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Friday, October 19, 2012

Meet Our Newest Addition!

Wednesday I posted a teaser photo of our newest addition to the family. Everyone, meet Kodiak, our toy parti poodle! My sweet little girl, Gigi, went to The Rainbow Bridge on 4/1/11, just over a month shy of her 11th birthday. She was my BFF and I miss her terribly. She was a black toy poodle. I searched for months and months and months before I finally found her. I knew what I wanted but nobody had a black female toy poodle in our area. We got River, our standard poodle, a year ago but he immediately bonded with my husband. I adore him (the dog...well, I adore my hubby, too, but I'm talking about River here) and he likes me, too, but he is a Daddy's boy. And, I miss having a little dog sleeping with us in bed, snuggling and cuddling.

For months now I have been drooling over the parti poodles on Facebook bred by Bonnie at Dream Time Poodles in New Mexico. We finally made the decision to add one of her puppies to our family. It was between a sable male and this black and white male. I knew I wanted a male because our Australian Shepherd can be really "bitchy" (as in nasty female dog attitude) towards other female dogs. I kept coming back to photos of this puppy, named Larrikin or Larry at the time. Something about him kept drawing me back to him so we decided to get him.

We have named him Kodiak or Kodi for short. His sire's "call name" is Kobi so we thought this would be very appropriate. Kobi's registered name is Cowboy's Silver Ace and he is a UKC Champion and OMG what a stunning dog he is! He is a silver and white parti poodle and Kodiak should fade out from the black to silver as he ages. Their markings and color patterns are very similar so Kodi should look a lot like his sire when he's a little older.

Here are photos of Cowboy's Silver Ace aka Kobi (his sire)

And here is Kodiak

Is he a chip off the ol' block or what?!

Not only is he a real "looker", he is an absolute sweetheart, too.

Here Kodi is checking out the rabbit on our deck.

Thank you for visiting our blog. I am trying to do a better job of posting more often. Now that summer is over and I'm indoors more, I should have a better chance of sticking to my "promise"!


Patty Woodland said...

C on grants on the new member of the family

Patty Woodland said...

Sigh no spell check on my new tablet.
Congrats, obviously

Split Rock Ranch said...

Thank you Patty! I knew what you meant! LOL I bought a cool notebook with full keyboard in the hopes that it would work with my Pandigital Novel e-reader/tablet but I guess my Novel is too old. I don't even bother trying to type anything using it!

Sanderella's said...

He is adorable!! Kodi is a cute name for him. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Daisy said...

Congratulations! He has such a sweet little face.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Sandy @ Sanderella's - Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the pics!

Daisy - Thank you. He does have a very sweet face, doesn't he?

Lin said...

Hooray! Happy new dog friend!! He sure is lovely. And such pretty coloring. :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Hi Lin! Thank you re Kodi. We think he is so handsome now and is going to be absolutely stunning when that black fades out to silver! I am so in love with this little guy. His personality is amazing.