It has been very cold hear today but dry & lovely & bright with the sun out all day. Got some nice photos of the Cavaliers today & Rocco are young Toy Poodle who is black & stands just under 11 inches so a large Toy at the maximum height. He carries black, brown, red & apricot colours in his genes so hopefully crossed with a Cavalier will be capable of breeding deep reds, black, brown & golden apricot colours. Rocco has just past a year old so now can be Optigen tested which is taking a blood sample & then sending it to the Optigen Lab in America were they will check his DNA to see if he carries the prcd gene which causes 75 % of Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Toy & Miniature Poodles. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is when the retina of the eye degenerates & causes eventual blindness & can blind some dogs by the age of 1 years old. If Rocco carries this gene he will be nuetered so not used as a stud dog. If he carries the gene it does not mean that he will get PRA but he will stand a good chance of having some or maybe all of his offspring with this disease of the eye. So he will be tested in a fortnights time & although he comes from clear parents this is good but not a gaurantee as mutation in cells are possible even if parents are clear, so offspring from Toy or Miniature Poodles of clear parents should still be tested if being used for breeding.
Charlie my Blenheim (brown & white), Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is now 5 years old having had his 5th birthday on the 19th January 2011. He is now on the 15th February being cardiologist tested for his heart. His heart will be scanned & although his heart is making no sound of a heart murmer at this age it does not rule out that he may not have the start of Mitral Valve Regurgitation (look at Health of Cavaliers" page). With a heart scan the vet will be able to see if Charlies heart is firing on all cylinders & if every thing looks healthy for the forseable future then he will be listed on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club listings for Cavaliers over 5 with clear heart scans. These listings are very important for breeders as the more health info collected then hopefully improvements can come in the breeding of the Cavalier & although eradicating heart murmers is not possible but to make it an old dogs disease as it should be is acheived in my life time I will die a happy person. Not all Cavaliers get heart murmers but far to many do & far to many at an early age. I know all to well that it is hard when you put your heart & soul into a dog & then a couple years down the line it turns out to carry or have a genetic disorder to then nueter that dog but to improve these breeds & to stop heartache for owners in the future dog breeders need to be putting health first as watching a young dog dying from heart failure or the pain caused & eventual death from syringomyelia is not one that needs to be repeated over & over again. I will be a little on tender hooks for the next few weeks waiting to know the results of these health tests of are two boys but I know what needs to be done if negative results & I hope to put my money were my mouth is & do the right thing.
On a lighter note Roxy & Sammy have been getting used to not having all their siblings around & because they have Smudge & Primrose to terrorise I think that they have not been over concerned or noticed that they are missing 5 siblings. Sammy will be off to his new home with Rachael on Saturday but as I said before we have the fun of Roxy's company until the end of February so hopefully Tracey will get a pup who sleeps through the night happily in its crate on its own. Although Tracey don't hold me to that one.lol
There are advantages to picking up your puppy last in the litter, as that pup will have a few days with the breeder getting used to sleeping on its own so will be part way to ajusting to life without its siblings. Crying when a puppy is left on its own is one of the most common things I get asked about from people who have a pup from us. There is no magical wand to wave with this problem I am afraid it is a cruel to be kind answer. When you put the pup in the crate or kitchen to go to bed if they cry leave them any going back to them or even just putting your head round the corner to see if they okay will only be seen as a reward for crying so will intensify their crying. Most pups if got into a routine of play, going out for a toilet & having a winding down time once left & the house in darkness & quite will in normal circumstances only cry if left alone for around 20 to 30 minutes although will feel longer as you anxiously wait for them to stop. A tip hear is to read a good book or put a pillow around your head while waiting, reading the book will help the time pass faster & then you will suddenly realise the crying has stopped. Occasionally you get the persistant pup who can last a bit longer but if tired they will go to sleep unharmed & will still love you & be over joyed to see you in the morning. Normally a couple days to a week & most pups if left & got into a routine will not persist with crying & will happily except the sleeping arrangements. Another tip is to always use a command phrase such as "into bed" or "time for bed" so eventually your pup will recognise this command & will when hearing this will go to their crate or into the kitchen to their dog bed. When this happens it gives you such a feeling of acheivement & although I have been around dogs for many years little moments like this are still very special its the moment the penny drops & all that work & positive praise pays you back.
