11th September

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Sunday
Vicci and I got up and did the dogs we were both really tired but we did the dogs in the kennel and then the top groups.
We did a quick clean on Coosa’s pen and planned to power wash it when we get time in the afternoon.
Next we went up to help clean the hall with Kirsty and jess after the wedding it took us about 2 hours and then we went for breakfast.
We got home and a customer arrived to see her puppy.
All the dogs went out and then we power washed Coosa’s pen.
Next was lunch time feeding, everyone fed and out for a run.
Everyone out in the afternoon until the rain was too heavy and then Vicci left to go home and I went to visit friends and then dropped in on my sister for coffee and then home to let everyone out and get the last few groups fed.
Shone’s group up and fed inside as it was really wet.
Monday
Another wet start so everyone out quickly and fed and cleaned and then I popped into town for bits from the cash and carry I was home by 10 am and still raining.
I sorted out the chicken so when the weather dries up I am already to feed.
I had things to sort out for the house and then I went out for a bit with the puppies.
I had to catch up on some paper work so I did an hour and then had to go back out with the dogs as I hate paper work and it gets me uptight when I would rather be outside.
David came to visit cracker again and take her for a walk around the drive and then to try putting her in and out of the car to see how she was, he was pleased with today’s visit bless him he has the patience of a saint he has been here so many times to get to know Cracker before she leaves in about a months’ time.
I cleaned ears on a couple of dogs and then did the evening feeds.
Everyone done and Shone’s group up for the night and fed.
Tuesday
Everyone out and finished Coosa’s pen cleaned and then just over three hours power washing the path and front pen.
I let groups of dogs out on the drive while I was cleaning.
After I had finished I fed everyone and then the chicken delivery arrived so I sorted that out and had a quick shower as I was splattered in dirt and mud.
Lunch time feeds done and then everyone out for the afternoon.
I sorted out washing and spent time with the puppies.
I got the hip and elbow scores today for Winter my Labrador I was over the moon 0 elbows and hips are 2.2.
Evening feeds done and then off to see Nath, Laura and Sophie, I stayed for dinner and then home early to get the dogs done before bed.
Wednesday
An early start everyone done and then the builders all arrived and the guy to do the floor in the utility room.
I did the top groups and hosed the pens.
Next I had to order more blinds for the house and look for a robot floor cleaner for the slate floor in the house.
I took the puppies out on the drive for a play and then feed them.
I fed all the kennel dogs their chicken and then had to see the builders again.
Rach rang up for a chat about the next litters we are breeding.
My next job was to get two kennels ready for whelping so after the puppies are born the mum and pups can move straight into the clean kennel so she is close to the office where it’s easier to hear the pups.
I wormed the poodle puppies and had a play with them I was mobbed by little red pups chewing and climbing all over me and Chianti trying to sit on my lap.
The web site needed updating with new pictures and health test results for the Labradors so I went out with Jez’s group and got a few more pictures and then sent them all up to be loaded onto the site.
I moved a few bits to the house and took the rubbish out ready to burn.
The builders had left Kiro’s yard in a terrible mess and the path down the side of the garage so I picked up a wheelbarrow load of mud and render and then hosed the yard by the time I had finished this in between swapping dogs it took me two hours.
Next was to move Shone’s group and feed them.
Voodoo didn’t eat which was a worry.
While they were eating I put the top groups away and cleaned the bottom block.
Morning feeds done ready and now time for dinner.
I was up every hour watching Char as she was overdue her puppies by two days, she finally started whelping at 3 am, so I put Shone’s group out to the toilet and then brought them in and gave them all cows ears so Voodoo didn’t eat half of my bedroom.
Thankfully they had only been in a few minutes before the heavens opened.
It rained really hard for three hours.
I hadn’t been back to bed long when Voodoo woke me up so I let him out and he was sick and then he came in soaked.
I was in and out of the kennel checking that Voodoo hadn’t got bored and Cito and shone was both really tired, Voodoo was aggravating Shone as he was not so sleepy, he likes food once he is awake but he was ok nothing damaged.
Char was very slow to deliver the second pup but when it came out it was followed by the third within seconds the second pup was really struggling to breathe and trying to clear the lungs was a long job I had to work on the little girl for over 40 minutes so we will have to wait and see her outcome.
