Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Swings and roundabouts

The pups are becoming more and more of a handful, despite the fact that 6 silvers have gone to their new homes we still have a lot of puppies. All the silvers now have homes, but we now have 2/3 apricot boys that have become re available, these boys all have very strong chatacters and will make great companions (They love a cuddle as well, as you can see in the pictures). All the apricot pups are due to be seen by the eye specialist on 02.09.2010 and hopefully they will be given the all clear to go to their new homes then.

The pups may look a little bedraggled in some of the pictures, this is due to the persistant rain we have had, I think if they stay here much longer they will develop flippers!!  Monica - you should be able to identufy Galax in the photos soon, as he should be the only silver here after the weekend:-).

Saturday, 21 August 2010

FrankieMy Movie (4)

Sat here studying the pups so thought the sensible thing would be to keep a video record of how Frankie copes in various situations.So this is the start of it, slightly off topic but I need to get Rosie down to work out why the colour is so poor on my films as some of the pups are a really rich colour and they all have a washed out appearance in these shots. I am going to start getting Frankie out and about as soon as possible and I need to find a puppy class that has experience of disabled pups. I am also going to see if I can get her some sort of tabbard made up advising people that she is blind and to talk to her before touching. Anyway, sorry if this is a bit rambling, it's just me sort of talking to myself.


Frankie is one of Rhondas pups, she has unfortunately developed cataracts and is now blind (these are NOT hereditary cataracts).He thinks it likely that Rhonda had a viral infection during pregnancy that has caused this problem. I can't begin to describe how upsetting this has been. This happened very quickly and all the other pups have been seen by an eye specialist and will be checked again in 2 weeks time. Frankie - so named after ol'blue eyes Frank Sianatra, is coping remarkably well. When she is with her littermates you would be hard pushed to see any problem but once she is on her own she does bump into things a bit more. She is however a remarkably confident, happy and loving pup therefore I feel she deserves a chance at life.

The eye specialist feels she is a good candidate for surgery once she is a bit bigger, but at a cost approaching £3000 this is going to require some serious saving and may well take a long time before we can look at going down this route.

Ideally I would like to find a very special home for this pup, she should live a pretty normal life but obviously there are many considerations to take account of when caring for a blind pup. Until the right home can be found she will be part of our family and if necessary she will stay here, although I feel she would be better placed in a household with less dogs.

The first of Dollars pups, now known as Cally has gone to her new home, she is going to be a very spoilt puppy, lucky girl. 2 of her brothers are still waiting to find somebody to love.

All the pups were microchipped on Weds, they travelled very well, only a couple were sick on the journey - though they managed to ensure they shared it with every pup in the van :-)  Not one puppy made a sound when they were chipped, a credit to Emmas chipping technique.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Apricot Puppies

Please could anyone that has booked an apricot puppy contact me asap, sorry but I can't find phone numbers for everyone.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

pups at 7 weeks

Well this is probably the last video I will do of all the pups together. As can be seen they are all happy confident little babies bursting with energy and looking for a fuss.

Friday, 13 August 2010


There's no denying it, I'm tired (you would be surprized how many corrections I've had to make to this writing already). 16 pups are starting to take their toll I think I am lucky to get 5 hrs sleep a night at the moment, and of course, like children they wake up loud and bouncy at the crack of dawn :-).

They are both lovely litters and in all honesty apart from being a bit on the noisy side, they have been easy. Although some are more pushy than others none are shy. They are all eating really well - going through about 5kgs of meat a day, and other from slightly loose tummies at the start of weaning they have done really well on their raw meat diet. They are off to the vets on Weds to be microchipped, that could be fun taking 16 pups on their 1st journey, must remember to take planty of kitchen towel!

The first babies leave home on next Saturday (21.08) and the majority will follow fairly quickly. The 2 pups that are flying to their new homes will be staying with me until the 1st week of September. I now have just 1 apricot boy and 2 silver boys waiting to find someone to love.

It's getting harder to get nice pictures as the pups get faster and every time you get down to their level to get a shot, they mug you. Will get the video camera out this weekend as I don't think we have any visitors due (unless of course someone wants to meet the remaining pups) as video still takes me considerably longer to do than stills.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Charlie came to tea.

Charlie, the apricot pups big brother, brought his owners Thorsten and Ciel over for a bit of puppy cuddling this afternoon. I couldn't believe how big he has turned out, he stands a good 2 or 3 inches taller than Rhonda and Audrey. He was very well behaved and tolerated the pups very well, it is interesting that there is little or no interest between my girls and Charlie. My daughter and Charlie had great fun with the cat tickling stick.

I have also put in a picture of Sybil, I think she deserves the title of most tolerant cat on the planet. Speaking of Sybil, I am pleased to say all her kittens have now found loving homes.

With regard to pup availability, I have 1apricot boy available, poss 1 apricot girl and 3 silver boys.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Haircut boys.

After the silver boys had their 1st bath and haircut

Spoo pups at 5 weeks oldMy Movie (2)

Just a quick clip of the pups outside. Will be starting the marathon job of bathing clipping soon.