Wednesday, 27 February 2008
how many dogs is too many?
when i met Stephen all those years ago, he made it quite clear that he really did not like dogs, and certainly would never own one.....
that is why we ended up with four cats
so how we now have four dogs
i simply cannot explain!
talulla happened because i nagged
i kept leaving information on the best points on Whippet ownership
i knew that it was the last litter from a particularly lovely Whippet, and i knew that i MUST own one of those babies.
we visited the pups on the very strict understanding that we were only looking.
talulla wooed Stephen from the moment we arrived
we left that day knowing talulla was ours x
bean was totally different
i heard that she was leading a miserable life - being bullied badly by an older whippet to the point where she was not allowed to play, run or be a pup :(
the owners allowed this to happen and despite knowing how scared bean was of this other dog, they made her sleep in a tiny crate with it in a cupboard under the stairs.
they walked her as little as possible as the other dog just kept knocking her to the floor and dragging her across the field
they said they were embarrassed to be seen with dogs behaving like this - so they stopped walking her all together.
we visited, could not believe the situation bean was in, handed over a pile of cash and took bean home.
it took weeks before bean felt secure enough to sleep any other way than curled up in a tight ball.
i have always loved deerhounds and never expected to find one up here or have enough garden to keep one truly happy
five months in Scotland and Ghillie arrived
who could resist that face x
as for that oh so cute pup
you guessed right
she is our number four xxxxxxx
i promise you that i had no intention on having a fourth dog - i would have to be mad - right?
but she is family.....
that cute little bundle is beans niece!!!
i have kept in contact with two of beans siblings - Esme her sister and Kane her brother
basically i knew of beans litter from the start - i wanted one but Stephen said NO!!
who knew that bean would be ours a year later.
anyway - the cutie is the daughter of Kane and she is ours!!!!
we collect her in four and a half weeks
we already love her
we know we are mad
but we just could not resist!
bean is such a wonderful whippy and we will probably never breed from her, so the chance to have another from her lines was too much of a temptation
and the fact that she is pure white apart from one black leg....
how special is that x
so yes Mr Sinclair - i have been a very bad girl!!
but you will love her on first sight
so - get yourself up here asap - how much fun will six dogs running at the beach be xx
as for other news
the house build actually started today - pictures over at Sea House blog
Posted by Tracy x at 11:41