“Shacks”

I felt a warm fuzzy feeling the second I spoke with this little guys owner. She was calling from the Rebel County, shared the same surname as me and her first name was the same name as our cottage! The Stars were aligned RIGHT??!!! She was unable to make it up to us for a few…

“Jessie” – The keeper

The plan was to keep a female pup for ourselves from the litter.Before they were born, we weren’t looking forward to trying to pick which one – so luckily for us, there was only one girl born, so the decision was made for us….. Jessie has been by her mothers side since the day she…

“Merlin”

Our last pup to go was this beautiful eye turner. He was easy to identify in the litter as he was extremely nosey – and as a result had a little graze on his nose from trying to sniff out his dog nuts from the press. Patience was not one of his strengths and dinner…

“Humphrey”

Can we take a moment to admire how well behaved this guy looks in the featured image here? His lovely little owner has him well trained – good on ya girl! I think she needs to return to our house and see if she can teach his sister some manners……. This is “Humphrey” our Marble City dog….

“Kobe”

Ever hear the news when its announced that someone in a certain part of the country has claimed their recent lottery win, however,  they “wish to remain nameless” ? They are the smart ones, the ones that go on and (unsuspectingly to all us peasants) endlessly enjoy and reap the benefits of their win under the…

Forever Homes

It was finally time to look for forever homes for our litter 😦 They were now 2 months old and growing by the second. The kids were heartbroken at the prospect of downsizing from 7 canines to 3. Myself and Alan however, were more than ready – having that amount of puppies to feed, clean, socialize –…

SuperVet Limerick Style

Vaccination and Microchip day was upon us already, so we contacted the wonderful Phyl (Veterinary Nurse) in Monaleen Vets to book a slot for our gang with Limericks version of SuperVet: Wesley Power. Loading 5 puppies into a basket, then into a car without any falling and breaking their neck is a lot harder than you…

The Secret life of puppies

Its safe to say that we were in “puppy coma” for the next 8 wks. Any chance we got, we were cuddling and playing with the gang. They quickly found their voices, piled on the pounds and their personalities started to shine through to no end.We didn’t need to consciously think about socializing these puppies, based on…

The runt of the litter

All the pups seemed to be thriving except for our last little guy. The one who kept us waiting the best part of 55mins after his last brother arrived to show his cute little mug. On day 3 it was clear that he wasn’t putting on as much weight as the rest and seemed to…

Call the midwife

The pregnancy flew by, Gia remained quite active up until about 3 days prior to her due date. (58-68 days gestation) She was getting restless and had gone off her food which are just some of the signs that it was close. So we moved her indoors while we awaited the imminent arrival of her…

#FirstDates Limerick

#August 2015 We wanted the kids to be involved as much as possible in our first venture into dog breeding. Supervet is a HUGE hit in our house, so much so, that our youngest has said she wants to be a Vet when she grows up, so this was the perfect opportunity to kick-start her theory work. It’s…

Baby Daddy…..

  May 2015 We were VERY picky when it came to finding the right puppy daddy for our first official litter. So much so, that we probably added a few months to the process, just to be sure we had made the right choice. Funny thing is, we ended up finding the right Sire only a few…