Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gracie the supermodel

Gracie was the only one who was well behaved enough today, to sit sweetley in a basket for a calendar photo shoot. her naughty siblings were more interested in getting out of the basket and then tipping it over and dragging it about the room!!
Meanwhile "Uncle" Tennant patiently tolerates the puppies!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

6 weeks and counting!!!

Well the pups are now 6 weeks old and getting very lively. Their daily trips around the garden now include George mountaineering on the walls much to Barvickas horror!!
Heres George (Farlap Guesswork) and Gerty (Farlap Gertrude) out in the rain today.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What we have to look forward to

For those who thought it was funny to hear a 3 week old Gerty snoring in an earlier can now see how she has progressed, at 4.5 weeks, and get an idea of what we have to look forward to when she grows up. Ear plugs are on order!!!
Meanwhile she did manage to wake up later in the afternoon, and the pups had their very 1st outing into the big wide world.....well....into their garden anyhow! Here they are, taking it all in their stride, with Tennant taking over all supervising duties!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Farlap Champion

Congratulations to Steve and Shaylee on getting Farlap Cautious to be an Australian Champion (subject to KC confirmation). We are so proud.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The three Muskateers

As usual its a "sleeping" photo, but its the only time the three of them stay still long enough, and with my bad back I can't be crawling around on the floor trying to get them to sit still. For "awake" photos you will just have to look at the videos!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

weight watchers

The pups are growing so fast now that they have outgrown the scales!
Today was another milestone, in that they had the "pig rails" safety bars removed from their bed, the front of the bed removed, and the freedom of the puppy room was theirs for the taking!
it also means that finally I get to slepp in my own bed, after a month on the camp bed next to them.They made the most of it by running about for 20 minutes like mad excited puppies....then crashed out in a big heap snoring their heads off.
This morning at 5am George and grace managed to climb out of the puppy bed, onto my duvet, and arrived licking my face, so pleased to see me. As im completely crocked up right now, and cant lift them or even get myself out of bed unaided, it was impossible to get them back into their bed, so I put them under the duvet and they both went straight to sleep. When Andrew came in at 7am to "get me up", he found 2 puppies and me all snoring in the same bed!!
Ive not managed to get any photo s of them this week as I cant walk upright, let alone lift a camera.....luckily some potential puppy owners came for a visit today and took a couple of pix for me.....this one is Gerty on her 1st exploration of the kitchen......and I cant believe how much she looks like her father.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sleeping our way through babyhood

it seems that the old addage of "when they sleep they are growing" applies to Gertrude......(aka " in the Gurt big one") as every photo I seem to have of her, she is sound asleep! Ill try harder to get some of awake!

Monday, March 1, 2010

quiet times

Its quiet times here right now. The pups are growing rapidly, and starting to eat solids, and with the spring like weather, all the hounds are lazing around the yard all day and enjoying the rare sunshine. The daily brushing is producing enough hair each day to stuff a matress!! Hoping they can hang onto their coats for Crufts which is only 2 weeks away now.