Bernese Mountain Dogs Gallery of Friends
Halesbern Candy Man
Born May 10th 2015
The new furry Simmons addition..
addictive, beautiful, and so much unbridled fun he should be illegal.
July 31st 2015 - Delightedly introducing our 12 week old
Joey/Buddy/Nico ( nope, we STILL can't decide on a name,) whose posh
name is Halesbern Candy Man. He is currently pouncing on the pink Cosmos
and devouring them....so maybe he's going to be called "Cosmo".
Do send name ideas! (
and/or Cosmos plants!)
We are head over heels, and to a pathetic degree, in love with the
Dear Auntie Jean
My mum didn't get round
to send my latest photos last night. Which is a shame since I would
have LOVED to chat with you. Still, here are some of my latest:
I love, love, LOVE
paddling in water....as my mum got strangely exasperated of me
paddling in my water bowl 265 x day and flooding the kitchen (
why??? It made the floor fabulously cool and slippery) she put
improvised "paddling pools" everywhere. I don't mind what
it is but I just LOVE washing my paws and making a splash!
is also important, that's me doing yoga - neat, ey?
this one is just a profile shot - sparkly teeth, doncha think?
says I'm a "working dog" so I'm helpinh with some
work, posing and exercise can leave a young Berner chap exhausted,
better have another beauty sleep. Yawn
kisses and a bop with my paw
PS. That is now my
Official Name and I'm in the Berner-Garde Database!
I'm tempted to send it to Ben & Jerry's! Could there be
cuter product advertising? Surely not.....
Michaela & the blissful ice cream consumer Joey
September 11th 2015
Well.....my Joey certainly has a strong "working instinct".
This morning his "work"
consisted of running off with a broom, a cleaning sponge - I presume
he wanted to scrub the lawn which he destroyed with his peeing,
bravo! - and culminated with him pitching in with watering the
plants. Wish he would have watered them! The only thing getting
thoroughly soaked was himself. Which he thought was a very good
thing since earth sticks MUCH better to wet fur. He still needed to
dig an enourmous hole....now my beautifully clean puppy looks
despicable. Which he thinks is just awesome!
Anyone interested in
adopting a filthy 4 month old Bernese? Anyone....???? He is cheap to
feed - earth seemingly will do just fine. Since he apparently ate
most of his excavation. I am contemplating renaming him "Forrest
Gump"...which sane puppy eats a truckload of earth?
May you enjoy the falling leaves...and hanging out with good
friends. I do!
Joey and his mum
Puppy uglies - the truth....
....and nuthin' but the
fluffy headed, long eared strange looking truth. As god is my witness -
he was a perfectly normal pretty puppy a mere month ago.
Puppy uglies - the horror continues :-)
If someone could explain what
is going on with the hair on his head and the snout growing like
Pinocchio's nose, I'd be much obliged. The tips of his ears are sort of
bouncing on his shoulder blades. Extraordinairy!
I hear my mum thinks I am
an ugly bug. Charming! You should see HER first thing in the
morning. Do you hear me making rude remarks about her woeful
appearance? No. I am a polite young Bernese gentleman.
Anyhow, to sort of
counteract this supreme insult, I thought you'd be impressed by my
recent puppy class photo. Here we are practicing "sit-stays"
and "wait" whilst surrounded by sheep ( the fluffy white
dots in the background and there were lots more in the front).
Pretty tricky, but we all did it.
Humphrey, the Labradoodle
to my left, is the class swat. He is perfect in EVERYTHING. Zeus,
the chocolate Labbie to my right, is also a goodie two shoes.
Mercifully some of my other class mates - who couldn't fit in the
picture - share my sense of opposition to the HUGELY oppressive
regime of our owners. Don't believe me that I am opressed? Well,
judge for yourself, Auntie Jean : "Joey, LEAVE the
sheep/pony/any other shit", "Joey, come ...NOW", "Joey,
wait", "Joey, gently, don't snatch", "Joey,
LEAVE the sheep/riders/joggers/bikers".....and on an on and on
in this vain it goes. Deeeeepressing.
I SWEAR she tried to
trade me for Humphrey...because he never, ever sets a paw wrong. But
how am I supposed to hear her since I apparently have floppy ears
the size of an elephant? Those heavy ears act like a soundproof
barrier, yes they do!
Anyhow.....since my mum
finds me ugly and a handful...can I come and live with you?? I give
AMAZING kisses. AND I can carry the mail. I even shred letters most
diligently if so required which is useful as it prevents identity
theft. It isn't even true that I know nothing : I know sit, down,
drop, give, heel, go back and I'm pretty good at gently, wait,
slowly, steady and leave. "Come" is a work in progress,
What do you think? I
could even be classified as a refugee since I am seeking political
asylum from THIS oppressive regime. My mum is a tyrant: "come"
when I am busy playing with fellow pups???!!!! Rescue me!
I'm not ugly..I am
currently morphing into the world's most delectable Bernese. Be
warned though, I am HUGE. Not chubby, just BIG. Broad. Solid.
Should I start packing my
suitcase to trundle on up to you? Don't YOU say you'd rather have
Humphrey,the super cute , smart, brown wonder Doodle-boy, as well!
***Joey, come on
up! Auntie Jean
In Loving Memory of
Neil and Michaela
Harvey Galligade Oregano
May 3rd 1998 to
February 24th 2011
aged 12 yrs 10 1/2