The school summer holidays are nearly at an end, so I will hope to have more time to blog in a weeks time. My husband took this last week off work , which is the first whole week he has taken for four years and after us decorating our childrens bedrooms and putting together six beds, a set of draws and wardrobe he might be glad to get back to work.
Ysobel's Cavapoo pups are now over four weeks old and fully mobile. Two of the boys are named being Bailey wearing a blue camouflage collar and Dexter wearing a green stripey collar. Titch is wearing a blue stripey collar and the only girl has of course a pink collar.
Our son Alfie took this short video of mum arriving as pup's nearly breach the hold. The whelping box has now been removed and the pups have more room to roam. They are now fully mobile and once the last pup from Dolly's litter leaves on Wednesday we will open the pen up to the patio doors so they can start wondering outdoors.
Last weekend saw four of Dolly's pups leave us.
On the Saturday Pippa joined the Sutton family and on first report back is doing well.Then Darcey left us to join the Lorenz family and reports are that she is settling in well.
On the bank holiday Monday Dotty went off with her new family the Napper's and first report was good and then last night this report came in.
I'm sure things are still pretty busy for you but I just thought I'd let you know that Dotty has slowed us all down to enjoy lots of special moments with our gorgeous pup! She has not been phased by anything so far-she's sooo chilled, she prefers to be by your feet rather than on your lap, she loves digging and she will eat anything (including snails, plants and stones)! -we re working on that and don't leave her alone outside at all! She has already worked out the toilet thing and will stand at the door and make a little noise, and if let out 'performs'-she hasn't had any accidents yesterday or today! She's also now sleeping soundly in her crate for about 7hrs-tho she's beside herself to see us in the morning! She is so wonderful and has already transformed our lives-thank you!
Best wishes to all your end!
Thanks Caroline for this. Its hard to explain what a dog brings into your life and knowing what you have been through with one of your children having a phobia of dogs and the work you have put into getting to this stage of being able to bring a dog into your family, reading your email is what its all about for me.
Next on that Monday we had Sasha leave us to join the Cook family. Although the Cook family had been in touch with me a long time before Sasha was born until Monday we had never met. Most people visit me before picking their pup up but occasionally things transpire that a visit can not be made before the puppy is ready to leave. So I'm always a little concerned when this happens, not so much that they won't like the puppy, more I won't like them to have the puppy but on meeting them that fear was soon put to rest as I watched Mr Cook scoop Sasha up and hold her to his face and he closed his eyes and in that moment I knew Sasha was going to the right home and a home that had been waiting a while for her arrival. The first report back from the Cook household suggests she is very much at home already.
Sasha is already the centre of the family. She is very energetic and curious about everything and everybody. The older of my two grandchildren ((almost 5) is particularly taken by her and they spend much time and energy and loving together. Indeed, hard to find time and opportunity for training!She whimpered the first middle of the night (she sleeps downstairs, we upstairs) but not last night. Does not eat anything like 120 grammes a day, but is far from fading away.Altogether a great prize for the 3 adults in the house and the two children
All the best
Yesterday Darcy 2 left to join the Blunden family and we hope all is going well. We are now down to two pups from Dolly's litter being Treacle who we are keeping and Molly who on the 4th September will be flying out to Jersey on the lap of the Cutland family.
Dex who was the first pup to leave of Dolly's litter and the only boy is doing really well and will get the photo's on here that you sent me Debi, thanks.
A funny video taken by our son Bert of Darcy 2, Molly and Treacle. They had climbed up onto the furniture flatpacked that we had arrive for the children's bedrooms and Darcy 2 and Molly climb down with care and then watch Treacle just launch herself with gay abandon. Some breeders would have kittens to see a puppy do this but I'm not one to wrap them in cotton wool and believe a puppy needs to be active and robust within reason. Treacle went and jumped off twice more like that from the boxes, so I guess we have kept the nutter of the litter. Lol.
Could not do a blog without a bit of Henry and this is him after a walk down along the river and a lot of the time in it. He loves to swim, unfortunately forgot the camera whilst at the river but got to film the aftermath of going to the river.
The sap is rising at Poundlane at the moment with three bitches on heat. Jessica, Belle and Primrose have all come on heat together, but we are not breeding any of these girls this time, so we have three boys that are a little distracted at the moment and its a bit of a juggling act with all the dogs making sure there's no clandestine meetings.
