the male Sawyer. He is very quiet and comfortable in a lap, but when you put him down he likes to explore around and is quick to go looking for adventure, just like Tom Sawyer. Blossom is quite a player and had Sawyer by the ear dragging him around until he snapped at her! I'll keep you updated on their progress, and I'm still thinking about an English Cream someday! Best wishes to you!" - Beth H., April '10
Sawyer & Blossom in June 2010
"Hi Kelly! I wanted to send you a picture of Sawyer & Blossom. They are just doing great. Blossom is a social butterfly, loves everyone. Sawyer is my "dignified doxie" and has almost human intelligence. It has been fun to watch them grow and see their spots pop up and the color patterns on their faces change! Every where I go with them people just oooo and ahhh! Thanks!" - Beth H., June '10
Sawyer & Blossom have a new friend!! "Baylee," an English Cream female
"Hi Kelly! I made it home about 11:30 p.m. Saturday with my little girl. I've named her Baylee, and she is doing very well.
When I got home I let her explore around a little in the house (even though she didn't potty outside) before I put her to bed. She went straight to the baby gate blocking the kitchen and met Blossom and Sawyer. Imagine my surprise when a few minutes later I was in the kitchen and heard a noise. I turned around and she was trying to climb over the gate! I don't know if she wanted to get to me or to the puppies. I picked her up and sat in the floor for a few minutes and we had a meet and greet. She growled a little but I held her close and reassured her. Sunday morning I took her out on the deck while I had my coffee and had her in my lap. After a few minutes she wanted down with Blossom and Sawyer so we did a careful introduction. Long story is that by last night she curled up with them and slept through the night with her new playmates! She is still skiddish and wants to be held, but that is ok with me!
I took her to the vet this afternoon and everyone loved her! They had never seen an English Cream! Thank you again for these wonderful dogs. I just love them and it was worth the drives to Louisiana. I would do it again in a second! If I can ever get a picture of all three (may have to Photoshop one!) I will send to you. Take care and thanks so much!"
Beth's 4 beautiful Pookies from Splendor Farms:
"Hi Kelly! I finally got a half-way decent picture of all 4 pups so here it
is along with a picture of my two creams. I'm glad you are reading and
sharing my blog! I love working on it. The dogs' blog is
http://talesofwaggingtails.blogspot.com/ and I put a link to Splendor Farms
in the latest post. It is going to be fun to post about the pups.
Beth's two Creams Baylee & Bentley
Beth's "Pupdate" from San Antonio - August 2011
"Hi Kelly! I wanted to give you an update on my babies from Splendor Farms and send pictures. It has been too hot to get outside and do a photo shoot this summer, but I've attached two from the spring. Blossom is my only true mini, all the others are tweenies! She weighs 8 pounds and the big guys are all over 13 pounds! Bentley showed one day in the San Antonio show in July and did great for a rookie (so did his rookie handler, me!) He was the only dog so he won his class and winner's dog. But we went back in for best of breed and he was up against 2 finished dogs, so we came home with only ribbons! He is a handsome fella, and if I can ever get the puppy fuzz off of his coat I think he will show well. On the last day of the show I took him and Baylee down to watch the dachshunds...if you want to create a sensation at a dog show just walk in with two creams on a double lead! They were the center of attention and whenever asked where they came from I replied 'Splendor Farms!' I'm still blogging, slacked off a little this summer, but will get started again. There's always an adventure to write about with 4 doxies running around!" -- Beth H., August 2011
Beth's four fabulous Splendor Farms pups -
Sawyer, Blossom, Baylee & Bentley in May 2011
"My new little Oliver Nichols is ABSOLUTELY adorable!! We picked him up last night and he didn't make a peep the whole way home. He goes to the bathroom outside immediately after every nap or meal. He ate well the 1st night and actually slept 10 hours atraight! I think I'm going to move him to the bed tonight and see how that goes. He may be my new heating pad! He's a DOLL!!! He is just a cutie and after searching the entire south for a beautiful dachshund, I FOUND THEM!!! When I can I will buy my next from her also!! My Ollie's the perfect baby! AND, his eyes are the EXACT same color as mine. I think I'm his lost long birth mother ;-) "
"Just to update you, my Ollie slept the first night in the bathroom, but has slept in the bed every night since then. He curls up and sleeps next to me on his back with his head on the pillow. He sleeps straight through the night, never making a sound. He has not had a single accident in the house, going out every single time and even going to the door to whine and tell me when he wants out!! He is the PERFECT personality match for my 2 10 year old dachshunds and myself! I couldn't have ordered a more perfect puppy from God himself! He's just beautiful and perfect in every way. I don't know if you trained him, but he already does "sit" and "stay" as commands and answers to his name. He's a perfect, beautiful little man and I couldn't ask for more!! I'll be back, trust me!! We'll be back for riding AND a new baby! Thank you SO much for raising such a beautiful well behaved little man!!" -Angela A., August 2010
"Just to update you on Ollie...Here he is in his new Brahmin Purse...he went with me to Dillard's to pick it out and all the girls just adored him! It's so much more 'dignified' than a 'puppy purse' don't you think? The other two pictures of Ollie are of him on his 'side' of the bed..complete with silk pillow cases so his hair doesn't get messed up ;-) I didn't really know a baby dachshund NEEDED his own side of a queen size bed, but obviously, they do ;-) gotta have some room for toys. I just adore him and couldn't have asked for a better little man. We get remarks everywhere we go and so far that includes, Best Buy, Dillards, the ENTIRE mall and pretty much everywhere else. He's SO well behaved and just a perfect little gentleman. He's sleeping through the night and doesn't stir from his pillows until MY idea of morning, around 9am..then he stretches and gives me kisses. Thank you SO much. Thanks for making us Co Owners of the Month! I can't even tell you how much joy he's brought me....I brag to everyone and pass your email and website around to everyone, so LOTS more of your babies will be heading to Pensacola...it's Dachshacola by the way, we've renamed it! Thanks Kelly!!!" -Angela A., September 2010
Ollie looking adorable in his luxurious new bed
"No bedtime! Playtime! Playtime!"
