Forgot to put Dexter's update on the blog last night. Dexter is from Ysobel's last ever litter, born 31st July 2013 with Dad being Reggie. Dexter is our Belle's brother, although Belle is from Ysobel's previous litter with Reggie the end of 2011.
Dear Jane & Family
Happy New year to all at Poundlane!!!.
As I haven't written to you for a while I thought I should update you with photos of Dexter.
Things have been quite hectic over the last six months as we have recently moved to the Blackdown Hills, into the countryside. We haven't looked back since we moved as we have moved into a converted barn and the area is full of fantastic walks for Dexter, although I have had to restrict his time off the lead as he likes to chase the pheasants and there are lots to chase at the moment what with local shoots.
Here are a couple of recent photos, taken when we were out on a walk and in the garden.
Love Caroline, Steve & Dexter
Thanks Caroline for the lovely update for Dexter and all the best to you all in your new home and have a wonderful 2015.
I don't usually make New Year resolutions, as 2014 closed I decided that 2015 I would get my eyes tested. I have not had my eyes tested since a child and around six months ago I started to notice the lengthening of the arm to be able to read small print and reading books or using the computer for any length of time, my eyes would feel sore.
One of my joys in life is reading, so last week I got on with my New Year resolution and had my eyes tested in Specsavers. A little bit of apprehension, as most know the eyes can give clues to other ailments, but thankfully except for a bit of loss of short sight, my eyes are in good health, no signs of high cholesterol or high blood pressure. My blood pressure has always been spot on even throughout all my six pregnancies, as also my bloods were.
I choose two pairs of glasses. One pair costing £25 and one £69. With any glasses £69 and over they had an offer of buy one get one free which the lady explained again to me when paying for them, but I explained I understood that, but none of the other designs £69 and over appealed to me. I'm pretty quick on choosing things, one could compare my shopping technique with the Special Air Service (SAS), in out without anyone knowing you have been about.
Today was pick up day for my glasses arranged for 10.30 am and as I was setting off to town to pick them up, who should arrive but our jolly window cleaner, to obviously clean the windows and also though clean all the guttering and fascia boards. Told him, "I'm just nipping off to pick up my googles", which he looked slightly puzzled and I told him, "my glasses" and turns out his New Year resolution was also to get his eyes tested. Anyway I paid him, encase when I got back he had already gone.
Got into Specsavers, had the glasses checked that they fitted okay and I could read okay with them. Then back home and our window cleaner was just finishing up, so I went and made him a coffee and then out on the patio table we tried my glasses on, with him declaring that I'm blinder than him, but it seems his eyes are more unequal in sight than mine, as the reduction in sight of my eyes is almost equal in each of them.
Our window cleaner is a keen surfer and does a lot of fitness, doing fitness challenges for charity and is slim, but apparently his eyes show he has high cholesterol, although he already knew about this a few days before his eye test from a blood test at his doctors surgery. I new about the cholesterol deposits in eyes called corneal lipidosis, as this can be seen in dogs eyes and can be because of to higher a fatty diet, corneal dystrophy or corneal degeneration, but sometimes in females it can be seen when they are pregnant as well. With Millie and her three pregnancies, she developed a spot of cholesterol on one of her eyes and it then disappeared after birth. My window cleaner told me it is because he eats crap and he is adjusting his diet. Two years ago he kicked the smoking for his health and I believe he will kick the eating to much crap as well.
After the window cleaner trying on my glasses, I then got a couple selfies with them on just to see what I look like in a photo with them on, vanity in moderation I think is allowable, else we would never even change our underpants. Then home came the children to try them on and laugh at me wearing them, with the youngest two saying, "You look like a Granny." At forty six I'm old enough to be a Granny, so far play, but I got into the breeding game a bit later, so I'm not officially a Granny. Funny to imagine now, back in the day with my five older siblings married and having had bred, I really had no thoughts on breeding myself and on meeting my husband David, if you had told either of us that we would have six children together we probably would of ran as fast has we could in the opposite direction of each other. Lol
After the window cleaner trying them on, taking a couple selfies with them on and the children trying them on, the next thing to do with new glasses is let your dog/dogs try them on. 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 with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.