We have been having a pretty good summer really despite a lot of the country not.. We have had a few swims at the beach and sure.. a spell of rain but overall it has been good.Our creek did go into flood mode during the last bad downfall but it has cleaned it out so its now all good again. The dogs love cooling down in it over summer and especially so the pregnant mums to be. My camera has had a bit of a break since the last lot of pups.. (which I will update-now sorry I had forgotten!!)
Sue is looking pretty uncomfortable and is a bit more sleepy than normal. Shiraz is well.. she is Shiraz and I am putting her on the lead to head out these days to slow her down and stop her jumping. She seems to forget she has precious cargo on board when shes with the pack… Tui is a couple of weeks behind them but is starting to show a wee bump.
It has been so nice being home and getting out and about with these Guys..You just cant but help love them. I do have a few pics to share.. just cant resist really!!
Our dear old Maddie celebrated her 14th birthday in Feb. She is still a very happy healthy dog and still gets so excited when its walk time.. She yips and bites at the ground in excitement. Her back legs aren’t as strong as they use to be now and occasionally she has a wee stumble in her excitement… she looks around as if someone pushed her.. Its quite a hoot. It can be quite loud her yipping and Greg does complain it hurts his ears.. but as I tell him.. it will be a sad day when we don’t hear that yip..xx
So Lanis pups all left the nest and went to their new homes. They were are lovely bunch of kids and Lani one of the best Mums we have. Lani certainly enjoyed the attention of all those who came to visit although she was rather insistent they only play with her!!! Once again I met some lovely families and the pups are very lucky..
It was nice they didn’t all leave at once as Lani was actually quite sad to see them go. And then to make matters worse she had to go in and have a lump removed from her neck not long after the last pup left.. The vet was pretty sure it was a foreign body (probably a grass seed) but didn’t find it when he opened her up.. She had a drain for a few days and (touch-wood) so far it hasn’t flared up again.. She seems pretty happy now.
Well it has been a great start to 2017 with 2 bunches of beautiful pups from Frankie and Lani. I think we have had one of the busiest months on record for visitors!! Those meeting parents to be, families visiting their pups and even more special for me is when past pups come back to visit me.. I so love seeing them and I’m pleased to say this summer I have had a few pop in.. yah..Thank you xx
I am so pleased I am home full time with these Guys now or life could have got seriously difficult. Once again I have met and got to know some fantastic families. I do encourage and appreciate the effort some people go to, to get to know their pup in the first 8 weeks I have them. Their growth rate at this age is so great and even after all these years it still blows me away how fast they grow. By the time the pups are 6wks they greet visitors with great gusto.. It always makes me laugh when people say the pup will pick you.. I tell them .. with my lot you may end up with a lot of pups!!! (hmm maybe thats my problem!!) Anyway..
As nature works in its own mysterious ways.. all my good plans have been altered for breeding with late heats and early heats.. 5 girls on heat in 2 weeks!! ggrrr but more about that after Frankies pups pics.. my puppy page has the latest matings.
I have taken so many hundreds of pics but I have tried to pick some of my favorites to share.. Phoebe is 4yrs old and wanted to read the pups a story so they would go to sleep.. that was super cute!! Lanis pics will come next soon!!
Merry Christmas everyone. Have a safe and cherry festive season. Don’t forget to keep your friends out of hot cars.
It has taken me a while to wade through email requests for pups so if you haven’t heard from me and you are still wanting a pup please contact me. I do have some pups still available.
Another year nearly done and dusted. It has been a very wet one here so we are enjoying the taste of summer we have had so far. Thank you to those who once again regularly send me pictures and updates of their tylerwild pup. I do love getting them and hearing how everyone is doing. If you haven’t had a chance then I am sure over your Xmas break you can dust off the cobwebs on the camera and take time out to email me. I am now officially a full time mum and grandmum!! so always around or not far if you happen to be passing.
We have had a busy couple of weeks here. First with Frankie and Chico producing 10 beautiful pups and then Lani 5 days later had her 8. Bear is the father of Lani’s pups and he is son of Bill and Molly. Thank you Nicky for sharing him with us.
All pups are doing really well and they do grow so fast. It is amazing the difference in size in only 5 days. Frankies pups look like monsters when you compare the 2 litters. Both girls are being great Mums and the pups are fat and content. They are such time wasters puppies… Already they are starting to look super cute.. I look forward to taking over the feeding and then life starts to get real interesting with the pups.
Riley is 6 years old tomorrow. Not sure where those 6 years went.. but.. I will most certainly make sure he celebrates in the style he is accustomed to!!! Funny as he is the grandfather to both these 2 litters.
So best wishes to all for a very festive xmas & a happy new year- 2017.. Big hugs to all the tylerwild border collies out there..
The first one popped out at 12.30 am on Friday morning 25Nov so it was an all nighter for all of us..
1 Red, 5 black,2 chocolate & 2 chocolate tri. Mother & pups & Grandma!! all tired but doing well. We expect Lanis in 4 days so I shall be going through my emails after that. Here is a quick pre-view at a day old.