Adorable English Cream "Honey" looks right at home
with her 2 adorable new pals Bosco & Trixie.
Honey is a champion English Cream female from Princess Grace & Griffin
I wanted to let you know how wonderful our little 'Honey' is. She is truly the most amazing little girl ever!! Not only is she beautiful, but she is sweet and smart and has a heart of gold. Here is a picture of her with her new Virginia pals, Bosco and Trixie. She immediately bonded with these two, seeming to say 'hey... they are just like me'. She is completely housebroken and sleeps through the night with her head on my pillow. Thanks for the opportunity to share our home with such a special gal.
- Kim K., King George VA, August 2010
Honey & friends, August 2010
Honey, October 2010
"Just a few more pictures of Honey... and her buddies. :)"
- Kim K., King George VA, October 2010
Chocolate & Cream, perfect together
Honey, Oct '10
(NOTE: Susan says she'd love to meet other Jackson or Madison dachshund owners!
If you're an owner from the area please email Susan at email@example.com. Thanks!)
"I wanted you to see how beautiful Madison is at 1 1/2 years old. She is wonderful,
sweet and spoiled. She brings us great joy. She is my third Dachshund, but has
the greatest personality. I had her work with a trainer and we couldn't believe
she wasn't afraid of anything. She loves everyone."
- Susan T., Madison MS, October 2010
Madison in October, 2010
MADISON PUPDATE, AUGUST 2012:
"This is Madison Monet in Madison, MS. She is 3 years old and
the most loving, beautiful girl. She is a beauty queen."
- Susan T., Madison MS, August 6, 2012
Madison Monet the beauty queen!
"CiCi has been wonderful. Only had 2 little accidents in the house.
She ran errands with me yesterday and everyone kept telling me
how beautiful she is! :) She has definitely stolen my heart."
-Rachael, August 2010
"Hi Kelly! Just wanted to let you know that CiCi (from Samantha/Kokomo's litter)
is doing great! Hard to believe she is already 5 months old! She is quite the curious puppy! CiCi loves to investigate everything! She has the most loving personality
and is constantly making us laugh! I am so happy she joined our family!"
-Rachael, November 2010
Michelle came for Bella, her chocolate, but the Mister wanted one, too!
So, Martin won the lottery this afternoon and the McCrory's left with
two new additions to their family!
"Hi Kelly, We just got home with Cassey, and she is delicious! I just wanted you
to know that she is fine, she ate a little, she is playing with our other doxie
'Maddie' and she is wagging her tail constantly."
- Susan B., Suwanee GA, August 2010
Cute, sweet Cassey at one year old
"Hi Kelly, Our little Cassey turned 1 today! She is such a treasure, she is obedient and sweet. Cassey and our other dachshund (Maddie) are the best of friends. Cassey is
the talker, you always know what she wants by her tone - amazing. At one year old
she weighs 9lbs, all of it is love. Thanks again for this little gem,"
- Susan B., Suwanee GA, May 2011
Bear PUPdate - October 2011
"I've been meaning to email you some photos of Bear that you can place on your site. Hope you like them. He was born 5 May 2010... We've had so many people ask where we got Bear and we recommend you guys very highly. He's got such a great temperment...very gentle with almost every child he's come across. Same with other dogs.
The Very Beautiful Mr. Bear! (October 2011)
Bear's ready for Halloween
Happy Bear in a cage
Sleepy Bear in a cone
Brittany from Houma, LA came to get her dapple girl
and immediately named her Allie!
"We brought Allie to the vet this morning she weighs 3 lbs 9ounces...
And is a total bundle of joy:-) Thank you again we love her so much"
- Brittany F., July '10
When Kymi came to camp she was assigned Lilly Belle the horse.
Then she fell in love with the puppies from the kennel,
so she brought one home and named her Lillibelle!
"Here are some of the pics I have of Kymi with her new puppy (LilliBelle) and Smilie.
I included a picture of her using her new cooking skills that she learned at camp on
the rest of the family"
- David R., Bush LA, July '10
"ChaCha is doing great!! She is a sweet and very social little girl!!
Here are some pics. Thanks again!"
- Celie, Randy, Aubrey, & Alex R., July '10
ChaCha! (Sept 2010)
"Just wanted to update you on ChaCha. She is an amazingly smart and social pup! She loves attention and is quick to get in on any family hugs going around, and those long fuzzy ears make her irrisitable! She loves her occasional yogurt treat and her favorite "toy" is any laundry left lying around, it has become a very fun game of chase for her! The kids take her on her morning walk before school and she eagerly greets them when they get home. She is a real sweetheart and has learned the house rules pretty well, although, she is quick to try to sneak around them when no one is looking! We are so thankful for this wonderful addition to our family and will keep you posted. Thanks!" - Celie, Randy, Aubrey, & Alex R., Sept '10
ChaCha celebrating her 1st birthday, 3/31/2011
ChaCha's Birthday Yougurt
ChaCha's Birthday Gifts (New Toys!)
