Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Partners in crime

As usual, the mighty Drizzle is upto no good, and yesterday dug out and killed a mole, with her new partner in crime watching and shouting encouraging words! Here they are, looking decidedly shifty after the event! tennant of course, was having nothing to do with such ruffish behaviour, and took his usual aloof position, where he could watch with disdain.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lifes a Beach!

Tennant had a few peaceful moments on the beach today, but was soon joined by Flint, the puppy from hell!! You can tell from the look on Tennants face, he is soooooo fed up with him now! However the bloodhounds are still viewing him as potential chase material!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Let Training (or should that be "battle") commence

Flints first training session culminated in him learning "sit" in about 10 minutes and now doing it without hesitation. Im planning on using the same gundog training regime that I used with Tennant, in order to get him (eventually) retrieving live to hand, and although I doubt it will be the "walk in the park" I had with Tennant, he is definitely showing aptitude to learning and wanting to please, so I feel we are off to a great start. He met the horses and sheep, and a cat today, as well as starting on basic dummy work at the weekend. Hes still a bit unsure about the hounds, but adores Tennant and Damson and Drizzle, so fingers crossed for full "pack integration" soon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gerty goes for Gold!

Thanks to Nick for these photos of Gerty winning BPIS at the Breed club championship show, and Res CC at Richmond, and also for this nice photo of Bas .

Sunday, September 19, 2010


It was completely down to fate, working in its very mysterious and bizarre way, that a little man by the name of Flint arrived here 2 days ago. A complicated and unbelievably coincidental story, mixed with a bit of good luck, and a touch of fairy dust!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

.........and the weather isnt helping!

After yesterdays miserable day, I was looking forward to getting out across the fields today with the hounds.......we can see right across Dartmoor from here and the view is one that blows away all the cobwebs and makes you forget your troubles for a while......unfortunately its been thick mist and rain all day so that hasnt helped one bit!
On the plus side we had a lovley email from Bailey: well from Baileys' (Farlap Crofter) owners to be precise, and a sweet photo showing that he hasnt grown up atall, and is still a big baby

Monday, September 13, 2010

depressing day

well today has been such a sad day as our youngest deerhound, "Envy" (Rohanis Aoife of farlap) was put to sleep following a series of fits and convuslsions ending in a coma and a hopeless recovery.
RIP Envy

Saturday, September 11, 2010

getting ready

The shooting season is almost here and Tennant has been getting his eye in and toning up in preparation, by going up to the release field with "daddy" and doing some poult watching!
I had a trip to Richmond Champ show and the ABB champ show this week...and foundjudging at both to be "strange" to say the least! (Best to say the least on such ocassions I find) Nothing was stranger than Farlap Gertrude, undeservedly in my opinion, being "Best puppy in breed" at both shows, and the res CC at Richmond.......like I said......VERY strange!