News and updates on our new litter of puppies as they happen!
Well we now have just the one puppy, Maggie, as Poppy went to her new home yesterday.
Im really pleased to have had reports that Poppy has settled into the new home with 100% ease. She slept all night with any cries at all AND…. the owners EVEN set their alarm to feed her at 6am!!! WOW! This is SO impressive!
Thank you so much to Poppy’s owners – Nikki, Dave and of course Thomas, for taking special care of Poppy, it makes it that much easier for me knowing she is in a fantastic home.
Thank you for all of the presents – Maggie has been very spoilt with her new toys! The tyre is fabulous and I think alongside the duck is Maggie’s favourite! Maggie loves to chase the tyre as it rolls along! (very funny to watch!)
“Thank you Auntie Nikkie for my toys! woof woof” Maggie.
Katherine was also treated to some lovely gifts – so we have all been spoilt. Lovely thoughtful presents.
Below is a picture of Maggie with a toy I bought – I have named it Pink Schmoo Lucky Legs!
Last cuddle with Mum before Poppy went to her new home.
Maggie this evening sleeping with her Mummy! (and teddy)!
Well here we are, the last evening of having two puppies. The puppies are 9 weeks and 2 days old. Very confident and full of themselves charging about the living room.
The toys all looking a little bit worn around the edges, mainly down to Molly nicking them from her babies all the time!
My wonderful puppies are an endless source of entertainment as well as continuous exercise – who needs a gym eh?!
As previously mentioned they are getting very good at gardening, but now they seem to be excelling themselves with paperwork filing. I have written a card today, they have both tried to help post it for me. The card has been blessed with puppy kisses. (I have blurred the address out).
Poppy thinks she is a meerkat! (use a bit of imagination!)
Maggie cuddling up to her Mummy! so sweet!
We have had a busy day with the pups. They are learning how to do the gardening (decided some of the lawn needed removing!) also learning how to prune plants.
They have had plenty of time in the garden playing with Molly and Melvin. Charlie was overseeing all playground duties (I think he may have been the playground monitor as both Poppy and Maggie were very respectful towards him!).
We took them to our favourite little walk – called Kingfisher.
Whilst we carried the puppies they enjoyed the view. The grown up woofs had playtime with the ball.
What a beautiful girl my Maggie is!
I hadn’t spotted this until I loaded the photos onto the computer. Katherine had put on the right hand side….”don’t go Maverick!”
Maverick has now just left to start his new life with my friends Sam, Steve and Thomas. He is a smashing puppy and I am sure he will be very happy with his new family.
As for all my puppies I am available at any time for advice or support.
Thank you to everyone for all the updates so far – I am pleased to have received emails from everyone, photos and texts.
Now we are down to two pups – our Maggie Moo and Poppy.
I hope you have all remembered to worm your puppies (I know Star and Scrumpy were done, Cash was being done…..and Im sure Mylo would have been done too!)
Molly loves playing with her puppies, something that is always a bit tricky for her when they are all trying to suckle from her. Once she gets the nack of getting them to leave her alone she does like to play with them.
She has spent quite a bit of today playing with them and it is the sweetest thing to watch!
I have had lots of photos of Mylo and Scrumpy settling in to their new homes. Star is doing very well and was having a trip out round the block today (as indeed I think Scrumpy has had a little trip outside too!). Cash (Mr White) is settling in but his bigger brother is taking a little time being 100% sure of him! Im sure it will all work out very soon!
A big well done to Scrumpy for sleeping through most of last night. We are ALL very proud of you!
I must say thank you to Star’s owner for giving us a FAB cake. It didn’t last long at all as it was so very tasty indeed. YUM YUM! We loved the icing effect of the star on top! Thank you also for all the other nibbles you have given us and the dogs. (they say WOOF WOOF!!). As well as the beautiful wooden heart.
I have added more photos to the gallery. Some of the photos have somehow slipped out of order so please look through a few pages to ensure you have seen all of the newest ones. (some you will have seen but they have managed to get in front of some the new photos).
Today we said goodbye to the wonderful little Miss Red – she is called Star!
This little pup is going to be filling a gap for the new owners who had to say goodbye to their much loved Sky on the day the puppies were born. So Star was clearly meant for them, sent with approval from Sky.
As with all the puppies, Star had her special trip around the block and had her pep talk from me. She knows she has big pawprints to fill – but we all believe she will achieve giving her new family love and joy once again. Be it with cuddles, naughty adventures, muddy pawprints or hair all over the covers, this family needed the love of a labbie. This time coming in the shape of STAR.
Much love to you Star.
Gosh, I am finding it even harder this year saying goodbye to the puppies. They have been such a fantastic litter, I have been blessed with brilliant puppy buyers who have kept me up to speed with how the puppies are doing.
I am really pleased to report in addition to the updates from Scrumpy, that Mylo has fitted into his new family really well and has already got his little paws under the bedcovers (no surprises with a Marchstone Labrador really….they like to be comfortable!). Mylo slept Melvin style last night !!! This made me smile enormously!
We started the day with six, come early afternoon there was five puppies then by 5pm we only had four pups left.
A favourite picture of the day:
The update for end of the day…
Whoever said I cant keep a secret….they are wrong!!!! As I can ! and here is the proof….Mylo’s owners (blue pup!) have come to collect their little boy and I was able to reveal a lovely surprise for them. A Cilla Black moment – I almost said Surprise Surprise!! Anyway…… the surprise was that the puppy had been paid for by Nick’s Dad when little Mylo was only 10 days old!!!
It was really lovely to see the look of sheer disbelief when I said I had some good news for them, I dont want your money and in fact we owed them some money!!
Thank you to Nicks Dad for such a wonderful wedding gift, and we all at Marchstone wish Nick and Fay a very happy life together with their daughter Rosie and new addition Mylo.
Good luck Mylo in your new home - remember the pep talk!
I have heard back from Scrumpy’s owners (pink puppy) and she has been very good so far, a little unsettled in the night, but I think she will be fine tonight (have faith!).