Friday, 21 June 2013

Kitten availability

Eleanor has his mum by the tailTibbs does not want to share her catnip toy!Tibbs does not want to share her catnip toy!Tibbs doe not want to share her catnip toy!Escape!Mini Me does not appear to want a wash from Bob (her Mum)
ant a wash from Bob (her Mum)Mini MeEleanorBob and Mini MePhillip, concentrating very hardEleanor
PhillipPhillipMini MeMini MeEleanorSybil - still got a month to go!
Phillip and EleanorPhillip and EleanorPhillip and EleanorBest seat in the house :-)PhillipEleanor
The kittens are now well and truly up and running, as my scratched legs will verify. Why do all kittens see bare legs as a scratching post?
We had a little surprise with Eleanor, she is a he! I seem to be making a habit of getting the sex wrong in my kittens recently, perhaps I should start to put on my glasses when I check them, lol
Phillip, the black/white boy, has a super home waiting for him, Eleanor, due to his recently discovered sex change, is still available, as is Mini Me (definitely a girl).

I have had reasonable interest in the proposed reunion, with about 10 people confirming they can make it (some of whom have more than one dog), so I am hopeful of a good afternoon, just need to keep everything crossed for a dry day, and if we are very lucky, perhaps a ray or two of sunshine (well it is mid July). As previously mentioned, there is an open invite to anyone who is interested in meeting my poodles.

Saturday, 8 June 2013


After giving this a fair bit of thought, I have at last made a decision on a date and suitable venue for the 1st Itzapromise reunion. The venue is Parke, Bovey Tracey, a National Trust property that offers ample free parking, several meadows suitable for picnics and some lovely walks for the furry attendees and their owners, it is also only a couple of miles from Dartmoor, so lovely for those who would like to have a walk up there later on.

As this is a public area I decided not to wait until the school holidays start, as it gets very busy at that time of year. I will be there to meet everyone from about 11am until about 3pm (though happy to stay longer if required). There is apparently a cafe on site, though I have not used it yet, but I feel a picnic would be perhaps more sociable for those of us with dogs.

This reunion is of course an open invite to all those who have an Itzapromise poodle (or spaniel or GSD, unfortunately we can't include any cats) but I would also like to extend an invite to those who have a puppy from an Itzapromise dog, also I would be very pleased to meet anyone who may be considering getting a poodle, as this would be a great opportunity to speak to lots of people with poodles and to hear about their experiences with the breed.

I really hope that we get a good show, it would be lovely to catch up on how everyone is getting along. Although I am not booking a venue, or providing catering, I would appreciate some idea of numbers, perhaps those who hope to attend could let me know. I will definitely be bringing my camera, perhaps we could set a record for the greatest amount of related poodles in one photo!! So get practicing those sit/stays :-)

Date - Sunday 21st July 2013, from 11am to  3pm
Venue - Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon