We have a new little dutch girl we call her Poppy, but her real name is Peaches of the Morning Valley.
She is 9 weeks old and just lovely, very sweet and calm. She is a confident little girl. Until recently, Effie has been a little stand-offish with her, not unfriendly, but not friendly either. Jasper thought that an alien had landed and has been hiding in his bed. He has even gone as far as to take his food in there with him to escape her.
But she is persistent, and she has appealed to his inner child ( not that far from the surface in any Red Setter) and now they are playing, mainly her chasing him around the house and garden. Jasper has been a real sweetie and a gentle loon with her, he has been so careful not to hurt her. Even, Effie has softened and has been playing with her, albeit on her own terms – she’s got a good excuse for taking it easy – she will have her own puppies to deal with by the end of the week.
Effie has recovered from her lack of appetite and is now eating anything she can find. I decided to measure her waist 4 days ago – its expanded 2cm in 4 days. These puppies are growing at a very quick rate.
It doesn’t stop her playing with Jasper (aka: The Jazzman, my husband’s Red Setter, and as mad as a box of frogs) and they spend most of their time play fighting, stealing each others toys and chasing the birds in the garden.
Jasper and Effie are inseparable, they totally adore each other. Poor Jasper has been trailing after Effie since she arrived as a pup. She is usually the one who instigates mischief and he’s always the one getting caught. Jasper has forgiven her for her recent infidelity with Blue, it will be interesting to see his reaction to the pups. He won’t know what to do with him self!
We have been trying to get Effie to pose for some pictures – not always an easy exercise, she just likes to boogie………..but she usually likes to eat as well.
Well she did like to eat, she seems to have changed her eating habits – all you can eat unmentionables used to be her mantra, but now she’s only a gourmet guzzler and is very picky about the time and type of food she will condescend to eat. Mr B is not amused and I have been forbidden to pander to her newly discovered gastronomic demands….:-(
We have taken this as a sign that her recent marriage to Blue (Cheek to Cheek Blue Dream) was a little more than a dream and she is now suffering from morning sickness, that and her changing physique. We are expecting a wriggling litter of mini Effie Blue’s at the end of February