Saturday, May 10, 2008

Having spent all the week laid up indoors with a nasty debilitating virus, I decided today to leave my sick bed and get out into the sunshine for a gentle walk. I opted to take the 2 pups as they are still at a clingy stage and tend not to disappear over the horizon like the others......I also took along the deerhounds for a much needed leg stretch.
One of our fields has a large heap of soil in it which makes a good vantage point to check there are no deer lurking before the hounds go galloping into the grass. Having given them the "all clear" they charged about in the grass like lunatics....rolling and running....then all of a sudden the pups saw something in the grass.....their hackles went up and they started baying and then turned tail and ran back to mother. Intrigued at what they had found I ran over to look, only to find a badger snoring its head off curled up in the grass!!
As I tried to sneak away, the deerhounds sussed that something interesting was happeing and came bowling over and ran right into minute there was a hissing spitting snarling badger with 2 rather surprised deerhounds trying to get their delicate feet out of the the puppies by now in full bay again. Badger was last seen heading for the hills at a very fast gallop and the puppies still didnt really know what all the excitement was about!

At long last Tarnish has her cast off her leg.....I just wish someone would tell her that she is meant to have another 6 weeks complete rest!
Cythar ivaliruz is very proud to hear that he is going to be a daddy in a few weeks time....we cant wait to see his 1st crop of pups.

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