Thursday 29 September 2016

Poodle vet

Adhara and Indi have both had their SA biopsies and are clear. :-)

Cally also had her left eye removed last week, which was a tough decision, as it wasn't causing her pain so much as just discomfort and general nuisance, and she did have some vision in it, but I hope she will be more comfortable now. The underlying problem that caused this to happen affects both eyes, but since the right one has never developed the same issue I'm hopeful that she will continue to manage with reasonable vision on that side for the rest of her natural life.

She will look a lot better when her coat grows back. So far she is doing well and should be having the stitches removed next week.

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Summer's end

Summer is coming to an end, the harvest is in, and all that can really be done is enjoy the remainder of the good weather until it's gone until next spring. The pacas have been moved down to their new grazing (the 'salad bowl') as it needs grazing down before winter.

The bitches went to the beach for an afternoon:

Pictures of Odette, Odile, and Siegfried the emus.

(As one person has already astutely noticed, my poodles are wearing their leather collars to play in the sea. I let my poodles do 'extreme' things in their collars to test their limits and so I can have some idea of what's fixable and how and what isn't, and I don't recommend dogs wear leather collars to play in water, particularly salt water as it's extremely corrosive and will damage the leather and reduce its lifespan.)

Friday 2 September 2016

Twill and Chevron leather leads

The new Twill and Chevron leads are now available. Both these leads feature an attractive woven strap and are made from high-quality vegetable-tanned leather. The weave on the strap gives it an elastic quality, and this gives the lead a natural shock-absorbing capability so it is gentle on your dog and you!

Twill lead is designed for moderate-to-small dogs who don't pull too hard. It's made from the same Italian vegetable-tanned leather as the poodle collars and can be made to coordinate with them with a choice of two leather colours and many stitching colours in French linen thread. It's fitted with an English brass trigger hook and rivets and has a 1/2" hand strap.

After designing this lead to match with the poodle collars, a customer asked if I could make a collar with the same twill weave pattern on to match with the lead(!) Hence I can also make this twill collar in any colour combination I have should anyone else want one.

Chevron lead is for bigger dogs and dogs who pull. It features strong black leather and a 1" wide hand strap to distribute the force when your dog pulls so your fingers don't get hurt. It can be made to coordinate with the poodle and Samson collars with your choice of colour for the interweave, handle lining, and stitching.

As worn by Indi