Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Pollys preperations

If you have been following our last two blogs you will know that Polly is due to deliver her pups any day (or night) now. We have received the following picture of Polly as she prepares for her new arrivals. We have been told that Polly was shredding paper a short while ago, which is the first sign of labour. As you can see by the picture she has been very busy.
Could this be the first signs of Labour.
It looks like it is going to be a very busy and exciting night at BrTafs Labradoodles. If you want to follow the progress just add this blog to your favourites and keep checking back.

Meet Bear

While all the attention is on Polly right now, Dad-to-be, Bear is taking it all in his stride. As you can see he is a handsome dude and has a lovely relaxed look about him. I wonder what he is going to think of the pups when they arrive.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Polly's precious load.

Polly in her whelping create.
In our first post we got the ETA of Polly's pups wrong, we have been told that they are now expected on August 1st which is only five days away. Needless to say we are very excited here at M.C.C.

As you can see by the picture, Polly is getting ready for the big day. Last night we spoke to Rose of BrTafs Labradoodles (Who are kindly donating Polly's pups to our puppy training programme) and she informed us that Polly will whelp in the house with her. They have a huge kitchen and living room combined and the create is there and she will stay in with Rose and her family from today until after the birth and then she will return to the whelping unit (purpose built unit that houses the bitches with young puppy's ). This unit can accommadate 3 bitches with young puppy's at the same time. Sometimes they whelp in the unit if they have more than one bitch due at the same time, but mostly they whelp in the house with Rose and return to the unit when the puppy's are ready. This only happens once Rose and her staff are sure they are all feeding well and thriving.  

Polly and her precious load.

We will keep you updated on Polly's progress and intend to bring you a live minute by minute, as it happens, birth report.

Rose is also donating a second litter of pups to our puppy training Programme. Boots is expecting her pups on August 11th and we will again be bringing you all the excitement of the birth.

Both Polly's and Boots litters will enter our puppy training programme. In time, and once they have successfully completed our Assistance dog training programme, these dogs will change the life of countless children living with Autism. As always we are so grateful to Rose for her generous contribution to the work of our charity. These dogs will make a wonderful addition to our kennels and we are so looking forward to their arrival. 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Polly's puppy surprise.

We are delighted to introduce you to lovely Polly who is expecting a litter of chocolate puppy's due in around 3 weeks time. Our wonderful friends at BrTafs Labradoodles are kindly donating these little guys, once they are old enough to leave Mum, to our puppy training programme.

You can follow Polly's progress here over the next couple of weeks and then we will keep you posted on how the pups are doing after that.

As always we are so grateful to Rose O' Driscoll and everyone at BrTafs Labradoodles for their wonderful support and generosity over the last twelve months. 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Welcome to our new blog. As you are aware by now we have changed our website address and along with the new website we now have a new blog.

Over the coming days, weeks, months and indeed years we will be bringing you all the latest exciting news from My Canine Companion.

Just this week we released our 7th 8th & 9th partnerships. Pictured with our Director of Training Cliona O'Rourke are Eddie Walsh and Assistance dog Harley. Debbie Holden and Assistance dog Cassie and Maggie and Glen Whelan and Assistance dog Shelly.

We would like to wish the three families every success with their new addition and we look forward to hearing how the dogs take to their new role as Assistance dogs.

We now have nine fully trained and accredited Assistance dogs partnered with families across the country and we hope to release a further five dogs by the end of the year. We have also partnered three Companion dogs since we began operations in June 2011.