Enjoying a quieter time

Phoenix left us last Friday, always so much harder letting the last one go. Eliza was subdued for 24hrs after his departure but has fully regained her bounce now!

I am not a fan of early vaccination so she will have one vaccination when she is over 13 weeks old, she will not be vaccinated against Lepto as I believe that the vaccine is a far greater risk to her well being than the chance of her contracting the disease (added to the fact that it only covers 4 strains of about 200 and that it can last as little as 3 months and almost certainly no longer than 9 months). She will almost certainly still have some circulating maternal antibodies at the moment so she is going out to be socialised.





She has started on a few outings, these include our local park, the beach, the bus station a walk through the town centre and a walk alongside a main road. She has been through a subway and had several trips in the car. None of this has phased her, she has had a few moments of uncertainty in some situations, but completely regained her composure almost instantly. She is like her mum in that she has a non stop wagging tail :-)

She and Fawlty continue to be good buddies.



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Salmonella Contamination: Check Your Dog Food

Carnivore Meat Company has announced a voluntary recall of their Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for dogs, which may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected products have been distributed in the following U.S. states: California, Georgia, Rhode Island, Florida, Texas and Washington. What to Look For: NAME: Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée SIZE:...

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Ready for his long trip

Phoenix is due to leave us on Thursday, poor boy has a long journey and a trip on the ferry as he is off to Ireland. Normally I get the pups ready to go within 24hrs of departure, but felt it was better to allow a bit of time between bath and journey. Always so much harder to say goodbye when they have stayed that bit longer :-(




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And then there were two

Most of the pups have flown the nest over the last few days and so far reports are encouraging, all seem to be confident happy pups, a few teething problems here and there with one or two, but on the whole I believe we have 7 happy families.

Phoenix is staying with us just another week or so, this lad has got a very long journey ahead of him as he is off to Ireland.

I suspect that Fawlty is going to miss the pups even more than I do, he has been obsessed with them right from birth and has consistently wanted to interact with them, in fact I think the pups are starting to think they may be cats as I have caught Eliza on the cat wheel and climbing onto the cat scratch post!

Really fed up with the wet weather now, it's no joke having to walk 9 dogs on flooded/very muddy fields and woodlands, not that they seem to care as the pictures show. We will be going to the beach tomorrow as although they will still get wet we won't have to worry about the mud!















Update - We visited the beach today, here are a couple of pics from our visit (including dogs belonging to a friend).









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Going to miss these babies

Once again time has flown, the pups are now 7 weeks old and will start to leave for their new lives at the weekend. After much deliberation I have decided that Elmo will be the pup that stays with us, she will be called Eliza from the Audrey Hepburn film My Fair Lady.
They are off to the vets for a quick health check and to be chipped tomorrow afternoon, so that will be their 1st car journey.
They will all be bathed and clipped before they leave here, so if the weather is kind I hope to get a few shots of them looking clean and fluffy before they go, but for now here are a few pics from this afternoon (we got rained on, hence the soggy look!)










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Calendars

One of the families having an Audrey puppy has very kindly used some of my pictures of my pets to make fabulous A3 sized top quality calendars for me. There are too many for my family and friends so I am selling the remainder, with all proceeds going to a poodle charity. If you would like one please get in contact, they are priced at £12.50 each plus £2.80 P&P


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A busy week for the pups

What can I say, this litter are just little crackers, they are now becoming fun as they play and explore and start to interact with people and anything else they come into contact with, although their stamina is still very limited at the moment, they have about 15 minutes of activity followed by several hours of napping. Taking pics is a bit of a challenge now as every time I get down to their level I get mobbed!




This week they have had their 1st outdoors adventures, ideally I would have liked to get them out more frequently and for longer periods, but it just hasn't stopped raining :-( and they are just a bit too young to be able to cope with getting wet.





They have also had their 1st date at the hairdressers and now look like proper poodles, this went very smoothly with only Jerry making a proper fuss about it, typical girl! They have also had a chew on some raw bones, I think they really appreciated these as they are teething and want to chew.






I have started to allow them to interact with a couple of my puppy friendly adult dogs, I do this gradually and am careful about which dogs they meet and where as not all of my adult dogs tolerate the pups trying to suckle from them or...

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Bones

Pups had their 1st introduction to bones tonight, they are teething and seemed very glad of a cold bone to gum on. My friend Amy is staying tonight and she took some pics of me taking pics, which gives you an idea of some of the difficulties involved when taking pics of pups who see you and your camera as some sort of interactive toy/climbing frame












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1st bath and blow dry

Pups were getting a bit greasy, due to wading through their food instead of simply eating it! so they had a very quick bath today. Can't say they were terribly impressed and when I went to take pics, before they got grubby again, they were tired and perhaps a little shell shocked :-) Maybe they will stay clean enough for another attempt at pics tomorrow, but here are some to be getting on with for now.












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See How Your Donations Helped Changed the Lives of These Shelter Dogs

evp-rescue2Since its inception, GreaterGood has raised over 35 million for charities around the globe. Helping to fund programs that save lives is incredible, and something we take great pride in, but giving is much more than dollars and pallets of necessities. Every year groups of employees take trips to the areas that need help and...

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