Kyrie & Kerby
Kyrie (short for "Valkyrie") is our tri-color collie puppy. We picked her up on September 3, 2006 at the age of 8 weeks. She is the sweet and wonderful puppy! She was virtually house-trained from the first day she came to us, with only a couple accidents in the house. She even whimpers or whines at the door when she wants to go out. In less than 2 weeks, she learned how to 'sit' for her food or treats, and sits from a hand signal. Healthwise she is perfect - her eyes are perfect (no collie eye anomaly), her weight is good and bone structure is fine. She was 12.5 pounds when we picked her up, and a week later she was 17 pounds! Her eventual weight should be around 60 lbs or so. She loves to lick our hands, arms and face (especially ears!) and follows us around all day long -- in between many naps. She also loves to roll on her back and get bellyrubs. As of January, 2007 she has been successfully spayed.
Kerby (short for Kerberos) is going to be our newest addition to the Kalafut collie family! Right now he's five weeks old, and we get to pick him up on May 14. He's from Blue Diamond Collies in Ordaway, Colorado. His father's name is Traveler (a beautiful tri-color) and his mother's name is Joy (a blue merle). He's white-factored tri-color, which is why his front is white all the way down.
Kyrie's first Frosty Paw!
Tired out from such a tough day of playing with toys!
From there she can monitor the kitchen, family room, front door and patio
Her thick coat is starting to replace the puppy fur
Taking a rest
The tire is one of her favorite outdoor toys
Kyrie perched in our garden
Sleeping in one of her favorite spots - directly underneath my laptop
The first night we got her
Her favorite past-time is sitting on our laps (she likes it more than getting treats!)
What a cute smile!
Busy little "collie nose" exploring her new surroundings
She looooooves belly rubs
Kyrie's Family Tree
Kyrie's father is Riley, a 5-year old tri-color collie and her mother is Mollie, a 1.5 year old tri-color collie.
Kyrie's sire & dam: Riley (Top) and Mollie (Bottom)
In an amazing coincidence, it turns out that our Kyrie and my parent's puppy Mackie are closely related cousins! Even though we got our puppy in Colorado and they got Mackie in Wisconsin, they are descended from the Holmhaven collies from Florida. Hooray!
Kyrie (the puppy) with her first cousin once removed, Mackie (who belongs to my parents)
Kerby's Family Tree
30 Years of Collies
My brother and parents have had collies since before I was born. When I was born, my family had a tri-color collie girl ("Mandy") and a sable boy ("Chad"). Later, in high school my parents got a tri-color girl, Macy (1995-2006) and a tri-color boy, Monty (1995-). In 2005, they got a new tri-color boy pup, Mackie (2005-).
Ushering in the next generation: Monty and Macy with the new puppy, Mackie (2005)
Update! In an amazing coincidence, it turns out that our Kyrie and my parent's puppy Mackie are closely related cousins! Even though we got our puppy in Colorado and they got Mackie in Wisconsin, they are descended from the Holmhaven collies from Florida. Hooray!
Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and beyond! By Molly Kalafut