Building ChaCha's Doghouse
Painting ChaCha's Doghouse
"Hi Kelly, Wanted to give you the ChaCha update...
We celebrated ChaCha's first birthday on March 31! The kids wanted to give her a dog house for when she is playing outside so they have been working on it all week. She had her favorite special treat of yougurt and had 4 walks that day...she was very happy! She continues to be such a joyful addition to our family and everyone that meets her raves about her looks and her good nature. Thanks Kelly!"
"Successfully picked up the pup from the airport and you are right he is the absolute sweetest dog I've ever met. He didn't bark or whine at all and is already best friends with my chocolate and tan female. Thanks so much for everything it has been
a pleasure doing business with you!"
- Jayne L., Boston, MA, July '10
Essie, a beautiful chocolate & tan dapple female,
now lives with Jackie D. of Gonzales, LA.
"We got home about 4pm after driving thru heavy rain. I gave her a quick gentle bath at my house and towel dried her well. Took my bargain hound crate to their house and the girls set her up with a soft bed and towel and baby blankets. She slept most of the afternoon then came out of the crate in the living room floor and watched TV. I mean it she lay on the rug with the girls and looked at the TV.
Wouldn't eat supper tried to bury it under a towel. She did drink some H2O and has peed twice and pooped once. I held her all the way home. She never slept but was real still. We will watch her closely and let her rest as much as she needs and try to tempt her to start eating. I guess you could tell that I am real taken by Essie and will do my best to see that she has a good life and lots of love.
By the way, Lauren says she is coming back for a puppy right away.
Dusty & Bobbie's puppy was born on Easter Sunday! (April 4, 2010)
"I have been searching for a dachshund for a very long time, but I could
never find the right long haired one and when I saw her I fell in love."
- Bobbie C., Thibodaux, LA, June '10
Terminie family with "Nola"
"We have found a friend for our four year old dachshund - Nola!"
- Terminie Family, June '10
"Hey Kelly! Sorry it took me a while to get this pic to you...Koopa is just so amazing.
We love him so much. He is actually cuddled beside me sleeping as I send you this
email and pic. He is the cutest little thing and we thank you soooo much for raising
such sweet pups. It was great meeting you! Sincerely,"
- Matt & Katie W., April '10
Koopa on Halloween 2010
"Hi Kelly! I just wanted to update you on Koopa and send you some amazing pics we have of him! He is completely house-trained and is just the most amazing dog ever. Every single person who meets him loves him and just raves over our dog. They think he has the handsomest coat and colors of any dachshund they have ever seen! His personality is so sweet. He has not ever growled at a person and gets along with other dogs as well. My husband and I seriously do not know what we did before he came along! Thank you so much for breeding such amazing dogs! The pics are from our Halloween party. We normally don't put him in any clothes at all, but for Halloween we found this pirate shirt that fit him perfectly and he tolerated the shirt so well. Sincerely,"
Katie & Koopa celebrate Halloween together, Oct '10
It's play time for "Lilly" (top) & "Lacey"
"Just wanted to send you an update on our family. Our girls have been named Lilly
(wide stripe) and Lacey (smaller) and have added so much to our family. Lilly is
already very lady-like and knows her name quite well. Lacey is still smaller by
about a pound and a half but makes up for it with her personality. She is fearless.
Our vet, Dr Saylor, fell in love with them and even took your brochure for some
of her other clients. Thank you again,"
- Liz & Lisa, April '10
Kaydee's daughter "Bella Bleu" left to go live with Cherie in Mobile, AL
"My new puppy is fabulous!!! She's almost 4 months, gets more beautiful each day.
She has taken to the leash and we take a couple of walks everyday. She loves to play fetch with her toys and chase the squirrels in the yard. She is playful, curious, smart,
and I love her so much. She is sitting in my lap as I type this.
She was 5 lbs. at her last vet visit. "
- Cherie C., Mobile, AL, June '10
Bella Bleu poses with her new friend in Mobile, AL
Beautiful Bella Bleu!
Kaydee's son - "Bunker" - went to live with Doni & Casey in LaCombe, LA!
Tracey R. of Mandeville, LA is the new owner of "Fleury" this adorable red dapple female
"We just bought the Red Dapple female puppy. She is sooo adorable, we can't wait to bring her home to love her. Send me a picture of her, we are thinking of names right now. My son Dylan wants to call her NOLA after her mom, I like that too, we will see.
It was nice to meet you, you have a beautiful farm and your dogs are precious."
- Tracey R., April '10
"I just wanted to let you know that we named our lil girl 'Fleury', its after our favorite winery in Napa, and their logo is a Fleur de lis too. Fleury is doing GREAT!!!! She is such
a sweetheart and has adjusted remarkably well. Bosco and her get along very well and she has brought back that playful side to our old boy. Here are a few pics i took last
night i will send more later with Dylan playing with her. Thank you again for everything."
- Tracey R., April '10
Fleury stops to smell the flowers
"Hey Kelly, Just wanted to share a few more pics I took of Fleury, she is soo precious. She is doing great!!! She is such a lil diva, I love that about her, she has the sweetest disposition and the cutest personality i have ever seen in a dog!!!!!!! EVERYONE just LOVES her!!!!! I have told several people about you and your puppies when they ask
me where i got her from. Thanks again for our baby!!!!"
- Tracey R., May '10
Fleury Fotos, May 2010:
Fleury Fotos, April 2011:
"Fleury is only about maybe 9 lbs, she is tiny. Here is a pic I took of her a few weeks
ago laying out by the pool. I will forward you another one of her riding in the new bike basket I bought for her, she LOVES it, she follows me everywhere and I Love that. She loves taking bike rides with me, Thanks again for giving us the perfect lil dog!!!!"
