Thursday, 21 August 2014

You turn your back for 5 mins.....

I went away for a couple of days last weekend, leaving Graham in charge, couldn't believe the change in the pups on my return. Not only have they grown but they have turned into proper toddlers, wanting to be out and investigating everything and shouting about their discoveries. They have also started on solid food which means Nina no longer feels the need to clean up after them. Nina will be returning to her home in Wales just before the pups are ready to go to their new homes, her owners are missing her and I know they are very keen to gave her back with them. It will be very quiet by the end of Sept, with no pups or kittens, Nina will have gone home and of course we are still very much missing Rhonda and Betty, though it is probably a good thing that there will be less to do, as I have to have a bit of minor surgery on my knee at the beginning of Sept and will be unable to do as much as normal for a while.

All the pups bar 1 boy have now been reserved, so please give me a ring if you would like to find out more. I will be clipping the pups in about a week, so will have a much better idea of colour then, but I suspect that most will be blue rather than silver. For those unfamiliar with the colour, think about the British Blue cat (Sheba adverts), I think it is a beautiful colour, a couple of shades darker than silver but with more intensity to it.

The kittens are all still here, the 1st boy to go leaves tomorrow, his sister the following weekend and the last boy at the beginning of Sept.

The adult dogs are, I confess, in serious need of a bath and clip, most are looking decidedly scruffy, this is as a result of having kittens and puppies to bring on combined with school holidays! They are however still getting plenty of exercise and cuddles :-)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Puppy fun is not far off now!

I have owned std poodles since 1989 and bred my 1st litter in 1993, but still it never fails to amaze me at how quickly pups develop. Nina's pups are now 16 days old, they have their eyes open, they all get up and toddle around the whelping box and today I saw two of the pups engaging in play :-) They are also investigating the front of the box and I suspect that the great escape is not going to be too far off!

 I still have 2 little boys looking for a home and unexpectedly 1 of the girls has become available again as the lady who had booked her has decided that an older dog would better suit her lifestyle.
I am itching to see what colour the pups are, they all have varying degrees of white hair in-between their pads which often indicates that they will be silver, however, as yet, I can't see that they have any silver on their faces, so I will just have to be patient for another two weeks when I clip their faces and we can see if we have blues, silvers or a mixture of both.

Miss Tibb's Kittens are now all set for their new homes, they have had their 2nd vaccinations and had their microchips (brave babies). Unfortunately none of their new families are able to pick them up on time so my daughter is just going to have to endure another week or two of playing with them, poor girl :-)

Friday, 1 August 2014