These are a few pictures of Nikki Smith and her mare "Call Doc A Taxi"
Nikki is doing an outstanding job with this horse. Everytime I see Taxi run, she makes you believe she has been doing this for years. You can see she wants to please!!
Great job Nikki!!!! Scroll down more to see more of Nikki and Taxi...
Thankyou so very much for entrusting us to love, care for &
provide a new home to our two beautiful girls...Wanted to share a few pictures of Whitney & Bailey. We enjoy them so much!! We are in our 4th week of puppy classes and have mastered potty training. Thanks again for the
Bob & Jenny K.
Alitsa, Dylan & Wyatt,
You have no idea how happy we are with Charlie - it's been pretty empty around here without a pooch to complete the household, and Charlie fits right in. He's even barked a few times!!
It was a pleasure doing business with you - you run a very classy operation and look forward to staying in touch with you and sending more photos as Charlie gets older.
John and Deb O.
This is Jaz ( a previous puppy from Secret ) laying next to the new puppy Rio...another Secret puppy...
they bonded instantly...they are so cute!! Also Rio napping in a pair of shoes.
Thanks Tom & Colleen
This is Greda...she is doing great in her new home and loves to be a part of everything that is going on...here she is laying next to the fireplace that they just installed and keeping an eye on everything. She has been a great help in the construction...keeping track of all the tools.
What a great puppy she is!! Just Love her!! She must be pushing almost 30lbs!! Cindy!
We are enjoying him even more. Still has a lot of puppy traits but the training is going well and everyone is amazed at his confirmation and color. (He never got that lanky/skinny legged puppy look - just solid and beautifully "put-together") We got exactly what we wanted in a Golden, and have mentioned your name to others. Please free to have any prospective new owners contact us, if they have any questions about your pups. John O.
This is Amber...she is doing wonderful and is a big part of the family. Her training is coming along beautiful and they are doing a great job with her. Amber has a newly fenced in yard that gives her lots of room to chase critters. She gets to go to the groomer to get bathed and brushed and is really starting to like it...she is even good with her nails.
Amber really likes to go up north to the cabin to swim.
Thanks Judy for giving her such a great home! You guys have done a great job.
They're settling in pretty well. They stay around our yard for the most part--it's helpful that we have a long driveway of trees. We've had them on the leash a few times walking the perimeter, and they've traveled in the van a few times. Now when I open the van door, they want to jump in! We gave them each a bath last week, and they needed it! Both have pretty much learned to sit and are working on giving paw.
Thought you'd enjoy seeing how they've grown. Shari G.
Rio is doing great and growing like a weed! We absolutely love both her and Jaz!!! They’re the greatest dogs ever!
Also, our UPS guy said he mailed you check for a pup from the March liter…he loves our girls!
Take care and hope to hear from you soon!
Colleen, Tom, Jaz & Rio
Just thought this was to cute not to share!! We are remodeling our house so no Kitchen for the last three weeks makes it interesting and I've about had enough!!
How big do you think this Ms. Greda is going to get? Just curious!! Looks like she has some PRETTY big paws!! Weighed her at the Vet last night 31 lbs!!
NOT ALL HEROES ARE PEOPLE!
James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy. After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway. Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James' boss, who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112.
On her first run of the building, she leads James, James' boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn’t through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against James' wishes she ran back in the building.
On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. During this run, the building collapses. James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a firefighter. "She led us right to the people, before she was injured" the fireman explained.
Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of New York City.
I hope you enjoyed this story. I thought it was terrific!
This is Natalie. Nat lives next door and is the daughter that I never had. We are very close and I trust her with everything. She graduates this year and had her senior pictures taken on our farm. Here are a some of my favorites... She used "Tres" in a few of them. The one from years ago she is riding "Bullseye".
Nikki, you are doing great with Taxi...she looks awesome this year ...I am so proud of you and how you have taken your time to do such a great job. She is going to do good for you. Good luck this year with her.
This is "Greda", She is growing by leaps and bounds...She is quite the helper around the place and loves to go for walks.
Secret and Chesney are her parents...WOW, she looks just like her Mom.
