Rosie is now 3 weeks from her last mating and she potentially could be between 3 to just under 4 weeks pregnant. Fingers crossed!
Just a bit wet
Polly is from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of tricoloured seven pups
Like father, like daughter
Dotty update from Susy. Dotty is the little girl from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
Hope you are well!
Here are a few recent pics of Dotty. Her first run on the beach, she loved it and was off the lead a lot of the time. A megablocks bed built by Chloe for her, cheeky look having found her way upstairs! And first bath (she didn’t mind it but didn’t love it either).
She is growing well, learning tricks, and enthusiastically greeting everyone she meets on walks around the village.
As you can see her signature big dot on top of her head has now blended in, but she’s still got lots of dots on her nose and her paws!
She really is very special, we are so lucky to have her.
Thank you so much,
2nd Birthday Greetings from Esme
2nd Birthday greetings from Esme arrived a week ago. Esme's family had sent it first to my old email and then realised my email had changed, so a little belated. Esme is from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
"Wishing all my brothers and sisters a happy 2nd birthday, and love to all my extended family in Devon.
Life in lockdown has meant lots of long walks, and helping with the gardening. Still a pocket rocket (maybe not so pocket!) and enjoying life to the full, with Nick and Andy, who love having me with them.
Lack of blogging
Sorry for the lack of blogging at the moment. I am trying to get some stuff done (nothing to do with dogs), that is taking up my time to blog, but I hope to be back more regularly soon.
Really like this little girl (below) and as she approaches 8 months old, I don't think she is going to be much over 8 kilos at adulthood. A lovely little spaniel, fit for lap and hedgerow.
Darla update: "Happy 3rd Birthday"
A few days ago I received a 3rd birthday update for Darla from Louise. Darla is from Ernest and Bumble's litter of eight pups.
We'd like to wish Darla's litter siblings a Dear Jane
We'd like to wish Darla's litter siblings a belated Happy 3rd Birthday. As you can see from the attached photos Darla is very well and happy.
She misses us having visitors but loves having all of us working from home and keeps very busy going all over the house checking what we're all doing.
She's a joy to have in our lives, especially the way she greets us ecstatically any time we return from being out, or just get up in the morning. She still uses maximus cuteness to get what she wants and loves it when we pass people on a walk who stop and tell her how beautiful she is!
We follow your blog and wish you all the best with any future litters.
Update for Pepper arrived a few days ago from Gilly. Pepper is from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven pups.
I read that you have more pups on the way, very exciting. Pepper loves the Naturo and it is even encouraging her to eat up the kibble as well. It is a lot more solid than the Forthglade and Pepper is looking good on it, she is filling out now. I think that I am going to have to take the netting off the pond soon as there are some lovely water lilies that will be coming up soon. Pepper does love the pond dropping things in then trying to get them out. I think that she is big enough to scramble out now if she fell in. Thank you for your advise on the Naturo it seems to suit her well.
Best Wishes Gilly"
Had an update come in for Laika a week ago from Amanda. Laika is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again
We've had Laika for over a month now (and can hardly imagine life without her!), so I thought I'd send you an update. She's fitted in so well and has burrowed her way into everybody's hearts. She absolutely loves meeting people. We don't have social visitors to the house because of lockdown, but she's met our neighbours outside, the postman, delivery men, and the emergency plumber who fixed our boiler last week. She's made friends with them all!
She is 90% clean with wees during the day (uses puppy pads at night), and often asks to go out. Poos are still a work in progress, but I think she'll get into more of a routine with that once she's having proper walks, which is only nine days away now.
She's eating reasonably well, and weighs 3.6kg now. She loves her treats, and has learnt sit, stay, wee-wee and "where's the sausage?" (when we have hidden a sprat for her to find).
Like Cadpig in 101 Dalmatians, Laika is fascinated by the TV! She actually stares at it, with her head tilted slightly, and gives every impression of trying to process what she sees. Recently, we were all watching the movie "Life of Pi". When Pi landed on the floating island and we could hear the chatter of the meerkats and then see thousands of them, Laika stood between us and the TV and barked at the meerkats!
I hope you're all well and that Rosie and Ernest have been enjoying each other's company.
