Yesterday I tested positive. Six of us have now tested positive with two still negative David and our youngest child. I will now experience how well being double vaccinated works. Only mild symptoms at the moment slightly irritable throat and a bit achy. Fingers crossed that's going to be it.
Dogs are enjoying so much company and yesterday did a bit of blackberry picking. Watch out for two very good catches by Polly.
At the moment my home is under COVID-19 lockdown because our four oldest children have tested positive for it. No, they have not been to that Boardmaster festival in Newquay. We think our oldest brought it home with him, as he came home on leave recently and was the first to have symptoms. They are at different stages, coping okay and David and me are double vaccinated and thus far have been coming up negative using a rapid lateral flow test.
We have shut the airbnb down until the middle of September and I will have to wait until we are all clear to start booking in dogs for doppler and MRI scans. So I'm taking a sabbatical and will hope to be back all systems go the middle of September.
Possum left us today for her new home with Sally and Keith, who live at Heanton about 10 to 12 miles from us. They are calling her, "Poppy." After several applications to home her, I am pretty sure I have found the right home for her. Having recently being accused of running a first come, first served service. Which I found highly offensive. Especially as I am in the process of navigating the loss of Teagol. Sometimes I don't think people realise how many tales I hear of misfortune. I can't help everyone, but I can look out for the pups I breed. They come first, I'm afraid.
I wish Sally and Keith all the best with Poppy, who I no doubt is going to rock their world.
Possum was returned to us through no fault of her own. If interested in giving Possum her forever home click here to learn more about this beautiful little girl.
Thanks for all the updates I have received over the last couple weeks, but I think I may of accidentally deleted some or moved them where I'm struggling to find them, as with losing Teagol things have been a bit muddled and I'm sorry if I have not put up your update. Please keep them coming in as I am always glad to see them and future breeding plans at Poundlane we take into account the feedback we get from those who have our pups.
Lovely update for Hope from Helen. Hope is from Ernest and Rosie's litter of eleven
I hope that Roxy arrived safely at her new home. Hope has now been with me 4 weeks and is doing incredibly well. She has been joining me on visits, we have started puppy classes, and she has met lots of people, including at a family party yesterday. Everyone comments on how beautiful, confident and calm she is (although she obviously has her moments with that last one!). She has won over a number of people who don't really like dogs, although unfortunately hasn't managed to win over my parents yet. Whether that will ever happen, only time will tell.
She has been okay left on her own for an hour, and after a couple of car rides where she got very anxious, she now settles down and sleeps. She sleeps really well at night. The cat is not too keen on her as Hope really wants to play with her fluffy tail. We have separate areas for puppy and cat, although the cat doesn't help herself by constantly jumping over the dividers, and waking Hope up by meowing in her face while she's in a deep sleep!
Thank you so much for such an amazing pup."
Photos of Oscar from Lynne sent to me the last week of July. Hope all is still going well with him. Oscar is from Ernest and Rosie's litter of eleven
Lucy sent me this lovely photo of Flossie with her daughter. Flossie would be Teagol's full sister, but not from the same litter. She looks so much like a young Teagol in that photo. Lovely to see her living on and bringing love and comfort to those around her. Flossie is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
Hope you’re well!
Flossie is the happiest, kindest little dog and I thought I’d send you this pic that sums everything up. Here she is with my daughter. Safe to say Floss has chosen ‘her person’. Thank you for such a special little pup.
Kath sent me this kind Birthday greeting couple weeks ago and I share the same birthday with one of her sons. She has the very handsome Murphy, who is Teagol's litter brother from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten puppies.
I remembered that you share a birthday with Laurie so just wanted to wish you a very happy day. Here are two pictures of Murphy living his best life - just out of the river and enjoying a belly rub!
Lovely update for Saffy and Lara from Kathy. Saffy is from Ernest and Bumble's litter of eight and Lara is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
"Dear Jane and extended dog family
I don’t know where the time has gone but I am writing to update you about Lara - Blottie and Ernest’s last litter, and of course update you on Saffy. Not sure where to start - but what a live wire Lara is - playful, funny with an amazing jump and incredibly affectionate - and v v independent, which will get her into trouble or and a hole digger , looking for mice I think - has caught a few . So different from Saffy who is very quiet by comparison - but they both have the same sweet natures - Lara’s mission in life is to catch a pigeon (managed tail feathers only to date) or a seagull - getting v wet in the process and butterflies - which I think she eats. Saffy on the other hand is a squirrel chaser - but no chance there!
They generally get on well, increasingly so. I think there was some rivalry for my attention at first but now they play together happily and I am pleased to say that Saffy remains top dog even though she is smaller now. Both love the water, especially Lara.
Anyway I hope you enjoy the pictures. Maybe we can visit when passing by?
Thanks for your kind message on my blog on seeing Teagol is no longer with us.
I thought it would be interesting to hear about Lara compared with Saffy. Watching the bit of video above is like watching their Mum's together as younger dogs. Blottie has always been super confident, super agile and loves water, whereas Bumble is that bit more reserved about life. Both Mum's are super affectionate with Blottie maybe being a bit more demanding of affection than Bumble.
If you are passing one day. It would be lovely to see you all.
Thanks Joan (Gwyn) and Gemma (Darcey) for your kind messages and photos of Gwyn and Darcey as they turned one year old.
Possum came back to us a couple weeks ago. If interested in giving her a forever home click here to learn more
I just want to thank everyone for all their kind comments and support since hearing of Teagol's death. It has been a real comfort as I move forward.
Nearly two weeks ago one of Ernest and Rosie's pups Possum was returned to us, as Polly's husband was having allergic reactions to her. A very emotional hand back to me as they loved their little Possum and having her back it is obvious that she has been a very loved puppy.
With losing Teagol, I have been very tempted to keep her, but this morning having an ernest conversation with my husband David. We decided that we would re-home because we are very busy at the moment and is why we had not retained a puppy from Rosie's litter in the first place.
She turned 14 weeks old this last Friday past. She is fully vaccinated, knows basic commands, leads and has done a lot of socialisation so far. House training is going well. Still the occasional accident, which you would expect at this age and she sleeps through the night happily in her crate with her cuddly toys.
She comes with her crate, bedding, loads of toys, collar lead, harness and bowls. So literally everything and I will give you a 2 kilo bag of food she is eating. She really is a very sweet puppy that will make a wonderful family dog or a brilliant companion dog for someone. We are asking £1800 non negotiable. If you are interested please ring me on 01769 560969. I won't be replying messages sent to me about Possum.
I will expect you to be able to visit us to meet her and go for a walk with her with us, and if this is right for Possum and you. We will ask that you go away have a night to sleep on it and then we will arrange a pick up date if all parties want to go ahead.
Our next litter is hopefully Autumn 2022
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