Friday, 24 March 2017

Available kittens

Unfortunately I have to offer 2 of my kittens for homing again as the lady who had booked them hasn't been in contact about them. I have the black girl and the blue and white girl available. Both are bold babies and although they have only just started to explore outside the nest, all signs point towards them having typical Devon naughtiness.

Spirit and her pups are doing very well, pups are little butterballs, which is hardly surprising as there are just 4 of them to fight for the milk bar. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Might be today!

Spirit went into the 1st stage of labour last night, this can last 36hrs and so far things are pretty uneventful here. I will obviously update as things progress and the webcam will go live when pushing starts. Puppies are arriving CAM IS ON :)

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Counting down!

Spirit is due her pups on or around the 22nd of this month. She is very fit and well (this mornings walk was 8 miles!) but is not huge, I am guessing 6 puppies.

This picture was taken 6 days before her last litter was born, 2 years ago. On that occasion she had 9.

As always Spirit will go on her regular walks until the pups arrive, not only will this help her general fitness for labour but it will keep her calm and relaxed prior to the pups arrival. These are some pics from todays walk, Spirit enjoys the walks but is not very interesting to photograph at the moment as she is pretty ploddy, the rest of the gang however make the most of every moment, including the pensioners, Dollar and Purdie :)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Bit of a brag

Those who have followed me for a while will know that showing is not my thing, however sometimes puppies and kittens that I have bred do go to people that enjoy showing them. Margo belongs to Shelly and she got her to Crufts last year where she gained a very respectable 5th place and managed to get onto the front page of the Guardian newspaper. This year they were back again, but in a much bigger class, I believe there were 18 dogs entered, and she was placed 3rd!! I am so pleased for her owner, who has put so much effort in keeping her in show condition, they are an amazing team together, so whilst the most important job of any animal I breed is to be a 1st class pet, to do so well at a world famous dog show is a little bit special.
Unfortunately I was not able to get to Crufts on poodle day, but have been given permission by Amy Bramley to use the pictures of Margo that she took.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Buns in the oven

Spirit is 6 weeks pregnant today, I took a picture of her just 3 days ago and thought that she looked like she may only have a few in there.

However, 2 nights ago she literally ballooned and these were pics taken today, I now suspect that there is a good sized litter cooking in there, looking forward to meeting them all, on or around the 22nd March.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Life's a beach

Today I had arranged to meet Clive and Alison with Morse and Crichton at Bigbury today but as I was pulling up to park I realised that in the car next to us contained Sarah with Alice and Evie, so this morning turned into a mini Itzapromise meeting :) Unfortunately I didn't get any decent pics of Morse as he was convinced that Spirit was still the sexiest poodle alive (despite her telling him, in no uncertain terms, to take a hike!) and spent most of his walk with his nose up her bottom, which doesn't make for the best pic, lol. It was lovely to see everyone and the dogs had a great time.

Spirit is just over 5 weeks pregnant and is starting to develop a little bulge .

Unfortunately we had some very sad news with Bobs kittens, during Weds night one of the blue and white kittens got herself stuck under the blankets and I found her deceased in the morning. The rest of the kittens are thriving and eyes are starting to open.