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We so want them to be immortal, but sadly it doesn't happen, and before we know it, the years have flown by. Saying goodbye to two huge personalities in our lives, so special, and so special to all who met them, Aust Ch. Amhurst Prinsessan Aniara on 25th October and her sire, Aust Ch. Copper's Prins Trollmane (Imp Sweden) on 25th November. We three had so many wonderful times over the twelve and thirteen and a half years. Bless you both. No more Nomie hugs, and you hadn't been hugged until…Continue
At this time of the year in Australia, photos have to be taken at first light, before the heat and before the light becomes too harsh. So grateful thanks to our trusty and very talented photographer, Willem Heyneker, who very kindly, happily arrives anything like 4.30 in the morning!! Let the show begin!…Continue
I have called Ballad's baby girl, JURNI, because it has been a long one to get her!!
At four weeks already, she is now starting to meet the older Irish, and they are all very gentle and caring towards her. Aniara, in particular, is smitten with Jurni - maybe because she well remembers that over ten years ago, she too was an only puppy for Bria. We have a very happy family of Irish here at Amhurst. They all love each other and it is good for the soul to enjoy them all.…Continue
We have travelled a long, long way together Lupin, and you have had a tremendous impact on the Irish at Amhurst.Continue
After many futile efforts, my final chance with Minstrel's frozen semen worked, and we have one beautiful baby girl, born by caesarian, a week ago today.Minstrel died many years ago, so this is one very special baby indeed.
Ballad is a wonderful mother, and both she and her baby are thriving.Continue
Well, after a number of goes with Minstrel's frozen semen, and with one last chance, it has worked and Ballad is in whelp. Yipppeeee. Due very soon, her ultra sounds have only shown one puppy, but a baby who is gold to me. This coming week we will have an x-ray done, just to confirm what we are expecting. What a wonderful way to begin the New Year.…Continue
With Claire from England, we set off very early one morning, with Lupin, Aniara, Gillou and Finoo, to have some fun and enjoy a photo session.
Three took off down the beach,seemingly never to be seen again, but after about twenty minutes of calling, running and panicking, we saw them as mere specks coming back! Phew!Continue
I was greeted at 5 am with a "snowdrift" in the kitchen ! Don't you just love them when they do this!! Have to say though, it was not the Irish. Muddy, our Labrador, is thinking about going in to labour, so cannot really blame her even.Continue