Dolly's Cavapoo pups are licking their wounds tonight after being Vaccinated & Microchipped today. Very often a pup can be a bit sore after its vaccination & especially after it is microchipped as the needle for the microchip is a big one & you can often feel the microchip under the skin after it is injected, sometimes you can get a lump appear which should disappear after a while. Vaccinating your dog though protects them against Canine Destemper (Hardpad), infectious Canine Hepatitis & Canine Parvovirus infection which are caused by viruses & two forms of Leptospirosis which are caused by bacteria & all of the above are life threatening for your pup if they get them.
Pups can have their first vaccination around 8 weeks old & should then recieve a second vaccination 2-4 weeks later & then after around a week after the second vaccination they are fully covered it is then advised in most cases to then have them vaccinated annually. I always advise people to get the second vaccination done as soon as possible so their pup gets protection at the earlist time.
Took a video of Ysabels pups who are 6 weeks old today & as you will see are getting up to mischief.
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This is Foxy one of Ysabels girls she is 6 weeks old today & she is the little Cavalier with the Inguinal Hernia as you will see it is not effecting her but she will have surgery on Monday to correct it before it causes her any problems. Took this little video so Tracey can see her little girl in action & that she is a little dare devil as she trys to jump of the sofa. Click on video to enjoy.
Both litters of pups are going on fine. Dolly's pups are now 7 weeks old. They will be having their first vaccination & microchip on Thursday & in 7 days time they will start to go of to their new families. The time always goes so quickly as it only seems a wink of an eye ago that these pups were born but I am confident that they are going to good homes & that they will be an asset & a welcome member to their new families. Dolly is proving to be an exceptional Mum & has nutured & cared for these pups way above normal duty.
Ysabel's girls are doing fine but noticed a lump in Foxy's groin a few days ago & when the vet examined her he confirmed my suspicions that she has an Inguinal Hernia which is not to be confused with an Umbilical Hernia.
Inguinal Hernia is found in the groin area & is a hole or tear in the muscles that line the abdominal area & the contents inside then push through & there is a risk that if left that she could have her bladder pop through. The cause can be in such a young pup a rip caused from birth or it could be hereditary but as we know that she was born very fast that the tear may be from the high pressures of birth also this is Ysabels second litter & none of her other pups have had any signs of a Hernia. Foxy has been booked in next Monday to do the surgery as unlike an Umbilical Hernia which could be left till the pup was spayed because of the position of this Hernia it needs to be done now & she must never be bred from although Tracey just wants a pet & was looking to spay her in the future before she had this problem.
Tracey who is having Foxy & that is the name she choose for her still wishes to have her & we have come to an amiciable arrangement as I know how much they were looking forward to taking her home soon. Tracey has been very understanding as it is not a phone call I enjoy telling someone something is not quite right with their pup which they have so been waiting for but Tracey has shown great understanding & sympathy for my position. The surgery is highly successful & actually makes the groin stronger, basically they stitch the hole up sometimes they need to use mesh if the hole is a bit big. She should of made a full recovery & stitches out within 2 weeks if everything goes well, so positive head on & everything will be okay although anything like this naturely does make you worry which is only being human.
Inguinal Hernias are quite rare in pups as this is the first one I have seen & hopefully the last but the more you do the more you see & in life you are permanently on a learning curve. In adult dogs it is seen when they have had a severe trauma which causes a rip in the muscles of the groin area. Foxy other than a lump in her groin which can be pushed back up is a perfectly healthy & happy pup & does not lack confidents & loves playing with her siblings or us.
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Been abit busy the last few days so finally found time to do a blog. On Sunday Tinkerbells family came for a visit. Darren & Rachel had already meet Tinkerbell but on Sunday brought their children to meet her. Luckily it was a lovely afternoon so pups & children could run around in & outdoors. Tinkerbell is going to have a lovely fun family to become a member of & it was lovely to see the children all 11 of them with their & my children running around the place.
