One of life's greatest joys is having a pet dog. They bring you so much love and happiness, companionship and enjoyment that we can't imagine life without them.
CH HoneyRun's ZAC
The meaning of the name Zac: 'The Lord remembers'
Born on Valentine's Day February 14, 2012
ZAC - First day at his new home 4/6/12 at 7 weeks old..
Summer time is a happy time for Zac and Billy - - July 29, 2013 - Central Park
Zac July 3 2013
Tuesday February 14th, 2012 - Valentine's day - Zac is born.
Monday 2/27/2012 - "Zac is really starting to get up on his feet now. He's amazing. Most pups don't really start to walk until they are 2.5 or 3 weeks old. He was wrestling with his sister today, so adorable"!
Friday 3/9/2012 - Zac gives puppy kisses! "We have a kisser in the house"!
Sunday 3/18/2012 - Zac is putting on about a pound a week!
Tuesday 3/27/2012 -
Zac received his microchip today. He is now registered with the AKC. Zac is now out and about with his mom Barry. Feeling very comfortable with being outside, he is really enjoying it.
Thursday 3/29/2012 - Zac did well with his puppy check-up today and received his health certificate. He is weighing in at 11 pounds. Checked out great!! He did really well with the car ride.
Saturday 3/31/2012 - Zac likes country music, "Taylor Swift"!
Sunday 4/1/2012 - Zac's mom Barry jumping into the pond today and Zac is running around the pond wondering what his mom was doing.
Friday 4/6/2012 - Zac will be coming to his NEW home in Manhattan.
Thursday 5/3/2012 - Friday 5/11/2012 - Zac takes Washington DC by storm! From the Four Seasons Hotel to The White House!
Friday 5/18/2012 - Zac is officially housebroken! YEAH!
Monday 5/21/2012 - Zac did his first successful jump into my bed!
Friday 6/1/2012 - Today was Zac's had his last shot and his 1st official day of freedom even thou I have be taking to Central Park for almost two months now (not playing with any dogs). But, today was his first day with doggies of his age group that he can play with, not more than 1 year old puppy's. He ran into three pups his age 3.5 months old. Zac is weighing in at 23 pounds.
Friday 6/15/2012 - (at 26lbs.) -- Zac received is last puppy shot today, it was for rabies.
Saturday, 6/23/2012 - Zac lost his first tooth today! I guess I will put it under his pillow tonight.
Sunday, 6/24/2012 - Zac is now sheding his puppy fur.
Sunday, 7/1/2012 - Zac has lost most of his puppy teeth and we are at the start of our summer travels to Southampton and Lake Placid, New York.
Friday, 7/13/2012 - Zac is doing very well on his swimming lessons here in Lake Placid New York on Mirror Lake and enjoying the cool summer Lake Placid sunny weather. Zac lost 99.9% of his puppy fur and guess what? NO MORE PUPPY TEETH! He has officially drop all his last puppy tooth this week. Tonight we had a BBQ with friends here on the lake in Lake Placid before we head back to Manhattan on Sunday after 14days of fun rest and play.
Wednesday, 7/25/2012 - Zac is now a teen! He did his first marking this morning and lifted his leg!
Tuesday, 8/14/2012 - Zac is 6 months old and doing great - I will miss that puppy... it was so much fun - now he is a teenager... and the greatest friend in the world.
Wednesday, 9/5/2012 - Zac is now at 40lbs, but still a puppy...
Saturday, 9/29/2012 - Zac sister Valentine will be a Show-Dog! Valentine is going to be in her first dog show in November in Alabama!!
Sunday, 10/14/2012 - Zac weighs in at 43.5 on his 8mo old birthday and doing great!
Thursday, 10/18/2012 - Zac and I heading to Washington DC to work on the 2012 Mark Twain Prize, staying at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Wednesday, 11/14/2012 - Zac is 9 months old now at 45lbs. He has now reach his true whight... We are off to Washington DC to work on the Christmas in Washington program TNT/TBS right after Thanksgiving in New York City. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I know I have a lot to be thankful for... being blessed having Zac with me at my side.
