Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pifle and Tripe!

Andrew was left in charge of the hounds today whilst I had to go on a job, and having slaughtered a rather nice steer yesterday he had the tripe on the boil in the Boiler when I arrived home this evening. As you can see from this photo, all the hounds are keeping very close eyes on the tripe being cooked!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day tripper

Today I had a small job on the Somerset borders so decided to tie it in with a visit to my friends Eric and Chris, who own Farlap Constant (Harry). I took Gerty (aka dirty Gerty) and Isabel with me, to play with Harry, and they had a fabulous time romping in the garden and fields.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rain and yet more rain

Will it ever end?! Finally we had a dry afternoon and the hounds managed to enjoy a few hours sunshine in the garden, after a rather windswept walk. Gravity our old lady, has hated the damp weather as it plays havoc with her she enjoyed the sunshine more than most today.
(see her in photo). The girls are all segregated for a few more days as 2 are in season.....Isabelle the "new girl" is happy to play with everyone and enjoy the scrum sessions! (shes the one on the front right).

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Congrats down under and here

Well done to Australian Champion Farlap Cautious, and Steve, on their Best in Show Win at the weekend. (see both photos)
Also well done to Farlap Baracnik on winning res CC at Welsh Kennel Club at the weekend.
Meanwhile our lovely lovely new baby Issy is having to cope with torential rain, something she is quite unaccustomed to, and it also means that ive yet to get any nice photos of her! She is having a couple of (hopefully) lovely trips out this week, to visit friends, so Im hoping that the sun will shine and she can finally enjoy the UK summer!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

At loooooooong last.......

Isabelle is here! We had a lovely stay with our fabulous friends in CZR as always, and brought Issy home with us. As you can see, she loved sleeping in the van and sharing our air bed, as well as her very 1st visit to the seaside (Belgium near Oostende). Shes settled straight into the pack without a cross word from anyone, and acts like she has always been here. What a credit to Lenka and all the wonderful care she has given her in her 1st year.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Right Dog......

and here she is....Isabelle Guerin Roborovski with her breeder Lenka, becoming a Polish Junior Champion at the weekend.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wrong Dog!

Well heres another photo of Tennant....but the news is about Issy!! (just waiting for a n updated photo of Issy so this one will have to act as a stand in!).
Anyhow, I digress...............Issy went to the Polish national Championship show yesterday and won Junior bitch and then Best Of Breed, and this made her a Polish Junior Champion!! What a great way to end her current run of shows in Europe. I hope this snippet of news keeps our regular (almost nightly it would appear!) visitor upto date. I had no idea that Farlap Bloodhounds were of such interest to some folk!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Go for it Gerty!

Gerty had her 1st ever show today....the Hound Association champ show, where she won puppy bitch and best puppy in breed......she was very very good for her 1st time out and I was very proud of her. Candle was the hound from hell, and was far more interested in what was happening in adjacent rings, than concentrating on showing, but managed to win open bitch and a res CC.
Im a little unsure what type or movement the judge was looking for so will await the critique with much interest!!
The journey home was a 7 hour nightmare with every caravan in the UK seemingly heading for the South West, and that combined with me still being ill, it wasnt a pleasant journey!
However on arrival home there was a message from Lenka to say she had taken Isabelle to the Polish equivalent of Hound Association as well today (national polish hunting show) and she had been graded "Excellent" and was the "youth" well done (again) Izzy.......only a few days to go now !!
Thanks to lynne for this snap of Gerty today!
We also had news of Aust. Ch. Farlap Cautious who was awarded BIS at the Kempsey Mcleayshow last another big "well done"!!