She looks great at not even a year old here.
It's Mary, I just wanted to give you an update as to how our new puppy is adapting in his new home. First of all we pondered over names and talked about all of your puppies and dogs, how sweet all of them were, its been the subject of Emmas "the farm full of puppies". We loved Bentley and his name so much, we have decided to also name our little puppy Bentley! ~ too cute of a name, couldn't pass it.
So our little Bentley, has been adjusting to our family very well. As far as potty training goes, OMG.. its been a breeze so far no accidents. Gets along and is very bondable with all of us, haven't take our eyes off of him yet, just follows us where ever we go, lays to be rubbed where ever we sit, loves to be held, hes so lovable we all are so attached after 2 days only, hes our baby!
Besides the gnawing, he a pretty mouthy puppy, but we were working on that. a little squabbling between Blake and Emma over whos had more time with him, and whos turn it is, other than that everything is going great with the him and the kids.
Hes been sleeping through the night. first night we put him in the crate in our room, never fussed never whined, he plopped himself down and fell asleep instantly, we put a new clock for the ticking in his bed, which we should have read the directions closely first, the alarm went off at 4:00 am. yesterday morning, Bentley was up from 4:00 am to 7:30pm last night, poor little guy was so sleepy, he tried to take naps during the day, and like I said the kids can not leave him alone, anyways slept straight through to 8:00 this morning. The moment he got up, I took him outside for bathroom break, and he held it in till he was outside.... Thats a good boy!! Bentley has been eating regularaly, quite an appetite he has.
Bentley seems to fit right in with us here, like hes always been here, seems to be very happy, and extremely comfortable. can't wait to take him to the cabin, he'll love it up there!
Thank you so much for the best pup in the world, Could not imagine life without him in it!!
Thursday, June 12,2008
Hello, my name is Grace, I am now 81/2 weeks old. Thanks to Alitsa and her family, I have been handled so well that my transformation to my new home went really well. I only whimpered for 2 minutes the first night! I’m well on my way to potty training and am taught to only go in one spot in the yard. I even know my own name and can come to my owner already. I had my first puppy class today and everyone loved me! I am going to go through extensive training to become a service dog to help Gail, and a therapy dog to help others. I’m pretty smart and loving…I have great bloodlines. I’ll keep in touch to let you know how I am doing. Take care!
Nick and I meant to send some pictures awhile ago but kept forgetting and before we knew it, 5 months had gone by.
He is a great dog. We were fortunate that when we first got him, Nick hadn't started working yet so could spend all day with him training him. He was a very quick learner. I think he's very smart. We moved to east of the cities and have a nice big fenced in yard that he really likes. He has especially liked fall with all the leaves. I can't say he's the biggest help with raking since he's just like a kid and would rather run into the leaves and blow them everywhere but he looks like he's having so much fun that I usually decide to join him. I haven't played in leaves like that since I was a kid:)
Anyway, I didn't mean to make this so long but I wanted to say thank you again. We are so happy to have Hunter part of our family now. He even made it into our engagement pictures--I don't have that one uploaded yet but maybe I will get those send later.
Marita and Nick
Well I just thought these pictures where pretty precious. Tucker and Greda just looking out the door. Nothing to great of my beautiful dog but kinda priceless how they both are just looking out. Greda is just the best with Tucker and she just loves kids and is the BEST!!
She is just so pretty !! I will send you some bettter pictures soon!!!
If you remember, I had been talking to you about a puppy for a year, and you were kind enough to keep her for an extra couple of weeks this August until we got back from vacation.
My co-worker Rachel was out to pick out their new puppy last weekend, so we have been following the progress of the new litters.
Ellie is wonderful. We enjoy her immensely. She has completed puppy kindergarten, “puppy plus,” and is now in beginning obedience. She is a delightful addition to our family and we couldn’t be happier. She has a great personality and loves people and other dogs. Thanks again so much.
Kim K. and Michael F.
Hi. We got a puppy from you on Sunday, August 17 and named her Lucy. She is so much fun and makes us laugh all day long. Last night we grilled T bones and let her experience the taste of a real bone which kept her occupied for at least 15 minutes. A record for her. She has already learned to sit and fetch which is remarkable and we can tell she is so smart already. Thank you so much. We love Lucy!