I'm getting a lot of emails at the moment and will hope to catch up in the next few weeks when the children are back at school but can I say, "We are not taking any one on waiting lists for 2014 yet and will not open waiting lists again until the beginning of 2014. Happy to answer questions even if you are not getting a puppy from us and will not take visitors until we open waiting lists again."
Lastly a photo of Millie.
There was an old dog who lived by a shoe,
had lots of human children,
and new what to do.
Cuddle up tight, lick them on the nose.
then do the same to their bare toes
Got here in the end !
Late blog tonight and nearly gave up but finally got all loaded up and able to use the photo caption which has been playing up, so very quick tonight as its way past my bedtime.
Dolly's pups after Dex leaving the weekend before last are down to seven and after this Bank Holiday we will only have three still with us, one of those three , the girl Treacle is staying with us and the other two will leave in the following week, so as promised on my last blog some more video footage of Dolly's pups and a few more photos.
A bit of a warts and all video. Please excuse Molly's burp. Lol
Ysobel's Cavapoo pups are three weeks old today and really coming along as you will see by the video of them.
Enjoy the video and look out for a very precious moment between Ysobel and one of her pups and Titch's wobbly walk.
Tonight I'm going to start with some updates which where sent to me in June and I've just got round to loading them up. We will start with Milo.
Milo is from Lucy's litter born the end of 2011. He is from Lucy's last litter and his Dad is Reggie.
Thanks Nicola for letting me know all is well and what is the trick ?
Mojo has settled in really well! He loves his walks in richmond park and is a keen swimmer, he enjoys playing in the sea but not surfing or kayaking quite so much! Mojo has lots of neighborhood friends and won the st margrates dog show for the best trick! He likes to be center of attention and is sometimes quite a greedy puppy! We love him to bits, and sorry for this update being much overdue. (A photograph has been included of his most recent haircut.)Kind regards, Nicola and Millie.
Now for an update on Milo's Mum Lucy who went to live with Judith and Tony at the beginning of this year and in June Lucy turned six years old and thank you Judith for taking photos and letting me see she is settling into her lovely new home.
Just sending an up date on Lucy. She has settled in well and of course is thoroughly spoilt! She now likes to play with us and loves her toys but I need to get out the sewing box quite regularly - heads hanging off etc She is really keeping us fit as she loves to go out and about and have runs in the fields.
She was 6 yrs. old on Thursday and we are sending a few photos. It was a problem getting her to jump up at the table as she is very good at meal times - you must have trained her well although she does sneak to the dishwasher when it is open!
What lovely photos on your blog regarding Dolly. She looks very content and the puppies look beautiful. Well done again! I do not know who is the most tired, you or Dolly.
Hope everyone is fine and I see your youngest has started school. I bet she is loving every minute of it as she seemed quite a social little girl when we came down last.
Tony and Judith
Last update for now is from Sarah and Andrew who have Meg who is from my Mum's Cleo and thanks Sarah for the photos, videos and update letting me know all is well.
Hi to all people and paws at pound lane.
Sorry its taken so long for us to send a meg update. All of a sudden megs a year old time has passed so quickly. We love her to bits and she makes us laugh a lot. We did the puppy gurus training which has been brilliant. Both the basic and advanced class. Pudsy shouldn't be too worried as megs more of a sofa snuggler than preformer. The picture's show her recent summer hair cut. We did like the long scruffy look but with the hotter weather she seems a lot happier and a bit faster. As I write this she's curled up next to me on the sofa. Shes a proper tart and wants attention from everyone. Even the cats are tolerating her more and I've seen some head rubbing going on between cats and dog which is promising. We've taken camping and she was amazing except running into another caravan to say hello to their collie! We feel so lucky to have such an amazing little dog. Seeing pictures of dollies black pups brings back excited memories of meg as a pup.
Wishing you all the best from Sarah and Andrew fuller.
Ysobel's four Cavapoo pups are now over two weeks old and had their first dose of worming at two weeks old. Their eyes started to open a couple days ago and they are becoming more mobile by the day and can do wobbly standing now.
Ysobel is really well and with only four pups they are getting quite podgy.
