Reunion: What do you call a collection of collies?
A family of course! I was thrilled yesterday to see at least one puppy from each of my 7 litters at our Puppy Reunion party. One of my puppy owners had asked if he could come and visit, so I tentatively asked if anyone else would like to come along. Many of them said yes and we ended up with 10 of my puppies, (plus Sunny of course). Oh and Blake and Maya came too, along with all the families.
We started off by having a bit of a run around. Then a dip in the lake. Followed by a discussion with some swans – yes that was you Charlie!
Symi is used to the water, as he goes out on mum and dad’s boat, as well as up in their plane – he’s a well travelled dog.
We started trying to get a group photo. I think a collection of collies is actually called a ‘chaos’ – what do you think? How many can you see in these pictures? Not quite everyone made it…
Can you spot Blake? He has the same dad as Luna, the amazing Wizard, who is also great-granddad to Ounce. so family from another dad. He’s Charlie’s big brother now, lucky boy.
Roxi and Symi – niece and uncle
Black and whites
Roxi is Ounce’s sister. At just 11 months, I can easily see that she is exactly like her mum, Busy. Not just in looks – slight and petite, but also incredibly like her in temperament. Roxi was quiet and unassuming, happy to stick to big sister Maya and her mum and dad. But she loved having fuss from the children and you could see that just like her mum, she would be a brilliant therapy dog.
Symi is from the Poker Litter and to me he looks so much like his mum, Sunny. He has lived a life of such adventure and is a lovely boy.
Love those eyes!
Dexter is Busy’s brother, from the Fairytale Litter – can you see that he has the same eyes as Busy? His older brother Copper (Symi’s full brother) is the same. Dexter seemed to me very much like his brother Jumble, whom I see on a regular basis. Hopefully we can get them together in the future.
Last but not least, we have Chester, Ounce and Roxi’s brother from the Rainbow Litter He is the only blue and white I have bred (so far) and he is looking super. He and Roxi were hard to capture on film, as they are young and busy. They both have some growing up to do, so it will be really interesting to see how they mature.
Yes I do realise it is a terrible photo – you can’t see Busy and Ounce is looking at her sister. Have you ever tried to photograph 13 dogs? But there we have it, from left to right, Symi, Bea, Chester (with Ellie), Dexter, Charlie, Busy, Aura, Luna, Ounce, Sunny, Roxi, Blake and Maya.
How many collies can we gather together if we really try? I have produced 42 pups so far, with all but two still alive. I’m already excited to see what we can achieve at the next reunion. And a big thank you to everyone who made it yesterday. I am so very proud to have bred these fantastic dogs.
I just want to finish by saying that if you are planning a get together in Milton Keynes, I recommend the The Caldecotte as a venue. There is plenty of parking, easy access to walks in all directions. Plenty of seating outside, a play area for the children. The food is not haute cuisine but the chips ordered yesterday looked pretty tasty.
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