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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Litter brother and sister meet for the first time in 12 years..

 In February 2002, and the second of her litters, Judy gave birth to 9 puppies, 4 yellow & 5 black. In amongst the black puppies was Fynn and the last puppy still to find a good home. It wasn't long before he was snapped up by his new owners, Sarah and Clive. It had always been my nightmare wandering if any of my puppies had gone to bad homes but as soon as I saw Sarah and Clive I knew he would be well looked after. And I wasn't wrong because he looked the picture of health when I saw him. Before I had Judy and Bracken mated I had them xrayed to make sure their hip scores were acceptable. There is nothing worse then to continue breeding the awful hip dysplasia that so many dogs now have. I was lucky that both Judy and Bracken's scores were very low indeed (Bracken was a 4 and Judy's a 7) and the vets gave me the go ahead to breed them. Anyway, it's not often that the breeder ever gets to see how the puppies have turned out so I was very excited to see how much Fynn had grown and if there was some resemblance to Judy. In fact he looked uncannily like her and even had the look of Echo about him. Made me a little sad to think Judy was no longer with us but it's nice to see that her genes live on in her offspring.

2nd litter at 1 day old

at 4 1/2  weeks

At 3 weeks. Fynn is one of the black puppies but I have no idea which one!

So Jade and Fynn are related having the same father (Bracken) and mother (Judy) but Jade is nearly 2 years older then Fynn. This is Judy with her first litter. Echo (Christine and Kevin's dog) is also from the first litter.

A few days old

At 3 weeks. I think that Echo is the first black puppy on the left and Jade is next to her.

He looks so much like Judy

And here he looks like Echo! Both hoping for a titbit while we enjoy a coffee in the Staff on Life in Ticknall .Derbyshire
And finally:-


KevinTOO said...

OK Irene enough of the puppy photos please...
Harry keeps seeing them and going all "AHHH CUTE I WANT ONE"... LOL

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Okay. I promise no more puppy photos. Made me want another one as well!

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