Dolly's pups are now nine weeks old and next weekend most will be leaving us. They are really up for adventure now and one has to be careful not to leave a gate or door ajar else we have a puppy spillage. It takes some keeping an eye on seven bundles of fluff hurtling themselves around in such a fearless fashion.
A video tonight and sorry that not all the pups feature in it but will try to get some more footage before the end of the week. Its actually harder than you think filming pups and also making sure they do not come to any harm, thay really are a handful altogether out and about the property.
Its getting even harder to catch them in a photo unless their asleep or thinking about it. Hope you enjoy this group of photo's taken over the week.
Finally a bit of a Henry montage. My oldest son has taken well to giving Henry his education and each day they disappear for an hour or so walking up the road and through local woodlands and as you can see from the photo's Bert is very taken with his charge. When asked why the dogs all look to me and generally where I am the dogs will be (afraid that also includes the bathroom) and he wants Henry to be like that with him, I told Bert, "If you want Henry to be your dog, it must be you who walks him and you must make being with you fun." I give guidance and have snuggle time with Henry when Bert goes to bed, believe me taking a back sit is hard and although Henry knows I'm the boss, he is also developing a close bond to my son which is very rewarding to help and watch flourish.
Lastly tonight I just wanted to let all know that I am no longer on the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme, as I won't register crossbreed pups on the Activity register and I intend at a latter blog to go into this in more depth but after waiting for all the photo's to load up tonight I have managed to consume a couple glasses of wine and that mixed with a 5 am start or to be precise a 5.05 am start, (as turned alarm off this morning under reflex reaction, thankfully woke 5 minutes later thinking its pitch dark, wonder what the time is, you never seen me move so qiuck, have not done that for a while, must remember to place obstacle course infront of alarm clock, when a bedside lamp falls on your head that's enough to wake most up. Lol) I'm now feeling more like going to bed than doing a blog.
Sorry that its been a little while for photo's and thought I better get some up on the computor to let everyone see how all the pups are getting on.
Firstly though we said "Farewell," to Archie today as Angie and her family are back from France and picked him up today. Sorry I missed you Angie but we had run out of washing powder and with pups human and canine I cannot go long without doing a load of washing.
Angie he has been a star and an absolute credit to you. I think he might miss Henry a bit though, as they seemed to buddy right up together and loved crashing through the house boisterously playing. Hope you are all home safe and cuddled up with Archie.
The first pup from Dolly's litter left us yesterday and is now at home with Debbie's and Sean's family which includes his sister Luna from Dolly's litter before this one. Hope its all going okay Debbie and you know where we are if any problems.
Dolly's pups where eight weeks old on Friday and the vet arrived late morning to vaccinate and microchip them all. Everyone having one of Dolly's pups should have received a confirmation of the microchipping and if not I have put down the wrong email and you might want to contact me and I can sort it out.
Dolly's pups are balls of energy now and want to investigate every thing. They have been out around the property and go mad when on the grass. We are now down to seven of Dolly's pups, still with us.
Ysobel's pups are now 11 days old and are really growing well each day. The little boy Titch is doing well and his diminutive size is getting less apparent every day, as he catches up with his siblings.
Lastly a little video of Ysobel's Cavapoo pups at 7 days old.
Will hope to blog soon with more news but with children on summer holidays and two litters on the ground finding time to blog or more honestly not feeling to tired to blog is a little hard at the moment. Enjoy the photos and video and will hope to catch up with updates and other news etc very soon.
Ysobel's Cavapoo pups are now 5 days old and thriving. The smallest boy is catching up with his siblings and his nearest pup in size at birth he has nearly caught up with in size.
Ysobel is well and taking having her last litter in her stride.
Dolly's Cavapoo litter are now just over seven weeks old and next Saturday her first pup Dex will leave us to join his sister Luna's (Luna is from Dolly's litter before this one) family. Debbie asked if she could have Dex at 8 weeks which we are happy to do, as long as your vet has the same or compatible vaccine to do the second vaccination and understand that your pup will have to be restricted where they go out for at least seven days after the second vaccine, so taking at 8 weeks will mean at least 3 weeks of restricting your pups access to public areas where other dogs go.
