Friday, 30 June 2017

Puppy Update

The Sire - Larro Team Gaudi (Italian Import) 
Today I messaged the breeder of the 2 sables to confirm my interest in them. She said that the second had now been reserved but if all goes to plan for me they are happy to take the one that's left after we have picked our boy. Being a well respected kennel it's in my and her interest that the best one is the one seen in the show ring and because I can't get there till I pick him up I will be relying on her to a degree to pick the best one for me. Though sometimes the final decision can be a close one and come down to colour, coat, character or just personal preference. I do wish I could go and see them at 6 weeks, but it's just so bloody far and with my sciatica playing up I can only just make it to Caernarfon and back in the car. (The van is far more comfortable - but still a 5 hr journey with routes varying from 256 miles to 286 miles is currently a bit much)
I have little to go on, but from the photo the darker puppy with the black mask appeals to me the most. The breeder say that at the moment the darker one has a shorter muzzle and squarer head, and the other one is not as pigmented in the head. I guess that's why he appeals to me, I prefer a squarer darker head, like Dexi, Mikey and Louis rather than the longer muzzle of some of the other males I've had. Of course it is very early days and so much can change and she did say the lighter one had more length of body, which of course is something to consider. She says that they are both "lovely chaps, very friendly and outward going" ..
The breeder still want to keep her name on my pup for showing purpose, we've discussed it at length. She assures me that she would have no authority over the dog, he would be owned solely by me and she is happy to put that in writing. I think as we have both had bad experiences in the past that we need to do that, it safeguards everyone and no one can change their mind or go back on their word. Though I have known her for years it's only to say "Hi" too, so I have done a little digging with trusted mutual friends. Everyone seems to like and trust her and that helps me take the chance of doing something I said I'd never do again .. Never say never eh!
Anyway I doubt there will be many photos, but without being over bearing I may ask again next Tuesday when they will be 5 weeks old. I really hope this time it works out for me as now there really isn't another back up plan ... and lets not forget we need balls! lol

The Sammi Alarm.

Sammi at the front with Loki and Asha
This morning at 5am Sammi was screaming .. again. I got up to find Oliver wondering about with Loki at his tail. I could only imagine another lost rodent, but could see nothing so I went back to bed. No more than 20 mins later the noise started again, but as I listened another voice joined in .. Asha. Steve got up and let both out .. Asha had diarrhea. So why was Sammi sounding the alarm yet again? What does she hear, sense or smell? I've said before that she is wasted as a pet and really should be doing a days work somewhere. But of course I'd never be able to give her up for love nor money .. Maybe I should take up tracking or something with her eh!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Goodbye My Little Friend

All the best for a lovely life, I wish you all the very best!
I'm not crying today, I did my crying at the week end.
Now I'm moving on and thinking of a new name as we can't use yours.
Hoping it's third time lucky for me!

Three Counties Critiques

Short and sweet critiques from Three Counties. Nothing negative for my two so no complaints from me.
Stanley Lokean of Blanik Sh.CM good overall breed type, good head topline and hind angulation sound moving. 
Stanley Blanik Jeevana. 8 months, another lovely bitch, good head neck and top line good croup, very sound on move.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Me And Mini Me


Sammi and Kaiah have such a remarkably strong bond. On the walks they are always together. I've always said that Kaiah was obsessed with Loki, but if her mum is there then she's not interested in him at all. He doesn't seem bothered about being the "Billy No Mates" on the walks these days, to be honest he's got to the age when he just likes doing what boys do now anyway! It's different at home, all the girls adore Loki and he and Kaiah play for hours together. 

Sammi and Kaiah are also so alike, not since Seffe and her daughters has a bitch ever stamped her mark so heavily on her daughter her. All three of Seffe's daughters looked like her, particularly Storm and Kirre. Above are photos of Sammi and Kaiah, could you confidently tell me which is which here? Obviously I know, but Kaiah doesn't half look like a young Sammi! 

Jezi Update



Well I don't know what to say, Jezi's been trying to get the sheep shit in through the gaps of the muzzle. Obviously she's getting far less this way than if she was eating it by the bucket full, and I guess it's only the soft shit that she can squeeze in through the muzzle. Yeuk! She managed to have as much fun in the ditches as normal, was able to drink and wash the muzzle off in the ditches, but then filled it up with shit again as we continued with our walk. At least she's not stressed about it and Steve came along for the walk to make sure his golden girl was OK!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Jezi Hates Me!

