The day before my visit, one of the puppies had managed to escape out of the whelping box and had gone for a wander around the downstairs utility room. Unfortunately, getting out was clearly a lot easier then getting back in and he was found looking very lost, sitting in the middle of the room, squeaking his loudest bark!
I met up with Als yesterday (Wednesday) to work on our latest book, Tummy Trouble at Roberts Farm, and she told me that they are into every thing! They now have solid food as well as Lucy's milk. This consists of bowls of milky Weetabix, which as you can imagine is a messy business, especially when there are eight to feed.
As the sun was shining, they had their first trip out into the garden, which they loved, but trying to keep an eye on eight puppies that are running around in every direction, must have been pretty stressful!
The good news is that each and everyone one of them now has a home to go to and in three weeks time, they will begin a different chapter of their lives with their new families. I have no doubt there are some very excited children out there who have been lucky enough to get one. Poor Orla, my youngest, will just have to wait another year or so until I can face the chaos that such a small bundle of fluff will no doubt create!
On a different note, we are now working on the illustrations for our second book in the Roberts Farm Adventures series – Tummy Trouble at Roberts Farm.
This story features Cassidy, a greedy little pony that thinks about nothing else apart from his tummy! He can’t believe his luck when he meets a sneaky weasel on the farm, that shows him to a place where he can eat all his favourite treats, whenever he wants! Unfortunately he soon finds out that there is a price to pay!
The story is focused around the importance of exercise and healthy eating. I will keep you all posted on the book’s development and in a few weeks time, will post up a sneak preview so watch this space!
Have a great weekend and fingers crossed our spring will return!