Have been relaxing with the family and our dogs since the school holidays started and I forget the time and day. It has been great to see the sun although this evening its looking a little black out over the valley as I type this.
I will be intouch with everyone and all emails have been noted but just trying to get a bit of down time before the next litter.
Primrose finally succumbed to Reggies charm and she was last mated on Saturday, so will look to scan her 28 days from then being around the 27th August just after the weekend of the 28th day after last mating. So fingers crossed for that.
The 6th August Primrose and Reggie go to Tavistock for their annual eye tests and would expect a clean bill but as usual my fingers will be crossed for this too.
We also now have Belle on heat just as Jessica and Primrose come off heat and Lucy has decided to come on heat a bit early. This is Lucy's second heat since her last litter but we will not breed again from her until next spring, as she has done a 5 and 1/2 month and 5 month apart heats and would only be 10 and 1/2 months since having pups if we bred from her again now, so think a few more months is best for her. We will be expecting Dolly and Ysobel on heat soon but like Lucy they will keep until the springtime.
Now, we have a house guest who has been with us since Thursday, its Archie from Smudge's litter. He is now just past 14 weeks old and his family the Lunn's had a family holiday booked for two weeks in France and before having him we talked about this and I felt it was best they had him at 8 weeks old to adjust him to his new life rather than me keep him until 16 weeks old when it might of been harder for him to adjust to moving homes. This was a hard one to call but at this time I think it has been the best choice for Archie. He has settled straight back in and he sleeps in his own pen at night in our living room away from the others, so that he stays used to doing this and in the daytime he spends time in his pen. Angie brought me his bed and he just whimpered for a couple minutes Thursday night when he was put to bed but since then we have not heard a sound over night. He also has yet to have an accident in the home which is good going for a 14 weeks old pup. I must admit his Mum Smudge is so laid back that you can see in Archie that he has inherited this.
It has been scorching since I last blogged and we have had the paddling pool out for the children but Belle spends as much time in it as the children. She jumps in of her own accord paddles around and then runs trough the house with her wet feet. Thankfully we have wooden and ceramic flooring !
Will get on with more updates soon but lastly tonight is a photo caught by one of my son's as I lay watching telly last night against my mountain of scatter cushions, as normal Belle lies as close as possible to me. Last night she got very close !
“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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