Who's leading who ? Day two in the little kennel in the kitchen and Henry tries his woof at narrating
Today Rhian and her husband visited Mollie before they leave with her on Sunday and they took her for a trip out in their car with their Cavalier boy, Bob. Whilst she was away the sun was out and I managed to get some lovely photos of her three brothers seemingly awaiting her return. I also took a quick photo of one of Primrose's pups in my hand in front of Chester and although Primrose's pup is closer to the camera, so slightly out of perspective, I think you can just see from head size how much Chester has grown in eleven weeks.
We have been getting Harvey, Jake, Mollie and Chester used to having leads on and as the video might show, it's not clear who is leading who ?
Before any one tells me, I do realise I call my daughter Tilly by her sisters name Molly. I'm not very good with names and I think it's hereditary, as I spent most of my childhood with my mum going through my five siblings names before she got the right one and often I was for easiness called the little one, being the youngest.
Day two in the little kennel in the kitchen
Primrose is doing her pups really well and like all the Cavaliers we have had is proving her worth as a very good mother. All the pups seem to be thriving.
We got a little bit of footage of her letting them suckle today.
Henry happened to be looking in over the pen, as I filmed he was happy to answer questions about the pups and becoming a Dad himself. Henry will bark on cue and it is more from visual than giving a verbal command, you ask him something and I then nod slightly and raise my eyebrows and that will cue him to bark. When he learnt to do this, he was rewarded with a treat and he then had to learn that when ever we had food around he could not just bark and expect to receive food and for a while at meal times he would sit by the table doing a single bark about every five seconds and look at you for a reward and you have to wonder who was trying to train who at that moment, but he has learnt that only when we cue him, we want him to bark and he does it now without even a treat reward. Dogs are very astute at reading body language, especially movement of the eyes and facial expression.
Took ages to load all this tonight, as the screen kept freezing. I'm going to end on a cuddle. My son Alfie took this photo this afternoon of his brother Bert reading and Millie seizing the moment to get a cuddle.
“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!