Liam and Bill get the dogs ready
Bill and Charlie 2ns in Junior
Jack waits to go in the ring
Ebony with Brian
Jack takes 1st in open dog
then best of breed
Thanks to our Judge Hazel Barnes
Jack was perfect:)
He did everything he was asked
as did Ebony
she is such a good girl
and she took Reserve best bitch
Jack in the group
with the Judge
he moved beautifully
but it was not his day
Charlie and Chance
Woody and Rainy
Dad's got biscuits
Charlie sits to clean her feet of snow
matching leads and collars!
Pickle Ebony and gabby
It's so deep here we need a plough
No we don't follow me
We told you it was deep Morgan
Oh thanks for the warning
This is brilliant fun
How are we going to get through Jack?
come on lets plough a path
there should be a path around here somewhere
we found it lets go
isn't it so pretty up here
hahaha look at you
who is that?
our house is all white too
It's really deep mum
we are flattening down a path for mum
here comes Charlie
they loved the snow
while Charlie went home to daddy
Chance sat down and refused to go in
please mum 5 more minutes!
Rainy and Woody were out next
they searched everywhere
dived in to the snow
crawled through snow drifts
ran up and down the path
but the couldn't find Charlie and Chance
they are in the house...not risking the four of you running down to the loch
we won't mum promise
look how deep the snow is here
and it's cold
it's all in our coats
we met some people on the walk
Then I came back out because they thought the puppies were huge
so when they saw me they were amazed
then we had another run in the snow
I love snow
this is how deep it is
I had to smash all the snow down
so Indi and Megan could come out to play
Megan had her Nellie Boots on
they loved their run
and the view
dad wait for us
Indi wants to get past
here comes Pickle
snow gets in your ears
not if you run fast Morgan
ok here I come
hey that worked gabby
I love running
look Gabby the loch is frozen
we best not go down there
lets play in the trees instead
this is fun
come on Morgan this way
It's so quiet in here
not with me about
You can't see me
it's a lovely crisp cold sunny October day
Morgan is on a mission!
she will be looking for mice!
Artney and Jack have a run around
Ailidh is out with us too
they are all good friends
Jack stops for a cuddle
he is such a happy boy
Bill and Indi
happy healthy hounds
off into the sunset
it was a beautiful day
the colours were beautiful
come on everybody hurry up
Jack the lover
he is off again!
That boy has no manners
time to go
old Megan keeps up with the pack
she is a happy girl
easy Belle you nearly knocked me over
Ebony waits for a stone to be thrown
they love to chase
come on then throw another one
the grass is very high now
they love leaping through it
Gabby and Megan
back up the hill
hey wait for us
the sun is going down fast
it will be very cold soon
Megan always waits for me
It is lovely in the sun
the two old goats
Megan brings some sunshine back with her
time to head home
a last dip
no it's to cold
not for everybody though
I went out too!
see you all soon bye x
Bill and the winning Bribiba team
Precious Pickle wins first in PG
Winning bitch line up includes Bribiba's Country Dancer, Bribiba's Bonnie Lass, Nightwings Wanderin Star over Bribiba and Bribiba's Ebony Moon
Bill with all 4 hounds in the team
Pickle thought it was great fun
come on Ebony it's a lovely day out get up
do we have too mum?
we are already up and out
this is my swing...no it's mine!
we can share it Charlie
no \Wayne get off
don't take my picture she is beating me up
never fight with girls Wayne
told you it was MY swing hahaha
whaaaa it's not fair!
where are the big dogs mum?
no they are not in here
wonder where they went
I think I can hear them
help we are lost in the jungle
how do we get out of here?
mum we are lost
is it this way?
no we cant get out here
Pickle help I am lost
oh I know where we are
follow me everybody
ok lets go
Hello mum I found the way out
I am not going in that garden it's scary
I think we need to do some gardening soon
are you listening dad?
the front lawns are half cut...he did one bit two weeks ago and left the rest
We should get a goat or two...they will eat all this back
yes and Morgan will eat them!
well she didn't eat us!
Shhh my friend Pickle is asleep
Hello everybody I am here
Where is everybody
Maybe they're down here
No their not here
oh there you are
Hi Trudy we were through this side of the house
This is the lounge
Hi Trudy come on through and say hello to everyone
Ollie is so tired after the long drive up
I have a cunning plan
oh oh I sense trouble
It begins...the start of a fun weekend
Oh Golly poor Ollie hahaha
We love him really ..
Trudy said it was not her fault she did try to stop us
Off on a trip up the Falkirk Wheel
It's a canal boat that is lifted up 30 meters
There boat is right at the top and sails off through the hillside
Half way down
Trudy and Gabby had a great time...the Falkirk wheel is dog friendly
Can we come back next week mum
Ollie and Trudy
Back home we are up to no good again
Jean (Our Neighbor) Loves the wolfhounds
Pretty little Pickle
Mum's cuddling Pixie again
what a handsome boy I am
Kat and Ollie painted the decking. Willie painted Kat!
Anybody want to buy a rug?
Pickle loves her Uncle Ollie
Trudy was so pleased to see her Megan mum
The puppies are getting big
Hi Trudy have you got any milk?
Willie got legless!
This picture sums the weekend up to a 'T'
a pile up!
Ollie was spoiled!
he even got his faced washed by Morgan
Kat just hit him with the grapes hahaha
it's quite noisy here this weekend!
Will you promise to come back soon Trudy we all had a great time x
They did get their revenge!!! Hahaha
Outside our back gate...waiting for Fizz
she is so nosy...come on half pint hurry up
sorry Ebony here I com
this is so exciting
lots of exploring to do
she is growing so quickly
Mum I found the biggest water dish in the world
stay close to me half pint don't want you getting lost
ok Ebony I will follow you
I will sneak away while she is not looking hahaha
maybe not it looks a bit scary out there
I am still a little tired after my big ordeal yesterday
and Morgan is such a great mum
so when she offered to help me out
I was so grateful
and so were my babies
while her puppies are all fed and cleaned
she fed and cleaned mine
Morgan you are just an angel
the best mum in the world
and the best aunty
she took all the litter and helped us all out
she deserves a medal
and today I am much better and able to feed the babies myself
but they have had a good start
from a very special lady
thank you Morgan you are the best xx
Kat is staying with us at Betina's in the Cotswolds
We are here for the Irish Wolfhound Club Show
The weather is lovely and we are in a mobile home
5 people and 3 wolfhounds...cosy
can we play in the orchard
this is great fun
just what we need after a long drive
this way Ebony
why are the humans fenced in?
we may just find out later!!
but for now lets just enjoy ourselves
right teddy you are dead
this is wonderful...
.Betina your place is perfect for hounds
and humans..they are having a good time too
can I come in now please
Jack is such a happy boy
come on let us in
Picnic time...tea and biscuits for us
I have washed all the dishes for you Aunty Rose
the drinks are on Kat
It's thirsty work this caravanning
spoiled or what!!
Don't you just love my style...
mmm yes it's a dogs life
trust Ebony to push in
we are thirsty too
The Piddle Inn!!
Mum had a small sherry then went of to bed
there were some beautiful wolfhounds here today
Bill and Gabby in the holding ring
she is such a beautiful girl...Rainbows full sister
Isn't she lovely
all was well till the judge went to her
poor Gabby is still very shy
but she did everything else perfectly....and she was third
an excellent result considering
Ebony and mum next
it's a big class
and a BIG ring
our turn Ebony
That was fun
Ebony was the youngest in her class
and was not placed...but she is a dream to show and we loved it
the team stakes...minus Indi who was left at home...We were third
oh no they are at it again!!
Betina is back from the Deerhound show
her dogs are very well behaved, social and very pretty
emmm and hungry
Rose and the hounds
we are tired today...and we can have a long sleep in the van on the trip home
we had a lovely weekend though thank you Betina and our dear friends it was great
Rose is taking Digger soon....she is the bestest mum...next to ours
Gabby finds a shady spot
Me and Ebony are having a play
come out and play Ebony
time to go home
Digger is out in the puppy run for the day
Uncle Neil and Aunty Helen are here to visit
Digger loves playing with visitors
he is a happy little boy
with lots of kisses in his heart
Paddy has come back to visit too...he is a lovely gentle boy
and he remembers all of us
the girls are all happy to see him
I have never seen him before in my life!
but I know who he is
wake me up when he is going
we have more visitors...Liam and Andrew are here for a week
and they have pinched our pond
and it is such a hot day when you are wearing a duvet!
they wanted to keep cool it's so hot today
Zzzzzzz what do you want mum?
I have a lovely cool spot in here
It's nice in the shade too
Digger plays with Andrew
mum tell him he is strangling me
He is a very gentle puppy
Here comes Liam
good boy Digger
Andrew loves the animals...he loves Dusty too
next day we went out on our walks with the boys
Pickle is out without Ebony, she is on the next walk
Morgan has a dip
here comes trouble!
who is that hiding... it's me mum hahaha
we had a lovely walk
Look out Indi ...coming through
wait for me
this way dogs
Pickle the explorer
Jack keeps an eye on the boys
what's that noise Gran?
2 noisy jets went over our heads
Jack was not sure what to do
but when he saw no one was worried he was fine
Indi couldn't have cared less
I knew what it was
we scared them away
we are having a lovely walk today
a final dip in the pond so we go home clean
the boys are throwing stones in the water
I am not chasing that
what is that in the water?
Jack don't bite it...that's your tail!
oooh what was that....well I did tell you...silly boy
it still hurts ooooh
what was that?
where are you come out till I get you
I know you are here somewhere
Jack you grabbed your own tail
Did I? oops that was silly
yes Jack we know!
the boys take us back to the van
now it's our turn
throw me some stones boys please
yes they are going to play with me
another one boys
I'll get it
Gabby does not do chase
look out mum
Trudy watches the game but wont play either
they prefer chasing each other
time to walk I think
hiding in the trees
the boys have given up and wait behind for us to come back
Ebony kept running back to check on them
she was so hot she jumped in for a swim
come on girls lets go home for tea
this way Ebony
no this way Andrew
while the dogs slept we went off to the swing park
Easter Sunday the weather is perfect for a dip
I love my big pond ....bet the ducks would like it up here too
good idea Jack, bring them up...hahaha
oh no I forgot you will eat them
If she doesn't the fox will
Come on lets climb the hill
wait I want to stretch my legs first
Come on Trudy you are too slow hahaha
That's why they call me Jack Flash
Lets have a break here still a long way to climb
I can see the top from here
we can see the van from here too
come on you lot lets get to the top
this is the top here the view is so pretty
we love running up here
lots of room to stretch out
Play with my little sister Trudy
OOOwww you stood on my paw
behave you two...honestly youngsters today!
and we can see the loch from here too...our house is just over the hill
Morgan gets a snuggle hug from dad
where's our snuggles mum
I'm gonna get you Jack
one two three
she won't come into deep water
It looks deep
He needs a good bath anyway he smells
that's it Trudy I will get you for that
come back here
right you two...home ...the others want out now.
Kaycee Ebony and me at the Proplan stand
Taking a break with Rose before Gabby's turn
stands with dad
ok Gabby your turn
she was such a good girl
you were so good Gabby well done
Gabby was 2nd
she is very pretty
just like her sister Rainbow
Rose said mum looked like a headmistress!
in the ring with the beautiful Ebony
she knows her job and stood perfectly
she was the youngest in her class and took a VHC
can I sleep now mum
wake me up when it's time to go home
I am telling mum on you Jack
That is Megan's favourite bed Jack
Oh that boy is so naughty
oh oh busted!
it wasn't me mum
look I have sorted it
I told him to stop it mum
Trudy ate that side mum
you said it was our sofa's so we thought we could eat them
6th Jan 2010
This snow is great to dig in
It is not deep yet but there is lots more to come
So we decided to head down to our favourite place in the lake district
Niamh gets the bed as usual and once she is asleep nobody can shift her
I love my dad he is the best in the world
Right lets head to the park
We met lots of dogs and everybody was friendly and nice
it was icy on the path but the grass was great to run on
What a funny looking snow man!
they must have modelled it on you Niamh!
you are a cheeky boy Jack, mummy said I am beautiful
it's going to be a great night
but not for us!
