Firstly tonight just to let everyone know I have got a new phone now after the pups chewed through the cable of the old one, so I am now able to be reached by phone again. Must admit I thought I was going a bit deaf when on the old phone but now with our new phone realise it was more to do with the phone than my hearing.
Maisy from Primrose's litter left us on Saturday and Sue has been brilliant in letting us know that she got home okay , travelling well and sleeping well on her first night away from her siblings. She has a new canine family as well as human and that is Milly. I think from the very cute photo Sue has sent me of Maisy and Milly asleep together, they are well on the way to being the best of friends.
Archie leaves us tomorrow and have got his things packed and ready for Ann and Raph, who I know can't wait to collect him.
Now for Birthdays and we have two litters that share the same Birthday being the 3rd December and both having the same Mum Lucy. Happy 2nd Birthday to Big Poppy, Albie, Roxy, Little Poppy, Bailey, Barney and Sammy. Now Happy 1st Birthday to Honey, Toby, Mojo, Spencer and Henry.
Below is Big poppy who is two today from Lucy's with Dad being Rollo my sister's poodle, litter born 3rd December 2010. Thanks for the lovely photo's and the update of her and that she is such a loved and very adored girl.
And here's Edward looking a very mischievous chap and he was one year old back at the end of October and he is from Dolly's litter with Dad being Reggie. Thanks Dawn for the lovely update and cute photo's.
Ted is from Cleo's litter born this year on the 4th April and he has just successfully got his Kennel Club Bronze award and is showing it off very proudly. Kathryn said Ted was doing really well but her email also had some sad news that Ted got attacked at the end of August by three dogs on the beach and it was touch and go for him for three days he had to stay in the vets on a drip and he is just starting to regain his confidents out and about. Thanks for letting me know how you are getting on Kathryn and Ted is certainly a handsome little chap.
Sadly this is not the first time I have had news of one of my dogs that I have bred being attacked by dogs roaming and not undercontrol by their owners. In Norway they have very strict leash laws that at certain times in public places dogs are not allowed to be off the leash and in some public places thay are never allowed off the leash. The law in this country is a dog has to be under control in a public place and if your dog attacks another dog or human then you cannot be seen to be in control of the dog and I would believe this to be breaking the law. I personally would not object to tighter laws on all aspect of dog ownership and breeding of dogs and it may seem a bit big brother but Norway have little or no problems with adandoned dogs, dogs attacking others or humans. The dogs right to a good life should be the first consideration, not the rights of a human to have ownership of a dog.
Lastly tonight is a very welcome update from the Fanson family who had a pup from our second ever litter of Cavapoos which we bred from Ysobel and the Dad is my sister's Poodle Rollo. She will be 3 years old on the 27th December along with her sister Fizz and brother Alfie, so an early Happy Birthday to you all.
These pups where born a little early with two being born dead and one of them had been obviously dead for a while and that is probably why she went into birth early. The cause of this pups death was probably as simple as Mum just jumping down or up and detaching its placenta and we where lucky to have three surviving pups from the birth, as around 6 days early, which is on the cusp of survival for premature pups. Although little the three of them where vigorous and Mum was exceptional in nursing them and we where very vigilante, so to hear from Ruby and see what a beautiful adult dog she has become after a bit of an uncertain start to life is a real pleasure. The three photo's they sent me are starting with her when they got her as a pup, up until her now.
Thanks for the beautiful photo's and update on Ruby and that she finally stayed still long enough for you to get some lovely photo's.
“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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