As Dave is due to come down later today I decided as I was up I would get this evenings dinner prepared so I cut up our chicken and mushrooms and made honey and mustard chicken.
Human food is very low on the list of priorities here the dogs always come first.
Thursday
As I was up early I started feeding the kennel dogs at 5.30 and getting everyone out in between watching Char still whelping.
Voodoo still not very well and not eating with terrible runs now.
After I had finished all of the kennel dogs the builders and Hannah arrived so Hannah kept an eye on Char while I did the dogs at the top kennel.
I came back down and Char had her last puppy and then I changed her over to the next kennel while Hannah bathed her.
I cleaned the kennel she had the puppies in.
I had a couple of other kennels to clean out completely and then went out with the labs in the field.
The builders had run out of some stuff so Dave picked it up on his way down.
Micky a friend arrived to help out with some of the painting as we are running a little behind.

I had to sort out paper work for one of my hybrids that was dumped by a so called wolf expert as she is in danger of being put to sleep.

I got the lunch time feeds done and then had a visitor arrive to see the dogs.
After they left I popped into town very swiftly.
I just got back and Dave arrived, we had a look around the house and then had coffee.
Dave set to work giving my new hoover a service it was clogged up inside the filters.
We unloaded all the newspapers from Dave’s car and then swapped over dogs.
We had a couple of visitors for a short time and then we stopped for dinner.
All the dogs had there last run and then in for bed.
Friday
A really busy morning all the dogs out, cleaned and fed and the top group all done.
I had a customer arriving quite early so hoovered and washed the kennel floors.
I moved a few bits down to the house and had a chat with the builders, we also had micky the painter.
I washed everyone’s vet beds and got them up on the line as we had quite a bit of rain in the early part of the day.
Dave spent the morning tiding up after the builders and took everything up for burning this took most of the morning.
I spent time with the pups and then went out in the field with Siren and Narla, I am concerned about Siren so if there is no improvement in his condition and he is still looking miserable then I will take him to see Gavin on Monday as he is eating and losing weight.
I did the lunch time feeds and then let the pups out in the drive again.
Everyone was out for the afternoon.
I took a couple of pictures for a customer and then Dave and I moved everything around in the lean-to on the drive and sorted out all the newspapers to make room for a big night pen for Kiro and Reo when they come back to the top part of the drive in a few weeks’ time.
I did the evening feeds and then Shone’s group came up for food, Voodoo still not eating so yet another night I had to sleep with the door open for Voodoo to get out into the yard.
Saturday
We got up early and got the dogs done as Wendy and Brian were coming down to help get some stuff moved back into the house.
So we got the dogs finished in the kennel and then I did the top groups while Dave picked up in the drive.
Wendy and Brian arrived and Brian and Dave moved the panel in the lean to so it was much larger for Kiro.
Wendy and I started moving stuff to the house.
We stopped for breakfast and then a customer arrived to see the dogs.
The painters arrived so I went and sorted out what they were doing for the day.
My next customers arrived to look at labradoodles for the future.
I have a family that come with two little girls to visit Biscuit as they are intending to have her when she is spayed.
After they left we started moving tables and chairs and more things from the container to the house and then the bedroom furniture from my room in the kennel then all moved down to the house.
Most stuff has just left downstairs in the dogs kennels in the house.
I am hoping to get a bit done each day so I can get moved back in fairly soon but there is limited time for getting things sorted out when I spend 14 hours a day doing the dogs.
Everyone was fed a little later than normal and then I let all the dogs back out, poor Cracker came out of her kennel and started screaming, she has now only been allowed out on the drive for a wee, I had put her on an anti-inflammatory and will have a chat to Gavin on Monday.
I popped into the house to see the painters and then swapped over dogs in the field.
I tried to feed Siren again he is eating with his head tilted and only on one side of his mouth I am hoping it’s just a tooth problem but unsure as he has a large lump on his head.
After the pups had been on the drive for a run I moved my van outside the gates and then let Rupert group in the drive and the labs in the field and popped out to get some food shopping and picked up dinner on the way home.
When we got home I swapped over dogs and brought the washing in.