- Tracey R., April '11
"Fleury is doing Great!!! She is such a lil Diva!!!!
She looks like she could be in a calendar. :)"
- Tracey R., April '11
"Hi Kelly, hope you had a nice Easter and a successful week or horseriding camp. I arrived home safely with my little clan of puppies.....all are doing great and Willow is a perfect addition to the gang. There seemed to be no adjustment for her at all. She snuggled into bed with my daughter and I on the first night in Winnipeg, is eating well, playful and has lots of energy. She is quite determined little girl and likes to be active. She has caught on to the rules quite well though, is using doggy doors, goes potty in the litter box when in the house, mastered stairs quickly. She likes to play hard and then relax with a long nap. Just thought you might like to have an update....I will send a photo at a later date....seem to be so busy with all my puppies that there isn`t much time for any photo shoots right now. Take care Kelly and thanks again for this beautiful little girl. She is now a true Canadian! I will keep in touch." - Angie H., April '10
Daughter, Lisa, on right, decided mom, Liz, needed a puppy!
Once she saw these two girls, she decided she would need two!
The lucky girls! (all of them!)
This chocolate piebald female was wanted by half a dozen people,
but Tammy got her first...
....and her heart was stolen by those green eyes!
Tammy & Bea's Pupdate, February 2013:
"Hi Kelly, We got 'Saige' from you in 2010. She is a perfect baby and spoiled rotten. She just turned 3 on Jan 15th. I wanted to send you some pics and show you how beautiful she turned out. We take her and her brother Jesse to the beach every year. Thanks again for a wonderful baby!!" -- Tammy B. & Bea T., February 5, 2013
See below for photos of beautiful sweet Saige
"I am Kim G.'s sister and bought a puppy on Saturday we named her Lucy. Just wanted
to let you know that Lucy is doing great. I have attached a copy of pictures to show you how well she has adjusted. Took her to the Vet today and she got a clean bill of health she weighed in at 3.5 she is the perfect medicine for a couple of broken hearts.
I will keep you posted on her progress. Thank you."
-Lynn B., March '10
Lovely Loveable Lucy!
"I wanted to send you a couple of updated pictures of Lucy. She is now 6 months old
and weighs 5 1/2 pounds. She is the love of our family she has been the best puppy.
She is getting spayed on July 16 and she turned 6 months on the 5th.
Thanks again for such a wonderful puppy."
-Lynn B., July '10
Lucy in July 2010
"Attached are some updated pictures of Lucy. She turned a year Jan 4. She is perfect
and brings us so much love and happiness. During the holidays when all my children came home 26, 24 and 19 they would all fight with my husband 48 to see who she was going to sleep with that night. My youngest daughter and I always look at your puppies on your web site, she wants one as soon as she graduates from college and is able to take care of the puppy on her own. Take care and we will be seeing you in the future."
-Lynn B., January 2011
Lucy & blankie!
Lucy at one year old, January 2011
Lovely Lucy on Valentine's Day 2011
LUCY PHOTOS - JULY 2011
"I attached a couple pictures of Lucy.
She is beautiful. See you soon."
--Lynn B., July 2011
Lucy, July, 2011
Ben & Lucy, July, 2011
Lynn & Lucy, July, 2011
LUCY & LEXY UPDATE - OCTOBER 2011
Just wanted to send you a picture of Lexy she is now 4 months old and doing GREAT. She and Lucy are best friends now. I think she is going to be a little bigger
than Lucy and has a totally different personality (just like my kids). They bring us
lots of love every day. Thanks again for raising such awesome dogs."
--Lynn B., October 2011
"Just had to send this picture to you. So peaceful.
They are both doing great. Lexy is
so full of energy so much fun. We think everybody should have at least one."
--Lynn B., November 2011
Merry Christmas from Lynn & Ben & Lexy & Lucy!!
Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and give you an update on Lucy
and Lexy. Lexy was spayed last week and doing great she now is bigger than Lucy as
you can see by the picture. She weighs 9.5 and Lucy is 8. Wishing you and your family
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." --Lynn B., December 19, 2011
Warner & Diane pick up "Heidi"
Holly (a.k.a., Poppy) now lives with Bobbie F. of Houston, TX
"She was shy at first but I wish you could see her now. I have a huge fenced back yard and she spends most of her time there chasing the many squirrels. My subdivison is old and has many huge trees (mostly oak and pecan) so there are many "critters" for her to hunt. I got a tote bag for her and she goes everywhere with me. We spent Christmas at my son's home in the Rio Grande Valley. I took her on the plane with me in her tote bag and she behaved like a seasoned traveller. Holly (Poppy) is the love of my life and the nicest gift I ever received." - Bobbie F., January, '10
I am not sure what it is in the water around here, but for the 4th time we have sold
an adult dog to either a greek orthodox minister, a priest in the catholic church, or a
member of the episcopal church.... this time Cruiser has found a home with the recently retired Bishop Charles Jenkins, his wife Louise, and their wire-haired Dachshund, Sir!
Eddie & Rachel of Houma, LA took home a precious puppy,
the last blue dapple from Patsy. Enjoy Houma, little man!
