Boy Wonder "Robin" In Memory

I was just spending a little time with our boy Cave, Robin’s son. He has been a bit lonely since Robin’s passing, and yet he is helping me in the tender way he learned from his dad. Only Robin knew how to give a human just what was needed at just the right time. Every time I look at our logo I think of Robin with that gentle extended paw.

Robin and Cave were always together. I think Cave inherited the best of both his parents. We are just realizing some of these endearing qualities in Cave since Robin is no longer beside him.

Robin seemed to age overnight.

In the last few years we’ve been very aware that we have a number of elders. Robin was not the one we were prepared to say goodbye to. There is never a good time for goodbye, but in our hearts we fully recognized the right time.


Robin leaves behind a true legacy and our lives would never have been the same if he had not been part of our family. Many of our puppy parents with a Lab sired by Robin understand how special he was and how blessed we all were to have him touch our lives.

Until we meet again my friend…God speed.

In memory of Robin

May The Fourth 2019

Puppy families of our Star Wars Moon crew are celebrating 2 years old today! Everyone sent a photo of their Moon puppy today and special thanks to Andy and Bentley (Mara’s parents) for putting together this special collection of all the puppies. Enjoy them then and now!

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Happy Birthday to all puppies and parents!

Billi's Little Bit of Southern Charm

When we chose our names for Billi’s litter we didn’t realize there actually is a show called “Southern Charm”. I guess we don’t watch BravoTV very often.

Billi had her puppies Saturday. How odd we have had 2 daytime deliveries. We are thankful for this as the last few days before delivery can be unsettling for all. She had an uneventful labor and delivery. For this we are always very thankful.

Tired Momma with her babies

Tired Momma with her babies

We will be have a few puppies available from both litters. When we hear from all our parents with reservations about their preferences, we can post what is available!

Stormy Weather

Our first Spring puppies have arrived! Stormy delivered 8 big healthy puppies today. I think it must have been the super moon that prompted her to go into labor. Of course, it could have been that today was her due date. She had 4 boys and 4 girls. Simply fantastic!


All puppies were over a pound and all are nursing quite well. Stormy is settling in and ready for a nice quiet night loving her puppies. This may just be the beginning of the storm this weekend. Billi is also due any day with her puppies.

Busy time, it must finally be Spring!

Waiting for Spring

Miss Billi soaking up the Sunday sunshine.       She is due March 25.

Miss Billi soaking up the Sunday sunshine. She is due March 25.

The first part of 2019 has been a busy breeding time at the CaveInn. Stormy, Billi, and Moon are settling into the 2nd half of their pregnancies without incident. I’m such a worrier and watch each girl every day eat, drink and poop - yes, poop! You can tell a lot about a dog by their poop. Truly, I’m not crazy, just a helicopter dog Mom.

Stormy is the first girl due about March 21. We expect her to deliver charcoal and silver puppies and also expect this crew to all be spoken for. We are so excited for our parents waiting for the arrival of their new puppy!

Blue Moon due April 1st with all white puppies.

Blue Moon due April 1st with all white puppies.

The winter weather has been challenging with more snow and blizzards than we’ve seen in many years. The kids love the snow, but time outside in -30 degrees is limiting at best. You might say the troops are getting restless! Here we are into March when our temps should be in the 30’s and there’s another winter storm due to pass through this weekend.

We are very fortunate to have numerous large areas to allow the kids to play ball inside and get plenty of time to burn off energy. Nothing is as good as the outdoors, but at 25 below floor heat is pretty darn nice!

Stormy, our 1st girl due March 21.

Stormy, our 1st girl due March 21.

It's All About the Eyelashes


Halloween is just days away and Moon’s little leaves are ready for trick or treating! They tried on their pumpkin costumes and today practiced “the look” that usually works for food.

The white puppies always intrigue me with their beautiful eyelashes and dark eyes and nose. The new kid on the CaveInn block, King Lynus, is maturing into quite a stunning young man. It won’t be long before his final testing is complete and we will be planning for more white puppies.


