Today I am home with the children and dogs on Bank Holiday May Day and a silage widow. One of the farms we work for has decided to be very brave and start cutting grass, even though the weather is a bit dodgy for this week, but as the three farms in front of him with the contractor are laying off cutting yet due to the weather being forecast for showers, so cutting now he jumps the queue. My husband cuts the grass for them, so yesterday after they rang him, I was hoovering and he came over wrestling the hoover off me and saying, "Would you like to put your feet up before you go milking in a minute," I twigged what was going on and asked, "Are they cutting tomorrow," and give him his due , he did try to look like he did not want to go to work, but the glee in his eyes was only to evident, what man would not want to have a go driving the kit he is thundering around fields in today. See he spends a lot of time in the parlour milking and he really does love tractor work, when he gets the chance, so I hardly could be funny about him working today, but I am a little miffed we could not wake up together this morning and I'm going to really upset him later when I tell him that there was not a squeak from any of the children until 7.30 am. Lol. Lets hope the showers do not hamper bringing it in, in a couple days time or else the farmers bravery may look like foolishness.
We have a couple updates. The first is from Kim who has Albie from a litter born to Lucy back the end of 2010 and my sister's Poodle Rollo is his Dad. Thanks Kim for getting in touch again and letting me know all is going well.
I hope you are all well, I've been browsing your website. It's so nice to see all your photos & see what you've been up to. I thought I'd send a pic of Albie (born Dec 2010 to Lucy) so you can see how he is doing. It was taken on holiday in Snowdonia last year. Albie is a wonderful dog & we are so pleased that we got him, he is our faithful little companion ! He treavels with me all over the place visiting our family and also goes to work with Terry when he can. He is very popular where ever we go particularly with children when Terry is working on new play parks, he is our company mascot !
Now we hear from the Day family who have Dougal and it was recently his Birthday on the 27th April and several of his siblings got in touch that day with birthday greetings which were put on the blog. Thanks Trudi for getting in touch and letting me know all is going well and his tummy has settled down. After a nasty tummy upset, it can take some time to get everything settled back down again.
just a quick update on Dougal. It's hard to believe he's 2 already ! Where did the time go. Last time I spoke to you he was suffering with tummy trouble after a nasty bout of gastroenteritis. We seem to have got this under control now. It took about 7 months from having gastroenteritis to get him back to normal. We still have to be careful with what he eats. He's a lovely boy and has definitely calmed down a little bit now he's the ripe old age of 2.
So sorry to hear about Jessica. I hope she is recovering well.
The Day Family
The four of Smudge's pups staying with us until 12 weeks old are now 10 weeks old and very active when awake and then very asleep when asleep, as the photos today show. They now seem to recognise their own name and the children have been putting leads on them. The family having Chester visited us again this weekend and took Chester for a drive in their car, which I add they suggested alongside offering to pay for him in full, if I was concerned. They took him for a drive and they will pay for him in full when they pick him up at twelve weeks old. I thought the idea of the car trip with them such a good idea, that I have asked the family having Mollie when they visit us the week before picking her up, if they would like to take her out for a little trip in their car, to get her ready in a few days after to travel home with them.
Recently I have been receiving emails with people thinking we have pups available and these pups might be available. The pups we have on the ground at this moment are all spoken for and sorry, but at this time we would not expect any pups to become available in 2014 from our next litter, also being our last litter for 2014.
Primrose is now around eight weeks pregnant and you can now see she is pregnant. I would hope for around four pups, she is not that big and her scan we saw a definite three, with a maybe four. We have the labour ward erected and with Smudge's pups only a couple weeks to go before leaving, rather than divide that pen in the living room, we will birth Primrose in the kitchen and then move pups to the living room, when the other pups have all left in a couple weeks time. Will start taking Primrose's temperature now twice a day, as this is the best indicator for onset of the early stages of labour, which could happen any time from the end of this week, but my estimate would be more to the middle of next week.
Sue and Jim who are Lucy's family returned back from visiting family in Australia on Thursday and Friday morning they picked Lucy up, who was very excited to see them and this time we kept her nose out of the puppy food and Sue thought she was much the same in size as when she left her, three weeks ago. Lucy will be back in a months time, as Sue and Jim take a break to Germany.
WARNING : This bit discusses the effect of discussing porn sites referring to my website on a previous blog
Lastly an update on the effect of my blog were I touched on the subject of escort and porn sites on my referring website statistics. I know that a lot of these sites are some sort of spam thing and to create website traffic to the website. The experiment to discuss this on the blog has shown a drastic drop of these sites coming into my website after that blog over the last few days, of at least 80 % and my statistics for individual entries on to my site has not dropped with this phenomenon and it could be concluded that some entries may be from genuine individuals looking at such websites and then coming to mine. I hope it's more than one person looking at that much porn, because with such a drop we may deduct that the individual has well developed lower arms and a medical history of repetitive strain injury. Lol
We all pick our nose and most know others don't wish to see us doing it or even want to know we do it. Some of us, I mean some of you, even look at the stuff on the end of your finger and wonder what it taste's like and then there are the down right disgusting one's of us, I mean one's of you that even go as far to taste the stuff. See I know porn is out there and I don't need to see it or know you watch it. So if you have stopped picking your nose in public after my blog on escort and porn sites, thanks. You might of guessed by now I do like analogies.
Nearly forgot .......
Come back to add this on, as forgot to say earlier, "Grandad is visiting tomorrow." Charlie makes his now annual pilgrimage to us with Sheila and Vincent tomorrow afternoon. Charlie is the Dad of Smudge and Primrose, so he is the maternal Grandad of the pups we have here at the moment. Charlie's story can be found on "The Boys" page under title "The Old Boy." Really look forward and the children especially look forward to all of them visiting and last year the visit extended into having an impromptu supper with us, so this year when arranging the visit, an invitation to supper was sent as well. Hope to have photo's of visit and a health update on Charlie for the next blog.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.