Thursday, June 24, 2010

McCook's Poodles: The Daily Blog: MeiMei and Watson's litter arrived April 15, 2010

McCook's Poodles: The Daily Blog: MeiMei and Watson's litter arrived April 15, 2010

MeiMei and Watson's litter arrived April 15, 2010

MeiMei and Watson's litter arrived on April 15, 2010. She gave birth to 7 puppies.......4 black males, 2 white males and 1 black female. They are currently ready to go to there forever homes. They are playful and loving and being house trained as we speak. They have their own facebook page - search for McCooks Poodles - and check out all the pics of the puppies. Feel free to friend us on Facebook to keep up on future litters and the whereabouts of past puppies. Call to make an appointment to see these beauties.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Hello everyone! Today Finnegin came over to visit and get his hair cut. He had a blast with MeiMei (his mother) and Guinness (his brother). They played quite a bit outside on the deck. Then it was time for Finnegin's haircut. He weighs about 58 LBS and is in great shape! He looks so handsome sporting his new haircut! I always look forward to seeing and grooming him. He is such a pleasure to groom. He gets so excited once he is all done. I think he knows that he is "Looking Good" and proud of it! Dotsy has informed me that he will be starting agility classes soon. I know that he will do well! I can't wait to see him compete!

Friday, February 20, 2009

MeiMei's new love interest

Ch. Safari's My Dear Watson at Rio (aka---Watson) ---- hails from PA. He is owned by Darcy Kallus. Watson is the sire of MeiMei's litter to be born approx. April 23, 2009. They should be ready to go to their new homes late June - early July. Reserve your puppy now. These little ones promise to be exceptional in every way!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ebony's passing.....August 5th, 2008

Our beautiful girl, Ebony-(AKC-McCooks Black Beauty Ebony [aka-Big Moma Woofs]), left us on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008. We will miss her terribly.

I remember the day she came into our lives and stole our hearts right from the start. It was April 9th, 1996. I called Nadine Todd and asked if she still had the female poodle available. I was given her name by a friend who saw her at a show. She said yes and I asked if we could come to see her. During the drive to Nadine's house, we were deciding on the name we would call her. And the one we all agreed to was Ebony. We arrived at Nadine's and were greeted by Ebony's mom-Jamie (AKC-For Your Eyes Only) and all the Weimaraners. Ebony was reluctant to come to us at first, but then Nadine left the room so Ebony would not be able to use her as a distraction. She then came over to check us out. We played with her and held her----we fell in love with her. She was beautiful! We told Nadine that we would love to make her part of our family. Till that point, Nadine figured that she was going to keep Ebony. So us showing up on her doorstep and wanting to make her part of our family was an unexpected surprise for Nadine. She had given her the name Ebony Girl. What a coincidence, she was already being called Ebony! So we signed the contract and Nadine told us about her routine, her habits, etc. She gave us her favorite toys and she also gave us some food and vitamins for the transition that would last a couple of days. We packed up everything and carried Ebony out the front door. We looked back and saw Nadine crying. We told her not to worry, that we would take very good care of her.

We drove home in a freak blizzard. Ebony in my lap in the front passenger seat. She was scared and confused. I cuddled her and told her everything was going to be just fine. That she was going to love her new home. We hardly slept that first night. We fed Ebony, and played with her until she fell asleep. I laid next to her on my bedroom floor and watched her sleep until I too fell fast asleep. And so the story begins.

We joined Bayshore Companion Dog Club and began training in Obedience. Ebony loved to train. We had a special collar and lead that we used only for training. And when I would bring them out, she knew what it meant. She would get so excited. She loved the car rides, the training and meeting and playing with the other dogs at class. She was a quick study when it came to obedience or for that matter anything.

We took her everywhere we went. She especially loved to go to Shannon and Bobby's soccer, baseball, softball and track events. She got plenty of attention from the parents and their children. She touched many lives. Everyone was amazed at how well behaved she was. And that she was so gentle. The children would give her a command and she did what ever they asked. Then she patiently waited for them to give her a treat. She would open her mouth and wait for them to place the treat in her mouth. She never took it out of their hands. Even children who were afraid of dogs were not afraid of Ebony. They loved her. Everyone looked forward to seeing her at the sporting events. She would sit there so stately and watch what was going on.

