Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fall Pics from Past Puppies

Fall is the greatest time of year (IMO). Not to hot- not too cold and perfect weather to hang outdoors and get the most with your furry friend. Below are some pictures that our MDG family members have sent our way....

Below is Ryley at Pompham beach in Maine. Dan informed us that when he was there in the summer Ryely loved to catch the waves- so they put a long lead on just in case he wanted to dive in the cold water...
Here is Ryely celebrating his first birthday on October 16th with his best friend Maria.

Here is Sable (Zinnia) in her backyard in Brooklyn enjoying a fall day.
Here she is on Halloween dressed in Lion's Mane.ROOOOOOOOOAR!

In Virginia, Lilly Mae plays with the fall leaves ...
and her sister Ginger gets ready for hunting season!! HAHAHAH

Lila and family take a relaxing break at their Maine retreat!
There Lila and Lynn walk almost 5 miles a day...

play ball on the beach...
and when its time to relax- she curls up with her daddy Ray...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Violet Comes Home

We are really excited that our Violet, also known as Ch. Schiely's Mystic Breeze is home. We picked her up in Albion, NY at the dog show. It was a fun weekend. I got to meet alot of really great breeders and see their puppies. Violet has settled in and is a joy to have in the house. I cut her show coat off and she has left that world behind. She has bonded with me and really likes Rose. She loves to play, gets along with everyone and I do not think she has a mean bone in her body. She is just tooo sweet- and a really wonderful pet. And now that her show career is over I am looking forward to her being just that. A lovely pet. She will not eat anything she is not suppose to - except likes to carry around Acorns from outside. She can run really really fast. She is really a very pretty girl . I am very proud of her. I would like to take this time to thank our handler, Kathy Korab for taking such wonderful care of her. She came back in such pristine condition - it was really a joy. We look forward to all great things from Violet including some super lovable, fancy show puppies. Welcome home Violet! You can see more of Violet on her page:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hot Dog Fest 2010

I am please to announce that this years 2nd Annual Hot dog fest was a great success. It was originally planned for July - but with temperatures reaching in the 100's it was postponed for a few months. And I am sure glad we did; the weather was absolutely perfect and the dogs got to run in the park. We recently widened the park some more- so the dirt was very fresh- but the dogs certainly did not mind- it called to them to DIG!
This year we added some fun with a relay race.
Teams were divided into Team Demspey and Team Dillon. The object was to pass a pooper scooper with a fake hot dog in it to your team members while racing (or for most walking briskly) with your dog on leash. There was no winner because of a miscount- but everyone sure had fun. Everyone brought something yummy to share and it was certainly a really fun day. There were shirts with the Original Hot Dog Fest Logo on them, an optional doggie grab bag, we had some lovely additions of perennials to add to the garden thanks to Lila, Lacey and Bailey
We even had a champagne toast for Cate and Troy (Sable aka Zinnia's parents) because they recently got engaged. We celebrated Daphne's birthday because it was her birthday the next day. In total there were 20 dogs and about 40 people. Thank you to everyone for all that they brought and for taking such wonderful care of their dogs and socializing them so an event like this can take place. Thanks for all that shared pictures too!! See you next year!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Puppy Updates

Occassionaly we get some updates pics from our puppies. Here are some I have been meaning to post:
Duffy sitting fluffy.

Rory, Magan and Abe at Central Park, NYC.

Angel studying hard after a great dinner....

Teaghan and Duhblain enjoying the lake their summer home in Maine:)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Logo for Moondrop Gardens

I am not a great illustrator- but Sandy Gilette is. She followed my instructions to a tee and together we created a new logo that I am in love with. Thanks Sandy!

I also commissioned Sandy to also do a illustration of our gang. She captivated everyone wonderfully. It is entitled "In the Garden". If you would like a custom illustration done you can contact her at She is timely, easy to work with and in my opinion very affordable. You can find her on etsy here: Supatoon

Friday, July 23, 2010

Where is LILY???????

