So here we go again, I'm going to attempt to write and design a post that isn't just a straight line of photos with writing at the bottom. If it takes as long I may as well throw in the fecking towel. Am I just being thick or have they made this dashboard difficult for laptop users? I couldn't write it on my phone, that for me is simply not practical.
Ok, I can't even start a new paragraph without it skipping a line. I've already given up and reverted to the old dashboard, but I have to get use to this new shit as the old one is not available after the end of the month. If I don't get it together it may be the end of Tali's Tails! (Yes I'm finding it that frustrating!) Asha is now sleeping all night again, it seems like it was a urine infection then doesn't it. Here's hoping things settle and that she feels well now for months to come. I'm not blinkered, I know time is limited but as long as it's happy times then that's all we can ask. Kaiah is starting to loose her coat .. though her season is a couple of months away at least now there is something to look forward to. After my heartbreak last time of course I'm nervous, but it has to be this time or she'll be getting too old for a first litter. Seffe was the oldest here having her first titter, she was 4 in the January and had them in July .. pushing my luck really. First litters should really be born before or around 2.5 to 3 years of age ... that is when a GSD bitch physically is ready to be a first time mum. As we experienced with Seffe later first pregnancies can cause issues for the bitch ... yeah, hopefully it is this time for Miss K. Kaiah has looked fantastic throughout the Spring and early Summer, if only we could have done some shows ... I just hope we get some back soon. I don't think this virus is going to go away, we will now just have to learn to live with it and most of us would like to live not exist. I'm sure we can adjust to a new normal ....
A few people have recently commented about Orin's size, I think maybe he looks deceptively large in the photos. I've no idea what he weighs to be honest, he was 19kg at 4 months, but he'll be 5 months in 9 days and I'll weigh him again then. I measure him last night and he was approx 53.5cms, Ross was 56.5cms at 5 months. (and 23.4 kg) I don't think Orin is going to be that tall in 10 days, but he may be a similar weight .... breathes a huge sigh of relief as Ross is about 2 cms over the maximum height for males in the breed. (And yes it does make a difference in the show ring)
Anyway I took this photo of Ross and Orin, it may put things a little into prospective for people who only ever see photos of them sitting or lying down together.
I hope people are enjoying the heat today, I'm pleased to say it's warm but not hot here.
The ladies watching walkers and a Spitz dog
The Young Guns in front of Mynydd Mawr
Orin joining the Young Guns for the last part of the walk
Honestly I'm at my wits end with the new dashboard for designing the blog. They said they were changing it to make it easier for mobile phone users .. but it's making life difficult for me and no doubt many other laptop users .... to the point that today I feel like throwing in the towel! It's so frustrating, it takes me twice as long to design it .. a straight line of photos with writing underneath now seems to be the only straight forward design ... ahhhhh
This afternoon Orin, Ross and I got to share a lovely couple of hours with Linda and Carrie in Carrie's lovely garden. Ross I think entertained us all whilst Orin emptied the Summer house.
Gutted to discover that Blackpool Ch Show has now been cancelled - In my opinion just too soon!
"Preston could be the country’s next area to have new coronavirus restrictions imposed amid a surge of Covid-19 cases there, council bosses have said.
Residents in the Lancashire city have been strongly advised to avoid hosting visitors at homes as fears grow that government intervention will be needed if the growing spike cannot be brought under control.
The city is next door to Blackburn – currently suffering the highest infection rates in the country – and just north west of Greater Manchester, which was placed into a partial lockdown last Friday with guests at home rendered temporarily unlawful.
Whilst no one can accurately predict what will happen in the next few weeks the Committee have decided due to the above if we cancel now before anyone has actually entered on-line exhibitors will not lose out financially, however, if you have already entered by post your entry including your cheque will be destroyed."
The last 2 nights Asha has slept all night, here's hoping now for a third night. Asha has also seemed brighter in the morning and ate her breakfast without hesitation. Yesterday's urine sample was clear but concentrated ... onward we go ....