Donna and Michael V.
December 14, 2008
Thank you so much for letting us adopt Dawson. He was born in May 2008; Secret and Chesney are his parents.
Dawson appears to be a "dog of all seasons!" He loved summer playing outside in my flowers (which are no more) or splashing in his kiddie or should I say puppy pool. He also loves playing in the mud and then running through the house leaving his "little" muddy foot prints everywhere. This Fall you could find him running through the leaves, which he blended in with due to his coloring. We had an early snow storm in October, he was busy putting his nose in the snow or you could find him catching the snow flakes falling from the sky. He loves being a part of whatever is happing at the time.
We are working on tricks, so far he can sit, shake, down, and we are now working on high five. He makes us laugh daily. We are glad he is part of our family. THANK YOU again.
Mary S., North Dakota
I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Vegas is
doing so good. We are totally in LOVE with him. He has been eating,
drinking and going potty like such a good boy. He also already knows
sit as he gets a little treat every time he comes in from going potty.
He is so sweet and has such a great personality thanks to you and your
family! Thanks for taking such good care of him and for trusting me to
take him early. I will send more pics when I get my camera fixed but
thought I would send this one quick so you could see him taking a nap
with Maddie. :)
Christmas went off without a hitch, although it did start a little early. Tiki started whining about 5:30 from under the Christmas tree – he had to go pee. After my daughter heard that, it didn’t take long for the entire house to be up!
He really is a very friendly pup. He gives kisses to everyone, and has adapted extremely well to our “loud” and busy family of (4) kids. I’m having a hard time getting the kids to leave him alone long enough for a nap! He is yet to have a single accident in the house – he already is good about going outside. This is quite amazing considering how little he actually is in his crate.
He loves the snow, and I’m sending you a couple pics of him “mousing” around in the snow.
Hi Alitsa - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...ours was extra special with the addition of Bingley to our family. The kids were so surprised - a priceless moment! Bingley has adjusted quickly to his new home - he's a very relaxed puppy when he's not in high gear. He's curious and energetic, and not the least bit shy of meeting new people - we had a houseful over the holiday and he took it all in stride. We are making great progress with crate training and housebreaking. Took him to the vet the Monday after he arrived and all checked out well.
Have a Happy New Year!
Just wanted to tell you how much we are enjoying "Gracie" (Prada's pup).
She has quickly stolen our hearts and is learning to potty outside ...
crating has really helped with that! Our older golden, Millie, has really
helped with Gracie's transition into our family ... she's Millie's little
shadow! It's been a Merry Christmas for us with her! Happy New Year to
you and your family!
Here's Iris! Playing great with our other "puppy" Ajax (Shih Tzu 4yrs). :o)
She does great during the day...Cries most of the night in her kennel. Last night was night #3 and she did a little better, so there's hope. :o)
Today is her first day in the kennel while we are at work. We'll go home over lunch to let her out. She hasn't had any accidents since Saturday night, so on the housetraining front she is doing really well. She even let us know by yipping near the door twice now.
Lynnette & Tristan
Just another update to let you know that Vegas is doing great!! He is
getting big at 15lbs already. He is so beautiful and I think looks a
lot like his dad. He knows sit, shake, down (we are working on this
one) He loves his daily walks. We love him so much and feel like he has
been a part of our lives forever.
Maddie, Sydney and Vegas after
an hour at the dog park today.
He is so sweet and so beautiful!!
Just wanted to give you a quick update on Gus. He is doing great and we absolutely love him. He is housebroken and sleeps through the night. (It's just like having a baby isn't it?) We are working on simple commands "sit", "down", "drop it" and "stay". He seems to learn quickly and wants to please us. He loves to play fetch and go for walks. We call him Mr. Sad Eyes because he has the sweetest sad eyes as you call see in the pictures. Thanks for the wonderful puppy. We will highly recommend your puppies to anyone we know looking for a dog!
Hope you and your family had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.
