Friday, 22 January 2010

BrambleDale Boniface

BrambleDale Boniface
Known adoringly as Taffy. 

A gentle giant of a Beardie, Taffy came into our lives when we lost a beloved rescue pet from China. Heartbroken my family searched for a puppy suitable as a companion for the remaining rescue pining for his  lost sibling.

We needed a gentle breed and I wanted a bitch to take the place of my missing rescue who had lovingly been a part of our family for so long.

 An incredible lead  saw me driving to Wales to meet Lynne Sharpe who breeds Brambledales.
The minute I saw Lynnes  litter I was smitten, her beardies are the most  incredible dogs. You really have to see them to understand how I felt at that time.

While I looked at the female puppy that I had driven so far to see  a little male   kept catching my eye. He was adorable and it was love ar first sight.

Beardie Pup Watercolour from a Collection by Jean Haines.

I will never forget the look on everyones face when I returned home with a sweet black and white bundle that happened to be huge. Everyone was waiting for me to walk in with a little female after all their searching for just the right puppy.

But I had fallen in love with the most gorgeous boy.

Our relationship and adventure into owning a Beardie had begun ......little did I know that Taffy would live all over the world with me.

He is  a blessing .........and I am so grateful to Lynne and her Beardies for helping me fall in love with this breed.


Thursday, 7 January 2010

January Snow 2010

 Taffy  taking a small break on his morning walk in the January snow.

Home in the garden after the walk Bailey refuses to come in!

" Come in ? You have GOT to be kidding!"

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snowball Feet!

It seems 2010 is going to be full of snow photographs to start.  Our small village was snowed in this morning but owning Beardies that means one and adventure.  That is two things really but Beardies aren't renowned for their maths!

Bailey as always in the lead on look out and things were going fine until.........

Both Taffy and Bailey started picking up snowballs on their feet.........

It was very difficult balancing at times.And as the snowball feet kept getting bigger and bigger...
 .... no matter how gorgeous the scenery was........

We had to make sadly our way home...........

 Very SLOWLY that is!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Snow , Snow and Even More Snow!

From our trip tp North Wales a few more images........

This is Sally, Baileys sibling ........they are often inseperable when together and we call them the " terrible two" as they are so mischievous!

Wearing these special jackets is worthwhile in such conditions for serious adventurers.

The lights on the jackets also mean walking at night is far safer.


Bailey taking a break,those snowballs are actually on his feet and he STILL didn't want to come in!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Year Celebrating 2009

 Bailey on New Years Eve 2009

New Years Eve 2009 saw Taffy and Bailey climbing mountains in North Wales. Beardies love snow and adventure so tackled each new scene with complete joy! To watch them gives one a feeling of youth and happiness.

Taffy leading Bailey along a track, a very rare sight as Bailey is usually in the lead!

Friends, two Barbudo Beardies. Sally Baileys sibling and Buffy.

The mountain scenery............

Heaven on earth!