Little chance to blog at the moment but just wanted to let all concerned know that Smudge is due to be scanned on Monday morning. I have yet to get round to speaking with everyone on our waiting list and have taken on fourteen people when I know I said, "Only ten."
Its been a hard week contacting people to let them know thay did not make the waiting list this time and I am still getting equiries although the waiting list is closed at this time.
Unfortunately I have to have a cut off, so that I can manage the list without it taking to much time away from my family human and canine. We don't have any help around the home, other than a lovely chap who cleans our windows around every six weeks (extravagant I know but we have got big windows), my husband and I are both chief cook and bottle washer together, so time or spare time can be a precious commodity in our home with six active children and eleven lively dogs, taking on any more than fourteen people on my waiting list would be spreading ourselves to thin. We may open the waiting list again the end of Feb beginning of March depending on how many pups Smudge has and how many people are still remaing at that time on the waiting list.
I will hope to get in contact by phone with the last few people on the waiting list in the next few days and apologise for not yet contacting you but I will . Smudge as I said above is being scanned on Monday morning and as it is already obvious she is in pups at just four weeks gone, this will be a scan more to get an idea of how many pups she is carrying. She was four weeks from her first mating this last Thursday gone but I like to go a few days over twentyeight days for the scan, so we get a good scan and heart beats can easily be detected for each foetus.
Smudge's abdomen on palpation, it can be felt that she is pregnant and the tell tale string of what feel like peas/marbles in a row can easily be felt, also you can see that her abdominal area is looking more filled than her usual tucked profile. She looks very well in herself and seems full of beans but has started to go off her food a little, as she is normally a total pig and will eat anything, so she is already having her meals split, from one to three aday in an attempt to keep up her nutrition as the pups grow. I would think we are probably looking at a good size litter again from Smudge, she did have nine last time which is a very big litter for a Cavalier. I will be in touch with all on the waiting list for this litter with details of the outcome of the scan and will then post on the blog and will get on with the blog titled,"My KC, My Arse !" and will fully explain the title.
The rest of the dogs are fine and we think we have Ysobel coming on heat and we are going to let Dolly have another heat, which will be from next month and then we will get these two old girls spayed together later in the Spring when the weather will be cleaner after having the operation. For us spaying the old girls with having males around stops the risk of them accidentally getting pregnant and gives the boys less to worry themselves about.
Lastly a few photo's of the Poundlane pack over the last week and sitting here doing this I'm going to get my haircut, as I'm having to keep blowing my fringe out of my face or keep pushing it back over with my hand. Hair is a bit of an encumbrance which a person can easily show his/her level of vanity, especially men can show how much time is spent looking in the mirror when they have a beard, to the extent the beard is sculpted. Lol. I might of just lost a few viewers there.
“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.