Friday, November 07, 2008

How time passes

Sat back last night and watched the pups playing round the house, first the girls chasing each other then the boys joining in, someone would stop and pick up a toy and of course it was the same one that everyone else wanted. Never a playtime goes past where Ayla doesn't end up soaked with water, her favourite pass time is dropping biscuits into the water dish and trying to fish them back out by leaping into the dish with all four paws and nose down. Think she must have a bit of a water spaniel in her LOL. Ruairidh and his Mum are usually teamed up together and spend a lot of time playing and sharing chews, that is until he tries and takes it all for himself then he gets what I suppose is the doggy equivalent of a row from his Mum, he usually goes and takes it out on his siblings and goes and disrupts there game. Betsy would have us all think that an angel had landed amongst us, how wrong are we, tiger would be a more apt description, full of herself and not afraid to answer back to anyone, not even her Mum. Always the first to leave the puppy pen and the last one in, if there is a ruckus going on somewhere you will always find her in the middle of it and that's because she starts it. The MacKenzie is the thoughtful one of the bunch, not shy or retiring, but sits back and seems to assess the situation before diving in. He loves to run with Indy in the garden dig up worms and is the one always to be seen hanging from an adult tail or ears. OH and you have to mind your ankles when this wee fella is on the hunt for something to get up to, I think he should have been a butchers dog.

What a change each and every pup brings to the house, this is the hardest part of breeding when you have to let someone go. And made so much harder this time because all four of the pups have so much to offer the future of my Phalene breeding. How lovely it would be to be able to keep everyone, but every now and again I have to step back and take a reality check, I think that because I do live in the real world I know I have to make a decision but thankfully not today.

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