We had a fabulous night, champagne, hot toddy with the fireworks and a great crowd
Bill tried out his highland fling!!
and we helped with the cleaning up
We had a lovely walk in the gardens
after a good nights sleep in our cosy room
It is just a wonderful happy place here
Except for the snow
We made lots of new doggy friends all staying in our B&B not that you would know it was so quiet
Daddy took us into Keswick to shop
we had shopped in Ambleside to
Come on mum hurry up
is that a sheep x wolfhound!!
It looks like Megan she is so fat
I got a new teddy bear in town
Niamh got one as well
All the best for 2010 everybody
from all of us xx
We went off to Birmingham for the LKA Gabby, Niamh, Ebony, Mum, and me.
we have all qualified for Cruft's
I'm getting to go but I am not in the show..
.. I hope that's not were we are sleeping
Gabby picked her bed in the hotel....it was mums bed but they shared
not a lot of room for mum, is there Gabby!
Rose came to see us....she was a great help too
Is it my turn yet? Gabby got a 5th place
I was scared....my daddy's not here
Ebony and mum next
She took a 4th place
The girls relax after their work
and then we head for our favourite place in the lake district
look Niamh there it is
I love the park
come on Niamh lets explore
lots of lovely sniffy bits
follow me Jack
I am such a lucky boy
hey what is that?
Not sure Jack but it's making a strange noise
where are their tails? What are they?
well that was rude...those creatures didn't say hello
chase them Jack
there.. that scared them off
sure Jack... that's why they are still laughing at you
this is the best bit about going to dog shows....
Gabby and Ebony's turn now
this is great fun
wait for me
time to go girls
ok here we come
this road has a gate to stop cars it is next to the school
Gabby is having a great time
imagine going to school here isn't it pretty
look we have a Jacuzzi
this is such a pretty room
and we have a nice sofa to lounge on...
It's the 'Old Vicarage' so dog friendly, people friendly and we love it
this is our bed mum
Pickle on her bed again
she has left her some room to get in though
night mum see you in the morning
We were all very good and slept well.....4 wolfhounds all on their best behaviour.
Here I am ready to go out
I am not wearing that hat!
it's a long way home...but the view is stunning
here we are home safe and Pickle has her supper in bed
we are so spoiled , happy wolfhounds
It's a lovely dry cold day perfect for a run out
first stop the pond
head for the hills
Ebony hops over the ditch
mum's got the biscuits today
there is enough for everyone
Indi is a daddy's boy
but all us hounds love mum best
who wants more biscuits then
Toby and dad
Time to go
Sheila's dogs helped her with her lunch
come on mum we are hungry too!
Gabby next...she is still a bit shy...poor lamb... but getting better
she is very pretty
and she took a third today
Ebony stands in the place her beautiful mother Rainbow stood a year ago
it was a big class
Ebony is a wonderful gentle girl
as pretty as her mother was
and so well behaved
though still to mature
she moves with drive and is very sound
she was not placed this time....but we will be back soon
later we headed for the lake district to try out a B&B that we had found
the dogs loved it and so did we
it is just a perfect place to relax after a show
or let them wander around
the views are just stunning
a large car park
with room for our bus
local wildlife to watch
can I chase it then?
this is Liana's dog
thank you so much for a lovely break we will be back soon
The wedding was very special, we had a fantastic day and all the dogs mingled happily with the guests. A huge thank you to all our wonderful friends for being with us and sharing the magic. These pictures are from Helen and Neil, Rose, Katherine, Cat.....more to follow (We made the national papers with our wonderful hounds)
the night before.....
finishing off Niamh's outfit
The girls are here
Hair done nearly ready
Maureen made the wolfhound topping for the cake
Dad with best Man Neil
Good luck Bill
Vanessa and Alan (Merlin's mum and dad)
I am looking after my dad
I am having a great time
Where is she?
here she comes dad
Ok it's time to go
Caitlin and Aimee were the flower girls
Mum's twin sister Carol was maid of honour
Mum with son Brian who gave her away
Everybody said it was a great ceremony
I must have missed it
Mum looks so happy
then it was all over
and dad made a speech..(.its on youtube)
the champagne started to flow
Niamh was bridesmaid she was so good
Mum Dad and 'the boys'
mum shows off her new wedding ring
Flower girls and page boys
Mum that is naughty!!
cutting our cake
here I am, back at dog school
here come the dogs
here come more dogs
hi dogs... here I am
run Gabby, you look good
can I sleep now?
hi Jack how are you doing
hey Gabby its not your turn yet
This way Gabby
I love dog school it is fun
I am such a lovely boy
I have had enough, it's been a long day
she is such a pretty girl.
see I can work off lead now
hurry up Jack
hello little dog
I need my bed
you are a nice dog
nobody minds the little dog
the wolfhounds are great for socialising the other dogs
Where is everyone?
Hi Anna we are here
mmm kisses Toby nice to see you again
Come and play Anna
no Toby you are too big to play with
Hi Morgan how are you?
You seem to get smaller every time I see you!
I might be small but I am just as pretty as you
help here comes the mad puppies
Hi Anna, we want to play
I don't !
Leave me alone Trudy
wait till I get my mum and dad!
are they coming yet?
it's ok Anna we wont bother you...much!
Right pup behave!
mum and dad are here, they are helping get the garden tidy for the wedding
Pauline I am not the lawnmower!
I love my mum she is the bestest
I am a very spoiled lady
Anna out on our walk
apologies for the rain on the lens
Jack and Ebony are straight in the pond
Ebony has a quick swim
Anna stays close to dad David
Brian and Marion have brought Artney, Ailidh and Tara
Gabby comes back for mum
Artney and Anna play well together
Anna thinks he is lovely....she doesn't know him he is a pest!!
wait for me mum
well behaved dogs....they are a pleasure to be with
and well behaved friends too Brian!!
Anna is having a great time
wait for me
almost at the top of the hill
my beautiful Ebony in the heather
heading back downhill
hurry up you lot
sorry we are coming
Jack is growing big and strong he is a lovely boy
though he has now eaten the dog settee!!
Ebony waits for me as usual
hurry up mum I want my game to start
watch your step here it is wet
so it is my paws are soaked
throw me a stone then
look out Gabby that is a deep pool of mud
don't get to close to me Gabby you are filthy
and Jack is almost as bad
go and get washed dogs
Jack you face is still dirty
is that better? Yes lets go....
Mum has taken us on holiday while dad is working hard at home
we are having a great time at the caravan site
we have lots of exploring to do
wait for me Ebony
we are locked in here
so we are nice and safe
we made friends with the horses here
we didn't bother them and they didn't bother us
there are only a few caravans here it is very quiet
just what we need
it is a lovely place
and very dog friendly
for friendly dogs of course
back to our beds for now
we don't sleep in the van
Mum and Dad let us sleep in our own bed in the caravan
and we have a sun bed in the run
The sun is out
can you move the brolly mum
and that tree
don't be so silly Ebony
we don't need to sunbathe
I like the sunshine
I don't it is too hot
well have a sleep then
good idea Ebby
this is the life
here come the chickens
mum will feed them, she always does
we wont chase them they belong to the farmer
Thanks for bringing us mum
this is a lovely peaceful holiday
we are good girls
mum says we are her little angels
Thanks to Vanessa for the pictures
Gabby is waiting to go in the ring with dad
Do I look ok mum?
what are we waiting for?
right dad stand up
here comes the judge
are we ready
he was a nice man
I was a good girl too
well done Gabby
Was I a clever girl then
here he comes again dad
stand me up nice then
ok we have to run now
here I come dad
I was first
good girl Gabby
and it was fun
who's a clever girl then
back in for best puppy
Here's the nice man again
and I won that as well
Mum says I am always her best puppy
I love my mum
mum and Ebony's turn
stand Ebony Moon
good girl Ebby
here is the judge
what a pretty girl you are
she is as sweet as her mum was
waiting for her turn
she stood quietly and never moved
Ebby was 4th in her class
and has a well deserved rest
Hazel asked us to take in her puppies
Alan has one of our latest puppies... Merlin
My name is Merlin and I am in my new home with Alan and Vanessa
This is me with my new toy I am a very happy boy.
