Earlier this week I received a lovely email from Caroline who has Dotty. Dotty is from Dolly's last ever litter born two years ago today and one of the eight pups in that litter. Dolly is not an over big Cavalier and she amazed us by producing eight pups yet again with her last litter. Giving birth naturally and rearing them all with her lovely relaxed manner. Dolly is now eight years old and in full health, not even a heart murmur, she can even still jump in and out over the patio wall.
We kept Treacle back from her last litter and Reggie is the Father. Having Treacle who is just such a lovely laid back and very playful dog, especially with her mate Henry, who she is merciless with, my only regret is, why did I not keep more pups back from Dolly ?
Dotty it seems has the right Dolly to Reggie ratio and has helped Caroline's two dog phobic children overcome their fear of dogs.
Hoping Molly had a lovely birthday despite any sadness-the cake you made her was so brilliant!!! Despite many requests from the girls, we aren't quite ready to have another pup but the hudge puppies look absolutely gorgeous and I'm reconsidering. However, Louisa (our youngest) has many allergies and being spaniel x spaniel we were concerned she might be allergic (resulting in breathing difficulties/hayfever symptoms and hives)-she has to wash her skin after touching Dotty or else she gets hives but she has been incredibly allergic to a friend's pure cavalier :-( But Dots has made such an amazing impact on our lives -we just adore her and def thinking of having another! Think we might need to wait for the gorgeous Treacle to have pups (maybe) next year! Got everything crossed for primrose's pups and hope the little hudges get fantastic new families to go to!
Of course, Dotty turns 2 this weekend! Happy birthday to all her siblings! Dotty -or Dottylicious/Dots/Dotbag as she's sometimes known-really is one of the friendliest, most chilled dogs you could meet. She loves being with other dogs and people and enjoys long country park walks (and cheeky swims) with her doggy friends. She is a 'best friend' to both of our daughters who confide in her and adore her. She's also a great reason that I have to get up and out each day! We all feel incredibly lucky to have her in our lives :-)
Photos attached are:
Loving a country walk (but needs a long line on if not in a pack)
Previously phobic children who completely trust their wonderful DottyDog
With my 93yr old Grandma-a regular visitor to her care home and much loved by staff and residents
My daughter and Dotty having a doze together
Best wishes to you all
Thanks Caroline for the update on Dotty and also for reminding me about their 2nd Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day today on her 2nd Birthday and that also goes for the families of her litter siblings Molly, Pippa, Dex, Darcey with an e, Darcy without an e and Sasha. I hope you are all well and have a lovely day.
Below are a few photos of Treacle and also our attempt at trying to get Mum Dolly, Dad Reggie and daughter Treacle together in a photo.
“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!