She also loved going to the beach. Her favorite place to go was Ocean Grove. We would walk thru the town, stop at Day's Ice Cream Parlor, and walk thru the neighborhood admiring the houses. Then we would go for a walk on the boardwalk. From one end to the other--Asbury Park to Bradley Beach. Then we would go on the beach and let her run off lead. She love to chase the birds off the beach.

She also loved going up to Greenwood Lake. Walking thru the woods and going on the pontoon boat on the lake. She would jump off the boat to chase the ducks in the water. She loved the water.

At home, she loved to run in the yard. She was a fast runner and would give any racehorse a run for his money. She also loved to chase any animal that came into our yard. Mainly the deer, the groundhogs, the squirls and of course the chipmunks. She loved going for our 2 1/2 mile speed walks. We did obedience training while walking. We both were exhausted by the time we arrived home.

Ebony had such a beautiful face. And you could see what she was thinking and feeling thru those beautiful eyes of hers. They spoke volumes!

I could go on and on about Ebony. She was exceptional. She was a good ambassador for the breed and she touched many peoples lives. She will always have a special place in our hearts. We loved her so much, and she will live on in our hearts and our many wonderful memories. Our beautiful, precious Ebony. November 27th, 1995 ---- August 5th, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Poodle Family Portrait----May 10th, 2008

McCook's Poodles----Family Portrait
left to right---Blarney(pink collar) sitting on floor, Finnegan(red collar) laying on ottoman, Ebony(pink collar) sitting on chair, Guinness(red collar) sitting on floor, MeiMei(no collar) laying on floor.
This picture was taken on the day that Finnegan came over to get a haircut. Pic was taken before his haircut.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

05/08/08-Blarney and her new owners---Lois & Bill Biehl

Blarney (soon to be called Madeline) with her new owners Lois & Bill Biehl-Waretown, NJ

Friday, April 4, 2008

04/04/08-New pictures from Joan of Annie

I received a very nice e-mail today from Joan. And she sent me these pictures of Annie (Bailey). She is has grown quite a bit since we saw her last. And she is still looking as beautiful as I remember. Joan said that she is very playful and that her favorite toy is her ball. She tosses it down the steps, runs down after it, than brings it back up the steps to do it all over again. Joan was anticipating Easter and how she would react to all the little grandchildren. Annie passed with flying colors!!!!! Everyone loved her! And she was a big hit with the children! I am so glad that Annie has adjusted so well to her new home and all the new people in her life.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Our first day at puppy kindergarten!!!!

Today, March 11, 2008, we started Puppy Kindergarten with Blarney and Guinness!!!! And Fiona is also in the same class with us. We are all going to Bayshore Companion Dog Club for the class. A great time was had by started of with socialization and plenty of play time together. Blarney went to class today, next week it will be Guinness's turn to go. Blarney and Fiona definately reconized each other. They ran around chasing each other, each taking turns being the leader. And when they started to slow down, we began class. We learned the name game, a forced recall, and to sit on the mat. We have lots of homework to do! The name game and forced recall are things we have been doing at home. As for the sit on the mat.....we have to work on that one. Blarney expecially loved her training treats........we used cooked hotdogs. This was Blarney's first introduction to people food. We will only use this for training purposes. Eventually, when they smell the hotdogs cooking, they will know that it's time for school/work.

Fiona's dad came with her to class today. He was using turkey as her training treats. She loved them! Fiona responds well to the name game, and had an excellent forced recall! She has grown quite a bit since I had seen her last. She is beautiful! She showered me with lots of kisses when we arrived in class.

Everyone was exhausted when we got home. Blarney didn't even acknowledge Shannon when she came home from work. Blarney was sound asleep on the kitchen floor. When I talked to Fiona's mom, she said the same thing, that Fiona was exhausted. And that they were looking forward to the next class.

Can't wait for next week's class!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

blarney & guinness wish you a happy new year!

guinness enjoying the little bit of nice weather we had over the holidays, he was wishing for snow though! The puppies love snow!

cute little blarney playing in the back yard the other day! we call her lil' blarnblarns for short.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

12/27/07----Dublin and his new owners

Dublin (soon to be called Guinness) and his new owners----The Smith Family-Rumson, NJ

12/27/07--Grooming Day at the McCook's with the puppies!

Grooming is a family affair. Bobby blowing out Dublin(soon to be called Guinness by his new owners)

Shannon blowing out Blarney.

Me blowing out Bailey.