Archive for September, 2018

Arrived!

September 13, 2018

Willow arrived home today.  She was 8 weeks old yesterday and is all vaccinated and microchipped.

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Okami is fascinated!  They both love each other already.

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We tried for a family photo when we picked her up…which we should have made as a movie as it was hilarious trying to keep them all in one place!
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Then we attempted a sibling photo too.  We got to know them all over our visits, and they each had a very individual personality.  The others are all off on a plane to Melbourne on Friday week, to four new homes.
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Meanwhile Willow seems pretty settled in here.  🙂

Picking a Pedigree Pembroke Puppy

September 4, 2018

We have been on waiting lists for a Pembroke Corgi puppy for a couple of years now.   Since Lydia wants to breed pedigree corgis we have to be able to purchase a pup on the ‘main register’ for the Kennel Club, however most breeders will only sell pups as pets on the ‘limited register’.  We have been hoping that we will get one female show quality pup from NSW later this year, if there is one available in the expected litter, but we are still just waiting for now.

Recently, however, a friend we have made in Tassie who has only recently begun to breed corgis had her second litter and when she offered them up for sale we, rather suddenly, decided that perhaps we should buy one of her pups as well as the one we have been waiting for. The reasoning was that if Lydia wants to be a breeder she will want more than one female dog anyway, and this way we can finally make a start!  This pup may not be as high a show standard as the one we are on the waiting list for, but she can certainly be registered as required, and we can breed her to a quality dog to improve the line as time goes on.  🙂

The challenge then was to choose a pup from the 3 adorable girls in the litter.  Puppies are just so cute!  We have visited twice so far and it was really fun to play with those pups.  It was hard to make a decision but in the end we have chosen a tri colour girl with a natural bob tail.  Her name will be Welcome Willow, or just Willow for short.  So here she is – just 5 weeks old in the photos.  We are very excited to think we will be bringing her home in a few more weeks when she has been vaccinated and microchipped.

 

We are fairly confident that Okami will love the company.  Speaking of Oki, she was smelling pretty bad recently, presumably she had found something awful to roll in as dogs are inclined to do.  In desperation Lydia and I threw her into the bath to remove the odour.  Poor thing, she was not impressed!

Okami having a bath

That is all our doggy news for the moment!  Bye for now.