We are really enjoying our time with our little guy, Kirby. He is a wonderful puppy and the potty training has been going amazingly well. He has already learned how to sit and stay and is coming to his name. Now we are just working on the biting, but that will ease over time, when he starts to lose those razor sharp puppy teeth :) I've attached a recent picture for you.
Thanks again for everything!
I have to say he goes in his crate at 8 and doesn't make a sound till 6-6:30. So he has just been an awesome puppy, you did a great job. Thanks here are some pics for you...
...Just an update for you, he is been a great puppy!! only one accident but that was our fault and it was right by the
door. He sleeps great in his crate. We have yet to hear him cry at all. He really just seems right at home. He is very playful.
We love him thanks.
Tim and Kay G.
Just wanted to give you an update on how our first day/night went and also his name.
His name is Jackson "Jack". He was great in the car on the way home. He made himself at home here, did a lot of exploring, but stayed very close to us. He didn't hesitate to eat or drink water. We put him in his dog crate about 9:30 and he barked/whined for a little bit, then went to sleep and didn't wake me up until 5:45 this morning. So we were very happy that he slept for so long.
I've been reading up about Goldens and it says to bathe them infrequently, but would it be okay if I give him a bath?
Thank you so much for the addition to our family. We just love him!
Kris B. and Family
I thought you might like to see a picture of our beautiful Ruby! She is so much fun (and busy)! Ruby has adjusted really well to her new home and is totally in love with her big sister, Sadie (our 7 year old German Shepherd). She wants to be just like her and does everything Sadie does-it’s really pretty cute. Ruby is doing really well with her training and is responding to many commands. She absolutely loves to play ball and Frisbee outside. At night though, she is our cuddlebug and prefers to sit in our laps and watch her favorite television shows.
We get so many people who comment on what a beautiful dog she is. We are so grateful that she joined our family and we thank you for entrusting her to us.
Nick and Rachel G.
Hey there Alitsa,
Thought we'd give you a quick update and send you a couple pictures of our pup, we named him 'Tank'. It's been going great!!! It's almost been a week without an accident in the house, he runs to the door when he has to go. Thanks again for such a great puppy! Attached are a couple pics.
Fran and Kelsey
I just wanted to show you a couple pics of Tiki. He is doing so good. He has proven to be the perfect pet for our family of 4 young (and rowdy) kids. He loves to play with the kids, especially our special needs son; and he never minds when things get a little rough. He never messes in the house, and he always goes to the far back corner of the yard to do his duty. He has only barked 3 or 4 times in his entire (8 months of) life! Just a great dog.
Enjoy the pics!
Here are some pics of Vegas doing what he loves!!! Swimming! He is almost 8 months old already....
We love him so much!
Have a great Day!
Just wanted to send you a picture of Hunny on her one year birthday! She is so much fun, sometimes a little naughty but we all love her very much. She visited her sister and half sister, Jazz and Rio (from other litters) and had a blast. She's going to obedience class and is trying real hard. She's such a quick study! She loves to play and go on walks. We're so happy she came into our lives. Thanks so much and hope all is well with you.
Mary and Leo B.
We had Jackson neutered last Thursday, so I'm attaching a pdf of our vet
invoice as proof.
(See attached file: Jackson neutering paper work.pdf)
Here are a few pictures of Jack so you can see how he's doing. These first
three were taken on Feb. 22. I have some pictures from March, but not here
on my work computer. Jack is doing great, but in a terrible biting stage
because of his teething. He especially likes to chew on me.
Here are a few pictures of "Finn." We got him from you almost three weeks ago and are having a blast with him! He whined the first few nights, but quickly adapted to his new home with the help of crate training. He can sit, stay, and come like a pro! Thank you for raising such a great puppy and providing great advice!
Nick and Katie
Grace is now 14 months old. If you remember, we are training her to become my service dog and Grace is doing well with her lessons. When we first got her, we thought she would be around 55 pounds. To our dismay, she is now 73 pounds! The vet said she needs to lose 2 pounds. I’m happy that she turned out bigger than we expected as she helps me get up when I fall, so she’s very muscular and has big bones. She takes good care of me when I become ill. Our vet loves Grace so much that she wants to buy a puppy from you! We taught her to play soccer and she’s great at it!