Has been a busy weekend with 5 of Lucy's Cavapoo pups leaving us for their new homes. Just Roxy & Sammy are still with us. Sammy leaves next Saturday & we have the pleasure of Roxy's company until the 23rd february. We are always happy to keep a pup on for a bit longer when we know that it is a good home that it will be going to & Tracey who is having Roxy has been with us for Roxy from conception of Lucy's litter & when she picks up her Roxy we will of been corresponding to each other for nearly 5 months. Many of the people who have pups from us & especially ones that are patient & are with us from conception to taking their pup home do become friends & although many live far away keep in touch with photos & emails letting me know how they are all going on. The keeping in touch & seeing are pups going out into the world becoming valued family members makes all the late nights waiting up with expectant mum's, the stress of helping mum give birth, helping mum rear her litter, cleaning up puppy poo, wee & not forgetting all the time playing with the pups worth it.
Barney left on friday all the way to Yorkshire with Victoria & John. This is their first pup together & they have already been in touch with a photo & asking for some advice & support to know that they are doing the right things. Victoria I have every confidence in you & don't forget the pillow over your head. Will look forward to up dates on your little man.
Big Poppy left us friday evening with Toni & Joe. They live about 30 minutes away so Poppy had a quick trip to be in her new home. Toni has already sent me a photo & Poppy seems already to be very settled. Toni & Joe visited Poppy several times spending lots of time playing with her before picking her up & maybe this has helped in her feel settled quickly. I think Poppy will provide Toni & Joe with some funny moments to remember & will look forward to you sharing them with me please.
Well Little Poppy what can I say. There's always a little one & true to form they are full of character making up for stature. Little Poppy left yesterday morning with Debbie & Mike for her new home near Exmouth so not to far away. Debbie has already emailed me to say that although getting alittle sick in on the car trip & crying abit her first night she seems to be settling in well & is a bundle of joy & full of energy. As you can see from her photo she is very cute & I think she may know that. All the best Debbie & Mike & look forward to getting updates on your little lady.
Albert went with Kim to his new home yesterday afternoon. Kim only lives about 30 minutes away & this is her first pup. Kim has visited Albert a couple times before picking him up & has done lots of homework before getting Albert. Kim is booking up puppy training classes which are a must especially for a first time dog owner. Albert is sure to bring you joy Kim & all the work you have & are putting in will become very much worth it. Hope to hear in the near future how you are all getting on.
Bailey left us this morning for his new home like Barney in Yorkshire. Bailey's new home is with Sue & her family. She has already emailed me this evening to tell me they got home safely with only one minor mishap of Bailey being sick about 20 minutes after setting off but then sleeping all but the rest of the journey & when at their home has had a good look round, a play & been shown were to go toilet & then using this area to have a wee a bit later. So of to a good start Sue. Bailey is the biggest pup now & at are home has proven to be a very confident young man so will look forward to Bailey's adventures in the future.
Below is the last photo I will take of all Lucy's Cavapoo pups together & it was not easy getting this photo but I think we just pulled it off.
Some more videos of Lucy's pups taken today the first as they were chaseing leaves out on the patio but when they saw me you guessed it they stopped & piled in through the door. Then you will notice naughty Primrose trying to get a little suck off Lucy but at 5 months now all she does is licks Lucy's teats as she has lost the ability to suck but obviously has not forgotten about sucking.
Well tonight is the last night all Lucy's Cavapoo pups sleep all together in are home. Tomorrow they go to the vets in the morning for a check up, first vaccination & to be microchipped. Then just after lunch the first of them will start to leave us for their new homes.
These pups as usual have all been a joy to watch growing & developing their personalities. I will look forward to hearing about what they get up to in their new homes as time goes by.
Lucy has proved a brilliant mum to these pups & looks like they have her confident & playful nature. This has been her first litter & 7 pups for a Cavalier is very good.
I have put some fun little videos of the pups on today & you will hear from the back ground noise that are house is a lively one.
The first video is Lucy letting her pups have a little drink yesterday & as you will see & hear the pups enjoyed this.
This video is just funny, as I was trying to get the pups in one place so they could all be seen together on video & one took evasive action.
In this video Little Poppy who although is the smallest of the litter shows that she is not to be messed with. This makes me laugh each time when in the video I speak to her & she has a little mad moment. Precious !