I guess I knew it was coming but it doesn’t make it any easier. On Fridays walk my old Bruce Goose struggled, I cut the walk short.. and that night he wouldn’t eat his tea. You hope they will pass peacefully in their sleep but sadly having had 5 old dogs now I know this doesn’t happen. Saturday morning Bruce was miserable and we had no choice but to make him comfortable.. xx
so.. where do I start. My old Bruce goose.. about to turn 14yrs next month. What a fantastic dog.He was always happy and such a player. In his young days it was a competition between him and Tyler as to who would get to the stick and bring it back first.. being the gentleman he was he would let Tyler but I would make them take turns.. Bruce would play for hours. he was mad ..
He loved the water and would leap at heights off the bank into our creek.. anything to get somewhere fast & first.. At 7 mnths he broke his toe doing jumping into the creek so for a while we had to have controlled walks to let it repair.. man he hated that.. it was like torture for him being on the lead and not running. It was the only accident we had with him although he still was crazy..
Brucie loved children and any young animals. He had this huge protecting need in him.. He would always stay by the kids and not let them out of his sight.. All the baby animal (particularly puppies) Brucie would just sit & keep an eye on them,, A few times he went a tad over the top with his protecting of pups and not let the mothers in the whelping box.. He lost those battles!!
He would always greet visitors with great gusto & head off to find something for them to play with.. well for them to throw for him.. it didn’t matter how big or small it was, Brucie would always bring something. One of his other huge passions was the hose.. As he got older that never stopped he just got cleverer & instead of going for the water part he’d go for the hose itself.. He nearly got my hand a few times. Bruce had to be there to help fill any water bowl and the garden.. well you couldn’t even begin to try if he was around. Actually even mowing the lawns was a challenge with Bruce.. the odd pulling at the wheels away or else he would just run around and around me.
We use to love his smile.. he had this serious look when he was concentrating and his lips would sort of turn up… it was so funny.. it what a real “what you talking about Willis’ look
Bruce had a love hate relationship with Hoons. He would always be right behind him when out playing.. he would never get in his way. It was strange as Hoons seemed to totally ignore him.. unless they were inside and then Hoons would get grumpy at poor old Bruce.
I will have to say Brucie has had a fantastic life.. I still remember the day we picked the wee man up and bought him home.. he was so good. He was never a problem our Brucie.. he wasn’t so keen on my up close cuddles to his face but he would always happily plonk himself on you.
We will miss the old boy so much.It has been quite emotional going back our 14 years of photos..He has been such a huge happy part of our world.
He now lies in a spot that if he was alive he would be watching down our valley. He will always be in our hearts although right now it feels very broken.. Love you so much Brucie xxx
We have just mated Frankie and Chico and Lani is also about to be mated so I thought while we are having a break from pups I would take this time to post some pics of my dear old friends.. the likes of my old Bruce Goose who will be 14 years in Nov and Maddie who will turn 14y in Feb. and Charlie will be 10y in Jan too..They are still a big part of our life here. I love my old dogs to bits, in fact it is because of them and the bond you have it makes parting with pups so much easier. It was pretty sad last year losing Tyler and Hoons.. hard to believe its nearly a year since Hoons died. Still seems very fresh and I can’t talk about them without tears.. Brucie is starting to age now too.. for a while we didnt think he would get through the winter but he is still happy on our walks and eating well. Brucie has lost control of his bowels now and I felt awful not having him inside over winter but we set him up on a warm bed with the puppy electric blanket and he was happy. I will not let my dogs suffer as they get old.. often the hardest decision to make but you just know when that time comes
We have had some lovely visits from some of our older Tylerwild dogs too.. It was a special time to see Holly who is nearly 12 and is from Tyler and Bruce. Over the years we have had Holly back here and although a bit slower this time she hasn’t changed. She reminded me of her mum Tyler.. so here are some of the gang out and about.. and some of the visitors we have had recently.. Aya ( 7mnths from Frankie and Chico) Miro (1yr from Molly and Bill) We are still having this awful rain so it hasn’t been the incentive to have the camera out.. but I have managed a few!!!!
And of course my two young cheeky monkees I have.. Hanna who was born in April from Tui and Chico. She is a serious wee thing.. oh man shes a honey.. she s full of surprises that one. I thought she was going to be a right handful as she was so determined as a wee pup but she has been a breeze.. She was never a cuddler but she is turning into an extremely loyal and loving wee girl. Her best mate ever is Mishka who is a sable I have imported from Aussie.. Mishka is only 3wks younger but a lot smaller than Hanna and is everyones friend. It is just so nice having 2 pups the same age. I think it keeps them younger and I spend hours just watching them play. It is super cute.. more to come on these two but here is a glimpse of mayhem!!
This has been the worst winter I can remember. We seem to have rain rain & more rain. The mud around here has driven us mad. It is so nice to now be seeing the sunshine. Lets hope it lasts.. It has been hard for to get out with my camera so I look forward to more sun so I can again..
I have had a few computer issues over the last month.. now back on track with a newbie.. still learning the ropes!! So my final pics of Molly & Tuis pups are a little late..
I have a very handsome young man with us called Luke. He is quite like Chico in nature & a real honey. He is 6 months & looking for his forever home. See my Re-homes page for his pictures. He is super friendly and will enjoy the company of another dog as well as people!! Update-Luke has found a home..
Tuis and Mollys pups are now sell settled in their new homes & growing fast.. here are the last pics as they left..