4 weeks

The pups have had some new adventures this week. The first one being moving them into their “day quarters” the conservatory. They loved the extra space and dealt with their new surroundings well. On Friday the weather was lovely so we put up their patio, opened the door and without hesitation they explored the outside world with the confidence I love. Some of them are going outside on the grass to poo, incredible for 4 weeks. They are loving their visitors and I love watching the expressions of the families when they see them for the first time, its a joy. 

They will have their second worming and their 3rd nail trimming this weekend. As far as feeding is concerned they have moved to Burns puppy food made into a porridge and they love it. They get 3 meals a day plus regular top ups from Cassie. Bless her, it cannot be a pleasant experience for her ,the munchkins teeth are through and very pin like!! She is such a good mum but I don’t think she will continue to feed them as often for very much longer, it is her choice. Then we will increase the mealtimes to 4 a day. Ruby my Shepherd is desperate to love the babies. She was a puppy herself when Jas and Dougie had their litter and she adored them then, she is still the same, I think she will be a wonderful mum.

One week to go until my “Open Day, Have a Go Agility Day”. Plans are coming together, I am making one variety of cake every day for the tea and cake stall. Chocolate Brownie, Lemon cake and Eccles are done. The contact equipment is finished, Chris has done a brilliant job. Tunnel, tyre jump and show jumps have arrived, more is due at the end of the week. Fingers are crossed it arrives, they have promised it will be dispatched Wednesday. I also have fingers crossed for a dry day.

Tomorrow I am off to WELKS, without a dog.  It will be great to see everyone again after Crufts . 

Post Script;

Had a brilliant if cold day at WELKS. Lots of Crumpsbrook  owners to chat too. It was a delight to have Carol back for the day her insight into Munsters and showing  is sorely missed. Jas and Dougie puppies did really well. Hugo and Lionel had first and second in their first champ show Crufts qualifier respectively and Keiko won her equivalent bitch puppy class. I was thrilled to know Crumpsbrook had Best Puppy in Breed whatever happened and I was delighted for Sarah and Keiko, she is such a pretty girl so like granny Cassie.

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2 weeks

What a difference a week makes, weather back to cold and windy, we were really spoilt over Easter. The pups and Cassie continue to thrive. They have their eyes open now and are taking their first wobbly steps, plus we have heard a couple of proper “woofs”. I am sure  families will be pleased to hear visiting hours are available . We will limit visits to one family in any day, Cassie still has a mammoth task feeding the hungry munchkins. Do get in touch to arrange a visit.

Worming has taken place this morning for the first time, they have a dose for 3 consecutive days so 2 more to go. Their weight is increasing steadily and Cassie has plenty of milk. She is eating 5 meals a day plus snacks of chicken wings. The demands of her hungry family will continue to increase as they get stronger and bigger, so as soon as the pups are able to we will start them on evaporated milk to help supplement their rations from Mum. I think we will start this week if they continue to grow as they are. I was intending to put up some video footage but the camera battery was flat so will do as soon as possible . 

Betty my car is at the hospital with  broken power steering, so that will be expensive ,blooming cars.

I am planning on going to WELKS to see everyone ,but I will be dog less. I shall enjoy munching Jas and Cassie’s offspring ,while Chris stays home on puppy duty. 

Plans for my open day are coming together, agility equipment is being made and ordered. Chris is making the contact equipment such as walkways and see-saws. The non slip rubberised paint has arrived so I am hoping for some decent weather to paint it. Tunnel and jumps are due to arrive this week.

 The following photos are of each individual pup

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4 Days Old

20150329_08Cassie and her family are doing well, she is such a lovely mum. At this moment in time she looks really well and had enough energy today to chase pheasants down the field. They will have a “weigh in” on Friday and I will report their progress, but they have really grown. I struggle to imagine them all in her tummy now. Badger’s name has changed now to Mac because he has an Apple Mac logo on his back, obvious to see on the photos. 

Enjoy ! 

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