Welcome to The Closer to Home Litter

Eight puppies were born to Spook Nook Nukka and Sirius Rising Jon Snow (Baxter) on April 25, 2019. There are 3 males, and 5 females, with 4 being black and tan, and 4 being tawny. Time will tell if the muzzles on the tawny pups stay dark or lighten with time.

The last litter, Glacial Calves, took its inspiration from Greenland and its calving icebergs. The puppies were all named after cities in Greenland. This time we are bringing or Chinooks closer to home. The puppy names are taken from places in Spook Nook Chinook’s hometown of Cornwall, Connecticut. Through the puppies you will get a glimpse of this small hill town in southern New England, and some of its ponds, water courses, “mountains”, forests, and valleys.

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Tarradiddle (Tarra)

Female
Birthweight 9.0 oz.
Black and Tan
Silver Collar

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Tarradiddle Mountain may not be much of a mountain in the opinion of some, but we are only in the foothills of the Berkshires, and we are in Connecticut. While it is not visible in this photo, Tarradiddle rises sharply on the eastern bank of the Housatonic River just north of the village of West Cornwall

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Hawkins

Male
Birthweight 13.9 oz.
Tawny
Green Collar

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Hawkins Pond is a quiet little pond on one of our few remaining dirt roads in town. It is not unusual to see some migrating Mergansers, or other waterfowl taking a brief respite here.

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Mohawk (Mo)

Female
Birth Weight 12.0 oz.
Black and Tan
White Collar

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Mohawk Pond is a deep, spring-fed pond within the Mohawk State Forest that has become a popular fishing hole in both summer and winter. The trails adjacent to the pond are a favorite location for Spook Nook Chinooks to sled, bkjor, or skijor.

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Tanner

Female
Birth Weight 11.1 oz.
Tawny
Black Collar

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Tanner Brook has is beginnings just 1/2 mile from Spook Nook Chinooks’ home. It runs steeply down hill, then levels off as it runs through wetlands on its way to its junction with Birsdeye brook, which you will meet further on.

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Coltsfoot (Colt)

Male
Birth Weight 10.4
Tawny
Red Collar

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Coltsfoot Valley is a picturesque valley in the heart of Cornwall, just south of Cornwall Village. Coltsfoot Mountain borders the valley on the west, while the Cathedral Pines
flank the western edge.

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Ballyhack (Bally)

Female
Birth Weight 12.75
Black and tan
Light Blue Collar

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Ballyhack Forest/Preserve is home to an old growth forest containing white pines and hemlocks that are estimated to be some 200 hundred years old. The second largest white pine in the state is here. This forest is owned and protected by the Cornwall Conservation Trust.

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Housatonic (Housy)

Male
Birth Weight 12.6 oz
Tawny
Dark Blue Collar

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The Housatonic River is a well known trout stream popular with fly fishers from all around the country. It runs from western Massachusetts all the way down to Long island Sound, passing under the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, which opened in 1841. The river divides Cornwall, on the east bank, from the town of Sharon, on the west.

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Birdseye (Birdie)

Female
Birth Weight 12.15 oz
Tawny
Pink Collar

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Birdseye Brook meanders down from the North Cornwall marshes and swamps before tumbling down into Coltsfoot Valley, and Valley brook with an ultimate destination of the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound.

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Silver Hollow Day One Mug Shots and Profiles

Olderbark

Male
Birth Weight 18.1 oz
Silver Tawny
White Collar
Olderbark is a mountain in the Willow, NY area.

Willow

Female
Birth Weight 14.8 oz
Silver Tawny
Black Collar
Willow is the pups’ home town in the beautiful Catskill Mountains

Eighmey (Amy)

Female
Birth Weight 13.4 oz
Silver Tawny
Yellow Collar
Eighmey is a road in the Willow, NY area

Shady

Female
Birth Weight 14.2 oz
Tawny
Pink Collar
Shady is a nearby town

Warner

Male
Birth Weight 16.1 oz
Tawny
Blue Collar
Warner is a creek that runs through Silver Hollow and the home property

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Welcome to The Silver Hollow Litter

The Silver Hollow Litter arrived today in Willow, NY, 3 girls and 2 big boys. The dam and sire are Spook Nook Munjebel (from the Glacial Calves Litter of 2015, Narsaq, with the black ribbon), and Granite Hill High Noon (Lancet). You can find photos of mom and dad under “Satellite Litters”.

Individual photos of all the puppies should arrive here tomorrow. In the meantime, Munjebel is being a great mom. She and pups are all doing well.

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