Grace is a happy dog and she loves everything! She won’t even harm a frog, but she plays with them with her front paws, and then lets them go! People are so attracted to her because she is so beautiful and friendly. She loves the lake and likes to swim after the geese and it seems that they like to tease her! I think she has a natural born instinct to be a hunter. Grace can be so diverse and she is easy to mold into what we want and need her to do. I feel so fortunate to have her in our lives and I can’t brag enough about what a great dog she is! Thank you so much for your great breeding skills, Alitsa.
We brought Eddie (Bentley and Prada's #5) home on 7/24. He's doing great and we're really enjoying him. He's gotten out in the boat and even did a little swimming yesterday. House training is going well and he even went to the door and barked yesterday to go out. He's eating well, growing fast, and catching on good with training also!
Amy and Joe H.
I thought I would send you a few pictures of our puppy, Mylie. We got her from Nikes and Chesney's Spring 09 litter. We had a friend with a nice camera get some very cute shots of her.
She's very friendly and makes us laugh every day. We've started her in Puppy Kindergarten class and she's definitely the cutest and smartest :-)
Thank you so much! We love her!
It was great seeing the puppies today. I found a recent photo of Hunter. He is a popular pet for my daughter's friends.....especially the guys. He jumps really high to catch frisbees. He Hates squirrels but doesn't mind the cardinals that frequent the bird feeder. We love him!!!! He is just the greatest pet we have ever had. His personality is friendly yet he is protective of our home. He sits on my feet in the winter when I am working on the computer. I could go on all day talking about his attributes but I'll just leave you with his photo.
Bodhi is adjusting well and fitting right in.
Remy has warmed up too even though the little guy is completely relentless at times!
They're becoming good buds.
Here is our baby "Jake" (number 8) from Prada & Bentley's litter in May 2009. He is a lot of fun and loves to play, especially with our cat, Sam. Everyone in our neighborhood: people, dogs and alike welcomed him with open arms on his arrival day! There must have been at least 5 other neighborhood dogs here and he did great! He made fast friends and gives the neighborhood dogs a run for sure! We took him camping up north with family and there were 6 other adult Springer's there and he was in like Flynn! They had a blast playing together.
He is now 3 months old and has been potty trained for 3 weeks!!! We started to bell train him to go out for potty 3 weeks ago and he is getting it! He rings the bell with minimal cues. Otherwise, he barks at the door when he needs to go. :-)~~ He is very smart and knows a few tricks and is learning to retrieve. He has been camping with us, canoeing, boating, even LOVES to go for rides on our 4 wheeler! He does not even flinch an inch when we put him on it. He loves to watch me vacuum, not timid at all! We are very happy with him and could not ask for a better pup! (except for the chewing factor!!!) Strange enough..he doesn't go after our shoes too often. Loves our daughter's fuzzy slippers though! Thank goodness for chew toys!
Thanks much for allowing us to take him home!
Mike, Patti, Dan, Hailey and Korrina .."Sam" too!
I had to share this picture of Vegas.
( Prada and Bentley's October 2008 litter). He is almost a year old now and such a beautiful boy. I get complements everywhere I go with him. I look at pictures of his dad on your site and I can't believe how much they look alike. More and more as he gets older he looks like him. He is 68lbs now and really starting to fill out and get his feathering. Thanks so much for such a beautiful boy!
Gus is almost 1 year and I wanted to let you know that he is doing
well. He is a happy, fun dog and is great with our kids. We often
get stopped on walks to be told what a beautiful dog he is. In fact
one couple liked him so much they bought a puppy from Prada and
Bentley's litter this summer. It has been so much fun having him and
watching him grow. Thanks for the great dog!
Brian has been reminding me to send you some pictures of Chile. Here are a few from the summer and this fall.
We love Chile very much. We have gotten so many compliments on how mellow and calm he is. He is like Brian and I's third child and the girls' little brother.
