Sunday, 21 May 2017

Been a little while!

With all the puppies and kittens demanding so much attention I have just realised that I have neglected to update my blog!
All the pups are now in their new homes and all the reports so far are lovely. The 1st 2 kittens have left the building, 1 more should be leaving this afternoon. Unfortunately the blue girl is having to stay a little longer as she managed to damage herself whilst tearing around and ended up with a stress hernia, we were initially hopeful that this would repair itself but that was not to be, so on Tuesday she will have the hernia repaired and will be spayed at the same time. At no time has the hernia affected her so hopefully she will breeze through the surgery and be ready to go to meet her new owner, a young lady called Lily, very very soon where she will smother her with purrs and kisses.
Here are a collection of puppy and kitten pictures taken over the last few weeks.


















Tibbs definitely has middle age spread, but she now has an excuse as she is pregnant. This will be her last litter as she is an older lady now so she will be spayed after these babies. This in itself make the litter special, but it is even more special as Manuel is currently quite poorly. He has spent most of the last week at the vets and has had blood tests, xrays, ultrasound scans and has been on I/V fluid therapy. He is back home now and seems to be doing ok, but with no proper diagnosis we know that he may not be out of the woods yet, so please keep this special scruffy boy in your thoughts.



We also have chicks :)


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Madhouse!

Puppies and kittens everywhere, and I suspect they may all be on speed!! Just a few pics from the last week or so.


























Thursday, 20 April 2017

Agility Dogs

Years ago I used to compete in agility with my black standard poodle, Lily and my 1st toy poodle Daphne. Lily was a brilliant agility girl (Daphne would have done better if she had been heavy enough to tip the see saw and strong enough to push through the collapsable tunnel (which is an obsolete obstacle nowadays) and we managed to compete at a reasonably high standard.



Last year I finally started regular agility training with Cash, he's a lovely boy and we have great fun, hopefully he will be ready to compete later this year and although I don't expect him to achieve much (he is bouncy rather than driven) it will be great to be out there doing something with him.


Eliza started agility just 3 weeks ago, I am full of optimism for her potential, she is already demonstrating drive and hopefully this will increase as her confidence grows. Watch this space as they say :)


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Chaos reigns!

It's starting to get pretty hectic here now, not only are the kittens mad as a box of frogs, but the puppies are now approaching 4 weeks old, and even though they are possibly the most laid back litter I have had (not so much competition as they are such a small litter), they have now reached the stage where they need a bit more room and are becoming more reliant on me and just slightly less reliant on Spirit. With that in mind they have now moved from the dining room to the lounge. Up until now the kittens have had this space to themselves, so we have had some hissy spitty kittens for a short while, but now they are just ignoring them.


The puppies had a brief visit to the garden earlier this week (much easier to get pics in natural light)