Wednesday, August 28, 2013

things come in threes.

Well its been a bit of a sad month for us. Last week we had the news of the loss of Farlap Trailblazer who lived with his lovely family in Chesham, I know how much they will miss him and he was a great trialling hound who gave Jo and Tony so much pleasure, and Im glad I got to see him one last time and have a cuddle in June. This was preceeded by the loss of our very own Farlap Damson. now Damson was truly the queen of the sofa, and ruled the household with a rod of iron. Every single Farlap bloodhound that has been born, has grown up with "Auntie" Damson, the matronly deerhound who made it her life mission to educate puppies!!! Our big grey hearthrug will be sorely missed, and she was the grand old age of 13 when sadly old age caught up with her.
One final bit of disapointing news is that the much awaited litter that we had planned and planned so carefully has not happened as sadly Candle is not pregnant. this has come as a huge blow to us as we doubt we will  be able to get to use this superb European male again. I will be writing /phoning individually to all those people who were on our long waiting list.....I know there will be a lot of sad and disapointed people, although none so much as us today.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Times like these......

We have had two really sad calls from Farlap puppy owners. First was from Wales where Scooby had lived for nine years of rural bliss on the edge of his own mountain, and where he sadly passed away after a short illness. We know Scoobys owners were so dedicated to him, and are missing him so much after such a long time in their lives. As if that wasnt bad enough we then heard from Baileys family, the dreadful news that they had lost him the day before to torsion.At 4 and a half years, this is such an awful shock , Made worse by the fact they did  ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING right in recognising the classic symptoms of torsion and getting him veterinary attention immediately, hnowever,despite two trips to the vets, the VETS did not recognise the problem. Baily, affectionately known to his family as "Baby Baily"....despite being a whopper lol, had the most devoted caring home I could have asked for for  puppy and I can only imagine how sad they are feeling right now, missing their BB.
Ill try and lift the mood by sharing this really great advert from Russia, of Ch, Int Ch, Grand Ch,Farlap Guesswork who has been very successful in the showring for his owner Maria. He is also a much adored family pet on his days off!