Hey guess what, I'M AN UNCLE. My sister Maple (who you'll remember was staying with me over Christmas & New Year) has just started having her puppies!! So far she's had 3 boys & 1 girl:
1) Macadamia (Mac) 314g/boy
2) Peanut 238g/boy (breach)...needs some help at the moment
3) Cashew 295g/boy (breach)...knows how to drink!!
I'll keep you all updated & will let you see some pictures as soon as I can. In the mean time, here's a short video of Mac...sorry about Uncle David's head...he just wanted to keep giving Mapes lots of kisses & got in the way a bit!!!!
I thought I was going to have to wait for my holiday before having some snow to play in but today it snowed in Bournemouth...wow...I've never seen it here before. Mind you there wasn't very much...certainly not as much as I saw in France last year...but enough to get excited about!!
Excellent...back to work today...I'd really missed all my
friends at the Juniper Centre.
I quicky made up for lost time & had a great time being stroked & cuddled - Sandra thought my fur was real soft & kept running her hand along my back which felt lovely...she was very gentle. My mate Debbie was really pleased to see me too & kissed my nose...not sure Mum was too impressed with that but I liked it!
For the first time Michael was happy for me to sit near him - I was really, really pleased coz he seems really nice & I really, really want him to know that I'm nice too! The other thing I did woz play ball with Michelle - she kept throwing it so that I could take it back to her which was really good fun...plus I got stinky fish treats each time I took it back...yum!!
Here's me lying next to my friends Michael & Michelle.
I can't believe it's so long since I had a chance to write my Blog...it was really busy over Christmas & New Year what with parties & loads of other stuff too!
My lovely sister, Maple, has gone home now (boo, hoo!) - I really miss her as it was great having her to stay...even if she was a bit bossy sometimes! What I really miss is not having her to play with (she's a real good player!) & to cuddle up to particularly now that the weather is so cold!
I've put together a Smilebox of just some of the things we got up to between Christmas & New Year:
I'm just so cute...butter wouldn't melt...yeah, right!
About our boys!
Radar & Rio are two very handsome, very lovable & very precious Hungarian Vizslas.
Radar was born on 26th May 2007 & was one of 8 pups. In the beginning he was known as Mr Purple - his first collar (which we've still got!) was a bit of purple wool!! His KC name is Kenazorora Kaetano...a bit of a mouth-full but pretty cool none-the-less!
Rio was born on 15th January 2010...bizarrely, he was also a Mr Purple...not that that influenced us in any way! He too was one of 8 pups & is in fact Radar's nephew...though we think of them as brothers! His KC name is Adolphustown Acorn.
Stuff we like doing
Walking - our favourite places are anywhere with water;
Eating - chicken wings & lamb ribs are the best;
Jumping - on & over anything;
Swimming - the river's good & the beach is even better;
Chewing - the bones that Mum & Dad give us...plus the occasional stick!;
Playing - games like "catch" & "find it";
Sniffing - there's some great smells out there;
Sleeping...but only when there's nothing better to do!
We almost lost Radar to this horrible parasite in March 2008 - we would hate any other dog to go through what he did (or owners for that matter!). Please be aware that it is now prevalent in the UK particularly along the South Coast. The signs & symptoms are many & varied but include:
A gradual onset of progressively worsening signs of lung and/or heart disease Chronic cough Breathing problems Exercise intolerance Loss of appetite Gagging Weight loss Swelling, bruising, fluid build –up in the stomach Prolonged clotting times Vomiting Seizures Loss of consciousness may also occur
French Heartworm CAN be treated and CAN be prevented but not by the usual worming treatments. If you suspect your dog is affected PLEASE see your vet sooner rather than later!