As the title says " Ssssh ! " as all the pups after bombing around had collapsed fast asleep. The sounds in the back ground are noisey children eating dinner or should I say sat at the table with food in the front of them talking. lol. It is funny as my children make loads of noise & they sleep right through it but I only have to touch their food bowl or open the door to the patio & the pups are wide awake.
Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 52 days old & in 4 days time after their first vaccination & being microchipped at my vets will start to go to their new homes. They are all very playful pups with their own little personalities.
All of them now confidently go anywhere in the house & love going out doors for little adventures. I am thankful that we have had dry weather the last week or so as this has really helped in getting the pups outside & getting them into the idea of going toilet outside.
Lucy is still allowing a little treat of a suckle now & then. Lucy has done such a wonderful job of rearing her little family of Cavapoo pups & the last couple days it has been fun to watch her play & interact with them as such an important part of a pups social development learning how to interact with adult dogs.
Lots of photos of the Cavapoo pups tonight. Lucy's litter of Cavapoo pups are nearly 7 weeks old & are bundles of very playful fun. The weather has been cold but dry & sunny here so have been able to get them out side at regular intervals during the day & they are getting the idea about toileting outside. They are all clean over night & when I come out in the morning it is a rush to get them just outside the door as they wake to have their wake up wees.
It is just over a week now & they will start to go to their new homes so although hard work now I will enjoy these last days I have with them & hope that I have given them a good start to be taken on to become valueable members of their new families. As I type this Mum is snoring under the desk with 3 pups lying on her & to the right of the desk the other four pups are curled up in a bundle asleep.
Some photos of the Blenheim Cavalier girls helping the dishwasher to clean the dishes.
Well, just take a look at Millie ! I think she thinks she is a Terrier cross Springer Spaniel. This was as bad as it looked & took a warm shower & a bucketful of shampoo to get her looking half descent again although the mud was clay & she has a slight orange tinge to her coat now but as the advert says for certain hair care products "she's worth it ! "
Pupster & Millie have discovered an old badger set & love going up there digging in it but Pupster some how was not anywhere near as dirty as Millie maybe she was stood behind Pupster whilst he was digging & to think people pay good money to get covered in that stuff & if you stand behind my to dogs whilst digging their cover you in it for free.
The pups are now all reserved with Rachael & family visiting us yesterday to meet the last boy they have called Sammy. They have had Spaniels before so understand taking on a puppy & the time & responsibility it takes to rear their new charge.
The other two boys that were still available last week are both going to Yorkshire & one is going to Sue who they have called Bailey & the other is going to Victoria & they have named him Barney. These two pups have been chose by speaking on the phone & several emails & photos as I do always advise seeing a pup at least once in its home enviroment before picking it up in some cases this is hard to do because of distance but when a pup is reserved in this manner I offer the return of deposit if when the pup is picked up it is not quite what they were looking for as although you see lots of photos it is not quite the same as meeting in the flesh.
So will be looking forward to meeting Sue & her family in a couple weeks & meeting Victoria & John in just under a couple weeks time. It is amazing with modern communication how you can get to know alot about people but nothing beats meeting in person but maybe I am just old fashioned. So in two weeks time better make sure there is plenty of tea, coffee & biscuits in the house & maybe make a ginger cake !
Six weeks old !
Sleepy pups tonight. Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 6 weeks old & time for them to go at 8 weeks old to their new homes seems to be approaching all to quickly but we are keeping Roxy on for a couple more weeks for Tracey so she will probably get a little spoilt by us all.
All these pups have hopefully found their new homes with the last pup being viewed on Sunday & with two people waiting to see if he is reserved I am sure he will have his special family to go to soon.
The pups now are real fun & confidently investigateing every corner of are home & today whilst hoovering were so intent on attacking the hoover in play that I had to put them back in their pen so I could continue without running them over or hoovering them up.
They bomb around skidding on are wood floors & then happily crash out on a big mattress cushion that we have near the telly. The photos tonight of the pups are them crashed out last night & photos with their names under as we have a Albert, Bailey, Barney, Big Poppy, Roxy, Little Poppy & the last boy who will hopefully have his name soon.
Lucy is excelling as a mum & is looking rather to well & has blossomed with her seven little charges. She has though started to moult which is hormones just like a woman & her coat will thin out now & soon grow back but we will have to put up with being covered in her hair for a day or two as Lucy likes her cuddles. She still allows her pups a couple suckles a day but they now sleep through the night not needing attention from us or mum.
Muddy Millie & Pupster !