Sunday, 12/09/12 - Zac and I are here in Washington DC staying at the Four Seasons Hotel working on Christmas in Washington with an-all-star-cast w/ Conan O'Brien hosting, and Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Scotty McCreery, Chris Mann, Megan Hilty, and Christmas Gangnam Style with PSY. Oh, and some guy named Obama...
Monday, 01/14/13 - Happy Birthday Zac! 11mos. old today! and now 48.5lbs - (this will be or should be! his maximum whight... I hope, he's still growing)!
Friday, 02/01/13 - Zac's sister "Valentine" is an AKC Champion! She took the points again today in Atlanta to finish up her championship in two weekends and before she is a year old!
Congratulations!!!! to Corinne and John Beckner and Honeyrun Kennel and to our little Valentine.
Thursday, 02/14/13 - Happy Birthday and Happy Valentines Day to ZAC - 1 Year old! at 49lbs.
Friday, 04/19/13 - Zac was neutered today, yes it was time. Doing well and staying in the hospital over night and will be ready tomorrow morning to come home. (49.5 lbs)
Thursday, 04/25/13 - Zac passed his AKC Master Agility test last week, before he was neutered. He has been certified AKC 2013 Championship -- CH HONEYRUN’S ZAC
Saturday, 05/17 - 23/13 - Zac and I are here in Washington DC staying at the W Washsington Hotel working on "In Performance at The White House with Carole King: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize". Premieres Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:pm ET/PT on PBS -- Oh, and we were in some guy named "Obama 's house"... - I had one of the best thrills of my life working in and with The White House on this program.
Saturday, 06/01 - 06/09 - A week at the house in Amagansett with ZAC was the best week to be in East Hampton before the summer rush, no lines and takle your time having dinner at Almond Resturant, Nick & Tony's and LUNCH! (Zac at 49.5lbs and holding).
Sunday, 07/14/2013 - Happy 17mo. Birthday Zac! (Zac at 49.5lbs and holding).
Saturday, 10/26/13 - Zac is now at 53lbs. and enjoying life to the fullest. We just return from Washington DC after a long 10day special event program called The Mark Twain Prize and had a the best time. We stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in Gorgetown. We just found out that Zac's sister Valentine is going to have puppies this week! We are heading back to DC in 40days to start working on the Christmas In Washington.
Saturday, 12/14/13 - Zac (at 20mos) is back in DC and keeping busy for past 10days staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Gorgetown while Billy is working on The Christmas in Washington Show for the White House after a wonderful 10days off in Lake Placid New York for Thanksgiving.
Friday, Feburary 14th, 2014 - Happy Birthday Zac at two (2) yeras old and (53lbs.)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - After a long cold and snowy winter Zac and I are off to Lake Placid to pick-up our new 2014 Jeep.
May/June/July/August - 2.5yrs Aug. 14, 2014 and holding at 53lbs. -- Zac and I traveled thought out the US and Italy.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Zac is now a big brother of 7pups. His mom "Barry" gave birth last night at 4am to 7 most "Zac" look-a-likes. Max, Zac's dad is so pround of himself.
2015 was amazing wild and very busy year and lots of fun and went so fast!... What a great summer Zac and I had. We coverd all the notheast states the month of July.
Zac is holding at 54lbs. at 4 yeras old.
Summer of (2016) Zac and I will be going to Paris in June and Portland Oregon early August to visit friends and traveling to the Northeast states again like last year the month of July but more time in Maine and upstate New York the month of July.
This summer (2017) We are off to Maui, Hawaii and up-state New York - Woodstock and Lake Placid.
~ PEACE ~
The AKC Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever:
Medium sized, powerful and compact, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest of the retrievers. He developed in the early 19th century to toll, lure, and retrieve waterfowl. The playful action of the Toller retrieving a stick or ball along the shoreline arouses the curiosity of the ducks offshore. This lures them within gunshot range, and then the dog is sent out to retrieve the dead or wounded birds. Their water-repellant double coat is any shade of red, often with white markings.
