The life and work of artist, farmer, Golden Retriever breeder,etc.... Lisa Head Harbidge

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nature's Wonder!

The eggs we have been incubating have finally hatched. Unfortunately only 1 Americuana (they lay the blue/green eggs) hatched and now we have 3 bantam yellow silkie chicks as well. Huge size difference, but they seem to be getting along.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Puppies Arrived

Well, a bit early, but Kiss has delivered her pups! 4 boys & 3 girls. It is always amazing to see Mother Nature at work and the natural instinct as the pups wiggle towards nourishment.Kiss is such a great attentive mother and I look forward to raising this litter. It is a repeat breeding and last year's litter of 13 was one of the easiest I ever raised because of their temperament!The development of this litter can be followed on my website at

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Loss of a Friend

Grand-daughter Kiss, Teka, Great Grand Daughter Carbo

It is with a heavy heart I pass along the news that Teka has peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Teka was not just my first Golden Retriever, but so many other things as well. She was my first purebred dog. A dog that led me into showing and became my first champion! It was through her I got involved in the sport, life and passion of purebred dogs where I've met wonderful people and dogs, and learned not only what it is to be an ethical, responsible breeder, but also to pursue the preservation of a breed type. I even started my boarding kennel business because there was no where in the community where I could leave a dog comfortably. Her temperament was true Golden Retriever and the foundation for my breeding program that continues to shine in her daughters, grand-daughters and great grand daughters now.
In order to continue a breeding program reality means sometimes placing my retired girls so I can focus on the upcoming generation.I was fortunate to be able to share her with my sister's family for the past 9 years and will always be grateful for the wonderful care and love she was given. She touched so many lives and lived a wonderful 16 years and 2 months! A wonderful accomplishment and a blessing!
Run along and play now my girl! We won't forget you...