Thursday, 31 March 2011

I'm not moving!

Reuben refusing to get out of the waterhole

Fire spaniels

Someone has set a fire on Bonsai Mountain, the eastern side has turned black, the Berners wondered where all the gorse bushes had gone.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Gathering of the clan

Bliss, Aunt Montana, Reba and Rocky Joined by WooZah on the green rope and Spotty stood watching. Only one missing. Reuben cooling off.


Leading the way up Bonsai Mountian.

Hot dog

BBMC trek tonight and after the Magnificent Seven plus Poppy the pathetic triever drink their fill from the rock pool on top of the Bonsai Mountain, Reuben decides to cool off by sitting in it!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Show stance

Rocky showing his pedigree

Monday, 28 March 2011

Birthday Berners

Here's HPD, or Harvey Puppy Dog, from the class of 2009 on his Birthday. The first 8 Dolyhir Berners were two years old on the 24th March.
Unlike HPD ours didn't celebrate with a nice walk and a peaceful rest under a Berner bush and most importantly staying clean for his lovely owners.
No, ours did the usual chasing of asthmatic rabbits, rolling in fox poo and finding stagnant ditches to sit in. Bless.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Father and son

Rocky and Spotty, father and son at five ways crossing. Spotty does have a better name, he is Dolyhir Tropic Thunder but he prefers Spotty!

Offas Dyke Path

I took the boys up onto Hergest Ridge this evening, making the most of the fact that British Summer Time has returned. Spotty posed under the recently repaired finger post marking Offas Dyke, it seems like a long time ago since the Great TODO (The Offas Dyke Ordeal) when I walked all 186 miles in six days.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Wheres Reba?

Berners like to stay close to their owners at all times.
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Friday, 25 March 2011

Big lads

Rocky and Reuben take a break in the lane

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Rocky showing how close Berners like to be
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Whats happening!

Precious little is happening on the lambing front so I wasting valuable time watching fat ewes burp and belch and refuse to give birth. Reuben and the rest of the Dolyhir Clan try to gatecrash the lack of action.
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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Bunny face!

Rocky sticking his nose in!
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Now look! Dougal! Concentrate! One of those Berners isn't small, its just far away, small, far away.
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Monday, 21 March 2011

Off the beaten track

With Poppy the pathetic triever leading the way we went off the beaten track to where the Trolls live at the top of the Cauldron.
As it was daylight we were safe from trolls, but the path was interesting at times.
A test of agility, footwork and bravery!
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Sunday, 20 March 2011

The descent

Never quite sure whats going on behind me as we descend the Bonsai Mountain so I pointed the camera over my shoulder
and caught the Berners and Poppy the Golden Retriever following almost single file!
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On parade

The Berners line up ready for the trek up North Face Gully
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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Its a mystery

How Rocky fits all this in his mouth!
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Friday, 18 March 2011

On Parade

The BBMC training has plenty of photo opportunity. So as I toiled up the slope of the Bonsai Mountain n the "Long Haul" side the Berners showed off their formation lying down routine, from the left Rocky, Reuben and Bliss. Spotty is the Berner reviewing the parade.
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Thursday, 17 March 2011


Auntie Montana sitting pretty
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Getting bigger

Here's some pics of Lyndon's pups, his lovely girl Berners Sally and Rocky have given rise to these lovely pups.
A lot bigger than the last time we saw them, perfect markings.
And we heard from Molly's mum Leanne today, telling us that she thinks Molly is now seven weeks pregnant. So the clans getting bigger!
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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Over under

The magnificent seven demonstrating their fence techniques, except for one, Boo left behind. Poor lad!

Monday, 14 March 2011

A clean sweep

Heres Spotty playing in the Cauldron, and just to make his life more interesting he has stolen the broom. Again!
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