now lives with Janelle in California where she is filling
the empty hole that Ficelle's own great aunt had left. She
gets to be a single child and gives Janelle all the love that
her big heart contains.
Below is Fifi and her brothers' story:
Princess Ficelle is the latest and long awaited addition to
our family. Ficelle and her two brothers (Fantome and Fyodor,
aka Blue) are the results of Sage's first litter. The whelping
of this litter ended up being quite complicated. We lost two
other males during the surgery, and once again, the three
little ones (well, not so little since all were at the 1 Lbs
or above mark) have been bottle fed. This brought a lot of
work but also such a joy and connection to those precious
grandchildren of Rebelle. Parting with Mr Black (now Fantome)
and Mr Blue (Fyodor) was very difficult but they have great
homes and Blue is only 1 hour away with his biological mother,
eventhough neither of them know that!
Anyhow, Ficelle stayed home. She wears her name to perfection.
For those not fluent in French, Ficelle has many meanings,
but one of them is a "little naughty person, but in a sweet
way". And she is just that and therefore very fun to live
with. She loves, adores I should say, all people. She is a
very happy and playful puppy with tons of energy and an incredible
agility. Like her father, she has a passion for jumping all
4 feet up in the air, playing with all toys but specially
those that we play fetch with.
Ficelle is quite a beauty as you can see in the photos, with
her magnificent head and structure, as well as very dark pigmentation
and eyes. She has that look of the gorgeous black de Bejaune
females that I like so much but she also has blended in her
the power, head and bones from her father side.
She has gone to a few shows and won a few points . But her
true pleasure remains playing fetch and running flat out even
if after nothing. She is a very athletic girl ! Show ring
is not her favorite activity and certainly she believes her
beauty is best admired outside of the shows' confinement!
Her brother, Fantome, in AZ, won his first 4 point major at
his first all breed show. He also participated at the 2010
US Rassemblement and obtained his Puppy Selection, as well
as Best Puppy in Match, in the match judged by one of the
French judges, and finally won his puppy class in the sweeps
and in the regular National Specialty show. Mr Black finished
his Championship at the Regional Specialty shows in California
in the spring of 2011.
Her second brother, Blue, in PA, also just finished his Championship
in September 2011. And Ficelle finished in style. She picked
up her first major at the BCA Regional Specialty in April
2012 and her second one a few weeks later. Now, she can think
about her true future, being a mother !!!!
Below are some photos of Ficelle and her brothers.