Monday, 30 April 2012

Not my crib!

Bliss trying out the MKII Lamb shelter, she wasn't impressed.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Deep Thought

Rocky having a thoughtful moment on the hayledge

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Its all a blur!

High speed tail action from the Rockmeister!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Rolling in it!

Bliss and Reba getting a good coating

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

They might be giants!

Kobe meeting a giant dog, Rocky meeting a giant calf.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Balancing act

Reba and Bliss, two legs good, four legs bad routine.

Monday, 23 April 2012

A reminder

Here's the Rockmeister posing against a backdrop of the Bonsai Mountain which will, as will the track he is on, feature heavily in the 1st annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt on the 10 June 2012. You are invited and we would like to see as many of the clan, or members of other clans at the gathering, the walkabout and the pig roast. Starts midday, food from around 4pm on. Lets hope foe good weather and a large turnout! And lots of sausages. We should have plenty of them as we have one or two pigs!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sloppy sitter

This is Bliss, she has perfect hip scores, not that you can tell by the way she sits so sloppy. If sitting is too tiring then lying down is an option.

No movement until dinner.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Bit of a plank

When doing woodwork/DIY the last thing you need is a helper

like Spotty who sees all things wood as a challenge as so helped himself to

this vital bit of plank. Last seen heading off up the Bonsai Mountain.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Birthday Boy

Its hard to believe that this handsome chap is two years old today and has been with us for nearly as long. We are hoping that this year Reuben will father a litter with Bliss, Rocky and Reba's daughter.

I think Reuben was hoping that for his birthday dinner

pork would be on the menu!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Its raining again!

So I'm all wet and muddy, just wait til you see the state of the sofa!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Better than telly

Reuben and Bliss fascinated by the goings on in the sheep shed

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Keep your distance

Rocky keeping a close eye on me but staying a safe distance from the pork in the pig pen.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Hearing problem

I said put the logs in the back of the car, Rocky misheard me.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Distraction techniques

Reba trying to get my attention

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Camera shy

Oh No!
He's out with the camera again, taking pictures for the DBMD 2013 calendar, I must try and get on Aprils page.
You took a picture!
Not fair!
I wasn't ready!

Top dog!
That's me!
I got a lot to smile about!

Let me help!

Wow! Dad's up to something! Looks great whatever it is! I can help! Really I can help!

I'm here! Let me help!

Me me me! I can help! Look at me I can help!

I don't think he wants me to help! Boring!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Take point

Aunt Montana is usually found bringing up the rear when we are on patrol. For some reason in the woods she likes to take point.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Welcome to our world!

Lucy is a very happy mother of twins

both big Berner boys

Rocky is very pleased to have two more clan members!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Generation Game

Rocky and his son Spotty (front)
Molly may be having pups as I type so fingers crossed that she is OK

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Happy Dogs

Big grins from big dogs!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Slip sliding away!

Spotty having the time of his life playing in fox scat. The music is a training tune I use for the BBMC, you can just about hear it over the hurricane.

A very happy dog. Smelly. But happy.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the Dolyhir Clan. No news on Lucy's pups other than they are still eagerly awaited, she is a fine healthy Berner so all should be well. We took some of the magnificent seven around Worzel Wood again today and here's the clan top dog having a cold one from the river. Its not looking good, this river dried up last year and at this time of year it is usually flowing over the concrete ford on Rocky's right.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Birthday Bonanza!

Its the birthday of Rocky and Molly's litter. A year ago today four big beautiful Berners made their way into the world and we were lucky enough to be sent pictures of two of the "pups" today. The top one is Barney, a very handsome boy who takes after the Dolyhir Clan by having the same hobby, rolling in smelly stuff, while below is the Budmeister, Buddy boy. Hopefully we will see at least one of these great specimens at the first annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt 10th June 2012, here at The Bonsai Mountain.

Let me help!

Every day I load up a huge white bag, the type that 750kgs of feed is carried in, stuffed with hayledge, a cross between hay and silage (pickled grass) and drag it up the lane to the herbivores. Usually it doesn't take too long. Today it took ages as Dotty Woo decided to help me.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Final countdown

This is Lucy, a lovely girl who got down and dirty with Rocky February. Which means her owners could have a very busy Easter weekend. As soon as we know we will tell you. Fingers crossed all goes well. Good luck Lucy!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Climate change

We had joy we had fun

we had seasons in

...the suns gone...hurrah for snow!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Birthday Boys

Glenn and the Budmeister, best buddies, good cake! Happy Birthday!

Monday, 2 April 2012

slowly slowly

Aunt Montana making her way home, very slowly.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

In contrast

In contrast to yesterdays agility demonstrated by Reuben as he got out of the sheep pen, Aunt Montana needs a bit of help to get out of the pig pen!