So here is the list for our next litter, and we are now not taking anyone else on at this time. Anyone listed, if they do not get a puppy from our next litter, are welcome to roll over on to the litters we will have Spring/Summer 2021. We hope to breed Rosie and maybe Lottie in the Spring of 2021 if all goes well with health testing with them. We have yet to finalise which dogs we will use with them.
All I ask now is that anyone on the list, that either finds a puppy elsewhere or things change and you decide you no longer wish to be listed with us. To just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know of this change.
Over at Search cavalierhealth.org they have published details of a diuretic study CARPODIEM study of diuretic torasemide finds it superior to furosemide in treating heart failure in MVD-affected dogs.
"In an August 2020 article, a team of employees (Beatrice Besche, Thomas Blondel, Emilie Guillot, Catherine Garelli‐Paar) of Ceva Santé Animale, manufacturer of torasemide (brand name Isemid), along with PennVet cardiologist Mark A. Oyama, compared the diuretic to furosemide in a study of 319 MVD-affected dogs diagnosed with new onset congestive heart failure (CHF), including 52 (16.3%) cavalier King Charles spaniels. Their study is titled CARPODIEM, and their aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of torasemide compared to furosemide in treating CHF. They report finding that torasemide was superior to furosemide in that it required only once-daily dosing, resulting in increased owner compliance, and also that torasemide had less than half the risk of cardiac death or euthanasia or worsening of CHF than did furosemide. They emphasized that monitoring of the dogs' reactions, hydration status, renal function, and serum electrolyte concentrations should be performed when using any diuretic."
When we have a heat wave, my thoughts go to those dogs bred with flat faces. There will be dogs that die in this weather, due to the anatomical disaster humans have bred them into. An article in The Guardian by Esther Woolfson asks what has gone wrong with the way we keep our pets, Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish
"I stand at the traffic lights waiting to cross. A young man beside me holds a lead – at the end of it is a puppy standing patiently between us. In the moments before the crossing signal, I listen to the dog breathe. The sound is old and bronchitic, a dissonant issuing from this neat little body, the laboured wheezing of a young dog’s breath. The man is fashionably dressed, and the dog most probably loved and precious. I’m not sure if the dog is a French bulldog or a pug, but he’s one of those that now form a widespread, snuffling, breathless band of canine respiratory distress. The lights change, and man and dog walk off, the dog carrying his possibly malign genetic destiny, his future skin-fold pyoderma, the corneal ulceration that may affect his protruding eyes, the upper airway obstruction that is probably already causing him to wheeze. It’s not the first time I’ve wondered – what made this man and others seek out and pay for creatures who may live shortened, suffering lives?"
Teagol's seven pups reach six days old. They are all doing really well and Teagol is being an excellent mother, coping amazingly well with the heatwave we are having at the moment as she tends them.
I have been busy today and along with the heat. I'm feeling a bit worn out, as I get on here for the first time today gone 8 pm. So I will get on here tomorrow with the list for Ernest and Blottie's litter and further information.
Yesterday, I accidentally put up that Teagol's pups were five days old, when they were four days old. They are now five days old in the photos (below). I will get the list up tomorrow for Ernest and Blottie's future litter and further information, as promised in emails to everyone about the litter. Just run out of time today.
Teagol's seven pups suckle her this morning as they reach five days old.
Received a lovely update for Bailey a few days ago as he turns seven years old, from Carol. Bailey is from Reggie and Ysobel's litter born July 2013.
Hope all is well with you and your family, With the strange things happening in our world at the moment.
Bailey as you know is now 7
He has loved having us around all the time when we had lock down
I still went to work (2 days a week at frimley hospital ).
But Paul was Working from home and still is, so he has lot more company.
We have had lots of walks keeping us all fit.
Here are some up to date photos of Bailey
Helping Paul working x
Bailey with some of his friends x
We are loving Bailey more as the years go on. Even when he barks at every car door that shuts
Sorry this is a few days late after Bailey birthday. But we went away a few days with bailey walks food and rest had by all. Thanks again for Bailey we wouldn’t be without him
Carol & Paul Blomfield xx
Lovely update and enquiry from Kathy who has Saffy. Saffy is from Ernest and Bumble's litter born March 2018. Saffy's Mum is Teagol's Mum's sister and they share the same Dad Ernest. Sorry, I was unable to load the bit of video up of Saffy in the water.
I just saw your blog re puppies. Since you mentioned the next litter , probably with Blottie and Ernest could I just let you know I would be very interested in a companion for Saffy. She is a very gentle girl and can be overwhelmed by a cockerpoo who lives down the road , so I thought it best to wait for the same mix, although I know personalities will always be different.
Kind regards .. and what a lovely litter - Teagol looks very well which is great to see!
Some recent pics of Saffy- loving the beach and walks, she has got very shaggy & a bit hot so I had to get her coat trimmed for the summer. I hope you like the video!"
All going well at the moment with Teagol and her seven pups at three days old. It will be very interesting to watch this bunch as their noses pigment out with a few freckles here and there, and their eyes and ears will start to open from around 10 to 14 days old. I will in a few days time do some photos of the girls together and the boys together. I will also put collars on in a couple weeks time, so you can pick out the boys from girls easier.
Just to say, that everyone so far contacting me after seeing about Ernest and Blottie's litter, will be on the list waiting for that litter. I will reply everyone on Monday with details of where they are on the list. This gives time for anyone else yet to log in and see the news, a bit more time to contact me.
Before the birth and conception even of Teagol's litter I have spoken with lovely people who I would love to hear from again. So for the first time for a while, I am opening a sort of waiting list prior to a litter even being conceived. This list is though only for those that have contacted me prior to the birth of Teagol's litter and not restricted to just people living in Devon or Cornwall.
