Oliver the last of Millie's pups to leave was meant to be picked up today, but earlier got a phone call from Madeleine his new owner to say she had broken down on the motorway & thinks her power steering is gone, so hopefully she will pick him up tomorrow, so that has been a stroke of luck for me as I now have time to do my blog at a daylight hour rather than in a twilight hour, also the kids are outside busily making a trench in a pile of topsoil that my husband brought home a while ago, by the time we get to put the soil were it is needed I do not think it will be a pile anymore, but they are so enjoying the muddy fun I will leave them to it & be thankful for the modern washing machine.
Yesterday evening had a bit of fun when just went around the front of the house, to return, to realise Millie & Pupster had vanished & then realised that Bobby are young stud dog to be, was no were to be found either. My Cavaliers do like to let me know they are Spaniels & all my Cavaliers enjoy a bit of fun chasing the local rabbits & the many Red & Roe deer across the countryside. We are lucky were we live that it is rural & when they disappear they track through woodland & most of the time we know the route they take, we are at the moment trying to get are perimeter fence done, but we have all the the stuff to do it, but it is the time which is a bit lacking to do it, but we will get there.
Back to the dogs of on a jolly. Husband came home at 7.45pm & he went straight out to look for them, as I had one child down asleep in bed when they disappeared & my Mum was out so could not go of in pursuit of them at first.
Not long after my husband left to look for them, Millie turned up like a vision at the patio window, covered in sticky buds, mud & varies other bits of hedgerow stuck to her, so then rang my husband (thankful for mobile phones) who was still looking for them, to tell him that Millie had returned, now only Pupster & Bobby were unaccounted for. Poor husband returned at 9.40pm with two Cavaliers covered in mud & bits of hedgerow looking very pleased with themself, but my husband was not pleased with them, so baths all round & then found them asleep with husband on sofa. Cavaliers will soon melt your heart even when they have been a bit naughty.
Dolly is going on with out any help, other than me checking that all pups are sucking okay. Took a little video of her with pups this morning, so you can see how well she is doing. It is quite amazing how the only senses these pups have are smell & touch & that is how they find Mum, around 10-14 days the eyes start to open, but only start to be able to focus from about 21-28 days, ears will start to open around 13-17 days & teeth start to appear around 28 days.
Watching pups at only three days old that have no sight yet or can not hear yet, instinctively move towards their Mum on her return to the bed is amazing & only makes you realise how amazing their sense of smell is.
Click on video below to enjoy.
“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!