June 2019

First June day in our garden

Finally, after several days of cold and rain, the Sun appeared. It would be pitty if I hadn’t taken few pictures. Starring: Jerry, Minion, Donatello a Tessinka.

Maja arrived for grooming

I’m always looking forward to grooming Maja, usualy as she does. She loves all the procedures from bathing thru drying to grooming.

Litter A celebrated  4th birthday

We received nice pictures and a video from Woody (Anniversary Wood Ambershades)

Jerry representing on European dogshow

Jerry and his realization dream team (thank you Vendy, thank you Mom!) were brave enough to attend a European dogshow in Austrian Wels with temperatures reaching more than 35°C. Jerry brought home a VG from an intermediate class, but we’re contented with the result.

Seven puppies born on June 17

This will be the main topic for us for few upcoming weeks…hope not to annoy you too much. More information about litter B you can find here.

May 2019

Dog pack together and a little bit of spring in garden

Just Jerry…His life is still one big game 🙂

BTW, in May it’s been a years since Jerry lives with us…He’s grown up…a little 😀

Daddy and his little girl – both interchampions and multichampions…Not important at all, they’re both very contented garden dogs.

Expecting puppies

Now it’s official. We are expecting puppies after mid-June. All the preparations are culminating, I’m getting nervous more and more. But despite of that we’re really looking forward to little minions <3

I came to visit Alex – the dad of the expected litter. I tried to make some nice pictures, but I made mostly just the funny ones 😀

May weather

The weather in May was really bad here…it was cold and rainy mostly all the month. It was almost impossible to spend some time outside 🙁

Ice hockey world championship

We’re supporting the Czech team at the hockey championship. I mean mostly…Donatello is just loyal to his origins 😀

Greetings from Goldie

Goldie (Anniversary Gold Ambershades) sent us new pictures and greetings. Thank you very much for it and for the care 🙂

That’s all from May, next post will be very probably about the puppies 🙂

April 2019

This April was “a month of our blond girls”. We spent a lot of time outside the house, solving Maja’s plain troubles, resting and we mostly had great time together. There are few pics from our days.

Tess and her own micro bed

I finally understood, why there was a hole in our curtain and why is was getting bigger and bigger 🙂

The girls were hunting a mole

And we were spending generaly a lot of time on the fresh air that was obviously exhausting, as you can see on Mr. Donatello

When Maja found out shes not able to satisfy her endless apetite anywhere else in our home, she ate some horse encyclopedies…

…and some more books, mostly educative ones…And an edge of my bachelor thesis and a diploma… My Mom admited that Maja’s is kind of study type equally as I am 😀

It resulted inevitable to make some protective solution of my libraty:

 

There are our girls in one of many walks by the river Sazava

Rainy Sundays are designed just perfectly for whole-day-stay-in-bed – exactly as Donatello is….

Charlie celebrated the 10th birthday

Selfie with Minion and Maja

I received a wonderful birhtday surprise from a very dear friend of mine Outi from Finland. Thank you very much for it <3

I had to try it on our girls on just next day. There’s Maja on the first pic a both girls on the second photo

As I’m mentioning the gifts, my poodle collection had expanded with two new chocolate poodles

There are few pictures from an Easter Monday from our garden

Donatello cares very carefully of our visits

And in the end, I probably should mention that “there’s something coming up”. You might should look here time to time, there will be an update soon 😉

December 2018

Trip to Prague CACIB

On the first December Sunday we made a trip to Prague CACIB show to show a big dogshow world to Jerry.

First of all, I had to bath and groom a hairy-monster adolescent not groomed for few months.

I was pretty contented with the result, considering Jerry’s back hair had about 5 cm before grooming 🙂

 

Since the last grooming Jerry matured and I must say he’s handsome boy 🙂

I’ve read a lot of hates for this autumn Prague show. The amount of people there was terrible as they made a one day show instead of two days. But Jerry was such a sweatheart! For the first time in this big world and did really well, I think even better than usualy Minion does, as she hates this kind of crowded places.

We were training

Very slightly…we strarted to train for the show ring 😀

Charlie in wellness

Charlie had a month wellness stay in our house. He had trouble with back pain due to his age and a former knee injury that hadn’t been excersized properly. Charlie was practicing hardly twice a day for gaining correct body musculature. In the end of his stay he had a manual therapy. Back home Charlie arrived moving freely and painlessly, thinner and generaly happier and at least five years mentally younger. Let’s see, how it develops in the future.

Jerry best junion male

On Sunday December 16 Jerry participated his first show ever. Trully historical moment. I’ve chosen one of my favourite clubshows – small Advent club specialty with great atmosphere.

Jerry is happy and funny adolescent, there’ll be a lot of work to make our show presentation perfect 🙂 Jerry baited me with ambling but also had nice rings troting properly. Finally was awarded with club junior CC from the class and #1 best junior male all sizes and colours from the finals. Poodles were judged by Ms Alena Kostalova.

Jerry was supported by his elder brother Hurmar and his ownerladies. We’re all pictured below.

We’re also pictured by a pro-photographer:

We really enjoyed this day, except a tragical experience in the hotel restaurant with an international impact. What a shame! The next time I will call for pizza delivery 🙂

I got wonderful christmas gift from our dear Finnish friends. Thank you very much, girls!

Christmas

Our Christmas were very very typical. The girls had a fight right under the christmas tree because of one of the new toys. On the next day we left for some fresh air to the mountains. After couple of years (and even more) we had wonderful white chrismas holidays.