Most will know that Ernest and Blottie are the parents of Teagol. Blottie gave birth to Teagol along with her nine litter siblings December 2017. Blottie will hopefully be on heat again in October, meaning pups ready for homes around the beginning of March 2021.
Listing on this litter will mean that I will keep your details and I will inform you where you are on the list at this time. If anyone drops out ahead of you. You may end up further up the list come the time of choosing a puppy. Everything going well with the arrival of the litter. When I put up on the blog for interested parties in the litter to contact me. It will be for you to then contact me to say that you still wish to have a puppy and we take it from there.
I also advise anyone listing with me to keep looking elsewhere for a puppy, as I can not guarantee a puppy to anyone at this stage. So you don't need to miss out on other pups. I don't ask for any formal agreement from anyone beforehand. It is your own personal choice if you wish to forsake all others and wait for our next litter. I ask for no fidelity at this stage. All I ask is if listed on Ernest and Blottie's litter and you find a puppy elsewhere, that you have the manners to inform me, so I can remove you from the list.
So anyone who has contacted me prior to the birth of Teagol's litter and are interested in Ernest and Blottie's next litter. Please email me at email@example.com.
I have now found potential homes for all of Teagol's pups within the county of Devon, with two in waiting if for any reason someone has to drop out of having one of Teagol's pups. Thank you everyone for all the kind emails and understanding. There will be a blog following this about Ernest and Blottie's litter we hope to now go a head with in October.
Photos and a couple bits of video of Teagol and her seven pups as they reach two days old. Everything seems to be going well. All pups are vigorous and gaining weight. The first week of tending her pups is hard on Mum, as the at birth pups are unable to regulate their own body temperature and their internal temperature is 3°C lower compared with what it will be by the time they are 5 weeks old (35.5°C instead of 38.5°C). They are very sensitive to the cold and as soon as they lack warmth. their movements slow down and they will then become unable to suckle.
Therefore the whelping box needs to be kept at an ambient temperature of at least 28°C to 30°C during the first week of their lives. This makes it hard for mother and she must be kept a close eye on and encouraged out of the whelping box at regular intervals for toilet breaks and in order to cool down from time to time.
Due to more interest in Teagol's litter (with them all being tricoloured as well) and interest in what we are doing being more than I could've envisaged at this time. I have decided to invite interest for this litter now. It seems unfair to drag the disappointment for some (that there is going to be) on any longer than need be. I know that I will wish to keep one of the females back. So that will mean finding homes for three boys and three girls.
Due to Covid 19 with still the risks of lockdowns. Speaking with my husband David on the matter of homing pups. We decided that on first opening this litter to the public, that we would only wish at first to hear from those who have contacted us prior to the litter being born and spoken with, and then you have sent me an email confirmation of an interest in the litter that live in Devon or Cornwall.
I know this will be disappointing to others that have contacted me, but please do not lose heart. As places may still be available after this and if those who do not get a puppy from this litter (who I have spoken with previously and have emailed me) are welcome to list for Ernest and Blottie's litter later on in the year. As I have spoken with really nice people over the last few months, that I know would give the best homes for our pups.
So if you do live within Devon or Cornwall and have previously spoken with me and then confirmed in an email where you are and your interest in Teagol's litter, and are still interested in one of Teagol's tricoloured pups. At first think very carefully about contacting me again. These pups will be loving active little spaniels that need homes that they will get loads of love, but also need those who understand the time and patients it takes in training a young dog, along with the commitment to exercising and interacting with them. If you then think you can give one of Teagol's pups all those things drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you.
Visiting of this litter due to Covid 19 will be from when they are six weeks old, with one visit prior to leaving us.
Teagol and her seven little pups have got through their first night together safely.
Teagol gave birth relatively easily, if you can ever call giving birth easy. The first pup was born backwards with a little assistance from me at 10.50 am, a girl weighing 8 3/4 ounces. The second pup arrived backwards at 11.55 am, a boy weighing 7 3/8 ounces. Then very quickly another arrived backwards at 11.57 am being the tiddler of the litter, a boy weighing 6 1/8 ounces. The fourth puppy arrived forwards at 12.30 pm, a girl weighing 6 3/4 ounces. The fifth pup arrived forwards at 1.33 pm, a girl weighing 8 7/8 ounces. The sixth pup arrived forwards at 1.55 pm, a boy weighing 8 1/2 ounces. Then the seventh and last pup arrived forwards at 2.35 pm, a girl weighing 7 1/8 ounces. All placentas were accounted for as each pup was born.
Photos (below) taken this morning.
The first group pf photos is of Teagol giving birth today to her seven tricoloured pups. Four girls and three boys born between 10.50 am to 2.35 pm.
The second group of photos is of Teagol and pups after all born and whelping area tidied up.
And lastly a bit of video of Teagol after being taken out for her ablutions and returning to the whelping box which had been tidied up after the birth of her seven pups. She is doing really well and seems to be taking it all in her stride.
This will now be the last pregnancy diary for Teagol as her temperature dropped yesterday and last night she was very uncomfortable with intermittent panting and vigorous digging of her bed in obvious discomfort. I have been on vigil with her the last two nights and she is on constant watch now. I would expect pups to be here by tomorrow morning. Fingers tightly crossed!
Got a few photos (above) of Teagol yesterday out and about showing how much she has blossomed at around 58 days pregnant. I got a couple dorsal views showing she now has no waistline and these photos will be to compare after she has given birth, as the dorsal view change often is the most dramatic after a bitch has given birth, especially if they are carrying a good sized litter and you can see how much was puppies.
I have also loaded a photo of Teagol (below) around 14 days pregnant to compare and see how much she has blossomed since then.
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