He’s Here!

The Read family is proud to introduce the newest member of our family: Alta-Tollhaus Walker Texas Ranger!  We are calling him, Ranger, but I will try to refer to him as WTRanger on the blog.   Carole, will that help with the W litter, W name thing?   🙂

We did not tell Lily we were getting a puppy.  She’s four.  The anticipation of a playdate 2 days away is enough to drive her mad.  I figured telling her we were getting a puppy might just push her over the edge!      Luckily, I have stupendous distraction skills which aided in explaining and distracting from the large assortment of puppy items arriving daily that were quickly shuttled to my husbands office downstairs.    Yesterday, my husband, Aaron, took the afternoon off and was going to ‘spend the day with his girls’.  I mentioned I had a package to pick up if they wanted to join me.  I told Lily the package was at the airport because it was kind of big.  When the crate was presented to us, Lily looked in and oohed and aahed.  Someone asked her if it was her puppy to which she replied, “No”.  I told her it was.  Her eyes got big, she threw her arms around my neck and said, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”.   Then she started telling everyone he was the ‘purple collar boy’.

On August 2, 2011 our beloved GSD, Thunder passed away suddenly.  He’d lived a very good 12 years.  We were devastated.  As our family tried to recover from our loss and prepare for a future with a GSD puppy, Lily’s only request was that she get to hold the puppy first.   Yesterday I granted that wish.

Now our family starts off writing a new chapter in our book.  This will be our epic journey.

~Kirsten, Aaron, Lily and WTRanger







Millie First Protection Training for 2012

Alta-Tollhaus Millie at schutzhund training or I guess it would now be called IPO training. Millie is owned by Sarah, Amelia, and Dale she is out of Kira and sired by Joker vom Eichenpltaz.  Millie has one vice inherited from her mother, she is very social and thinks that it always good manners to socialize whenever possible.