Thursday, 19 November 2015

With flying colours :)

I had my annual inspection yesterday for the facilities and care of my dog and cat boarding aswell as my breeding. All aspects are scrutinised thoroughly.

The examiner also focussed on my dog boarding extension which incorporates 20 new, spacious kennels, with underfloor heating and self filling water dispensers. It also has a "wash down" and bedding drying area.

All passed so I now have an extended license and can certainly help out more families by caring for their pets to the same high standards as I always have whenever they need me to 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Collar or no collar

Phoebe and Ruby (my Mum and daughter rotties) we playing and wrestling on my yard as normal. They spend so much time wrapped around each other.

The noise changed to a scream.

I looked out and thought at first they were fighting but no, poor Ruby had got her leg through Phoebe's collar. The more she twisted and thrashed around, screaming the tighter it got around Phoebe's neck. Poor Phoebe's eyes were rolling and she just didn't know what to do.
Ruby was clearly in huge amount of pain and was biting at anyone including my arm (I, thankfully had a thick jacket on)

We managed to release  her by cutting the leather collar off with a stanley knife which wasn't easy as by now it was cutting into Phoebe's skin.

I was convinced Ruby would be off to the vets for repair of a broken leg but NO, once free she ran after our cat.
Phoebe was frightened and ran to the bottom of the yard and it took her a while to come to me

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

All go

The dog boarding extension is coming on really well. I totally trust my builder Jo Allen as he has a great work ethic and does a full days work to a very high standard.

The units should be completed in 2 weeks time then it's under floor heating, electrics and water.

The large runs going into my paddock will be created mid/end of November then, subject to me painting inside the units we are ready to go :)

I do say this is my last project as it is a lot of work and co ordination but we'll see :)

Life is a little quieter just now as half term is over and not too many people are away.

On a personal level, I am missing my middle son although my youngest and eldest are being very good (not helpful as that would be just too much for teenage boys:))
It is odd with just the three of us in the house and he would chat with me too
He'll be back at Christmas which will be lovely.