wolf dog webcam

15th April

Sunday went really well with the cleaning Shelly has started helping out when Kate is off.
The dogs are not so easy to get in if there is someone else here, so if I get them in and out and Shelly cleans in a different area it works well, this will help out a bit, but not so good when people are viewing dos and I need someone brought in from the field.
Monday morning was a very wet day as expected, the morning exercise was shorter than usual and dogs had to be moved out of day pens into inside kennels with deep straw to dry them off.
I did the first few hours then popped out for a couple of hours to see my niece and her family as they had come over from Germany for Easter.
When I got back I did some catching up and then spent a little time sorting things out in the house before visitors arrived to see Steels pups.
All the dogs were fairly fed up with having to spend so much time in.
I spent time with each group so they did not feel like they were just in and bored.
Unfortunately I have run out of Hide chews so they didn’t have anything interesting to chew and play with while they were stuck in.
It was very bad timing as people wanted to view pups at 3.30, I would not normally have anyone in at this time of day as it interferes with the start of evening feeding and dogs going out for their last run.
This meant a really late finish which was not something I wanted with wet dogs coming in late, I didn’t finish until 7 pm outside, I had to cancel going out for dinner as the table was booked for 7 and I had no chance of getting there before at least 8.
Tuesday morning was a nice start then some heavy showers and windy.
We had to finish in reasonable time as Luna’s owners were coming to have a chat and pick her up.
I went to get some dog stuff and shavings for the kennel floors.
One of the new owners for Steels litter came to visit.
We had a labradoodle pup leave.
Kate had stayed all day so we could get some extra jobs done and then we were going to go out with Lobo and C but by the time we finished it was nearly 7 o clock.
Wednesday morning was busy as we had Hannah coming to groom the house dogs and I gave her some help were possible.
First thing in the morning I saw a lot of hair in Idaho’s kennel I could not make out where it had come from as it was not quite the right colour for her it was a little too grey.
Kate put Lobo’s group out and came rushing back in looking a little shocked, she said Lobo has cut the very end of his tail, knowing that he only has hair at the very bottom of his tail my first thoughts were oh no.
She brought him back in and we had a look at the tail, it was not hard to work out what had happened, Idaho had got hold of his tail from under the door and shredded parts of it.
We moved Lobo to his own pen were he only had a bench and nothing that could encourage an infection, he had a double dose injection of antibiotics and a rimadyl to help with the pain.
I spoke to the vet and he has an appointment for Thursday morning.
Knowing that Chani is being picked up by pet transport with a friend of mine to travel up to Yorkshire at 8 am and then Lobo in the vets for 10 am we are looking at a very hectic morning.
C will be moving into a big cage in the lounge for a while as Lulu’s pups are going to be having her 2 metre pen in the office as they need more space.
Hannah did well with the house dogs she nearly managed to do Rupert on her own which was good as he is not keen on anyone else clipping him.
The three yorkies have been bathed and tidied up.
Bon Bon the parti poodle has had a trim and bath.
Thursday morning we had an early start, Chani went off to her new home; she had a long drive but seems to be settling in well.
Lobo went to the vets and had to have half of his tail amputated, he has come home all bandaged up to keep it clean.
He will be staying in the house and pen 1 down the bottom until it has all healed up and the stitches come out in 2 weeks’ time
After we had finished we went and picked lobo up and then off to cash and carry for dog food and treats.
Kate stayed so she could be here with Lobo.
Friday morning Jo our new girl started she spent part of the morning with me and the rest with Kate.
The idea is to have two people working in separate areas so the dogs get a gradual introduction to new people and they will find it easier to learn without the pressure of dealing with so many different characters of dogs in such a short space of time.
Michelle came over for the day and after we had done most of the morning we went off to sort some things out and went for breakfast.
In the afternoon we got the pictures of Steels pups and the new labradoodle pictures for the web site.
We went out in the field with each group and got a few more pictures then came and got all the feeds ready for the evening.
Michelle helped me to get everyone finished before she went home to do her own dogs.
I spent the evening on the computer loading pictures and doing paperwork.
Saturday morning Wendy and Brian came down to trim back the rest of the hedge so the electric fence does not short out.
Jo came in as Kate went off to see her mum with Lobo for the day.{ I thought it was for the day}
The last couple of months Kate has had good and bad days, she has been very upset with things at home and not really been coping well, so when Jo came along this was going to be good as Kate could spend more time with her family.
Unfortunately Jo’s arrival was probably too late to help Kate have time to sort herself out and decide if she was staying up here with her boyfriend and his family or going back home to her mum.
Unlucky for us Kate has decided to stay with her mum,, she could also be trusted to be left alone when I was out or away..
It’s a shame because when she put her mind to it she was good at her job and had a caring side with the dogs.
The dogs are going to find the change with having to find new staff very tough for a while.
Animals need so much consideration and understanding especially the wolf dogs, they are unsettled by change at the best of times.
Brian got another side of the hedge completely cut back today, then put some panels around the bottom of the fence in the garden to stop the little dogs getting out.
After a 5.45 am start and a friend came to look at a couple of the older dogs in the evening I had an 8. 30 finish.
This will be something to look forward to for a while.
Now it will be back to interviewing idiots that think this is all about cooing over puppies, they fail to realise that this is an extremely demanding job.

Steel pups


Steels pups


Steels pups


Steels pups


Steels pups


Steels pups


Steels pups

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