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Changing Scale

Well here we are at 6 weeks!  Unrecognizable chaos reigns.  I am being held responsible for changing the scale of just about everything.  Gaps have shrunk, heights lowered (a positive improvement), and the empty flower pots (well they are empty now) get stuck!  Swinging between hilarity and despair with no middle ground this week.  Pups from 5-8 weeks are pure hard work.  Also, thankfully, they are very funny.

We have 3 pups left looking for homes now.  More people looking this weekend.  Lets hope the little hooligans will not intimidate them.  As a collection they are formidable these days, haring round at high speed and then forgiven as they crash out in littered piles just where they drop.

Just a note to add…..Life in the form that we know it has been suspended until further notice………….One day normal stuff will return and relative peace descend once more.  It will won’t it??

Four and a Half Weeks and Growing…..

Pups are growing and adventuring now.

Playing at eating………….

Playing at playing………

Looking cute!!

This is how I found Granny

And mum

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Pictures speak volumes!

Other work:  Sorrell dyeing, blanket patches and sketchbook.

To be honest most of the time is taken up with canines at the moment and to finish this week here are some portraits of some of the pups:

This boy we call Bobby because it rhymes with Dobby, his grandfather.

Tabitha who is behaving beautifully this week!  No longer the mischief maker.  Very friendly and fun with a beautiful coat.

Balou!  Mr I AM JUST SO COOL!!

Bye for now!

Growing

What a glorious day today!  Everything is growing and feeling good in the sunshine.  Time for a bit of a spring clean?

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The pups certainly thought so!  I arrived in the kitchen today and found a decapitated mop which had been dragged in and liberally spread around.  The mop obviously could not behave and so is now well and truly dead.  No more trouble from that mop!  The 2 pups I am boarding are growing so fast!  Where 9 fitted 9 weeks ago, not even 1 will fit now!

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Mum is resigned to having various bits chewed now!  Poor mum!  The boy (Sika) has grown his ears and feet at an alarming rate.

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He tries new arrangements with his ears every day.  How does this work?  Good look?

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Edna and Edith after a very long and loud debate decided that going broody in the red bucket is the only way to go this spring…

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No one else thinks this is a spring look

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We have a wild pheasant who heard that the dogs dont touch birds EVER, so she moved into our front border!!  There are 5 eggs under her!

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All this activity is just exhausting!!

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On Potting Puppies

Yesterday was gorgeous.  The puppies are depleted in number and there are now 6 still here, but it looks like they are all spoken for now.  This makes me sad as I have come to know these little personalities and they are all gorgeous little people.  But also, I am happy as they are all due to go to lovely homes where they will all be loved, which is what I want most for them.  Collectively they are very different to how they will be individually, and their characters and confidence here grow every day.  They are learning all the time and all experimenting together.  They play with their big sister who is their best friend!  I think she will miss them.

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She lets them win

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She finds the same things interesting

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Some puppies have been busy potting other puppies

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It takes a lot of sorting out to get this potting business just right

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I am sure I fitted in this yesterday?

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Endless funny incidents and then that gorgeous deep floppy sleep!

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Parties

I started this post yesterday with the words ‘yesterday’!!  BUT the internet went down and then today we had a major long power cut and that, quite frankly, was that!!

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So now we have to try again and hope that this time things will happen in the right direction!

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Sunday was cold but mainly dry.  This was a good thing because my youngest grandchild was 2!  Actually she was 2 on Friday but she was happy to be 2 again here with us!!  We had birthday cake which was yummy………..

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We had balloons and lots of fun.  BUT the BEST fun was the puppies who were extremely pleased that Freya was 2 too!!  They joined in the fun and games with tremendous and undying enthusiasm! 

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The garden was full of children and puppies and lots of joyful noises.

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After quite a while everyone was exhausted, especially the grown ups, who dont look cute so I did not take any pictures!

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Puppy Power

Once upon a time, five weeks ago to be exact, 9 puppies were born in Somerset.  The wind was howling and the rain was lashing, but these brave puppies decided to broaden their horizons and view a bigger world.  They were all perfect and beautiful.  There were 6 girls and 3 boys.

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As time went on these puppies began to learn all sorts of things.  They opened their eyes and began to see the world and each other.  They learnt how to stand and then how to dance and bounce (well nearly).  They learnt that a certain sound produced a paddling pool which was fun.  And then they learnt that the paddling pool actually had great stuff in it for eating!  They learnt to fight and play and be terribly brave about scary things like long grass and feathers and imaginary hiding things!

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They were visited by all sorts of people (mainly the sort with high voices) and they learnt that squeaking voices meant that you were in for a cuddle if you werent careful.  Cuddles interrupt a perfectly busy day and although they are not too bad, it really proves inconvenient as its so hard to remember what you were so busy doing before being lifted to the sky and cooed over.

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Four of the 9 puppies were picked and booked.  Now there are 3 little boys (possibly only 2) (lalalalalalalala ….. did I just say that out loud??????).  3boys and 2 girls.  Now if you need organising then 2 of the boys are your man.  They show me every morning how to muck them out, where the food should go and how quickly it should go there.  And they always rearrange the bed as I am incapable of finding exactly the right spot on my own, ever! 

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One of the boys is absolutely STUNNING.  He will make a good sized dog and is strong and intelligent and very very handsome.  The other boy is very very busy.  He has to do everything at a run and consequently has to catch up on sleep every now and then in order to keep the world running when he is up and about.  He is friendly and playful and very pretty.  The other boy (what other boy???) has picked me out and I am trying not to notice.  Somehow he always ends up with me.  From past experience boy dogs are loyal, extremely trainable, anxious to please, full of character and if you want a friend pick a dog every time!

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The girls.  Well these are both fine featured and will be absolutely gorgeous dogs, just like bitches should be.  They have fine bones and broken coats.  They are less bouncy and bossy than the other girls but form attachment easily.  These 2 will make very biddable dogs and will be easy to train, they are anxious to please. 

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Training these dogs is rewarding as they are very biddable.  They love a good bounce and a good game but equally love to sleep for hours on end stretched out on their backs (the world is a much better place upside down!).

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