As you will see from the photos below that Pupster & Millie have yet again been through the undergrowth & mud in hot pursuit of the Devonshire wildlife & I must say I have started useing a whistle with them a few months ago & although they bolt off like a greyhound out of a trap when they get a scent or sight of are local wildlife, with persistent whistling they do come back a little delayed but they come back & then lots of praise & a little treat. Either of these two are perfect at recall on their own but together like a lot of dogs they egg each other on & the ears are then turned off but useing a whistle gives a further range for recall so when the ears suddenly work again they can hopefully hear you & come back better late than never.
It has been very wet the last couple days & this does make for more work with lots of wet dogs & wet towels. It has been that wet that even the dogs have not been keen to get out at first but once out just get drawn to the mud like magnets.
It is the start of the weekend my children actually did Rugby training last weekend which was the first time for over a month & I think that we may not be playing this week as they have matches but never mind they will do fitness training up the woods chaseing after Millie & Pupster this weekend. Luckily my children love animals & treat them with respect & think of all are dogs as part of are family. A dog if the right one can be a great friend to a child & teach them a lot about respect, love & loyalty.
Lastly thanks for the lovely comments Vanessa & Tracey but it works both ways as you have like previous people who come to me shown that you have put time & patience into finding the right pup & put work in researching all about the right start for your pups & asked lots of questions which shows you really care & see your pup as becoming a member of your family & a member of your family is a life commitment. Lastly you have got to know the person who has bred your pup & then allowed me to follow their progress which is a bonus for me. Thankyou !
Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 39 days old & into everything. We are trying to put them outside for a run around for ten minutes at a time weather permitting & indoors they are out of the pen more than in it. At this age now they are curious of everything so it is good to get them to see as much & experience as much as possible & learn that the world is not to scary a place.
Photos are from today as it was actually dry outside so nice to get some photos of them bombing about.
Tonight a photo of Pupster are oldest boy enjoying his new dog bed. Have not got round to sewing up the other one yet that Smudge & Primrose broke.
Pupster is such an old character being a neutered (castrated) boy & a wonderful member of are family. This year he passes middle age to become a veteran in dog showing terms (although he has never been shown other than in a fun class at a village fete) & to me the relationship becomes even closer & the bond stronger as time passes. Sleep well Pupster, sweet dreams !
Smidge who was nearly 14 years old
Lastly tonight is a tribute to Pupsters best mate who passed away in 2010 after a tragic accident which instantly killed him. When I started this website last year I did not think that I would need to use a " In Loving Memory " page for a couple of years yet & 2010 will always be remembered for me as the year I accidently killed my best friend Smidge. It really does hurt when you lose a dog & for it to be of your doing takes some coming to terms with & even now as I type this & see this photo of him taken a week before he died & he has been passed away now for over 6 months it makes me feel true grieve. I think the photo says everything about Smidge as he was a true gent to us & are children who he suffered with great patience & kindness being their for them to steady themselves on when they all first started to walk & happily accepting all their tearful cuddles when they had been told off. So as we forge on into this new year I am just going to take a moment to remember all those that are not with us as we pass into this new year & then move on but never forget them. Rest in peace Smidge.
Got the post today & in it was a New Years card & photo's from Alfie's family. This is Alfie from are second litter of Cavapoos. His Mum is Ysabel. At the moment we have breed 4 litters of Cavapoos & in the first 3 litters there have all been an Alfie. So it will be interesting to see if we get another Alfie in are 4th litter as 2 boys still available & not named yet.
This is their first dog for Lyn, Marcus & family so it is lovely after a few teething problems to begin with to see that he has settled in now to be a valueable member of their family who is much loved.
Thanks for the lovely photos & update Lyn you have stuck with it & now have a lovely dog as so many people struggle when having their first pup but if you stick at it with routine & praise for the good the penny will drop eventually. Alfie is a credit to you.
Got some lovely photos sent to me yesterday from Vanessa who has Alfie from Dolly's litter born back in August & is the brother of Lola who I posted photos of a couple blogs ago.
Alfie was the precocious pup of the litter & Vanessa chose him at a few days old as being the only boy the colour that she was looking for. She visited a couple times before taking him home & now we keep up with each other on facebook & Alfie has grown from a gorgeous pup into a playful & loving young boy.
