Tuesday, 28 October 2014

"Happiness is a Warm Puppy"
  - Charles M. Schultz

The puppies have arrived!!
4 handsome boys and 4 beautiful girls born on 21st October.
Here they are at 1 day old!
(Okay, so I realise they look remarkably like the last litter, but I swear they are different! ...
...and our puppy is amongst the bunch.)
Based on the waiting list, we will have our choice from 2 lovely solid chocolate girls.
Ruby and pups doing very well.
Soooo excited to see them grow and change.

**having blogger editing problems !! Ugh!  

Sunday, 19 October 2014

“All you need is love. 

But a little chocolate 

now and then 

doesn't hurt.” 

― Charles M. Schulz

Imagine a record playing, a calm soothing feeling in the air, daydreams of all 

things puppy ... "and they called it puppy loooooove, la la la la la la la..."   and then ...


the needle stops abruptly mid-song. What the... ??!!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

"How long is forever?

Sometimes, just one second."

- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

The answer to the 'how many years does a cockapoo live?' question is this: at LEAST 14 YEARS. That's right, a cockapoo's MINIMUM lifespan is 14 years, and they've been known to keep wagging for 20! For me, this gives birth to the idea of ... well, giving birth. Not the 9 month pregnancy with its bloating and ballooning, mood swings or morning sickness, of course. Nor the excruciating pain or heavy drugs of delivery, sleepless nights with a newborn (save a few I'm sure), changing countless messy diapers, spit up, throw up, dribbling and screaming... 

BUT, the 20 year lifespan didn't stop the ever vocal Peanut Gallery part of my brain  saying immediately upon learning these stats the seemingly benign: "You're already [so and so age], so that will make you SO AND SO by the time your puppy leaps through the pearly gates of doggie heaven!" to which The Little Bastard part of my brain pipes in with the perfectly timed and bludgeoning remark "IF it lives that long ... if YOU live that long".


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

“If you come at four in the afternoon,

I'll begin to be happy by three.” 

- Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ryThe Little Prince

About 72 miles southeast of here, here being Northwest London, lives a gorgeous black and grey English working type Cocker Spaniel named Rosie who is expecting a litter at the end of October (only a few short weeks!) Inside this beautiful animal is, if all goes well, the little creature who will be a bundle of joy,  companion and partner in crime for many years to come. HOW MANY you ask? Well...

William - quite handsome, wouldn't you say? 

Before I get ahead of myself, and if you can bear to take your eyes off stunning Rosie, 
meet the rugged beast by way of miniature poodle who is the papa to Rosie's litter! 

So what do you get when you cross a Cocker Spaniel with a miniature poodle? 
None other than a cockapoo! 
Never heard of one?