And then there where two !
Has been a busy weekend with 5 of Lucy's Cavapoo pups leaving us for their new homes. Just Roxy & Sammy are still with us. Sammy leaves next Saturday & we have the pleasure of Roxy's company until the 23rd february. We are always happy to keep a pup on for a bit longer when we know that it is a good home that it will be going to & Tracey who is having Roxy has been with us for Roxy from conception of Lucy's litter & when she picks up her Roxy we will of been corresponding to each other for nearly 5 months. Many of the people who have pups from us & especially ones that are patient & are with us from conception to taking their pup home do become friends & although many live far away keep in touch with photos & emails letting me know how they are all going on. The keeping in touch & seeing are pups going out into the world becoming valued family members makes all the late nights waiting up with expectant mum's, the stress of helping mum give birth, helping mum rear her litter, cleaning up puppy poo, wee & not forgetting all the time playing with the pups worth it.
Barney left on friday all the way to Yorkshire with Victoria & John. This is their first pup together & they have already been in touch with a photo & asking for some advice & support to know that they are doing the right things. Victoria I have every confidence in you & don't forget the pillow over your head. Will look forward to up dates on your little man.
Big Poppy left us friday evening with Toni & Joe. They live about 30 minutes away so Poppy had a quick trip to be in her new home. Toni has already sent me a photo & Poppy seems already to be very settled. Toni & Joe visited Poppy several times spending lots of time playing with her before picking her up & maybe this has helped in her feel settled quickly. I think Poppy will provide Toni & Joe with some funny moments to remember & will look forward to you sharing them with me please.
Well Little Poppy what can I say. There's always a little one & true to form they are full of character making up for stature. Little Poppy left yesterday morning with Debbie & Mike for her new home near Exmouth so not to far away. Debbie has already emailed me to say that although getting alittle sick in on the car trip & crying abit her first night she seems to be settling in well & is a bundle of joy & full of energy. As you can see from her photo she is very cute & I think she may know that. All the best Debbie & Mike & look forward to getting updates on your little lady.
Albert went with Kim to his new home yesterday afternoon. Kim only lives about 30 minutes away & this is her first pup. Kim has visited Albert a couple times before picking him up & has done lots of homework before getting Albert. Kim is booking up puppy training classes which are a must especially for a first time dog owner. Albert is sure to bring you joy Kim & all the work you have & are putting in will become very much worth it. Hope to hear in the near future how you are all getting on.
Bailey left us this morning for his new home like Barney in Yorkshire. Bailey's new home is with Sue & her family. She has already emailed me this evening to tell me they got home safely with only one minor mishap of Bailey being sick about 20 minutes after setting off but then sleeping all but the rest of the journey & when at their home has had a good look round, a play & been shown were to go toilet & then using this area to have a wee a bit later. So of to a good start Sue. Bailey is the biggest pup now & at are home has proven to be a very confident young man so will look forward to Bailey's adventures in the future.
Lucy's Cavapoo Pups
Below is the last photo I will take of all Lucy's Cavapoo pups together & it was not easy getting this photo but I think we just pulled it off.
Lucy's Cavapoo Pups at 48 days old !
Lots of photos of the Cavapoo pups tonight. Lucy's litter of Cavapoo pups are nearly 7 weeks old & are bundles of very playful fun. The weather has been cold but dry & sunny here so have been able to get them out side at regular intervals during the day & they are getting the idea about toileting outside. They are all clean over night & when I come out in the morning it is a rush to get them just outside the door as they wake to have their wake up wees.
It is just over a week now & they will start to go to their new homes so although hard work now I will enjoy these last days I have with them & hope that I have given them a good start to be taken on to become valueable members of their new families. As I type this Mum is snoring under the desk with 3 pups lying on her & to the right of the desk the other four pups are curled up in a bundle asleep.
Some photos of the Blenheim Cavalier girls helping the dishwasher to clean the dishes.
Out & about !
Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 39 days old & into everything. We are trying to put them outside for a run around for ten minutes at a time weather permitting & indoors they are out of the pen more than in it. At this age now they are curious of everything so it is good to get them to see as much & experience as much as possible & learn that the world is not to scary a place.
Photos are from today as it was actually dry outside so nice to get some photos of them bombing about.
Tonight a photo of Pupster are oldest boy enjoying his new dog bed. Have not got round to sewing up the other one yet that Smudge & Primrose broke.
Pupster is such an old character being a neutered (castrated) boy & a wonderful member of are family. This year he passes middle age to become a veteran in dog showing terms (although he has never been shown other than in a fun class at a village fete) & to me the relationship becomes even closer & the bond stronger as time passes. Sleep well Pupster, sweet dreams !
