Time is flying by now with Smudge's litter now over four weeks old and this last weekend and Monday saw the families having the three girls visiting, choosing and naming the girls. We where keeping a bitch back from this litter, but as Smudge easily gave birth to this litter, as we thought she might have to have a c-section as she did with her first litter, we now hope in time to breed one more litter from her with Henry our Brittany, which I'm very excited about, so we will not retain from the litters in 2014. We have to keep an eye on dog numbers and this year litters will be bred to maintain the pack financially and will go towards their health testing, so part of the operation is to fund the other. I have two Cavapoos retained at this time that we have bred and now I will look to seeing what we get with the Brittany cross and maybe merging these two lines at a future juncture. We have eleven dogs at this time, fourteen is the most we have ever had, unfortunately I'm not mercenary enough to get shot of all bitches once past their breeding life.
The girls are now all named with Kayla, Flora and Mollie. The weekend after next we will be visited by those having the boys. At the moment we have named one boy Big bob and one, Little Brian.
Tuesday saw the pups have their first time outdoors. Although only just over four weeks old, it was lovely and warm outside on the patio as it gets like an oven when the sun is out being in a L shape, with being South facing and west facing, in the afternoon as the sun goes over it becomes a real sun trap. Smudge's pups are very forward and they had around ten minutes outside for their first time and we caught a few minutes of this on video.
Just been made aware that I'm calling Flora, Mollie in the video, sorry about that, I get muddled. Flora is the girl with the green collar, Mollie has the red collar and Kayla is in the pink collar.
So after that stress its time to rest, so the next video is of the sleepy heads after going outdoors for the first time.
Yesterday the pups went out for another ten minutes and the children where home and it might be advisable to keep the sound down and watch on for the incoming moss. Our little girl Tilly decided it might be fun to chuck a bit of wet muddy moss at the patio door, you may of already guessed from her cutting her hair off that she is a bit of an artful character, which needs to be nurtured not knocked, her sister Molly the other day looked at me bright eyed and said with great urgency, "Mum !" , I looked at her and said, "Don't ever lose that, will you Molly," she replied excitedly, "What Mummy, what ?" I said, "Enthusiasim, life will try to knock it out of you, but don't you let it." She laughed and said, "You're funny Mum."
Henry popped on to the patio to take a closer look at the pups and looks to engage in play, but he's a little bit big for these little pups to have as a playmate. Little Brian also shows that being first out of the whelping box is a good indicator that they are going to be first at most things.
Little Brian had his first car trip yesterday and it was to the vets. A couple days ago we noticed a little scratch on his bottom eyelid of his right eye which as developed into a white spot like a sty, so I just took him to the vet to just check it out and like me, he thinks its just a little infection from the injury and like me, as its not causing him any pain or irritation its best to try to encourage to drain by a couple times a day applying a warm towel flannel to the area and let his body heal it, but keep an eye on it. It actually looks to be decreasing. Little Brian was a star travelling to the vets on his own in a box on the sit next to me and very good in the vets, totally seemingly unstressed by it all and is enjoying the extra attention with applying the warn flannel to his face. Loads of ah's in the vets when people saw Little Brian.
A few photo's of the pups over the last few days and just wanted to say again, as getting a lot of enquiries about them, "Sorry, but they are all spoken for."
Now for a few updates from families with our dogs. The first is a few funny photo's of Charlie from Ysobel's litter born last year at the end of July and includes Roxy who Tracey got from us as well and was from Lucy's litter born the end of 2010. Thanks Tracey for sharing this. Reggie his Dad will do this as well with little encouragement.
'This will make you chuckle Jane... Meet Charlie the rucksack lol he does this every time we get on the floor! Xx'
The next update is from Glenda who had Bayley from Millie's last litter born Spring 2012 on the 19th March. Last year Glenda contacted me about Bayley having an upset tummy and I said I thought it sounded like pancreatitis, which it turned out to be and thankfully with diet changes Bayley is back well again. Sadly it seems to be getting more common place for dogs attacking dogs, thankfully Bayley was not more seriously hurt. Just be carefull of dogs approaching and it might be wise when out walking with a smaller dog to carry a walking stick which can be used as something to distract the dog attack and hopefully the dog can be deflected to bit hold of the stick rather than your dog. Thanks for the update Glenda and hope you had a lovely day on his birthday.
with Bayley's approaching second birthday. I thought I would send you an update on his progress.
After his bout of pancreatitis and colitis I have completely changed his diet to a frozen raw meat made by Natural Instincts. He is so much better now and he has normal poo instead of mucus covered poo. He has Lily's Kitchen Kibble and has vegetable based low fat chewys.
