Stardate..........2011

December 29th
It was lovely to have a visit today from a puppy from our litter between Ch. Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (Imp SWE) (Markku) and Theldaroy KissMe Its Ezy (IID FIN) (Elke) and his family.

Watersedge Gianni Versace (Finn) brought his parents for an afternoon tea. He is growing into such a handsome young man.

December 28th
Last but not least Happy 6th Birthday to my Australian Kelpie boy Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah). It is hard to believe that he has now turned 6.

Unfortunately it seems that the tumour removed in September in Ch. Watersedge Sweet Melody's (Melody) throat has returned. Biopsy has today confirmed that the lesion now growing just under her ear is indeed the tumour returned.

It saddens me to think that this will ultimately reduce the number of days that she has left. She is a grand old lady.

December 26th
Happy 11th Birthday to my lovely black and tan Australian Kelpie Ch. Tomolga Designer Genes (Noosa). Noosa remains my constant companion and bed warmer.

December 24th
Happy 10th Birthday to my Finnish Lapphund twins Grand Ch. Theldaroy Wild Not Me (Princess Laani) and Ch. Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways (Chey).

It is impossible to think that I have been involved with the Finnish Lapphund breed in Australia this long.

December 23rd
Back in Queensland after a very long drive in pre Christmas traffic!

December 19th
Road trip to NSW to check out our new home.

Our Finnish Lapphunds Grand Ch. Theldaroy Wild Not Me (Laani), Ch. Watersedge Tru Colours (Katja), Ch. Watersedge Sno Lily (Lylli), Ch. Watersedge Georgie Girl (George) and Finnish Lapphunds Ch. Watersedge Star Dust (Dusty), Ch. Tomolga Designer Genes (Noosa) and Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) have formed an advance party to check out the new digs!

December 17th
It hardly seems possible but I am saying goodbye to the 2 remaining Finnish Lapphund puppies from Ch. Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) x Ch. Watersedge Tru Colours (IID FIN) (Katja). Where has the time gone?

Watersedge Tru Instincts (Tuomas) and Watersedge Flying Colours (Jenni) (pending) have flown off to their new families in Sydney and Adelaide. I wish both families lots of Lappiness!

December 14th
Today marks the beginning of a new era for Watersedge Kennels with a relocation pending to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. The move will bring family closer as many who had also relocated to the Gold Coast in the past have also decided that this area is no longer for them.

December 10th
Tragically one of our Finnish Lapphund puppies - Watersedge Colour My World (Willow) - due to fly to her new home in Perth next weekend has succumbed to tick paralysis.

This is a tragedy of epic proportions for me. I have never lost one so young to these deadly creatures.

It was a very rapid progression and despite all of the treatment given to her at the Animal Emergency Centre they were unable to keep her alive. Vale little Willow...