Birthdays are always a good time for an update and I am very grateful to the owners who take the trouble to send photos and progress reports on the Brambledales I last saw as babes-in-arms being carried off to their new homes.
Pictured above is Toulouse, adored companion of the Waters family, who live in Scotland. James Waters says it all in just three words: "Unbelievably wonderful dog."
And below is another Scottish resident, Jess, who has a wonderful life with James and Liz Mclardy:
Always on the go, whether romping among the bluebells or joining her family for a spot of mountaineering:
While the lovely girl below is Bramble, who lives in Surrey with the Bickerton family........
"She is a fantastic dog and we do not know what we would do without her. She is a very loyal companion and is always looking out for us on any walk.
She comes virtually everywhere with us and just seems to really enjoy herself whatever she is doing. She has a calm temperament and people who come to visit comment on how well behaved she is in the house with other people around.
The last year she has been walking with us in the Lake District, Cornwall and the Thames Path. She still loves agility and we still go once a week to Agility classes. A lady close to us also lets us use all her agility equipment at any time we want so I take her there two to three times a week and she absolutely loves it and squeals with delight when we arrive.
She also likes walking through Oxford and to sit outside a cafe and people watch! She normally has her head on the ground but her eyes are always following the people who walk by.
I have attached some photos for you to see and hopefully you will see from them she is much loved by us both."
Below: Lesley Neville and Tedi, the only brown in the litter, working on a Heelwork to Music routine...........
And last (but not least!) is my Bruma, with her Birthday Bone...............