Happy 9th birthday to me today! Nine years ago today, at Clipperdown Cottage in England, a litter of six bouncing, GBGV puppies was born to Debucher Prima Donna and Debucher Yorrick. One of these puppies was Debucher Baguette, who was destined to travel the world, and do great things! Yes, Debucher Baguette is now known as Emma, and that is me! Join me today to celebrate my 9th birthday with a bit of fitness and some healthy, all natural treats! [Read more…]
What is mischief times seven…read this post to find out!
Post contains extreme cuteness!
I have some really exciting news! I found out about a week ago that I became an aunt for the first time to 7 adorable bouncing baby hounds, GBGV hounds that is, 4 boys and 3 girls. I have a half brother, Greffier, who is a year younger than me, we share the same handsome daddy, Debucher Yorrick. Greffier lives in Missouri and although I have never met him, I have seen lots of photos and know that he is a lot like me. Greffier lives with Nancy who has actually been to England to visit my breeder and has brought over a couple GBGV’s from there, one of them being Vivien, named after our breeder, Vivien Phillips. Well, Vivi and Greffier got real friendly with each other and created these 7 beautiful
babies that were born on December 14.
Not only am I thrilled to be an aunt and just so excited over their cuteness, we finally have enough GBGV’s registered in the USA to have the GBGV breed recognized by the AKC. You need to have 150 dogs registered (not necessarily still living) to be recognized, so this is great news! We are still very rare but at least we will be recognized so next year when I get my dog license they can check me in on the correct breed for a change!
Nancy says that Vivi is a wonderful mommy to
her babies and they all are super happy…well, GBGV’s are always happy which is why they call us the “happy breed”. Since Greffier and Vivi are both Debuchers and came from “across the pond”, England, the litter has been named the “smooth sailing” litter and the little ones were even born in a boat shaped whelping box! Thank goodness we love to swim with those circumstances, woof!
According to Nancy the puppies are really starting to get to the fun stage now…look out, 7 little cuties moving around! Not all the pups
are spoken for yet, so if you are interested in adopting a “mini-me” pup, this is your chance! Litters are few and far between in the US.
Sticking with the nautical theme, Nancy is looking for suggestions as to what to name the seven. Her kennel name is Ethos GBGV, which is the reason for that part of the name. So far she has Ethos All Hands On Deck, Ethos Hook Line and Sinker and Ethos Whatever Floats Your Boat. If you have any fun creative ideas please share them with her.
The only sad part to the story is that they are a
good 8 hour drive away, so I will not be able to visit them. If only I could drive myself but mom needs the car so I can’t. Mom had a serious case of puppy fever when she first heard about the litter. Well, actually, she still has it but has decided that now is not the right time to get me a little sister. We would love the pitter patter of little paws in the house and I would love to show a little sister how to go through life as a GBGV but mom says we have to wait a bit. I guess that means she can continue spoiling me more which is a good thing.
Now that they are four weeks old they have moved from their houseboat box to a cottage with a poolside view! Look at them toddling around…mischief in the making :)Aroooo!
If you are interested in adopting one of my nieces or nephews or have name suggestions, please email Nancy at: [email protected]
Hope you enjoy the little cuties, hard to believe I was like that a few years ago, just too adorable for woofs! For now, Auntie Emma is signing out 🙂
Dear mom and dad, yes, this is going to be a letter to my doggie parents. My birthday is coming up which will make it 6 years already since I was born! I bet my mom Debucher Prima Donna and my dad, Debucher Yorrick wonder what happened to their sweet little girl Debucher Baguette. I though I would write them them a letter but then I got to thinking as I often do, and I decided to post the letter on my blog as typing is much easier for me. I can send the link to Vivien, my breeder, which is where my parents live. I sure hope that they have
access to a computer and who knows, maybe they follow me on social media but I have not seen them. Now for my letter:
Dear mom and dad,
It has been about 6 years since I was born which is hard to believe! I think about you and my siblings often, especially this year with the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics all so close to where I was born in the UK. I hope you are doing well, I wonder how all my litter mates are doing as I think
we are spread out in the world. That day when I was 9 weeks old and I left home was such a scary day for me, it took me a few days to stop crying for you, mom. My new mom I could tell loved me but I wanted you back. As it turned out I have been really lucky to have found such a wonderful human mommy and a great home with furry sisters and a brother. I have gotten to see a lot of the world – 5 countries and 9 US states already! I am a super happy pup and really enjoy life. Most of the time I am pretty well behaved too, you would be proud! Mom brushes me a lot and always tells me that she needs to strip my fur down to see my Debucher Yorrick spots – she thinks you are so cute, daddy! We do lots of walking and hiking, I get to swim and even have my own little pool. I have plenty of dog food, treats and chews so I am nice and healthy. Yes, mom I do brush my teeth every night before bed and my vet says my chompers look excellent!
My human mom has helped me make this blog site, a facebook page, twitter and pinterest accounts all to keep in touch with the world and share all about me. If you have not found me yet, you would really enjoy seeing photos and reading about my life. I visit Vivien’s website often but don’t see much about you there. She has 2 of my pics in her slideshow, you know. I sure wish we could have a family reunion but I don’t think it is possible with so much distance between us. My human mom really loves me and takes such good care of me – I think I may even be a bit of a spoiled girl but that is ok, I am happy! Mom likes taking photos of me and I love to model and have even opened my own online store!
Hope you and dad are doing well and enjoying all the GBGV’s around the cottage there in England! Here in the US, I am the only GBGV around, the next one is about 2 states away!
Huge paw hugs, and tons of sloppy wet beard kisses,
your little Debucher Baguette, Emma
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