Category Archives: Catskill Pumi Kennel A-Litter

It is all about jobs…

January 24, 2014

The North-East has been under a serious and dangerous week-long cold spell that makes it hard for a young Pumi to stay out of trouble in the house without enough exercise.  Therefore, six months old Catskill Csibesz of Somerville, NJ, has decided to create a job for himself.  This way he hopes to avoid getting into some major indoor mischief. He has quickly learned to deliver the newspaper  to his owners, Marika and Paul Foreman and also earning his paycheck.

Although, he is out of trouble on the home front, subsequently, he has  created a turf war in the neighborhood by chasing the paperboy away and taking over the paper delivery job to the Foreman’s.  Good Job Csibesz!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTWGYFn6ppM <—— Click here

Greedy Tooth Fairy Busted…

 

January 7, 2014

After my Christmas blog entry, “Anka, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy,”  I got some unhappy emails saying that with these types of outlandish stories I contribute to the shortening of kids’ childhood and their loss of innocence.   I reread the story, and I was ready to remove it, but, then following happened…

Csibesz has visited us for the weekend.  He got a makover haircut and some advice for his upcoming debut conformation show in February

Csibesz has visited us for the weekend. He got a makover haircut and some advice for his upcoming debut conformation show in February

Csibesz, Anka’s littermate has visited us for the weekend.  The dogs had a great time.  He also got a haircut and some advice for his upcoming conformation show debut in February.

Sunday night we went to bed early as the weather was bad and everyone was exhausted. Way past midnight, when Csibesz’s barking woke me from my sleep.  I ran to the kitchen, I saw his mouth bloody and after closer inspection, I noticed that three of his baby teeth were missing.  We called 911 and then reconstructed what happened. Csibesz could not sleep because of the high wind kept rattling the windows when he heard some odd noise and saw a figure in the dark. Then suddenly he got dizzy and lost consciousness.  He woke up after a big sneeze with someone’s fingers in his mouth.  A struggle ensued and the person fled through the chimney.

Csibesz's stolen teeth that mysteriously got returned by a Raven after the cop left. Do these events have anything  to do with my Transylvanian origin...

Csibesz’s stolen teeth that mysteriously got returned by a Raven after the cop left. Do these events have anything to do with my Transylvanian origin…

It was not hard to guess that the Tooth Fairy came back for Anka’s teeth that she could not get last time when she came with Santa.  Instead, he stole Csibesz’s teeth directly out of his mouth.  She threw fairy dust in his face (the date rape drug of the fairy under world…) and when the little Pumi passed out she took his teeth and fled.

The Tooth Fairy did not got too far, she got caught at the Airport, trying to board a plain to Transylvania

The Tooth Fairy did not get too far, she was arrested at the Airport, trying to board a plain to Transylvania

She did not get too far because the cops caught her at the airport as she’s tried to board a flight last night.  Her suitcase was full with baby teeth.

Vampires in Transylvania have been suffering from a mysterious tooth decay ( has consumerism and the effect of processed food has caught up with the Supernatural underworld too?)

Vampires in Transylvania have been suffering from a mysterious tooth decay ( has consumerism and the effect of processed food – blood has caught up with the health of the Supernatural underworld too?) Or it is simply the European mutation of the “White Nose Disease” that has been decimating the American bat population

As it turns out, Ms. Tooth Fairy has been working for an international crime syndicate stealing and smuggling teeth to Transylvania where she sells them to aging vampires who are suffering from a mysterious tooth decay epidemic.

I asked the detective, “but why targeting my and Marika’s dogs?”  He paused a second than he said, “these types of crimes are borderline paranormal events and works the best on people who either believe in paranormal activities or are connected to the paranormal world  some ways.”  I was puzzled,  but then he asked me, “by the way where is your and Marika’s accent from?”  but he did not wait for my answer, he walked out.

“Transylvania…” I mumbled and followed him with my eyes getting into his car and driving away. Seconds after, a crow landed on the porch, dropped three baby teeth in front of the door and flew away…

p.s. after careful search of the Tooth Fairy’s luggages, the cops also found Santa’s missing denture.

 

Catskill Pumis Winter Remix

November 12, 2013

We got the first real snow today.  At 6:30AM we dressed, grabbed a coffee and opened the door.  Although, the view of the snow covered hillsides were beautiful, the accompanying wind was unpleasantly cold and biting.  Than the dogs stormed out from the house and we forgot about the whole bone biting chill.  We just kept watching the dogs, especially the pups who’ve seen snow the first time today.  Their excitement was spectacular.

http://youtu.be/wM0LTHtVJa4  <——–Click here      

Did you share the extra hour with your Pumis today?

