30 June 2012

A Puppy's Guide to Camping

Now Himself is feeling lots better since his operation it must be nearly time to go away in our House on Wheels, it seems so long ago since we last had a trip away in it.

As it has been so long I had better give Himself some reminders of what needs doing when we gets on site. Cos these hoomans are rubbish at remembering stuff.

First things first, make sure my bed is in a comfy spot,  although I only uses it during the day because if I whines enough...


Look where I get to sleep, you have to climb a ladder to get to the

Saturday Caption Day

Look what mummy did to my Chunky Monkey *sob*


Can you think of a caption?

photo-za
http://mummymishaps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/saturday-is-caption-day-30th-june-2012.html#disqus_thread 


26 June 2012

Jackanory:- Part Six



Mummy found some of the very few precious pictures taken of me and Meegan.

Thought you would like to see what a beautiful girl she was. These pictures were taken a just few days before she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

We had both just had a bath and been rolling around in the garden, hence why we are all wet.


Ronpaula Bright Ellasbabe
April 1990 - May 2002


23 June 2012

Saturday is Caption Day

There's danger lurking in the Surrey woods today!!!


Are  you brave enough to think of a caption?

22 June 2012

Guest Blogger


 So pleased to be invited back for another Guest Blogger at Christmas Pie Crafts, thank you so much Jill, what a great honour for this small pup.
 Hope you enjoy it too.


Good golly gosh this has been a hard one to decide what to write abouts, I have so many stories and daft adventures, but my puppy mind is a total blank, because at the time of writing this, daddy is most unwell at the people vets...

So I thinks I will tell you abouts the worst night of my little life EVER! 

20 June 2012

Jackanory:- Part Five


Good golly gosh, sorry it's been so long since I last updated my Jackanory Story, so much has happened here that my fluffy paws haven't touched the ground, but today is not the day to tell you. 

Today is all abouts the Jackanory Story.

*finds a comfortable position and starts to remember*

I had just started to leave he house with my mummy and Meegan, learning to enjoy life outside in the big wide world.

There was so much to learn, like coming when I was called, not pulling on the lead and how to be a polite young pup with excellent manners. Life was good and I couldn't have been happier.

BUT

One day when I was 6 months old, something very nasty happened, it terrified me so badly, that I forgot about my nice manners and how to be polite, in fact it ruined my life for several years.

Meegan was attacked by another dog, it was a full on viscous attack by a Springer Spaniel, because she was very old with only had three legs she fell over and was unable to defend herself, I was trapped under 2 fighting dogs. I was terrified and tried to get away, but as we were both on the lead and tangled up I wasn't able too! 

My hoomum managed lift the Spaniel off us by it's collar, but it wouldn't let go of Meegan, I managed to get away, and mummy and daddy were trying to get this dog to let go of Meegan.

They managed to separate them, and poor Meegan was covered in loads of blood and had several nasty deep bites! By this time the owner of the Spaniel had arrived on the scene, and was shouting at mummy because of the way she had pulled the dog off Meegan.

Mummy said some very rude words to the dogs owner **which as a pup I'm forbidden to repeat** about how they should keep a dog that fights under control at all times. The owner also said lots of rude words too, and was shouting about how Meegan must have started it because she was a Rottweiler, she then stormed off with her dog.

Me and Meegan were both very shaken up, and had to go straight to the vets for Meegan to get checked out. Luckily her injuries weren't as severe as first thought, which was very lucky.

The next day Megan became very ill, it was so scary for me as a young pup, she couldn't stand up,  her eyes were rolling seemed to disappear inside her  head. The Vet came to our house to see her, she had suffered a massive stroke and sadly it was time to let her cross the Rainbow Bridge.

OMP I was sooo very upset, she was my bestest friend and my surrogate mummy, I was still only a baby myself. I cried and cried with my people, we all missed her so much, but the big question was:-
 Did she have the stroke because she was old? 
Or because of what happened the previous day?

Un-beknown to anypawdy at the time, I was badly scarred by what had happened the day before, and it would take several years to get back to being the adorable Badger Boo everypawdy knows today.

To be continued:-

16 June 2012

09 June 2012

07 June 2012

Asking a few simple questions could save you heartache in the long run!

