Well, we are now puppyless. Jenson left us on Saturday with Nadine and her family. Nadine has kindly sent me updates and pnoto's of him settling into his new home. He travelled well to London and has been a little noisy at night before going down to sleep. Keep the good work up Nadine and thanks for letting me know how things are going along.
I have only just stopped today looking out for not stepping on him, as he always walked right under me. Got a couple nice captures of him before he left, especially him sleeping head to head with his Dad.
No pups now until Spring, so a nice breather and a chance to get some work done around the home, walls to paint and hedges to lay.
Tonight I have an update on another of Fizz's f1b pups. Becky and Nick came to me earlier this year about having a pup and they saw on my blog about Fizz's litter that Reggie had fathered and had a pup from this litter that Sarah bred from her Fizz who we bred.
Sarah emailed me on Saturday to tell me one of Fizz's pups Charlie's sister Molly who Sarah's niece was in a photo on the back of The Guardian newspaper, as Sarah's niece had entered her for a photo competition in the paper.
Becky gives such a lovely account of Charlie I have copied it below.
I just thought I’d get in touch and let you know that Charlie Jones (one of Fizz and Reggie’s puppies born back in June) is doing really well and send you a couple of photos. I know Jane that you said that you were interested to know about his temperament as he’s a F1b. He’s such a loveable and lively character and so cheerful all the time that his good mood is really infectious. He’s so sociable that he won’t pass by anyone without saying hello so he’s got quite a fan base locally now. We are still taking him to puppy training classes, so he’s doing really well at sitting, staying, lying and coming back when he’s ready...He loves digging, trying to lick our cat and lots of cuddles. He was house trained really quickly and he’s not ever been aggressive at all.
We’ve had him clipped once and he’s booked in again next week, but he looks lovely with longer hair - even though it’s such a mud magnet.
Anyway, I hope you and yours are well and have a really lovely Christmas.
Thank you for Charlie, he’s been the highlight of the year and we’re all totally besotted.
Trish sent me today two photo's of Spencer looking very festive. Spencer is from Lucy's litter born last December and Dad is our Reggie. Thanks for the updates Trish and the sugar rush I'm going to get eating all that chocolate. Lol. Below is Trish's kind update and very cute photo's of a very handsome Spencer. Enjoy your first Christmas together !
Hope this finds you and the family well and looking forward to Christmas.
The house will probably seem quite empty this year after having such an abundance of house guests last year.
A couple of pictures attached of Spencer looking very handsome in his Santa hat.
He thought the Christmas tree was a great toy until we fenced it off. He is such fun and a joy to have around. We are so lucky to of found you and him.
We always have to look for him if we can’t see or hear him. He’s always up to some kind of mischief.
He loves underwear and socks, so these have to be right at the top of the airer or they will end up anywhere in the house or garden.
We do hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year
Trish, Adrian and of course Spencer
Now Jenson has left we must get on and finish painting the living room which we have been trying to do for the last couple months, so we can get the tree up. We never put up the tree to early and will get into that this weekend, as first thing we do when the children break up for the holidays, so lastly tonight is a little fun with our children and me getting into the Christmas spirit (although you might suspect I had been drinking the Christmas Spirit) or as I put it making a fool of yourself, with Jessica and Belle making a fleeting appearance. Watch out for the little streaker Matilda and the choreography.
Look out James Arthur, being number one at Christmas might not be such a sure thing ! 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
Hello, I am Jane!