Christmas Pups!


Hmmmm – so apparently my web people – yes, I have web people (who knew??) automatically upgraded my stuff.   If anyone knows me, change is not something I’m a big fan of, but we will see how this goes…. – if you hear someone sobbing in a corner, let me know and I’ll check a mirror, okay?

So there are a couple pups still looking for Christmas homes!  What other present will you give yourself that you will still be loving on in 18 years?  

There are two boys – same mom, same dad and oh so different.  I don’t judge.  I have two brothers.  One is five ten and bald.  The other is six five and is still brushing a full head of hair, which is hardly fair because no one ever looks down on it.  But!   The pups are both Chinese Cresteds – Nicholas is considered a hairless, though he has quite a bit of hair.  Very good pup for those with mild allergies and who just kinda don’t like hair.    


Then there is Tiny Tim – who, despite his name is a  big, fluffy, bundle of love and kisses.   He has hair and will enjoy your de stressing time of brushing.  Just as good as yoga!  

Tiny Tim

He’s adorable!

$400 each and ready to go home to be your best friend next week, just in time for Christmas!  Or they can hang out here till after your parties are over.    Some people have lives, I hear.  I just hang out with the dogs.  They appreciate it, I’m sure. 

There is also one Mini Poodle/Chinese Crested mix – CrestiePoo!   – left from a litter. His name is Oliver and won’t be ready to go home till mid January.   Can you think of a better time?  He will be home in time for lots of long winter night couch snuggles, popcorn sharing, crisp morning walks,  keeping your feet warm in bed.      He can’t wait!  $350 and $100 holds with weekly updates till he goes home!

Too cute!

Contact me soon for more information –   

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Got your tree up?

Are you doing a tree? I have mine up  but nothing under it yet.  I keep thinking – let’s just keep the presents safe.   What’s under yours?  I know a few pups who would not only be the best present under the tree this year, but also for the next 18 years.  What other present can say that?  They might as well give up and go to the Isle of Misfit Toys now!

Nicholas and Tiny Tim are both Chinese Crested boys and are ready to go home Christmas week!  Nicholas will be much less hairy – he will have the typical Crested bald spots and Tim will be a fluffy bundle of love.



Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

Adorable, right?  Either will be a wonderful addition to your family life.   $400 each  $100 holds until Christmas week (or after if you are busy).

Then we have Mini Poodle/Chinese Crested mixes.  One little sable girl ($400) and 2 little black and white boys ($350 each) who were just born 11/25 so won’t be ready to home till mid January.   Just in time for long winter  night cuddles under the blanket and in front of the fire, crisp morning walks and more love that you can handle.




Oh – and shhhhh……don’t tell anyone….. but we have a brand new dachshund litter just born 12/6.   2 boys – one a silver blue, one a dark red, and two girls – reddish and white and dark brown and white.   My last litter was homed before they were a week old so if you have any interest contact me asap.   Aren’t they adorable!!!  $500 each – $100 holds till they are ready to home!

2 girls, 2 boys

dachshund litter

they reek of cute!

I hope you all have a great holiday!

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Time for Joy and Time for…Yukon Cornelius?

I love Rudolph!  The movie,  you know, the one with Burl Ives as the snowman.  Does the snowman have a name?  Huh.  Wait…..OH!  Google is your friend, my friends.   Sam the Snowman!  How could I have watched this for years and not known this?  I guess I was too busy hanging out waiting for the hunky prospector to show up.   Sigh…. yes, I’m easily impressed, why do you ask?

Anyway!   Now that I have my head away from cute beards and ‘staches –  let’s talk about puppies, because that is why you are really here, right?   There are two little boys ready to go home for Christmas.  What other present under the tree will be loved 18 years from now?  Not even a new car!  Well, maybe a Corvette?  But a puppy will.   They are ready to be your best friend for the rest of their lives.  Are you needing some unconditional love?  I’ve got it for you.   Two little Chinese Crested boys – look at those eyes  – they are searching for homes!




There is also Tiny Tim.  Yes, the Scrooge with Mr. Magoo is the only real one, in my opinion.   He is a soft cuddly bundle of fluff and love.

