Thursday, 17 October 2019

Thank you

Just to say thank you to everyone who has sent their good wishes while Jack has been in hospital recently.

The doctor at Malton Hospital out of hours was brilliant .He rushed Jack straight through to Ward 24 at York Hospital.  However poorly he stubbornly refused to get in a wheel chair and looked like one very drunk person with a water bottle in his had swigging it as he went along . He was burning up and at this stage didn't realise when was actually as ill as what he was. He was dis- oriented and was falling over as the poison spread all over his body.

He was persuaded by some very pretty nurses to stay the night ..thank goodness for their patience .He moaned it was too hot and he wouldn't be able to sleep and would come back the next day. If he had come home, he would not have been here now. As it was, he was on oxygen, had to have a fan to regulate his temperature and 3 drips in this arm.

He had sepsis and had IV drips of doses of what the doctor could only describe as like Domestos blasting his system.  There has been umpteen  blood tests to find the cause  which the results are still coming back negative. The doctors seemed quite excited that they had a patient who to date they cant find the cause and is still breathing . Not just breathing but is at home now after 8 days in hospital . Of course he has a long way to go and soon tires but is planning to be out and about working his dogs next week.

It has been a week of many challenges and one of those was Jack having to wear pyjamas . Makes training a young dog child's play.

We will be ever thankful for the staff of York Hospital and Malton for what they did for Jack

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019

A sad day

Often we post photos of how puppies and dogs are getting on well but sometimes it isn't all good news and this afternoon we heard from some owners that Roxy had passed away She would soon have been 8 . It is surprising what a large gap it can leave in people s lives when they have their pet pass. Sometimes it takes a long time before they feel they can replace it .
We had never lost one young until we lost Quozzi -when she was 3. Of all our dogs she was the one we thought the most about. We hand reared her and she lived despite the vet not really giving any hope for her.It is years ago now but we never forget her. Daffodils comes up in Spring where she is buried  and dandelions in Summer and when it gets to winter we think of all the days picking up she is missing .  The first photo is her squashed in with some pups born at the same time as she was .The last photo was her proudest when she retrieved her first pheasant.





Monday, 6 May 2019

From the news desk

It is always nice to hear from people who have bought pups or dogs from us.
Some it is their first one they have got from us .Some people buy two at once and now over the years people are on to their third .
As Jack spends a lot of time with them before they go it is nice to see his time and effort is rewarded by these dogs coming with such wonderful recommendations.

Jack rarely answers the phone and as you know on the phone to those who have managed to speak to him is a man of few words. Different when you met him face to face.
You will never get any responses from him via the computer or social media - he thinks a mouse is what the cat brings in and he doesn't even have a mobile phone.

So I am afraid you will always get me in any reply to an email -Anna - and sometimes when I have to juggle all the jobs I do - my bed and breakfast ,keep an eye and cook meals for my dad who is 96, I am on the Leader board project for the NYMNP and a board member at Welcome 2 Yorkshire and project leader at Helmsley Walled Garden so please bear with me.  And sometimes I have to go to London to awards or to Westminster for meetings about tourism and the Northern power house  .And that is something that Jack would not like to do at all .







But we work as a team and when they says horses are for courses we should maybe be changed to dogs for courses ..

I dont get round to doing blogs as often as I should but do appreciate all the emails you send with lovely photos of your canine friends.
So here are a few to keep you going.