Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Not quite as planned.

Tibbs was due to have her kittens a day or two ago, but having said that it is not uncommon for a cat to go a little past their due date. Unfortunately I had a course to attend today but left Graham in charge with strict instructions to watch Tibbs and if necessary put her in the kittening pen and monitor her. Well, I came home at around 4pm, to find Graham trying to extract Tibbs and 3 very new born kittens from a brand new, formerly cream, scratch post. Other than being a little cold all 3 kittens were fortunately fine and they and Tibbs were moved to a more appropriate area.

After watching the new family for a few hours I wasn't comfortable that she had finished, so off we went for a quick xray just to be on the safe side, thankfully there were no kittens evident on the xray so we are now home where Tibbs is settling down with her new family.

This is a picture taken just after I got home, so bedding was still bloody from the babies, rest assured they now have a clean bed but I won't take any fresh pics until tomorrow as they have had more than enough disruption today. I can tell you that we have 2 blues and a lilac.

We are off to the vets again tomorrow as Eliza, who has had a fairly dramatic haircut, is absolutely hopping lame, so fingers crossed that we don't end up needing anything other than rest and pain relief.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

And then there was one.

There has been a mass exodus, all the pups have set off on the 1st step of the rest of their lives except for little yellow collar who is waiting for her family to get back from their holiday and collect her on Tuesday. So far all the reports have been positive with the pups settling in pretty well. Some have had other Itzapromise poodles waiting to meet them in their new homes, others have an existing dog, and whilst this can be a little daunting for a new baby, once they have made friends it will be great for them to have a pal to show them the ropes. A couple get to be the one and only in their new families and of course these will enjoy being the complete centre of attention.

Here are a few pics of the pups taken in their last week with us.

And one of our lone, lonely loner, who now gets to fully integrate with the rest of the pack.

Just when you think it's all over for a little while, you realise that Miss Tibbs is expecting a litter. As she is now a middle aged lady this will likely be her final litter. We are hoping for kittens in about 10 days time :)

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Garden Time

The weather has not been great over the last week or so, but today was nice, so everyone got some time in the garden :)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

New Camera :)

I have now had my new camera for just over a week and am gradually starting to work out some of the settings, thanks to my bestest friend, Rosie, giving me a few pointers when she visited this weekend. There is still a huge amount for me to start to understand and to this end I have put my name down for a one day photography course,then we shall see if I can get my head around a camera that needs me to adjust settings rather than just using the preset programmes. Anyway, I am really pleased with my beach shots (and the dogs appeared to be quite happy to be my guinea pigs) but not quite so pleased with my shots of the pups that were taken on a very dull day, but it's a start :) As always, loads more pics will be loaded on my flickr account.

These are the puppy pictures, as I say, not so happy with these but they are still ok.

Last but not least are Mowgli and Baloo, being black, indoors, super duper fast and a dull day I thought a bit of video would be easier than trying for action shots. These lucky girls have got a home where they will be staying together, which I am thrilled about.