03 October 2018Congratulations to Maura and Fergus!
Maura Cottey writes to say that young Fergus has been selected for training in ground scenting to find missing people.
She says " We spent Sunday on the crown estate near Ascot for the assessment in woodland. Fergus scored highly in everything!"
A remarkable achievement as Fergus was just four months old on the day he qualified!
And Maura adds
"He is a fabulous little dog and full of fun."
I look forward to following his progress.........
01 October 2018Happy Birthday Gwen!
Alex and Hannah Arthur write to remind me that today is Gwen's sixth birthday. A daughter of my Hanner and Glen, Gwen is as full of fun as ever and makes sure that her people include her in whatever is going on.
And below is Vicky Hassell's Rafe..........
Vicky writes: "Thanks as ever for our Birthday Boy - and of course his brother too!"..............and you can see older brother Finn emerging from the tunnel underneath!
Our best wishes to Gwen and Rafe and all their siblings.
13 September 2018Bea's Babies' New Lives...
Parting with puppies is always a wrench, so I am very grateful to all the new owners who take the trouble to send me news and pictures of their progress.
Bea's babies are growing up fast and obviously enjoying their new lives, as you can see below:
Above and below is Fergus, who now lives in Norfolk with two Border Collie pals.
His owner is much involved in the serious - and sometimes life saving - work of 'Search and Rescue' and young Fergus has already started learning the basics.
And the two photos below are of Teddy, now living in Gloucestershire and making sure that he is involved in everything that his owners do. Soon after arriving in his new home he found his 'Dad' cutting the hedge - and decided to help by sitting on top of it!
And here are my inseparable twins, who eat, sleep and play together and are devoted 'partners in crime'............
.............followed by little Harper, now a Yorkshire lass and
enjoying the Yorkshire moors...........
And relaxing in her bunk bed beneath her brown Beardie friend....
Harper's 'mum', Kerensa Mckie, is a keen agility fan, so I hope that Harper will live up to her registered name, 'Brambledale Bounce'!
19 August 2018Teddy 's New Home
My thanks to the many people who contacted me after seeing my mention of Teddy. I would have needed half a dozen Teddies to satisfy everyone! But I am happy to report that Teddy went home with his new mum and dad yesterday and I was delighted to receive this message from them last night:
"Teddy is an absolute delight. He travelled really well and mostly just lay on the back seat with me, occasionally lifting his head if a noisy motorbike passed us, but not too worried.
Teddy and Bertie (elderly resident Beardie) are getting on fine. We needn't have worried. A bit of caution at first, then lots of waggy tails. I then walked them both round the garden and into the field and it was extraordinary, as if it was Teddy's home and he was showing Bertie around. He led the way all the time. Such a bold, confident and happy puppy. He has brought a real smile to our faces for the first time in awhile. Thank you so much for letting us have such a wonderful, confident brave little puppy."
16 August 2018A Heart of Stone.........
I have been asked for an update on Bea's puppies, so here are two new pictures of the 'twins', Brady and Bliss, who have decided to stay here with the rest of the Brambledale family.
Two of their litter-mates went to their new homes at the end of last month - a boy to Norfolk to be trained as a 'search and rescue' dog and a girl to Yorkshire to compete in agility ......
Which leaves little Teddy (so called because he is so cuddly)
It would take a heart of stone to resist such a charmer - but I really mustn't keep him, so he is waiting for a really special loving home...........
21 July 2018Puppy Picnic
7 weeks old, enjoying their evening Bone Feast: