Wufra Progress 2015

Wufra Day 6

Wufra is making slow, steady progress. The vet (Tony) is pleased with his progress but is hesitant to say that he’s on the mend. He has a long way to go yet.

He is standing for longer, walking outside to toilet, eating and drinking well. He has put on about half a kilo a day since he’s been at the vet. He is still very weak, though.

Tony is hopeful that, if he continues to make this kind of progress, the operation on his leg will be done in about a week. He’s hoping to be able to plate it and not amputate, fingers crossed.

More updates, later. Meanwhile, I’ve been putting updates on my Facebook page if you want to have a look.


Wufra update!

Had a lovely visit with him tonight, delivered lots of cuddles and had a few in return.

All the news is still positive. Every day he’s a little stronger, a little bit ‘fatter’ and a little bit brighter.

Come on, fella, you can do it… 

Wufra for website



Thursday 7th November.

Wufra got mended today.

The vet was so pleased with his progress that he operated on his leg today. He said it was quite difficult – he had to refracture it because it was healing wrong, which is not surprising considering how long it had been broken.

But, he came sailing through surgery as he has sailed through the past few weeks. This is one determined dog.

I haven’t been able to see him today so, sorry, no pictures. Hopefully, I’ll be able to visit tomorrow so please come back to see his smiling face, then.

Thanks to everyone involved in his care so far, especially the wonderful surgeon who has done a marvellous job. 🙂


Finally, Wufra was discharged from the vet’s into my care.

He has made a remarkable recovery, although he has to wear his leg support and have limited exercise for the next 6-8 weeks. I think it’s a small price to pay. He has ALL FOUR LEGS!!

He is definitely a little shy of new people, especially men, but in time I hope he’ll learn to trust humans again.

If you would like to visit him, then by all means get in touch. Don’t all come at once, I don’t think he could cope…

10th Nov

WUFRA Update!

October 2015 – 2 years later – our Will (WUFRA)

I am pleased to say that he is in peak condition, living the good life with us here, in Grassington. He has never looked back and, although painfully shy to start with, is oozing in confidence now. He thinks all our visitors have come to see him, such is his ego. He is a permanent fixture in our lives and I can’t imagine life without him.


Since Will found us over a year ago, my life has taken a different path. I am now heavily involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of local strays and unwanted dogs. Life has become much more rewarding and that’s all thanks to Will.

I’m sure you will appreciate that there are costs involved in doing this work and whilst I love it beyond anything, I don’t have an endless supply of money.

For this reason, I intend to set up a small charity in his name. He has changed our lives completely and we love him unconditionally. But there are many other poor strays and abandoned dogs like him that need our help. And it’s the least we can do.


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Puppies May 2013!

Here we are everyone – Judy and Eli’s final litter has arrived.

13th May 2013, our amazing Judy produced 12 beautiful puppies – 6 black and 6 cream, 7 girls and 5 boys. All are doing really well.

As usual, Judy is a VERY proud and attentive mother, so visitors are welcomed with open paws!

5 pups are already reserved but, as usual, Judy has produced enough for everyone to have one!

More pictures and videos to follow as they grow. 🙂

Judy and her babies

This is a link to a video of the pups taken at nearly 3 weeks old.


And here they are at 4 weeks…


Sorry, we missed a week. Here’s a video taken at 6 weeks. 🙂


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Puppies June 2012

Brian and Helen and pleased to announce the birth of 13 (yes 13!) puppies to Judy and Eli.

Born on Friday, the 1st of June, there are 7 boys and 6 girls. Girls – 3 black, 3 cream. Boys – 4 black, 3 cream.

Thank you to everyone who mucked in to help deliver all 13 healthy pups. Special thanks goes to Judy, who did an amazing job and who is very well and a very proud mum.

This is probably going to be the final video – 4 have already gone to their new homes, the rest go on the 20th/21st July. ALL PUPPIES NOW RESERVED!http://youtu.be/SC9YPDvS38I

This video was taken on Thursday 5th July at almost 5 weeks old http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=10150936322814685

This is a video taken on the 23rd of June at 3 weeks old http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/video/video.php?v=10150913734504685

This is a video taken on 16th June at 2 weeks old:- http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150898635214685

These are pictues taken the first week:-

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First Birthday Garden Party!

Thank you to everyone who attended our doggie garden party to celebrate the first birthday of Judy/Eli pups on 4th April. We had a wonderful day, with a garden full of happy dogs! Here are some pictures of our day…

And here’s a little video of the chaos!


Thanks to Ann and Ivan for this lovely email after the party:

Hi Helen and Brian

Thank you for a memorable day. It won’t be ever  forgotten –  and is certainly imprinted in our minds. Great weather, food, hospitality  and dogs! It was great to see all the family – Human and Canine. The litters from Eli and Judy are a great credit to you both of you – in that they look great, have great characters and are full of fun.

We certainly have struck gold to have Darcy and Moby. Until yesterday I didnt realise that Moby was so exuberant until I saw him with his litter ( Darcie has kept him in his place at

Best of all it was marvellous to see the sheer joy on both your faces  in what you have achieved!

Charlie has good footage of the day – hopefully this will be shared with you in due course.

A great day and one that no amount of money could ever buy!

Thankyou    Ann.

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Puppy Video – 5 weeks


Here”s an update video clip of slotmaskiner online the pups taken a couple of days ago. Enjoy!

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More puppy pics

Pups are now 4 weeks old and are really well and strong. Their little personalities are coming through and although they race about like dervishes, now, they can’t keep going longer than about half an hour before they all snuggle up together for sleep.

Mealtimes are entertaining – they’re eating solid (well mushy) food and they end up wearing quite a lot of it! I’ll try to get some video of feeding time for the next post.

These pictures were taken yesterday – 11th Feb.

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2 of our previous pups

Ivan and Ann took a pup home 2 years ago and last year came back for another! Here’s a video made by their son.



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Puppies! Jan 2012

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Deeva and Eli’s pups. There are 7 pups, 5 girls and 2 boys and they are all black, German Shepherd X Golden Retriever and will look much like Brian’s Judy. Bred solely for temperament – the good looks come incidentally! They will be intelligent, loyal, loving and, of course, beautiful. Here are some pictures – more to follow as they grow. Watch this space!

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Puppy Update

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Elsa needs a new forever home

Elsa needs a new forever home

Elsa is staying with us at the moment after her owner”s health became such that he could not look after her any more and reluctantly had to give her up. We offered her a temporary home here with us. She has been here for about a month now and she”s a sweetheart. She”s very sociable with all our dogs, play casino happily playing doggie games in the garden, she”s extremely loving, loves cuddles, and is a joy to walk. She pulls a little on lead with excitement, but never goes far away when off lead, coming back immediately on recall. She will make someone a wonderful companion. She comes with KC registration papers, 5 generation pedigree and an up to date vaccination certificate. Please take a little time to view this short video of Elsa with our gang.



Elsa has now gone to a lovely family locally. Fingers crossed that everything works out for them all. Many thanks.

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