Well I have recently been embedded with the Clan Cusidh puppies on their ongoing Craigend missions. Here's their progress so far.

Week 8 - An attempt was made to capture the whole family together. This required reinforcements in the name of Peter Grant (next to Claire) and Stephen Patrick. Stephen with his wife Lesley (nee McQueen) owned the lovely Fearnwood Scottish Deerhounds. It was their dog Fearnwood Sound of Ryan who was mated to the foundation Cusidh bitch Ardkinglas Pattie bred by Miss Noble. Stephen is holding the father Cusidh Homecoming (Ronan)  and mother Cusidh Perchance to Dream (Rashie) whilst Peter and Claire face an uphill struggle to keep hold of their four puppies. Needless to say the capture plan ended in failure!

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Here's an update photo of Ruairidh (Ruairidh MacRatha of Cusidh)  enjoying the snow at Craigend.

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We thought this was such a lovely photo that it merited a front page slot. The photo is of Ronan (Cusidh Homecoming) who is currently enjoying fatherhood without any of the hard work! Thank you Tricia Macpherson for this great shot.


Look no further for Christmas - here is the new Tweedie Collection. These products are all hand made in Scotland from Harris Tweed and are totally unique. Also new for Christmas 2012 - A Christmas Angel card. This card is designed by Elle J Wilson. All the cards are made from paper sourced from sustainable forests in Scotland and Scandinavia, are printed using vegetable based ink and are chlorine free.

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Well with a very big thank you to Lomond Hills Veterinary Clinic Ronan and Rashie's pups have arrived. Unfortunately some of Rashie's pups were in a breach position which resulted in a caesarean operation. But this was successfully completed by Angus and Tricia Macpherson and a small litter of puppies are now getting back on track. Here are some photos of the pups and Rashie's operation at the vets.

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UPDATE - Here are some more photos of the puppies at 2 weeks old from Gordon Crossan and Alison Foote. Thank you very much for the photos and for all your help on the supplementary feeding and nail clipping. The puppy with Alison is called White Socks for now.


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As you can see Rashie has decided against her lovely snuggy whelping box in the living room and instead has opted for the sofa! You will be pleased to hear that a safer option of the floor is now in effective operation.