Monday, 19 April 2010

Ollie - Sh Ch Kimmax Kandy Storm By Klancraig

Today is Ollie's ninth birthday... not that you would think so going by his behaviour! He is still very much the 'clown' at home - a loveable rogue - his favourite trick with all our visitors is sidling between their legs (from behind) to say hello and then bringing them a gift - anything will do but it's usually a shoe or piece of bedding.
He thinks nothing to emptying the kitchen bin for a nighttime snack if we don't remember to move it at bedtime and is not above curling up on the mahogany dining table for a sleep on a lazy, sunny afternoon. Towards the end of the shooting season he also discovered that he had a taste for pheasant, having discovered several hanging in the barn whereupon he devoured two!
Still we wouldn't have him any other way - just grateful that he's the only joker in our household, I don't think we could cope with two Ollies!! Happy birthday xx

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Roman (Rieyonne Kommanchi For Klancraig)

Today was Roman's thirteen birthday - yes ANOTHER birthday in the Klancraig household - we told you that they were coming thick and fast and there is still one more to go this month and another early next!

Roman is still very much 'top dog' at home despite his age. Physically he is in great condition - lean and reasonably well muscled for his years. His coat and eye are clean and bright and his pigment remains dark. His teeth are in great condition too!!! Perhaps we should attribute some of this to the fact that he has been raw fed for nearly eight years.
Of course he has slowed down some and sleeps more than he did and is selectively deaf but he loves his walks, visits to our local pub and of course his food!
We are very proud of him and love him dearly and look forward to at least a few more years of his gentle company. Happy birthday Roman xx

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Phaedra (Bryedal Emmaslass For Klancraig) - 'Fayfee'

Phaedra was our beautiful, gentle liver and white dalmatian bitch and Roman's soulmate. Today 'Fayfee' would have been twelve years old. Still very much missed for her cheeky smile, God Bless sweet little girl xx

Sunday, 11 April 2010

GWPC Breed Seminar April 2010

Today we had the pleasure of attending the German Wirehaired Pointer Club Breed Seminar, having been invited to take Lottie along as one of the 'assessment dogs'. Bronte came along too and made a brief appearance to demonstrate correct 'reach and drive' during the talk which was given by Josie Baddeley (Lourdace) and Di Arrowsmith (Fleetapple).
Lottie was one of five dogs chosen to be assessed on their movement and conformation by fourteen up-and-coming judges. All five dogs were thoroughly well behaved during the assessments which took nearly four hours - standing, being looked-over by a succession of assessors and then moved repeatedly. Needless to say, Lottie and I are both shattered this evening.
Congratulations to Barbara Stamp (Tynsil) for arranging such a successful event on behalf of the GWPC and fingers crossed for all those who attended the seminar.
On a personal note it was lovely to see mum (Bronte), dad (Plumley) and daughter (Lottie) all together.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Happy birthday Tilly

Well the birthdays are coming thick and fast in the Klancraig household at the moment and today we would like to wish Tilly a happy 5th birthday.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Indie (Kimmax Sealed With a Kiss)

Introducing Indie who has just come back to live with us here at Klancraig. Indie has come from a loving home but due to a change in family circumstances her owners felt that it was in Indie's best interests for her to return to us.
So far she has settled in well considering that she has come to live in a busy family environment and now has to adjust to being one of a pack rather than an only dog. She is a very loving and playful little girl..
Although she is already in lovely condition, we have put her straight back onto a raw diet and she is happily tucking into chicken carcasses, an assortment of minces, offal, sardines and eggs.
We have started some very basic training with Indie and she is booked to attend a one-to-one training session with Gary and trainer Nigel Dear.
We have no plans to find Indie a new home at the moment but are enjoying her being here and getting to know her again.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday

Happy 3rd birthday to Lottie and all her litter brothers and sisters xx