This post is a copy of an email of a genuine equiry I made with somebody who professed to be a "responsible" breeder on their website... I was shocked by the reply I got, and the "As it's not compulsory, I don't have too attitude"!!!!!! Plus they never replied back when I explained  the questions I had asked in more detail...   A Guilty Conscience, I certainly hope so!!!

31 May
Dawn Hart 
####..... Couple of quick question about your pups for sale.... What are the BVA/KC Hip scores of both parents and all 4 grandparents??? Do mum and dad have current Eye Certificates, and were the x4 grandparents screened when used for breeding??? Last but not least what is the C.O.I. of the pedigree??? As I'm not a fan of line-breeding due to recessive genes!!!!!! I'm may be interested in a pup, but have seen a few lately that were't quite bold or placid enough... Thanks Dawn

31 May
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 hi dawn, in answer to ur questions no none of my dogs are hip scored as u dont hip score working lined springers, no at the mo mine dont have current eye tests as its not compulsory to have the tests done in working lined springer (at the mo) as it is with show dogs but i am in the process of getting all my dogs heath tested as im all for it just havnt got around to it up to now... as for the grandparents i have no idea if any are tested... and as for C.O.I. i have no idea what that is??? and as for there charactors there only just starting to show them so dont no yet what they are yet... hope these answer ur questions... #### x

31 May
Dawn  Hart
Ok  #### thanks for that, will do some research on Hip Dysplasia in working Springers as had 2 dogs with it in the past and it's a nasty thing!!! The tests aren't compulsory for show or working dogs which is a bad thing in my opinon.. But the law needs to change, making breeders responsible for the lifelong health of there puppies *which will hopefuly put a stop to puppy farmers...* Health Testing is used to help eliminate hereditary diesases, by not breeding from affected dogs!!!!! My Cocker is a working Cocker not show, and all his relations were tested for P.R.A (eye tests) every precaution was taken by his breeders, but he still had it when he went for his tests before breeding from him.. Hence no breeding for him!!! Therefore I had no comeback on his breeder as she had done all she could... BVA/KC tests are open to everybody, my friend breeds working labs and has been testing them for approx 20 years I believe... C.O.I is a scoring system where you can work out how closely in-bred puppies are further back in there parentage, when line-breeding was all the rage:- ie, Grandfather to Granddaughter, cousin to cousin and so on, because of recesssive genes that cause the hereditary problems.... The boldness or shyness of a pup at 4 weeks will carry on through to it's adult life if raised correctly!! Hence why early temprement testing is better for matching pups to owners.... Sorry but in my opinion and lots of other peoples,  Health Testing is important for lifelong health of the puppies and good of the breed!!!  Dawn


After this communication I opted not to buy a puppy from this particular breeder, , this article is my personal opinion, your free to make your own mind up.

Authors Note:-

I would like to add that this person was a facebook friend for several months, and I genuinely liked them. But after this transaction of messages, their personality changed and not in a nice way!

I was inundated with nasty messages, and several of my facebook friends were put in a very awkward situation, and made to choose between me and them.

So please ensure you ask questions when buying a pup, and if the breeder of the pup, doesn't want too, or won't give you the answer you require, then you should consider looking elsewhere for your pup.

Breeders that pay out for the health testing before breeding, have the interest of the pups lifelong health in mind and are not after making a quick buck.

It really is better to wait a few months or even years for your pup, than to rush out and buy one because it is available.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with this breeders dogs, but genetic problems can happen to the most experienced of people if they don't health test their dogs before breeding.

I would only ever buy a pup from somebody, who has taken the time to find out if there are any hidden problems that can be passed on, and so should you. To save any heartache later on if the pup should develop something that could have been avoided by a simple test that somebody couldn't be bothered to do because they don't HAVE TOO!!!


01 June 2012

Guest Blogger

I was invited to be the Guest Blogger at Christmas Pie Crafts I feel humbled, as the previous Guest Bloggers have been of such a high standard, thank you so much for the opportunity Jill.

The post was about Badger Boo's Daft Adventures with the bike and his "Walky Dog" 

The following  video is not of Badger Boo, as I can't video him and ride a bike without falling off lol