Well its nearly the end of the year & from Dolly's & Ysabel's litters we have five pups still with us but in the next couple days they will also leave for their new homes hopefully as on Tuesday Izzabel should of left for her new home & with Peter here ready to leave with her a very unfortunate accident happened as one of my sons went out on the patio not looking behind him shutting the door right on Izzabel's leg.
We calmed Izzabel down from the shock of the accident but from her reaction & obvious pain in her leg I new this was a bit more than a bruise. Peter was very good about the whole situation & it was agreed that we would get her to the vets & Peter would make his way back to Leicester & await news.
She was given pain relief & an anti-flammatory & being a bank holiday we then took her back for an X-ray the next day. This showed a small chip at the bottom end of her radius. It was decided to get a second opinion on this from an orthopedic vet & we hope to have this on Tuesday.
My vet feels it will be a case of just keeping her quiet & hopefully surgery will not be needed. The main worry is tendon damage now & athritis in the joint in later life.
She is doing really well. She has a slight limp at times limp but this does not seem to deter her from wanting to play, so the hardest thing we face at the moment is trying to not let her be to boisterous which is easier said than done with a 8 week old puppy.
So with pups leaving & Izzabel's accident let alone Christmas & the New Year with the children to occupy it has been a bit of a stressful week. My appologise to emails I have yet not answered but will hope to get back on top of things in the next week.
Below are a group of photo's of pups playing with my apron string. This is now put up out the way but the photo's show just how much fun you can have with an apron string.
We are already getting reports back from the pups that have left us over the Christmas period. Alfie who went first on the 21st his family have rang me to say he is settling in well & is house training really well. Otis's & Poppy's family's have both rang me to say they got home okay & they are settling in.
Margaret has spoiled me already with photo's below & a very cute video of Bobby her Cavalier now 12 years old playing with Bella. Margaret thank you. You look as happy as a pig in muck with your Bobby & Bella.
Bobby & Bella playing together below.
Lucy's Cavapoo pups are now 4 weeks old. They are getting more playful with each day & Lucy is doing a wonderful job with them. Within the next week they will be chosen by their respective family's & be named. Primrose as you can see in the photo's likes to lie with them & Lucy is happy with her doing this as she let Primrose suckle her when she had her last litter & Primrose was over 4 months old. I think when Dolly's & Ysabel's pups all go that Lucy's pups are not going to want for mothering.
Lastly tonight we say farewell to 2011 a year that has been sprinkled with ups & downs & maybe in the first half for Poundlane more downs than ups but life is swings & roundabouts & if you can manage a smile & laugh which is the best medicine your doing okay, as they say you have to get up dust yourself off & start all over again so from all of us at Poundlane human & canine we wish everyone a Happy New Year & dust yourself off for 2012 !
“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.