PUPDATES FROM RACHEL & EDDIE
"Eddie & I thought you would like to see some pictures of ''Archie''! We love him so much, and he is fitting in our family very nicely. Fred (our other dachshund) isn't thrilled to say the least, but he is coming around. It was very nice meeting you and hope to see you again in the future! Thanks again, "
"Kelly, Just thought I would send you some latest pics of Archie & Fred. They're getting along pretty good, believe it or not. lol Fred lets Archie sleep with him as long as he doesn't irritate him to much. I have never seen a dog actually try to communicate as much as Archie! He makes several different sounds & tries to pull us by the finger to lead us to what he wants, which is usually outside or a treat. Too funny!!! He's getting big already, almost 10 lbs. at 7mos old. Thanks again for a great dog!!! We've recommended you to several people, hopefully it'll work out." - Rachel D., May, '10
Archie & Fred sharing a bed, May 2010
"He is adorable!!! We are all so happy to have him. He was very playful right
away, easygoing. He is beautiful! Thank you very much! Happy new year!"
- Miriam, December 31, '09
Well, just like last Christmas, we delivered puppies, 4 on Christmas
Eve from Mandeville, LA to McComb, MS. On Christmas day,
I got up early & gave Santa some help...
...I arrived at the home of Blake C. and put the package
on the steps and rang the doorbell...
...Hey Mom, there is some lady over there hiding behind the bushes...
...What is this???...
...Merry Christmas, Blake, from Splendor Farms!!
UPDATES FROM BLAKE & FAMILY
"Thanks again for making Christmas morning what the boys keep saying was the best Christmas ever. She is a wonderful puppy. She is so sweet, calm, playful, and loveable. She could not be more perfect. Have a happy holiday season."
"Blake named her Noel since she was a Christmas puppy. She is adorable. She is already so loyal and attached to him. The boys just love her. She is playful but calm and sweet. She is a perfect puppy."
"He is soooo sweet and cute! We love him Kelly! He hasn't wanted to eat yet,
but is wagging his tail and tugging on my shoelaces! I'll phone or email you
later in the week! Thanks so much,"
- Lesley Johnson, November 2009
Eddie & Kathy picked up Lady's last little lady ("Sophie Grace") and took her back to
Hattiesburg to live with them. Keep in touch, y'all! And thanks for the ribs & fixin's
from Leathas BBQ and the Chicken Salad!!
"Eddie and I just wanted you to know how Ms Sophie is doing.
She is training us well. She's very smart and has a large dose of dachshund determination. She's soooo cute.
By the way, the vitamins you recommended - Sophie LOVES them so much, we call it puppy crack. Thanks again for this wonderful baby. She steals the heart of everyone
she meets." - Kathy M., March 2010
Beautiful Ms. Sophie in December '09
Krista, Kristina, Terrence, Desmond & Edmond all came from Cutoff, LA to pick up little miss two-faced, a/k/a Mocha & Pancho's sweetie! I couldn't believe that they bought her sight unseen... Guess the picture of her little 2 faces won their hearts!
PUPDATES FROM CUTOFF, LA
"Just sending a few pictures of Mimzie (Splendor Farm's Lil Miss Two Face) playing with her new brother. She is right at home and is just a joy to be around. She has brought us so much joy in the few weeks we've had her. She loves to run around and play with her big brother Oscar Mayer and has truly come out of her shell as one of our family members. Thanks for such a beautiful puppy. And happy New Year."
"Don't mess with the Princess!!!"
Mimzie playing with her big brother Oscar Mayer
MIMZIE PUPDATE, FEBRUARY 2013
"It's been a while since we've sent pictures of Mimzie - Splendor Farms Little Miss Two Face. She is doing wonderful! She is spoiled rotten, lovable, and truly thinks she is a princess. She is the definition of the word -lap dog- she cannot stand when she is not in someones lap....actually I am currently home for Mardi Gras break from college and she is sleeping in my lap as I am typing this. :) She has truly become part of our family and couldn't have asked for a better dog to bring more joy in our home. Hope all is doing well and hope you enjoy the attached pics of Mimzie we've snapped in the past year! Thanks for such a beautiful dog," -- Desmond H. & Family (Edmond, Kristina & Krista), February 13, 2013
Tamisha of Kenner, Louisiana decided to buy her own Christmas
present, GiGi's Black & Tan boy! Merry Christmas, guys!
Baby Boy Bailey!
"Bailey's doctor visit went extremely well today. He was the best behaved pet I have ever seen. He was so calm that he fell asleep in Bill's arms on the examining table while we talked with the doctor. He is amazing! Now, if I can only get him potty trained, he will be the perfect dog.
JOHN & KATHY'S UPDATES:
"Hi Kelly! We are in love!!!! They are absolutely so cute and sweet. We are so happy that we kept two sisters together. They are a hoot! We took both of them for a puppy check at the vet today. We only did that because of the little one's eye. We figured there was no reason to keep one home so they went together. They are perfect and we have some sauve for the eye. It already looks better, but was certainly nothing serious. The little one is 3 lbs and her name is Miss Scarlett. The larger one is 4.2 lbs and we have decided she is Sofie. The folks at our vet went completely crazy for them. Each one had to peek in the room to swoon over them. Pretty easy to do!
THANK YOU for getting them started on the paper training. They are doing pretty well with it. They sure do know where to go (except for the occasional piddle that we have to expect). They will get their third shots at the end of December. My sister and parents came over and could not believe what sweeties they are. My mom can't wait to babysit! We have a new rattan house for them and a big huge fluffy chair with 3 sides (that they are in right now). It's raining here and so the outside potty training is on hold for a few days. I am sending two photos: one to show them with John and one to show that they finally (whew!) settled in for the night.
WE LOVE THEM!!!!
John, Miss Scarlett & Sofie in CA
Miss Scarlett & Sofie looking comfy in their new home!
