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Zena was bred to Devon again! What a wonderful litter. The pups are going quickly, but two lovely silver females are still left. If you are interested, then please fill in the questionnaire on this puppy page and email it to me.

Please complete the questionnaire below (copy and paste into e-mail) if you are interested in one of these puppies.

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Archive Puppy Story:
JEZEBEL AND DEVON’S PUPPIES SURVIVED HURRICANE SANDY
WITH A LOT OF HELP FROM THEIR HUMANS

Parrishill Just Call Me Jezebel was bred to Parrishill Apacchi Danger Danger, aka Devon, my stunning new silver male. Puppies arrived in October 18. Here is the story of what happened when Hurricane Sandy hit.

Jezebel had nine silvers: five males and four females. All are doing well and are big and strong.

It’s been a frantic time trying to devise ways to keep the puppies warm as the house gradually cooled down after we lost our power on Monday afternoon at 4:40 p.m. The house is well-insulated and the temperature was still mild, so the house cooled down very gradually. Jezebel puts out a fair amount of body heat so on the second day I put an xpen around the whelping box and draped some blankets over to keep the heat in, but the space was too big. There are holes in the corners of the whelping box but when we moved to this house we never thought about the four fiberglass rods that were tucked away in some corner. When the rods are connected above the center of the box, they create a dome to drape blankets over so we had to improvise. I did find the connector for the rods in a kitchen drawer.

Peter uses fiberglass stakes to mark the sides of the driveway so our guy who plows can find his way in the snow, but they were a little thicker than the pre-drilled holes in the box. Peter’s drill batteries were dead, but his daughter 15 minutes away had power, so he went off to charge the batteries, and enjoyed a nice shower while he was waiting for the batteries to charge. He enlarged the holes and I put the poles together and put a space blanket on the wall/window side to add some protection from the cold, then covered the box with a couple of wool blankets and that did a pretty good job of keeping Jezebel’s warmth in the whelping box. Since the pups were now bigger and stronger and nursing drained her quickly, she didn’t want to hang out in the whelping box so it would slowly cool down. Fortunately, Wednesday afternoon, the electric power came back on at the Musconetcong River Resource Center Building about a mile down the road in the next town. Peter is a trustee and had a key so was able to go down twice a day to heat up our two Snuggle Safe heat discs in their microwave. Those hold their heat for about twelve hours and are worth having on hand. Something else good to have which I didn’t, was rice which you fill tube socks with... tie the tops and heat in the microwave and they will also help to warm the area for awhile.

Thursday, as the house cooled to the 50s, I unpacked down quilts for our beds and put a king size down quilt over the blankets on the whelping box. That really did the trick to keep the puppies at 64 degrees. Prior to the storm, because we have a well, I had filled a bunch of gallon jugs with filtered water for the dogs. A couple were empty so Peter took those along to fill with hot water at the RRC bldg. They immediately warmed the box to 68 degrees but unfortunately also cooled off quickly. Peter joked that we needed some old fashioned “tea cozies” like they used in Ireland to keep tea pots warm. I knew I had some of those quilted appliance covers somewhere that we used to use in the 80s to keep the dust off the blenders and coffee makers when they were kept out on the counter. I found them and put them over the jugs and they were perfect. The hot water cooled down much more slowly and helped keep the box at 64-65 degrees.
Our power came back on Satuday about 6 p.m., and in a few hours had warmed the puppy room enough so I could dismantle the puppies’ cocoon! You can see Jezebel leaving the cocoon and then the rods holding the space blanket as well as the heat discs and the water jugs in their “tea cozies.”

I’m sorry I haven’t been able to let the people waiting know that the pups arrived. I always wait at least a week to be sure they are all viable before I let people who have been waiting for a pup know. On Friday the 26th I had cataract surgery with a follow up visit the next day and the doctor is 75 miles away so that took up a lot of time. Then we started preparing for the storm that looked like it would affect us even though we are nowhere near the shore only about ten miles from Pennsylvania. Problem is lots of big old trees, rain saturated ground and very high winds and a well so there is a lot to do. A couple of families have contacted me as they have had power and phones restored. I’ll try to get back to others waiting in the next few days. Meanwhile enjoy the pictures.
Click here to see photos of the puppies as they grow.


Rigby, May 2011                            Augie January 2012


Click the sleepy puppies above for October 2011 pups.


Click these zonked-out puppies above to view the November 2011 pups.

Apply below if you want to be considered for a future puppy; more details and photos to follow.
Before you apply, please read this statement and know your rights!
 
