Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunny Days are here again.....

........well in Devon any how!
After our drive to Germany in the week, taking Biscuit and Bran to their new homes, its just nice to relax in the sunshine and spend time at home with the puppies on the lawn.....they are growing fast and furiously and making the most of the sunny weather by playing in the garden a lot of the day.
Weve had loads of great photos from all the puppy owners, and some hilarious stories of puppy antics....keep them coming please, we love them! Heres a few for you all to enjoy.
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Bran (aka Brian)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little and large

Some brilliant photos arrived today, showing how well Bertok has settled in well in his new home in Somerset, which he shares with his Uncle you can see, he is already running rings around him and showing him who the new boss is!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Eaglets have landed

Great to hear that Bliss and Bargain have arrived safely in their new homes. I think they will be giving their owners a lot of fun over the next few weeks. Bertok (formerly Baffle!) left today for his new home in Somerset where he will live with his Uncle: (Bas's brother Bagr) and judging by his confident demeanor, will be ruling the roost very soon!
This photo arrived earlier from Farlap Crofter....showing that you really do need to have a sense of humour if you own a bloodhound......or in this case, if you have one come to visit!!!

We had a pleasant enough trip to Crufts, although the poor entry and general lack of ringside atmosphere made it rather a dull show I thought. Candle was reserve CC and Gerty won special Junior bitch. It was an exciting show for Graceful as it was her owners very first Crufts......I think they enjoyed it too! Farlap Baracnik, who belongs to Fiona McKenzie, won res Dog CC so well dont to him as well.
Heres Candle and Gerty relaxing on the benches after judging and counting down until it was time to get out of the NEC!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunshine makes a difference

What a difference a bit of sunny weather makes! The puppies seem to have grown so much, both mentally and physically in the last week after being able to spend lovely sunny afternoons playing in the garden and exploring their out door surroundings.
We have had a clear week of puppy visitors which has meant Ive managed to catch up with some house hold chores that Ive been putting off for so long....namely decorating! Im now contemplating calling the Farrow and Ball helpline to ask how long it takes for their yellow masonry paint to come off a bloodhounds coat......if my liver girl looks slightly yellow at Crufts you will know why!!!
I heard a really horrendous story of late.....someone sold a puppy to people who didnt seem to have a clue about the breed or its rather difficult requirements. Poor little mite was a nervous wreck, not helped by the owners going out to work and leaving him in a crate during the day.He was terrified of all and sundry and eventually started fear biting. the breeders response on asking for some help was "none of the others are like it so you must have caused the problem"
I really despair at times when I hear these reports ......what sort of people sell to such novice owners, let alone ones who are out to work in the daytime and leaving a puppy at home alone.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dad taking a day off duty

I was sent these fantastic photos of proud new father, Dominic (Farlap Curate) having a relaxing time on the beach in mexico with a dobermann friend, and taking a bit of a break from the responsibility of being a new father!
Congratulations to Karla and family on their lovely litter of puppies, and Grandma Logic sends kisses too!