Holly C. of Slidell, LA with Polly's Red Piebald baby girl.
Hmm...is this the one for me???
She's the one! Polly's baby girl now lives with Holly & her husband Brian in Slidell!
HOLLY & BRIAN'S UPDATES:
"She is doing great. She just got a bath & is getting ready for bed.
She loves the kids & they love her. Holly & I think she thinks they
are other puppies. She took a nap with Avery. It was very sweet.
We decided to name her Biskitt. Thank you again!!"
- Brian C., December 2009
Brian brought Biskitt to visit and get her third set of shots!
What a beauty she is getting to be! Holly must be in love!
Splendor Farms retiree Cinnamon (above) lives with Heather C. of Larose, LA
"Cinnamon is doing so well. Her coat is getting so beautiful. It is so soft. I think the Salmon oil has something to do with that. I just wish her shaved stomach would catch up with the rest of her coat. It is growing back though. She is so spoiled like Buster and she is doing well. As soon as her stomach coat gets back I will take some good pictures of her and some with Buster and send them. They are buddies. One can not do without the other. You are more than welcome to give ANY one my phone number to give a reference. I told the lady from Washington that I would most definitely buy another dog from you. Your dogs are VERY well cared for and are given attention like if you only had one dog. Well take care and I will send you pictures soon." -- Heather C., December '09
"Cinnamon is doing very well. Her coat is beautiful right now. The hair on her stomach has grown back about fully from the spaying. She is an awesome lovable dachshund." -- Heather C., January '10
Buster & Cinnamon
Buster & Cinnamon
"Dear Mrs. Kelly, I finally am able to send you a picture of Cinnamon and two with her and Buster. She is doing very well. Cinnamon is a loving dachshund who loves us and Buster. She has such a good temperment. She is such a wonderful addition to our family. You are an outstanding breeder. Outstanding for the fact that you take care of each individual dog like if you only had one. Also for the fact that temperment is part of your breeding practice as well as for maintaining and improving the breed standard. For these reasons I would definately buy another dog with you as well as tell people who call me to question my opinion and experience. We are very happy to give Cinnamon a permanent home along with Buster. Thank you for such a wonderful dog." -- Heather C., January '10
Cinnamon in June 2010
"Here is the latest picture of Cinnamon. She is doing very well and very active. She gives Buster a run for his money. They are still each other's buddy. Her coat is soft and gorgeous right now. I feed her Nutro lamb and rice small bites and I add Salmon oil to her food every morning. People always ask me, 'What do you bathe her with or put on her?' I tell them, 'It is not what I put on her, it is what I put in her.' I just wanted to send this to you so you can see her. Take care." -- Heather C., June '10
Heather's June 2012 update:
Cinnamon & Biloxi Belle look like former Kennel mates!!
Biloxi, retired and looking great!
Biloxi, retired and looking great!
I would like to share these with you. Cinnamon and Biloxi are doing very well. They are loved very much by everyone in my family. Buster loves them too. They get along very well. Biloxi is the best temperamented dachshund that I have ever owned. She allows children to love up on her and play with her. I will take car rides to my Mother's house and she will just lay down on the passenger's seat. She is a very loving dog. I feed my Dachshunds and the Lab Nutro Venison and Brown Rice dog food. This food has contributed to their good health and coat. I would like to thank you for choosing me over the many people who had wanted Biloxi. I guess you felt that she would be in a good loving forever home with other dachshunds. Well, she is. She is very well loved by many people and other dogs around her. Thank you for being such a good breeder who takes good care of her dogs and who strives to keep and improve the breed standard. Thank you for the loving dogs that are in my life.
Paris (right), a beautiful and sweet blue & tan dapple,
lives with Chori (left) and owner Katie K. in Jackson, MS.
I was very impressed by your farm and the way your dachshunds
are cared for. Thank you for this sweet dog."
- Katie K., October '09
Paris & Chori in their Halloween costumes
"Paris sends her love. Poor thing even let me dress her up in this crazy outfit."
- Katie K., Halloween '09
KATIE & RYAN'S UPDATES
Thank you so much for everything!! We love her so much already!!"
- Kaci & Ryan C., September '09
Allie came to put a deposit on a cream from Biloxi's upcoming litter, but fell in love
with "Sweetie" a blue & tan dapple female with blue eyes. She took her home,
saved some money for mom and dad, and named her Marley.....Just like Gabrielle,
I didn't plan on selling her, but when Allie held her and looked into her blue puppy
eyes, there was no way of telling her no! Thanks, Allie, for loving her so much!
"She is doing wonderfully in her new home,
Marley has a new friend!
"She has grown so much! She isn't the same little runt! I have never had a dogthat loves toys as much as Marley does. She is doing excellent with potty training also. She has the most amazing personality and LOVES people! She plays with our old dog and they are starting to be really good friends. Oh and she loves the noise bubble wrap makes (too cute!) She's a joy to have! Thank you for such a wonderful sweet girl! "
Marley likes her bubble wrap
"Our precious angel just made one year! She is the most adorable thing in the world! Her personality is sweet as can be and loves a good cuddle, very spoiled and vocal about her food. :) She has grown so much and is as beautiful as ever! Thank you so much for one of the greatest dogs I have ever owned! "
Marley celebrates her 1st birthday in July 2010
Marley and her blue eyes
One year old Marley
Joshua Talamo (cousin of the jockey Joe Talamo) and his wife Lori
recently welcomed "Buddha" (a.k.a., "Charlie") to their family!
"Charlie is doing great. My husband has already taught him to sit and stay.