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I think I'm in the bad books! She's not a happy Jezi Baba, but sadly she'll have to get use to it. Jezi was making herself sick regularly by eating sheep shit, cow shit, grass, grass roots, mud, soil and grit. She's always done it but now her system seems less tolerant and she's throwing it all up more. I don't want to keep her on the lead and restrict her freedom so the muzzle was the only option. Sorry Jezi. 
There's a quick glance of posh cat with Nico at the end of the video. 

Terms

"Aria"
Lots of dogs and puppies are sold within the show world with breeding terms, showing rights and joint ownership. Kai was in joint ownership with Sharon, he lived with us and we had no problems at all with the set up. We shared the costs and the glory. But my first experience of "terms" has left me wary of doing it again!
In 1996 just weeks after the break up of my first marriage Blanik's "A" litter was born. It's been well documented that the 4th puppy born, a little bitch was less than half the size of the others. "Aria" was only 7oz at birth and lifeless. With "Book Of The bitch" clearly in my mind theoretically I knew what to do, but putting it into practice for the first time ever was scary! That first breath was a godsend but the next few weeks were not without their trials for little Aria and she needed extra TLC and secret feeds to get her through, but we made it and I fell totally in love with her.
Nikki the mother of the litter was on "Breeding Terms," which meant that her breeder had the right to one free puppy or the price of one puppy from Nikki's first litter. There was nothing on paper, it was a verbal contract between friends but I was devastated when he decided he was having his "Pick of litter" and that was Aria. I can't tell you how much I cried, how heartbroken I was. Due to my personal circumstances I was still in such a vulnerable state and this left me devastated. But there was worse to come ... within a few weeks he had sold Aria to the kennel that had her father. Again a huge slap in the face for me and a friendship that was then irrevocably damaged.
I did see Aria around the shows .. by then her pet name was "Eira," Welsh for snow. I hated it, why call a black and tan bitch bloody Snow? Her show career was incredible, she won 2 CC 1 RCC She was Top youth 1997,  Top Dam 2003 & 2004 TOP BROOD BITCH 2005 & 2006, she was the dam of  "CH Lararth Houdini, " the top winner of his time. (Google him!) But for me it was never about her wins or progeny I simply fell in love with her. Seffe and Dexi kept me sane and Seffe became my best friend. She was not a top winner like Aria and Dexi but she was my soul mate and I have to think that had I kept Aria then Seffe would have been sold, and without Seffe the Blanik family I have now would sure be a different lot. I may have forgiven, but I can't forget and I still feel a bitterness towards Nikki's breeder that I can no shift. It's not normal for me to hold a grudge, but hurt as badly as I was I can't seem to completely move on from it, so I guess I haven't forgiven!
So what is the point of the post? Well the best of the two little guys could be mine but they will be sold with terms. If it all works out then the breeder would like one litter to one of her bitches with him. That is absolutely fine by me, actually I think it's a great idea, get him proven, get him used! It's the next bit that makes me uncomfortable, and this is no disrespect to this breeder at all, but I don't really know her that well.  She would like to keep her name on the pup "For Showing Purposes." So on paper the puppy would be owned by "Stanley and ****" She says that it would be for showing purposes only and that she would have no hold on him, but I never expected Nikki's breeder to be so heartless as to take the puppy I had fallen in love with either.
What if I wanted to use him at stud on a bitch she didn't like? Or Vice Versa .. what if I wanted to enter a show and she didn't like the judge, what if she wanted him entered somewhere I didn't want to travel too?  So many questions to ask and discuss. One thing that does give me comfort is that she has already said she would be willing to put everything down on paper for us to agree upon and obviously she would not want her name on a puppy that was not good enough so I trust her to only hang on to the best one for me. So yeah that is definitely a plus to the situation.
My plan of action now is to wait till Thursday, though sadly I fear that is now a no go, after that I will think carefully and talk to a mutual friend about these "Terms" and then I'll consider my way forward.
Bear in mind when looking at these photo in comparison to Sable 2 that not everyone is a great photographer. The best photo is not always the best puppy and though the second photo of these is poor the little guys does look pretty red and has a lovely stop. Anyway, yet again it's all an emotional waiting game!

