Monday, 29 August 2011

The BEST news

Just had a phone call from delighted puppy owners to tell me that the Cavalier Puppy stolen on Thursday has been returned safe and well. A happy ending!
Those of you who have dogs of your own, give them an extra hug tonight.


STOLEN from West Bromwich B70 on 25.08.11. King Charles Cavalier Puppy, male, 16 weeks, red/white, MICROCHIPPED. Attached is a still from CCTV footage of the theft. If you recognise the thieves or know where the pup is please contact K9 Search UK in the strictest confidence or alternatively contact West Midlands Police (West Bromwich).

This little chap has a medical condition requiring surgery and needs to come home...
PLEASE psot this on your Facebook pages and send to everyone in your e-mail contacts. Lets see if we can't get this little fella home where he belongs...EVERY LITTLE HELPS

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Farewell Felix

Very sadly we have to report that we have had to say a fond farewell to Felix Cat. He was a little over 12 and lost his battle with FIP on Saturday 20th August. He was gently put to sleep and gave Mum one last head rub before he slipped away. Felix enjoyed a short show career and won the Best in Show Household Pet accolade on several occasions, his show career ended prematurely when we were diagnosed with FIP in our cat colony. He was a huge boy before his illness robbed him of his size and weight, but his personality remained as large as ever. One of his favourite pass times was drinking from a running tap and he would miaow constantly until someone turned the tap on for him. He will be missed. Goodnight Felix, sleep peacefully and we will see you at Rainbow Bridge.

Not wishing to end on a sad note, Mum took Pixie and Lilly along to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Show in Worcester today, both were entered but not for competition. It was a very very hot day most of it spent queueing for heart and eye testing, but it was all worth it as Pixie was clear of both heart and eye problems and has the certificates to prove it. So we are one step closer to becoming an accredited breeder! All we need now is Pixie to have her next season and to get together with her 'fella' so we will have a litter to register! Watch this space.....

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Northern Newfoundland Club Fun Day

As you may know, our Charlie goes to regular Hydrotherapy with Jacqui Woodhall at Bearhugs Hydrotherapy. Jacqui owns, works and breeds Newfoundlands and is heavily involved in all aspects of the breed. She is Membership Secretary for the Northern Newfoundland Club (NNC) and was involved in organising a Fun Day held at Chasewater near Cannock on Saturday 13th August 2011. For a change Mum had the day off from her Training Empire (hehehehehehehe)and so roped Dad into going along with Lilly and Charlie. Mum and Dad would have liked to have taken us all along but just decided on taking 2 of us, Charlie had to go as he is Jacqui's Honorary Newfie and Lilly because she LOVES going out in the car. The plan was to enter Charlie in a couple of classes in the Companion Dog Show...but in the event Mum entered them both!!! Here are some pictures and clips of their day.... Lilly and Charlie wait their turn in the show ring
Lilly looking lovely
Charlie asks if there is a pinkest tongue competition
Lilly wants to enter it too
Practising their cute look for the judge
Charlie perfects his just in time for his first class - Handsomest Dog
And here he is taking 3rd place in Handsomest Dog

Lilly enters Prettiest Bitch

And takes 4th in a large class!!

Charlie WINS waggiest tail!

Lilly is thrilled and wants to get in the ring to congratulate him

And here they both are taking 4th place in the 'Dog the judge would most like to take home' class....look out for next weeks foray to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club show......

Getting up to date!

Well hello again Dog Bloggers! Very sorry we have been away for awhile again! (Blame Mum....always blame Mum!!) But we do have some things to share with you and some pictures and video clips to make up for us not blogging for awhile (again....MUM!!!) We are still waiting on the go-ahead from Pets As Therapy to begin visiting. They did warn us that the wheels of a charity run slowly and so it could be up to 12 weeks, but one of Mum's referees is on holiday at the moment so that could well be holding things up. Charlie is looking forward to his debut and can't wait to tell you all about it! Pixie continued on with her phantom pregnancy and mum decided to step in and get her to the vet to make sure there were no puppies. A thorough investigation and examination ensued and she was declared not pregnant and so she had to have some medicine to make sure stop the phantom pregnancy. Mum gave her the first dose and all was well until she came in from the garden a few hours later with this in her mouth.............

Mum and Dad almost had a heart attack! At first glance they thought she had a dead puppy in her mouth! As it turns out it was a chunk of Spookie Cat's fur (Spookie will NOT be groomed under any circumstances and is better off left to moult naturally, because she is long haired she moults like a camel!) Since this escapade Pixie has been good as gold!

Here are a few piccys and clips for you......

Charlie free swims at Bearhugs Hydrotherapy

Penny looks guilty and her devil horns are on display (look at the top of her head!)

Who shot Penny Pyewacket????

And who shot Louis?????

And Felix the cat!!!!!?????!!!!!!