Dolly's pups are now 39 days old & are turning into fluffy little Teddy bears. They bomb round the house & hang of the curtains & leave me little accidents luckily though Dolly seems content to still pick up thier solid accidents which is what I call being a Mum beyond the call of duty. The weather except for a few heavy showers today has been a blessing when you have pups, as you can get them out & they want to go out & this really helps with house training.
Ysabel's girls are now getting out & about but being 10 days between Ysabel girls & Dolly's pups it is best to not let them mix unsupervised as the older pups at 10 days older makes alot of difference at this age & they can be abit overpowering for the younger ones.
As I sit & write this I have the lovely smell of odour de wet dog wafting around me as took dogs for quick run before nightful & the heavens opened & we all got soaked. Does not seem to matter how clean a dog is they all seem to smell the same wet.
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Got a little video of Ysabels girls today & they are now getting more adventurous. Have not been feeling to good myself the last couple of days having caught some cold thing from the kids which has made me feel like I have swallowed barb wire but hopefully over the worst & feeling a bit better just very tired.
Millie, Pupster & Bobby went of on a little adventure on Friday. Found Bobby & Pupster alright but could not find Millie until a phone call asking if we had lost something & it was from a nearby small holding. So went to pick her up & Millie had again used her Millie magic & they were entranced by her so much that they had bathed her & even given her a little fed. Millie looked mighty pleased with herself & I suspect she has noted their generosity & kind nature thus it might not be the last time they may have meet her.
Smudge Millies daughter is going on fine after having seizures a while ago & has been of medication now for over 3 weeks with no signs of any seizures so fingers crossed hoping she is all fine now.
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Ysabels girls are now 4 weeks old today & are just starting to want to adventure & go beyond the boundaries of their bed. They already wee on the newspaper rather than their bedding & it is amazing how quick they start to be clean if given the right enviroment. We have started allowing them out in the room but at this age the world is a frightening place & you must be careful not to frighten them. It will not be long before they are running around like Dolly's pups who are 10 days older.
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Got some lovely photos of Dolly's Cavapoo pups today. They are really now on the go interested in everything & a joy to watch scampering around the place. Dolly is still cleaning up after them which makes life easier for me but I would expect anytime for that to stop although you do get the occasional Mum who will do it until her pups leave for their new homes at around 8 weeks old.
All of these pups are lovely but they are all individuals with Alfie the biggest also being the bravest & trail blazer of the litter he really enjoys a bit of rough & tumble. Rose also is close behind him & happy to go on adventures on her own but likes to be played with gently. Kym likes the company of her siblings & also enjoys cuddles & gentle play. Tinkerbell is confident & will play gently but likes to get a bit rougher & loves lots of cuddles. Harper & Ruby are like the terrible twins & are both energetic girls who love biting my toes when I am knelt down playing with them. Lastly is Cyril well what can I say about him he is so laid back & real bundle of fluff. I think that nothing is really going to phase Cyril he will just breeze on through. He is a cuddly cool dude.
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Was not going to do much on my blog tonight due to feeling a bit tired but took a couple videos of Dolly's Cavapoo pups today & could not resist showing them. The first one is of Alfie playing with a ball in almost a cat like manner & the second video was taken this morning, I had put the pups outside early for a pee & then let them back indoors for a play before they went to sleep & my children were slowly arriving from their slumber to play with them. We did get to school on time but I think you can see in the videos how you can lose track of time when you have pups around.
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Got some lovely photos of the Dolly's Cavapoo pups at 5 weeks old today out & about on the patio. The weather has been kind to us for the time of the year & this does help so that the pups can get some fresh air & stretch their growing legs.
Had a very busy weekend this week with people coming to see their pup & running the kids around the countryside doing Stagecoach & Rugby. Also had a lovely afternoon on Sunday as we as a whole family were invited to a Ruby wedding anniversary party. We have 6 young children so it is not that often that we are invited as a whole family to parties & we had a lovely afternoon as it was in a barn on their farm & there was a bouncey castle & skittle alley which was great fun for the kids who loved it. So what with pups & parties I did not manage to get are grocery shopping done which I try to avoid I mean try to do at the weekend & supplies are running low but I think we can just about survive until tomorrow or shall I rephrase that we are going to have to survive until tomorrow.
