Saturday, 25 July 2009

Hello good people!, It's the Beauclarke Brood here again to brighten your day! We hope that you are all well. As you can see from the picture below Charlie Beau and Bumble are bestest friends! (and too cute for words, so we elected to show you a picture instead!)

Bumble is 10 days younger than Charlie Beau but can stand up for himself when he wants something Charlie has. They are typical Cavaliers and follow the Cavalier laws. For the uninitiated those laws are as follows - study them well, for if you are ever graced to be in the presence of a Cavalier then he/she will know these better than you!!:

1. If I like it, it's mine.

2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.

3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.

4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.

5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.

6. If I have chewed it up, all the pieces are mine.

7. If it looks like it's mine, then it's mine.

8. If I saw it first, then it's mine.

9. If it's edible, it's mine.

10. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.

11. If I get tired of it, it's yours.

12. If it's broken, it's yours.

The following video is proof of some of these laws:

So, Bumble - so called because he make noises like a very angry bee and because he is bumble bee colour! - had to go to see Uncle Steve for his first vaccination and micro-chipping yesterday and just like Charlie he squealed like a girl, but very soon calmed down and forgot all about it and was his normal happy self seconds later.

We're looking forward to being able to go out on walks with him and we can show him all the cool places to chew sticks and the best places of all to get really muddy! We can't wait! It will be fun when its raining and Mum and Dad have to try and dry 5 furry dogs!! I'm sure we'll tell you all about it another day.....we're off for a nap now!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Ah, what a surprise we had today!!!

There we were, minding our own business and snoozing on the sofas when Mum came home with ANOTHER puppy! This is getting to be rather a habit lately. First Charlie Beau and now a black and tan boy called Bumble!

We have another brother! Now we are 5 and mum has her 'set' of cavies. Here is the little fella.

He's a crazy pup indeed and has not stopped chasing us around and barking at us all night long! This is the only decent shot Mum has been able to get of him because he just won't be still for a second! We're sure over the coming days we'll have some better ones, once he's calmed down a bit! ........... We hope he calms down! Mum hopes he will sleep well tonight. All the dashing about he's been doing he should do! The rest of us will anyhow, Bumble has kept us on our toes!

He has to go and see Uncle Steve, the vet, tomorrow for his injections and micro-chip - Charlie has told him all about it but Bumble says he will be brave! We'll let you know how he gets on when he comes home! In the meantime, we're off for a nap!

See you all soon!

The Beauclarke Brood

Sunday, 19 July 2009

OOOO long time no blog! Busy, busy being doggies and having fun!

Look!! Mum bought us some new sofas that we can snuggle on.........We think we're cute!

Do you think little Charlie Beau has grown? We do! He is allowed out for walkies with us all now and can even go off lead when we're over the wood. We've all been playing a trick on Mum. She's been teaching Charlie Beau his recall and every time she calls him to her she gives him a we have all temporarily changed our names to Charlie Beau, so every time she calls him, we all come running so she has to give us all a nice tasty liver treat! yummy!

Charlie Beau and Penny are still best friends even though Penny is naughty sometimes. Charlie has found out that he can get up the stairs now.......but he can't get back down again and needs mum to rescue hm. Penny likes to make him chase her up stairs and then he gets stuck up there while she runs back down! Poor Charlie! I guess it makes up for him hanging off Penny's ears and tail all day long!

There's only so much a girl will take! :-)

Here's Lilly using Charlie as a pillow. Apparently he's a very comfy dog to lie on - mum and dad say that he's always lying on them so this makes a nice change!

And speaking of comfy...doesn't Buddy look a happy chappie on his sofa???

Today was grooming day. Penny got in a bit of a mess and so had to have a bath. When she had dried off she was thoroughly groomed all over and even had her feet trimmed today. She was ever so well behaved. Mum is doing a grooming course in August and Penny gets to go with her for a professional pamper - mum will be doing the pampering so lets hope she's not too bold with the clippers!! Lilly got her ears and tail thoroughly brushed and her feet trimmed and Charlie Beau had to go through the motions even though he has no fur yet!! Well not much anyway. He was well behaved though. We have no idea why we get bathed when all we do is go right out and get muddy over on our woodland walks!

Finally we couldn't resist this video snippet of Penny and Charlie playing tug of war with a cuddly lamb!

Disclaimer......The Beauclarke Brood do not advocate playing with real lambs in this manner...

Warning....... This video contains LOUD cavalier snoring courtesy of Lilly

Saturday, 4 July 2009

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Mum's written a poem..........

A cavalier obsessive is what they label me
I wish I had all four of them but right now there's only three
Lilly is a tri-colour with the softest silky ears,
Penny is a Blenheim who's antics leave me in tears
Then there's little Charlie Beau, the cutest ruby boy,
He'd rather chew my fingers, that his chewy puppy toy.
Soon I'll have a black and tan and then I'll have the set,
Please don't tell my husband, I haven't told him yet!
King Charles himself had lots of them and a special one called Fubs,
I want at least 15 of them - a football team plus subs!
A cavalier obsessive is what they label me,
I wish I had hundreds of them, but, for now, there's only three.

Don't worry Buddy, mum loves you just as much as us!

Friday, 3 July 2009


Poor little Charlie Beau had to visit Uncle Steve the vet and was micro-chipped! He squealed like a girl! Have you seen the size of those micro-chipping needles??? They're monster, massive, huge and gargantuan! Hmm, they're big and he's little so no wonder he squealed. Mum used to be a nurse and even she was horrified at the size of the damned needles. She saw a cat getting chipped many years ago and since then has always has us micro-chipped while we are under anaesthetic when we got de-sexed. But a few liver treats I'm glad to say Charlie Beau was right as rain after a couple of seconds. He has to have his second injection next week and then he'll be able to come out with us on our woodland walks. He'll like that he will. And now he's chipped mum can relax a little if he gets lost. Well OK, if ANY of us got lost mum would panic like crazy and would have a search party organised in seconds!

Penny likes to do a runner every now and again, but mum's sussed out her hiding place now and knows where to start looking for her. Penny is all mouth and no trousers! She'll bark and bark at other dogs when she's on the lead, but when she's off-lead she runs and hides! Wuss!

Lilly is almost as bad, but she just runs down the road to chase off the stray cats that mum and dad feed by the front door. They have to make sure she is on her lead before the door gets opened other wise she's off like a greyhound despite having had 3 major knee operations on her back legs! Luckily, we don't live on a main road but it still scares mum and dad to death if she runs off because they don't want her to get squashed.

Buddy Bear is the only one of us (so far) who behaves himself. The worst he will do is run up to a stranger and slime them to death! Wonder what little Charlie Beau will be like when he's allowed off-lead????

Here's the three of us Cavaliers waiting for our treats....

And some video of Charlie Beau and penny playing...until next time........