I locked up some of the dogs and Dave locked up the house and then I brought Shone’s group up and fed them and then finished off the kennel dogs while Dave tried to repair yet another paper shredder that I have manged to break.
It was 9 pm before we finished.

4th September

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Sunday morning was a damp start but not too bad, I let Merlots group out and cleaned the puppies when I went to get Merlots group in as they had been out ages and only half of the group came back to the gate I found Homer tied this was a surprise as this is his first good mating on his own since he arrived, he thought he would make the most of it as 45 minutes later they were still tied, not an ideal start to the morning running this far behind.
I washed up all the bowls and waited patiently for them to return so I could get Shone’s group out into the field they were still waiting out on the drive.
Enya has got a really nasty hot spot on her back so I have cleaned it all off and clipped it to stop any infection.
The puppies were creating as they should have been out on the drive for a run by now.
I cleaned the bottom block and Kiro’s yard and then came back Homer had finished so I put them away and let the puppies out.
I did the top groups and got back down just before the rain got too heavy.
Just enough time for coffee and breakfast before a customer arrived.
We tried Razzle on the mating the female Bella really didn’t like him and then he had a minor accident and was really dripping blood, so on that note I decided I didn’t want to use Razzle as he could well be too big for the bitch.
I had a chat with the owner of the bitch and we swapped over dogs and used the old boy Rupert.
We had a good mating and a good tie so hopefully more Rupert puppies on the way.
I just managed to get everyone out and the lab group swopped over and then everyone fed before my next customers arrived to pick up their puppy.
After they left I locked up again and got the puppies out on the drive for a good run.
I had time in-between people coming to spend time with each group when they were out.
Last customer late afternoon and then I fed Shone’s group early and let everyone out again.
My plans were to finish at 8 o clock for a change.
So evening feeds done and morning feeds ready.
Shone’s group up on the drive so they can either stay out or come in with me.
Bank holiday Monday
The kennel dogs woke me up just before 5 am so I got up and let Shone’s group out of my room and checked all the dogs everyone was ok so I brought Shone’s group back in and went back to bed for an hour and Voodoo stayed on the bed having a cuddle.
I then got up and let everyone out and fed them.
I had a mating early with Crumble and then did the top groups.
All the puppies had a great time running around on the drive.
I burnt loads of rubbish that had accumulated as I hadn’t been able to carry it all up the hill with my ribs hurting but now they are not so bad as long as I don’t try to carry too much.
Coosa’s group were all out eating and I was filling up buckets, Coosa came into the pen for a cuddle which was great until all the rest came hurtling in and tried to trample me, I then made my exit as I didn’t want everyone jumping on me.
I had several phone calls and emails to sort out.
I wrote some of the blog it was so peaceful everyone was sleeping.
It was so hot no one wanted to go out so I popped into town to get some blinds for the house ready for when Dave comes down so he can fit them.
I got home to wait for the guy supposed to be coming to look at the floor in the utility room.
I let all the dogs out for a run and then swapped the dogs out in the field.
I did a few bits out in the house ready for the builders coming in tomorrow.
All the evening feeds were done and then I fed Shone and her group and then locked up the dogs at the top kennel.
I brought Shone’s group up for the night.
Tuesday
All the dogs done and gates opened for the builders all coming back to work.
A mating booked in for early morning so it is not too hot.
A customer arriving straight after the mating.
I popped out for meat and bones.
Everyone been and gone by 10.30 and dogs back out on the drive and the fields.
I cleaned the bottom block and got the washing done.
Paper work for an hour and then lunch time feeds all done.
I spent most of the afternoon out with each group and took pictures of all of the little dogs.
I cleaned ears on a number of labradoodles.
All the floors washed in the office and then in the kitchen.
I swapped all the dogs around and then went up to see Nath and Laura.
We had dinner and then came home and did all the dogs and brought Shone’s group up for the night.
Wednesday
Everyone done and pens washed.
A customer arrived to pick up their puppy.
I had a mating with one of the doodle girls and then the puppies all went out for another run before a customer arrived to look at the different breeds for a future puppy.
After they left I did the lunch time feeds and then went out weeding for an hour.
