Tuesday, 7 January 2020

2020 Reunion

Setting a tentative date for a 2020 Itzapromise reunion, Sat 20th June at Saunton Sands, Devon. Would love to see as many Itzapromise poodles (and any dogs they live with) with their families as possible. Get it in your diary and start practicing those sit/stays for the group pictures :) 

Sunday, 29 December 2019

A bit of fun with Florin

I forgot to post this before Christmas. Florin has been attending trick training classes this year, whilst we are far from perfect we both have fun doing this :)

I am also very pleased to announce that Florins DNA testing for vWD, DM, NE and prcd-PRA have all come back clear, she has been hip scored 3:6, so, subject to a clear BVA examination for HC we hope to mate her next year :)

Friday, 20 December 2019

Merry Christmas everyone

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and good luck to all those who have Devons from me ;)

Monday, 9 December 2019

A quiet period

The last of this years kittens are now in their new homes, reports are that all are doing very well. This leaves us with probably the smallest amount of pets here in decades, just 7 dogs and 6 cats. Much as I miss those animals that are no longer with us, I have to say that it is quite nice having less animals all vying for my attention and it means that the cats and dogs can share the space together and I am now able to focus more on Whoopi and Florins training over the winter.

We are hoping to have a litter of puppies from Florin in the spring, which I am really excited about, especially as our last litter was in 2018 so it's been quite a while since we have had puppies in the house. 

We also hope to have more kittens next year, don't tell Fawlty but he won't be the father of all of next years litters!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Mainly Whoopi and Florin

Most of those that read my blog will be aware of Whoopi's accident when she was just 15 weeks old, she suffered a sub luxation of the spine and massive brain haemorrhage which left a large clot on her brain. Quite simply she should have died at the time of the accident, but not only did she survive, with fantastic veterinary treatment and round the clock nursing and physio from myself, she has made a close to full recovery and now lives her life to the full making the most of everything. She celebrated her 1st birthday last week so here are a few recent pics and video clips of her.

The kittens will start to leave us in about 10 days time, going to be very odd having no babies in the house, but I get a lot of pleasure knowing the joy they bring to their new families. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Application Forms

I have just realised that completed puppy/kitten application messages have been going to my spam account. I have now been through this folder and responded to all those that I have found, please accept my apologies if you have been waiting for a response. I have also responded to a form for a puppy from an interested party in West London but my email reply has bounced back, so please contact me if you have been expecting a response and not received one.
I would like to say it is a little quieter here, now that Bernards kittens have flown the nest, but Beetles 4 are taking up the challenge of running amok through the house. It is going to seem very dull here once they all fly the nest in Dec. We will be having more kittens next year, probably sometime in late spring.

Dry walks have become something of a rarity, but we have had the odd bright day (even though the ground is sodden) and have managed to squeeze a nice couple of beach walks in. The body of water in these pictures is actually flooding, but the dogs didn't seem to mind. It's been odd not having a litter of puppies this year, so I am really looking forward to Florin hopefully having a litter in the 1st half of next year.