Lily is co-pilot and accompanies her dad Marty on his jounreys all across America for deliveries. Recently we decided to follow Lily and keep you updated on her travels riding shotgun. . She is having a blast traveling around the country. She have been in Ny,Pa,Oh,In,Il,Wi,Ia,Mo,Ar,Tn,Ga,Sc,Nc,Wv,Va,Mn,Mi, and Al. Not bad for her first two weeks on the road. Below you will find an assortment of pics Marty sent to us. Enjoy! Where will Lilly be next? This is called extreme socialization:) we love it. And so does LILY! Marty says she loves everyone she meets except for Bugs.....LOL!

Lake Michigan

Lilly sees snow for the first time.

Rattlesnake Mountain near North Washington

Lily and The Arch

Lily's first TeePee

Have to sleep sometimes?

Lilly and the Log Cabin

Lilly's first encounter with a Dino- she obviously scared him away!

Lilly and the 19th Century Montana Prison

Lily crossing the Mississippi

Bear Mountain, Montana

Lily at an Amish Farm in Topeka, Indiana

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Daniel at Moondrop Gardens

Yesterday was a hard day for us. We had to put my 10 year old cat Daniel to sleep. They think cancer. Daniel was my first pet that I ever had of my own. He loved me like no other and he was my first baby. He took me through alot of hard times in my life and gave me a reason to get up in the morning on some of those days i did not want to (before of course my human child came along). He acted like a dog bc he knew how much I always wanted one. He was devoted, gentle and connected to me in every way. When we moved and after I was home with Rose and got the dogs- Daniel had to share me with them- but had solace in the fact that when it came down to it he was the only one who could fit in my lap and took advantage of it every time he could get. Daniel seemed to not be himself for a few weeks and last Thursday I took him to the vet- they did blood work and everything checked in OK- but he seemed to be sensitive to his kidney area to be touched. I made an appointment to have an ultrasound for Monday. Daniel's health drastically declined and Sunday night I took him in to the Emergency clinic. They did X-rays and said that he had alot of air in his belly and intestines and that most likley they were thinking cancer. It was the hardest thing for me to do- but the way he looked at me I felt that he was telling me it was OK- he was ready. I was there for him and it was hard to let go- but I wanted to share the most amazing part of my story.
When I left the vets the RAIN poured down on me and I felt like all those drops were my tears and there were so many of them and it was how I felt. But after I got out of the car again- and looked in the sky there was a Rainbow. I took a picture of it bc no one would have believed me if I told them. Jim was in awe. The rainbow to me signified not only Daniels PRIDE- but Rainbow Bridge where he will be meeting me one day. I thanked God for giving me that sign- it gave me closure and is helping me cope. I am still in the very early part of my grieving- but I have HOPE and know that Daniel is where he of course was meant to go and he will be meeting me there..

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Little Buck aka Demspey

In Memorium of
Buck, also known as
April 19, 2010 - July 2, 2010
We are sorry to hear of the loss of Lala and Dillon's puppy,
DEMSPEY who recently passed at his veterinarian's office due to a freak accident.
You will be in our hearts always.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Obedience class with Rose

While attending Obedience Class with Sassy - Rose went around the course with Kerry Blue Terrier, Belle (the instructor Carol's dog) to show Sassy how it was done. Rose caught on very quickly and here is a glimpse of what an obedient dog should look like. Sassy has some more years of training to learn..LOL! Rose did rather well for not really knowing how to read fluently at the age of 5.
See the video Here:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Puppies Go Home

It's that time again to say goodbye to our babies. As always they all touched our hearts at Moondrop Gardens and not one will be forgotten. They were so wonderfully tempered and were really really beautiful. I enjoyed my time with them all so much. I know each puppy will have a wonderful family to spoil them and I am glad that I met them all.
last pic together

Delilah's Fly Boys

Dragonfly now Brady will be loved by Megan and John from Albany.

Firefly aka Duffy will be spoiled by Hank and Rolene.

Lala's Forest Friends

Buck aka Demspey will be treasured by Gloria and Phil of Beacon, NY.

Bunny, now Lilly Mae will be cuddled by the Smith's from Virginia.

Bobcat, now Ripley will be cherished by the Smith's from Connecticut