Black Jack has been adopted by the Randall family. Shane & Lea were up for the Duke of Edinburgh canoe trips this week & have taken Black Jack home. A wonderful little dog with a great heart. Just a little short in the legs.
5 Duke of Edinburgh 6 day Gold Canoe Groups paddled up on the beach of Round Lake returning from Algonquin Park. 2 groups did a North Tea/Fasset Lake Loup & 3 did the Biggar/3 Mile Lake Loup. 18 canoes 45 people 3 dogs I learned how important it was for our group to trust each […]
The Silver Canoe Trip arrived back Wednesday morning after 4 days in Algonquin Park. The group travelled the length of North Tea & Manitou Lakes. Included was a hike along the portage to Cisco Lake. All Chocpaw groups are taught to off load canoes while the canoe is floating. Here, Roo (striped dog) is greeted […]
Four Bronze Canoe Groups returned safely this morning. Two did a loop from North Tea Lake into Lost Dog Lake & two groups stayed on North Tea Lake. Busy access this morning with Chocpaw groups coming in & several groups packing up to start their trip. Demonstration of canoeing skills & team work. Demonstration of proper […]
Between 3 & 5 days we remove the Dew Claws on all our pups. What’s a Dew Claw? A Dew Claw is the extra toe part way up the dog’s leg as can be seen here on Holly. Some dogs have Dew Claws on front & back legs. Front is most common. They don’t have a […]
Received a call from Jet’s foster family this morning. Many of you will remember Jet while at Chocpaw Expeditions. Jet slipped away on a hike in the Algonquin yesterday. All help finding her & returning her to her home is greatly appreciated.
Plump, piebald, Pearl, puppy, pile, & proud mama at 3 days old. Madge pups at 4 weeks old. Sturdy & adventurous. Madge & Jenna pups. Madge concerned that her litter has suddenly expanded. Each day we put the litters out together to play. They learn to socialize with other dogs & learn acceptable interactions. As […]
At 8:00 a.m. this morning they started to arrive at Chocpaw Expeditions. By 9:00 there were 70 participants & over 100 parents & family gathered. 4 Bronze groups, 1 Silver & 5 Gold Expeditions. First order of business is packing into dry bags & canoe packs. An important part of this morning is ‘the opening of […]
Born today. Seven & still coming at supper. Pearl is the largest female in the yard (approximately 60 pounds) & has as two of her littermates Potter & Python, who both were key members of Rene’s super team. Lines are Swingley/Saunderson /Serre. Sire is Neo who Kris acquired from Pete Curtice, with strong Swingley lines. Neo was […]
These are the Madge pups. Now 3 1/2 weeks old. They have been eating solid food for 4 days now. Ever since their eyes opened they have been on the move, preferring to be outside even in the heavy rains we had last week. As soon as they show interest we start them on solid […]