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

They were born 11/6 and are ready to go home around Christmas.  $400 each – $100 deposit holds till you are ready for them!

Then we have a brand new set of babies born 11/25..  2 black and white males, one sable female.  These are mini poodle/Crested mixes and will be ready to home mid January.    Put a collar and leash under the tree and they will be ready to come home after your life calms down again!

Sable girl 

Black and white boys

Girl is $400  – boys are $350.  $100 holds with weekly pictures till homed.

So – what are your favorite Christmas movies?

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The Christmas Pups!

You looking for the best present under your tree AND your best friend for the next 18 years?  Guess what I have! Both of them, wrapped up in a sweet fuzzy, kissy, playful ball of love:

Thinking of a poodle?  Lucky you!  We have a few – females are $500 – males $450  – a hundred deposit holds till pick up around Christmas.

Everyone needs a Cousin Eddie to liven up their lives! What will he think of next? No one knows! But we do know, he will make us laugh!

Mom is a toy poodle, dad is a mini poodle. He will be smaller and adorably fun! Ready to home around Christmas week – are you smarter than a poodle?  HA! Don’t fool yourself!

Cousin Eddie

Cousin Eddie

And every Cousin Eddie needs a Clark!



Then there are the sisters!   Sweet Holly and Sugar Cookie –

Sweet Holly

Sweet Holly

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie

Oh and we have the Chinese Cresteds!   Born 11/6.   Dad is a tiny 8 pound HL – mom is about 15 pounds of puff, so they will be small, but sturdy, active and most of all, loving.    This is the pup for loyalty and devotion.  Whatever you want – weirdly, they do too!  Take a long walk? Sure!  Cuddle on the couch for days – how did you know?   Long drives or visits to nursing homes?  Got you covered!   One girl – two boys!

Twinkle Starr

Twinkle Starr

Yukon Cornelius

Yukon Cornelius

Yukon, as you can see, doesn’t have much hair but isn’t a ‘true’ hairless.  He can be easily shaved down, though, or you can let his fuzz be.  He won’t care. Great for the allergy prone or someone who just wants unusual.

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

There you are – all will be ready to home Christmas week or can hang out here a while, until you recover from your New Year’s hangover or Christmas vacation.    Just remember – these are not one and done’s.  They are not just presents to go under the tree to be discarded in Feb when it’s sleeting out, pup needs to pee and you don’t want to deal.  You get to deal for the next 18 years.   I expect that from my people…and the pups expect that from you too.

However – I do help with housebreaking – I will send you information and there is a page on my website –   that I’m starting to put product information on.  Check it out!   You will thank me next time it sleets.

Contact me soon – or  and leave me a message.  You will have the best present under the tree!


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Christmas, Christmas, time is near, time for joy and….

Time for puppies!  What could be better than a puppy under the tree?  Why, YES, you are right – a best friend for the next 18 years!    Guess what there are here?  Again – look how smart you are – yes,  your new best friend and ready to go home around Christmas time!    (Or they can hang out here a while till you get back from vacation.  No worries.)

First of all we have Chinese Cresteds – 3 girls and 2 boys, all puffs, but one hairless male. These will be small, delightful, dancing little dogs who don’t bark much, love kids and adults, love to please and be with their people.  The perfect dogs for long walks and longer snuggles on the couch watching their favorite sappy Christmas movie!   None of them should exceed 15 pounds but all will be sturdy, healthy, happy babies who will be the best thing you did for yourself this year.  Girls are $450, boys are $400 – $100 deposit holds till Christmas with weekly updates and pictures till home time.

Noelle Joy

Noelle Joy

Twinkle has more white on her face.

Twinkle (on top) and Clarice

Then the two boys – Yukon is going to be a hairless – perfect if you like unusual dogs, or have a family with allergies!   He will have hair on his head, legs and tail but his body will have only a bit of fuzz which is easily shaved down.

