PUPDATES!

Clodagh has become a mum!  And what a Yummy Mummy she is!

Four perfect and precious puppies were welcomed into the world during the wee small hours of 5th June 2021. 

 

In order of appearance: one brindle girl, one brindle boy, one wheaten boy; and one blue boy.  Clodagh is the star of the show.

Sky is delighted to become a grandma and is intrigued by the new arrivals.

The washing machine is on a permanent towel wash.  And I am spending much of my time in the Puppy Pen, transfixed.  I may be suffering from cuteness overload!  

 

Plenty more photos and Pupdates to come. 

James Cabourne | FILM PRODUCER, NEVIS & ST KITTS

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Puppy Love

We are two weeks old!

 

Clodagh's babies grow more tubby and cuddly by the day.  One brindle boy in particular seems to have mastered the art of feeding whilst asleep.  We suspect he may well have started life a day earlier than his siblings.  Mind you, they're catching up with him fast.  All the puppies are a good size and weight.  And all are hitting their milestones with impeccable timing, from birth (due date the 5th of June - tick) to opening those beautiful baby blue eyes (two weeks to the day - tick).

We hope this co-operative attitude continues!

Clodagh has a kind of glow about her.  She emanates maternal love.  She has enjoyed a few excursions in the garden; and now takes a break on the sofa in between feeds.  I remain in awe of her.

Grandma Sky has been allowed to put her nose into the Puppy Pen, which she did with a wag of the tail.  I'm sure the familiar scent and sound remind her of her own precious litter, which she doted on.

 

More photos and Pupdates to come. 

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Two Weeks Old

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We Are Weaning!

Clodagh's puppies are almost five weeks old.  How time has flown by.  I wish it would slow down a bit.

We are weaning!  And what a wonderful, messy time we are having.  Mum is still first port of call, but the Fab Four are gradually eating more from their own bowl.  

 

The Puppy Pen is also now a Play Pen.  We have increasing bouts of hyperactivity - which is just joyful - especially when Mum gets involved.  She is so gentle and playful with them all.  Many blissful hours have been spent in the thick of it, with four greedy, inquisitive mouths sucking at my fingers and clothing as I administer cuddles.  When they fall asleep on your hand mid-suck, they steal a piece of your heart.  Forever.

What a rare privilege it is, to watch a Glen of Imaal terrier take shape.  The puppies are already developing a classic front-heavy stature, with enormous paws and that magnificent head of a hound.  Brindle boy's coat is starting to lighten, whilst his sister remains beautifully dark.  They are all exquisite and extraordinary.

 

Any human proximity to the Puppy Pen is greeted with a gleeful yelp of delight and a waggy tail.  Glens are naturally gregarious and affectionate.  They want to engage and interact with you.  They are hardwired to form a human bond.  And only a human can cock it up...

 

Sky continues to be fascinated by all the activity and has now met a couple of the grand-pups.  I can't wait until we are all out in the garden together.  Hurray for a summer litter!

 

More photos and Pupdates to come. 

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Here Comes Trouble!

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