Sunday, 27 March 2011

We've had a couple of lovely walks on Dartmoor this week

Here are some of the photos I took, hope you enjoy them (If you want to see more go to - link on the right)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Poodle pups on the way?

Where does the time go? It only seems a couple of months ago that we had a nightmare trip to Wales to collect Dilli and all of a sudden she is two years old and ready to have pups. She has just visited a very good looking Apricot boy from the other side of the pond. Although he is unshown as he was tail docked in the states, both his parents are American show  champions. He has a variety of colours in his pedigree so I don't have any idea what colours we will get, should be a nice surprise especially if she has any parti colours (unlikely). If she is pregnant we should have puppies mid May. Both parents are eye tested..

Sunday, 13 March 2011

And then there was one :-(

Vanessa is now on her own, her brother and sisters are now settling into fantastic new homes. Perry and Isobella were both collected (both are now called Bella!) and I was fortunate enough to see Ferb in his new home as I delivered him, he was a little star. Both he and Candace had a 3 hour journey to Surrey where we then spent a couple of hours at my friends house. The pups were understandably a little confused on arrival but within a matter of minutes were happily investigating their new surroundings. They were then introduced to a completely manic 11 week old min poodle pup and they spent the next hour charging around the garden.
Candace was then collected and had a short trip to her new home with Jane and her 2 and 4 legged family. Then Ferb was loaded into the car and we took him to his new home. He was very confident and took meeting his very well mannered Border Collie housemates in his stride. He tucked into his dinner and was a good boy having a couple of wees outside in the garden. It was lovely to see him in such a good environment.
Vanessa was a sad puppy on Friday night and got Graham up a couple of times in the night, but she is adjusting to life as a singleton well and last night was good as gold, hopefully she will have a new home in the very near future.UPDATE: Vanessa (soon to be Nessy) has a lovely home waiting for her :-)
I had a lovely time at Crufts with my friend Rosie (sorry about all the heavy shopping you had to help me carry, I know you love me really!). I searched high and low to find tiny toys for Fizzy and was very pleased to find what I was looking for, however they did not impress madam and she decided that the big pink octopus, that I bought for normal sized pups, was far more her cup of tea!

Monday, 7 March 2011

A little brag

I have just received my copy of the Accredited Breeder Newsletter from The Kennel Club and opened it up to find that my picture of Frankie came 2nd in a photo competition they ran. I feel a bit pleased with myself :-))

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Poor Vanessa

Well as so often happens, you think everything is sorted and then it goes pear shaped. I had a lady coming to view Vanessa today, in between her confirming the visit and actually coming I had several other enquiries about her. I took the details of the 1st three callers and any subsequent callers were told all the pups had been homed (you would think that 4 enquiries would result in the pup having a home). The lady visited today but unfortunately Vanessa wasn't quite what she was looking for, so I called back the people that had made enquiries, 2 of these decided they wanted different coloured pups and the 3rd had found a different pup in the meantime, so through no fault of her own, Vanessa is still looking for a home of her own :-(.