A Look Back There is no authentic record of the development of the Toller, but present day thinking is that the basic stock was the red decoy dog, probably brought to Nova Scotia with the early settlers from Europe. Crosses with other breeds, possibly spaniel and setter-type dogs, retriever-type dogs, and farm collie, produced today’s Toller. Originally known as the Little River Duck Dog after the district of Yarmouth County, or as a Yarmouth Toller, the Toller has now bred true for generations.
Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 2003.
Ranging in size from 17 to 21 inches tall at the shoulder.
The little toller's family picture gallery ~
CH HoneyRun's Boyz N Berry - Zac's mother
CH HoneyRun's Boyz N Berry - Zac's mother
ZAC - at one week old on 2-21-12
Zac 2/25/12 - At almost two weeks old - eyes open...!
ZAC - Almost Two weeks old...1st day to open his eyes 2/25/2012
CH HoneyRun's Takin it To The Max - Zac's father with Corrine Becker's family
Zac is Two weeks old.... eyes wide open and walking!
Two weeks old and one foot forward please.
Zac at 4 weeks old
Zac at 5 weeks old
Zac and his sister
Mommy "Barry" with her son Zac at 4 weeks old
Zac at play (5 weeks) - TOYS!
Zac at 6 weeks old - he has been microchiped!
Zac at 6 weeks and ready for the puppy show...
ZAC on the way to Atlanta Airport to meet me at 7 weeks old.
First time Zac meets me at the Atlanta Airport after 7 weeks waiting.
Meet Zac's sister Valentine taken today June 1
Zac (12 weeks old)... at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC - sound to sleep.
Zac at 13 weeks old in Central Park
ZAC at 4 months
Zac enjoying a warm summer afternoon - 4mos. old/26lbs.
Zac - 4 months old 6/14/12
Zac at 4 months
Zac looking good at 4 months old
Zac in Lake Placid - 5 month old
1st day in Lake Placid
Zac hanging out on the porch in Lake Placid
Zac at his Manhattan town house - 5mo.
Zac - 5mo (Manhattan)
ZAC is now 6mos old - Aug 14th, 2012
Zac in Central Park takin a walk with me now at 40lbs. 9/5/12
ZAC - 7mo's old - at Central Park Great Lawn 9/14/12
Zac - in Central Park at the Great Lawn 9/28/12
Zac - 9-28-12 in Central Park at the Great Lawn
Zac - Central Park at the Great Lawn 9-28-12
Zac on Cherry Hill in Central Park on his 8mo birthday - 43.5lbs. (Sunday 10/14/12)
ZAC 9M0S. AT 45LBS. 11/14/12
Zac sleeping a little late this morning.
Zac 10mos Central Park 12 17 12
Zac - Four Seasons Hotel-DC 10mos old 12-14-12
Christmas in Washington Dec 2012 - 2014
Another day out in the country - Zac 10mo. 12-15-12
MAX - Zac's dad (12/12 at 7yrs.)
MAX - Zac's dad (12/12 at 7yrs.)
Zac -The heavens shine on to him with wealth of love. 1-20-13
Zac's first snowfall in Central Park NYC - Jan 26, 2013
Central Park 1-26-2013
Zac's dad MAX just out of the water 2/21/13
ZAC at 13mons.
4/11/13 - Zac says chance of rain today in New York he's not taking any chances
Zac - very content hanging with his Billy (4/13/13)
Zac - Watching my back 6 2013
Zac checking out West 80th Street - 6 14 2013 (16mons. at 49.5 lbs and holding)
Central Park - Springtime May 14, 2013 - 15mos.
2013 AKC Master Agility Championship - NYC
East Hampton - June 2013
Zac loves digging at the East Hampton beach (6 1 2013 at 49.5 lbs.)
Zac at the house here in Amagansett (6-4-2013 at 49.5lbs and holding)
Zac at the house here in Amagansett (6-5-2013
Zac meets a new friend! "Gasby" of same breed - a 8 week old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Zac July 2013 (17mo. at 49.5lbs)
Valentine - Zac's twin sister. 10/2013
Zac - Home on a cold winter night 1-22-13 at 52.5 lbs.
Sunday morning in Central Park Great Lawn - 3/30/14
Zac - July 4, 2014 -- on the Great Lawn in Central Park