March, 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The first mastectomy was done almost immediately, followed the next week by a
second lymphectomy as the cancer had already begun to spread.  Chemo began two weeks after that. My daughter Olivia, then nine
years old, and I live alone.  Taking care of me and the dogs on her own while I battled this disease and struggled through my treatments
was simply more than she could do.  After much deliberation, we decided it would be best to spay our girls and find them new families.  
We spayed and placed all of the adults and puppies we'd held back, keeping only Vanna and Jersey.    Months later, when my chemo was
finally nearing an end, Sue Abeln of Kitsue Poodles invited us to visit.  The day of my last treatment we set out for Oklahoma (a friend
driving).  That may sound crazy, but with two more surgeries ahead of me sooner was better than later.    While there we  enjoyed a
much needed weekend of rest and relaxation in the company of a good friend.  She introduced us to everyone, some dogs familiar from
our last visit, some new, and a reunion with Luna who was born here.  At that time she asked who we would like to bring home with us.  
The three girls below came to us from Kit-Sue to help restore our breeding program.
Kit-Sue's Tri-Color Tailor
Tailor is a blue phantom marked
parti whose energy and zest for
life livened up our home
considerably! She was retired
spring of 2012.
Shy Anne
Kit-Sue's Shy Anne Wanna Parti
ShyAnne is a brown & white parti  
who feels that more time should be
spent on your lap that on the
Kit-Sue's Maize of Color
Maize is a cream sable & white parti out
of UKC CH Lujaxs The Masterharper and
UKC CH Kitsue's Legend Lives On.   Her
quiet dignity and loving nature have
stolen my heart. She will be here with us
Yet again she manages to help herself
before we can unpack the treats!
Weight  65 - 70 lbs.
Height  26"
Weight   55 - 60 lbs.
Height  25"
Height  25"
Weight  48 lbs.
ShyAnne shared one litter of
puppies with us, giving us Poppy to
share our home. ShyAnne has been
retired and is presently living a life
of luxury with her new family in
My beloved Maize was tragically hit by a car October
21st, 2011.  She got over the fence somehow and was hit
across the street from our house on her way home.  
While she should not have been out, if the car that hit
her had been obeying the speed limit in our residential
area, she would have survived her injuries.  
Unfortunately,  that person was driving nearly double
the limit.  Her injuries were numerous and severe, and
we had to let her go.   Be it a day or a decade from
today,  my heart will still be mourning the loss of my
beautiful Maize.  The part of my heart she owns is
forever her's and will be restless until we are reunited.
Our Girls
Thank you, Sue, for all of your love and support. You are always there for us whether I need your shoulder to cry on, your
wisdom and experience to bounce ideas off of, or your help in keeping our house full of the pitter-patter of furry feet...without
which it would not be a home.      ~ Much love, Lisa & Olivia
Snow Creek Joplin

Silverbeige Phantom
Born Here
LaFleche's She's Headin' For
The Woods
Emmie is a lovely silver
phantom who joins us
courtesy of our friend Molly of
Molly's darling Doodles in
northern Michigan.
Snow Creek Siren

Parti Phantom
Born Here
Snow Creek Firefly

Red Sable
Born Here
Snow Creek Crickett
Silverbeige Brindle Parti
Born Here