Jessica found a good spot last night to snuggle up, my backside. I was just lying on my front on the sofa and up jumped Jessica and made herself at home on my left buttock. Lol
Smudge who is expecting our next litter which the father is Henry, so is a cross between a Cavalier and Brittany spaniel, is at around six weeks pregnant, already looking heavily pregnant. We know from her scan she has around seven pups inside her.
Although carrying what looks like a good size litter and already looking heavy for six weeks in pups, it is not stopping her up and she is happily keeping up with the pack still. Will be looking to get the labour unit up soon for her. Like to get them sleeping in the whelping box, at least two weeks before the birth to keep their immune system up to speed with its surroundings.
Henry the expectant Dad of his first ever litter is well and from the video seems to be jumping with joy. One of our sons, Alfie caught the moment I had called him, giving him the command to jump up into my arms. Normally when he hurls himself at me at speed, I position myself so I can step back and twirl around to take up some of the energy from at least 16 kilos hurling its self at you, but as you will see I rather misjudge how close I am to the sideboard behind me with one of our sons, Thomas sat on it and I only just miss one of our daughters, Molly walking behind me. Freeze frame and my facial expressions are hilarious but be warned you won't be able to unsee, once you do that. Lol
The children have been home from school now for the Easter holidays and it's like having a plague of locusts in the home. I baked last Saturday and by yesterday not a crumb left, so had to get the mixing bowl out again and cook up some more cupcakes. I may be an atheist but hey, who don't like a cupcake with chocolate eggs on top of it. I was in Marks and Spencers a few weeks ago and was in an aisle with our daughter Florrie, looking at their Easter eggs and Florrie saw an egg that had been fashioned with Darth Vader's head on it. She then asked me, "Mum, what does Darth Vader have to do with Easter ?" which made the lady working for Marks and Spencers at the bakery counter laugh.
This weekend with Monday being a Bank Holiday, my husband David and me have managed to wrangle the whole of Sunday and Monday off, I'm now banished from the computer until Tuesday. So, I'm now off to have one of those cupcakes and a cup of tea whilst there are any left. Have a lovely weekend.
“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!