Out On Our Walks Yesterday

 Kaiah seconds before she was off, photo with her stunning mummy Sammi and her Uncle Poki (Don't call me that!) There is no denying a strong family resemblance here is there.
 Ziva, Asha and Tali who forgot to wait
Again a super shot of Nico and Jezi
Just love it

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Little Guys

The three week old pups

Moving on


I'm trying now to look into my options if things don't work out well for me on Thursday. There are two 3 week old boys in Suffolk and I've been in touch with the owner since they where born. The sire I've mentioned before, he was little Teddy's sire, the dam is generations of the kennel's well known breeding line. Head has to rule heart and I now have to look further into the details of these pups.
Of course it had crossed my mind to think despite everything sod it, let's just get sable no 2 whatever happens. But unless he is entire I know that would be a mistake for me, but more so for him. He would never get the days out and adventures that these get, and he deserves. There would be no shows, no training classes, and as we set off for our days out he would always get left behind with the oldies .. and he deserves more than that! So if someone else can give him more then so be it!
Anyone who has been here on a show morning will know just how much of a big deal it is here. The dogs are manic with excitement, especially the three youngsters, Nico and Asha. Kaiah is already bouncing off the furniture with her mother and all I can do is get them up, let them go to the toilet, feed them and put them in the van to wait. The level of excitement is so great that I fear someone may get hurt ... well mainly I fear I will get hurt as they give no thought to me at all! But what puppy has never had he'll never miss I hear you say .. Maybe? But he would see the excitement, feel the adrenaline .. and it would never be his turn. That's just too sad to think about!
The other consideration of course is that if Sable 2 comes here then not only can I not afford another puppy, but I won't have the space. I know lots of things can go wrong, but the dream is to buy a sable male to mate to Sammi or Kaiah (Depending on health tests) and bring the sable colour into my line. I will be devastated if sable 2 is not the guy for us, heartbroken .. but whenever "The Right Sable" comes along he will have his space in the Blanik Bus to go to the shows ...and no doubt whoever he is, he will have a huge space in our hearts.
No photos of the 3 week old pups yet ... but these photos are of their grandfather "CHAMPION V Idol V Haus Am Lerchenweg SCHH3; ED-NORMAL Kkl 1"

Happy Birthday Dear George




"A FOOD, drink and music festival is to take place at the Catherine Wheel in Goring this weekend. The annual event, which used to be called Goring Pride, will pay tribute to George Michael, who was found dead at his home in the village on Christmas Day. It has been renamed Spinning The Wheel after the singer’s 1996 hit. A share of the proceeds will go to the Terrence Higgins Trust.
There will be performances by a George Michael tribute act at 3pm and 7pm on Sunday while local bands including 4th Era, Blue Chips, Rush Keeper, Sultanas of Swing and Swinging in Heels will perform on both days. On both days the pub will open at 11am and the music will start at 12.30pm. Meanwhile, the organisers of the Goring and Streatley Food Festival are to hold a hog roast on Rectory Garden, off High Street, on Sunday afternoon and not on Gardiner recreation ground, as we incorrectly reported last week.
Volunteers will be running an information stand and several businesses based at The Arcade off High Street will hold commemorative events and promotions. At 8.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, George Michael fans Rosalyn John and Mara van Steen will hold candlelit vigils outside the singer’s house off High Street and are inviting others to join them ... "

Saturday, 24 June 2017

All Out

 I love it when everywhere goes purple 
 The ladies - Tali still doing marvelously 
My favourite photo of the day

Friday, 23 June 2017

Sable No 2

I'm feeling so deflated tonight that I just burst into tears as I sat here looking at puppy photos on the laptop. It's too late not to be emotionally involved, watching him grow week by week and praying he'd be coming to join us, I'm already attached, he has my heart. Stupid as it may sound I touched the screen on the laptop and wished he was in my arms. I wondered how wonderful it would be to hold him .. and I sobbed my heart out. Steve is sympathetic, but very matter of fact. He feels no attachment or involvement in a puppy he hasn't met. I guess he's sad for me but doesn't really understand why I'm so emotional. You'll have to wait and see is all I get from him, Oh hell I bloody know that, if anything could be done then it would be done, but sometimes it's only your nearest and dearest that you want to lay yourself bare to isn't it.
Now I'm feeling really disheartened, I just can't see that this dream will come true. Yes there are other options, back up plans but that's not what I want, that's not the dream, he is the dream he has my heart. The owner of the sire visited the litter yesterday, she messaged me and said how wonderful he was. She said "he has everything!" Well I guess almost!
I could just go for it and buy him, but without him being entire that simply would not be logical. I would not be able to show him, I would not be able to breed from him and I would not have the space or finances to bring another one in as well as him. I could buy him and give him a few months to wait and see what happens and if they don't descend I could sell him on .. Oh yeah, I can see me being able to do that .. NOT!
Typically both his brothers testicles have now descended. Next Thursday is crunch time, if his testicles have not descended or at least moved closer to where they should be then he will be going to a pet home and what a travesty that would be!

