I have learned some wonderful background information about Bonnie from her first foster mother Pat.
The story I had previously associated with Bonnie coming into rescue was completely wrong. On the same day I picked up Brynn Pat shared the real story with me...and some nice photos of Bonnie's parents.
Pat learned of a litter of puppies that was being given away in near Mardon/Othello, WA. She made arrangements to go to the ranch where they were living with the parents and coordinate their surrender into rescue.
There were nine puppies in this litter. Previous litters from these parents have been bred for sale in the past. The family was unable to find buyers for this litter which is why they were giving them away. Bonnie's sire is traditional marked black and white. The dam is a patterened white with heavy ticking. Both are purebred and dearly loved by the family. They are also valuable working hands on this cattle ranch.
The litter was born in the house and raised in their kitchen. Healthy and socialized wonderfully.
The next time I am in Moses Lake, Pat told me we can head over to the ranch and meet the family. Hopefully I can find out the breeding on the parents. It would be nice to know.
The only picture I had seen of Bonnie's parents was this little teenie tiny thumbnail which was listed on her adoption page.
Pat was able to provide me with full size pictures (THANK YOU PAT!)
It is amazing to me how much Bonnie resembles her mother... the shape of her head, the coloring, her carriage etc.
Now I understand where Bonnie gets her speckles from!
Bonnie as little puppy
Bonnie snuggled up with her litter mates (she is the one in the middle)
A couple more litter mates
It is amazing how very fast they grow. From this...
To this...She is already bigger than Beth! (that isn't to hard, Beth is a pipsqueak)
I wish teenagers would grow up (and MOVE OUT) as fast...
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