Must be two weeks since I last blogged, so lots to catch up with. I have not blogged for a while due to being busy with my family both human & canine. Last time I blogged I had just rehomed my lovely boy Oscar after finding out that he had fertilty problems. Marian has since having him emailed me saying he is doing fine & in her own words she "just loves the boy to bits." Oscar is a fine young man & it is just misfortune that he was not able to breed but he looks set for a great life with Marian. Thanks Marian for the photo's & update.
After I last blogged I then had the great joy of a visit from Madeleine with her very special Oliver. Oliver is Smudge's brother with their Mum being my very special Millie. Madeleine got some great photo's of the three together & also Primrose got in there to, being Oliver's half sister as their Dad is Charlie. Oliver was one years old in May & it was such a pleasure for me to see what a wonderful job Madeleine has done with rearing Oliver, with him being such a well rounded individual who is obviously very much loved & cared for.
Breeding from good tempered parents is part way to getting a dog of sound temperment but once the pup leaves my care then nuture will also very much shape the pup & what they become as an adult dog, so to see one of my pups on the cusp of adulthood that has been nutured so well is wonderful. Thanks so much Madeleine for driving all that way for me to see your handsome boy Oliver & another thanks for the great photo's of the family reunion.
The photo below is to me so funny especially if you know Primrose. Madeleine sent me this funny phot of her Oliver showing off & Primrose not at all impressed.lol
Yesterday Toni sent me the photo below of Big Poppy after her first haircut. Poppy is going to be training to be a "Dog helping children" & toni says for me to look out to see Poppy's photo in are local paper as they are doing a piece about these dogs, the charity & what they train them to do. Poppy starts advance training at the end of this month & Toni is going to keep me posted. Poppy is from are last litter of Cavapoo pups from Lucy. Thanks Toni for the update & good luck with the training.
Over the last two weeks we have been doing some soul searching & we have decided to put are home on the market to sell as we are trying to reduce are morgage & will try to buy a place needing work done to it like we did with Greenways as we have extended & improved this place over the years & although we have a small mortgage to the property it is a reasonable one for us. We also made the decision to rehome a couple of are girls, as over the last couple years we have gained maybe more dogs than we should have. So with a heavy heart I have rehomed are Black & Tan girl Bonnie, who I took to her new home last weekend & tonight had a lovely email telling me how well she has settled in with her new home, thanks Mary-Esther for your update. We are also rehoming Lucinda who is going to Sue's & Jim's home & they visited us last weekend to meet her & I will be taking her to them on Sunday to join their home. Sue & Jim have had Irish Red Setters before so a Cavalier should be a walk in the park.
We have decided that we will not breed any pups until the Autumn incase we move & if by the Autumn we have not sold will take the house off the market for the winter months. We will breed one litter of Cavaliers this Autumn & maybe a Cavapoo litter but we will breed a Cavapoo litter by spring 2012. Hope this all makes sense. I have emailed everyone on my waiting list about this change & have had such a lovely response from people, as I feel like I have let people down & can put myself through the mill about things like this hence probably the real reason why I have felt unable to blog lately.
Lastly are photo' of the gang in various poses but as usual lots of "Sleeping Cavaliers".
“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
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.