Alfie when we had him was one of the pups that it would take some doing to forget. He was first to jump or fall out over the whelping boy, the first to escape over the plank we use on the end of the crate so Mum can go in & out as she pleases & first to greet any one. He loved to play with are older dogs & have fond memories of watching him scamping around the table in hot pursuit of Smudge. Thanks Vanessa for these lovely photos that I can put on my blog as I put on your facebook page " He has the X factor"
Yesterday afternoon I had to take one of are children to a party so dropped her off & went to Mole Valley store in South Molton. They are a country store selling animal food & animal, farm products. As I walked in I spyed dog beds on special offer & after the destruction by Smudge & Primrose of one of are dog beds decided to buy two of these plush looking beds. Click on photos below to see full size of are new dog beds.
Well all went well with are new dog beds as the dogs instantly excepted them into the dog bed pack & all was fine until we went to my in- laws for Sunday lunch & on my return found a kitchen full of fluff & two pups looking mighty pleased with themselves. Smudge & Primrose had broke the zipper & ripped the cushion inside to pieces. Quickly tidied up the mess as had Toni & family were coming to visit Big Poppy a pup they have reserved from Lucy's Litter. I think it is repairable so will have to get the sewing kit out & see what I can do.
Thought I would catch up with photos sent to me of pups from us in their homes as having Lucy's pups born at the start of December have been a little busy & nearly forgot to post the lovely photos sent by Alison of Maddie & a lovely photo from Madeleine of Oliver in the snow.
Maddie is Smudge's sister & their mum is Millie. Maddie looks so much like mum & also is alike in temperment being very loving & well behaved. She is gorgeous even if I am a slight biased. Keep the great work up Alison & Ray she is a credit to you both.
Below is another lovely photo of Oliver in the snow. Madeleine sent me some stunning photos a while ago of Oliver in the snow which I posted & then this photo arrived just before Christmas with greetings. Oliver is Maddie's brother & also looks like mum & displays her temperment but must also say that dad Charlie also has a brilliant temperment. Thanks again Madeleine for your updates on your special boy Oliver.
Recieved today these cute photo's of Lola who is a Cavapoo from Dolly' litter born on the 9th August 2010. She was the only black & white pup in the litter of seven pups so it is lovely to see how she is turning out. She was a quiet pup but liked going of on her own to check things out & Alison says she still has an inquisitive nature & is full of fun. Thanks for the update & to see Lola looking so happy & content.
R I P Doggy comforter !
Was greeted yesterday morning by two naughty pups, Smudge & Primrose who in the night had done the damage in the photo to are old faithful dog bed. Over the years this dog bed had suffered many assaults by are juvenile dogs but alas the night before last the fight was lost & the bed burst with Smudge & Primrose some how also breaking its zipper. This bed has given many hours of comfort to are dogs & will be missed. The cremation is tomorrow. Please no flowers but donations to a dog charity of your choice.
That was just a bit of fun but seriously please try & help animal rescue charities in your area as at this time of year they are over run with rescue animals & a donation does not need to be money it can be your time to do volountry work like just taking a rescue dog for a walk !
Pupster & Millie the two dreamers
After the dog bed being destroyed I thought lets go for a nice walk with the dogs up the woods, one whiff & a glance of a roe deer & Pupster & Millie were of in full flight with me in hot pursuit blowing my whistle for all it was worth. Well half an hour later with half a tree stuck in my hat Pupster & Millie thought is that someone blowing a whistle for us & then appeared at my feet looking like they had been dragged through a hedge backwards & smelling like a badgers bottom. So a bath was in order if they wanted to come back indoors. These two do give me the run around but they do always come back although slightly delayed & as I saw them flit through the under growth with gay abandon I thought what joy & for a moment only here & now exsisted the mind was cleared as I pursued them, they were dog & I was human & as far as they were concerned we were a pack in hot pursuit of supper but unlike them I new that a roe deer is only ever going to get caught by us in their dreams, so dream on my furry little friends.
Photos below are of the Cavapoo pups of Lucy's they are now 5 weeks old & the 3 girls are reserved & 1 boy is reserved leaving 3 boys available. Today Tracey & her family visited us to see the pups in real life for the first time & reserved her girl who they are calling Roxy. It was lovely to meet Tracey & her family as we have been emailing each other & talking on the phone now for around 3 months as Tracey came to me just as Lucy concieved this litter, so lots of correspondence later we finally got to meet. Tracey & family did a 10 hour round trip to visit us today & it was lovely that they took the time whilst hear to have a good play with all the girls & Lucy's pup. Tracey asked me lots of the right questions & we obviously both like a good chat. They have reserved the middle sized girl who they are calling Roxy.
