Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We have puppies at last !!!!! Chiraze has 2 bitches and 2 dogs. It has been an exceedingly long day from 5am this morning when she started to shred her paper. After a couple of hours she was very quiet and we decided to have her checked over at the vets as a precaution, after which we took a bumpy ride home and she had her first puppy, a male. The second puppy was stuck so she needed a bit of assistance, a bitch, and then another bitch followed by a dog. All are very strong puppies and are feeding well. Chiraze is a very good mother.(apologies for the top picture but you have to start them young :))
There always seems to be something good and then something bad-- Bonvivant Accapella,Pye, almost 13 years old, passed away this afternoon. Pye came back to me 12 years ago and, after sorting out a few issues, he became a lovely dog who was still patrolling as a security dog this time last year. He is the mad fool starring in "The attack of the fensnake" and was a good friend to Chiraze. Pye was, like all my dogs, very special, and loved shredded paper and cuddles. Only two nights ago he was trying to help pull the paper out of the sack and then doing headstands in his bed of paper. He had been having some problems losing the strength in his back legs but was on medication for the last 6months. Always bouncing at feedtime and then waiting for his rug to be put on and his goodnight biscuit. Run free and strong with Cachet and Ciel --Pye pye.

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