Monday, 13 November 2017

Poodle fun on the beach

We didn't manage to sort a reunion out this year, but we have managed a couple of poodle meet ups, one of which was yesterday on our favourite beach, Saunton Sands. As it happens most of the dogs attending were bred by me, and one of the ones that wasn't is a Dollar Grandson. The weather was 'interesting' we had strong winds causing mini sandstorms, a heavy burst of rain/hail and some much appreciated sunshine. Here are some of the pics from today, as ever, more can be found on my Flickr.com account (link on the right of this page).



















This week also saw my dogs suffering severe trauma, when I have young kittens I don't encourage contact between them and the dogs, unpredictable kittens with sharp claws running amok through a group of dogs who are essentially a hunting breed is just not a risk I want to take. The kittens that I have kept are now of a size where I feel the risk has pretty much passed (my dogs are fine with the adult cats) so this week saw their first evening all together. The dogs spent most of the evening grouped together and totally unable to relax, lol. The 2nd night was a lot more comfortable for all of my pets and now all are happy to chill together :)




Saturday, 28 October 2017

A bit of fun in the garden

I have a couple of agility jumps and some weave poles in the garden so that I can practice a couple of bits in the garden, yesterday Emily decided to have a bit of fun, not only with Cash and Eliza but also with Fawlty. Just a very quick video of Fawlty in training (he is probably my least agile cat, which makes this all the funnier to me) and some pics of everyone else. Just so you know, Cash would not normally do jumps of this size so I told Emily he couldn't be asked to do anything that she wouldn't do, also, at very nearly 13 years old Purdie shouldn't really do this sort of thing, but she so wants to be doing stuff and be involved, so she was allowed 3 jumps.



















Sunday, 8 October 2017

Secrets of a group shot :)

I take a lot of group shots of my dogs and am often asked how on earth I get them to pose. This short clip shows just how easy my dogs make it for me (what it doesn't show is the hours of training that goes into each and every dog which is why they are so happy to co operate :) )

After we took this pic we then went onto the beach for a few hours (Purdie wasn't with us as she can't cope with running on the sand anymore and Alfie stayed home as he is not a lover of the beach), these are a few pics from our trip .