Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Worth the wait!

Warning - graphic pictures!

Cinnie has been keeping us waiting.  She has been fidgeting for the past week but today, 12 months to the day since her last mating date she has given birth to a lovely brown girl.

Meeting Granny Coco

Mum - someone to lean on

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Puppy pics

Mum and pups continue to do well...

Friday, 16 September 2011


Things didn't go quite as we had hoped with April's litter.  We had only counted a few puppies on her scan and she wasn't huge so we were expecting a smallish litter.  However, we didn't bank on it needing to be assisted!  She went in for an emergency c-section this morning and has come home this aft with 3 lovely little puppies, 2 girls and a boy.  Most importantly mum and babies are doing well.

Whilst April was at the vets, Halo decided to produce a cria in a much simpler fashion.  A lovely brown girl, yet to be named.


starting to dry off and think about food
The young fawn cria have taken to staying together.

Ferula, Frosty and Fuschia

They even stick together at high speed, the rest can't work out what is going on!

Cinnie's cria from last year ED

Fagus and Fern

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Not long to go now...

April is putting on a bit of weight now, not long to the impending arrivals.

It was lovely to receive some photos of Obi from her first litter.  Here he is enjoying an unusually sunny day.  Very like his mum!

Sunday, 11 September 2011


We have had a busy few days here so time for a catch up...

Thursday saw the birth of Monique's cria whilst I was at work.  He is a very, big stocky, fawn boy.  His mum is so protective Richard couldn't get near him to spray his umbilical cord so I had to do it when I got home (and came back in smothered in spit!)

Ferula with his big sister Moselle
The following day Monique's daughter Dahlia decided to produce her cria in double quick time.  She must have coughed him out in less than 10 minutes flat!  Thankfully he was up and walking in about the next 15 minutes and drinking shortly after that.  What a relief when we were going away that that didn't need monitoring!
Fairfield Frost (a variety of Dahlia)
The rest of the cria appear to be doing well, here are a couple.

Fuschia, daughter of another Monique daughter Moselle

Fern and Foxglove
After Frosty was born on Friday we headed off to the HWVA working test.  I had my camera in tow but was unfortunately not able to use it during the test since I was stewarding all day.  However, there are a couple of pictures below from before the test.

Our wires trying to behave themselves!

Herby demonstrating his water retrieving

Maggie having a go at one of the puppy tests, whilst setting up
We have now seen four of the kittens go off to their new homes.  We wish their owners every happiness with their new family members.  We were thrilled that they went off in pairs...

Bajou and Angel, now known as Denzil and Twinkle

Twilight and Berry, now known as Luca and Gino

Dawn, who will be staying here, with mum Bella.

they get on OK most of the time!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Elmer has a sister!

Elmer our young Jack-Moselle black boy who has done well for us this year at shows now has a full sister.  Born this morning, a few days shy of 11 months she seems to be doing well so far.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Kitten update

It won't be long now before the kittens go, so here is a photo update.