Monday, 31 May 2010
But that is not the end of the whole episode. Apparently, when my brother and the vet went to put Candy, the mare, out of her misery, they decided to give her till the morning to see how she was as she had deteriorated no farther. In the morning my brother really expected her to be lying dead.........but no!.....the discharge from her nostrils had ceased and she seemed marginally better. So she had a reprieve. Last night we saw her far over the field, not looking exactly in the pink but raising her head when she heard a noise and she is eating, albeit not voraciously,and moving about, and seems to be slowly gaining strength. The vets are puzzled as the symptoms were very similar to that of the dreaded grass sickness, but not exactly so.
Here's hoping she keeps on improving.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
The judge, Liz Anderson (Northlyte) cuts the cake at the 50th anniversary Championship show of the Scottish Papillon Club.
Spencer came home with an armful of prizes after winning Best Veteran in Show, but none of my other dogs were placed.
What a difference a day makes (and a different judge!) On the Sunday Swallow (Meerwings The Swallow Tale by Pyatshaw) won the Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate at the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show.
Young Maisie,(Craigaber Timewatch) won the Minor Puppy Bitch class at the S. K.C.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Never a truer saying than "Them that have stock must bear losses".
Monday, 17 May 2010
while Swallow prefers a seat
Roley just sits and thinks
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
We'd driven over to the farm, impatient for the arrival of the Clydesdale foal. "No, nothing yet, but I'll take you up to see the mares. They're at the top of the field, the only thing is, the pick-up is being repaired so do you think your car will go up there?" Chic muttered something under his breath. Best not knowing what! But we did make it, with some spinning of tyres and sliding about.
Big brother with his two Clydesdale mares, Candy and Amy.
A fed-up mare-in-waiting, Candy, now three weeks overdue.
The car has an easier time on the downward journey.
This rather bleary photograph is of the Clydesdale and his owner who won 1st prize for harness and decorations at the Scottish Highland Show several years ago. (The photo was taken of the photo behind glass.) The old fella sold these decorations to my brother who had been looking for a set for several years. They were all carefully stored, packed in boxes and he said it had taken him five months to make them out of wire and wool and some dressmaking bits and bobs.
Some unadorned harness, the huge collar or "brechum" as we called it (I only ever heard the word and have never seen it written so spelling is dubious), and the haimes, which are fastened around it, are hanging. (Disregard the pink elephants flying up the wall!)
A front view if the cart saddle with the decorations placed in position for the photo.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Maisie, Craigaber Timewatch, did me proud by being placed 2nd in her class. Swallow, Meerwings The Swallow Tale by Pyatshaw, made the short-list but failed to be placed in the end. The judge was Miss Ann Sommerfield.
Monday, 10 May 2010
Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed, Papplewick Pretty in Pink at Adinaken, shown by Jennifer Smith and Owned by mother Kathy.
Post Graduate Bitch winner, Calajoy Could She Be Magic (Mrs J Joyce)
Another Scottish bitch, Calajoy Silver Lining, (Mrs J. Joyce) VHC in Open Bitch.
Denemore Life of Reilly for Cantoverde, (Miss Lanson) unplaced in Minor Puppy Dog.