I was not going to blog tonight after yesterdays blog took me until midnight to finish but I then received a couple updates. So I'm trying not to get to behind with things, so have blogged tonight before the inbox gets to full of updates, as I have allowed in the past. I am rather bogged down with unanswered emails enquiring about future litters and I will get back to every one in the next couple days.
The first update tonight is from Dotty's family. Lovely to see your daughters so comfortable with Dotty.Thanks Caroline and hope it goes well weaning her on to two meals aday now.
Hope all is well your end and that Ysobel's puppies had safe journeys to their new homes.
Dotty is wonderful and thriving, she s really coming on in her training, and Annabel has even been nominated for an award at the centre for overcoming her fears and young dog handling! Dotty took us by surprise the other day by following some big dogs we were walking with -with great gusto- bellyflopping into a lake (my heart stopped) and (thankfully) swimming!!! I'm not sure she ll throw herself in again in a hurry, but she definitely enjoys paddling and splashing!
Did I imagine it or did you suggest when Dotty should go down to 2 meals per day? As they come up to 18wks old I thought I should check with you as opinions seem to vary, and is this something you need to do gradually when it's time?
Best wishes to you all
Next update is from Tracey and seems Charlie has a fair pair of lumgs. Hopefully he will soon get used to his crate and I have every confidence in you getting him there Tracey with Roxy to help him as well. Thanks Tracey for the update and cute photos of Charlie and Roxy.
I wanted to give it a couple days before letting you know how the little fellow is getting on. He cried for only 10 minutes in the car just as we set off down the lane, & traveled really well all the way back to Hornchurch Essex! Roxy has told him off a few times as he keeps trying to suckle from her & as young as he is, he has even tried a bit of the ours your father lol but she soon puts him in his place! He has definitely showed us he has a pair of lungs alright.... I have now taken to putting a blanket over his house just to see if this helps as I feel he will benefit from the safe haven feel :-) especially at night time. As you can see from the photos it's really starting to work. Thank you Jane for yet again giving us such a super fantastic puppy. Glad to hear Dexter is doing ok,& would have been nice to have met you Caroline. I also hope all goes well for Olive & Bailey :-) xx As we said we will be Back again in the spring for a visit.... Then again you never know! JOKE :-) xx
One thing I did forget to mention was... Charlie so far is going out to the garden when he wants to go to the toilet! :-) take care Jane
Just got this group of photos tonight of our pack, as Dolly off heat now and the pack can all chill together. My husband had just come home after 8 pm and was eating his chicken stew and dumplings. Which then presented a moment to get some photos of the dogs transfixed on my husband as he eat his supper. Dogs are so switched to our body langauge and its funny to watch them and as David slows up eating they get closer, sensing he has had enough and knowing not long now before they get to clean his plate, who needs a dish washer with these around.Lol. They also understand that when we are scrapping our plate or bowl that we are finished and they will position themselves ready to be given the plate or bowl to clean.
Treacle from Dolly's litter has fitted into the pack and we have something we now call the Dyke Van Dyke Syndrome or the Mary Poppins Syndrome occuring with her. Most people on being told her name start to talk cockney and instead of calling her Treacle, we get "alright me old Treacle." I must admit I find I am also suffering from this syndrome, dropping into cockney everytime I call her and even our children seem to be picking up this habit. Treacle is short for the cockney slang treacle tart meaning sweetheart. If you have never watched Mary Poppins and heard Dick Van Dyke's really bad cockney accent, what I have typed may of made no sense but that's alright me old treacle.
“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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