Reggie and Primrose visited the vet in Tavistock this morning and as hopefully expected both pass another year with clear eye tests. Was very interesting talking to Christopher Warren who does my eye testing for my dogs as he has a friend who is a leading vet working on stem cells being used to repair degenerated retinas in dogs. This vet works in Ohio, USA and they are having amazing results. He said that dogs that where blind twelve months after treatment have regained sight. I know people have reservations over stem cell use but stem cells can now be harvested from bone marrow. This is amazing news not only for dogs but many species including humans.
After visiting the vets Reggie and Primrose got to have a run over Dartmoor with the children. It was a bit damp but all had fun and we put the seats down in the MPV to have our picnic in the back out of the occasional showers.
We were away from home around 4 hours and had left our guest Archie in the kitchen with Toby and Jessica (Jessica is now of heat). Archie had not had any accidents whilst we where out and seems to be clean all the time. We will miss him when he leaves next weekend as he certainly is a little character.
We have Belle and Lucy on heat at the moment, so having to be very careful who's with who and would expect Dolly, Ysobel and Smudge to be on heat in the next month and with none of these dogs being mated this time it takes a bit of strategic planning making sure there's no clandestine meetings with Reggie or Toby, as Toby has turned into a very handsome young man and at 10 months old certainly is showing a keen interest in the girls already but he will have to wait a while yet.
Tonight I have put on some lovely photos from Tracey of her Roxy who Lucy is the Mum and my sister's Poodle Rollo is the Dad. Roxy will be two the beginning of November which does not seem far away. Where did those two years go Tracey ?Thanks for yet more lovely photos Tracey especially the portrait ones done by the person at the pet store and as we already discussed, "you can really see her Mum in her in those photo's." I also love the wet and wind swept photo of her in the Peak District when you where on holiday.
Lastly this evening some random photos of the pack and as you will see Archie has settled into the fold discovering the dishwasher. We had leg of lamb yesterday and stripped the leg to have lamb stew tonight, so the dishwasher had a certain allure for the dogs as we loaded it up. Probably did not need to put it on a wash cycle. Lol. Lamb stir fry tomorrow night !
6/8/2012 02:41:13 pm
Love the pictures of gang and of Roxy! She does look just like her brother Bailey!
6/8/2012 03:53:33 pm
7/8/2012 12:22:22 am
I'm sorry everyone yes the word should have been SHIFT lol:-)
7/8/2012 12:57:58 am
I know we live such a long way away, that's why it is so nice to have the updates via Jane. Also I think Paul finished a late shift not something else! lol :-) xx
7/8/2012 03:01:18 am
7/8/2012 09:08:47 am
Oh Jane ,
7/8/2012 09:13:37 am
7/8/2012 09:47:47 am
I think Tracey might of started a new slang term "I'm going for a late shift" or "I would give it 10 minutes I've just finished a late shift". Lol.
6/8/2012 03:36:38 pm
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX ! I dont think so THE ONLY WAY IS ROXY ! she is such a poser she loves having her photo taken :-)
7/8/2012 10:39:05 am
Lovely pictures as always, but especially loved the portrait pictures of Roxy; she is absolutely stunning :) the comments have made me chuckle ;) Alfie sends a big hello to you all. I must get round to sending some pictures to you Jane, that's if I can get him to be still for a minute whilst I take a picture as he is constantly on the go,
7/8/2012 11:12:49 am
Lovely to hear from you Vanessa.
7/8/2012 11:47:46 am
Thank you Vanessa. Roxy was so good when these pics were taken even the photographer couldn't believe how good she was. Roxy has been for her grooming day today, she smells & looks very pretty indeed. I should really make sure that I read over my blog comments before I submit them in future. Especially after the SHIFT S**T comments lol :-) I have chuckled to myself all day :-) I hear that Alfie's birthday is on the 9th I hope all is well Vanessa & Alfie has a nice day!.
8/8/2012 04:07:16 am
Hi Tracey and Jane, Alfie is going to be spoilt on his birthday; although he is spoilt everyday :) I am not sure where that 2 years has gone it just seems like yesterday when we were coming to collect him. Alfie has made an absolutely fantastic dog and he is most loved by us all, 'Jane' I think all the lovely dogs and pups reared at Poundlane are a credit to and your dedication and just want to thank you for Alfie as he is one in a million.
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