Wednesday, February 19, 2014

So It's Been A Long Time

I don't know if anyone comes here to visit anymore, its been 15 months since I last posted.

Even though I was never very active on this blog, I find it even harder now to be here.

To say it hasn't been a great 15 months is an understatement.

At the end of February 2013, Meah decided to pick a fight with the Long Dogs as I was mowing the lawn, I am partly to blame I knew it had been brewing for a couple of months and left them alone too long, even thought they were in the backyard while I mowed the front.

Needless to say she came off second best, a trip to the vets numerous stitches and 5 drains, but she survived and that was the main thing, you can read about it here on my main blog warning some of the photos are graphic.

Things picked up in late May 2013, when Quincy had her first litter, 4 beautiful puppies, 2 black and tan boys and 2 chocolate girls, they were beautiful, I hadn't intended to keep anyone, but I did end up keeping a girl Pippa.

Oh in July Mum took in a rescue from the local pound (shelter) Katie, 9-10 months old, very thin, she had been surrendered due to 'biting' the children... there were 5 of them. She had just never had education or food.

Then just before the pups were due to go to their new homes, I went to visit my parents in early August. This is what ripped my world apart, while there, three of my girls took a bait meant for the dog across the road, my parents live in a semi rural area. My beautiful Evie, her daughters Podge and little Ava, just 9 months, all gone in a vicious malicious act. Devestation

So just when the year couldn't get worse, Meah lost an eye due to glaucoma, that was November.

Now just when you are all ready to run for the hills, the year did end on a high. First you have to understand, that yes I do breed my Long Dogs but I never breed my girls twice in a row. There was 20 months between Podge and Ava, they are first and foremost my pets (insert children) they live inside, and are only ever outside when I am with them (now more than ever). So I did something I have never done before I mated Quincy next time she came in to one of Evie's son Frank.

On December 30 Quincy gave birth to four beautiful girls 3 black and tans and 1 chocolate. New Hope Harriet (chocolate) Edith (Edie) Maude (the baby) and Nell (also known as the Vet Bill).

So I sit here tonight with Harriet, Maude and Nell asleep behind me and Quincy sacked on her bed with Edie (she really is Evie and Podge rolled into one dog), Pip is asleep on her bed, with Katie! Quincy still isn't all that keen on sharing her pups.

You'll have to forgive me, I don't know if I can ever come back here... but you can follow the Long Dogs and the rest of our adventures at AndThisLittlePig.

So for now goodbye.

Monday, November 5, 2012

And the Long Dogs says ePuppies Week 1

We are running a bit behind, ePuppes 2012 are 3 weeks old today, must catch up with photos
Evie and the 7 on Day 6
Meah checking out the new arrivals... not more Long Dogs
Framing the shot 
Maybe if I stare at them long enough they will disappear
Cheeky Girl - Day 7
Content boy... snoring already?
Black & Cream boy
Big Sister Podge, peeking over the side
She is also a Black & Cream, and yes she does snore
Checking our the siblings up close with Mum keeping an eye out. 
Oh he looks like he's the same colour as me

Puppes are growing, must catch up with Week 2 photos, and need to take some today, three week old. Time has flown, they are growing so nicely, started to growl at the weekend, with the odd small bark. Now trying to play, and taking little wobbly steps.

The Long Dogs, Meah & Me
Dachshund it's pronounced DAKS-hunnd

Thursday, November 1, 2012

And The Long Dogs say Been Way Too Long

It has been way to long since we posted, so the Long Dogs, Meah and I thought we would share some exciting news. Our Evie had a beautiful litter of puppies on the 15 October, wait for it Seven! Yes 7! Six handsome boys and one very precious girl.
The night before 
Day 1 - Safe arrival
Boy Boy Boy Boy Boy Boy Girl 
Day 1 All together 
Day 2 - Content
Day 2 - Evie on the job
Day 2 - Shiny
Day 3 - Between Mum and a heat-pack all nice and warm.
On a cold spring day.

Back tomorrow with more progress photos...

The Long Dogs, Meah & Me
Dachshund it's pronounced DAKS-hunnd

Sunday, May 1, 2011

And The Long Dogs say Autumn Afternoon

Thought I would take advantage of a fine Sunday autumn afternoon, I won't have a chance for for the next four weeks. Work, work and more work.

This is Podge, she is twelve weeks old today, and thought she was very smart to have actually managed to acquire froggie from Meah.
In a very seldom thoughtful moment.
Not quite sure what she was doing here :D
Off after Meah.
Quincy and Evie, yes Evie is on the far side, with froggie, with poor Podge bring up the rear, trying desperately to get those three month old legs to keep up with Mum and her big sister.
Quincy and Podge, Quincy is Podge's older half sister, they have the same Dad.
Evie, Podge's most beautiful Mum.
Just enjoying the sunshine.
And last but not least... My Meah! So obviously not a Long Dog, she is what we call a Mini Foxie downunder, or Rat Terrier, her grandmother is a Chihuahua, believe it or not she weight nearly 8 pound.
Meah playing with froggie.

The Long Dogs or Dachshund (it's pronounced DAKS-huund)

Thursday, April 28, 2011