I popped into the house to sort some stuff out with the builders and then Mark came to look at the utility floor.
I then had time to go and play with Shone’s group.
I had an ear cleaning session while the dogs were out and then a couple of pups out for pictures as the first lot I did some where not great.
Coosa had a brush and then I got the evening feeds ready and brought Shone’s group up to eat, I have to remember now to clip both gates on the front pen as Shone has showed Voodoo how to open all the gates.
Thursday
I woke up with a headache so a little slow first thing but then I was fine just tired.
Everyone done and the builders in and Hannah here grooming.
All the top dogs done and out.
I quickly went to town to the post office and then doughnuts for the guys.
When I got home I swapped over dogs and sorted out the washing.
A quick chat with the builders and then lunch time feeding.
The puppies all had a run in the drive and then in for food.
Rupert had his ears done as they were quite sore today, so he spent a couple of hours sat on my chair in the office until he was happy enough not to scratch at them and make them sore again.
I had two people booked in to see puppies and an older poodle toady so gates open and pups playing in the front pen.
Hannah was getting through the bathing as we have now got fewer dogs Hannah is finding it easier to keep up with the clipping and bathing now.
I had a couple of visitors to view puppies and another couple of people came to view Peaches with their dog it was a total disaster.
Peaches really didn’t like the dog and made very clear she did not want to go so she is still here.
Before they left Anna came around for a few hours and we went for a walk around the woods, the dogs were great apart from Narla who shoulder dropped into sheep poo.
We got home and had coffee and then I got all of my dogs finished and fed and put to bed.
Friday
All the dogs done and top kennels cleaned.
I had two lots of customers booked in for the morning.
It was not best morning as I was trying to deal with issues with the builders consequently I now don’t have painter!
Anyway I popped into town to pick up meat and cement.
Home and lunch time feeds done

The afternoon was catching up on cleaning so I was ready for the wedding on Saturday.
Vicci arrived mid-afternoon with Buck so Shone’s group went out again in the field for a couple of hours.
We scrubbed and hosed the bottom block and fed Fern.
All dogs were fed and we finished around 8.30.
Saturday
Very busy morning with cleaning until nearly 11 o clock, all the dogs had a really good run before the rain we moved dogs from 5 kennels and changed their kennels and then put them back into different kennels ready for bitches whelping.
We had two people view dogs one an older dog and the other family came to view puppies.
We fed everyone and then left for Kirsty’s wedding.
We had a great afternoon at the wedding and then came home to let all the dogs out again and feed the puppies.
After everyone was done and the wolf dogs fed we went back to the wedding reception.

28th August

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Saturday evening all the dogs were stressed and very unsettled we had high winds and heavy rain, when that finally subsided we then had the fire work display to beat all displays we have had in this area the dogs were barking and howling and scratching the doors and this was just the kennel dogs, god knows what the outside dogs were thinking.
It seemed to go on for ever.
Finally it finished and I settled everyone in the kennel and then went to check the outside packs, Coosa’s group were all hiding in the back of the pen, they were certainly pleased to see me.
Now gone 12 it was time to try and get some sleep.
Sunday morning was a nice dry start so everyone out, fed and cleaned and then the top groups done.
I hosed the outside yards and then opened the gates for two customers viewing dogs.
I thought I would get the visitors over with early so I could lock up and then I would have the day with the dogs.
I fed the puppies and then just started to feed the rest of the dogs and the rain started so I fed the one’s I could in the hall way and waited for the rain to stop before feeding the rest.
I decided to take an hour to myself and go down to the house for a chill out for an hour as the dogs were all locked in due to heavy rain.
When the rain eased up I left everyone out again for a good run before bed time.
Evening feeds done and then the morning feeds all ready.
I brought Shone’s group up and fed them all.
Monday
A dry morning which was nice as there was plenty of rain in the night.
Everyone fed and cleaned in the kennel all been out for a good run.
I did the top groups and washed Coosa’s pen.
I had a chat with the builders and then popped into town to pick up doughnuts for them for morning tea break.
David and his partner came to spend some time with Cracker as he would like to re home her in the future when she is ready to accept being with them.
