Yesterday I decided that it was time that the soft toys Smudge's pups have been playing with all needed to take a visit to the washing machine. They had all got a bit fragrant and with the weather being scolding hot yesterday it did not take long to dry them on the patio table.
The vet is booked to visit us on Friday to do the eight remaining of Smudge's pups with us, second Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo (DHP) vaccination and then Saturday will see Freckle Nose who is now called Bertie (Having a Bertie already on the litter, I will be calling him Bertie 2) and Beasley leave to join their new families.
This coming Monday Bertie 1 aka Mushroom will meet his family for the first time and Bertie will be staying with us until he is twelve weeks old, receiving his second Lepto4 vaccination before leaving us.
The slideshow is Smudge's pups yesterday, as I hoped to blog this last night, but then got way laid. These pups are a very handsome and chilled out bunch, taking after their mother and father, Smudge and Henry. Really pleased with what this cross between the Cavalier and Brittany has produced.
The video was taken yesterday evening, with the pups bar one, all fast asleep as the day cooled off. Lovely little moment I catch of Bertie 1 and our oldest child Bert. I can't deny that Bertie 1 has managed to burrow a bit further into my heart than I should allow a puppy, I know that I shall not keep, if only he was a girl.
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
From Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:
“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!