Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Update on Rhett!

Here is a photo of the day we picked him up in the Ozark Mts. and a photo yesterday! Only one month has passed! Oh my!

Only 13 weeks old!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Introducing two new family members!

I know I said I would get down stairs and get some thing, anything, created. I got alittle side tracked! I reorganized and re worked some things in my studio! In my mind that counts!~ LOL

Also I would love to introduce you to two new family members here at freeman zoo!

Newfoundland - These dogs are intelligent, courageous and generous with outstanding temperaments. They are loving, patient and playful with children and are born baby sitters. Any animal, child or visitor can expect a friendly welcome from the Newfie.

Newfoundlands ("Newfs") have webbed feet and a water-resistant coat. Males weigh (130–150 lb), and females (100–120 lb), placing them in the "giant" weight range. The largest Newfoundland on record weighed 264 pounds and measured over 7 feet from nose to tail.

International Kennel clubs generally describe the breed as having a sweet temperament. They are often referred to as the "gentle giant." They have deep barks, are easy to train and are known as guardians, watchdogs and good with children. Also referred to as the "Nanny" dogs!

In 1832, Ann Harvey of Isle aux Morts, her father, and a Newfoundland Dog named Hairy Dog saved over 180 Irish immigrants from the wreck of the brig Despatch.

And in the early 1900s, a dog that is thought to have been a Newfoundland saved 92 people who were on a sinking ship in Newfoundland during a blizzard. The dog retrieved a rope thrown out into the turbulent waters by those on deck, and was able to bring the rope to shore to people waiting on the beach. A breaches buoy was attached to the rope, and all those aboard the ship were able to get across to the shore.
An unnamed Newfoundland is also credited for saving Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815. During his famous escape from exile on the island of Elba, rough seas knocked Napoleon overboard. A fisherman's dog jumped into the sea, and kept Napoleon afloat until he could reach safety.
Interesting Newfie Hystory Link
Drum roll please......
Here is Rhett: A Landseer version which means black and white. We drove to the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to pick him up on Easter weekend this year! The photos of us with Rhett were taken on the trip to bring him home! He is quite the rowdy little boy and quite a block head!

And Also introducing his soul mate Scarlett....
She is about 5 weeks older than Rhett and is from the boarder of Wisconsin and Minnisota, she is the sweetest girl.