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Lovely to catch up with past pups & their proud owners & today Cindy came to see me with Linda her sister-in-law. Cindy bought a Cavalier pup from us earlier this year which she called Charlie & today she brought Linda to see the pup that Linda is going to have from us to join her family. Hopefully when they come to pick up Ysabels little girl which they have named Poppy, Cindy is going to bring Charlie for a visit. Linda has had Cavaliers before & it has been a big dicision to have another Cavalier after the heartache with the loss of their last Cavalier & I think Poppy is going to bring a lot of fun & love into Linda's home & family. Looking forward to seeing them both again & catching up with Charlie who I hear is a bit of a cheeky lad.
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Cyril is the last but not least of Dolly's Cavapoo pups to yet be chosen & find his forever home. We gave him the name Cyril & it does really suit him, he just is a little Cyril. He is gorgeous, so laid back & with his fluffy face he has the look of a little old man. When you nurse him he loves to lie right out on his back which is a sign of a chilled out temperment & that he feels secure as for a dog or pup to be happy relaxed on their back is a vunerable position to put themselves in so if they do this it shows they feel safe & relaxed. If you think Cyril could be your soul mate please contact us to find out more about him & his family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alison & daughter came to see Dolly's Cavapoo pup today which is the one we call Rose. Alison is going to get back to me with a name for her. Alison has had Cavaliers before & still has one girl now so Rose will have a doggy friend as well as a loving family to keep her company. The weather was lovely so it was nice for Alison to see them all running around outside. Fiona sadly lost one of her Cavalier girls suddenly & I think that Rose will make a good companion for her other girl that is now without her doggy friend. Alison showed me photos of her pretty little girls & you could see that Rose is going to have a fun & loving home.
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Ysabels pups are all reserved & today with pups 24 days old they had their first family come to see them & they chose the pup they want to make part of their family. Diane & John have been waiting for this since before these pups were born & hopefully their patients has been worth while as the little girl in the photos below is the one who they have fallen for & they have named her Millie. It was lovely to chat with them today & Dianes obvious love for this breed was very evident as she showed me photos of her past & present Cavaliers. The joy she showed when introduced to other members of are pack embracing & cuddling them & not worried about being covered in dog hair makes me sure that Millie is going to have a very loving & caring home.
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Fiona & husband visited us yesterday to see Dolly's Cavapoo pups & have chose the little girl below & already had a name chosen for her so she is now called Harper. She is very cute with a tiny bit of white on her chin & in one of the photos she is yawning as it is abit boring all this posing for photos. Fiona whos family she will be joining already have another dog who is one year old so Harper will have a play mate & I am sure will get lots of love & care from Fiona to.
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Lovely weather at the moment for the time of year which is helpful when you have young pups, as it means you can get them outside quite abit. This is good for them to get used to the outdoors. The fresh air is also I am sure of great benefit to them.
Molly my little girl in the photo loves the pups & this is good for them to get used to the noise & bussle of children especially if going to a family with young children. Dolly though is still the very vigilant Mother with her children as in the photo she is just glancing around Molly to make sure her babys are okay. Dolly's pups are now 32 days old & are everywhere now & into everything. They are such fun now & respond instantly to any noise which includes my voice. If I put my head amongst them now I get a puppy face wash which is very tickly. They may be harder work now as Mum steps back slightly from caring for them but the joy & fun pups are you forget the work side of it as they become are families biggest time waster. Who needs computer games when you have got a pup to play with.
Ysabels pups are now 29 days old & are just starting to show their little characters. We are keeping one of these pups back & the other three already have homes waiting for them to become part of their families. Ysabel has had 4 really nice marked pups & some credit should go to Charlie the Dad as he seems to stamp his offspring with his gentle ways & all feed back from his offspring are that they are easy going, laidback & easy trainable. Although all are girls have good temperments old Charlie should be given some credit.