November 3, 2013

Cc:

Cc:

Today was not the end of the world, only the end of “Daylight Saving Time.”  You got an extra hour to do something today.  Did you share this extra time with your Pumis?

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Catskill Apacatancos Anka

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Keep watching into Anka’s eyes and I guarantee that you will blink first :-)

Catskill Acsecsebecse Ara  strikes a pose. yes, she is this beautiful...

Catskill Acsecsebecse Ara strikes a pose. yes, she is this beautiful…

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Your serious future competition. Remember her, Catskill Apacatancos Anka…

 

the two Catskill Pumi puppy wannabes...Anka and Ara

the two Catskill Pumi puppy wannabes…Anka and Ara

We went for a longer hike.  What did you do?

Just Chillin’…Catskill Apacatancos Anka

October 31, 2013

it was a beautiful day yesterday.  After we finished the chores went for a hike with the dogs and done some work in the studio.   Before the sun went down we got some nice light in the kitchen that inspired us to take some lazy photos with the dogs.  Anka was pooped from the hike so she did not mind to stretch out on the dining table for a few pictures.

A House Divided, a Nation Divided…More Pumis Moving to Canada…

October 11, 2013

“There is absolutely no necessity to learn how to read: meat smells a mile off, anyway.” Mikhail Bulgakov, “Heart of a Dog.”  Unfortunately, this could easily be a quote from any Caffeinated Beverage Party “Big Dog.”

Ignorance and selfishness are the words of the  past ten days…  The partial government shot down has sent  the country in a temporary chaos.  I guess, a Tempest in a teacup can get out of control after all – so to speak….

Government services stopped, people do not get paid, businesses are distracted and rats are jumping ships to avoid their potential demise, thanks to some mulish tea bags.  This last statement bears some real weight and it can easily happen.  Of course not all mice and rats are equal, so you do not have to worry about the safety of the familiar rodents running in your neighborhood.  But did you know that lab rats and mice in government research facilities and even in private laboratories that are dependent on government funds, face an unavoidable lab rats and mice genocide when research funds stop coming in?  Killing these guys in masses is a standard procedure when research labs face budget cuts either temporary or otherwise during financial distress like the one we are experiencing right now.

While you worry about your government bonds potentially losing value, or perhaps the country defaulting on its debts, dogs worry about less treats and bones coming in their way.

It has been said that large number of dogs heading north since the news came out about the potential fate of laboratory animals.  Based on unofficial reports, almost 1% of the U.S. Pumi population immigrated to Canada within the last week. This is a serious number folks.

The last known case is Catskill Ag Pumi, again from Upstate New York who has flown to  Saskatchewan Canada yesterday,  to live with his new owner, Adam, two Pulis and eight Komondors.  He is the second Pumi from the Catskill Pumi Kennel within ten days, to choose leaving the U.S. and settle in the seemingly friendlier and more sane Canada to appreciate the safety network that almost every civilized country offers to its dogs and citizens.

Off the plain and in the truck at the Regina airport in Saskatchevan, Canada. Ag is patiently waiting to start the last lap of his journey to his new home in Neudorf (Guten Abend meine Damen und Herren...). He is looking forward a fabulous life working on Adam's farm. (in the background at the wheel  is one of Adam's Pulis.

Off the plain and in the truck at the Regina airport in Saskatchevan, Canada. Ag is patiently waiting to start the last lap of his journey to his new home in Neudorf. He is looking forward a fabulous life working on Adam’s farm. (in the background at the wheel is one of Adam’s Pulis).

Before boarding his plane, Ag finished his interview by saying, “I do not know wether getting from Tea Party to Banana Republic is considered a natural progression or not, but you have to be careful with tropical fruits and plants.  Too much Potassium is bad for the heart and kidneys while too much coffein can cause hyper activity and consequently impaired decisions.  Well, I am a carnivore, so I rather stuck with a bone.”

We wish you a happy life Ag and hope to hear from you periodically.

 

In Search Of Gulliver While Herding Giant Goats…

October 9, 2013

When we put the two Pumis on the stock the other day,  little Catskill Ara girl did not have a chance to demonstrate her Amazon herding blood.  Today, we gave her a chance to look into the eyes and and navigate behind those giant goat butts.  I bet, you’ve never believed  Jonathan Swift’s stories.  After you see little Catskill Ara, you might reconsider your doubt…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2R6hzxwM7E <—– Click here

The Vagabond News from the Garden State

October 8, 2013

We’ve gotten the latest news from Csibesz and his family, Marika and Paul from New Jersey.  The lose translation of Csibesz is “Vagabond.” Here, I share you Marika’s summary of the past week with their new Catskill Pumi.

