Finally after months of keeping her owner waiting Jess has come in season and today came to be mated to Nico. She's a beautiful L/c bitch with great breeding and a cracking character. Her colour reminded me of Seffe or Tali I guess .. She played ball in the house and was affectionate and confident around us. The only problem was, she didn't want to be mated! But where other dogs have failed Nico succeeded .. give him his due he is a very determined and sensible stud dog! With a 30 min tie I hope and pray this will be successful for her owner as he has waited a long time for a second litter from Jess. She will be coming back for round two on Sunday ...
Friday, 16 November 2018
Now Ross is lame, and I mean badly lame. Of course it's the front right. Steve thinks he had a collusion with Sammi in the yard as he was OK first thing. This is not a is he or isn't he limping like it was before .. Ross is now REALLY LAME! I just don't know what to do for the best but on such a stunning day there will be no walks for Ross ... and I guess tomorrow there will be no show for Ross. I'm so scared as it's always the same bloody leg and I bet you know what I'm thinking!!!
My beautiful Asha was Best Veteran In Show last night at our Training Club show. Thanks to everyone who commented on how well Asha is looking and moving, especially the judge Leana Evans who writes .. "BVIS the beautiful German Shepherd at 10 years old moved like a youngster amazing movement on this bitch, could easily put some younger dogs to shame.." Thanks to everyone for making it an amazing night .. 45 dogs present!!!! I'm now really emotional as I realise I've taken the above photo of Asha next to her mothers ashes ... we only lost Tali in January!
BPIS, BIS, BVIS with judge Leana Evans
Asha after winning her class
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
This morning was rough and I decided to be lazy .. with the rain easing I opted to brave the wind and go out with the troops this afternoon. My word it was bluster and I fully expected to be the only idiot out walking, it was not to be. I decided on short walks along the bottom tack, there is always a little shelter from the wind there. On my first walk I saw a gentleman from the village walking, we exchanged pleasantries and he told me he was walking cross country to Waunfawr (but not with his geese today!) .. I've never done that walk though I have been to the edge of the forest.
On the second walk I could see a man weaving from path to path but luckily he kept away from us. As I got back to the van and set off to pick up the last lot Rachel arrived with her clan and I decided I would not go back there for the third walk. With my legs aching I wanted a reasonably flat walk which is hard up Moel Tryfan, and also the wind was that strong that I struggled to walk into it, hence the heavy breathing on the video. Again I had left the camera at home, but I just had to film this .. and take a couple of photos. Honestly I was glad Rachel and her Vizsla's had gone onto the bottom track as despite the wind we had a super time on Moel Tryfan and in the shooting range. I just love watching them having so much fun .. Kaiah of course in the lead .. Ross was that excited he dropped his kong, but we did find it before coming home.
Anyway, today is the fourth day and Loki has a normal stool. Of course I don't know if Loki had/has giardia, but as I couldn't get the sample tested on Saturday it gave me a chance to eliminate something else from the equation. The panacur finishes today and now it's a case of wait and see. Because of previous experiences with other dogs, I just can't get optimistic yet ...
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
I had decided not to bother with dog photos today, but when you see the sky looking like this you are glad you have a smart phone in your pocket ..
PS Health Warning ... This photo does contain dogs, well bitches!!!
I am often amused as I set off on my walks when Steve says, "Try and bring them home dry." He really doesn't understand the difficulty of his request. The mountain is scattered in ditches and puddles, and of course each generation learns from the other exactly where they are. Ziva, like Kiri before her likes to lie in puddles, ditches and lakes, though I must admit she doesn't quite wade in mud like Kiri did. Now I'll have to find the Kiri photos again ...
Anyway out came the smart phone for a second time ...
And then for the third time, this time I flicked the video on. Watch out for Kaiah leaping into my face. She ran away laughing and singing "I'm funny as feck!"
Monday, 12 November 2018
People often comment that they don't understand why, when I have all this around me that I often feel the need to put the dogs in the van and go elsewhere. Whilst this is just wonderful I also love the lakes, rivers and woodlands that are on my doorstep. I love to see it all, and so do the dogs. I'm not really a beach lover, never have been but I don't mind going occasionally out of season. I'm so blessed to live in rural Snowdonia and have so many places to explore and revisit.
At home today my walks where a blustery mixture of sunshine, showers and hail. Though I got a battering on my way back on the last walk it was nothing that wellies and waterproofs couldn't cope with. Talking of rain, at 2am last night, was that not the heaviest shower I've ever heard? It sounded like someone was emptying skip loads of water on the bedroom roof ... and was that not the loudest clap of thunder ever? I sat up in bed an involuntarily came out with "Fucking hell!" I'm honestly sure I've never heard thunder that loud before. So the rain continues ... I think Mother nature is making up for those 4 dry months of Spring and Summer now.
Don't you just love them
Junior, Jamie and Choo.
And the grey/silver stripy cat
We've been out for a cuppa and cake with friends in our new village cafe and came back to the tabbys still squashed on one chair. I think one young man is taking more than his allocated space though!!!