Saga of a woman old enough to know better who lets her life be governed by the ridiculous hobby of breeding and showing dogs, musing on life, the twenty first century, Cameron and his mini-me, and the occasional sheep.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Hallowe`en, and so mild that I got the puppies out for a bit.  And they loved it, although the dog was a bit unsure at first.  The adults put up with it in various stages of resignation.

Belle busy with litter Oct 14
Belle sees that they are all presentable

And Belle was always in charge.

Belle litter 7wk
Puppies on the go!

I managed to get a few pictures of them on the table, but as you can see they were none too happy about being up high.

Belle`s BW B pup sits 7wk
Black and white girl

Belle`s D pup 7 wks
Dog puppy - "If I stand, will I fall off?"

Belle`s tri B pup 7 wks
Tri girl - "Mum, I trust you not to leave me here!"

Even the dog puppy enjoyed himself at last.

Belle`s D pup 7wks

And then they were exhausted and fell asleep on my knee.

Belle`s litter on knee 7wks

At which their mother and I heaved a sigh of relief!

Monday, October 27, 2014


I was cruising rapidly through Asda, when I was brought up short by this.

Ranch raccoon

I am not much given to junk food.  I gazed at this.  Had I been missing some important trend?  Vermin crisps?  And foreign vermin at that!    Was Macdonald`s now offering Big Rat?   Macweasel Burger?    Was there a KFC Spicy  Fox Bucket?   I really don`t keep up with fast food trends enough.


I looked closer.  “Ranch raccoon with cream cheese”  .  Somehow I couldn`t see the cheese saving it.  I think raccoon ranks (I use the word advisedly) along with stoat, badger and those listed above as meat I would never attempt to eat short of a total collapse of civilisation as we know it.


I will keep an eye on the crisp revolution, though, watching for the Next Big Thing>


“Roadkill Chilli”?

Saturday, October 25, 2014


As winter slides in, I find I haven`t too many shows, and am taken up with the puppies, which have progressed from the Cute Blob stage to the Run Fast and get Underfoot one.  Unfortunately the  weather doesn`t suit for getting them outside – they have been out, as they must learn that there is a big world out there, and a sky that will not fall on them – so underfoot they are.

Belle Timmy puppies 6 wk
Belle`s 3 - the dog to the left, girls centre and right

They are a quiet crew.  Very like their mum, they seem calm and gentle and even the usual puppy battles are very civilised affairs.  They are devoted knee sitters.   Belle took very well the shock of realising that they were growing up and now very mobile indeed.  She still feeds them – too gentle to tell them that they are getting too old for that kind of thing.

Outside is still not their favourite place, but as the stood still in shock the first time, Solitaire, their grandmother, kept an eye on them.   And then their great – grandmother, Red  Sonja ambled over, washed their faces for them, and told them that they were quite all right, and had nothing to worry about.  She gave me a look that said “Puppies are nice!”  and when I tried to photograph them, (not easy) it was hard to keep her out of the picture, as you see.

Belle Timmy bw bitch photobomb Sonja
Puppy pic photobombed by Great-Gran  Red Sonja

More on puppies to follow!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


Puppies are the most incredible time wasters.  They don`t really do anything, but they take up so much of your time.  I spent some of today trying to get pictures of them, but alas, they were too sleepy to oblige.

I thought I would try a video, and in vain tried to stir up some action…the most I got was yawns, a stretch, and a roll over.

Just wait till they are up on their legs!  I will be longing for the peace and quiet I have just now!

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