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I have collated as many pictures as I can of my little dogs, do have a look and see if they make you laugh and feel as happy as they do me. Also I have started a Blog below and you may be interested to hear what we all get up to.
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6th July 2018
I cant believe it is a year since I last updated my website. The time has flown and there has been much happening.
Poor mum fell and broke her thigh bone just before Christmas and then fell and broke the same bone again 12 weeks later. She spent nearly six months in hospital and is now in a local care home recuperating. Suffice to say my plans all came to a halt as I spent much of my time visiting. She is much improved but I am not yet sure if she will be able to go to the dog shows again but we will wait and see.
On top of mums accident I was trying very hard to get my new house finished. I purchased a Grade II listed Georgian House in the same village (just some 500 yards away from my old house) and have spent two years totally refurbishing and renovating it. Most of the work has had to be done by professionals as there was a lot of building work i.e. new roof, taking out chimney breasts, new kitchen bathroom etc. To cut a long story short it is just amazing and I moved in June 28th just three days before my birthday. Guess why I moved, yes you guessed it for the dogs. There is a huge garden at the back completely walled and with shade under trees it is perfect for them.
On top of everything else I managed to fracture a few bones in my foot and tore a couple of tendons, just falling over a rolled carpet as you do. I have now been in plaster for five weeks and hope to have the plaster off next week. Not easy packing boxes and looking after dogs I can assure you, no driving either so I have had to take taxis everywhere!
Despite all that has gone on Amiety bless her had her second litter of puppies on the 6th April. Seven puppies two of which were huge. Bit hairy this time as the first puppy got stuck and was breach so I had to help and then it took another five hours before the second one. I am sure Amiety decided that the first one was a bit of shock so she crossed her legs. It took two calls to the vet and for me to pack a bag ready to go before she relented and produced the second one. The rest then came quite quickly. All perfect little puppies, eating well and growing like mad. Amiety I think was growing the two big ones a bit too much so she was a bit thin after the birth but we soon built her up with Goats Milk, Cheese, Puppy Food and lots of treats. All have got excellent homes and although I have one still with me waiting for his new family to come back from holiday he goes next weekend as well. Its going to be quiet in the Derdledash household. Might even get some unpacking done.
Exciting times next year as hope to have a litter from Bailey and Amiety, planning on keeping one of Amiety’s puppies to show and join the pack. Fingers crossed. I want to be able to get back to showing again too next year although it may have to be without mum. We will wait and see.
Finally must just say that although I moved so the dogs could have a big garden, they managed to find the Fox Poo!!! Did not expect that.