Thursday, 24 December 2009


Merry christmas to everyone. Hope you have a nice day and Santa is good to you! Best wishes from all at Barallan.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Pipistrelle Midnight At Barallan

This gorgeous drawing was done by Midi's breeder who is a very talented lady! His expression has been captured perfectly. Many thanks to Claire Ann Ahern

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Birthday Celebrations!

Today it is Rosie's 14th birthday,she is seen here on the left on her favourite chair along with her daughter Buffy. She is a happy girl, easy going and despite her heart murmur is still quite active. She has been on medication for 3 years now and every day is a bonus. Happy Birthday Rosie from the gang!xx

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Remembering Daisy

It is 2 years today since my darling Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Rather than being sad(altho it is difficult) I will think of the good times and the 9 happy years I spent with her. This is one of my favourite photos of her as a puppy. She always seemed to be smiling.

Friday, 31 July 2009

The Good Old Days

A friend's bitch had her puppies which started me thinking(dangerous I know) on how far back ago I had delivered my first litter of Papillons....23 years I counted....jings that is scary lol!! I had served my 'apprenticeship' with a lovely lady who bred and showed rough collies which were my first love thanks to working voluntarily in an animal home,but that is another story. Many a happy day was spent socialising and training the puppies and grooming the adults. Above is one of my favourite photographs of the gang back in the 80's, all off course now in Rainbow Bridge.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Pipistrelle Midnight At Barallan

My boy 'Midi' is maturing nicely, he has the sweetest of expressions.....butter wouldn't melt.....

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


Here are my two oldies today celebrating their 15th birthday....I can't believe how time flies! Abbie and her sister Sally off course were more interested in the treats I was holding than the camera. Many happy returns girls!xx

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Holly (the honorary Papillon)

Holly is recovering from her operation yesterday. As planned she was spayed using the keyhole method - Laparoscopy. She is not amused and making me feel quite guilty for putting her through it. She could well win an Oscar for her performance! Only food fit for human consumption will do, she's turning her nose up at any dog food or treats. My vet has done another wonderful job and she is well on the road to recovery. You can read more about it on their website

Time Standing Still

Not much to report. I have not been too well recently, trying out different medication which has caused some nasty side effects, don't know whether I am coming or going at times!! (and no comments from those that know me thank you very much!! lol) I had to withdraw from a judging appointment in Ireland which I did reluctantly but at the advice of my doctor. I did manage to go to SKC and the Scottish Club Show to watch judging and catch up with friends which was fun. Hopefully I might even get to show young Midi in the summer or at least before he qualifies for veteran classes!

Monday, 30 March 2009

And not forgetting......

Baby Ruaridh with his dad at the party.
He was more interested in the balloons!

Life Begins.......

It was my brother's 40th, a number which we all try to deny when we reach it lol. His wife, Sheryl arranged a surprise birthday lunch and a good time was had by all. Said he didn't want a fuss but you know what men are like!!
Here he is with his lovely daughter Eilidh and son Laughlan. After his illness and dramas of last year it was good to see him looking better and more relaxed.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Here today gone tomorrow

My friend and her young bitch Isla came to stay and Isla went home minus a few parts LOL. She was spayed by my vet using the keyhole surgery method - Laparoscopy. He is a great believer in this method and is quite an expert at it now,performing over 150 operations to date. In fact he is the only vet in Scotland performing it. Isla on the other hand was not too impressed with the idea but resigned herself to the procedure as demurely as she could. She was actually a model patient and was bouncing about in typical papillon fashion when we brought her home. She had a small area of hair shaved off her tummy and two very small incisions. This method is less intrusive and quicker recovery time and I must say I was most impressed. It is a bit more expensive but worth every penny and my own girls will be done this way in the future. (the girls don't know this yet LOL) You can read more about it on their website

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Just when you thought it was safe!

Been fairly dry and milder weather here then wham! the snow falls thick and fast once again. Midi just loves the stuff and the girls watch not impressed from inside. Holly on the other hand doesn't even make the effort to look lol. She can be rather lazy when she wants too.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


Well the old girl needed dental I don't mean me!! Abbie, who will be 15 in June required a few teeth to come out. Her age worried me but my wonderful vet did not let me down and she is back to normal - well as normal as she can be, being slightly deaf and stubborn like most 15yr olds! lol She is bright eyed and bushy tailed and eating like a horse. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Monday, 2 February 2009


Well like everyone else we are under inches of snow like they said, for once they seem to have got it right(unfortunately!!)Midi as you can see does not mind in the least. He runs around with his nose in the stuff and his bum in the air! The girls on the other hand are not amused and are most stubborn about going out into it. Holly as usual protests about getting her feet wet. And we have been warned there is more to come!! I just want to hibernate till the, make that summer. lol