Thank you very much for such a great addition to our family,
I just wanted to send you a quick note letting you that Charlie (Prada and Bentley's litter May 29th, #3) is doing great and he is getting big, but not too big. He has started to lose his puppy teeth and likes to chew on whatever he can get his mouth on. Boy are we going through the toys. We have gone to puppy school and now we are in Primary school, he is so smart. Attached are a couple of pictures of Charlie. they are about a month old, but I thought they were so cute. The pictures below were taken at a friends house and Charlie and his best friend Ozzy worked as a team and dug a cave together. Boy he was dirty after that play date.
Thanks for such a wonderful friend and companion.
I'm the Albert Lea gal with Greda that soon will be 2 !!! What a dog she is wonderful and still as Pretty as ever. I'm not sure here but KINDA considering a second dog, I think I'm crazy but I see that beautiful Bentley and Secret (which is Greda's mom). If I'm reading right will they have puppies? Wondering what the cost is for a female maybe a male. Any discount for having 2 of these great Goldens!!
Greda is doing great weighs about 68lbs and just the best personality and having a few issues but staying on top of the. Loves to swim and just a great family dog!!
Sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. I've been somewhat busy over the past few weeks, and have just now taken the time to put a few of Nala's pictures together that we have taken over the past 2 years. Nala is from both Chesney and Secret's litter in April of 2007. From the moment Nala joined our family, she was instantly loved by my 5 younger siblings, mom/dad, as well as myself. We are an active family, and therefore her abundance of energy and sweet/loving personality allows her to fit right in with the rest of us! Nala loves to please, and refuses to be left out of any family get-together that may be going on. Her favorite activities include: going to the park and playing fetch, swimming (along with jumping off the end of the dock), attending soccer games, and also her daily walks and runs. Nala not only has an exceptional temperament, but also a beautiful light golden colored coat. She is constantly being praised by friends, family, and even strangers at how gorgeous she is. My family and I cannot thank you enough for allowing us to welcome Nala into our home. We couldn't be happier, and feel that she is a wonderful addition to this family!
Thanks again, and yes - my family and I are still talking about possibly getting another golden this upcoming spring. I'm really pushing for it, however it's still in debate! If it's possible to get on the list for Chesney and Secret's next litter - I'd definitely like to. I guess that I would just need to know how far in advance you need a definite 'yes' as a commitment. Just in case, for whatever reason, it will not work out? Hope to hear from you soon and enjoy the pics!
I just thought I would drop you a note to let you know how wonderful Crosby is doing. Crosby was from Chesney and Nikes litter from this past summer. He is so calm and well mannered and is doing great with his commands. He has been up on the North Shore three times...this last trip (over MEA) he went grouse hunting and did a great job of keeping up with the big dogs. He absolutely loves the woods! He has gone camping, fishing, blueberry picking and hunting. He loves to run free in the woods and romp around with all the forest critters.
He is a wonderful family pet and has been very easy to train. He was house broken very easily and never has to spend time in a crate anymore. Everyone in our family has fallen in love with him.
You picked a GREAT dog for our family. Thank you!
I just wanted to let you know that Mulligan is doing great! We couldn't have asked for a better puppy!! Such a clever breed. Potty trained at 10 weeks. We never would have expected that! I'm looking forward to beginning puppy classes with him tomorrow. I'm sure he'll love the socialization. And I know he'll enjoy the training too. Should spring right to the head of the class as he already has a great jump start. Knows sit, down, and beginning to get stay pretty well too! He's just so willing to want to please and do what we ask of him. I'll keep you posted in the future, but just wanted you to know that all is well so far.
We brought Brinkley (#9), home from Chesney and Nikes May litter.
He is almost 5 months old & 35 pounds now. He is friendly and great with people, especially the little kids in our neighborhood – no jumping, he just sits to be petted and cooed over! People who have dogs and who know Golden’s have commented on what a sweet personality he has & “what a great looking dog”. Potty training him has been easy, no chewing problems & he caught on fast for puppy kindergarten. He is a smart little guy, just wants to please and be with us all the time. He is the funniest, best pup ever - we absolutely love him to pieces. Thank you so much!
Kim & Kevin M.