Maggie - Agility Training

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amber Rose

Amber was by far the the big hit of the St. Patricks Day Parade! GO AMBER!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Scott & Laura Eyre & Family,

Thank you for stopping in to visit on your summer vacation! It was a pleasure!


Olivia's Visit

Dorothy, Nate & Family,

Enjoyed your visit this summer. Please feel free to stop in anytime!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Hello There Melissa!
Hope you'd remember us. Attached is Esme's photot taken this moring. She did turn out to be a real princess! She is our best friend and we do miss her even when we are out for half an hour for grocery shopping, etc. Otherwwise she travels with us everywhere. BTW, I'd like to let you know that she has never peed in the house, never chewed sth. belongs to us, never had any bad behaviours. She does like snow a lot and wears various colorful coats and dresses. She is so stylish :) Everybody adors her in our neighbourhood. So I"d like to thank you once more that you sent us a miracle. :) We are truly in love with her.
Have a great week.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Dear Melissa,

Thought I'd send you a picture of Alan - We don't usually take pictures, but his classmates were all going to do it, so we decided also. Alan is no longer in the was too far to travel & late at nite. We do take him to a park to run with other dogs at a Dog Park and he is always a Good Citizen!!

Have a Good Christmas & a wonderful New Year.



Dear Melissa,

Sorry you have not heard from us. We all love Willy to pieces he is so fun, smart, such sense of humor, a horrible tease to us mere mortals.

Willy has made the newspaper here, in the form of my mom's obituary. But I thought you might like to see it. Really the last paragraph, but collies are one of the themes of her obit...

Elaine Turville Delaney

August 02, 2010

Elaine Delaney - a life of service to community.

Florence Elaine Turville Delaney, dubbed The Indispensable Ms. Delaney in a Winchester Star article extolling her extraordinary volunteer service to her community, died at her Winchester home on August 2, 2010. Her family and her ever-present collie dog were at her side. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Demasco, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the beloved sister of the late Admiral William C. Turville, USNMC and was the daughter-in-law of the late Admiral and Mrs. Henry R. Delaney, USNDC.

With her growing awareness that her devoted husband would survive her, Mrs. Delaney requested that he receive a posthumous gift from her. Thirteen days following her death, an 8-week old puppy arrived from Black river Falls, Wisconsin. Willy was presented to Mrs. Delaney's husband on his 90th birthday. Her family decided to give Willy a fitting name for his American Kennel Club Pedigree; Hickory Creeks Willy That The Angels Sent. As in life, Mrs. Delaney had seen to every detail. She created a satisfying and productive life of community involvement as she had hoped to, but she had always kept a steady gaze on her family and touched each of thier lives with her loving ways. Gifts in her memory would be most welcome by the EnKa Society 1037 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890, the Winchester Senior Association/Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Rd., Winchester, MA 01890, the Collie Rescue League of New England, Inc. or the University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate Scholarship fund.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Hi Lissa,

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and that you all remain healthy. I think that's the most important in life. Again these pictures of Oliver, which I must send you just because the dog is just Great. Oliver is for us as a friendly dog and is an asset. Sometimes when I talk with him, I think he understands every word. You have really great collies that you can be proud of.

Best Regards,

Sandra and Burkhard, Oliver and Golden!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kaminari (AKA Rider)

It's hard to buy a puppy when you can't go and see it, but Hickory Creeks makes everything so easy and they let you know exactly how. It's like they have a puppy pre-school program and everything they do makes it easier for the puppy to quickly adapt to a new home. Our puppy (Rider now Kaminari) was already crate-trained, mostly housebroken, didn't fuss at riding in the car, is easy to bath and groom, came pest-free and well-socialized to human interaction. We got a complete puppy starter kit/care package (food, toys, treats, training guide, etc.) so even people who have never had a dog before will be totally ready from day one. And, you won't even feel like you missed out on their early puppyhood because photos and videos are provided. It was a bit expensive for us, but well worth the money.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Duke - BUSTED!