I had a customer arrive to pick up their labradoodle, they were quite late due to heavy traffic but not a problem as they rang and told me so I didn’t have to open the gates.
Lunch time feeds done and then I popped back down to the house for quarter of an hour.
Another customer rang to view pups late afternoon so I got everyone out again for a long run and all the puppies went out in the drive for a play.
I went to see Shone’s group and see how Fern is getting along, if I sit in the pen with them then she will come up and sniff me.
I sorted out some paper work and then my last customer arrived.
After they left with a Snoodle puppy I locked up the gates and let the dogs back out on the drive.
Everyone was out until just before 9 pm when it started to get dark.
Shone’s group came up to the kennel for food.
Tuesday
An early start as it was really warm and I wanted to get my dogs finished early as I needed to get a mating with Chili before it got too hot.
Everyone done and the top group and then a mating with Chili.
I had a lady come for a mating with her girl to Razzle but she wasn’t ready so we are leaving her for a couple more days.
I popped in for coffee with the builders and got a few bits sorted out.
Another call to arrange a bricklayer and then the lunch time feeds done.
I cleared the rubbish from the house and did a fire.
I made time to take pictures of all the puppies this takes a while as they want to jump all over me
Then I got a couple of pics of Voodoo and Fern.
Everyone had a good run out for the afternoon and then I let Kiro and Reo out early as I went off to see Nath, Sophie and Laura, a quick stop to buy some baby clothes for Sophie.
I had a time for a good play with Soph and then we had dinner and I came home and fed the puppies and got all the dogs done.
Shone’s group came up and had food before bed time.
Wednesday
Everyone done and finished early as I was possibly going to have the bitch back in today to try another mating.
I did the top group and opened the gates.
Hannah arrived to clip the dogs.
The lady rang to say the bitch still isn’t ready so I locked up the gates and spent time outside with the puppies.
I took the camera out with me and got a couple of pictures.
I got the paper work sorted out for the puppy that I was going to deliver later today.
Lunch time feeds all done for the puppies and adults.
I held Kola while Hannah cut his nails and then I got the feeds ready for the puppies for the evening so I could go off with the puppy to her new home.
Evening feeds ready for my lot when I get home.
I went off to Cornwall to deliver the pup.
It was a good drive down, the puppy was really good.
I stayed for a short time to introduce her to the lady’s old yorkie and then started heading home.
I stopped off to see friends for a coffee and then back to feed the rest of the dogs and lock everyone up for the night.
Shone’s group came up for food and then Voodoo decided he didn’t want to come in so I had to persuade him thankfully he did come in quite quickly as a few minutes later the heavens opened up and it hammered down for hours.
Thursday
A bit of a wet start but all the adult dogs got out without getting too wet.
I did the top kennel dogs and then back down to let the puppy out as it was now dry.
I went to town to pick up doughnuts and milk quickly.
I got home and got sorted out and swapped over dogs before customers were due to arrive.
After they left I did the lunch time feeds and cleaned ears on a group of little dogs.
I fed Voodoo’s group and then spent some time sat with them for a while.
I had a chat with the builders and then ordered some more paint for next week.
I washed all the kennel floors and hoovered in the office area.
I spent time out playing with the puppies and then with all the other groups.
Sarah and family came to pick up their puppy.
Evening feeds done and then everyone back out for a run before bed time.
Shone’s group fed and in as it was tipping down with rain.
Friday
Everyone finished early I wasn’t sure if I had Chris coming over to do a mating.
All the builders arrived.
I popped into town for milk, doughnuts and bones for the dogs.
I got back for my first customer to visit one of the older girls.
After they left I fed everyone and then Kirsty arrived for coffee, Anna arrived to spend a couple of hours with the dogs.
The afternoon was dogs out for a short time as it was too hot for them to be out for long.
Dave came with his partner to visit Cracker and walk her up the drive to get her used to him.
I popped into the house to see today’s progress and sorted out the washing.
I fed everyone and then tidied up.
Morning feeds were already on the side.
Shone’s group were fed early as I was waiting over an hour for a customer, it can be difficult for people to judge how long it will take to get here with holiday traffic.
Now the nights are drawing in by 8.15 I am not doing anymore evening viewings as it makes my life very difficult, also the wolf dogs don’t like evening visitors.
