Monday, 29 December 2008

My official PAT dog!

Finally, after 4 months of waiting, Jed got his PAT dog status arrive in the post today.

Well done Jedders, we are very proud of you!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Here's Jasmine.

She's been home a week now and it's like she was here all the time, Jed adores her, Jasper tolerates her and all is well......

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Jed reaches Gold.

Jed achieved the third and final stage of his canine good citizen award on Tuesday evening when he passed his gold test, he did extremely well and I was very proud of him, especially as he was the only one in the class to pass.

Well done Jed. Here he is with his puppy foundation, bronze, silver and gold certificates.

Monday, 6 October 2008

The half way mark....

Jasmine was 4 weeks old last Wednesday so we all went up to see her on Sunday afternoon, she was beautiful as was her Mom and litter mates, it was hard to make a choice from the 4 little girls but the one that caught our eye didn't stop wagging her little tail the whole time we played with her.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Happy 1st birthday Jed!

My baby turned 1 today, how quickly has that first year passed

Here are a few pictures from the last 12 months.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Look what arrived in the mail....

I belong to 2 really good Labrador forums, Just Labradors and Labradorks R Us, in the 12 months that I have been a member I have made some really good cyber friends, despite being one of the very few English people on predominantly American/Canadian boards.

I had posted a week or so ago about our pup Jasmine, and today when I got home a package had arrived all the way from London, Ontario from Felicia and her yellow lab Henery containing 2 of the sweetest little girl collars.

People are so nice, It was a very kind and thoughtful jesture I thought.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Jasper, Jed and Josh.....

A couple of photo's taken on Sunday.

Jasper soon retired to his position on the sofa when the rugrats started their antics!
These 2 handsome boys were very well behaved...for a change!!

What does a dog have to do for a cookie?

We had coffee and cookies yesterday afternoon when Mark's mom and dad came round.

Guess who else desperately wanted a cookie?

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Some bitter sweet news.

As I said in my last post, I had reserved a chocolate pup for Mark's birthday which was due to be born on Friday 5th September, however, I received an email off of my breeder Jan on Thursday to say that Lucy had had the pups on the Wednesday evening.

She had had 4 bitches, 1 dog and then delivered a still born dog on Thursday morning~:0(

From day one, Jan had said that she had promised first dog pup to a family in the states who had had a lab off her 14 years ago who had sadly died earlier this year, this obviuosly meant that we either had a bitch, or waited for the next litter out of Florence which was due to be sired by Jed's dad, thus giving us a blood brother.

Mark was adamant we should wait for a dog, but I, who has never had a bitch in all of my years of dog ownership, quite fancied having a little girl.

The next day at work we shared about 10 texts each and I finally got my way!!! and Jasmine has been reserved!

I am the only female in our house, so it is going to be great to have another girlie about the place, plus i can't wait to buy some pretty collars!~ she was meant to be for Mark but I think i'll claim her now and get him some spotlamps and a snorkel for his Landrover instead!!

So watch this space, Jasmine is only 3 days old so we have a 7 and a half week wait, hopefully we'll meet her at the half way mark and i'll get some pictures.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Mark's birthday present.

It's a way off yet, but Mark is 40 in November and i've arranged to get him a chocolate lab pup with our breeder.

They are due on Sept 5th and should be 8 weeks around the beginning of Nov.

Jonah our old chocolate boy was Mark's and he misses him terribly so it's time now he had a chocolate fix!

watch out for updates!

Monday, 18 August 2008

A nice tranquil week in the countryside.

Last week was spent at my Mom in law's caravan down in the Golden Valley in Herefordshire, it is such a beautiful part of the world and we had a lovely relaxing week of doing little more than dog walking, much to the pleasure of Jasper and Jed.

As we followed the public footpaths we saw lots of different animals along the lanes.

We also saw these tiny churches and a traditional 'phone box, which are few and far between these days.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

A rainy afternoon walk.

Pauline and Terry brought Josh over this afternoon and we took the pups on the chase for a run.

They loved it and ran their little paws off, it was a nice afternoon despite the torrential down pour!

Jed's first trip to the seaside.

Last Wednesday whilst Jonathan was away at camp for the week with his school, Mark and I booked the day off work and took young Jed to the seaside.

He had a whale of a time, i have added a link to a photo montage to save time in uploading loads of pictures.

View this montage created at One True Media
Jed's 1st trip to the seaside