Time moves on & the sudden lose of Pupster last Thursday seems a blur but as the saying goes "You have to dust yourself off, pull yourself up & start all over again", so as a dear friend life ends, we look forward to hopefully our next litters of pups & the start of new life.
Dolly was mated over a period of 7 days from first to last mating, so she could be just over 3 weeks in pups now or just around 2 weeks in pup. She does seem filled in her abdomen & hopefully if this is the first signs of her showing in pups she maybe has concieved from her first mating but please everyone do not get over excited yet as this is just a very subtle change & I would not put money on it yet. Dolly is very well in herself being a very laid back individual but has been very fussy about her food the last couple days which could be seen as another indicator that she is in pups.
Ysabel is also in fine health & was mated over 6 days & is nearly 2 weeks in pups from last mating or could be a little further on if she concieved from her first mating. She has had a subtle change which is she is normally a fussy eater but she has over the last couple days been eating like a little pig when fed, so hoping that she is showing first indications that she might be in pup but as I said before do not put any money on it yet.
Dolly is now our only tricoloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel we have with all the rest being blenheims. Reggie is now the only male in the pack but I will be hoping to find a suitable Cavalier boy to join our pack in the near future & he may be a tricoloured or a blenheim as with my girls either of the broken colours should produce nice marked pups.
Got a few photos tonight which include a last photo of Pupster taken 24 hours before he fell ill.
Lastly I would like to mention that over the weekend I was contacted by Mike. Mike had a adult Cavalier from us just under a year ago who we never bred from as we felt she was not cut out for breeding, she was my Mums dog. Mike had an older Cavalier girl called Lucy when he got Pippa from my Mum. He new Lucy had heart trouble last year when Pippa joined him & on Friday she passed away from heart failure. I felt very honoured that Mike shared this sad moment with me & was so glad he has Pippa to help him with the loss of Lucy. Mike is in a wheelchair & on meeting him & Lucy when we took Pippa to meet him the love & comfort he gets from his furry companions was very obvious & also was obvious the love & confort he also gives them. I only meet Mike for a couple hours but he was inspiring with out knowing it because when I asked him how he had become to be in a wheelchair he told me & then said "What can you do, you just have to get on with it" & that was what he was doing.
“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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