Smidge who was nearly 14 years old
Lastly tonight is a tribute to Pupsters best mate who passed away in 2010 after a tragic accident which instantly killed him. When I started this website last year I did not think that I would need to use a " In Loving Memory " page for a couple of years yet & 2010 will always be remembered for me as the year I accidently killed my best friend Smidge. It really does hurt when you lose a dog & for it to be of your doing takes some coming to terms with & even now as I type this & see this photo of him taken a week before he died & he has been passed away now for over 6 months it makes me feel true grieve. I think the photo says everything about Smidge as he was a true gent to us & are children who he suffered with great patience & kindness being their for them to steady themselves on when they all first started to walk & happily accepting all their tearful cuddles when they had been told off. So as we forge on into this new year I am just going to take a moment to remember all those that are not with us as we pass into this new year & then move on but never forget them. Rest in peace Smidge.
Another Alfie !
Got the post today & in it was a New Years card & photo's from Alfie's family. This is Alfie from are second litter of Cavapoos. His Mum is Ysabel. At the moment we have breed 4 litters of Cavapoos & in the first 3 litters there have all been an Alfie. So it will be interesting to see if we get another Alfie in are 4th litter as 2 boys still available & not named yet.
This is their first dog for Lyn, Marcus & family so it is lovely after a few teething problems to begin with to see that he has settled in now to be a valueable member of their family who is much loved.
Thanks for the lovely photos & update Lyn you have stuck with it & now have a lovely dog as so many people struggle when having their first pup but if you stick at it with routine & praise for the good the penny will drop eventually. Alfie is a credit to you.
Got some lovely photos sent to me yesterday from Vanessa who has Alfie from Dolly's litter born back in August & is the brother of Lola who I posted photos of a couple blogs ago.
Alfie was the precocious pup of the litter & Vanessa chose him at a few days old as being the only boy the colour that she was looking for. She visited a couple times before taking him home & now we keep up with each other on facebook & Alfie has grown from a gorgeous pup into a playful & loving young boy.
Alfie when we had him was one of the pups that it would take some doing to forget. He was first to jump or fall out over the whelping boy, the first to escape over the plank we use on the end of the crate so Mum can go in & out as she pleases & first to greet any one. He loved to play with are older dogs & have fond memories of watching him scamping around the table in hot pursuit of Smudge. Thanks Vanessa for these lovely photos that I can put on my blog as I put on your facebook page " He has the X factor"
Catching up !
Thought I would catch up with photos sent to me of pups from us in their homes as having Lucy's pups born at the start of December have been a little busy & nearly forgot to post the lovely photos sent by Alison of Maddie & a lovely photo from Madeleine of Oliver in the snow.
Maddie is Smudge's sister & their mum is Millie. Maddie looks so much like mum & also is alike in temperment being very loving & well behaved. She is gorgeous even if I am a slight biased. Keep the great work up Alison & Ray she is a credit to you both.
Below is another lovely photo of Oliver in the snow. Madeleine sent me some stunning photos a while ago of Oliver in the snow which I posted & then this photo arrived just before Christmas with greetings. Oliver is Maddie's brother & also looks like mum & displays her temperment but must also say that dad Charlie also has a brilliant temperment. Thanks again Madeleine for your updates on your special boy Oliver.
Recieved today these cute photo's of Lola who is a Cavapoo from Dolly' litter born on the 9th August 2010. She was the only black & white pup in the litter of seven pups so it is lovely to see how she is turning out. She was a quiet pup but liked going of on her own to check things out & Alison says she still has an inquisitive nature & is full of fun. Thanks for the update & to see Lola looking so happy & content.
Lots of photos tonight as have got my new camera going, so have gone a bit mad clicking at any dog that moved.
Kym came today & chose her boy from Lucy's litter of Cavapoo pups who are now 32 days old. She has gone for the biggest boy although there is not much differance between these four boys at the moment & to tell them apart when chosen I am putting a little bit of food colouring on their chests to be sure to know which pup is which. Kym's pup is marked with blue & if you look closely at the photos of the pups asleep you may be able to pick him out with his blue patch showing.
We are looking forward to meeting Tracey on Friday who has a little way to travel to get to us & will see the pups for the first time on Friday but has been with us since before the pups were born, so after lots of emails it will be nice to get to meet each other.
Patience is one of the most important virtues when looking for a puppy as it is not to be rushed into as if the wrong choices are made it can be devastating for the pup & yourself. Puppies need to go to a home were their will be time put to them as you will only get back what you put in. If you put in the time & lots of patience in the formative first year of your pup you then will reap the benefits for the rest of that pups life. So please always do lots of research about exactly what it entails to bring a pup or dog into your life !
Enjoy the slideshow, unfortunately for whatever reason tonight I am unable to caption them at the moment but hopefully that will not stop the enjoyment of looking at them.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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