He is so good and the kids are loving him so much. So are we. I am really glad
we came back for him. I know he was meant to be part of our family."
- Lori, September '09
Tara, from Mount Hermon, LA came looking for a red companion. But when she saw
Gabby, it was meant to be, especially when Tara put her down and walked away.
I have never heard one of our dogs cry for a visitor! Even though I had no intention
of selling Splendor's Champagne and Black Tie Affair, Lady's last pup, I couldn't deny
that a match was made. Love and Kisses, Gabby, be good for Tara!
Looks like everyone is pooped from the 4th of July festivities!
Natalie's parents came to pick up Biloxi's beautiful niece ("Stella") in July 2010.
Jenny of Galliano, LA got "Dixie" after waiting
5 months for the perfect forever friend.
More photos of Dixie:
"Dixie is doing so good we love her so much."
- Jenny S., July '09
Dixie & "Freckles"
"Dixie and freckles r best buds now. One can't do without the other.
Just wanted to send u a pic of Dixie she brings great love
and joy to our happy home. "
- Jenny S., August '09
Chief found a forever home and Tammi took him to be her forever friend.
Daughter, Emily, fell in love with Isabel, a Patsy & Sam silver dappled female.
Enjoy St. Martinville, LA you guys! I will miss you both!
Kirstin, Andrew & "Pocket"
"I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful time Andrew and I had
this weekend. The horses were wonderful, the weather was beautiful, the trails
were stunning and the puppy we bought is absolutely adorable and loving.
We decided to name her Pocket. Thank you again for the lovely time."
-Kirstin E., May 2009
Dixie (left) is the beautiful twin sister of Biloxi Belle.
Her 1st litter is due this summer with Bailey (right).
Dixie and Bailey wearing their Halloween neckerchiefs.
Both are owned by Judy of Pensacola, FL.
"Dixie is so sweet...man she has been a great addition to our family..best tempered...never complains...barks...loves to swim...never seen such a little dog
that loves to swim as much as she does...she goes right off into the lake at my mom's,
I have to watch her or she would swim out over my head. We built a ramp for her and Bailey to climb up to get on our bed, if I move it into the bathroom and place it on the edge of the garden tub..she dives right in the bubble bath...
no more hot baths for a while..."
-Judy, January 2010
I just want to tell you how wonderful our Minnie is. She is such a beautiful
and delightful puppy to be around. We have spoiled her, in a good way, to no end.
She is truly part of the family!! Here are some photos of our family. Thanks, Eva"
-Eva A., August 2009
Minnie & Family:
"Kelly, I just had to let you know how much I am in love with Etta!
She is just a ball of energy! One of her brothers (my Pom) is crazy about her.
She tries to keep up with him in the backyard. It is just hysterical to see her
hopping through the grass trying to chase him! Her other brother (my 12 year
old doxie) is not quite sure about her yet. He is my old man and not too active -
well not as much as she is anyway. I will send you some pictures soon!"
-Kim B., March 2009
Etta (front) with her two brothers in Kenner, LA
"I know that I haven't sent a picture of Etta to you, but here she is! She is definitely the BOSS of her two brothers! Always has to be the first for everything! The funny thing is, they give her her way!! We love her so much!!! The first thing that she does when we come home from work is to flop on her back for a good and long belly rub!"
-Kim B., June 2010
"Yep, it's true, Dachshunds are like potato chips, you can't have just one!"
Ask Ed M. of Brooklyn, NY. This is his passel of pookies, a.k.a., Gizmo, Gadget,
Gear, Go-Go, Ginger, Gus, Guy (English Cream), Googly Bear, Gandolf & Goliath!
Wonder what he'll name his 11th (he has 1st pick of an English Cream female
from an upcoming Dusty litter.)
Ed, you are my kind of dachshund lover!!!!
Cheri Boyce Boles with her husband Beau and boys Cody, Seth and Quinn.
They raise Corriente cattle, border collies, dachshunds and Beau and Cody
compete with cutting horses! Welcome to New Mexico, Winston & Captain!
We will certainly miss both of you.
"Kelly, here are pictures of Captain and Winston.
We had quite a bit of snow today, and the dogs loved playing in it!
Captain was the funniest! He was running and jumping in it!
Thanks again for sharing these two wonderful dogs with us!"
-Cheri Boles, New Mexico, March 2009
Winston & Captain playing in the snow with their new friends
Quinn with Captain
Captain playing with his new puppy friends
On our way to Dallas on a foggy Christmas Day morning, we stopped to meet Jeff, Renee and their two sons, Jacob and Payton, outside Baton Rouge in an empty McDonald's parking lot off the interstate. The boys got out of the truck to meet a lady, me, for some reason they didn't know! After making our introductions, I handed them a card signed, "Merry Christmas, love Sadie." The boys, were like, oh you shouldn't have....then I gave them a box and what a surprise! You see, a month earlier, Renee and Jeff picked out Sadie for Payton for Christmas. On Christmas Eve friends came over and Payton got to play with his friend's new Christmas puppy while reminding everyone that Santa would bring him one, too. On Christmas day, Santa came and went, but didn't leave a puppy for Payton. Payton, reasonably upset had to then get in a car to go to a McDonald's, which was CLOSED, and meet some lady. Happy as he was, Jacob cried out of happiness for his brother's wish coming true!!!! Merry Christmas to the Willis family!
"It's your puppy, Payton!"
