The first puppies arrived just after midnight on Wednesday 15th August! First to arrive was a little girl, bum first, at 12:40, shortly followed by a little boy. Here with mum on the heat pad...less than 1 hour old.
This morning Molly came in with muddy front paws, She'd been digging a den amongst the the bamboo. She is panting a fair bit now, which is an early sign of being labour. Last time she did this puppies were born within 24 hours, ...so possible they could arrive on Cromer Carnival Day :)
The whelping box is all set up and ready to go again!
Molly inspects everything
All OK Molly?
Waggy tail. We'll take that as a "yes" then!!
Three of Lily's last litter met up for a run on the beach and a dip in the sea at Overstrand on a sunny Sunday morning. From left to right - Geoffrey, Bailey and Ben (all 7 months old) with Auntie Molly joining them for the fun! Followed by an enjoyable natter, drinks and nosh in the garden of the Cliff Top Cafe afterwards :)
Molly qualified for Crufts after being placed second at the National Gundog Show at Malvern in August. So we now have both Molly and Boris qualified and going to Crufts!
On 12th May Bailey and Ben were re-united for a second time, . Here they are reflecting on things...
More photos here
At the weekend Boris went to his first ever shows and on Sunday he qualified for Crufts with a 3rd place in the minor puppy class!! Wahay! Here he is looking smart below. Well done Boris!!
and his rosette..
so we'll be able to park nice and close to Hall 5 next year. Now, to see if we can get Molly qualified again too....
We're ready to go! Just waiting to be picked up....
Some more photos here. As you can see, we've been crated up but we rather like it in here. The door is always open so we can run in and out as we like. We can't wait for our new owners to arrive now and take us to our new homes.
This week is one of my favourites. Tuesday morning was the morning mum (Lily) entered the throng as usual, but instead of allowing feeding she looked round at them all and spoke in a low voice (a gentle grrr) until they were all sitting to attention. As they looked at her wondering what was going on, she strolled over to the raised bed and then enticingly beckoned them over for play. Mum's not just a feeding machine, she is also fun!!!
More photos at play with mum and with bubbles here. Tuesday was also the day they all went on an exciting journey in the car - to the vets! where they were checked over by Ann-Marie and had their microchipping done. Now they will all give a little beep whenever they are wanded. They all had a good sleep after all the excitement when they were back home.
With the recent sunny weather they are all keen to be outside, playing, eating and sleeping of course - what life is all about. Next week will be very exciting too!!