Dex is a character and loves his mummy and when sleeping if Mum's about you will find him snuggled up with her.
I have started putting Dex's things together in preparation for his new home and I'm sure he will settle in pretty quickly with big sis to keep him company. Look forward to seeing you Saturday Debbie, Sean and Luna.
We have certainly been feeling the rain here in North Devon the last few days and yesterday in the early hours as I walked out across the field calling the cows, with the rain driving me out across the field I new that I was going to feel the rain when I enviatable had to turn around to walk back in behind the cows. Mind the cows did not need much bidding but I had to walk out over the fields just to check no one was left behind. Sheppie their sheep dog who normally is by the gate ready to help me get the cows was no where to be seen, making me wonder if he's become a fair weather worker but he's getting a little hard of hearing so maybe the warmth of his straw bed in the barn had made his slumber deep that he did not hear me arrive. Can't blame him for not coming out in such rain, as when I arrived back in the yard with all the cows I could of quite happily climbed in beside him if it had not been for the fact that feeling all that rain against your face certainly removes the sleep from you.
Its been very wet today which makes a lot of washing, with lots of towels being used on wet pups and wet dogs. Not really been weather for photo opportunities. The two photo's below show Henry sitting funnily on my lap after jumping up a little startled by one of our daughters doing karate on her space hopper cow and the other is an interesting photo of Henry with Jessica showing how short the Cavalier's nose is to a dog that has what would be seen as a normal length of nose. The origanl small spaniels of King Charles II time would not have had such shortened faces but would of just been smaller versions of the bigger spaniel types at the time and I hope in time we can breed a Cavalier that more truly reflects the type of small spaniel that was admired in the Royal courts and keep their sporting nose.
I will get updates I have been sent of Poundlane pups on soon and will hope to get on with some emailing tomorrow, as surprised I have been able to blog today (can't see across the valley at the moment due to mist and rain) with this weather, as normally we lose connection in this weather but at the moment it just takes for ever to load up any thing on the computer, which can me more frustrating than no connection.
Just a few photo's of Ysobel with her four Cavapoo pups now two days old. A couple photo's of Titch and Titch with his biggest big brother, showing his diminutive size but he is really thriving and you can already see all are starting to plump up. With just four pups and having a Cavalier mum they will not lack sustenance. Cavaliers are very good mum's with plenty of milk if they have been looked after well.
We have just had a thunder storm, bolts of lightening hitting the front lawn. Luckily all our children and dogs don't mind the thunder . I like a good thunder storm, nature flexes her muscles and gives you a show that if wise you get her point and understand who's really in charge. The smell after rain when it has been very hot and dry is lovely and reminds me of the saying , "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
Ysobel and her four Cavapoo pups are doing well and the smallest one which we have named Titch for now is showing that although small does not lack vigour.
Yesterday evening Cleo who is my Mum's dog and lives with her in the annexe came out as she does most evenings now for a play with Dolly's pups and caught a bit of their interaction on camera. Sorry about the quality as it was just getting dark . Keep your eye out for Darcy 1 and Darcy 2 who decide to go off and play in the gutter.
Its been really hot here this afternoon and caught some photo's of the pups sleeping and a couple ones of them sleeping on the floor when they have a perfectly good dog bed to sleep in but I guess its a bit cooler sleeping on the wooden floor. Dolly's pups will be seven weeks old tomorrow , how time flies.
Archie who is staying with us at the moment has settled in and as the photo's show has made himself at home. No doubt though he will be very happy to see Angie and family in just over a weeks time but if your tuning in Angie, he is just fine and has become great mates with Henry.
With children, pups and dogs to care for and today I seemed to spend a lot of time on the phone, its a quick blog tonight. Was lovely to catch up with past Poundlane pup's families. Nice to know all is well with you Trudi who has Dougal who is Archie's brother from Smudge's litter last year and Tracey who has Roxy from Lucy's first litter born the end of 2010. Hopefully we will see Tracey in the near future as her family hope to have one of Ysobel's boys.
A bit of fun to end on this late night blog. We keep finding chewed up pieces of paper about the place taken from under the computer desk and this evening we caught the paper thief, red pawed. Just look at that innocent face. Yes, Henry butter would not melt in your mouth, would it Henry. Lol
“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
Hello, I am Jane!