October 17, 2011 - The Enchantment Litter

The Enchantment Litter

We are proud to announce the arrival of
The Enchantment Litter
Whelped October 17, 2011
Dam: Jr. CH Starborn’s Diamond in the Sky of Kailani "Lani"
Sire: CH Caribbean Dreambeat of Kailani "Kai"

We believe this is the first Havana Silk Dog litter born in New Mexico, so we decided to name the litter “The Enchantment Litter,” as New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment. Lani whelped 4 beautiful pups. She had her first puppy at 7:15 this morning. She had her last at 9:45 a.m. The names we've picked out are the puppies' temporary names. The new owners can choose thier own names for their forever homes.

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We’d like to welcome (click my image)




Zia Puppy #2 - 07:35 mst

gold brindle pied with 4 white feet, white tip of tail, white blaze, white belly, white on chest
 weighs 7.0 oz.


Duke  Puppy #1 - 07:15 mst

white and black parti: white with all black head, a couple spots of black on his rear end, half black, half white tail
weighs 7.7 oz.

Kit  Puppy #4 - 09:45 mst

weighs 5.8 oz


Rio  Puppy #3 - 08:20 mst

weighs 7.9 oz.




The red symbol found in the center of New Mexico’s state flag is called a "Zia." The simple and meaningful design is an ancient symbol of the sun. The Zia Indians of New Mexico regard the Sun as sacred. Their symbol for the sun (a red circle with groups of rays pointing in four directions) is painted on ceremonial vases, drawn on the ground around campfires, and used to introduce newborns to the Sun.

Four is the sacred number of the Zia and is seen repeated in the four points radiating from the circle, each consisting of four bars. To the Zia Indians, the number four represents:

  • the four points of the compass (east, west, north, and south)
  • the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter)
  • the four periods of each day (morning, noon, evening, and night)
  • the four seasons of life (childhood, youth, middle years, and old age)

the Zia's belief that with life comes four sacred obligations: one must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of others.

Christopher “Kit” Carson was a famous Mountain Man who lived and died in nearby Taos, New Mexico. I don’t think Mr. Carson will mind us naming this spunky little female puppy after him.
gorgeRio is named for the Rio Grande, which flows 450 miles from north to south through the state of New Mexico. The beautiful Rio Grande Gorge near Taos is an 800 foot deep chasm with whitewater rafting.

abq logoDuke - Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is called the Duke City. At the beginning of the 17th century, the area that would one day become Albuquerque was called Bosque Grande de San Francisco Xavier. In 1706, the ambitious provisional governor of the territory, Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, petitioned the Spanish government for permission to establish the bosque as a formal villa and call it Alburquerque, after Viceroy Francisco Fernandez de la Cueva, the Duke of Alburquerque. Later the spelling was changed because some influential person couldn't pronounce the "R" in Alburquerque. The city is still nicknamed "Duke City.”

This puppy is also one tough cowboy, and the “Duke” happens to be daughter Kenna’s favorite movie star.

Just for Fun

New Mexico State Question

In 1996 the New Mexico State Legislature passed a House Joint Memorial declaring "Red or Green?" as the official state question. This refers to the question always asked whether one prefers red or green chile when ordering New Mexican cuisine. 


Day 7 


We’ve spent the week nursing and napping. Boy, have we grown! We’re about twice as big as we were at birth. Mama Lani takes good care of us. We love to burrow under her silky hair until we disappear.



Week 2






Week 3


Week 4

 We have had a big week just learning how to play.

Kinsey (Zia)




Kinsey having a Princess Moment
(Click Me)

Desi (Duke)

Week 6

 Hope you and your family had a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!