"Raised Underfoot With Kids and Cats"

Litter Born July 20th!

I am SO excited about this litter! These puppies should have it all, bubbly, outgoing temperaments, the energy and drive for agility, herding, etc., the conformation for the show ring, but most importantly, the loving, velcro dog temperament Aussies are known for. Both Blitz and Carny would gladly spend their days cuddling in my lap (that is, when Blitz isn't running circles around the moon!).

Proud Mommy

Carny had 8 puppies, not bad for a first litter!

We decided to name these pups after punctuation marks. I've always thought Ampersand and Tilde were neat words, and my son Travis thought Underscore would be a cool name (okay, we're weird, get used to it! ;~D).

The puppies just finished their first week of living outside. They've had a blast! Grubbing in the dirt, swimming in the water dish, barking at the parakeets in the aviary, playing hide and seek in the crates, all in all having the time of their lives! They display their zest for life in the pictures below.


Week 7 9/7/07

Here they are:

Comma ( , )

This is Comma .
He's also known as 'Comma the Cow', and 'Comma Chameleon'.

He's such a sweetie pie! He's what I call 'middle of the road', not overly quiet, but not overly busy, either.

Ampersand (&)

This is Ampersand (Sandy), now Luke. He's got quite a little personality!

Bracket ( [ )

He was wrestling with Savannah ;~D

This is Bracket, now Hayden.

He's a busy little boy, so it's good he's going to a busy home. He's going to run his uncle Diesel ragged!

Elipse (.....)

He's trying one of those Russian Cossack dances....

Okay, now it's the Can Can


This is Elipse. He's such a lover dumpling!

Hyphen ( - )


This is Hyphen, now Kona. She has a nice blend of 'sugar & spice'. She's sweet, but has spunk to her as well.

Tilde (~)


This is Tilde, the blue merle girl. She's turning into a little pill.

Her new name is Dizzy, after Dizzy Gillespie. Watching her antics is enough to make you dizzy! She's going to live with her cousin Kiah in Canada!

Umlaut ( ¨ )


Umlaut (as in ö), is now Cooper. He's such a nut! He's always making us laugh.

Underscore ( _ )

Eager to attack the slicker brush!

Underscore, now 'Daddy', is blossoming into a little booger.

Fun Pics

Hayden's taking this 'raw food diet' to all new heights!

Hayden heard he's going to be a show dog, so he figured he'd better practice being gorgeous.

How am I doing, Mommy?

Above: Comma

Right: Elipse


Elipse being a frog.

Hyphen coming out of their 'club house'

Cooper just loves to give kisses!

At last! I can kill that blasted brush!

Okay, Mommy's pants will do just fine....

Week 7 Videos
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For Other Weeks
Newborn Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8

Growth Chart
Name 0 (oz) Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 6 Week 7
Ampersand 13 1 lb 8 oz 2 lb 1 oz 2 lb 13 oz 4 lb 2 oz 6 lb 10 oz 8 lb 2 oz
Bracket 11.3 1 lb 6 oz 2 lb 1 oz 2 lb 14 oz 3 lb 15 oz 6 lbs 6 lb 12 oz
Comma 13.5 1 lb 10 oz 2 lb 7 oz 3 lb 5 oz 4 lb 8 oz 6 lb 12 oz 8 lb 1 oz
Elipse 12 1 lb 10 oz 1 lb 15 oz 2 lb 11 oz 4 lb 0 oz 6 lb 6 oz 7 lb 0 oz
Hyphen 11.3 1 lb 8 oz 2 lb 1 oz 3 lb 0 oz 4 lb 5 oz 6 lb 12 oz 8 lb 0 oz
Tilde 12.5 1 lb 12 oz 2 lb 7 oz 3 lb 4 oz 4 lb 8 oz 6 lb 6 oz 7 lb 6 oz
Umlaut 10.5 1 lb 6 oz 2 lb 0 oz 2 lb 13 oz 4 lb 2 oz 6 lb 7 oz 7 lb 8 oz
Underscore 12.2 1 lb 11 oz 2 lb 6 oz 3 lb 6 oz 4 lb 12 oz 6 lb 13 oz 8 lb 1 oz



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