It seems a little silly calling this the 'Puppy Diary' now as this brother and sister duo will be a year old on Christmas Eve - plus there is another brother and sister duo here now that are just three months old. Nevertheless, here we are with episode three of the Puppy Diary and a look at their progress to date.
Just a short update on the puppies today. Despite going out four or five times day, they've not seen a great deal of training 'action' recently due to my TP Feeds workload and travelling about to various shows. Episode two of the Puppy Diary sees more of a confirmation that my methods and the 'slow and steady' approach really do work.
I had the thought today that some of you may enjoy reading about the progress of the two youngest reprobates here - Frodo and Eira. For those of you that follow the TP Feeds Facebook page, you are likely to be familiar with this brother and sister double act. Having been born last Christmas Eve, they joined me at the beginning of this year, at eight weeks old. Here is their story so far.
I was walking with the dogs across the farm a few days ago when I stopped to watch a red kite soaring above the two small ponds near the top of our land. I began to ponder how I, perhaps, take these majestic birds for granted; they are seen quite commonly in our part of the world but I am regularly surprised that people living just in other parts of Britain are not even able to recognise a red kite in flight, often mistaking them for a buzzard. I was reminded, not for the first time, how lucky I am to live the life that I do, but this encounter inspired me to collate a few facts for you regarding this remarkable bird of prey that we so nearly lost not even a century ago.