“Csibész is growing and learning beautifully and amazes us daily by his ability and personality.
Paul got home from India Sunday morning, after a 9 day long absence. Since Csibész has only known Paul for 5 days before Paul’s departure, we were both suprised and pleased to see the wonderful welcome Csibész gave him. His tail was waging non-stop most of the day much to Paul’s amusement and joy.

 "How  long I have to wait for that...?"

“How long I have to wait for that…?”

 

"No I am not destroying your garden, I am learning to be a Botanist."

“No I am not destroying your garden, I am learning to be a Botanist.”

 

 

" In my best  behavior - as always..."

” In my best behavior – as always…”

Csibész now knows and obeys the following commands: COME, SIT, DOWN and LET’S Go POTTY. When I give him his meals, he waits until I tell him EAT before he attacks his food. There is no doubt in our minds that he is an extremely brilliant pup, and that he will continue to be fun to train and play with. I hope that he will prove his brilliance by quickly leaning not to chew on our trouser legs. He thinks it is great fun, and I only manage to stop him by distracting him with a thrown ball. Ball always trumps pants’ legs.

Speaking of playing, we spend s few hours outdoors, as the multiple insect bites on my face and arms can arrest to. He loves to fetch balls, although he does not yet want to follow through the DROP IT command when I want to take the ball from him in order to throw it again. And boy, does he loves to run!  When Paul got home Sunday morning at 5:40 in the morning, we stood about 50 feet apart calling him. His speed was astounding. We thought that our fox terrier was fast, but Csibész could easily put Usain Bolt to shame. WOW! What a dog!

Today Csibész visited his vet. Needless to say that the receptionists, nurses and the doctor were all taken by him. Neither of them saw a pumi before and were very pleased to meet one, even though, he embarrassed himself by going potty after his nasal and oral drops. It seems that the excitement was too much for him. I will take him back on the 17th so he could get the rest of his shots. He grew a lot during the last couple of weeks and weighed in at 10.5 pounds, which I believe is about twice of his weight when he came home with us. The vet thinks that he will end up around 30 pounds.”

What a lucky pup. Good boy Csibesz!

 

How is Their Herding Instinct?

October 7, 2013

After a last minute change, one more pup ends up going to Canada.  Ag will fly to Saskatchewan on Thursday morning.  He will join two Pulis and eight(!) Komondors at his new home/farm.

Adam, the new owner is excited to get the little guy, as the new member of the next generation of working dogs.  We started the conversation with the most important question.  How is Ag’s herding instinct?  Well, I said, “We have not shown the stock to the pups yet but you know what…?  The proof is in the pudding.”  …and we let the pups check out some young does.

Taste the pudding yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TOO2dgx08I <—-click here

The Kuli Report

October 3, 2013

We wanted to know how Kuli the Pumi has been handling his new life in the People’s Republic of Canada. It turns out that there might be some truth in the saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side.”

According to little Kuli, all the Tea Party fear mongering about Canadian Socialism turned out to be empty barks. Bones have plenty of marrow in them and bacon has more than enough fat to grease an entire nation’s arteries.  Well, many things might be subsidized and regulated in Canada, but do not forget, the U.S. also has stupid leash laws designed by politicians and no dogs have ever been asked or interviewed about them.

Little Kuli the Pumi has also started learning about ice hockey.  He takes his lessons slowly (no rush, education is less expensive and also subsidized in Canada and no political party plans to raise the interest rates on any student loans…) Currently, Kuli has been familiarizing himself with the ice itself, but witness it by yourself in the video below.

The most important thing is however,  that little Kuli the Pumi, won’t be a second class canine citizen and labeled as “MISCALLENAOUS” in Canada. He will be an equal player, a REAL PUMI,  according to the rules of the CKC.

“But what about the Quebecers?” little Kuli the Pumi was asked. He scratched his neck, (he still getting used to his collar) and said, “hey this is a multi-lingual country where people and dogs appreciate diversity and they can get along.  I guess, French Canadians simply will address me as Küli la petite Pümi…”

 click on video to start

http://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByuY5ZGwY317bjZad3hobkxKeTg/preview?pli=1 <—-click here