Saturday, 19 June 2010


This is a blog diary for Pip and Jack, our Patterdale Jack Russell puppies, who arrived to join our family on June 18th.
As some readers will know, very sadly we lost Jack-Jack at the end of May when he was knocked over by a car - it was one of those one in a million happenings. Both J-J and the car were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
We decided that we needed to start again straight away, and found these two beautiful little chaps, aged about 4 weeks old, living in a family home in Dunstable, with mum, dad, big brother and three little sister litter mates. We had to wait for them to grow up a bit more and be ready to leave mum, Tessie. That time has now arrived, and here they are! Both of them were little stars on the two hour drive home and slept on my knee throughout the journey, except for a short wakeful period where they just sat and looked around. There was no whining, no car sickness and no fear. They were troopers!
Arriving home, they investigated the garden and both had a good long pee - as in they held on in the car. They tell us they want to go outside when they need to, which is superb in little chaps of their age. After some meat and biscuits they played some more, investigated the house, and slept again. Today they've been to the vet for their first innoculation and they've had a carry-walk along the river bank to see what it's all about. They are now fast asleep in the basket in the kitchen - but am sure will be up to mischief later. Click to enlarge.

sleeping in my
winter hat!

All change!

Chewing on a long
grass stem while
negotiating the
clothes prop

Separating to explore
the domain

More grass chewing.

Ganging up to
assault another family member!


  1. They are adorable and oh so tiny. Should make for a busy household. Enjoy :)

  2. That's amazing that they're so tiny they can fit in your hat, it make a cozy looking bed. And such a big yard to explore(and such a beautiful one too). The attack photo is hilarious, they are smaller than the shoe the person is wearing.
    Looking forward to watching them grow up.

  3. Thank you for making this blog Elizabeth - it's a delight and an honour to share in your joy (and the puppies!)
    Your garden looks beautiful by the way.
    Bright Doggy Blessings for Pip & Jack (and have you still got your older dog?) for Midsummer Day

  4. They are gorgeous and so well behaved for such tiny pups, (except when in 'attack' mode maybe!) I wonder if you will ever get to wear that winter hat again? They may start a tug-of-war over it if they both want to sleep in it!