Thursday, 30 January 2014

Great Day For "All" the Blaniks To Go Out

Ziva, Asha, Mikey and Tali
Jezi, Nico and Finlay
Blanik "I" babies enjoying the front garden
Photo of the day? Baby Belle

Little Ivy

Shon and his family came over yesterday to meet the girls. They seemed over the moon with both Holly and Ivy and just couldn't choose, so they delegated Shon to make the choice. An important decision but with both like peas in a pod, not an easy one. Still a choice had to be made and Shon eventually opted for our precious Ivy.... Because? well simply he liked her name. Bless him, such a hard choice and almost like drawing straws.
Ivy will be the only bitch spending her life in this area ... over the water in Anglesey!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Let's Go Outside ...

I Think I'm Done With The Sofa 
I think I'm done with the hall 
I think I'm done with the kitchen table, 
baby Let's go outside (let's go outside) 
In the sunshine I know you want to, 
but you can't say yes
 Let's go outside In the moonshine 
Take me to the places that I love best
Belle and Nick hesitantly leading the way out to the big wide world
But they all made it out! 

Monday, 27 January 2014

5 weeks Today

Nick and Noel
Holly and Ivy

Jingle and Belle

I'm afraid the weigh in wasn't very successful with only Ivy and Jingle now fitting on my kitchen scales! 
Ivy 6lb 4oz
Jingle 6lb 6 oz
So the rest are well over 6lb 8oz!!!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

I Guess It Was All Going Too Well...

....but today poor baby Ziva fell ill. She was fine on her walk between 2 and 3pm and then seemed OK as she just lay around the house after her walk. But around 4.15pm she went and stood by the door and started to shake. I was immediately suspicious, when you live with them you just know don't you. I took her temperature and found it a little high. Alarm bells started to ring, I'd been here before in 2000 with Seffe, so I rang the vet and told him of my suspicions and he agreed I should take her straight over. By the time we got there she was very lethargic and had started vomiting. Poor Ziva she got so ill so quickly.
As I had thought the vet diagnosed Mastitis, he gave her antibiotics and diuretic injections as well as a glucose and calcium injection into the vein. She was so flat she just lay on the table allowing the vet to just get on with it .... bless her she's easy at the best of times, but there was no resistance in her at all.
Thankfully as quickly as it came on, she improved. But following vets instructions it will be hard to keep her away from her beloved pups for 2 -3 days! I can see it being a very restless stressful night.

Update - Ziva just tried to steal my cake! But the vet said a light meal at bed time .. cake was never on the menu!!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Beautiful Baby Belle

Posing Again! Funny how she's almost always the last to fall asleep! 
But even the last man standing has to crash sometimes! 

Friday, 24 January 2014

First Trip To the Living Room

It all went so well, other than Jamie was in a foul mood and had to be moved off the sofa! Anyway lots of fun, running around and some TV watching by the pups ...
But at the end of the day it was all .... so exhausting!!!!
Holly - The first to crash
Everyone's collapsing 
Belle - even the last man standing could stand no more! 

Back Out With Her Family

Only a phone photo, but thought the day should be noted. 
With the pups being less demanding on her, Ziva had started to become quite bored and desperately needed to get out and about again. She loved her first walk back out with Mummy Asha, Granny Tali and her best mate Mikey. 
.....Meanwhile back in the cottage, Nick and Ivy plotted the great escape and ran riot around the kitchen .. exhausted after their expedition they both crashed and were discovered fast asleep in the middle of the kitchen  floor!!!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

I Just Can't Stop Taking Pictures

 Ivy, Noel, Jingle
Holly, Nick, Belle

One Down - Five To Go

Bed Time At Blanik

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Long Painful Silence Is Broken

The notifications came in at just after 2am today ... nice to be woken up by George in the middle of the night. If you do chose to read, the bottom tweet is the first ....
  1. Symphonica the album is ready to go, and i hope it rekindles memories of the nights we spent together over the last few years.xx
  2. in case you've forgotten what I sound like altogether , there is a small gift for you at . I hope you enjoy it. xxx
  3. 13h
  4. Suffice to say that 2013 was a year that i am glad to put behind me and that i hope you can forgive me  for
  5. 13h
  6. Firstly, I can only apologise from the bottom of my heart for worrying you for so long with my silence.
  7. 13h
  8. HELLO MY LOVELIES !!! A belated happy new year to you all.

Monday, 20 January 2014

I'm So Bloody Excited!!!!!!!!!

For this very special release, George has truly come up with something for everyone. From the 14-track Standard, to the 17-track Deluxe, to the stunning Pure Audio Blu-Ray edition for the audiophiles, to the gorgeous, exclusive CD & Print bundle, just for his Lovelies, the only question is, which to choose?!
Best of all, as an added bonus, all UK customers that pre-order through the store will automatically be entered for a chance to win entry at a very special screening of the Symphonica documentary in London, UK in March!
You may also pre-order Symphonica on iTunes, which includes the exclusive bonus track, "I Remember You", plus get "Wild Is The Wind" instantly!
Lastly, all fans are invited to drop by right now and download "Praying For Time"; our special gift to you!
Happy #Symphonica Day to all! x

4 Weeks Already

Nick and Noel

Holly and Ivy
 Jingle and Belle
Nick - 5 lb 8oz
Noel - 5lb 6oz
Holly - 5lb 3oz
Ivy - 4lb 12oz
Jingle - 5lb
Belle - 5lb 14oz
Not too sure what to say about Belle's weight ... Ooops!!!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

All Sold

Ziva and her family taking over the kitchen
After a phoned call this afternoon, I received an e.mail tonight to confirm that the last pup is now reserved. I'm so pleased with all the homes I have lined up for these kids, it's great to be able to be even more fussy than ever, I've had so many calls it's been unbelievable. I swear to date I could have sold 8 males, and that's to good homes without consideration to the ones I consider unsuitable. (And the calls/e.mails are still coming in)
Loving The Toys
This evening I was siting with them in the whelping box, some where playing, one was cuddling, one was sleeping, I just started to cry. I was overwhelmed with emotion, new life, so precious, so innocent, and so so loved. Sometimes I think I'm a crap breeder, it just hurts so much to let them go.
Big Nick loving his new toy
I'm not helping myself really, I'm finding myself quite smitten with one puppy. Is it the right puppy? Hell I don't know, she's just catching my eye and she's so damn cuddly she makes me think of Louis. No I'm not giving the game away, when the time comes I will try and make the decision with my head, the right decision for the future of "Blanik."

Kids On A Sunny Sunday

Mikey, Asha and Tali
Jezi, Nico and Finlay
still doing a short walk on her own

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Three and A Half Weeks ... And Changing Everyday

Baby Belle
Big Nick
 (Not so) Little Ivy
Beautiful Holly

Thursday, 16 January 2014


I decided the little ones were ready for toys ....
 Ziva didn't agree and confiscated them all!!! 
Must admit it made me giggle!!!

The Boys
Noel Wide awake ... and Nick just nodding off.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Just A Couple Of Girls Awake

Beautiful Baby Belle
Precious little Ivy
Jingle tried to stay awake for her photo
.... but failed!!!

Monday, 13 January 2014

3 week Photos

 Nick and Noel
Holly and Ivy
Jinge and Belle

Nick - 4lb 1oz
Noel - 3lb 13oz
Holly - 3lb 10oz
Ivy - 3lb 6oz
Jingle - 3lb 12 oz
Belle - 4lb 3oz
I'm wondering if Belle has been raiding the fridge overnight!!!