The Path is Flooded

And we are all soaked!
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Him Again

but sadly still no progress 
This may break my heart! 

A Couple Of Photos

 "Professional" photo of Kaiah taken in the group yesterday. I think this must be her best win to date. If there's one thing I have learned it's how much better she "goes" in the big ring. She really did stride out in the group. I felt her change of pace from the smaller breed ring, she just flowed around the ring. I was so proud to be on the other end of her lead!  
Another lovely photo with the breed judge, shame it was only taken with a phone as I really like the photo. He was so complimentary of her and said how close she was to being his best bitch, but I agree that when it's a close call maturity should always win.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Royal Cheshire Show

Super day At The Royal Cheshire County Show. Kaiah stood alone in MP but went on to win BPIB/ RBB and Pastoral Puppy Group 2. Thanks to breed judge James Newton and Group judge Martin Sanders for your lovely and encouraging comments. The breed judge said she was a whisker from Best Bitch, but lost out on maturity. 
Though Loki won Open Dog he didn't cope at all well with the heat - he and me both eh!
Kaiah Pictured above with BOB winner Anita Guy and Lexi and judge James Newton. 
Just had to include this photo of Loki having a Moment at the show!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Tali Alarm

 The routine has always been the same. We all get up, the troops go out, I prepare their breakfast and put the meals in their crates and everyone shove and push in to their own crates for their breakfasts. Similarly in the evening the meals are prepared at 4.30pm and placed in their crates for everyone to charge into their own safe space for their meal. So when you've done that for what seems like forever it gets very confusing for us and them to break the routine, but for Tali change it we've had too.
Tali needs her vivitonin a minimum of 30 mins before a meal. In the morning it's working quite well she gets her pill in a diced piece of chicken before she goes out and then comes back in for breakfast. Realising it's not there she hesitates outside her crate, but with a little convincing she goes in to wait for it. We have our breakfast, I get washed and dressed and Tali then has her breakfast with her second pill .. the steroid is strictly "Give with food!" Again the diced chicken breast comes in handy as I pop the pill in one of those and put it on top of her breakfast. It doesn't hit the sides! I buy the diced/cubed chicken in the freezer section in Tesco, they are just ideal for canine pills!
Yep the new routine is working well, but sadly not so in the evening. At 4.30pm Tali comes in with everyone to find one lump of cubed chicken in a bowl in her crate, it's enough to get her in but I have to shut the door quickly. I then go off to feed the cats and prepare our meal with the intention of feeding Tali just before we eat at around 5.15pm .. but I forget. I ask Steve to remind me, but he forgets. Poor Tali has now missed a couple of meals as I've discovered her "tea" in the cupboard when I've gone to prepare her supper. I can't leave the meal out anywhere as the cats will eat it, so I came up with a solution .. My phone now has an alarm set at 5.15pm called the "Tali Teatime Alarm!" Believe me it works, Tali would have missed several meals now without it or at least had them very later. After their meals the large group spend about an hour and a half in their crates, my fear of torsion is so great that I can not risk the youngsters running around after eating, and this is just one of the precautions we take to try and avoid it happening. Of course what ever we do, sometimes it just happens! After their meals Nico and Jezi on the other hand just chill in the living room with us, but no running around, rolling or play fighting is allowed!
Today Tali's steroid dose is being reduced again. From 50mg daily three weeks ago, today it has been cut down to 5mg, which will be her permanent daily dose. Long term they say steroids have a damaging affect on the organs. Kiri was on them for 10 years for her MMM, without them she would have died. In the early days we tried taking her off them twice, but the condition returned, so there was no choice! Kiri was almost 14 when we lost her, I can't imagine her 15mg a week did her much harm. (Though the 60mg she was on daily for the first few weeks sure did have some adverse affects and on week three the dose was halved) Anyway here's hoping this dose continues to give Tali the feel good factor she seems to currently have. I'm not cold when I say we don't have long term with Tali, I'm realistic. Shes twelve and a half now, and that pretty old for a GSD. She has already outlived 2 of her offspring and all of her siblings so quality of life and happiness on a daily/weekly basis is far more important than worrying about what "long term" affects this medication may have on her. It was great to see her enthusiasm in Cwm Dulyn yesterday, wonderful to see her still able to swim and there is no doubt the combination of medication is now giving her an enthusiasm for life that without them she may not have. Go Tali go ....