Everyone finished at 9.30 in the dark.
Saturday
An early start as a busy day ahead.
Everyone out, clean and fed.
Top groups done and pens washed.
I left dogs on the drive and popped to town quickly, I got home and swapped over dogs and then moved Winter to the Labrador pack as Jezz could come into season soon.
Lizzy popped in for a couple of hours and picked up her dogs, she bought me some lovely presents from Canada.
My sister came over to go out to lunch but we had to wait quite a while for a customer to arrive to pick up their poodle puppy as they had been in a lot of traffic from Leicester.
After they had gone with their puppy we went out for late lunch and then home to let everyone out again.
I had just got all the pups out and another customer arrived to see my last snoodle puppy and off he went to his new home.
I got the evening feeds done and then locked up in the house and had time to play with Shone’s group.
I caught up on some paper work but then got bored and went back out with the dogs.
Everyone fed and Shone’s group came up to the kennel and we had an early night.

21st August

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Sunday
A nice quiet morning a couple booked in for 10 am.
All the dogs fed cleaned and exercised first thing and then the top pens washed and hybrids fed.
I came down and let the puppies out in the drive and the front pen.
My customers arrived they are really nice people they have left the puppy for a couple of weeks so they can get everything ready for him and get all the new things puppy owners need.
No lunch time chicken today everyone is having dried beef for a change.
This also gives me some extra time.
I went through my vaccine book to order the next batch of vaccinations.
Kirsty popped in and one of my customers to give me an update on her puppy and the older boy she has.
It was starting to get hot so I went down to the house and watered all of the lime render that went on Thursday.
I walked around checking each group and re filling water as it was really getting hot and no one really wanted to be out.
The pups all went out in the drive for a short time while all the bigger dogs were sleeping.
I got evening feeds ready and had some food.
Next was to take pictures of two of the labradoodle boys this was fun they love the camera but make it very hard to take a picture.
Everyone fed and then swapped over dogs in the field.
I did a few jobs in the kennel and then registered the microchips for then older girls that have been re homed.
Shone’s group up and fed and then the rest locked in for the night.
Monday
I did all the dogs and then opened the gates for the builders and did the top block.
I cleaned all the top kennels and then had a chat with the builders about the lime on the outside.
The lady came to pick up Puzzle it was sad to see her go but she will have a good home.
Another family arrived to view puppies this is her second visit with her husband.
After they left I had a couple friends arrived to see the hybrids, they already have one of mine.
Lunch time feeds done and then the dogs all went out in the field for a short run as it was really hot.
I had a really good time with playing with the puppies and then I power washed the front pen.
Evening feeds done and then I had another customer come and view her puppy.
I fed Shone’s group and then brought them up to the kennel, I left them in the drive with access to field three, so they were up there most of the night.
I got the morning feeds done and then I brought Shone’s group in.
Tuesday
Everyone was done and the gates opened for builders and then I did the top group and washed all top kennels.
I finished off all of the top kennels and then came down and had a quick chat with Steve.
I let the puppies out in the drive and then did the blog.
I got the lunch time feeds and then Kirsty came down for a coffee.
I had a customer arrive to see puppies.
Evening feeds done ready for later when I come home.
All the puppies went out in the pen for a short run and a play.
Everyone came in and then I left Narla and Siren out in the field and then I left the labs and the rest of the dogs out where I could in pens as it was hot.
I went up to see Nathan and Sophie I had some time to spend with Sophie and then we had dinner and I came home early to get the puppies fed and the rest of the dogs in.
Wednesday
A humid morning everyone went out for their run while I cleaned the kennels and then fed them all.
Gates opened for the builders and a delivery and then I did the top groups.
I quickly went into town to the bank and pick up bones.
I got home and Cliff and Sonya arrived with Cee cee and Koda, two hybrids I had bred both beautiful dogs and so well behaved, they stayed for a coffee and chat and then had a look around the house and met Shone’s pack, Voodoo was happy to meet new people even Fern came up for a sniff.
After they left I let everyone out again and fed them all their chicken and fed the puppies.
I had to do ears on a few of the little dogs and then order some stuff for the builders.
