Monday, 28 February 2011


We have just had a jam packed but lovely weekend.  Friday and Saturday took Richard and I to Dublin for an entertaining night in good company.  We arrived back Saturday evening in time for me to leave first thing Sunday morning to go to a Field Training Day run by the pointer club.  There is certainly a steep learning curve for me but it was very interesting and a great day out.  I arrived home to see one of Cally's puppies from last year Woody.  Who is an energetic, sociable little chap.  Now for a relatively calm week before the bedlam of next...

Woody proving he can retrieve


The wires seeing off Woody!

Pointer training!

Saturday, 19 February 2011


When we first got our new cat Bella we weren't sure how she would get along with all our dogs since she had only ever met one on one occasion in her 8 months.  As you can see below she gets on with them just fine and has a special thing for Cally, who is very long suffering with her.

Apple training

We made the most of some welcome sunshine this afternoon.  Apple was proving she is capable of working.

Herby proving he can concentrate
Richard with April, Herby and Apple
Isla's new duck Daphne

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Milo and Cosmo

I am so glad Milo and Cosmo's owners have worked out how to send photos via email.  It means I can get regular photographic updates, as well as the descriptive ones!  Both boys are looking very well and I hope to be able to check them out in person soon :)  Thank you Barry and Sandy!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Halter Training 2011

Another year, another group of cria to halter train!  Elmer and Euci have had their first go on the halter today and I have to say I was really impressed with them - so calm.  Must be their daddy Jack's influence.  It was getting dark so the photos aren't that good but you can get the gist:

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Dog posing this time!

Last post was dedicated to the alpacas, so now it's the dogs turn to pose!






Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Show offs!

We are rather pleased with the alpaca we have here.  We have some rather lovely ones, even if we do say so ourselves!  We are pretty sure they realise it as well and we don't half have some show-offs!  It all seems catching and even some of the young ones are strutting their stuff...

Amiryck Bonsai

Amiryck Cinnamon
 "The proteges"
Amiryck Elderflower

Amiryck Elmer