Primrose's pups are now 15 days old and yesterday you could see their eyes starting to open. Mum and pups are all really well.
The first weeks of a pups life their growth is rapid, doubling their birth weight in the first 8 days and from a birth weight of around 8 oz, when these leave us around 10 weeks old they will weigh on around 4 lb to 5 lb which is on average around 8 times their birth weight, which if you compared that to a human baby weighing 8 lb at birth if they grew at the same rate they would be around 4 to 5 stone in weight at 10 weeks old. At two weeks now the pups will have their first treatment for worms. All our pups start to be wormed from two weeks and we use at this first worming Panacur liquid, as at this age they can't spit it out very easily but when we do them again at 5 weeks we change to the paste, as this is hard for them to spit out as more sticky and by 5 weeks they are more equipped to spit out a liquid and you can end up with a freckle effect of white spots all over you if you use the liquid with older pups. The photo's tonight are over the last few days and you hopefully will notice in the last couple a pup with their eyes open and that is one of the girls and she was the first born.
October is a busy month for us with lots of birthdays in the family with the first one my Mum's on Friday and the second of six this mouth being one of our son's birthdays yesterday. Our son loves Lego, so he spent most of yesterday constructing his Technic truck kit. I was asked by someone the other day what our son wanted for his 11th birthday and told them and they said " I would love to get my son into that stuff but he just won't get into it", I just replied "Oh, doesn't he", not wanting to be rude and say "Take away the play station, mobile phone etc and you would be surprised how interesting Lego becomes". Sorry to sound a bit down on technology, as it seems a bit ironic as I type this on my website but the technology children use today is so instant and lacks very often a need for patience. Building the Lego kit my son had yesterday certainly patience was needed and an eye for problem solving and he got there in the end and today his truck with grabber was in full function being remote control driven around our home. Jessica was a bit unsure of this new toy as it moved along and she woofed at it a little confused but Millie and the rest of the crew took little notice as it trundled past them.
Hope I don't end up on YouTube, as today after walking the dogs this morning and giving Reggie a little trim took the children out for our son's birthday treat to a lovely Inn we have near us, as it has a lovely indoor play area and an equally good outdoor area with an all weather football pitch. Well, we where playing football and one of the children kicked the football over the fence in an attempt to score a goal past me, so never a person to go around if I think I can get over something, I jumped over the fence to get the ball and on retrieving the ball proceeded to jump back over the fence but just as I put my foot on top of the fence my other foot which was pitched half way up the fence slipped forward wedging my foot, so as I jumped that foot did not release, so my shin hit the top of the fence as the top half of my body from this jolt headed towards the ground and luckily before going to far my foot suddenly released, which as I hit the ground I did an almost elegant roly poly but it was obvious it was not intentional to any one watching. I jumped up and took a bow, what else could I do, as I had a few spectators by then. I carried on playing football until we left and on getting back to the car had a quick look at my shin which has developed quite a big lump and bruise. My husband who saw the incident said " Lucky you did not break your leg there and we could of spent the afternoon in A and E "
Any way luckily I got home to blog tonight and have the leg of lamb I had left slow cooking in the oven, but my shin is sore and I must confess I can feel a bit of whiplash in my neck but will I start going around things if I think I can get over them probably not, well not until I'm on crutches if I'm honest with myself. You can grow into an adult, look like an adult but some of us the child will always remain.
Have included a couple photo's tonight of the view yesterday morning from the front of our home. The view is across the Taw Valley looking towards Exmoor and my son took them because of the way the sun was glinting through the cloud and the mist was rising up the valley. We have not got the best camera but I think you can still see the beauty in the area we live in these photos.
“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.