Monday, 19 June 2017

Cwm Dulyn It Is Then

It was just far too hot to walk again today, but after no walks yesterday the troops are getting restless! The walk to Llyn Ffynhonnau isn't too long, but the thought of that climb back up from the lake in this heat was just too much for me. Well there was nothing for it .. 3 trips in the van to Cwm Dulyn for a swim, a paddle or to just lie in the lake with your ball! 
I was initially wary with Tali and kept her on the lead till we got to the lake. (A 5 minute walk) But she was great, she had a paddle and a swim and loved her trip out. Considering it's less than 3 weeks since her attack of Vestibular syndrome she is doing so bloody well. Yes her world me be on a slight tilt now, but she's great. Honestly she just doesn't care and if she topples over she just gets up and keeps on going. 
 Jezi
 Nico
 Tali swimming, Asha and Ziva
Ziva cooling her belly
 Thank God Tali doesn't know what's behind her 
 Sammi, Kaiah and Loki
Sammi stalking Kaiah who'a already by the lake
"Cwm Dulyn" is translated to valley of the black lake - easy to see why!. 

Heart breaker At 6 Weeks

I'm saying nothing, just hoping! 

An expression that has melted my heart. 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

This Could Even Make Me Pray ...

... I who Never Ever Ever Prays
Well maybe not, religion hasn't found me yet, and has never given me comfort. I believe in compassion and kindness and this doesn't always go hand in hand with religion, though it should! Anyway it's just a line from a Marc Almond track called "I who Never!"
So just as you think there's a chance of the dream coming true somehow the knife gets stuck in again.
Decisions have been made regarding the pups - The breeder is keeping sable no 1, because he was the first born and she has no interest in showing. The breeder of the dam is having both bitches. So sable no 2, my dream puppy is available for me, but and it's a HUGE "But" sable 2 currently has no teticles. The other 2 have them but theirs are still high up, but the huge difference is they are already there to drop.
This morning I'm feeling quite deflated really, now I know I can have him, but without balls I don't want him! 😞 There simply is no point taking the chance. I've done so much reading about testicles recently I'm becoming a bloody ball expert. Haha I can't deny it I've fallen hook line and sinker for this pup, he is what I want. But without his bits he simply can not give Blanik the future I was hoping for, and I have to be sensible about it. Head must rule heart! The breeder will give him a bit of time, well if they are not there in 2 weeks there is pet home waiting for him, and they are probably praying his testicles don't come down!
A mutual friend went to see the litter yesterday and she messaged me to say he's awesome and that the photos don't do him justice. She feels that it would be a travesty for him to go to a pet home, but equally she couldn't feel anything there at all!
Trying to keep myself from getting involved has been impossible. I hear friends who try to protect me and say, "don't get your hopes up," but those who know me well will understand that I'm already emotionally attached. I think about him so often during the day, I make plans and have dreams. I can't help that, it's who I am, who I've always been.
So the next visit is Thursday, the owner of the sire is going to see them then too. Even if like me you don't pray .. then will those bits to be there for me by then .. because honestly I can't take much more of this, the waiting is bloody killing me!
Hopefully I will have a new photo to add to this post later .. for now this is the little heart breaker  a couple of weeks ago at 4 weeks.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Stud Enquiry

"I have a female German Shepherd that I would like to breed. Sorry about the specific pics, its just that I want the right stud for her. Can you take some pics at his eye level from all sides of him including some full front pics of him and some full close back rear pics of him standing? How big is the bottom of his feet? His paw pads Or a pic will do? Please only him in the pics. Thanks! Also need a pic showing me that he isnt fixed. I am just trying to becareful is all for I have been tricked before. Please understand.? All pics of him standing please and not to close up. Even for the pics showing me that he isnt fixed from the back rear of him standing at his eye level by lifting his tail all the way straight up and taking the pics not so close up but a little further back. Please no sitting or laying down or laying on his back. This goes for the pics show me the he is not fixed."
Well you just have to laugh don't you, it's a good job it's not the first of April. Nico declined to have photos taken of his bits .. and I decided to not answer this idiot! Seriously it's either a joke or a pervert isn't it!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thinking About Names