On the way for the mountains we made a stop for a walk and we climbed to ruins of some former fortress.

Cestou na hory jsme si dali venčící mezipřistání a vyšplhali na zbytky nějaké tvrze:

For the rest of the week, we had views like this one…

On every day we had at least one realy big walk trip.

Tess, being five week after the knee ligament surgery, had kind of saving mode. I must it was self-denial for her 🙂 My barking back pack made a lot of smile on other tourist faces 😀

The fresh air realy exhausts 🙂

We had such a nice time <3

The second half of our dog pack on the last day of December made a trip to watchtower Spulka.

November 2018

November has been a creative and also a walking month. Due to the winter time we mostly walk the dogs with a torch after the darkness falls, so during the weekends we did a daylight walks together with a rest of our dog and family pack.

MinionDonatello and Tess had to wait until I clean up our family pub. Then we could walk for the nature. There’s Maja on the second picture watching the village aslo from the pub.

Tessie with broken knee ligaments participated our walks being carried. Thank god she weights only 2,5 kg.

And the rest of them were walking on their own…

We also spent few November afternoons sewing new winter dog jackets, while the girls were wathing the village center from the window…

And there they are… Charlie and Minion in the new jackets. On the second picture there’s Jerry in his new dinosaurus jacket 😀

Mmy shades of amber …

After few months I couldn’t work I started to groom our pack. Finally also Charlie is handsome nicely smelling boy. I must admit he’s enjoing the stay in house a lot 🙂

Tessie’s crucial ligament surgery was postponed for one week later. On this picture she’s one day after the surgery and trying to be a boss of my office. Just typical Tess. In the beginning of December we have an appointment for the control x-ray and then we will have other one and a half moth of a restricted calm regime.

October 2018

Our October was calm and resfull, compared to our active September.

As usual, my best partner for having rest was Donatello, but even the girls did great job 😀

Maja and her typical back-lying positions

But we had wondefull time, no boredom at all!

Girls had prepared a “sponge meal” to herself on evening 😀

Maja “uncommonly” helped me to “clean up” a cake form. It was a little bit not comfortable for her to navigate our articulate house wearing the form over her eyes, but she dit it 😀

I must admit that Maja’s eating habits had affected again the rest of our dogs so I will have to set up some stricter order when she leaves for home. And here we go again in 6 months again 😀

Tha last October Saturday our yorkie Tess jumped down the couch badly and broke the crutiate ligaments in her right knee. No, I’m not joking 🙁

September 2018

Finnish visit

For a half of year Jerry’s elder brother Hurma and his ownerladies moved from Finland to Prague. We met for a walk at Vítkov memorial and looking forward to next walks together.

Jerry

Jerry grew up in a big boy. He’s higher than Charlie is and weighting 26,5 kg.

Girls

Due to heat, we separated traditionaly our homes for girls and boys. Our girls watching the entrance gate.

And this way the’re watching in the living room.

And we also do a regular forest walks all together.

Maja

Maja enjoying last summer days in this year.

Maja is smiling this way everytime when she is in trouble (e. g. when she eats a content of the rubbish can).

Minion

Minion posing after being groomed after almost three months.

Summer (in)activities

July and August was extremely hot and bussy for us. For one side we were limited by Minion’s recovery, on the other side and for the same reason we added some other activities unusual for us.

I must say that a 5 minutes short walk three times a day is really not much. Minion started to behave madly, so did I 🙁 By now we are on 30 minutes walks that’s much better.

As soon as it was possible we started to rehabilitate. It was necessary to explain to Minion that she should start using all the four legs (as usually all the poodles do), despite she doesn’t matter to run on the spare three ones.

Once a week we are going to hydrotherapies.

Three times a day we make at home special exersizes for gaining the muscles again and for learning Minion to use the fourth leg again properly (and not wearing it like a ladies purse).

We go swimming to our azure blue pool, as all the ponds nearby are badly green…

Just when Minion was in heat, we were forced to swim in the pond unless our poodle boys could go crazy…

The good thing is that the bone is grow together right now, so since that moment we should return to a normal activity regime in about sixty days. For the future, it’s sure we won’t be able to continue in agility or coursing, but we’re looking forward to our caniscrooss in our forests 🙂

Minion TTA Surgery

This week Minion had a TTA surgery of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in the knee. The surgery went well and now we have 2 months of absolute calm regime, and weeks of physioterapies and hydroterapies ahead. Please, hold your fingers crossed.

For those who are interested, see the video animation for the TTA surgery:

January News

Spulka lookout tower

On the New Year’s day, we changed our regular plan and instead of Krasna Hora we made a trip to Spulka lookout tower. Despide the muddy route, we had nice time.

Nürnberg CACIB

On the second January Saturday, we travelled to Germany, where the Nürnberg CACIB took place. The poodles were judged  by Mr. Kay Smulczynski. Minon was entered in champion class and awarded excellent 1, CAC-DPK, res. CAC-VDH (after a champion) so we finally finished German Champion. The German champion is generally very hard to get, we did it with 7 CAC certificates 🙂

Holiday

I’ve had some days off on the third January week, so we could make a plenty of walks out 🙂

Visiting Tony

Due to my holidays, I finally had time to make a visit of our “little” Tony (ANNIVERSARY TIN Ambershades) in z Hauserova království kennel. He’s exactly the some lover as his brother Diamond is and very resembles to his dad Charlie. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch any nice pic due to the new smartphone, but I made a funny animation from my attempts 🙂