Yukon Cornelius

Tiny Tim

Pink – the cat keeping watch over Yukon and Tiny Tim

Then we have the Poodles!   Mom is a sable with a hint of apricot toy and Dad is my infamous playboy  black mini poodle.   They were born within 12 hours of the Cresteds because I don’t need sleep!!!!!  True fact.     4 Boys and  2 Girls

Cousin Eddie and Clark

Candy Cane and Sugar Cookie (f)



Hey, I’m tired, how about you?  Want a long winter’s nap?  Got any sugarplums?

Contact me soon – $100 deposit holds your new best friend!

Oh, and I will have a Christmas novella coming out soon – more details when I get them, but it will be free for 24 hours!   His Christmas Elf by Megan McCoy.   I’ll let you know when you can download it!

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Puppies and Stuff

Ready to go home at the end of November, there are a few fat, sweet, lumps of adorableness looking for homes.   Just now starting to develop personalities, they are Mini Poodle/Chinese Crested mixes.  Some look just like dad – others won’t have the curly hair he does, and are marked more like their black and white mom.

There are two boys – Luke and Blake.

Luke looks just like his dad!

Then there are the girls – Cassadee, Kacey, Miranda and Maren!

The girls

Maren is all black.  Cassadee has the gorgeous eyes.   Kacey has the mostly black head and Miranda has the cute little ears.

They are all going to be great little companion dogs. Raised in the house, not a kennel, loved on daily, about ten – 15 pound fully grown and smart as they are cute.   They will park play, couch snuggle, bed sleep and want to be fed from the table – hey – their folks do (and occasionally get some.  My babies are spoiled.)

$350 for the boys, $400 for the girls  $100 holds with weekly pictures and updates till they are ready to go home.    Contact me with questions!  – Kates Kennel on Facebook /

On a different note – I have a new book coming out soon –  Thursday, Nov 1!

Here is the cover – I LOVE it!!

You can check out the rest of my books on Amazon:

Did that work?  It looks weird – anyway  – Megan  McCoy in the kindle store!

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Meet The Cresteds!

Why am I humming ‘meet the Flinstone’s’ in my head? I’m so easily swayed – and I happen to love music.  I can’t sing or play, but by gosh, I’m a real good listener!   So – meet Blake and Luke!  Cassadee, Kacey, Miranda and Maren!   Their mom is an AKC registered Chinese Crested puff.

She has lots of hair as you can see – thus the ‘puff’ designation.

Then there is the hairless dad – Elvis.   Though he is called hairless, he does have hair on his head, tail and feet, and a bit of body fuzz.

These pups all take after Mom.  Apparently only my male poodle has The Strong Genes.  Too bad!  So they are all puffs.  They will all have hair, everywhere, but probably not in their ears.  That seems to be a poodle thing and eww.

Cresteds are great little dogs – when you come to my house and hear barking, it is not the perfect Cresteds.  It’s the dachshunds and poodles and OMG the yorkie.  This is why I only have one yorkie.  She is LOUD – but completely adorable.

But she has nothing to do with this litter….

This litter is all Chinese Crested.


Luke and Maren are all black, and Blake, Miranda, Kacey and Cassadee are all different splotches of black and white, like Mom.   They should be 10-15 pounds fully grown, adorable, fun, loyal to their people, socially friendly to strangers and family, great bed snugglers, good with kids and older people, and everyone in between.   They are well socialized here, raised in the tv room, used to house noises and kids.  When they get older they will get hauled to the home to visit and get handed around to nurses and residents.   First shots, dewormed three times and the start of potty pad training.

Girls are $500, boy are $450  – $100 deposit holds with weekly updates and pictures till they go home. Contact me soon – here or on Facebook.  Email – or 217-454-2730

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Thigh high in puppies

How lucky can one person be?    There are several puppies looking for homes and you want to know all about them, don’t you?  I knew it!

There are four boys seeking their forever people.   Three solid black males (other than a bit of white under a throat or on the occasional paw, just like mini poodle daddy), and one black and white baby boy.

They are Mini Poodle/Chinese Crested mixes, and they all look just like dear old Poodle dad whose genes are strong.   $100 holds till ready to home next week, and then $200 cash on delivery.  These will be  loyal, loving, smart family dogs.   Fitting in with an active family or a laid back retired person or being the  ‘practice child’ for a young couple, you can not go wrong with  one of these pups – perfect temperaments, the ability to adapt to situations and learn faster than you can.  Sorry, it’s a poodle thing.   They are just intelligent and we can only try to keep up.

