Was going to do a lengthy blog tonight, but late home from milking, phone calls, then the computer playing up, I'm feeling tired now, so bare with me and let's press on.
The weekend was lovely with the sun out for most of it and both mornings I was out early with the dogs and then off to milk. This time of year the countryside blooms and one of my most enjoyable things I do at this time is getting the cows in, once they are out for the summer. Sunday morning when most are in bed, calling the cows and watching them rise and start wandering in with the Sun starting to wake up and spread it's warmth across the land with the dawn chorus in full swing and a plethora of wildlife either still as a statue hoping I have not noticed them or running for cover on my appearance, I cannot help but think how lucky am I ? I gather up the odd cow still sleeping and walk in with my hand on the rump of a cow with the sun on my back.
One of my sisters many moons ago sat me down and said to me, "Jane, it's alright you milking these cows, but when are you going to get a real job ?" I have now been milking cows for nearly 26 years, so I guess the answer to that must be, " never." Lol.
Sunday we saw two of Smudge's pups leave us and the first to leave was Mollie. Rhian and Russ have been down on holiday in the area and visited us on Monday and came on Sunday to pick Mollie up as they headed back to Wales with their other dog Bobbie, a ten year old Cavalier boy.
When families pick up their pup, I run them through all the paper work and that includes the vaccinations the pup has received and in this case not received because the vet had made a pigs ear of it and thankfully Rhian and Russ were very understanding, as was Liza who picked up Harvey later.
The problem with the vaccinations was I noticed that the second jab for Distemper, Hepititas and Distemper (DHP) had not been done on Saturday when I took them to the vets to have their second jabs. The vet had only done the Lepto 4, even tough they were booked for both jabs DHP and Lepto 4. These pups had stayed with us longer because the families wanted the pups to receive the full primary course of vaccinations before leaving, so this happening rather defeated the point of them staying on longer with me. So Rhian and Russ took Mollie still and I said I would get hold of the vets first thing Monday morning to confirm it definitely had not been done. Finally on Monday I got confirmation that as I suspected, it was not a clerical error on the vaccination books, but the vaccination had not been done. I was a bit curt with the vet come the end of the call because when you do something wrong, just hold your hands up and say sorry first as last, don't try to make excuses trying to cover your arse, after all we are all just humans and believe me have I made some big mistakes in my time and the quickest why to move on and learn is to hold your hands up and live and learn from it. When I say I was curt, I just abruptly ended the phone call, saying , "So the pups need to have the second DHP end of story, I now have to ring the two people who have taken their pups yesterday, so they can sort out getting their pups vaccinated, thank you bye", as I put the phone down I think I heard him say, "Sorry."
Rhian got Mollie vaccinated yesterday, but now because her vet uses a different branded vaccine, Mollie will now have to have a third primary jab. I did refund Rhian for the incovenience and they have been very kind about the mix up and have already been informed that Mollie is settling in well and Bobbie is geting used to his young canine friend. Thanks Rhian and Russ and sorry for the vaccine muddle up.
The two pups still with us, Jake and Chester, I popped to the vets yestersay and got the second DHP done before they leave, thank fully.
Vaccines have become a thorn in my side and as a breeder your damned if you don't do them and damned if you do. A good subject for a future blog.
After vaccine gate with Mollie, we then had Harvey leaving us just after lunch on Sunday .
Liza and her friend arrived to pick up Harvey and I explained the mess up with the vaccinations and Liza was very understanding about the whole issue and left with Harvey for London reaching home around 7.45 pm. First report from Liza is that all is going well with Harvey and he was having his second vaccination yesterday at 6 pm. Thanks Liza for letting me know you got home okay and hope all went well at the vets yesterday evening.
We are now down to just two of Smudge's pups and tomorrow will see Chester leave us with Sarah to join her family. Then we will have just Jake and we will have fun and games with him until next Tuesday, when he will join Sarah's friends family, so Chester and Jake will probably be life long friends, as they will be going to families that are friends.
Primrose and her six Cavapoo pups are now nine days old. Primrose is doing them really well and they are growing each day, not long now before we should start to see eyes and ears opening.
Lastly a couple photo's of Henry and look closely, is that a halo or a frisby ?
“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!