Looking for a getaway
I have been asked about why I am not keeping a puppy back from Rosie's litter and I reply telling them, "That we are doing things later in the year that it would be hard to run a puppy on."
Now to let you know what we hope to be doing that will be keeping us a bit more busy. We have after a few years considering it, to rent out part of our property on Airbnb. I've just put it up Knott's Corner named after the guy who renovated the caravan we have on the site with a Shepherd Hut vibe we call, "The Shepherd (below)." We are just finishing off the toilet and shower cubicles and it's ready to rent from the end of July.
So if you are looking for somewhere to book for a quick getaway or a longer break. If you go to it's Airbnb page https://airbnb.com/h/knotts-corner you can read more about it and maybe you might like to come and sample some old fashion Devon hospitality. If so book up on Airbnb and for those who have a Poundlane pup past or present, on arrival I will give you a further 10% discount cash back on the nightly price paid on Airbnb for breaks booked before the end of September 2021. This offer is until the 10th July 2021. Please share!
Lovely update from Sally for Teddy, who is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
Hope you and your family are all keeping well and enjoying the warmer weather. We’ve been really enjoying watching Rosie’s litter progress, she’s proved to be a natural mum and her puppies all look adorable.
Sorry it’s taken so long for me to send you an update on how our Teddy’s been doing, I’ve been meaning to for ages. Can’t quite believe he’s six months already. He had his 6 month check at the vets last week and he’s doing really well. He weighed 14.1kgs. The vet thinks he is now fully grown but he could still fill out a bit.
He’s a joy to have and quick to learn. He’s very loving and loves to cuddle up on the sofa and on my feet (which will be nicer in the winter), and has quite a mischievous and boisterous side. He particularly loves to steal things, especially shoes which he always takes to his special place under a tree in the garden . At least he doesn’t chew them and often the shoes end up in pairs eventually (i think he would have made a great assistance dog). He’s also a very handsome boy and we always get comments on how handsome he is when out on walks.
Once again thank you for Teddy, he’s an amazing dog and addition to our family and we can’t imagine life without him now. Hope you like the attached photos.
Sally and family"
Update for Ruby who left us on Sunday with a very cute photo of Ruby.
All the new bed & blankets etc & new stuff we had bought for Ruby (below) is obviously not up to her standards and she prefers an old towelling tea towel & a washing up bowl 🤣
Thankfully Ted has been even better behaved than we could have hoped for and is so gentle with her.
He lays down nose to nose with her with both their tails wagging & then she chases him
round the garden until he stops and lays down again
We were amazed to see her strut across the room earlier after eating all her own bowl of food she then pushed Teds head out of the way to tuck into some of his lunch and even more surprised when he didn’t react and just watched her and waited patiently.
I think they are obviously going to be good pals together which is just what we hoped for
I will keep you posted
"That is so sweet Lynda,
Thanks for sharing that. Ted's Mum Teagol is super good with pups whether her own or not, and also Ted's Dad Puddin' is very sweet with puppies. The other evening he was letting the pups chase him and then he would stop and bow to them to encourage them to chase again. I wish I had got my camera on me.
Good to hear that things are going well.
"Missy settling in"
Lovely update for Missy who left us on Sunday.
A couple of pics of Missy settling in and enjoying her new bed (and ours!).
She seems to really like her crate so far and is happy to get in for naps. She has slept the first two nights in her bed in our room but we will gradually move her into the crate overnight. We went to the vets today for her first vaccine and she managed brilliantly, and the vet confirmed she is healthy and well.
All in all she seems very happy in the house and is adjusting very well to London living! We cant wait to take her out to the parks and along the canal when she grows up.
Hope all the other puppies are well and send my best wishes to the Poundlane pack.
Thank you for everything,
Elly & Micah"
Lovely update for Betsy Boo who left us on Saturday.
Betsy Boo (aka Little Lady Long Legs) is doing very well, she's settling in nicely and being very good to me with only one toilet wake up a night. She had her first vet visit today, followed by an extra long snooze to get over it, her first shop visit (so she could pick her own toys), and enjoyed a thoroughly boisterous rampage around in the sun before conking out in the shade.
Hope you enjoy the pictures, even the not very lady like one of her and Murdoch on the sofa!
Yesterday morning Iris and Sidney (below) got to go out in the car for the first time.
Rory update: "lovely gentle boy"
Trying to catch up with updates sent to me since Rosie had her pups. The first is from the two Emily's for Rory, who is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again
I hope you are well.
Congratulations to Rosie and Ernest on their beautiful litter, it’s been lovely to watch them grow over the past few weeks! I was also so sorry to hear about your recent losses.
I thought I’d send a quick update on Rory as he’s now 6 months old. He’s growing into such a lovely gentle boy.
He’s very petite at 6.5kg, and still a picky eater, but the vets are happy with his development.
We took him camping a few weeks ago, and took him down into some caves, through some tunnels and up a few mountains. As he is still so small, he spent half of the hikes in his backpack, but for the parts he did do, he did very well. I have attached some photos for you. My favourite photo is him napping at the top of Kinder Downfall while we ate our lunch.
