Thursday, 30 June 2011
Its weigh day for the Fab Four and bets were laid, the results verified and there are surprises in store!
Trojan, the monster pup at birth, hes a quiet sensitive soul, he is now an impressive 4 pound 4 ounces.
Ringo, a thinker (like Spotty!) muscles in at 4 pound 12 ounces.
Snuffie, a feisty one (code for annoying!) an incredible 5 pound.
But the winner this week for overall weight gain is Ikkle, the second born and tiniest pup who weighed a mere 12 ounces 21 days ago is now a massive sumo wrestler of a pup at 4 pound 8 ounces! That's a gain of 3 and a half ounces a day since last week! Pictured above in one of her quieter moments she is the choir mistress of the group, leading the Bernese dawn chorus to welcome the day. She is going to be a real Diva. Lookout Leanne and all at Nunnery Farm!
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Considering its the first outing with his panniers Spotty took to them like a duck to water (he normally takes to things like a fish riding a bike) and as long as he has his security timber hes a very brave Berner.
He is a bit of a doofus dog, taking off after a rabbit, a big no no when we are "working" so I hid in the bracken. I heard him thunder along the track looking for me, and back again, ha, he was learning a good lesson here, he thundered back again and all was very quiet. Too quiet. After 10 minutes of too quietness I gave the Berner Holler that summons the Dolyhir Clan. Nothing stirred. So I set off back along sheepskull lane where I met wonderdog charging towards me, he having retraced his steps all the way back to where he had last seen me.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
A frequently asked question, are Bernese Mountain Dogs good with kids? Well we think so. Do BMD's make good house dogs? Pretty much. Our 6 and foster Berner put together don't cause half the trouble our Gordon Setter used to when in the house. Do BMD's need a lot of exercise? Not really, they do like a run about but mostly they like to be with their owner. And sleep. They like to sleep. Lots.