needless to say we are besotted with the new chap........
he has filled our little stone cottage with the gorgeous smell of puppy breath, mad puppy moments and then instant sleep, toys scattered absolutely everywhere, and so much laughter x
the high of being owned by such a sweetness is however hinged with sadness, which is why i have not regaled you all with tales until now.
when we visited the pups and had the awful task of choosing just one from the bundle of cuteness, our pup did stand out as "our" pup, but as i have spoken of before, one other pup was quite insistent that we had chosen the wrong boy - he followed me around tempting me with his cuteness, and even went as far as beating up the chosen one and physically trying to remove the collar that identified puppers as ours xx
but we had made our choice and that was that
the other pup was then chosen by a lady who lived moments away from the breeder herself - perfect x
the pup was supposed to be collected on Tuesday but the new owner kept putting it off for various reasons
she finally agreed to collect pup on Saturday
sadly on Friday the pup was injured in rough puppy play - he had lost use of a back leg and was taken to the local vet - the outcome was nerve damage, which for such a young pup is not good :(
the lady was informed and promptly backed out of ownership - the breeder was understandably devastated that the pup was injured but planned on doing everything to heal the wee chap
she would then be the proud owner of another Deerhound!!
on Monday the pup died
the breeder had no idea that the situation was as serious as this - everyone is in shock - and we are left feeling blessed that it was not our boy, but also wondering what could have been.....
it has taken a little shine away from this week
but we have a most beautiful boy who has a fabulous life ahead of him x
and we intend on taking him back to the breeder for LOTS of puppy cuddles as soon as his vaccinations are complete xx
i guess some little souls are just not meant to be
run free little pup
thank you all for leaving a comment on our new addition - i have of course filled Ghillies little head with all the love - he feels very special!!
.......as for the rest of the households reaction????
it is a mixed bag!
talulla swings from mothering him to growling at him if he dares approach her bed, toys, or Bean.
she is improving - slowly - the poor girl is still producing milk for her imaginary pups, so is very confused
bean is coping in true Ninja style!!!
will not even look at him and then suddenly without warning throws herself at him wagging and barking
puppers just sits and looks confused......
the cats seemingly have not noticed - or if they have - they do not care
binks has sniffed puppers nose and declared him passable!
so that's us
all snuggled up in new stripey blankets
adjusting slowly to the whirlwind.......
and planning on enjoying every single moment of being able to pick him up for a cuddle......