Rory is a bit worried around other dogs and animals, he will submit to just about anything (even a squirrel)! When he sees another dog he will do what we call his “army crawl” up to them. He will push himself along on his belly, wagging his tail like mad because he is so excited to see them, and then he’ll roll over once he gets close enough. The other dog owners find it hilarious. Once he’s done his initial submit, he is then very playful, but it does take him a little while to become comfortable. I’ve attached a photo of him curled up in a ball as he meets another dog on a walk a few months back. Apart from dogs, Rory is so good with new experiences, he seems to take it all in his stride. The other day I took him to a BBQ and he met lots of excitable children. He was in his element getting cuddle after cuddle, and despite not living with children, he was very gentle and patient with them.
We always get comments on how well behaved and sweet he is. Thank you for breeding such a wonderful pup!
Emily, Emily and Rory"
"Hello Emily and Emily,
Lovely to hear from you and to hear how Rory is doing. His confidence with other dogs will grow and it's not a bad trait to be cautious meeting new dogs. Good to hear how well behaved he was at the BBQ with children.
He looks so much like his Great Grandmother Millie, especially in the photo of him on your back looking out of the rucksack.
Thank you for the update, much appreciated and many thanks for making Rory one of your family. He sounds and looks a very lucky pup.
A sea of Blenheim
After six of Rosie's pups leaving us, we are now left with a sea of Blenheim. All the black and white pups have left us, so only the Blenheims left and the next of them to leave us will be next Saturday. So let's do a roll call (below) who we have still with us!
Missy leaves us
And finally this afternoon Missy left with Elly and Micah to become a London Missy. Hope you got home safely and will look forward to hearing about the adventures of Missy in London Town.
Elly has just let me know Missy got home safely, "Hi Jane, Just a quick note to say Missy is home safe and sound after a very relaxed car journey! She now off exploring the living room, will send some pics when she is settled in.Thank you for everything, Elly"
Ruby leaves us
Ruby left us this morning to start her adventures in Honiton with Lynda and Steve along with Ted who is from Puddin" and Teagol's litter of seven pups.
"Thanks Jane. All calm here she has had a wee & a snack & is now asleep
Ted is being so gentle & she is obviously not scared by him....lovely!
Thanks again for everything
Betsy Boo leaves us
Yesterday afternoon Betsy Boo left us with Gina to start her adventures in Plymouth. First reports are good.
Betsy was fine, she was a little sick once, but she only whimpered for a couple of minutes in the entire journey, and slept most of the way home.
Since getting home she's had a wee outside , an explore of the garden and downstairs, played chase the ball, had a nibble of food, met Murdoch the cat (which went amazingly well, helped no doubt by Betsy falling asleep mid introduction).
When she woke up they had another little meet and greet in the garden, Betsy was a bit unsure at first but seemed to soon learn that he isn't a very energetic housemate and doesn't pose a threat to her and got bored of him. Fingers crossed they keep being so tolerant of each other.
They're both snoozing at the moment in the same room
Hope leaves us
Hope left us yesterday around midday to start her adventures with Helen in Warwickshire and first reports are good. Helen also got delayed on the M5.
It was a long journey back but Hope did really well. She slept most of the way, and enjoyed her chew for some of it. She has had a play, some food and some sleeps since arriving home. She has met the cat and been pretty calm. Eowyn is not quite sure but has not reacted aggressively at all and is currently playing with one of Hope's toys while Hope is asleep!
I have sorted out her microchip and insurance, as well as enrolling her on Generation Pup, the study that the Dogs Trust are doing (similar to the Children of the 90s).
I have attached some photos of the journey home, as well as her in her new crate.
Thank you for breeding such a gorgeous pup. I hope that all the other pups settle in well to their new homes.
Possum leaves us
Possum left us Saturday morning with Polly and Ian to start her adventures with them in Budleigh Salterton. Polly let me know they got home safely, "The journey home was incident free - a bit of chewing and then Possum slept all the way back. Having some garden exploration now and she has just met her first seagull - definitely a right of passage for any Budleigh resident!"
Murdoch leaves us
Friday Murdoch left us to join the Watson family in Lancashire, who had a terrible journey to us due to the M5 being choc-a-block with traffic, but they got to me in the end and reports so far have been good, as Murdoch settles in with them and their other dog Charlie. Nareen emailed me saying, "The journey up was a lot better than the one down (thank goodness haha) we got home just after 11pm. All very, very tired Murdoch was excellent in the car considering the long journey and gradually edged his way to lie on Charlie's back whilst he was asleep. Charlie is still playing it cool with him, we are involving them both with games, treats etc and he sleeps next to Murdochs crate at night but it's still early days. Murdoch has slept through both nights and is eating well, he's very clever and is doing fantastic with his toilet training!"
Hard to believe that Rosie's pups will be eight weeks old tomorrow and Murdoch will be the first of them to leave us tomorrow.
Oscar enjoys a smooth
The Puppy Tunnel
Introduced the tunnel to the pups yesterday and from the first video you can see that most of them were unimpressed by it. Iris was not sure, but letting her figure it out herself, giving her time. You can see by the second video, she got over her initial fear.
Just pups running around
Possum and Missy in the car
Yesterday the internet was not good my end. Finally able to load up photos tonight of Rosie's pups over the last few days. I have not put names on them (as rather a lot), but I'm guessing everyone knows their one. I am now going to try and load some videos. Wish me luck!
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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