Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Living with a log

If you have a log you have a friend for ever. Remember a log is not just for Christmas, a logs for life!
Spotty loves his log, it goes where he goes!

Monday, 30 July 2012

It wasnt me!

Bella is settling in to the "routine" at Rock HQ and it wasn't her that dug up the flower bed in front of the aviary. No. It was another Berner who looked just like her.
More news today on the repatriation of a class member of 2009, all we need to do is agree timetable and it would seem he will be on his way. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Yeah but its a dry heat!

Rocky has taken over where Spotty left off in the lets dig a nice cool bed and trash the helipad game.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Bella has landed!

We have been expecting Bella, from the class of 2010, to come to HQ for her holiday for a while now. In fact it featured in conversation this week, along the lines of not heard when Bella's coming have you? So it was a nice surprise that she arrived today. Actually we did get a bit of warning, Hayley her owner emailed a OMG I thought I had sent this email with dates in, argh here it is, but as ever there is always room for another Berner here at anytime. Bellas a lovely girl, currently she is telling the boys who is in charge, and its not them!

Friday, 27 July 2012

One step closer

Here's Reba, on the right, with the class of 2009, from the back WooZah, Spotty and Bliss. Rebas just been told that another of her kids has taken one step closer to coming back to HQ. She looks happy!

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Spotty trying to cool off on the helipad. Big dog. Big mess!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

On Guard?

Chester and Lucy guard the picnic.
Or do they?

Cover story

Reba looking after my new magazine, I can have it when she has finished with it.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Keep in touch

 One of the joys of owning Berners is keeping in touch with all our pups, so we have from time to time heard from all of the pups raised at Rock HQ from the classes of 2009/10/11, some regularly, some once or twice a year.
 Through emails, letters, cards, pictures and visits we have been reassured by our choice of owners and the caring homes given to our pups. Today we heard that one of the class of 2009 has had a change of circumstance and so we are hoping to get him back to HQ soon. The Manx chapter of the Dolyhir clan has already been contacted for advice on transporting dogs long distances and hopefully we will make some logistical headway tomorrow.
Like we say to all our owners, keep in touch, and if you ever have any reason why you cannot give your Dolyhir Berner a forever home, let us know and we will make up an extra bed for them at Rock HQ.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Hot stuff

 Spotty helped me get our naughty pony back tonight.
 The complete change in the weather and increase in temperature made it hot work, Spotty took cover while I caught up.
 He also took advantage of the cold drinks left around.
I had to wait until I got home!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Big soft head

Reuben striking an appealing pose.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Berner driver

Molly and Elf went back to their northern kingdom today so as long as all goes well, and it should after the phenomenal effort from Rocky, there should be more clan members in 9 weeks!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Take me to the river

 Spotty having an early bath in the local river, helped by Poppy and Holly the pathetic trievers

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Big girls don't cry! (A modern love story part 4)

Reubens has apparently his head turned by Bliss' little sister Elf who is here on her holidays.
They have been spending their time playing rough and tumbles, all innocent, but very dirty fun.
But Reubens had his eye on another Bernese beauty and they almost got away with it.
WooZah and Poppy look on in shock, "I'm not telling her" mutters Poppy.
Bliss trots up, "Hi, wheres mum and Reuben?"

To be continued..................

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

House rules!

No barking, No peeing in wellingtons. No chewing footwear. No chewing things that don't belong to you. No chewing.
Oooops. Sorry forgot. Elf got told off for breaking all of the above between 3.30 am and 6 am. She was well and truly in the dog house. For about ten minutes. How can you be cross with a Berner?

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Flat out

 Rocky flat out after finally getting a tie with Molly. The poor lad has been banging away dusk til dawn for the last week, off his food, seldom leaving her side except when dragged away to give them both a breather, totally committed to getting on with the job he has been almost relentless. We were beginning to wonder if she was going to take (bit of a big girl, too many munchies if you know what I mean!) but Rocky is a determined soul, a bit like The Terminator, onc he starts you cannot stop him,  and tea time today after they had been busy at it he finished the deed. The tie was over 20 minutes and when he eventually escaped he dived under the trailer and got his breath back. Poor lad.
Molly looks happy though!

Monday, 16 July 2012

The morning after the night before (a modern love story continues part 3)

 Reuben was slow to get up this morning, he had had a restless night, something or someone on his mind.
 Reba was very preoccupied and thoughtful.
 Elf immaculate as ever greeted Reuben with a smile,
 he couldn't help himself and blew a kiss as she went to breakfast.
 "We need to talk" she whispered in his ear, "Not now" he barked.....
but someone was listening!

To be continued......

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Love on the rocks (a modern love story continues)

 Reuben has forsaken Bliss and devotes his time to impressing Elf.
 Elf's chaperon Molly is otherwise engaged with Rocky.
 Bliss throws herself in front of Elf begging her not to take her man.
 Reba, the clan matriarch is keeping very quiet all of a sudden, in fact she looks guilty.
While Reuben is looking very pleased with himself.

To be continued...........

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Class of 2010

Harry looking picture perfect!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Wheres the pinger?

We like Berners on their hols to relax and enjoy them self at Rock HQ so despite the muddy paw prints we dont mind Elf sitting on the back of the sofa watching TV. Hogging the remote control though...thats a different matter!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Work mates

Rocky came to work with me today, he often does if I walk in, hes a welcome distraction in a busy office and visitors love him. Today we were unexpectedly joined by Preston a 21 year old beagle. He moves fast for his age!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Little stunner

Another pic of Toby, a perfect pup!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The eternal triangle.... a modern love story

 He was young, dashing, ruggedly handsome,
 she was new, exciting, strangely familiar, alluring.
 He was in danger of having his head turned, he had already promised himself to Bliss, and yet.....
 Elf, she was so beautiful, her eyes bored into his soul.
 Decisions. Whatever he decided someone was going to be hurt, he sought guidance, he wanted to do the right thing. He was a good dog.
 The clan matriarch, Reba, advised caution.
She could see her little girls heart was breaking. Or was it jealousy?

To be continued..........

Monday, 9 July 2012

Simply the best

 Regular visitors may remember a while back the birth of this big lad, Toby. He is a pup from Lucy and Rocky.
 Lucy had to have an emergency c section and had two very healthy boys, but things started to go a bit wrong, the one puppy died unexpectedly and Lucy got an infection from the c section and nearly died.
 Thankfully after buckets of TLC from Gina and family Lucy pulled through and Toby grew, and grew,
 and grew into the best Berner pup we have ever seen.
Perfect in every way. Just like his Dad!