Thursday, October 29, 2009

C Litter

Approaching their 1st birthday, its been great to hear from some of the "C" litter pups this week.
Baily appears to have had a day at the beach, terrorising the natives (see photo) and Shelly, has been winning "best puppy in show" in Australia....thats our girl! (see moving photo)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Good week, bad week

Last week was fantastic, as I took a trip over to CZR to see "Generous and Astrids" lovely LOVELY puppies. There will be quite a lot more about that soon. heres a little taster of my two favourites.
When I arrived home I took Vivid for her second scan, but sadly the puppies are not there now, so all our hopes for the litter are dashed.
The only thing that looks like a silver lining, is that we hope to mate Barvicka soon, so more about that as and when we know it.
The "C" litter are approaching their 1st birthdays, I cant believe how fast its all going, and how grown up they are. There are already 2 birthday party invites for Candle and Cinnamon so looks like they will have a better social life than us this month!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trials and Tribulations

Yesterday saw us off to the BHC working trials, where Cythar was entered in Novice. In the words of the judge at the summing up "Cythar had the bumest of bum lines"!!! I think he was right as scent was almost non existant on our fields.......he hunted the 1st couple f fields but lost the scent and not helped by running into a stone wall at full tilt and nearly knocking himself out! After 15 minutes casting, I decided Cythar was only going to get disillusioned with it all so asked for assistance (ie the map) so i could put him back onto the line and hunt him into his runner, unfortunately the judges assistant wasnt apt at map reading and we ended up way too far left handed to pick up the line at any point or to give Cythar the opportunity to find his runner. i was very disapointed for Cythar, as when all else fails its vital a hound can do the last few yards of a line, and find his quarry, its so important for their confidence.
That aside it was a pleasant day out, and congratulations to David Gore, who was travelling with Cythar and me for the day, on his 2nd place with Emilia.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The good news or the bad news?

Well the good news was that Tennant finally got to his first championship show yesterday (Gundog of Wales) where he was Reserve Best Dog. One proud Mum and granny driving back down the M5!
Here he is looking all proud and handsome for the camera.
The not so good news, was that Vivids scan wasnt so successful. There was possibly 3 or 4 foetus, but really not easy to see and very disapointing.Admitedly I was a little early having it done, so She is having another scan in 12 days when it will be a definite yay or nay!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tail of Woe

Poor Candle has a broken tail and is not a happy girl. At first we thought it was "limber" tail, as we have had that in the past after "rough and tumble" however a painful swelling, and a trip to the vet for an xray, told us otherwise. Hopefully it will mend itself.
I have had a number of emails via the ABB website this week, and would like to remind those who do not already know it, that I am no longer on the ABB committee, as I resigned a few months ago.
Please do not contact me regarding ABB matters, as I do not have , nor do I wish to have, any contact with the committee members, so your messages will remain unanswered.

Monday, October 5, 2009

greetings from Denmark

had some great photos from Henrik in Denmark today.......hes such a sweet boy. Here he is with his toys! Another Farlap who carries everything around with him!

sun, sea and sand

Mr T. really is our "little crock of gold"....hes such a good boy. i had to work away over the weekend, and as hes getting so stressed by the in season hound girls, decided to take him with me.
He endured a boring saturday but an early finish meant we had a free we went to Weston Super mare donkeys but lots of sand!!! he discovered kite surfing....he thought it was great fun to watch, and despite the wind turning his ears inside out, loved every minute of it!
my favourite pic is him sat under the rainbow!
He spent saturday night snoring his head off on the sofabed in the travelodge!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Queen Vivid

Vivid has decided that she is definitely superior to everyone else, and uses our outside table like a throne, to view her fellow hounds!
Catching up on some past reading matter, I was amazed to read comments about puppy lists and how someone was annoyed that another breeder had sold a pup to a person on "their" puppy list......hmmm....stones and glass houses come to mind!!!