Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 09, 2012
At only $10.00 CDN (price incudes shipping), these calendars are sure to please everyone on your holiday list!
Currently, PayPal is the payment method of choice (and the fastest way to get your calendar). Please contact Susan Varga at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pay by cheque.
Calendars include US and Canadian holidays and measure 11" x 17" when open and hanging.
**Calendars will be mailed out as soon as they are ordered. Canada Post is estimating that items mailed by the following dates will be delivered before Christmas:
Local Delivery: Send as late as Dec 18th
Within Province: Send as late as Dec 17th
Outside of the province: Send as late as Dec. 16th
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
|Tired, but happy, Picardies!|
The rains came BUT the sky cleared just in time for all the Blues and their owners to enjoy a great afternoon. We had 39 people and 24 Blues. To have that many Blue Picardies all in one spot was such a thrill for me as there are only about 250 or so in North America.
It was great to meet little 3 month old Alex who came with his parents Dave and Dana to meet the relatives of his "big brother" Maverick. Dani at 11 years plus was our oldest Blue to attend and 5 month old Remy was the youngest. We even had two families, one from Michigan and one from Aurora who don't own a Blue but came to meet and learn about the breed.
I also need to mention how blessed I am to have the best kennel help available, my other half Dave, has spent many years fixing this and repairing that so that our dogs are safe and secure. When I asked about putting up new fencing, Dave got to work and started the project. When I said I would like it finished for the picnic, I did get "the look" but the fenced was completed and the visiting Blues had 2 new acres to explore and play in. Thanks again Dave, I couldn't do this without you.
Of course our granddaughter Katelyn and her friend Taylor made sure that desert was provided for the picnic. The 2012 Blue Picardy cupcakes were a big success, thanks Katelyn. Dave and I certainly enjoyed the day, it is always great when "our puppies" and their people come to visit. The Blue Picardy is a lovely breed and we think that all their owners would agree.
Still having issues with my computer, and I will have to post additional picnic pics at a later time, so ...stay tuned :-)
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Because their relatives are coming for a picnic and they want to look their best. Actually they really could care less how thay look, they just want to have a good time, it's the two legged pack member that thinks they should look good.
Friday, May 25, 2012
I am online sporadically now, but if you emailed and haven't heard back from me, please call~ Thanks!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
REIGN (CH. Brighthope Free Reign)After much thought and consideration we have decided to place Reign in a new home. Reign will make a great family companion and would be a very good candidate for obedience work.
Reign will be 4 years old in May, he is a Canadian Champion and he is still intact. He has sired 2 litters here at Brighthope. You can view more pics on Reign's page and in our photo gallery.
If you are interested in an adult dog contact us and we would be happy to have you come and meet Reign.
|REIGN (click pic to view full size)|
Because this breed is still relatively rare here in Canada, we always keep a male and female from every litter so that we can assess them more closely. We really can't fit Lewis into our breeding program, so we have decided to sell him.
|Lewis (click pic to view full size)|
To talk to us about either one of these boys, please call 519.881.3612 or email
Friday, April 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday June 9th, 2012
Arrival Time 11:00am
Lunch at 12:00
Food will be provided and donations will be gladly accepted to help cover the cost.
Come for a few hours or for the day. We will have room for a couple of trailers or tents if you would like to stay over. Please let us know. We are also 30 minutes from Lake Huron and some lovely Provincial Parks for camping.
If you own a Blue or you would like to learn more about the breed, make sure to mark this day and join us in celebrating the Blue Picardy Spaniel.
Please RSVP by May 31st so that we can plan accordingly.
We will post any info about the picnic on this blog.
See you June!!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
PICARDY PUPPIES LOVE THE SNOW. The Reign/Allure puppies are now 7 weeks old and no amount of snow or wind was going to keep them from exploring. Can't wait for their first run in Picardy Park. What a lovely group of puppies from this breeding. It won't be long before they will be heading to new homes and hearts.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
For some reason the new members at Brighthope have always found Dave to be a good sleeping partner. No need for a blanket on a chilly winter evening when a Blue Picardy can keep you warm.
Let sleeping puppies sleep.
I took a chance with this picture. When you get 9 five week old puppies all sleeping you don't blow it by flashing and clicking cameras. But I could not resist with this shot.
From the Brighthope Gang (Can you spot our Valentine?)
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hard to believe that the Reign/Allure puppies are already two weeks old. They all have their eyes open and are mastering the art of walking. Even though we call it the "drunken sailor" walk at this point. Two even found there way out of the whelping box to lay beside Mom today. Time to add a side board to keep them contained!
We would also like to introduce a new member to our Brighthope pack. Arine (pronounced Irene) has been here for 7 days now.
Arine flew from Amsterdam to Toronto last Friday. She was born on October 26th 2011. She will offer our breeding program some new blood lines and so far we are very impressed with her. She has made friends with all our Blues and already she loves her runs in Picardy Park.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Even after years of breeding I am so amazed at the survival instincts in these little beings. They eat and sleep. They will always find the "restaurant" even when it moves around the whelping box, and voice their displeasure if they do not feel a warm body beside them.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The Blue Picardy calendars are beautiful. Many thanks go to Kim Ratigan and Susan Varga for all the work that went in to putting them together. I must say I am very proud of the Blues that our Brighthope Gang have produced.