Henry makes himself at home in his Granddaughter, Saffy's bed
Bubble and squeak, with two runny fried eggs, and tomato chutney. The eggs were laid by our chicken this morning. A little bit of heaven. In my world always made from the left over veg (best with cabbage) and roast potatoes from a roast dinner. Sometimes I might boil up a few extra potatoes to stretch it out, if not to many roast potatoes left over. I also bung in any leftover stuffing. Gives a bit more flavour, especially if the stuffing was cooked in the juices of the roasted meat.
Skye has been for a weigh in. Skye is from Blottie's first litter born two weeks before Christmas in 2017 Looks like it's ten pups for Blottie
"Few pictures of Skye
Weighing 8.9 k following weigh in today .
Continue Following your Blogs with great anticipation of new arrivals ."
she is about the same weight has Teagol, but she certainly has the run on her when it comes to her ears.
"She’s certainly a star turn with every one we meet , and the centre of Toby’s reception School class projects , she’s mentioned on everything he speaks or writes before his family .!!!!! Skye’s a real friend to him and extremely lovable and and gentle natured . We feel very lucky . Thank you
Love to all
Jean /Toby /Skye and family
for making me smile with the thought of Toby and Skye together. I'm so pleased that she has fitted in so well for you all.
Love from us all
Jean then sent me a rather cute photo of her Grandchild, Toby, and Skye together.
Blottie reaches 8 weeks since her first mating tomorrow, and looking at her size and the amount of movement coming from her pups, she has more likely taken from her earliest mating. A bitches gestation is around 9 weeks. Pups can arrive as early as 56 days and be just viable. It is a bit on the cusp of survival, but a couple more days and they would have a lot better chance of survival. Smaller bitches tend to deliver a bit earlier, and if a bitch is carrying a big litter, this tends to deliver earlier than later. She is comfortable, and I think realistically from her previous litter, anytime from this coming weekend, we could see things starting to move.
Photos below are Blottie today, enjoying the sunshine.
Finally got this video footage to load up. I have had to split it to get it on here, and it is Blottie on our bed while one of our children was reading this evening, and another one and me were puppy watching.
I want to wish my brothers and sisters a very happy birthday. My mum and dad say that they can't believe I am 5 today. They say I am like a puppy and they still call me their baby girl. I've been for two walks with my dad so far and now I am having a little sleep. Mum is sending a photo, I had a haircut last week ready for when we start our holidays in the caravan again.
We still read your blogs and keep up to date with all the new puppies coming along.
Lots of love to my brothers and sisters on our 5th birthday.
Love from Mollie
And mum and dad Rhian and Russ"
Happy 5th Birthday!
Sounds like you are having a lovely day. Thanks for keeping in touch over the last five years. It's hard to believe it's that long.
Love from us all at Poundlane
The last cows leave the parlour of the evening milking, and a little light is still to be found outside. As I start to wash down the clusters and set up to wash up. A shiny black nose appears at the exit door of the parlour. The head of who the nose belongs to appears, and then the rest of the cow is suddenly shunted in to full view. She has been butted up the bottom by an impatient cow following her, and then what proceeds is half a dozen cows skipping around the parlour, bucking playfully in what looks like a rather clumsy ballet routine.
I shut off the through route at one side of the parlour, and the cows know their rouse has been thwarted. "Come on girls, out you go," I tell them, "And be careful!" I quietly follow them out and shut the yard gate behind them. Spring Fever is in the air!
Yesterday morning as I sat eating my bran flakes and sultanas, sipping black coffee at 5 am, before slipping out the door to go milking. I saw it, at first it did not totally register, but then the penny dropped as my brain finally computed the messages being sent to it by my eyes. Blottie was lied out beside the table, and I could see it, her pups moving, and looking like they were having some sort of rugby match by the amount of movement. So now we have visual movement. Always good to see, and to see so much movement is a good sign that all is progressing as should be. I start charting Blottie's temperature tomorrow, as we know The temperature never lies.
I hope everything is OK with you. We're still getting an awful lot out of our beautiful dog. She is an absolute joy and I couldn't be without her.
It's her 5th birthday today and I wanted to send you this photo.
If we were ever to get another Cavapoo, I wouldn't hesitate in coming back to you and have recommended you so many times when people stop and comment on what a beautiful dog Kayla is!
great to hear from you, and a Very Happy 5th Birthday to Kayla. Hope you all have a lovely day.
Lovely to hear she is such a loved family member.
Love from us all at Poundlane
Lovely 5th Birthday update for Flora from Lucy. She is from Smudge and Reggie's litter back in 2014 Its six ! So Happy 5th Birthday to Flora and her five siblings Kayla, Mollie, Chester, Harvey and Jake. Have a lovely day on your 5th Birthday and I hope you and your families are all well.
I was inpsired by your photos against the beautiful blue sky so took these today on the eve of Floras 5th birthday ( not quite your standard though!) There is no excuse for the other photo!
She remains a happy and healthy dog and a wonderful companion.
Happy Birthday to her litter siblings ; hello to Smudge and Reggie ; very best wishes to Blottie; and of course love and a 100 wags to you all!
Thank you as ever for her.
Lucy, Alan and Flora"
and a very Happy 5th Birthday to Flora. Hope you are having a lovely day. Love the photo of her in her fleece.
Thanks for the updates and photos over the last 5 years.
Love from us all at Poundlane
Saffy has settled right back in at Poundlane whilst Kathy is on holiday. She is super affectionate, and our children have been making sure she gets plenty of cuddles.
Caught a lovely batch of photos today of the Poundlane pack on guard, as they watched the neighbours dogs in the field below us.
Blottie nears seven weeks pregnant and looks very full of pups, and if you lie upsides her now, gently placing your hand on her stomach near the neck of her uterus, and wait patiently. You can feel a gentle flutter, at first you think it's wishful thinking, but then you feel it again, and then you know it's one of her pups.
We just had an impromptu visit from Fletcher and his family. They happened to be in the area for the weekend, and contacted me yesterday, asking if it would be okay to pop in to see us. Great to see one of Blottie's litter of ten pups all grown up. He is certainly a very handsome boy and a credit to his family. We even managed to get a photo of Fletcher with his Dad, Ernest.
Just realised this evening, that if Blottie gave birth on the 4th March, as predicted if she went the same time has she did from her first mating, as with her first litter. She would then be giving birth the same date as her sister, Bumble did last year. She is blossoming as she approaches seven weeks pregnant and I now regularly gently put my hand against her tummy. Any day now, we should be able to start feeling the pups moving. At the moment her tummy feels like a fluid filled ball, but as the pups grow and skeletons become more dense, we will start to feel solid masses moving about. With a big litter, you can often make out a leg , head or spine of a puppy as space gets tight.
“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 Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane!