3rd time lucky?

For the 3rd time, through absolutely no fault of her own, my female black kitten is looking for a home. She is a lovely kitten and will make a wonderful pet. If you are seriously wanting a kitten (I really have had enough of people who let her down ) please give me a ring for a chat and maybe arrange a visit.







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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. 





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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 :)

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2017 Itzapromise Calendar

Once again one of the fabulous families with Itzapromise poodles have very generously produced an Itzapromise calendar, as with last years calendar ALL money raised through the sale of these wonderful calendars (apart from p&p costs) will go to one of 2 rescue groups, either Poodle Network UK or Many Tears who take in a large number of ex puppy farm poodles and poodle crosses. They are priced at £10 each and UK postage is £3. These are large calendars, approx 12" x 16" and are good quality, pictures below are a few of the pages to give you an idea of what to expect.

If you are interested please contact me.







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A bit of training

Cash started agility training last year, we both really enjoyed it but unfortunately, after just a few weeks, the club closed and we failed to find another club. A couple of months ago we managed to resume our lessons at a new club and Cash is doing very well. One of the hardest obstacles to train are the weave poles, especially if you are limited to only training once a week at club. Thankfully our newly turfed chicken garden is now well enough established for me to put some poles up for practice, so, assuming the weather holds, the plan is to train for 5 minutes every day and with a bit of luck we should have this sussed in a couple of months :)
The first 2 videos show us training, the 3rd shows the distractions he is having to deal with :)

Now that Eliza is just about a year old I have started to introduce her to the poles too (no video yet) so that will be one less thing she has to learn when a space becomes available for her to join the agility classes.








The kittens are just fabulous, little monkeys are into everything!





































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Just out walking the dogs :)

These are just a few very short videos showing how the dogs behave on a typical walk, this is when we are on the fairly narrow paths, when we are in open fields or in the woods they are a bit more animated (as can be seen by photos that I frequently post), but hopefully this gives an insight on how sound all my dogs are with various distractions such as a jogger, group of teenagers, nervy dogs, noisy dogs and young children. As you will notice the dogs don't need to be called away from any of the situations and on these examples I had to need to stop them approaching anyone, but should we meet someone/a dog that is really not comfortable with my gang they will all come when asked and walk in a tight group with me and we would give as wide a berth as possible to whoever is worried.









Purdie is quite an old lady now, she will be 12 in a few weeks. Whilst she still enjoys a very good quality of life she does have quite significant spondylitis and some nerve damage to her back legs, this is managed both with conventional and natural medicine but she also does her own bit of hydro every day by always choosing to paddle down the stream on our walks.


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Silver puppies available

Whilst I have no plans for a silver litter in the near future Cash has been entertaining the ladies and this month has seen 2 beautiful silver litters born, sired by him.  There are pups available from at least one of these litters, dogs and bitches. The Mum is fully health tested with a lovely temperament and the pups will be reared in the home. If Cash's previous litters are anything to go by they should be cracking pups. If you are interested please contact their owner, Fiona Smith, directly. They are located in Pewsey, Warwickshire and the contact number is 07876 806370.


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Pupdate

Spirits pups now have pet names, as my daughter is into all things Japanese at the moment they are called Ichy (phantom), Ni (cream), San (black boy, blue collar) and Shi (black girl, red collar). This is apparantly one, two, three and four in Japanese and they are named according to the order they were born in.












Kittens are well and truly up and about now, just the black girl still needing a home.










We are so lucky to live where we do, yesterday we spent the morning at the beach with a friend and her assorted dogs (15 between us!) unfortunately Purdie had to stay home as she would have found the walk too much, Spirit is obviously still on maternity leave and Alfie is a lazy boy and often chooses to stay home! Todays walk was a fairly sedate affair as the dogs were still tired :)






















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