Then we have a brand new litter – a week old tomorrow!  These are pure Chinese Crested puffs.   Look it up – it is a thing! Mom is a puff, dad is a hairless.  His genes are not as strong as the poodle dad, I guess, no hairless in this litter.  Sigh.   Oh well – these, too, will be great family dogs.  Mom is a lover.   Dad is a cat….well, I always say he acts like one anyway!  Likes to lay in the sunshine and likes to be his own adorable self.  Here he is – Elvis!

Isn’t he cute??   His pups are too.  4 girls, 2 boys.

The two boys

The four girls

Girls are $500, boys are $450.  $100 holds till ready to home, with weekly pictures and updates as they grow!  Contact me soon!

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Where does your new best friend live?

Why, here, of course!   But that isn’t quite what I meant.    Where are they born? In a  kennel in the yard?    Where do they grow to be big puppies and ready for their forever homes?  Underfoot or outside in the barn?

Well.  Like I’ve said before, many many puppies are born on my bed.  I KNOW – but the linens wash, and I have towels handy. Plus a whelping pen I can move them to as soon as I know things are happening.   I take my moms to bed with me the last few days before they are due.  I realize some pups (and people’s) babies are born on a schedule.  Mine, hey, they like to pick the worst or most inconvenient times and, conspire –  Let us arrive!  Why not?   She had three hours sleep last night – tonight seems perfect to show up!  Since she will be sleeping hard, I can fit in a few before she moves us!

Before the pups are born, I bring the moms down here in the writing room during the day where we all hang out.  And while there are 4 open crates, a couple couches and a recliner for them to go in, most chose to have them on my foot. Again, why not?   They know who loves them and will take care of them.    But then they are moved to my bedroom till they open their eyes.

Then – this happens.


This is in the dining room and front tv room, away from the bigger dogs, but still in ear shot and that is where we eat, I fold laundry, hang out, etc.   They are well socialized there.   (As are my bigger dogs here who for some reason are going crazy ‘it’s raining!!!  We don’t want out but but but!’  LOL!  Silly dogs.  I threw them some new toys to distract them and we are playing. )

I tried to take some pictures of the poodle mix pups looking for homes – they just had a bath today and I deep cleaned the pen while they were drying – and…they were not wanting to pose.  But!

4 boys, 2 girls – poodle crested mixes – 15 pounds max full grown and Adorable.  Look just like their poodle dad – but their hair will be easier to care for.   $350 brings anyone home  Ready to home weekend of the 20th!   Contact me soon for information and better pictures of these adorable babies!

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Poodle Mix Pups!

Yes, I have puppies – an entire litter of adorable pups!   Their mom is our precious Stella Orkarina – Stell, Rin, Rina – and this is her last litter.   I got her for my son after his dad passed away and she is ready to retire and be his full time pillow..  The kid is over her being gone for a few months every couple years while she has a litter of pups and wants her back in his bed full time.   I can’t blame him – I have a couple dogs I sleep with, and he only has her.

She has the best temperament.   Great kid dog, great family dog and while these pups all look just like their playboy poodle dad, we hope they get mom’s perfect personality.    I’m working on it.   And so is she.  Dad made his genetic contribution and he’s so moving on to greener pastures.

Anyway – they should be about 10-12 pounds fully grown – great size for your growing family.  Not too big to be picked up, and small enough to lap sit – and they will want to, I promise!

There are 2 girls   – one is black and white, Puffin,  and one is solid black, Darjeeling – like the exotic tea.  What else should a Crestie-poo if not exotic?

And there are three boys – Caviar, Oreo and Smokey.  Oreo, obviously is black and white – the others are solid black.

Ready to be home before Halloween to help you hand out candy or be dressed up and adorable (keep the chocolate for yourself, no matter how they beg!).

Do you see your new best friend?   Contact me soon – $350 for any of them, and $100 deposit holds, with weekly pictures till they are ready to go home!  –  217 454 2730 – leave a message

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