Today we are out on a run with Dad, David and Mum
this way David
hurry up you two
we want to go in the pond
it's a lovely day for a swim
time for a dip
move over let me in
this is lovely and cool
Gabby gets wet
but not as much as Megan her mum
Lets go for a walk now
now we have to wait for Ebony chasing stones
throw one then
I'll get it
wait for the older one's David
here they come
Megan has found all the mud and is now wearing it!
what a fright you gave me Ebony!
thanks for waiting for me Toby
nine wolfies all very well behaved
except Trudy and Gabby they are always naughty mum
your are never naughty Ebony you are a princess
it is lovely and cool under the trees
even Morgan is in the shade
though its a little cooler at this time of day
the dogs are never far from a ditch full of water
and Megan knows exactly where they all are
her coat is never dry for long when she is out
she will not go away without her mum though
and the pack follow her
except Jack who IS a daddy's boy
hang on dogs I can't get the packet open!
here dad you give them some
wait for us
back to the van
who is missing?
who else! Trust Toby
a slow walk down the hill
Gabby is hiding from Trudy
she is stalking her
where has my sister gone?
Trudy never did find her!
look another one of those signs
pretend we didn't see it
we are safe here
Ebony is tired out now
leads on, then lets go
I am first in the ring
third place for me not bad for 7 months old
Where's my prize?
Toby got a third too
and Indi got a VHC..
well done Indi
stand Run, Turn, Stand...stand run turn stand...
I think I have got it now
turn stand run stand turn stand run oh what was it?
easy now you will pull mum over...Gabby got a third as well
good girl Pickle
at least the rain has stopped again
well Niamh was third as well now back at the campsite
Mum the cows are here, I love cows
what do you want?
I will guard the cows
don't bark at the cows Jack
Gabby is not too sure what they are
but she soon gets used to them
me I am scared of nothing
we were fascinated with them
this is my sister Carol (she was in the next caravan)
bye cows see you next year
We have lots of friends here for a walk
the weather was lovely
Uncle Neil is here we were all very happy to see him
Aunty Helen and Paddy are here to with Arty
Alan, little Ethan and Ivan
Ailidh is here too with Brian and Marion
as usual we all headed straight for the pond
the water was cool and delicious
we all went in
Uncle Neil took pictures of us too
Paddy was so well behaved as usual
we had a great time
Cameron was back with his mum and dad
we all had such a lovely day
running and chasing each other
I am a big boy now
I learned to swim
Gabby went into the mud
Megan looks so happy
Ebony wanted her stone thrown for her
then she had a swim to cool down
so did I
lets go for a little walk
ok follow us
where is the beach?
come on mum
follow Uncle Neil
that was a great walk
have a treat Paddy
leads on everybody
we have plenty of helpers today
thank you for your wonderful company we had a lovely day with you all
puppy is fast asleep on his teddy bear
happy and content
watch Brian they have teeth
snuggle in puppy
Megan is waiting for her walk
wait for me
I am out with the boys and Megan
Toby is my bestest friend
I am a happy Jack
17th May David takes us out
David has brought us out for our run today
Mum is looking after Morgan and the puppies
The weather is lovely
Hardly a cloud in the sky
but Megan still found mud!
and Toby joined her
but not me I like to keep clean
Toby and me ( no I am not smaller its just the picture)
Megan and me
time for a dip in the pond before we go back home
There all clean again
Now its my turn to get out and play
the girls are with me
chase me Gabby
where is my mum?
at home, now come on Ebony
I miss mum too
she always walks with us
forgotten me already dogs?
race you to the pond
wait for me
Gabby is having fun
Ebony is swimming again
here comes Jack the ripper!
we call him that because he rips up all our teddy bears
Trudy and Gabby love playing in the pond
the girls are having a great time
where have they gone now?
This way Jack we are back in the pond playing
come and get splashed Jack
race you to the pond
come on Jack jump in
ok but don't splash me
I am all wet now
so is Niamh
run about in the sun Jack you will dry soon
Here I am at dog school
These are my friends he is a labradoodle
and Damien a GSD
This is great fun dad
Pauline and David look after Niamh
Janet and my sister KC
and Gabby who spent the whole night sleeping under the table
I know I am a good boy Pauline
Don't believe him....he is a pest!
but I did well in the class.
So what have I learned?
Cats are great to chase