Amanda and family"
lovely to hear how well things are going with Leika. Thanks for the photos and video.
Just be careful with the barking at the telly and that it does not become a regular behaviour. If you look on the internet there is lots of information about nipping behaviours in the bud, such as barking at the telly, which can escalate to barking at the phone ringing or doorbell ringing. Just be aware not to reward barking behaviour, as sometimes we can do this without realising and then barking can become problematic.
Thanks again for the update. She is a very beautiful little girl, not that I'm biased.
Rosie back in the house
Rosie is back in the house as off heat. Gestation for a bitch is nine weeks, give a day or two each side of that for size of bitch and size of litter carrying. Smaller dogs tend to whelp earlier and larger breeds later, but also litter size is a factor. If carrying a small litter they tend to go later and big litters tend to arrive earlier. From Rosie's first mating nine weeks is the 1st April and from her last mating nine weeks is the 7th April.
So now it is waiting and around 28 to 35 days from her last mating, I hopefully will be able to feel she is pregnant by palpation.
Happy 2nd Birthday greetings from Bella for her litter siblings. Bella is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups. I did get this on her birthday, the 5th. Sorry for not putting it up until now.
"Bella and I wish all her siblings a Happy 2nd Birthday!
Where has the time gone? Over half of it in lockdown, and where would we have been without them.
Jane - "thank you" a million times over, to you, Blottie and Casper for gifting me with such a loving and entertaining bundle of fun. She has her moments, which can be frustrating at times, but your goal of producing lively and healthy small spaniels has certainly come to fruition with Bella. We're blessed with so many beautiful walks here on the edge of Salisbury plain, and she has suddenly discovered how exhilarating it can be to flush out the skylarks and chase them while they're in flight. We're going to have to stop walking in those fields soon until nesting is over.
She's maturing nicely in stature (10.5kg a couple of months ago), although she's still a pup at heart. Frequently known in the past as "Bella Bugger", she's now "Belligerent Bella" - she certainly knows her own mind and if she feels she hasn't had long enough in the woods or out in the field, she digs her heels in and just will not get in the car! I don't know whether she heard many gun shots when she was a little pup, but she doesn't bat an eyelid when the army are out shooting on The Plain. We've enjoyed various levels at training classes, and before lockdown have been going to Hoopers training, where she got the "Best in Class" prize at the end of term!
She adores my Mum (94 last week!) and has her in fits of laughter whenever we visit - which is frequently as my Mum only lives opposite us. Bella doesn't understand frailty and so often manages to squeeze behind her and edge her off the chair.
We celebrated Bella's birthday with a tea party and have attached a couple of photos of her enjoying her chicken cake. Also one of her in the camper van - not able to get out and about in it yet but we've slept a few times on the drive! It's a tiny Romahome, but just right for the two of us! I'm not very good at action shots but will try and take some outdoor photos before too long. And we hope it won't be too long before we can head to Devon for a few days and will get in touch with a view to dropping in.
Hope all is well at Poundlane - I still like to check in on your blog from time to time to see what's new!
With love from us both
Bella and Judith x"
I received a lovely update just over a week ago from Janet, who has Coco and her parents have Tamsie. Tamsie is from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven tricoloured pups and Coco is from Ernest and Blottie's second litter together of ten pups.
I thought you might like to see this picture of Coco and Tamsie together. Tamsie was initially very over excited racing about everywhere with Coco taking cover amongst the chair legs under the table but with lots of tail wagging from both Interestingly Coco was very confident too, patting Tamsies face and asking for her chew. They settled down and had quite a play together rolling around on their backs in the dog bed. It was only a brief visit but lovely to see them together- two very different little personalities!
Happy 2nd Birthday greetings from Flossie for her litter siblings. Flossie is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
"From Flossie at The Glen to all her brothers and sisters Alfie,Eddie,Tucker,Obi,Ralphie,Esme,Bella and Sadie a very happy second birthday.
May you all be happy and healthy this coming year and always.
Lots of love and woofs from
Blottie's sister Bumble who is our Lottie's Mum. Lottie is from her only litter born the 5th March 2018. So an early Happy 3rd Birthday to Lottie and her seven siblings, who will be three years old on Friday.
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