Pi has found a home to go too. Lovely person from Jersey, came and visited us this week to meet Pi and go for a couple walks with him. He is being castrated next week, all going well he will leave us once healed. It will be a bit of a trip, but we are preparing Pi. It looks at the moment that he will have to do the 4 hour crossing from Poole to Jersey, meaning being left in the car in a crate, but checked regularly. It would be nice if he could fly out from Exeter on a private light aircraft, but due to the 2019 English Channel Piper PA-46 crash, the person having him is finding it hard to find anyone with a private light aircraft who would do the flight with a passenger. If there is by chance anyone reading this who knows someone who would. If they would like to contact me either by phone on 01769 560969 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can put you in touch with each other.
You might notice Treacle's three pups wearing what looks like new blue collars. These collar we put on them yesterday and are ADAPTIL Junior Collars. It's the first time using them. We turn on an an adaptil diffuser in the puppies sleeping and pen area a couple weeks before leaving us and normally use the adaptil spray when travelling them in our car, giving a bottle of the spray to their families to use when they leave us. The collar is a recent product. lasting around 4 weeks and hopefully will help with the process of them getting ready to leave us and settling in to their new homes.
Nearly forgot about this bit of video I caught yesterday of Alfie and Lottie.
Treacle's three pups sleeping during the heavy rain we had today.
Bank holiday Monday and husband, David home, so put Puddin' and Pi in the car just after 6 am this morning, and went to Saunton sands beach with a couple of the children, who wanted to get up and go with us. Puddin' in the photo taken on David's mobile has been to the beach a couple times, but it was Pi's first time. I did not take a camera, as often it can become more about getting photos than enjoying the moment. I'd rather enjoy the moment. Pi really enjoyed it, getting quite excited for him with the feel of the sand under his paws. Unfortunately, David's phone is not that good at photos and the one above of Puddin' coming out of the dunes is the only photo he got of any quality.
Treacle's three pups rest after playing under the shade of the Willow tree
Our dogs have dug this hole by the Willow tree, and Treacle's pups seem to like hanging around in it.
Earlier in august I posted some photos of Bumble and received a lovely update and photos from Kathy for Saffy, one of Bumble's daughters from her only litter so far.
I have just seen the lovely pictures of Bumble. I for one are very pleased you kept her - Saffy is lovely too!
Thanks for breeding such a lovely dog!
We took Treacle's three pups out for their first trip in a car today.
Alfie went first and whimpered a bit.
Saffy went next and shaked a bit.
Ezra went last and whimpered a little bit.
They all did very well for their first trip in a car, and over the next week or so, we should see their confidence grow as they get used to travelling on their own in the car.
Ginty came to stay with us just over a week ago, and yesterday Andrea picked her up. She has been a pleasure to have around, and as always, interesting to see one of our pups all grown up.
This bit of video was taken yesterday and shows how playful Mum is with her pups.
Took this bit of video yesterday morning of Treacle's pups interacting with some of our dogs, and then someone came to the door.
“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!