Great to finally meet you Tracey. Your family & you are sure to make brilliant carers for your Roxy.
Lots of photos tonight as have got my new camera going, so have gone a bit mad clicking at any dog that moved.
Kym came today & chose her boy from Lucy's litter of Cavapoo pups who are now 32 days old. She has gone for the biggest boy although there is not much differance between these four boys at the moment & to tell them apart when chosen I am putting a little bit of food colouring on their chests to be sure to know which pup is which. Kym's pup is marked with blue & if you look closely at the photos of the pups asleep you may be able to pick him out with his blue patch showing.
We are looking forward to meeting Tracey on Friday who has a little way to travel to get to us & will see the pups for the first time on Friday but has been with us since before the pups were born, so after lots of emails it will be nice to get to meet each other.
Patience is one of the most important virtues when looking for a puppy as it is not to be rushed into as if the wrong choices are made it can be devastating for the pup & yourself. Puppies need to go to a home were their will be time put to them as you will only get back what you put in. If you put in the time & lots of patience into the formative first year of your pup you then will reap the benefits for the rest of that pups life. So please always do lots of research about exactly what it entails to bring a pup or dog into your life !
Enjoy the slideshow, unfortunately for whatever reason tonight I am unable to caption them at the moment but hopefully that will not stop the enjoyment of looking at them.
A sleepy start to 2011 for are Cavaliers as you will see from the slide show below. Smudge is now over her heat so Bobby is allowed back with the girls & Pupster in the house fulltime again. As you can see by the photos he is growing into a handsome young man & is now 9 months old. He has a thing about sleeping on the back of the sofa & my old Smidge used to do this when he was a young dog.
It has been nice to see Bobby & Smudge back together as they are good mates with only a couple months between them in age. They have been back playing & chasing each other around the place with Primrose in hot pursuit who is Smudge's half sister.
Got the clippers out on New Years Day & attacked Pupster as this snowy weather & his hunting in the hedges he had aquired a few mats of hair under his belly so he has had his first haircut of 2011. The other dogs had the underside of their ears trimmed as I find this really helps with ear ventilation & if done carefully is not noticeable.
Charlie are Blenheim Stud dog saw the eye specialist just before Christmas & I forgot to mention this back then due to being a bit busy. He has had an on going eye problem due to scratching his eye back in the summer. The eye ulcerated whilst healing & a wart like thing appeared on the eye. My vet wanted a second opinion as to what was going on so Charlie saw the eye specialist that visits my vets every month. She was happy that the eye was okay & that the wart like thing was just scar tissue & just to carry on putting antibiotic drops in his eye twice a day & in time the eye will heal its self & that he probably will have a little lump on his eye forever but it is nothing to worry about as my vet & myself were concerned that it may of been some sort of cancer growth so was reliefed by this news. Charlie is such a bonnie boy & although this eye must of caused him pain at times always is a happy chap & in the morning & evening sees me with his eye drops & sits & waits for me to do his eye before rushing of to join his friends for his walk. Charlie will be 5 years old this month & he will then be of to be cardiology tested over 5 years old so fingers firmly crossed for 2011.
Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 30 days old & today we have put them in their crate for the first time moving them from the whelping box. They are now very playful & respond to your voice & on seeing you. They wag their tails, lick your face, chew your fingers & play with toys. They will happily fall asleep in your arms & are starting to get their fluffy teddy bear coats. Their noses are now jet black & their eyes are now focused & dark. Ysabel is helpng Lucy with her pups & has recently started jumping in with them to help clean them & for them to try & suckle her but afraid her milk bar is empty. Her pup Primrose regularily sleeps with Lucy's pups & has now started gently playing with them which is a joy to watch.
Toni & Joe visited today to chose their pup from this litter as they have been vet checked & are over 4 weeks old now so you can see were their personalities are going. They have chose the biggest girl who is also very out going in the litter & I had started calling her Bertha but they have chose the name Poppy for her, so that looks like 2 Poppys in this litter as Debbie who is having one of the other girls is calling that one Poppy too.
Put photos on a slide show tonight, most of the photos are of them sleeping so enjoy " The Sleeping Cavaliers. "
“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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