My Lovely Gran with my Rottie - Sultan 
If a puppy isn't coming in 2 weeks, then one will be in 6 weeks or 6 months and I've been looking at baby boy names for a while. It gets so bloody hard. I want a name that suites the breed and one that will suite an adult dog, not just the cuddly puppy. I hate names like Max, Saxon and Rex, to name but a few. I want a name that's reasonably original, well not one that is commonly used in pet dogs, or one that I associate with a particular dog/cat anyway. I've only done that once with Riley after a stunning cat that I had called "Mr Riley" at Freshfields, I can't see me doing it again.
I guess I could never use the same name for 2 dogs in my life time, but lots do. My Grandmother called both her Rough collie and her Sheltie years later "Sandy,"  and a L/C I sold from my first litter was to be Jet number 5! I've had a Mikey would I use Mickey?  Finlay would I use Flynn or Blade - Blaze etc? Maybe I would as I have used Nikki and Nico - Louis and Loki, which are similar but of course a few years apart.
I'd love a name that has something to do with George, but not
George itself. There's only room for one George in my heart. After saying that, the "G" litter all had registered names that began with George. Asha is Blanik Georgette and Mikey was Blanik Georgious - George's real name. I've also used Blanik Hippy for Ziva, Hippy was one of George's dog. I just can't think of a name that would be suitable that I associate with George. Maybe something will come to me!
I also need to think about the sound of the name as well as it's meaning. I like Remi, but calling it could it get confused by the canine ear with Sammi? The same with Zito and Ziva, especially as I shorten Ziva to Zee, and that would be my problem with "Lewis" it may get shortened to "Lou" and that would definitely not work!  I don't mind shortening some names, but object to others, shortening Sammi of course is punishable be death! The meaning of names is quite important. "Raff" another name that appeals to me means Red Wolf - now that's nice and unusual unless you watch Holby city!
My other issue is how other will pronounce the name, I never expected the hassle that I get with Loki, even last night I found myself correcting someone, politely of course. Though what I want to say is, "it not fecking Lockey .. it's Loki, Norse god of trickery and mischief, and have you not watched the bloody films?" But I don't!
Kiri McTavish and Louis (Lou)
The registered name could also affect my final choice of name. I would never have thought of the name Kiri, but when we picked her up and heard the name we both loved it and it stayed. Of course Steve must also like the name, and I have a list of names that we have been through but agree on very few. He likes Troy, I hate it, I like Reese, he doesn't .. etc. But I guess we both like Tyler, Zito and Jaxen, Tyler could not be shortened, Tye/Ty is another of my pet hate names, Zito as I said is a little close to Ziva and that leaves Jaxen .. shortened to Jax is quite nice too. No decisions have been made and I still spend time googling names of boys, of Norse Gods and "unusual dog names." I have time, something else may well stand out before the puppy arrives, or we may have to wait to see him to decide!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

10 years ago

With the death of 4 dogs in 6 months, 2007 was one of the worst years of my life, but this was such a happy day, one of the most memorable and treasured of my adult life. Manchester City Stadium in the pouring rain, alive, buzzing with happiness and love - and now so much sadness.
I never listen to him anymore. I have tried and did manage a few songs around the time of the funeral, but no, I never listen to him anymore. Maybe one day I will again .. but not now, not today or tomorrow and I doubt not someday soon. 
It is 10 years since Dexi, Seffe, Jay and Krizzie left us. 
(Dexi being the first in June, quickly followed by my lovely Seffe in July)
10 years since I almost lost Steve to Anaphylaxis 
Thankfully we are still here to tell the tale and remember the good days as well as the sadness!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

With Kyle In Cwm Dulyn

 Loki and Kyle
 Kaiah leading Kyle onto the rock
Siblings messing about
Today's walk with the three wasn't as successful as previous walks. There was a little tension at the beginning of the walk, then absolute OTT madness between the siblings as they ran riot afterwards. The lunacy was bordering on squabbling at times and as I was getting a little bothered that Kaiah may get hurt both the youngsters ended up on the lead for the last part of the walk. Kyle is a big lad now, and still a puppy, but he was repeatedly just barging into Kaiah and knocking her flying on the gravel path, it just wasn't fair on her and to be honest I was getting upset. Kyle meant no harm, he's just full of energy and excitement but Kaiah is so much smaller and lighter, I'd never forgive myself if she got hurt. Anyway we will have to rethink out plans for the next walk together, I don't want to stop seeing Kyle, but a different plan of action is called for!