Constance, of Panama City, Florida, works at Petsmart. After searching for the perfect companion she found Jazzy! She and Matt drove to Splendor Farms and chose the "Never leave the farm" package. Playing with their new puppy, soaking in the jacuzzi while it rained and riding Duke and Jet were their favorite things. Oh, Pasta Bolognese, Veggie Frittatas, and spiced pumpkin seed muffins (all meat, veggies (even the pumpkin) and eggs produced at SF) along with the lunch before heading back (1/2 pound organic grilled cheeseburgers) left them happy and content. With Jazzy on Constance's lap they pulled out of the drive reluctanly, but promising to come back at spring break!
When Debbie met Mimi, it was love at first sight. How could I say no to an episcopal
priest's wife? I know you will be cherished and happy in your new home, Mimi!
"Zoe is so precious and fits into our family very well. My rotty Boscoe acts like her mommy always watching over her. She is such a cuddler loves to curl up in my lap every chance she gets. Thank you so much we love her!!!!!!!!!!"- Tara G.
"Just wanted to share some pictures of our baby. It's hard to believe she will be two years old this Christmas. Sasha is so sweet, I never had a pet with such a loving personality. She loves cats, kids, birds, you name it she'll love it. Hope you like the photos. These breeds are the best! One day I would like to get Sasha a sister, maybe this summer."- Pamela B.
"Kelly, I can't tell you how much we love our puppy 'Manny' from CoCo and Pancho's litter. He is exactly what we wanted. He is so much fun! Please let CoCo's mom know he is doing great. He is so playful and then lets me hold him like a baby and love on him. Too sweet! Manny visited Brees and Duece a few weeks ago in Mandeville. They played til they dropped." - Becky G.
More photos of Manny:
Manny's 1st Mardi Gras:
"Wanted to share Manny’s 1st Mardi Gras with you.
He is getting so big. He is beautiful!"
- Becky G., Feb. 2009
"Hi Kelly. Just wanted to let you know the puppy (I named him Simon, short for Simon Says Go West) is doing well. I took him for his vet check yesterday and he's in tip top shape. I will be starting him in puppy socialization and training classes this Friday, and I met a girl who has invited me to join in her impromptu conformation classes, so I can myself learn as well as Simon, what it will be like in judging and the show ring. And if the pic I sent is any indication, Simon is settling in quite well!! Thanks again for such a sweet, gorgeous little darling puppy!!" - Amy W. of Clovis, CA
Photos of Simon with his new family:
New Photos of Simon, Oct. 2008:
AMY'S UPDATE, OCT. 2008
"Hi Kelly. Just wanted to update you a little on Simon. He is doing very well, enjoying killing his toy fox, and chasing the kids. We are moving into a house in a week so he has a big backyard to look forward to!! He weighs just a little over 10 lbs. now, and his hair is starting to get a little shaggy. They just love him at the vets office and the groomer. He's gorgeous!" - Amy W., Oct. 27, 2008
"Kelly, just wanted to let you know how much we adore our little one, Kenzie.
She has adjusted to her new surroundings wonderfully! Our vet asked if she
is always so sweet natured. My husband David is quite taken by her. Thanks again.
We'll keep in touch, but wanted to tell you how much we love our little puppy! "
- Jo Ann of Mandeville, LA
"Kelly, a million thanks - I am in love again!!!" - Jessica of CT
More photos of Jackson and Charlie:
Photos of Jackson in late July '08:
"How beautiful is this guy?" - Jessica of CT
"I hope I don't spoil him too bad but it's so hard to resist those cute eyes and soft fuzzy hair!!" - Lynn of Mandeville, LA
Lucy, a shaded cream female from Angel & Dusty,
found a loving home just in time for Christmas.
Lucy with her new friend, Shatzie.
Gary & "Windi"
Gary of Memphis, TN drove through snow to get his new puppy home.
GARY'S UPDATE - APRIL 2008
Cathy & "Honey"
Tayler & "Maycee"
UPDATE FROM MAYCEE'S FAMILY - APRIL 2008
Ginger Lu, a red sable piebald female, now lives
SHARON'S UPDATE - MARCH 2007
SHARON'S UPDATE - JULY 2007
SHARON'S UPDATE - JUNE 2009
Emily G. of Metairie, Louisiana loves
her new puppy from Patsy and Pluto.
Michael & "Presley"
Michael M.'s wife and kids were surprised
with their belated Christmas present,
"Presley" from Precious and Elvis
Josh, Jennifer & "Kellie"
Josh and Jennifer D. of Slidell brought "Kellie" to visit
her mother Allie (a.k.a., Pookie), and show her how
beautiful her daughter has become!
Cleon, Christopher & "Momus"
"Momus" is the grandson of Phoebe and son of Prince.
He's found the perfect boy to dress him like SUPERMAN!
Momus leaves Splendor Farms with Cleon B. of
Covington, LA to watch Christopher play soccer
Christopher B. of Covington, LA loves his Momus!
Bobby & "Brot"
Sylvia M. of Columbia, Mississippi has purchased 2 dogs
from Splendor Farms and is on the waiting list for a cream
female to breed to this beautiful boy
Millie, Simonne & "Comus"
This is "Comus" and his new owner, Millie B. of Bush, LA
with her daughter Simonne B. of Covington, LA
Helen D. of Bogalusa, LA is in love with her new
little man from Precious and Elvis
Cameron & "Rex"
Cameron W. of Covington, LA has a new friend
to spend his summer holiday with....REX!!!
Sarah & "Pixie"
Pixie recently arrived in Dallas to live with Sarah M.
Sarah says Pixie is so quiet she may have to put a bell on her
to keep up with her exploring trips. Have fun, Sarah & Pixie!
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