Sunday, May 31, 2009

green eyed monster on the bandwagon

I hear that the green eyed moster has struck again.......funny how one minute people are criticised for sending a puppy so far abroad, and the next minute......what a coincidence, they are sending pups to all ends of the earth...even ones that arent even born yet! Wish I had a crystal ball like that, that could tell me how my pups would turn out at such an early stage!

Cautious does it again

Farlap Cautious whom I own jointly with Steve in Austraila, has won best minor Puppy in Show (All breeds) for the 2nd time this weekend. Fantastic news! Cant wait for the piccies.

Baily gets Busy (Lizzy)

This one cheered me up!!! His owners sent me this great shot of Farlap Crofter helping with the gardening.......I think the halo has now been thrown away!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The week gets better and better!

I was away for a few days working at Royal bath and West show, and when I unpacked my tent, I discovered that the last time it was used and packed away....someone..... who will remain nameless, left a half pint of milk inside, and it had grown into a wonderful cheesy culture enveloping most of the inner sections of the tent! I spent 3 nights camping in the van instead!!!
Then on the last day of the show I cricked my neck and have been in agony ever since, unable to drive or walk, and struggling from one chair to another. To top it all, Drizzle managed to knock the latch on one of the ferrets houses, and unknown to us they escaped....suddenly we heard the most awful screeching and discovered one ferret with its leg caught in a trap we had set for the rats. Andrew tried to release the trap but its a fenn trap and very powerful and not easy to release. I held the ferret but then the hounds came to see what all the noise was about so I moved her away from their noses, and she took advantage of the new position by latching onto Andrews hand. So now theres a screeching ferret (you wouldnt believe how loud!), Andrew swearing, the hounds all jostling for a front row view, and me trying to prise its jaws apart with a teaspoon! Eventually the only option was to whack her on the nose with a spoon and shock her into releasing Andrews hand...this seemed to work and we got the trap of her leg and after a few hours she seems fine. The other ferret is still at large somewhere which in itself presents a problem because last time we had an escapee, she went over to the farm nextdoor and killed their hens. That was 6 months ago and guess what....yesterday they went out and bought new ones, so now we are just awaiting a phone call and a bill for more chickens!
On to bloodhound news, if anyone enjoys the breed calenders that are produced in the USA each year, you may be pleased to finally see some European hounds, with nice furnishings and bone are appearing in the 2010 ones. Cythar, Basnicky and Tarnish are all starring in glorious full colour!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Catch me if you can

Poor Baily....the halo is around his ankles now!!! Just have a look at this video that his owners made of him!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

The halo is slipping

OK, remember the sweet angelic Baily in the Bluebells photo??? Well his true character is now coming out, and the halo has slipped!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flower power

I was sent a lovely pic of baily (Farlap Crofter) in the bluebells by his owners.

Good news from Australia, where Cautious won Best baby Puppy in hound Group and was shortlisted for BPIS.
News in from mexico, and it looks like dog shows are getting back to normal after the Swine Flu pandemic. Farlap Curate has his first show at the national Show in mexico City soon, so fingers crossed for him!

Girls Day Out

The girls had a day out last week to visit their brother Harry. Poor Harry didnt know quite what had hit him at first as he is used to the quiet life, but after a few minutes he was sharing his toys and showing them all around his fields.