19 November 2008

Wednesday and we hear from Enid who is reporting for Wales today

Diane's pups



Maureen is good with a pair of shears as well as scissors!!!

Hello from South Wales where the sun is shining for a change. We went to visit Diane Herbert to see her puppies. They are three weeks old and Ecco is the Dad. Luck was on her side for once because she wanted a girl for herself and another for a lady who has been waiting patiently, for a year, for a blue bitch. Misty had two blue bitches and Diane was very pleased because she didn't have to worry about finding good homes for any other pups. They look really healthy and have really thick coats. I'll let you know how they are progressing. I've had a lot of emails from the people who had pups from Fizz's litter and they are all getting on well. Crispin, in London, is going to puppy classes and is great friends with a Labradoodle called Rufus. Vernon is going to ringcraft and obedience and Les will be pleased to know that Melvyn is doing very well at Agility so Louise has got her hands full.Big Mo has found another use for her scissors - topiary! She has given me this conifer and has started the spiral pattern so its up to me to keep it up. I wonder if anyone has clipped a shrub into a Bedlington shape? I wouldn't mind having a go. I suppose you would have to make the shape with chicken wire and grow something like box or privet around it -over to to Trevor- I need professional advice! We could have a topiary competition next year and call it "Best in Shrub".Elwyn has two medical appointments this week, one for his shoulder and he is having his other cataract removed on Friday, so good luck . Maureen is going to wait this time because by the time she got home the last time the hospital was ringing to tell her Elwyn was ready to be collected. At long last the fur on Fizzs' back has started to grow after the allergic reaction to a well known brand of flea prevention. I think she will have a big area of black guard hairs so we'll have to call her Patch instead! I eventually got around to counting up Ecco's points at Open Shows and he has now got his Show Certificate of Merit.Hope to see some of you at LKA,
Enid
Thanks Enid well done to Ecoo for gaining his Certificate Of Merit. What fun "Best In shrub" competition besides Big Mo I don't think there are too many green fingered Bedlington owners to make a good entry! Now there's a challenge for our professional bedlington Gardener " Trevor" he would have the skill to grow and sculpt a bedlington bush! Good luck to Elwyn on Friday, it is great for him to have the operation done during the winter when it is too cold for caravan fishing trips! What lovely puppies Diane must be over the moon to have two bitches and not have to worry about finding homes. The stalk somehow always brings me little boys!!

10 comments:

big mo said...

Well done to Diane on her pups great to hear that they have homes.

I will send some pictures of my trees that are looking a great shape, Enid's are just starting and need a bit more work on them, that's a good idea a bedlington tree I might just have a go I will let you know how I get on.??? great to have another reporter from Wales.

Madeline said...

Lovely to see Diane's puppies, and to know that their futures are assured. There are a lot of interesting family connections out there in the Bedlington blog world. Perhaps we could have a few family trees to help the confused amongst us.

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J&T said...

Great to hear of Diane and her new babies. We don,t get to see her too often now, so please Enid send her our love when you see her next.
(Archie sends Misty his love, despite her choosing another suitor!lol)
Trevor has tried his hand at topiary in the past but never in bedlington form. I imagine it would be like trimming the real thing on a larger scale!
Jane xxx

Tina W said...

Dianes pups look lovely-must dash,going for some chicken wire and privet!!lol

Donna said...

theres a house down our road with bichons in thier hedges! so it must be possible for a bedlington

big mo said...

Donna any chance of a photo please

big mo said...

I wonder if Enid's dogs had a bad batch of flea treatment but if I remember corectly this has happened twice, has anyone else had this problem?

Tina W said...

Yes Mo I had it a few years ago with Maisie-as soon as I put it on the back of her neck she started scratching and 10 mins later her skin was burnt,I had to wash it and wash it and pot cream on it for weeks.

Donna said...

yes mo i will get a take a pic tommoro