5 days old and as cute as buttons!

Oh my goodness, such time wasters!  Our little slugs are filling out well and dragging themselves around their bad like lightening!  Flour is getting very tired, she has fed them non-stop since Sunday, so I took her to the vet yesterday for her post puppy check up and they gave her a vitamin injection to boost her.  She’s much brighter today and has had a lovely walk around the field with me.  Here are a few photos of the ‘gang’ – enjoy!!

Unfortunately I’m having trouble uploading photos to this site at the moment so there are only a couple to see!  Hopefully I’ll get to the bottom of this and will be able to get more photos up soon.

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9 Puppies all safe and sound

Fleur had her puppies yesterday after quite an eventful day when we thought she might lose one due to a placental abruption, she was rushed into the vet for an emergency cesarean.  We then had to leave her and wait for their call, so as you can imagine, we were on tenterhooks till the phone rang at about 8.15 p.m. and we were told that they had managed to save all the puppies, the first two were both in a bit of distress and they had to work hard to bring them around, but they saved them and we brought mum and babies home at 9 p.m.  We have 5 little girls and 4 boys.  They are very vocal and wriggle around all over the place, so now our fun begins!  Whenever time allows I’ll try to post more pictures and updates.IMG_5153 IMG_5182 IMG_5181

Fleur is in whelp!

Happy days!! We decided in the end that we would have Fleur scanned and found a wonderful lady from Holsworthy who comes to the house to do the scanning, so no worrying trip to the vet and the quite rough way that vets scan.  Fleur didn’t even know she was doing anything to her and immediately we saw quite a few little ‘jelly babies’!

She doesn’t predict how many pups are likely to be born as anything can happen between now and the six week time when the little feotus can be re-absorbed, but she was confident that there will be more than six puppies.  Even we could see that she’s carrying quite a few.

So, it’s a question of ‘watch this space’ now for the next few weeks, with puppies due on 23rd September.  The first picture is Fleur and the other three are her ‘nutty husband’, who really doesn’t do posing, but his mummy says she will TRY to get some decent photos of him!  He is rather handsome and a worthy Show Champion, so we’re hoping for some very nice puppies.  His name is Bailey – Sh. Ch. Zymore Irish Cream

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Bye bye our precious little man

Our darling little Toddie flew his nest yesterday, away to pastures new, north of Bristol.  At times we’ve pulled our hair out, gnashed our teeth and wilted with exhaustion, keeping a singleton male puppy amused, occupied, and learning manners, but it was all worth it in the end to see this beautiful young man stepping out into the next adventure in his life.

We wish him and his new mummy and daddy all the love and luck in the world and can’t wait to see him again at 6 months old, at his first show.

Our fondest love goes with you, darling little man, grow strong, be happy and remember how much we love you. xxxxx

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Todd – 7 weeks old

I can’t believe how time has whizzed by, our little Todd is not so little any more!  He is growing into a sturdy, beautifully proportioned young man with bags of character.  He has such a happy nature, knows his own mind and is very content in his own company, as long as he is surrounded by his ‘siblings’ – his cuddlies!  When he leaves us next week he will be taking quite a few of his cuddlies with him to help him settle in at his new home, but I know his new mummy and daddy are going to adore him and worship at the alter of Todd, as we have done for the past seven weeks!

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Todd is cuteness personified!

Well, what an exhausting day our little man has had, trying his best to be ultra-cute, which I think he has achieved!  On his best behaviour today as his new mummy and daddy came to visit him for the first time and they were suitably impressed!  How could anyone not be with such an adorable little man?  I’m already beginning to suffer with a breaking heart for when we have to wave him off, but we know he’s going to a very loving and kind home.

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Our little man is growing so fast and changes every day.  He’s not content in his pen when he’s awake and now has to come out and explore.  He’s getting very steady on his legs and can run at quite a lick, we’re needing eyes in the back of our heads with him.  The big dogs all love him and treat him so kindly, they always seem to be aware of where he is and are extremely indulgent, even when he swings off their ears and bites their legs and lips!

He’s such a character, he makes us laugh every day!  In the last photo our grand daughter Freya is sharing Todd’s bed!

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