Thursday, 23 June 2011
Dillis babies had their first bath and clip today. They are still all waiting to find their new families.
The kittens are coming on well, Miss Tibbs babies are on the point of leaving their nest box and Sybils have just opened their eyes.
Apologies for not writing much at the moment, but had a toe amputated on Monday and I'm currently on some fairly heavy duty pain relief as having one or two problems.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
As the title suggests, just a few pictures. All these pups are still available, I have no idea why they are not finding homes as they are gorgeous, confident little characters.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Well my thanks go out to Mo and Jack. Some of you who have followed this blog for a couple of years will know the problems I have had in trying to conceive to a cat with a bit of class, rather than the Jack the Lads she seems to prefer. For some unknown reason she will not conceive in a cattery environment, despite apparently successful matings. In fact, up until now the only pedigree kittens she has produced were fathered by Manuel when he still lived indoors (started spraying last year so he had to move out).
Dillis pups are now starting to take shape. Although their colours aren't quite what I had hoped for, the chosen mating seems to have been a good one, the pups are a lovely shape, short backed with good reach of neck (something Dilli is slightly lacking in) and, unusually for toy poodles, they have got very good low set ears with lovely long ear leathers and the icing on the cake is their tails, lovely and straight and well set. On top of this they have quite feisty personalities which will be super for moulding into confident, trainable pets. I am looking forward to clipping their faces in the next week or two, I have every confidence that they will have beautiful heads. All in all they are really nice pups and the fact that they have a few white points on them only gives them a bit of individuality :-)
Monday, 6 June 2011
All the babies are growing rapidly. Dillis pups are just about starting to get up on their legs and toddle about now, this is when the serious time wasting starts! Dilli is not wanting to spend as much time with them anymore but is still fiercely protective of them. I am still undecided about their colour, I think it is likely they will be blues although one of them has a very small but definite area of tan near both eyes so I am interested to see how this develops. At the moment all these boys are still available.