As soon as we finished with photos of Xena, Savage & Athena, it was close to noon. While I went to pickup food, Matt met with Jacqueline from Dawghouse Bullies for some updated pics of Apache. Apache (pictured below at 9 months) was produced in the Big Red X Panda breeding.
After finishing with Jacqueline, we met back at Matt’s house for lunch. As soon as we finished eating it was back to the puppy pen. Clean, replace, feed. I’m informed we have customers arriving to pick up their new puppy in around 20 minutes.Despite his busy schedule, Matt takes his time with each and every customer, captures photos of each of them with the dogs and takes his time to get talk and get to know each of them beyond their shared love and appreciation of this breed.
VISITORS TRAVELING IN
The first of the visitors traveling in were the Jones family. They drove all the way from Kansas City to pick up their female puppy from the Venom X Baci litter.
2pm: As soon as the Jones family was pulling out, the next visitors were arriving. James and his brother were pulling in after making the drive to South Florida from Michigan to use Venom at Stud. After a few quick photos Venom was collected and the Stud Service was complete.
In close to 30 days they will bring their female in for an ultrasound, and hopefully call with the good news- that she’s expecting.
3pm: Matt gives Chunk some ice cold water and then sets him on the couch, it’s only 3 o’clock and the little fella has already had a busy day. As we are heading out the door I can hear Chunk already starting to snore. I can’t help but laugh, this dog is living every dude’s fantasy.Next we bring out a couple of the puppies from the Venom X Baci litter for photos.
VENOM X BACI PUPPIES
Next we had Nate was arriving with puppies from Venom X Lucy for photos and videos. This litter is 7 weeks old and time for Customers to make their picks. Matt and Nate took photos and videos from every possible angle to help the Venomline Customers who weren’t able to travel in make the best selection possible. Once they finish with the photos and video of each individual puppy, I am handed the camera to upload all of the photos.
When the photos are finally uploaded, Matt and Nate start going through and selecting photos of each and begin sending them over to Customers with reservations on the litter. For the next two hours we are sending photos and videos. We take more as Customers request certain angles, ask to see bites or certain angles of the puppies stacked. I listen as Matt objectively breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of each puppy in the litter to help each customer make the right pick.
VENOM X LUCY LUCIANA
After Customers have made their picks Nate is back with his puppies from one of his females. In addition to the litter they partnered on, Nate also purchased a Venom Stud Credit to use on one of his own females (that wasn’t co-owned)
Ok now these are too friggin’ cute! They almost look fake, like little stuffed teddy bears. I’m in love! Don’t get me wrong, the other puppies are amazing, but these little bear cubs are only 5 weeks old. Just look at this little guy! He’s smiling the entire time I am holding him. I can’t. Just when I think I can’t take anymore cuteness, Nate is back with this little guy’s brother.
VISITORS IN FROM COLUMBIA
By the time Matt & Nate finish with the Customers making their picks on the Venom X Baci litter it’s close to midnight. I was exhausted, in bed by 10pm and slept like a baby. By time I was up the following morning Matt was off to meet visitors from Columbia, so I got up cleaned the puppy pen and fed the puppies and then went to breakfast with Deanne. By the time we got back Matt was waiting with the truck already loaded up and it was time to meet more customers traveling in, walk and exercise dogs, drop off puppies and knockout a breeding. We didn’t get back to the house until close to 9pm.
I had to get some rest, I was physically sore from squatting for photos, my hamstrings were on fire from bathing dogs and constantly lifting or picking up things. Clearly that’s embarrassing to admit, and a definite sign I need to sign up for a gym membership. But I’ll be honest, this was a lot more work than I expected. I think I’ll stick to writing. Here are a few photos from my last day at the pocket bully kennel, before flying out the following morning.
VENOMLINE: POCKET AMERICAN BULLY KENNEL