Have just discovered that there were no photos of my second litter on this website. Found some! Sunny’s second litter, such a lovely bunch. Includes Symi, one of my favourite pups ever. And the absolutely beautiful Lyra, only girl with 7 brothers.
I hope you and the family are well and are looking forward to the latest litter in November. Here is a recent picture of our boy. Literally every time we take him out he receives cuddles and compliments, and of course, he just laps it up!! He is still the centre of our lives, at least until the newest addition of our family is due in early September. We have plenty of pictures and videos of Spoons, so if you want any for your collection, then just let us know. He is a clever, happy, playful and gentle boy, and we still worship the ground he walks on!!
Much love, Graham, Heather, Spoons and bump.
Well done to Tracy and Dentbros Jack of Diamonds (Copper). They attended their first competition on Sunday 14th April 2013 and came away with two wins! Because Tracy has already worked her other dogs successfully, she had to start in the 3rd level class, Novice. She and Copper won this class and went on to win the next level, the A class. We are all now excited to see what this clever boy will achieve during the rest of the season. How long before he catches up with his big brother Tod, who is competing in B and C classes this year? Good luck to them all xx
lt sounds as though this litter have celebrated their birthday in style! They also seem to have turned out quite well, as you can see from the comments that came with the photos:
“Have sent you couple of pics of Symi. I do not know where the time has gone. He is a gentle and loyal dog loved by all. He loves the snow!! We celebrated his birthday at school. We all had biscuits and watched a slide show of pics taken since March.”
“Attached are a few photos of Pippin and his first experience of the white stuff… He celebrated his birthday by buying myself and work colleagues cake, while he tucked into sausage rolls, very naughty. Pip is still as vocal as he was right back in the beginning, greeting all-comers with a howling hello. He is pretty much the friendliest dog in the area and has turned out to have a wonderful nature.”
“Here’s one we just took of Ollie we’ll try to get a better one of him outside over the weekend and send it to you for the website. He is a lovely healthy and obedient dog who is known by everyone who lives around here and they all adore him. We could not be happier with him.”
“Tog had a lovely birthday playing with his Labrador friends then going to school (obedience) having a long walk. Then a special tea and of course several new toys! How much more fun could a boy want! Until today when he woke up to his first snow how much fun was that, he exhausted himself running around with his friends! He has just had a suckle with his favourite duck and now fallen asleep with his best friend! Tog is as fab as ever… What can I say perfection!”
“Please find attached a couple of pictures of Spoons in the snow. A year has flown past! His voice is developing with more growls, howls and squeaks, he has always got something to say!”
“Attached is a photo of Bertie taken by Stephen in the garden a few days after his first birthday. He is a lovely and very handsome dog! He races about on walks but is sometimes very solemn at home. Mostly a model dog – unlike our elderly collie Rhum!”
“Cant believe this cheeky boy (Copper) is a year old tomorrow! Time has flown by! I’m so pleased with him, he is such fun. :o”
I thought it would be a good time to give you an update on Spoons. Since I last emailed he has achieved bronze obedience award and we are currently working for silver. He was the star of the show during the bronze exam as he was the only dog to do everything first time. He is very easy to train and one of the trainers said we have, ‘Competition standard heelwork!!’ Also, two different trainers have asked me if I am going to show him! I had never thought about it but maybe something for the future. Graham has just trained Spoons to bark on command, which is really fun.
His character has developed a lot over the past few months. He is cheeky, playful and is always up for a cuddle. As you can see in the photos attached, his coat has lightened and is becoming more red. He is so good looking that he frequently gets mistaken for a bitch!
Thank you for letting us see Luna’s pups again, they are gorgeous ! Ora is my favourite for sure so I’m glad you are keeping her.
Attached some pics of when we went to Notley Park with the boys, Copper loves the water. Can you guess who is who?
Just loving seeing your puppies, so cute! Toggle has just done his first Pony Club camp! What more could a boy want than 30 girls and boys to play with all day long? I can’t tell you how good he was, I let him in the tents/ caravans every morning to wake them up and then play all day. Attached is a photo with two of our under 7s, one of whom wanted to swap Tog for her dog (bless).
Take care Sara
Jill sent me this update this week about Symi:
Symi continues to thrive. He is not the biggest border collie, the vet says he will be petite. He jumps in and out of the boot of the car now which is handy as he weighs in at 13.6kg and hefting him up in the boot was beginning to get quite an effort. School is now on holiday and I think he rather misses the pupils as they gave him so much attention. Dog training is progressing, but he would rather spend the time playing with his mate Hugo at lessons than walk at heel! He is now easy to take on a walk and runs his way around the forest chasing the rabbits.
I asked Jill to write a little bit more about Symi in school, as Jill is a science teacher and takes him into school with her each day. This is her reply:
Symi stays in my lab during the day. The children are allowed “Symi time” as they call it for about 5 mins at the end of lessons if they have worked hard, which is usually every time. They know not to tease him and take him out at break times to play with him. He loves the nursery children and next term it is planned to take him into the nursery on a regular basis, but I have held back as being a puppy occasionally he can get over-excited. Without doubt he has had a very positive effect in the school and every prospective parent and child is brought to see him. His favourite group is the y7s. He has also helped when I have had children who feel the whole world is against them and everyone hates them. While they are talking Symi will sidle up to them wanting to be stroked – superb therapy as I can say “see Symi loves you” they then have to agree.
As he calms down and is not so prone to wanting to tear round the school, he will go to other classrooms. He knows the cleaner’s name and will seek her out when I ask him to when we arrive at school. This is true of a whole group of work colleagues and friends.
I know what you mean about leaving the dogs I hate leaving him even for the day.
I hope Luna is doing well
Good Morning Penny,
Glad to hear that Luna is expecting. More stunning puppies in the post!
We are absolutely ecstatic with Spoons!! He is growing up to be such an affectionate and gentle little fella, incredibly sociable and adores nothing more than being around people and other dogs. Whenever we take him out we don’t get far before other dog walkers comment on how handsome he is. In turn he acknowledges all the attention with a string of cute grumbles and squeaks.
Spoons is now in training for his Bronze Obedience Award, which he obviously loves, and we are both looking forward to starting agility with him in the future.
Spoons is playful, intelligent and his antics regularly have us both in stiches!! He trots like a show pony and is already demonstrating he has what it takes to be an agility champion of the future!! We are so proud of him and we can’t thank you enough for giving us such a cracking Border Collie.
We will definitely be asking you for another in the future.
Attached are some recent pictures of Spoons.
Lots of Love
Heather and Graham (Bristol).