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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Short back and sides...

     Being slightly tired of un-twiddling brambles from Bramble's rather long and unkempt ears and other extremities every time she detours off the trail of late t'was high time to have the Bear trimmed. A quick text to Nicky, the lovely woman who bred Bear, and all was arranged. So yesterday we headed for Beaston and a chance for Bear to catch up with her mum, sister and nephew. Always makes me take a step back when pulling up at Nick's as her home nessals right under Beaston Castle which is home to a breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons.




     As usual we were both made to feel welcome with tea for moi and chews for the Bear. Pretty soon, after the initial excitement of meeting her doggy family, things settled down and the family portrait was taken by yours truly... 


Left to right... Sister Alice, Bear, Mother Milly and Nephew Albert. 

     It's a joy to see them together, and also it makes me realise that Bear needs to up her muscle growth and lose some weight to complete with these working relatives. Nicky soon had Bear shaved and she does look rather cute for it. 




I will let you know if Bramble is now Bramble proof, till then take good care of yourselves. 

John 
 

14 comments:

  1. Of course she is..... It's in her blood my good man.

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  2. Did Bear recognise the others as 'family'? I've always wondered what Monty would think if he met up with his five brothers. Sadly this is not possible, so I'll never know.

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    1. Yes, I believe she did Cro. When she meets other dogs her reactions vary from from submissive to indifference but hear it was visible welcoming and enjoyment as she emmersed herself in the family pack.

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  3. Lovely family portrait! X

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    1. Mmmmm it took several treats and a lot of patience to get all for to be still for a moment.... bloody spaniels for you!

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  4. Love the family picture, John. See Magnum are playing Buckley (North Wales) this month? Why can't they visit Cork or Kerry?

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    1. Lucky to get that picture... Ever tried keeping four spaniels still? I know about magnum, think I'm bleedin working though unless I can get a swap.

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  5. Bear is and will always be adorable, even caked in mud with brambles in her hair xx

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  6. She looks so happy on that photo. Jake always gets bits of brush and pine needles in his ears. I agree it can be a pain picking them out :)

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    1. I can't understand how she can hop off and back onto the trail in a matter of seconds and it then takes me a good five minutes of twiddling stuff out of her hair! Going to leave it in next time you see if I don't!!

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  7. Oh I so love her. We have two female Springer grand-dogs and a new red male Labrador grand-dog. They have such fantastic personalities.

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    1. Thanks Dc, she certainly is a star hopefully she'll have a playmate of the canine variety before too long

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