Went a bit mad taking photos of Ysabels pups today. Click on the photos to see full size.
Meet Susan today & her friend Maxine. Susan came to see Dolly's pups & chose one to join her in the future. She went for a Golden Apricot girl & it was lovely to meet them both as you could see & feel that she is going to have a loving fun home to go to & with Susan doing dog sitting in her home she is sure to have lots of canine friends as humans. The Cavalier in these Cavapoos make them very social dogs & happy to mix with others. Below is a photo of Susan's little girl & she has got a list of names & is going to chose one & let me know. Even at this early age they will start to respond to their name if used when handling them & it is also nice to have a name for them so they become an individual.
It was such a lovely day today it was a chance to get Dolly's pups out on the patio for the first time & start them learning about the great outdoors. They really enjoyed it & hopefully if the weather holds they can get out more each day slowly getting them used to all the different sights & smells out doors.
Vanessa & husband came today to see their big boy Alfie & Alfie decided he would sleep through most of the visit so I took a video of Dolly's pups this evening playing with my kids & obviously the earlier sleeping had invigourated Alfie & he was up for a good play.
All of these pups are now getting very active & adventurous slowly pushing their boundarys & hopefully if we get some dry weather in the next few days they can start to explore outdoors on are patio.
Just took these photos of Ysabels four Cavalier King Charles Spaniel girls who are now 18 days old & are getting cuter by the day. They are all very well marked with two of them with the Blenheim thumprint on top of their heads (read "History of Cavaliers" page to know about thumprint mark). Although in some quarters this mark is made out to be much sought after to me health & confirmation are the first requesets of a pup & if they are also marked nice then that is a bonus.
Ysabel's pups have not yet hit what I call maximus cutiness & that happens around 4-6 weeks when they are fully pigmented in the nose & their faces fine out a bit more to look like a Spaniel at the moment they look quite portly little girls.
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Cyril & Rosie are the names we have called the last two of Dolly's pups to find familys yet. Rosie is a beautiful Black pup with a bit of white on her chin, chest & end of paws. She is a out going little girl who already likes to play & woof & wag her tail at you. Cyril is a laid back chap who really loves his sleep & loves being cuddled lying on his back in your arms fast asleep & he is already starting to look like a fluffy Teddy Bear.
Yesterday our kids in the afternoon wanted to make gingerbread men & some how we ended up making ginger cake by accident. So we then made some gingerbread after are hiccup, but now I had two accidental ginger cakes that needed eating up.
Today Darren & Rachel came to see Dolly's Cavapoo pups & see which one they would like to join their young family & they fell in love with Tinkerbell, well you can not help it as she is very cute. So Tinkerbell has found her new family to join when she is old enough & to celebrate their choice I made them a drink & offered them ginger cake which they politly excepted.
It was a pleasure to meet Rachel & Darren today & if first appearances are anything to go on Tinkerbell will have a very loving & kind home.
Rugby season started in earnest for my boys yesterday & it was raining. I hope this season is not a repeat of last season with weather stopping a lot of fixtures, but at least it was mild yesterday & all three of them really enjoyed themselves.
Come home from Rugby & after lunch had a lovely visit from Alfie & his owner Gill.
Alfie is from are first litter of Cavapoos & is just over a year old. Gill his owner came yesterday to choose his new companion from Dolly's Cavapoo pups as she has been very happy with Alfie & feels it would be nice for him to have a doggy companion. Alfie has been nuetered so Gill has chosen a Black & Tan girl to contrast Alfie's Golden Apricot colour & I think they will look an eye catching pair in the future as Alfie already gets lots of attention when out walking from admirers of his looks & gentle temperment. I also remembered or actually Gill remembered for me to get a photo of him. He is a gorgeous dog & it is his lovely gentle manner which I am taken with as well as his looks.
“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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