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 We're from a different litter, but we're so cute! Click to see Enya and Philippe's puppies at 5 weeks
I'm very careful about the homes where my puppies go (please see the Policies page), so it will help if you start by providing full information.

Please cut-and-paste this list into e-mail and fill it out. Send to msbanta (AT) earthlink.net:

YOUR NAME:                                                                                      DATE:         

SPOUSE/PARTNER:

ADDRESS:

TOWN:                                                                   STATE:                                             ZIP:

HOME PHONE:                                                      CELL PHONE:

EMAIL:

DO YOU OWN OR RENT?

DO YOU HAVE A FENCED YARD?

DO YOU HAVE A SWIMMING POOL?                 IF YES, ABOVE OR IN GROUND?

IS IT FENCED SEPARATE FROM PUPPY PLAY YARD?

DESCRIBE YOUR FAMILY:  SINGLE                    COUPLE   

DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN?           MALES,     FEMALES,    NAMES,    AGES:         

DOES ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAVE ASTHMA, ALLERGIES OR FEAR OF DOGS?

YOUR  OCCUPATIONS?   HIS?                                                       

 HERS?

DO YOU WORK AT HOME OR AWAY FROM HOME?          IS ANYONE AT HOME DURING THE DAY?           IF NOT, HOW MANY HOURS PER DAY WILL THE PUPPY BE LEFT ALONE?

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH CRATE TRAINING?            DO YOU PLAN ON USING A CRATE?

DO YOU CURRENTLY OWN ANY OTHER PETS?    IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE TYPE, SEX, BREED, AGE.

IF DOGS, ARE THEY SPAYED/NEUTERED?

PLEASE DESCRIBE ANY PREVIOUS DOGS YOU OWNED AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.

YOUR CURRENT VETERINARIAN:   NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PARRISHILL STANDARD POODLES?

OUR PUPPIES ARE RAISED ON A REAL FOOD RAW DIET.  WILL YOU BE WILLING TO CONTINUE TO FEED THIS DIET?

WE FOLLOW A MINIMAL VACCINATION PROTOCOL.  ARE YOU WILLING TO LEARN ABOUT THIS AND CONTINUE THIS PROTOCOL FOR THE LIFETIME OF YOUR PUPPY?

ARE YOU PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR POODLE GROOMED EVERY FOUR TO SIX WEEKS?

ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE THE PUPPY TO PUPPY KINDERGARTEN CLASSES AND THEN TO CONTINUE WITH BASIC OBEDIENCE AND/OR OTHER TRAINING?

ANYTHING ELSE:   THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN TELL US ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT US TO KNOW TO FIT YOUR FAMILY WITH THE PERFECT PUPPY INCLUDING PREFERRED COLOR AND SEX.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT OWNING, RAISING AND TRAINING A STANDARD POODLE PUPPY?

If you've already written to inquire and haven't heard back from me, please write again! It's such a challenge to keep up with e-mail (this site gets thousands of hits a day) while chasing after puppies and getting my show dogs ready for their competitions.  Below are some more puppy photos to keep your cute quotient on "full"!  First are Diva and Jeremy's Canadian puppies from Janis Bates of http://www.sandhill.ca.  (I got my Emma from her ten years ago...)

Blueberry and Mango, the cream boys, Cotton Candy, pale pink ribbon girl, Cinnamon (red ribbon) blue or black boy, underneath him is Bubble Gum (rose ribbon) cream girl and with her feet visible under Diva is green ribbon Kiwi, silver girl.  All now have homes.

 

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Click here for more about poodle colors.

Click here to download a cute slideshow of some of my puppies eating and sleeping.

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Here is a video of ParrisHill puppies.

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What do you get when you select a ParrisHill puppy?

All of my pups are microchipped with a pre-paid registration ready for you to fill in and mail. You also get a complete folder of information including copies of health testing on the dam and sire and their pedigrees. I include all sorts of information on puppy care and feeding, vaccinations, worming, articles about vaccination, bloat, CPR instructions, and a helpful Blue Power recipe for yeasty ear infections. You'll find a recipe for the puppies' food, and you even get a book on natural nutrition.

Your ParrisHill puppy also goes home with a leash and collar, a toy, a week of food measured out into daily amounts, and an assortment of good natural treats.

And of course, you can always count on a lifetime of support from me! All puppies and dogs remain in the ParrisHill extended family, and you can check back at this web site or with me personally whenever you have questions or concerns.

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