Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Dolyhir Clan.

2012 was a good year for the clan, Reba had 4 pups, Team GB, Alfie, Reuby, Buddy and Ripley who is still at HQ. We got Bear gifted back to us from the class of 2009 and we have Elf from the class of 2011 here as well. Sadly we lost Aunt Montana who is buried in sight of the Bonsai Mountain but she still make us smile when we think of her.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Numbers game

How many K9's at Rock HQ?

Rocky (2006)
Reba (2007)
Reuben (2010)
Bliss (2009)
Spotty (2009)
WooZah (2009)
Bear (2009)
Ripley (2012)
Elf (2011) Foster Berner

Poppy Pathetic Triever (2005)
Preston Aincient Beagle (1992) yes really!
Missy Cartoon Dog (2012)

Minnie Great Dane (2008)

Lucy a visiting fan of Rocky, another Berner girl.

Sofa space -8

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Dog collar

 Trojan sporting the must have Berner collar accessory, a small human!

Friday, 28 December 2012

Eye to eye

If theres no room on the sofa theres always the back of the sofa. Elf making sure she gets a good seat.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Job done!

Finally the 2013 Calendar is completed and once printed will be with all Dolyhir owners by the end of the first week of 2013. Better late than never!

The Great Northern Warrior

 Trojan, The Great Northern Warrior, had a good Christmas as this picture sent by his owner shows. Trojan, the mighty pup from Rocky and Reba, class of 2011, is a very happy dog and has got over his lino fetish, cured by his owners replacing the floor with a tiled one.
 He does have a serious side.
But like most Berners he prefers to play and likes to show off his ring. Leave it!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

New Chewy Toy

Christmas brought Ripley a new chewy toy.

Monday, 24 December 2012

This ones mine!

Team GB heavyweight Reuby opening the first present of the night. Theres a whole load under the tree waiting for her attention!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Guess who

Lucy is back to see the boys. Its going to be a busy Christmas!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Its not working!

Spotty, aka Dolyhir Tropic Thunder trying to look intelligent stay clean. Its not working!

Friday, 21 December 2012

What a pantomime

This is our lovely Bliss, the phantom pregnancy queen. She also hates the V E T, C A R S, L E A D S, C O L L A R S and S T R A N G E R S. So getting her to wear her collar, walk on a lead to the car, leave car and get in a building full of strangers and vets was a major part of the morning. In actual fact she was well behaved and let the vet shave her tummy so we could see if she was pregnant.
Unless the pups are hiding behind her bladder or lurking above her liver we are pretty sure she is not pregnant. The oh yes she is oh no she isn't is settled. Her fear of cars is also cured, see the talesfromtherock site for a picture!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Close Quarters

Ever wondered how to get two Berners in a boat.
Oliver and Morgan making the most of the living space and treats.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Where did you get that hat?

 Team GB's Reuby
in sensible head gear

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Triple Berner Banzai!!


Monday, 17 December 2012

Best friends

Bear and Ripley are the best of friends.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Lead the way!

 Ripley went for her first walk on a lead today
as did Bear having his first jaunt down the lane since his surgery, he looks a bit wide eyed (and legless) but this is due to hamfisted camera work not any mutation.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Berner Banzai!!!

Not had one of these for a while, this is Maia in a Berner Banzai!
Send us your Berner Banzai!

Guess who!!!?

How much does the lovely Berner the right look like her dad the Rockmeister? She is so like him that I thought this must have been a picture of him. This is in fact Truffles on the left, their owner Susan middle and Rocky Maia on the right. Maia is a pup from Sally and Rocky, sister of Star and Dallas who appeared on the pages a few days ago.

Friday, 14 December 2012

The V E T part deux

 Miranda was converted to an animal ambulance this morning to take Bear back to see the V E T. Once again he demonstrated two things, how well his leg is mending and how much he has in common with goldfish. Total lack of recall until through he doors of the Vets lair. Then he started the tremble mode and sat wild eyed watching for the escape route.
V E T was very happy with Bear, he is at the critical weight limit for this type of surgery, any heavier than 45 kg and metal work would have had to be employed and that would not have been so straightforward. As it is he is putting weight on it, has stopped taking painkillers so stopped hallucinating, and is about to start the the next stage of recovery which is lead walks. Jumping on sofas is not allowed, so the pic above is not him on the sofa. Ripley top top was vet checked and has had her boosters so is now able to go and socialise so the world had better look out!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fast food

 Bliss having a quick sneaky breakfast

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas spirit

 Not sure what they are up to but theres a tree in the lounge that I cant cock my leg on and everything that sits still is getting covered in tinsel.
Bah! Humbug!

Bear getting into the festive fun at Rock HQ.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

12 weeks today

 Team GB 12 weeks old today and here are three pics of Buddy (previously Bradley) taking his
 owners for a walk
before chilling on the sofa.

Monday, 10 December 2012

I can do it

Alfie from Team GB on his first sofa surf

Happy days

Reuby from Team GB on a fun walk with Buddy

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Bed Creed

This is my bed.
There are many like it but this one is mine.
My bed is my best friend.
It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.

Reuby with her bed.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

The Shopping Bag Creed

This is My shopping bag!
There are many like it, but this one is Mine.
My shopping bag is my best friend.
It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.

Friday, 7 December 2012


Ripley teaching Rocky who is boss

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Top Dogs 2

 Heres some pics sent in by Gina of two of Rocky and Lucy's pups
 Toby and Bodge
More top dogs from the top Dolyhir stud!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Forewarned is forearmed

Thanks t JesseJ's mum in the USA we were forewarned that Bear would look like this on return from his 6 million dollar operation (we can rebuild him) I was expecting a small 2 inch wound and hardly any fur missing, instead the poor lads mega shaved and the wound is 6 inches. He is understandably groggy, but quite perky, but if the Tromadol has the same effect on a dogs brain as it did on mine then he will be hallucinating big time, lets hope the one with the bananas falling down the walls into the sea of spiders is one he avoids. Other advice from JesseJ USA was to avoid slippy floors and movement. Rock HQ has nothing but slippy floors and Bear insisted on moving, I only just caught him as he tried to jump out of Miranda. Its going to be a long recovery!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Top dogs!

 Here are two lovely Berners called Star and Dallas.
Both are from the litter Sally had with Rocky. They made some nice pups!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Great Swiss

 Though you might like to see these little monsters.
 Sonja's lovely Great Swiss Elea has had a litter of healthy pups, I think 9 in all
 and this explains why Sonja is a bit tired
 but as the pups are now around 3 weeks old
 she should be able to breath easy and get some kip.
Apart from the noise!

Our Alfies a big lad

 Not sure how heavy but he dents the floor when he lands. Alfie this morning at his forever home chilling out.