Multi tasking tonight as I do this, as also trying to listen to a documentary on BBC2 about William Tynedale and my internet connection is flicking on and off.
Tonight I decided to start with a funny photo of Millie after coming back from a hunting expedition with her daughter. On Monday was a non pupil day at Junior School and with our oldest daughter turning 10 on the tuesday I took her to Barnstaple for her annual day out with Mum . When I came back I found out that my husband had arrived home with our other children and whilst he went into the house one of my sisters had arrived bringing my Mum back to home, leaving the gates open and our youngest daughter opened the back door without my husband realising before to late, Millie and Smudge where no where to be seen.
So a couple hours later looking around and calling neighbours, we received a phone call from one of our neighbours, they had been spotted by their son in their woods. My husband went and retreived the two of them after they had been at large for four hours running around their woods, so with the heat of the day and amount of mud on them they both looked a little tired, so home they came and after a couple hours in one of our stables and rolling in the straw, they where clean and dry enough to come indoors. The photo of Millie I think says more than I can about how tired she was feeling. Millie you ain't so young as you used to be.
Dolly is now around seven weeks pregnant and looking at her now I would think she has taken from an early mating and could be closer to eight weeks pregnant.
Below are a group of Mum and Dad to be photo's taken today. Dolly is very well and Reggie has just had a haircut and looking every inch a Poodle.
Trimmed up all the dogs at the weekend, including trimming up Dolly's ears and her undercarriage. After giving birth it helps to not have to much hair on her tummy, so that you can keep an eye that all pups are latching on and suckling okay.
Lucy is has been with us since Monday. Lucy is an older bitch we rehomed a couple years ago and when Sue and Jim go away abroad on holiday she comes and stays with us and fits right back in.
Ysobel has been walking out with Reggie since Saturday and they will look to have one more waltz tomorrow but going by Ysobel's previous heats I would expect her to refuse Reggie's invitation tomorrow.
A bitches heat normally lasts around 21 days and most bitches are at their mateable time between 10 to 14 days and Ysobel is normally very much text book when on heat.
Next is an update. Some will remember Fizz a Cavapoo we bred from Ysobel's first ever litter that came back last year to visit Reggie. She had four pups f1b's and on the 1st June had their first birthday.
Sarah very kindly sent me a photo of each of them now a year old. Thanks Sarah for letting me see your Fizz's brood all grown up. Interesting to see an f1b with crossing the Cavapoo back to the pure Poodle.
Another lovely photo from Sue of Maisy enjoying the views in Cornwall. Thanks Sue. Maisy is from Primrose's litter born last September.
Just returned from a fabulous week in Cornwall with lots of beach walks and coastal path walks. We laughed as Maisy often stopped like this photo, looked out at the view then bounced off again!! She's bonkers and we love her to bits!
Hope you've had a lovely half term,
Last update now of Lola who was from Smudge's amazing litter of nine pups born April 2012. Thanks Sue for sharing Lola's first haircut and looks like you have got the timing just right with the weather.
Hope you and the family are well and enjoying this beautiful weather. Just a quick update today - following Lola's first birthday she had her first proper haircut, she was so good whilst at the groomers and is now looking a lot tidier now too. I'm attaching a couple of photos of her looking very smart!
We had Lola spayed last month and all went well (I needn't have worried at all) - she was a little woozy for the first day and then back to her normal self. The vet advised me not to let Lola jump on furniture or climb the stairs until she had her stitches out - that was easier said than done, there was no stopping her. I was amazed at how quickly dogs recover, much more quickly than we do!
Having lots of fun out and about with Lola at the moment and are off to the beach for her first visit to the sea at weekend! Lola is so gentle and loveable that our neighbour has decided that she would like a Cavapoo just like her too! I think she has already been in touch to enquire about future litters. Poundlane popularity is spreading rapidly throughout the North West!
All the best to all at Poundlane,
Lastly to night a bit about exporting puppies. I do not export puppies and often get enquiries from abroad about our pups and unfortunately have to inform people that I do not export. I have today been asked why I don't and will email the lady back but I thought I would share my reasoning on here.
I have a few reasons why I don't export. One is to export a puppy to Europe and many other countries it would not only need to have its primary two vaccination for Distemper, Parvo, etc, it would also have to then be vaccinated against Rabies and for me thats a lot of vaccine in a short time for such a young animal.
Another reason is an obvious one, which is transportation. If the pup has to be crated and in the cargo area of a plane to travel, sorry to much stress for my liking for a puppy.
Lastly and probably my number one reason, if something goes wrong and the pup needs to be rehomed, it would make helping and having the pup back more difficult.
Looks like that documentry has finished before me. I'm glad I was born now, as me thinks I would of probably met the same end as Mr Tynedale before now.
“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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