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"
3/9/2021 01:08:53 am
Happy Birthday Bella, Lovely photos, wow she looks so much like Ralphie! Great to see how his siblings are growing up!😊
3/9/2021 07:06:16 am
It's really lovely hearing how all of Eddie's siblings are getting on. They all look so alike - however at just over 15kg, I think Eddie is larger and certainly stronger. It did make me smile to read how Bella digs her heels in when she wants to carry on walking. Eddie does exactly the same! Do any siblings enjoy sitting in the sun as much as Eddie - we now move furniture to accommodate him!
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Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol