Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This is Nechung. She was 12 years old on the 6th of this month, 10 days before me, though I won't be 12.
She is the mother of Micah and grandmother of Shameless and great grandmother to Carly, Bridget and James.

I have sensed that something is not right with her so I took her to the vet. My fears were confirmed. She has cancer. She has two tumours in her breasts and possibly one on her shoulder and possibly higher up inside her ribcage. Surgery could remove the small ones in her breasts. I have elected not to operate. I think it is far kinder to leave her be and judge the right time to let her go. She is fine now. She still gets excited about food time. She doesn't cry or yelp when touched. She is happy within herself. I am sure it will become obvious when she is no longer fine.

Nechung is John's favourite. She sleeps on the bed every night though that is becoming a problem because she isn't so good at getting down the stairs and whilst I carry her, it is dangerous for me as I can't manage the stairs that well either, especially when I have first woken. I can't bring myself to leave her downstairs though. John doesn't know this news yet.

Nechung came to me from France, 6 years ago, to introduce fresh genes into the Lhasa Apso population here. Her children were bred with the children of our other import form Denmark and all those genes are in Bridget and Carly and James.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Ellis Hulme G3
Andrew Brace G4
Steve Hall Puppy G 4

Final 7 in all Groups so far( to november 09)

Sally Pointon CC BOB
Ken Warrington CC BOB
Stuart Keaye CC BOB
Albert Wight CC RBIS
Mark James CC
Pauline Torrance CC BOB
Jan McIntyre BOB

Jane Lilley RCC
Jack Bispham RCC
Roger Bayliss RCC
Derek Dungate RCC
Geoff Luscott RCC

David Mathias RCC

Paul Harding BPIB
Glynnis Dolphin BPIB
Tim Minton BPIB
Sue Bird RBB
Beryl Bradford RBB

Barry Croft 1
Bruce Watson 1
Beverley Drake 1
Chris Blaber 1
Hazel Gaye 1

Sue Roberts 2
Diana Spavin 2
Margaret Jennings 2

Jaquie Chalmers 3

Geoff Corish 4
Jaqui Waghorn 4
Janet Brown 4

Sue Swatkins 4

Bob Gaye 5
Graham Holmes 5
Peter diment 5

Ida Watts 0
Jim Outerside 0
Ann Arch 0
Keith Nathan 0
John Carter 0

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Edna - the new girl at Tantra

This is DIMARA AUNT EDNA, the new arrival at Tantra. Thanks to John and Mandy (Dimara). Her dad is Dimara Gorgeous George (2cc's) and her mum is Ch Dimara Misstical. She is 10 weeks on August 1st.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Whitney became a champion at Leeds. Her 3 CC's have all been with Best of Breed and she also went on the final 7 in the group the first time, g4 the second time and g3 the third time. Her cc's and BOB have all been from breed specialists.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Whitney BOB AT WELKS 24/04/09

JB (8,1) 1 Andersson’s Polielins Whitney with Tantra, shapely 17 months black, exudes true Tibetan type from head to toe, pleasing head of correct shape and proportions, arrogant yet soft expression, lovely arch neck, well laid shoulders, good rib shape and length, well set and carried tail, free sound jaunty mover without exaggeration, all topped off with a gleaming well presented coat, could not take my eyes off her. BCC and BOB, and delighted to see her short listed in the strong group

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Carly: What's that thing you are pointing at me?

Little Dorrit caught mid stretch as she wakes up.

Little Dorrit knows how to turn it on.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

puppies 8 weeks

MR AND MR WEST (legally married) the new carers of Phoebe.
CLAIRE - the new carer of Dexy.
DUDLEY-waiting for a new home

Yes, Daniel has also gone, and is now called Paddy. I am not keeping Dudley so he is not James any more and Peter is now James and Bridget is now Little Dorrit.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

36 Days

Whitney wanted to join in.

Boy-to keep


Boy to keep.


Female-sold to the first legally married gay men we have met.

Female - to keep.

Female - to keep.

One of the other boys is also sold, but do not know which one.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

27 Days (Shameless x William)

Female 1

Female 2

Female 3

Male 1

Male 2

Male 3

Male 4

Friday, January 23, 2009

25 days

They are just beginning to be interested in food and Mum is beginning to get the hump with them. I think these will eating well in another couple of days and Mum will start to stay away from them for long periods. Fortunately she eats really well so is not skinny and only her swinging tits give away that she has puppies.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Whitney has won the Our Dogs Top Puppy in Breed competition for 2008.

12 Days

Not a care in the world.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Dinner Time

Feeding time at the trough.

Shameless looking like the most patient mother in the world.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Shameless/Chip n Pin Litter

Born 29th December, 4 boys and 3 girls.