Sunday, February 26, 2012


Ciron turned 8 years old today. He was the first Blue Picardy to take up residence here at Brighthope. The only puppy from the Dani/Sam breeding he was nicknamed Johnny in the whelping box and is still referred to as Johnny Ciron by some of his friends. His breeder Kim Spelmer and I knew that he was a special boy from the start and he proved us right. His presence alone demands respect from all our Blues ( well except for the girls (at times) but that is a whole different blog). He still thinks he is a lap dog when visitors come to meet our Blue Picardies and everyone always comments about his great temperament. Some folks have asked us if we ever place some of our older dogs in new homes, the answer is "at times". But not "this time". We will be celebrating many more birthdays with our beautiful boy Ciron.

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

Puppy Love

Arine found her spot.
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?)