Megan lies in front of her half niece, Lottie. Megan's Mum, Treacle is Lottie's paternal Grandmother.
Lily was back in the pack today, along with Sasha. She was off heat a few days before Sasha, but kept her company until today. She's glad to be back behind me, as I type this.
These four pups of Treacle's will leave us over the next two days. They have been getting to know Foxy over the last few days, and Foxy will leave with them, to help them settle in to their new homes.
And after Coffie and Cooper leaves us on Tuesday, Megan leaves us later on in the afternoon. She is the only girl in Treacle's litter, like her half-sister Lily was with Treacle's first litter. She reminds me very much of Lily at her age. She is a rough and tumble little girl, but she also is very loving.
With accidental Blackberry and apple cake for dessert
Accidental, because yesterday evening I had a phone call from Andrea, who has Ginty. A friend was meant to be having Ginty whilst she was on holiday, and had problems which meant she could not have her now. So Ginty will be coming to stay with us for a week, next week.
Ginty has a raw food diet, so I thought I better tidy up my freezer space in my fridge/freezer to fit a weeks supply of her food. Whilst doing that I found four tubs of blackberries from last years harvest. As the Blackberries are nearly ready to harvest again and looks another bumper crop, I thought I better get using them up. Half of one of the tubs went in the cake and the rest was made in to a sauce.
Ginty is Teagol's litter sister. Ginty was the biggest girl of the litter, so will be really interesting to see them back together next week.
After Coffie leaves us this Tuesday morning. Then Cooper leaves us at lunchtime the same day. Cooper likes his food, but is a bit more easily distracted by things, such as a butterfly passing by. A happy little chap though, who with gentle encouragement soon understands what is being asked of him.
Jim is our pup recovering from Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles) and you can read about finding out he had this on the blog Hitting the nail on the head with Jim. Jim is doing really well, and last Monday it was decided to keep him on the same dose of steroids until this Monday. Giving his eyelids more time to heal, as they seemed to of been affected worse. In the photo you can see how he has some pigment lightening due to the sterile pustules on his eyelids, but they are healing really nicely now. Any spotting to his lips and the one spot in his ear have totally disappeared. This Monday when the vet visits us to do his siblings second vaccinations, if everything is still looking good. We will most probably drop the steroids again, and keep our fingers crossed. He is so good to do his tablets. Sitting in front of me now, when he hears the rattle of his tablets. I don't give him a treat with his tablet either. It's open his mouth and pop the bit of tablet to the back of his tongue and he duly swallows without any objection. I do praise him a lot, which he must see as reward enough.
Coffie will be the first of Treacle's pups to leave us Tuesday morning. He has had four car trips so far, and has been really good in the car. He has started being on a lead, and has picked up sitting very quickly. He does love his food though, which really helps with training.
Been seeing the occasional hare in the morning whilst getting the cows in. We don't get a lot of hares in our area (hence how excited I am in the video to see two), but recent years they have become a bit more of a common site.
WARNING: I do say, "Bugger" a lot in the video clip
Sisters Blottie and Bumble two of our first cross Brittany/Cavaliers have proved to be excellent mothers in 2017/2018. Their Mum is Smudge and Dad is Henry. Blottie gave birth to her first ever litter just before Christmas. Ten beautiful pups that she birthed easily herself and reared them like an old hand at the job Looks like it's ten pups for Blottie. Her sister, Bumble gave birth in March to her first ever litter and although having to have a c-section after giving birth to seven pups easily Just back from the vets, she went on to rear her eight beautiful pups with ease. Very proud of these two special girls, now three years old, and hope their daughters we kept, Teagol and Lottie can follow on in their paw steps.
Photos of Blottie and Bumble just back from a run out up Kingsford Hill woods
Really interesting to look at the dorsal view of the females on Teagol and Lottie's maternal side. Just hoping we have kept enough of the improvement to the development of the occipital bone, as we had with the first cross to the Brittany producing from a Cavalier bitch, Smudge Chiari-like Malformation(CM) Grade 2 and Syringomyelia (SM) Grade 1, two bitches, Bumble and Blottie CM Grade 0 and SM Grade 0.
MRI scanning for CM/SM on the BVA - CM / SM scheme can't be done until the dog is one years old, by then (especially for smaller dogs) the skull is pretty much fully formed.
Lovely update and several photos for one of Teagol's sisters, Skye.
Teagol and Skye are now seven months old.
I know your probably inundated with puppy offspring pictures : sorry here’s some more .
Tried to take headshape but she doesn’t stand still to long .
Skye’s a real live wire with a guard dog bark !!! and springs like a salmon leaping in the air .
Having said that she is beautiful, loving and extreme gentle and we feel very lucky to have her as part of our family . X"
always glad to see how our pups are getting on, especially Teagol's siblings. From the photos she looks like a very elegant Cavalier. Her Mum has a strong bark, and both her parents are very agile.
So glad she is working out such a good fit for you. I so wanted it all to be right for you.
She's a lucky girl.
“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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