Lynus is developing his own style and royal presence among a pretty impressive group of adult Labs. He gets along with everyone. Gunther has taken Lynus under his wing and seems to be showing him the ropes as he matures.

Cave is most interested in hangin’ with his dad, Robin. Every day we have with our elder Labs is a blessing. Robin has set a great example for Cave to follow in his paw prints.

Miss Breeze is ready to enter our CaveInn breeding program this next year. We are so pleased with her maturity and she certainly has the best of both mom and dad (Moon & Cave).

King Lynus

Should Lynus be her partner in 2019, we will look forward to stunning white and yellow puppies! It will be a rebuilding year as new Labs will enter and many will retire. We’ve never felt the passage of time as much as we have this year. The future is exciting and will be filled with more improvements and color!

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze

Happy Halloween!


Mossy Oak & Blue Moon

Mossy and Moon arrived at the CaveInn together in mid-October when they were just 8 weeks old. Here we go headed into the colder months and raising 2 puppies. These two were quite the pair and continue today to be best of friends.


Moon has always been the spirited one, always curious. Mossy has been our big bear with a heart of gold. Their birthdays are just a day apart and have recently turned 6. This is really about the time we retire our girls from raising puppies and begin a leisure life, or move on to complete a new family all their own.

Mossy was bred with Cave one last time and things seemed to be progressing normally with a nice belly and developing as we would expect.

This is where I need to say that breeding is not for the faint of heart.

Mossy began spotting. She was acting very normal, but this was not normal. Off to the vet we go and after a few tests and xrays we left with medicine and instructions to keep her quiet and a close eye on her. The xray did confirmed her pregnancy, but there was concern about her being able to carry to term. We were ready for anything. It was a pretty quiet week and we returned the next week for more xrays. This confirmed that she had miscarried. But how? Why?


I think this is as much of a mystery for canines as for humans. At this point Mossy’s milk had come in and she was physically ready for puppies. We cried together as we helped her through the weeks that followed. We were fortunate there was no crisis with Mossy and she has indeed recovered nicely. She is still sleeping between us and ends up with her head on my pillow most nights. That’s okay, well done our majestic Mossy. Her puppies are her legacy and we will treasure every update we receive.

Moon was also bred with Cave and due just days after Mossy. Her xray revealed what looked like 5 puppies. All was good and she began labor right on her due date. This was a longer labor for Moon, but she did deliver 5 beautiful white babies. Her very first puppy was one of the smallest ever born here.

This was reminiscent of her litter in May of 2017. There was one puppy born very small yet was actively nursing and we had hope she would survive.

Moon’s StarWars Crew from May, 4, 2017

Moon’s StarWars Crew from May, 4, 2017

This sweet little one did not survive. I was with her and Moon as she faded away. One of the toughest days for me.

So here we were with yet another very small girl. She gained a little weight which was encouraging and was nursing well. On day 3 I decided to begin sponge feeding her goats milk, I went to get the supplies I needed and when I returned to the nursery, she was gone. We had named her Goldie and we were going to do all we could to help her thrive.

Little Goldie on the end

Little Goldie on the end

Moon was a bit out of sorts. We let Goldie stay with her for a little while hoping this may help her cope. Moon is an amazing Lab and momma. I stayed close by her in the nursery all this week and I’m happy to say she’s back to her spirited self. We went for a nice walk today and she enjoyed getting out to stretch her legs. She is smiling again and loving on her 4 little leaves as they nurse and are getting very round.

Moon will be retired in 2019.

Time just seems to slip away. These two beautiful. loyal girls will always have a part of our hearts and have given many parents happy, healthy puppies!

Well done.

Puppies have all traveled home!

The Zodiac puppies are over 5 weeks old and looking forward to vaccinations and microchips coming up soon! They are completely on solid food and playing like crazy with toys and each other.

The Zodiacs have all traveled home. What a joy these colorful kids have been at the CaveInn.