He was attacked a couple of months ago by a Pitt Ball mix that wasn't on the lead so I assumed he was friendly. He went straight for Bayley's neck and in the process left two puncture wounds on his neck. The boy that owned him ran off into the woods before I could get his name and address. Since then he has been very skittish when we are out on our own. We belong to a dog walking circle and thankfully he is absolutely fine when we walk with them.
He is a gorgeous little dog, and we are very lucky to have him. He has a lot of the cavalier traits being very manipulative with those sad eyes. On the whole he is very obedient, we have an issue at times with recall usually if he wants to say hello to someone.
I enclose a couple of photos taken to-day laying in the garden in the spring sunshine.
I still keep up with your blog and enjoy see photos of the new puppies, takes me back to when we were waiting for Bayley.
Next an update from Bayley's sister Ruby. Thanks Lisa for the photo collage of Ruby and hope you had a lovely day with her on her birthday.
Thought you would like this little collage of Ruby born to Millie two years ago today.
Thank you for entrusting one of your lovely puppies to us, she really completes and enriches our family!!
Lisa and the Smith clan xxx
Now for an update from one of Dolly's litter born last June. Thanks Karen for the lovely photo of your girl, Darcey , not long until she is one, where has that year gone ?
Hi Jane and everyone at poundlane
Just a quick update on our Darcey, as you can see she has been shorn recently! She spends so much time in mud and rivers we thought it would be more practical. The groomer does put bows in on request but I think our girl needs a Rambo style head scarf!
So happy to see the lovely puppy pictures makes me so nostalgic for when Darcey was little. And just to prove that "family ties" are for life, Darcey has a new best friend - an 11 week cavalier! I think that will definitely be our next dog when the time comes for Darcey to have a playmate.
Hope you and the pack are well
Karen Lorenz xx
Now for a bit of a special update for Tinkerbell. This is the Tinkerbell from Ysobel's litter born back the beginning of November 2011, she has become a Mummy. On the 9th March she gave birth to three Cavapoo pups f2's. Michelle who owns her has a parti black and white, first cross male Cavapoo who is around a year older than Tinkerbell and when getting Tinkerbell she did say she might like to breed one litter from them together, as they are such nice pet dogs. Tinkerbell's parents are Ysobel and Reggie. I must confess that I don't know any thing about the breeding of the Dad of these pups. Michelle is looking to keep one back and if interested in one of these pups and want to know more about them Michelle can be contacted by email at email@example.com, she is in the Bristol area of the UK. The emails are from when they where born and then about a week ago. They are around three weeks old now.
Just after sending you the email letting you know Tinkerbell was expecting puppies, I realised I gave you the wrong date. Puppies were in fact due around Saturday 8th March.
At around 1.30am during the early hours of friday morning after a few signs the previous evening, Tinkerbell gave birth to her first puppy, a black girl with a white blaze under her chin. 45 mins later a gold girl appeared (very much like Tinkerbell was), and around 45 minutes later a white/black girl. All healthy and weighing around 8 oz.
As with her first litter I was concerned after reading some of the horror stories on the internet and was duly concerned when, after licking the first baby she left her in her bed whilst she went off elsewhere. I had the emergency vet number on standby but kept putting the pup near her and set the heated blanket up. Luckily after pup no 2 she showed more interest in nursing and all puppies thriving. The first was slightly lighter than the others but weighs slightly more than them now! All between 121/2 and 133/4 oz.
Will update you as they go on and upload some more pictures.
With Best Wishes
Glad to read all is well in your household and see how fast the pups are growing.
As you can see from pictures, Tink's pups are doing very well and have almost tripled in weight. Tinkerbell is a very attentive mummy and is keeping them spotless.
Have spoken to the vet about worming and a health check before they leave for their new homes (if they leave!).
Charley is showing some interest if he can hear them squeaking he has a look to check all is ok.
Have been enjoying looking at your videos and amazing to see how big they are.
With best wishes
Nearly at the end now and thought I'd just get on some photos of the pack in. They all seem well at the moment. We just have a couple more days now for Jessica and Treacle to be off heat for sure and then the pack can run as a whole again. Primrose is now around two and a half weeks pregnant and well in herself. Nearly forgot, I finally have made a start to 'The POUNDLANE Spaniel' page, which might interest some, its a work in progress and will add to when time and grey matter allow.
And lastly a photo took by my son last night of Saint Henry it seems. Lol
“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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