It has been nice to see Bobby & Smudge back together as they are good mates with only a couple months between them in age. They have been back playing & chasing each other around the place with Primrose in hot pursuit who is Smudge's half sister.
Got the clippers out on New Years Day & attacked Pupster as this snowy weather & his hunting in the hedges he had aquired a few mats of hair under his belly so he has had his first haircut of 2011. The other dogs had the underside of their ears trimmed as I find this really helps with ear ventilation & if done carefully is not noticeable.
Charlie are Blenheim Stud dog saw the eye specialist just before Christmas & I forgot to mention this back then due to being a bit busy. He has had an on going eye problem due to scratching his eye back in the summer. The eye ulcerated whilst healing & a wart like thing appeared on the eye. My vet wanted a second opinion as to what was going on so Charlie saw the eye specialist that visits my vets every month. She was happy that the eye was okay & that the wart like thing was just scar tissue & just to carry on putting antibiotic drops in his eye twice a day & in time the eye will heal its self & that he probably will have a little lump on his eye forever but it is nothing to worry about as my vet & myself were concerned that it may of been some sort of cancer growth so was reliefed by this news. Charlie is such a bonnie boy & although this eye must of caused him pain at times always is a happy chap & in the morning & evening sees me with his eye drops & sits & waits for me to do his eye before rushing of to join his friends for his walk. Charlie will be 5 years old this month & he will then be of to be cardiology tested over 5 years old so fingers firmly crossed for 2011.
Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 30 days old & today we have put them in their crate for the first time moving them from the whelping box. They are now very playful & respond to your voice & on seeing you. They wag their tails, lick your face, chew your fingers & play with toys. They will happily fall asleep in your arms & are starting to get their fluffy teddy bear coats. Their noses are now jet black & their eyes are now focused & dark. Ysabel is helpng Lucy with her pups & has recently started jumping in with them to help clean them & for them to try & suckle her but afraid her milk bar is empty. Her pup Primrose regularily sleeps with Lucy's pups & has now started gently playing with them which is a joy to watch.
Toni & Joe visited today to chose their pup from this litter as they have been vet checked & are over 4 weeks old now so you can see were their personalities are going. They have chose the biggest girl who is also very out going in the litter & I had started calling her Bertha but they have chose the name Poppy for her, so that looks like 2 Poppys in this litter as Debbie who is having one of the other girls is calling that one Poppy too.
Put photos on a slide show tonight, most of the photos are of them sleeping so enjoy " The Sleeping Cavaliers. "