Friday, 31 January 2014

Living on an island

 and Reba
 decided to "help" me fill in the lake in the lane
 they were careful not to get squished by the tipper
 and keen to explore the island
making sure I didn't skip on the amount of stone used.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Happy days

Preston the ex beagle on the summit of the Bonsai Mountain with Spotty and his new friends, Buddy's mum and dad. I would have put a great picture they sent of Buddy sending his condolences but readers of the TFTR site will know of the rise of the machines and understand that the inability to download pics is not due to human incompetence but due to technogremloids mucking about in the matrix. When normal service is resumed I will share the pics.  

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Not a Berner thing

This is Preston, unlike a Berner, a dog blessed with a longevity gene, aged 23. He crossed the rainbow bridge today, his swan song was to wake the household at 3.30 am to let us know he was hanging on in there, he refused breakfast and died this afternoon on my coat in his bed. Its almost impossible to be sad about this, he lived a fantastic life, loved the outdoors, hated rides in the back of the air-portable  Land Rover we used to take him to the common in before he came with us to HQ 7 years ago. A unique dog, we will miss him and loved sharing our lives with him (sometimes our food when we weren't paying attention) so we say farewell to a very funny old dog.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

That's my seat!

Competition for sofa space is often fierce.

Monday, 27 January 2014

See how they grow

 Heres Abbie, lying down next to her best mate Ruby. The Reservoir Pups and the Heli Crew are 6 months old now, time flies. Abbie is a heft 26.6 kg and like the rest of the new clan members has a tight perm.
A very happy girl!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

I promise...

I promise not to climb on the sofa when we go inside. Honest.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Its a Berner thing

Its a Berner thing, on a massive scale!

Friday, 24 January 2014

See how they grow!

Misha, a very happy pup, 30kgs of cuddle and tight perm

Braindead Banzai!

Avery flattering picture of Reuby (Northern Dolyhir Clan Contingent) doing a braindead Banzai! Will this be a winner at the 2014 Treasure Hunt?

See how they grow!

Baloo, he's so big now, over 26 kg of Berner powered fun and tight perm to match his clan

See how they grow!

Here's that scamp Oscar, or Oscamp the Dyson, on the left as he left us and on the right 16 weeks later a mighty XLK9 with perm.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

See how they grow!

 This is Tasha 16 weeks ago
Here she is all permed up and weighing a whopping 31kg!

More pics of clan members tomorrow once the gremlin is squished thats stopping the PC linking to the phone.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

It wasn't me

I found this on my phone. Two things. I didn't take the picture and I didn't know you could make a fool of your dog by making him look like he is driving a cartoon car with gubbins in the phone. But our 2 year 11 month old toddler did and can.
At the 3rd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt, June 8th 2014, there will be a photo competition, categories include funniest dog and best Banzai. Get snapping!

Monday, 20 January 2014

A letter from Mr Bo Jangles

Hi Folks It's me again, sorry for not Emailing a blog last week, I was to busy walking and playing around. As you can see I'm fit, healthy and growing by the day, mind I never stop eating but everybody tells me what a good boy I am. Well it was a lovely day today, I wish it was like this all the time, more rain forecast next week though, never mind, soon be spring, Wishing you all a good week. Stay safe & Keep smiling Love, Bo Jangles. X

Saturday, 18 January 2014

No problem!

Spotty the action Berner demonstrating the ineffectiveness of safety gates.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Big Daddy

Here's Rocky in the cauldron, the Big Daddy of the Dolyhir Clan

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Meet Dyson

 Here is Oscar, formerly Mr Green from the reservoir pups, a mighty handsome boy who is affectionately know by his family as Oscamps. All Berners have nicknames, Oscamps is earning the name Dyson at the moment due to his antics that include an ability to reach every worksurface in the kitchen so reaching his treat box which he promptly destroyed, burst and aerosol can of squirty cheese, shredded a roll of pooh sacks, ate a dishcloth, thankfully puked and pooped that out, opened a tin of dog food and licked out nearly all the contents before chewing the tin and has broken out in a tight perm of curls along his back. He is an adorable funny and full of beans dog and his family love him to bits. Even when he has trashed the kitchen.  
And lets face it whats not to love? Hes gorgeous!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

That's my boy

Ritchie has chosen his owner, he rarely leaves rug rat MkII unless its for food.

Look closer

Tasha trying to get in on the act

Monday, 13 January 2014

Tread carefully

The path from the kitchen to my chair requires careful negotiation.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Be prepared

Reba ready to go to the bring your own tree party.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Save us!

Bernese Mountain Dogs being terrorised by a Bernese Mountain Pig. Order was restored by a big telling off and a bucket of feed.

Has he gone?
He's such a boar!

Friday, 10 January 2014

That dull

Berners are not blessed with brain. Tasha proved this today by getting stuck halfway up, or down, the stairs. She for some reason thought it would be a good idea to attempt them, got her back legs 3 steps up and then just stopped, could not go forward, or back. So cried until rescue. She is that dull.

8 June 2014 is the 3rd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Hunt. This will be bigger and better than ever. Treasure hunt, dog show, competitions, pet shop stall, craft stall, country cakes and sweets, a huge paella and of course the obligatory pig roast. Make the date in your diary, tell your friends, face book it, whatever (wevs) and make sure you come along and have a fun day with the Dolyhir Clan. You will also be helping raise money for charity.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Am I bothering you?


Wednesday, 8 January 2014


 Ritchie welded to the sofa.
He has heard how heavy the rain is!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Extra calcium

 On tonight's circuit of the bonsai mountain the girls found hidden treasure amongst the dead bracken.
 The remains of a long dead herbivore.
Which they just could not let go to waste!

Monday, 6 January 2014

Its a Berner thing!

 When I was visiting the great North Clan I was shown this lovely book
 Not sure if you can read the text on the shakey pics
 but its a fab book full of lovely illustrations
 this pic looks like our house!
Heres Rocky and Reba on the landing getting some peace and quiet.

Track this down on Amazon!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Soggy doggies

Wet weather maneuvers above Rock HQ. Booboo and the girls.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Berner Bounce

Spotty the action Berner mid sideways bounce. He did this until he crashed into the skip.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy new cheesecakes!

Running the gauntlet with Tasha and Ritchie.

Happy new year!