Furbabie update…

We managed to get out for 2 walks last week, the ground was hard with the frost which meant there was no mud 🙂

BUT on both walks we encountered a problem with unwanted attention from male dogs towards poor Titch.  The 1st dog was a 2yr old golden retriever who after several times of being dragged in the opposite direction eventually slipped his collar and made a break back to us, his poor lady owner was so upset as he had got quiet angry with her and it didn’t help she’d lost his lead during the walk.  We managed to get his collar back on and i gave her one of my leads, we were then able to part company 🙂

The following day we had attention from a lovely black springer spaniel who was just 18mths old, he wasn’t 100% sure which of the ‘girls’ he liked the most and with Misha pushing herself between him and Titch he got a little confused.  Once he’s tried humping Titch all leads were put on the dogs and we kindly said ‘good morning’ and got on with our walks.

After checking Titch’s dates it turns out her season is due on the 20th of December but it look like it might be about to start early :-/

If it’s that then it means we’re all housebound for 3wks 😦

love a cuddle
love a cuddle

Fog seems to be just about clearing now……

Well I’ve now been on new med’s for just over a week and i can say i’m only just beginning to feel myself again, the sickness is subsiding and my head is clearing although still feel very tired.

Normally i love mondays and always start the week full of motivation and good feelings.  Last week wasn’t too bad, it actually helped with the weather being very cold and frosty, this meant the mud was solid when walking the ‘girls’ and that then meant i didn’t need to bathe them all.  But as the week went on the weather turn warmer and wet and my mood turned muddy too….  i felt a lot of   ”can’t be bothered”  and   ”why should i”  followed by a little  of   ”i’ll do it tomorrow”.   That silly thing called ‘christmas’ isn’t helping much either!!

Thankfully after an afternoon sat chatting over everything with hubbs my mood lifted again and now i’m beginning to feel a little more on track, with just the hurdle of christmas in the way.

Don’t get me wrong i love christmas but our 4 teens just grab what they can and go off and do their own thing these days.  This year hubbs 2 teens aren’t here for christmas day but we’ll see them sometime boxing day, my eldest is off out on boxing day to spend the day with his girl friend and her family.  So my plans are to relax enjoy some good food and drink and make plans for the new year.

Sadly i’ve had camera issues this week so had nothing for wordless wednesday but thats now sorted so hope to get back to that next week.

Here’s hoping all is well with everyone out there in blogging world xx


Furbabie Friday

Furbabie friday …(delayed due to internet issues)

This week i’d like to introduce the last of my furbabies.. Tinker bell.

Just like Titch, Tinker bell is Misha’s daughter from her 2nd litter.  When Misha was 5weeks pregnant we got the vet to do a scan to confirm pregnancy and give us an idea how many she’s expecting, the vet estimated 4-5 pups.  So after the fifth pup was born we started to clear up and the suddenly Misha started pushing again and out popped Tinker bell  🙂

Tinker bell was the only blenheim  colour the others were all tri colours.  As she grew her little personality grew too she was quite a fighter and always slept on top of the other pups.

Tink on top
Tink on top 

Like the other pups she grew well up until she was about 3wks old, hubbs was doing the night-time watch and noticed Tinker bell was not feeding, she’d fight to get a nipple but not actually latch on and feed.

This meant a quick visit to the vets who could not find a cause and suggested we hand fed her but kept her in with Misha and other pups between feeds.  So for 5days every 2hrs we hand fed her with a little syringe and then as weirdly as she stopped she started feeding again.  I monitored her weight gain closely and gave the odd top up feed until the pups were weaned onto solids, of which Tinker bell had no problems with at all.




'' I'm comfy here thanks ..''
” I’m comfy here thanks ..”

As she grew she just got a tighter hold of my heart each day and when the day came and i had to start advertising for new forever families for the pups i just couldn’t include Tinker bell but we had already decided we were going to keep Titch.  :-/

Then on a drunken evening hubbs suggested we kept Tinker bell and then it became written in stone we were keeping 2 pups.  🙂

Having 2 pups from the same litters has been hard work but also made things easier and more fun.  They are great company for Misha and when she doesn’t want to play they have each other.

Every night they curl up together downstairs in their bed and they love each other to bits.


snuggling together after a good play
snuggling together after a good play                    

sweetness all over









So thats all 3 of my ‘girls’, they are hard work but give me so much pleasure it is so worth it.

they keep me sane
they keep me sane