We had a little rain in the later part of the afternoon bit not too bad.
Someone came to look at one of my older girls but she wasn’t keen on them so that was a no.
I went to the vets and picked up vaccines and stopped in my sisters on the way home for a coffee.
I got home and fed the pups and then put all the wolf dogs away and fed Shone’s group.
Morning feeds done ready and bed time.
Thursday
Everyone done and the gates open, top groups all done and then off to town to get cement for the plasterer and then a quick in and out of Sainsbury’s for their doughnuts.
I got back and the house was full we had the plumbers and electrician, painter carpenter and plasterer with his labourer; they were all cracking on with their jobs.
I fed them and made tea.
I had a customer come for another viewing of puppies; they bought the pup and then popped off to pick up some new bits for their new addition.
I fed everyone and then they came back and picked up their puppy.
Another quick clean on the pups and then swapped over dogs and cleaned a few dogs’ ears.
I got the evening feeds ready as it kept threatening to rain so I got Shone’s group fed earlier than normal.
I left the hybrids with the gate open to the field for the night and locked everyone up.
I just managed to get Shone’s group up and a quick wee before the heavens opened up.
Friday
A very wet start but everyone got out and fed and cleaned.
I opened the gates and then did the top groups.
I came back down and Hannah had started grooming and the builders were all here.
I cleaned the yard by the house and then I could barely breathe so I relented and rang the doctors for an appointment to get my ribs checked.
The family came to view Cola and fell in love with her so she has now gone to her new home in south Devon.
I got the lunch time feeds ready and left them in the fridge and went off to town to see the doctor.
Today i finally relented and went to the doctors after 9 days of agony and that was just breathing.
He checked my ribs and said yes they are all cracked at the top of your chest and the chest cavity wall is damaged, his question was how did you do this?
I explained my puppy jumps on me in the night when he wants to go out for a wee! The doctor said what sort of puppy is it, I told him he was an American wolf dog he said he must have feet like a horse to have done that much damage, I am now wondering if I was Voodoo’d or Shone’d I am heading towards it was more like Shone as she jumped on the bed last night and felt like a ton weight landing on me.
Anyway the upshot is 6 weeks min before any improvement so I took the anti-inflammatory tablets but gave the pain killers a miss.
I got home and fed everyone and then took the doughnuts down to the builders and then had some food to get these pills down.
I got home and fed everyone and then a chap came out to meet cracker and spend some time with her, he is going to come back every week to see her before she may leave in 6 weeks or so.
After he left I swapped over dogs and then my sister arrived, we had a look around my house as she hasn’t seen it for quite a while and then we popped up the road to see an auction property that she may be interested in as a development.
We got home and had another look around the house and then had a coffee I fed the pups and left another group of dogs out.
Everyone else was fed and then my sister left.
I got the rest of the dogs out for a run some did get wet and then the hybrids and labs fed and all locked up.
Shone’s group came up for food a run in the field and then bed.
Saturday
I woke up really early and it wasn’t raining which really shocked me as the forecast looked terrible for the day.
I got everyone out, fed and cleaned and then the puppies all went out in the drive.
I did the top groups and then cleaned Kiro’s pen.
I came back and swapped over dogs in the drive and then disinfected the bottom block and hosed it all.
I had a customer view pups and then a chat with Kola’s new owners, they were worried she hadn’t had a wee in 24 hours so we thought it best she spoke to the vet, no sooner had we finished talking and she rang back to say no problem we have just had Niagara falls on the lounge rug, bless her the lady didn’t mind at all.
I cut up the chicken and fed everyone and then had a constant stream of phone calls all afternoon, I decided to stay around the office and do paper work as the phone and emails were not stopping today.
I microchipped and wormed a litter of pups and spent the day around the kennel.
I had another family view pups but they are not too sure if they want a pup or an adult dog.
We had a couple of short power cuts late Afternoon so I went down and hosed Kiro’s yard in the tipping down with rain.
Another customer arrived with the family to pick up their puppies and they wanted a quick look at the wolfdogs.
After they had gone the farmer arrived to pick up the digger bucket to empty it.
I locked everyone in at about 7.30 and had an early finish so I brought Shone’s group up to the kennel with me.