Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Only One Left! Beautiful Double Doodle Girl!



This is a beautiful girl, big, incredibly soft, curious and gentle with kids.  She is an athletic and happy puppy.  We start delivering to new homes on the 30th of December.  Remember, our dogs all are vet checked, have dew claws removed, have their first shots and worming completed, paperwork ready registered, will come with a pedigree, blanket, food sample, Well Puppy Guarantee, and puppy care book. We ship to the continental US free of charge.  Please message me here or email me at iantotobali@gmail.com for more information.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Double Doodle Puppies going FAST!

I have been so thankful--we have had the most lovely families coming to select a puppy to be a part of their lives.  Our litter of seven has only three more left (and one is currently pending--new owners are figuring out which one!).  I've put the three picture below. I'm offering $100 off for agreement to spay or neuter and an additional $100.00 off for an agreement to do Puppy Obedience, advanced obedience, agility, service dog or 4-H.  Look at my previous post to get a sense of what comes with our puppies, our guarantees and free delivery program.  Message me here, or go to Facebook and look up Family Wild North American Retrievers to message me.





SOLD! Pink girl is still available--she is highly intelligent, high energy, smaller framed but with a no-shed deeper Apricot coat and sunny, curious disposition. She is my Pick of Litter girl.  She will make an incredible agility dog.  She actually climbs fences with her feet...I mean three feet up!  Unbelievable.  But she sooo wants someone to play with and who she can please.




Orange girl is more laid-back and sometimes shy girl, although when feeding, she will choose human contact over the food, which is interesting. She sports a very soft lighter apricot coat, but has black and pink paw pads and some white toe-nails, which means she sports a parti gene (primary color and white markings)

Yellow boy is actually one of my favorites.  He has white on his paws (again, mostly invisible because of white nails and paw pad colors), a soft lighter apricot coat and lots of size--easily the biggest in the litter right now. Although curious and active, he's fairly verbally quiet compared to his litter mates.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Double Doodle Puppies Available January 6 2017!


This litter is the produce of Family Wild Jigger, an F2B Apricot Goldendoodle and Alexander's Jumping Jasper, an F1B Labradoodle, which means the pups are roughly 1/4 Lab, 1/4 Golden Retriever and 1/2 Standard Poodle. $1200.00, free delivery in Michigan, can ship to continental US. Dew claws removed, well puppy written guarantee, shots, vet check and wormed, CKC registration papers, pedigree, microchip kit, blanket, starter amount of food included. If shipping, you will keep the crate. We used Early Canine Neurological Stimulation routines with the pups from Day 6 forward, as tested by the US Military. Born 11/6/2016 and ready to go home on January 6, 2017. Accepting $200 non-refundable deposits. Non-chipped credit card on site, cash and money order and PayPal accepted. You can find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FamilyWildAmericanRetrievers/  Please message me if you see a pup you are interested in.

Check out this site: http://www.breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation


Yellow Collar Boy has white on each paw, is very curious and verbally quiet; light parti-apricot, flatter coat with a very heavy body and bone structure, largest of litter.




Purple Collar Boy is very quiet and shy—he stays still to consider new situations, and I expect will bond tightly with a family or individual. He is definitely a thinking pup.




Pink Collar Girl is a deeper apricot, inquisitive and athletic, a superb agility prospect, with a very curly coat. She is my  Female Pick of Litter for coat and type and disposition





Orange Collar Girl sports a very light parti-apricot almost crème coat, some white on paws. She's a good “listener”; I would label her an obedience prospect.  She will voice slightly when surprised or worried.  Slightly flatter coat, but incredibly soft.




Tan Collar Boy is a parti-apricot with white on chest and tip of tail. He's energetic, inquisitive, and very interactive and curious—moves toward unusual sounds. He really likes men’s beards! J




Black Collar Boy is an lovely parti-apricot with white on top of his head, chest, paws and tip of tail—most “chrome” of the litter.  And the most curl. He is my Pick of litter boy for best coat, best type.  Very quiet personality, “thoughtful” and cuddly. He will also be a smaller dog--around 35 lbs.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deep Communion Radio Show, December 21 2016

December 21, 2016 I hope you can join me for the advent of my new international radio program.  It will be called Deep Communion and will feature writers, ministers, thinkers, artists, gardeners and teachers who are doing deep spiritual work in their fields. Sometimes we'll be looking at Emerging and Progressive Christianity, sometimes talking about how nature can heal a sick soul.  Other times, we'll explore the Way of the artist and writer, or consider the magic of making of music.  The touchstone throughout will be ways to access Mystery or Spirit, not just inside the walls of a church, mosque or temple, but also in the embrace of the woods and water.  We'll play with color, sound, the written word, meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, yoga and walking--the pallet is endless and exciting.

My first guest on December 21, 2016 will be Sue Sutherland-Hanson (pictured below). To tune in, visit Artist First Radio on the internet, or check by later and download the free MP3 of the show at that site!  Do you have a person who you think would be a great fit with my show?  Message me and we'll get connected.





Sue Sutherland-Hanson grew up in a commercial fishing family in Port Townsend, a small town in the Northwest corner of the nation on the Straits of Juan de Fuca that open to the Pacific. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Students of other Languages (ESL) and a Masters of Divinity.  Sue taught internationals English as a Second Language at Edmonds Community College for over thirty years. In her Quaker seminary, Sue focused on writing as ministry, sacred texts, stories, practices and the arts that explored questions about the mystery and mystical in life and how we relate to ourselves, each other, the ancients, the earth, the universe, and the Divine.

Sue has a brand new chap book of poetry called Stars and Strangers available through Finishing Line Press and Amazon.  Besides her collection, co-authored with Kim Nunneley of Michigan, a book of poems entitled, Invitation to Openness,  her poems have been published in a variety of publications.  


In addition to writing, Sue, now working towards ordination through the United Church of Christ, teaches workshops on writing as a listening practice, sacred creativity, the wisdom of the body, labyrinths, meditation, and Celtic spirituality. When not writing or teaching, she enjoys walking, leading groups on Celtic pilgrimage to Scotland and Ireland, playing with her grand-children, or officiating weddings.