Got an email today to say that Charlie is settling in okay with Sheila & Vincent. Although I was pretty sure that he would be okay it was great to hear that he is doing fine.
The weather here today has been cold but very bright with the sun out most of the day. It is lovely to get the dogs out & come back from a walk without having to towel dry them off or cover the back house in towels to stop to much dirt coming in the house.
Reggie are Miniature Poodle pup has settled in really well & he is 10 weeks old tomorrow so we have had him nearly two weeks which has flown past. He is proving to be a very confident chap & is very gentle mouthed for a pup & will mouth your hand with his needle puppy teeth & not leave a mark or make you recoil your hand from him. I must admit I am very taken with him & his easy going attitude.
Playing a waiting game at the moment as Bonnie was expected in season mid February but as yet is showing no signs of coming into heat & I feel that she maybe sincronising her heat with her sister who is due on heat the start of April. Her sister Lucinda use to come on heat with her sister Bonnie but after their first litter of pups each only a couple days apart they came on heat at different times the first time after the births, so I feel that they are now going to get their heats back together at the same time again. Bitches can vary their time between heats especially after giving birth they can very often take longer to come on heat & some bitches it does not effect & they can be regular as clock work every 6 month. One of are girls Millie comes on heat every 12 months & had her first heat ever at 14 months old. My Mum used to have a Jack Russel who came in heat regularily ever 5 months, so time between heats can vary a lot from between 5 to 12 months apart. If a bitch was going only a couple months apart with her heats & did this more than once it would be advisable to speak to your vet about this as can be an indication of hormonal problem & it may be best to spay your bitch.
“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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