Henry left us this morning with Jenny and her son. Jenny is a head teacher of a state secondary school and Henry is going to go to school with her, and the governers have agreed that he will work with the children in the school, so Henry will start this summer as, "Head of dog therapy," attending summer camps the children do, to be introduced to them and vice versa. Happy Henry has shown us a gentle nature and is seemingly the most laid back of the litter. Henry will come into the school she works at, to help children through often very traumatic events in their lives, sad to know what some children go through in their formative years and lets hope Henry can help ease the pain for them.
Thanks Jenny for your time and for what you are trying to do, lovely to meet a teacher who obviously cares way beyond the school gate and teaching is not just a job but a vocation.
Colin will be the next to leave us now. He will depart this Saturday for his life with the Eaves family. Our children are at school still until Thursday, so Colin will join them on the morning school run until then.
We are now down to three pups from Primrose's six. Colin as I said above, is here until Saturday and Dottie and Lottie will be with us until twelve weeks old, so the following weekend after Colin leaves they will leave and that's us then pupless until 2015. I think I know what we are doing for 2015, but don'y want to set anything in stone yet, so it will mean watching this space for a little longer.
29/7/2014 12:09:40 am
Henry is settling in well. Like Colin he loves water and has had lots of fun with the sprinkler. He is a very good pup and loves to meet new people. He readily goes into his puppy crate to sleep and is happy to sleep there at night as long as there is someone in the room. We are probably mad but we don't want to distress him so we have been taking turns sleeping on the sofa so he is happy to sleep on his own. We have gradually reduced this but we are not there yet. It would be interesting to know how the other puppies are managing this. He is a fun puppy and we are enjoying playing with him. It has been great to have the time to devote to him over the holiday.
31/7/2014 04:58:38 am
Hi Jenny We had Mollie from Smudge's litter and brought her home in May, for the first two nights we put her crate in our bedroom and she slept all night, and so we then moved her out on to the landing for a couple of nights. We went away in our caravan for two weeks and she still slept in her crate in the caravan, when we came home I told my husband that we were going to try her downstairs (he wasn't too happy about that but we tried anyway) and she slept right through the night again. She is now sleeping in the kitchen in her new larger crate and she sleeps until 7.30am. We have another dog but he sleeps in the hall and then comes up to us around 6am in the morning, unfortunately we started letting him sleep on our bed when he was a puppy and now it is difficult to get him out of it. An idea is to put her food into the crate when you feed her, and then she realises that nice things are related to being in there, but it is early days and I'm sure you will find a happy medium (but they learn very quickly how to twist you around their little paws!!!!) I'm sure if you tried her one night on her own she will be absolutely fine, it's like having a mew baby isn't it?. All the very best with Henry they are lovely dogs, Mollie has us in stitches and is very wicked as well as being adorable, and she runs rings around Bobbie who is 10 years old. Good luck.
31/7/2014 02:13:10 pm
Thankyou Rhianon. We have cracked it. Henry goes into the crate when he is tired and is happy to sleep there until we are up in the morning. I think it was more about me trying not to distress him. I was very concerned that he would miss all of the company he had at Pound Lane. He really is a very easy little puppy and he learns so quickly. I watched all of the Dog Trust training videos and I am amazed how quickly Henry has picked up so many new words. The videos have been a good recap for me! I am so pleased that he has had such a good start in life at Pound Lane. Nothing phases him in the slightest. He has his final vaccinations tomorrow and then we can venture out.
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