There always another level to the excitement when walking somewhere new. Kaiah and Ross had never been here, and the last time Loki was here was with Mikey in November 2015. I remember the day well, it was the first time I'd been allowed to drive alone after my brain hemorrhage, so quite a day! Today the dogs came home plastered in mud, but my god we had a great time, and though the three were mad as hatters they were really well behaved. As much as I love it up here it is so nice to occasionally walk elsewhere and with company!
Sunday, 31 December 2017
Saturday, 30 December 2017
.. and to be fair he's looking pretty good, even if I do say so myself. For some reason we just were not able to get a decent photo of him today. He was a little sluggish and the more we tried the worst it got, so with fading lights we had to give up. Conformation wise he's very unexaggerated and well put together. Being critical, as I am, his coat is still poor, but looking back I guess he has more than Blade and is about equal to Mikey at the same age. Like I've said his coat is not too bad I suppose, it's the furnishings that are conspicuous in their absence.
Anyway Mr Poldark stands at 63cms at the wither, and is 32.8kg. Equal in height to Mikey and half a cm smaller than Loki was which is hardly worth thinking about is it. I was surprised to discover that he weighs more than Loki did, only a KG, but still unexpected. So it's a case of see what happens now I guess, I'd be chuffed if he just grew an extra 2 cms and didn't do a Loki and decide on some extra height! Next weigh in will be the end of January and that seems a long time away right now!
Friday, 29 December 2017
Yes it's true, Kaiah had never been to the beach, well we just don't go that often. Ross has been to a couple of beaches but somehow Kaiah never got to go. It was so weird seeing her get to the bottom of the pebbles and then stopping with uncertainty. The sand was wet and shining in the sunshine, I guess she was unsure of the surface and whether she would walk or sink! Ross came charging down behind her and they were soon off racing across the sand and down to the sea. I guess it was just the place to take a dog who loves to run.
It was blustery and cold down there, and I thought it was windy on the mountain today! Maybe I will try and go down there occasionally, no reason not too, other than other people and even today there was some of them about!
I'm use to dogs who shred toys, it happens regularly here but Ross sits down and eats them .. just like Dexi use too. It's getting really hard to find toys that they all like that he won't eat, the chuck it balls do well, and the one Loki had as a pup is still played with and in one piece. All the lovely Xmas stuff that their Auntie Linda got them was shredded, to be honest non of the soft toys made it past 11am on Xmas day! It is disappointing as you do think some of them just like to squeak them, others are far more set on destruction! I guess another trip back to TK Maxx is on the cards in the New Year!
Thursday, 28 December 2017
After being stuck home yesterday I was delighted to get out this morning. It was a sunny crisp morning, my kind of day!
Steve had enjoyed taking the youngsters to the fields yesterday and said that "Kaiah ran the legs off Ross!" He just could believe how fast she ran and said she almost lapped Ross on the chase around the caravan. I see it everyday, but I guess seeing how fast Kaiah is and how much stamina she has ..well it has to be seen to be believed!
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Steve will be taking the dogs to the fields today, they'll just have to cope with that for today. I went back to bed till after 11am this morning but with Steve around at least the youngsters got to play in yard. They are now settled for a couple of hours but without any exercise at all the evening will be hell!
Picture of Tali refusing to settle till she'shad lunch, bless her in this she is showing her years!
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Loki heard his mother and sister screaming in the distance.
At the time we didn't know who we'd heard but chuckled as we knew they were GSD's.
Then on the way down we saw Ian's van parked in a passing place, Good thing the quarry was closed or could have been a squished vivaro!
Ziva, Sammi, Asha and Tali.
I shouted good girls and threw the toy but Tali didn't hear me and stayed there long enough for her close-up! Bless her she was very slow today and seems to be very thin again. I have to accept that every day now is a blessing.
Jezi and Nico
Love this one! Sadly after about a month trial without her muzzle she's have to have it back on tomorrow. The crap she ate today was just ridiculous so I can't take the risk of her making herself ill again.
Asha has been known to steal from people bags and pockets at shows, she'll even take treats down off their grooming tables. But the most embarrassing incident ever was when she got someones sandwiches out of their bag at Manchester Champ show. She was in the ring waiting for her turn, I was watching the judging and I thought she standing quietly .. she wasn't! Poor Sally lost her lunch that day, and Asha really enjoyed the show! Funnily enough she was 4th in quite a large class, the judge telling the handler that she missed out on top honors as she was carrying a little extra weight! I wonder why???
Anyway at 9pm daily Tali gets her supper. Last night I wasn't waiting in the middle when they came in, I'd realised it was raining and had gone to get towels, but Steve was there! All I heard was "Asha .. Asha .. Oh Asha you cow .. that was your mothers fish!" Yep you've guess it Asha took advantage of the fact I wasn't there and stole Tali's supper from her crate, leaving Tali having to have a quickly made and cooled scrambled egg instead. Happy Xmas Asha!
Monday, 25 December 2017
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Of the three youngsters in the field before we went walking today. Slightly short walks for everyone really, but considering the weather and the fact I was cooking lunch I think we did OK. This was taken with my phone, but being currently a little precious about it I decided not to take any more photos and to put it safely in my pocket out of the drizzly rain.
Sadly Ross is still lame so I guess it's back to the vets after the Xmas break ...
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Rosie has just sent me this .. Me screaming trying to get Tali's attention to come for the photo, Tali of course taking jack shit notice! The other girls standing there so well behaved and waiting for her. You have to laugh at her don't you, I can just hear her in Father Jack mode "Feck off!"
Don't I look wonderful in my wet weather walking attire? No rain, but lots of puddles and ditches so I do get home dryer and cleaner!
On the 23rd of Dec 2013 a true Angel was born (well actually, and truthfully it was the 24th! - When puppies are born over night I register them on the date when the majority were born, Barney and Sammi were born just after midnight!) So Happy Official Birthday Sammi Belle Stanley, we can celebrate for 2 days. And a Huge Happy Birthday to all your lovely siblings, indeed a special litter ... Luna, Stella, Bonnie, Caleb and Barney.
I love all my dogs and would give them the world, but some of them get to you more, some of them get right under your skin. Sammi is one of those. I fell in love with her when she was just three weeks old, I prayed she would be the one with the most potential to fly the Blanik flag, and she was, had she not been I doubt I could ever have let her go! She was not the easiest of puppies and so christened "The Naughty Angel" now she is simply "The Angel," and mostly she is deserving of the title!
Happy Birthday my very special and beautiful friend!
Last night the parcel arrived, it had been left outside a house on the outskirts of the village and he kindly bought it up for us. The gentleman had come home and found it on his doorstep, so no he hadn't signed for it! I'm bloody seething with them, I'd have preferred for it to not have been delivered than just left on someone's doorstep. The parcel was £70+ of Tali's special diet, thank god for his honestly or Tali would not have been eating over Xmas!