Top Row: Dusty, Daisy, Li'l Bear.
Second Row: Li'l Bear, Prancer, Dusty.
Third Row: Daisy, Monte, Monte.
Prancer is an AKC registered Cocker
Spaniel: "Brown Velvet Prancer".
Li'l Bear is a Cockapoo, and Dusty a Shorkie (Shih-Tzu / Yorkshire Terrier). Daisy was said to be a purebred Poodle, but she looks more like a purebred Bichon Frise, or at least a Poodle / Bichon Frise mix. Monte is a Terrier mix; a little larger than Dusty, and probably not quite the same mix.
Prancer (born February 14, 1999) came to live with us in June, 1999 from a private kennel in upstate New York, when she was 4 months old. Pictures of Prancer as a puppy can be found here.
Li'l Bear (born January, 2002) joined us in March, 2002; Curtis' manager had adopted Li'l Bear's mother from a shelter in Pennsylvania not knowing she was pregnant, and we adopted Li'l Bear from her. Pictures of Li'l Bear as a puppy, and his littermates, can be found here.
Daisy (born 2005?) was adopted from the Seattle Humane Society on November 29, 2008. They forget to put a hold on her, and we had to follow the mobile adoption center to a shopping mall in order to meet and adopt her.
Dusty (born January 30, 2010) lived with a colleague of Maryrita's until April, 2011, when his family could no longer take care of him. He was named "Hades" but we quickly renamed him "Dusty".
Monte (born July 20, 2009) was adopted from the Seattle Humane Society on June 4, 2013. He was originally named "Carter", but seemed to be much more of a "Montgomery" or "Monte".
© Maryrita and Curtis Steinhour, 2013, 2014.