Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Young lady in need of new home

This is Sky, she is a Manuel/Tibbs girl, about 4 years old and due to an unfortunate series of events, resulting in her being spayed today, her owner has reluctantly decided she would be better off in a home where she is the centre of attention. She is a friendly girl but a little shy and she would prefer to be the only cat. There will be a very reasonable rehoming fee. She will need to stay with me for at least another 10 days whilst she recovers from todays surgery, but if you think you may be able to offer her her forever home please contact me.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Tibbs and her kittens

The kittens are now 4 weeks old and are starting to venture out, this concerns Tibbs who would rather they stayed where she put them, to this effect she moves them around the lounge and deposits them in quite inappropriate places, yesterday it was behind the sideboard.

Unfortunately for Tibbs the kittens are not so keen on staying put now -

Just a few more pics.

We had a lovely trip to a North Devon beach this week, these are just a few pics from our day.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Moving on

Firstly I would like to thank all those that have messaged me or sent cards in the last week or so, I was very touched by the support.
Having been away for a week or so things have moved on with the animals, the poodles all look like neglect cases, so I see a marathon of grooming/clipping and possibly skinhead haircuts next week :)

The kittens on the other hand are looking fab, they are starting to wonder what's outside the nest box, it's still a bit scarey out of the comfort of the nest but I think it safe to say that it won't be long before they are fully confident and running riot! I have decided not to keep the boy from this litter, the timing just isn't right, so all 3 kittens are now looking for homes.

The chickens are now very happy girls, we recently had their area returfed, which meant that they were confined to a large pen whilst the grass established, today was their 1st day out, it's been a long while since there has been proper grass for them and it's lovely to see them foraging in it, especially the ex battery girls as this is their first ever time they have had grass under their feet!

Monday, 5 September 2016


I know this is a blog for my animals but I lost my Dad on Saturday, this is not the place to go into any details but at the moment I am not able to deal with the enquiries I get about my pets. Please bear with me and if you have tried to reach me recently and I haven't responded please try again in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Since just before the girls had their last seasons there has been a growing tension between Cash and Morse, there have not been any fights or spats but there has been a lot of posturing and Cashes behaviour towards Morse had become intimidating (despite Cash being a complete ponce in all other respects and half the size of Morse). So after much agonising we made the decision that should the right home be offered we would let Morse go.

This is not a hastily made decision, and whilst I know a lot of people in multi dog situations will persevere and separate dogs at all time this is not a route that sits well with me, my dogs must be happy in their home, tension does not make for relaxed dogs and the dogs welfare must take precedence over my emotions.

The right home was offered several weeks ago and at the beginning of last week Morse went to his new home, just up the road from us, in Brixham. He is now living the dream, allowed on furniture and sleeping on the bed, and he gets to share this luxury with one of his sons, and as if that wasn't enough, he lives within walking distance of the coast so he gets fab walks every day.

The transition is going to take a little while, he and his son have had to work out some personal space issues, but this is going well and there is no reason to suppose that they won't be best buddies in the not too distant future. Morse is understandably feeling a bit insecure and is currently quite clingy, but again this should almost certainly resolve itself with correct handling and time.

As I consider Morse to be an important addition to the UK poodle gene pool, he will remain entire and I still plan to have a repeat mating with him and Spirit in the next few months.

Enjoy your new life Morse, my big black muppet.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Happy family

Tibbs and her kittens have settled beautifully. We have a lilac girl, a blue boy and a blue girl. At the moment I am planning on keeping the blue boy, the other two are available. Here are a couple of pics taken this morning.

As a follow up to yesterdays post, Eliza has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in one of her toes. All being well it should sort itself out with rest and anti inflammatories.