Hi Bill & Melissa,

Duke is just fine @65 lbs. at just over 8 1/2 months old-and still gaining weight, of course. He's trying to cope with Arkansas weather which has been unbearable even for humans these past couple of months. It's been in the high 90's or just over 100, so I'm sure he longs for Black River Falls-type weather. He handles it better than we do, I think. We are very happy with him. The potty training was easy and has been a non-event for a number of months now. I think we are as trained as he is, so we seldom have an accident. He is super friendly with everyone and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. We've learned to not feed him steak bones or any bones that can be chewed down to a relatively small size because he gets tired of chewing on them and swallows what's left. Not good because that stops him up and he has diarrhea for almost 3 days before it works through his system.

Duke is a good traveler by car, motor home or our small airplane-as long as he can see us. He just settles down and sleeps. He gets a little ancy around 9:00 p.m. and we know it's time to put him in his crate in the living room for the night. He's good for at least 9-10 hours. He is good at pressing on the buzzer box when he wants out or wants attention. He now has full run of the house, but we still keep an eye on him since he's still a puppy and likes to get into things. He's happy on the ceramic floor of the bathrooms where it is cooler-and he can chew up the toilet paper and then get a drink out of the toilet if we don't keep the seat down. The other day we were gone and he got his head caught in a small waste basket with a swinging cover in the laundry room. We arrived home and he just stood there. He didn't wag his tail or anything and it was like he was saying "just get this thing off of me!"

All are amazed at his size as we are as well. He likes the cool baths we give him outside and he likes the combing /brushing as well. He's shopped at PetSmart and likes to play ball and play with squeaky toys just for the noise-especially when we are watching TV,. We try to walk about 1.5 miles each morning and he's very good on the leash. I think he'd like to chase cars if we let him, so we watch that closely. He likes to try to catch butterflies and grasshoppers which is good. He wouldn't hurt another animal at all if it (even a a skunk) came up to him. He'd just want to play.

Well, have to go now. I just wanted to way you both did a great job of training him before we picked him up which made it much easier for Carol and me. As far as we know, he's healthy in every way and we give him the Frontline and Interceptor regularly each month. Hopefully, things will just keep getting better.

Thanks again-and good luck with your new pups.


Monday, July 5, 2010


He is doing beautiful! No accidents in the house yet (not even one), my other dog seems to be adjusting to him well and he loves to aggrivate her! I took him to the vet yesterday and he weighed just under 18Lbs. I did watch the youtube vidio on his ears and havent gone to get the glue yet but i plan to go this eve. If i have a problem i will email you for help! We love him and cant wait to see how beautiful he grows up to be!

Sincerely, Sherry

Little Emmett

Good morning!

I just wanted you to know he is doing fine! I am sure your kids are wondering and I wanted quell any anxiety.

Yesterday was a day of exploration, naps, eating and meeting other pets and people. Everyone has excepted him, except our house cat who is being extra cautious around him. But he is a sweet cat--he did sniff the new puppy while he was sleeping and retreated. So I have no worried there. There is no aggression, just fear. And that is fine.

He was quiet through most of the night and today has had his breakfast, played, ran and is now napping.

Thank you so much! He is a most marvelous and sweet dog and you are remarkable people and breeders!

I will send pictures later in the week.

Diane and Matt

We are doing well. The cat is slowly accepting his presence. He has an outdoor cat who does get close to him. Our indoor cat is always a little careful.

I do need your help. He is nipping our poor old Honey to death. I know he wants to play but he is playing rough. I never had the chance to meet his parents--so I was wondering if you had any suggestions on keeping him from going after her every night. I've tried letting it go, stepping in, diverting his attention. They get along on walks and naps and the rest of the day--but she isn't a barker or a player--so he is just mauling her.

I certainly want to do the right thing for both of them as they are in the house together--I know if I respond in a better more consistent way it will help.

He is walking on a leash and knows sit, and come! He has already stopped nipping at me. Very smart dog.

Here is a picture of them sleeping together.


So this morning, little Emmett started right away with the pestering of Honey. I took them into the sun room and stepped through the glass door to see what would happen. It stopped. So I came back out and petted Honey, and it started!

After that I attached the leash and gave gentle corrections while I petted Honey. If Emmett stayed still I petted him.

I guess the problem was me after all!

Thanks for your help. I'll keep up trying to think like two smart dogs!