Friday, 23 January 2009

hounds....

my name is Tracy and i have an addiction to Whippets.....
actually if the truth be told the arrival of the boys is down to Stephen....

this chap is Pax - litter brother of our own dear sweet Miss Mabel Moo - he was a very lucky boy and found his new forever home with a kind couple and their two chihuahuas - shortly after his arrival he was joined by another pup - Zulu x


they have lived happily with their new owners and would still be with them now, but sometimes life is so unkind to wonderful people....
so
these two chaps had to find a new forever home :(

i initially said "no" as on a normal day it is i who sorts out the animals both inside and out - my mornings work cannot begin until all my animals are walked, fed and smiling happily!
i knew that bringing two pups in (both under a year old) would mean more work and less time for me and my little business.
Stephen and i talked and talked and gradually he weakened me by promising to be a little more aware of what is needed in the mornings, rather than him stepping out of bed and going on his merry way without a thought for me and the crew!!
so
the boys are really here because of him.....

and i am so pleased that they are xx

the girls have welcomed them in to our home as i knew they would - all our dogs are pretty laid back and friendly - they seem to take each new arrival in their stride....
Ghillie thinks that it is great to have more males around and is doing his best to welcome them in without stepping on them :)

Zulu has fallen in love with Mabel big time - needless to say a trip to the vets will be in order in the future - NO PUPS HERE!!!!
and Pax is the spitting image of his sister - same character, same need for lots of cuddles - just so much bigger!

so that is the tale of the new chaps - we are not sure if we will change their names or not - they are perhaps not names that we would have chosen so we will see.
i do keep thinking that Pax could be an "Alfie" and that Zulu might be a "Wilf"....... :)
but as i say - it is early days and they seem to be settling in but who knows?
we hope that they are here to stay x

this will be my last animal inspired post for awhile - i am aware that my blog seems to feature nothing else - so from the next post there will be other lovely things x

back soon and thank you all for your lovely words about the boys - their first owners and the wonderful breeders of Pax and Mabel read this blog and it will be lovely for them to see all your messages x

t x

32 comments:

jules said...

so they are all happy, well done you I'm sure this wont be the last addition we see ar Seahouse
love jules xx

Minnie said...

Aw. Bless your little cotton socks for taking the happy chappies in:o) I thought Pax/Alfie was Mabel's bro.

We once had 7 dogs (whippet+ sized) in a 3 bed semi. Easy peasy. You just need to get a routine. We were all toasty on a night though. Dogs are great feet warmers:o)

Nin said...

Oh my goodness, what a brood you have! It's such a lovely home for them to come too, no wonder they're settling in so well.

Hopefully I might have new fury arrivals to introduce in the next week or so. We're currently trawling the rescue places for a special feline :)

Gingham and Flowers said...

Ok I'm losing count now! Just how many dogs do you have now? The newest additions are adorable and how lovely for them that they have found a beautiful new home amongst that wonderful Scottish countryside with lots of friends to play with and room to run around. I am longing for us to get a dog(well we both are actually) but what with Wedding plans and one thing and another we will have to be patient.

April said...

your dogs are absolutely gorgeous

April xx

carolyn said...

Lovely things? What could be more lovely than your little pack.

Jane said...

Your two new additions are very lucky as they will get so spoilt with love and attention. Cute photo. Jane s

Vintage to Victorian said...

If the boys can cope with name changes I think your choices would be great!

I'm just wondering who (singular or plural) is/are going to be the subject/s of your next animal post. Still no pigs or donkeys I see ... ;o)))

Sue x

Judith said...

I wish that there were more people in the world like you, and when it gets cold just put another dog on the bed !

The Odd Bird said...

Oh I'm so excited for you. There is nothing like new pups in the house. The new babes are beautiful.

mollycupcakes said...

They are just so cute, we've fallen in love with them already.
And life has a plan sometimes and theirs was to end up with you two wonderful people. And have a fabulous long life in bonnie Scotland.
Welcome lads, extra big hugs from the cupcakes x
Treats on their way lol
Love
Catherine x

Katie twinkles said...

I believe there is part of the 12 step recovery plan referring to:
*Forgiving one self* for one's whippet tendencies, excesses and all

Then again is another part: *encouraging different socialisation patterns* i.e no more whippet parties..
and finally,
*what's done is done* you cannot change it....
is this to do with me telling you about my friend with ten border collies?

Poshyarns said...

A lot of work yes, but so worth it, what a happy, lively home it must make for.

Love Honor Disobey said...

I wish so much that I could have a menagerie of dogs...you lucky gal.
They are adorable.
I will try to post some doggy pics soon.
Hugs
xxx

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you have been able to increase your brood! Sad that they couldn't stay with their intial family. Anyway they seem to have landed on their feet with you.

BTW As an Aunty to two deliciously naughty and lovable whippies I am more than happy to read more posts about hounds!

Emma

prettyshabby said...

They are beautiful.
You can never have enough creatures, the pleasure they bring is priceless.
That's just how am, I can never say no to a beautiful creature needing a home! The more the merrier! x

ps I think those new names are so cute if you do change them, I'm sure P and Z wont mind in the least!

tam said...

Aww lucky pups-they will be happy there in such a wonderful pet friendly home!Smiles~Tam!

lynnie said...

you know what happens when animals are content and totally happy don't you? they become very romantic so book that vet asap..how lucky they are to have you and stephen as their parents...lynnie

*emilie* said...

well, more pets is more work, but also more love, cuddles, lickies, treats, walks, muddy pants, hairy cardigans... more fun !

Phyllis said...

I, too, have a love of Whippets (and other long-nosed doggies). The love of my life is Princess, a Whippet mix.

Your two new pups are both so very pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a Whippet with an eye patch like that. :)

tracysmum said...

Im not at all surprised by your loverly new additions. you both have such BIG hearts. well done.
much love to you and all
your growing family.
love Mummy.xxxx

Katie twinkles said...

It was cleer of a x the pond to notice it was mabel Moo's relative as well wasn't it?

Katie twinkles said...

clever, that was meant to say-my typing is terrible lately

asti said...

Oh, you star ! I'm sure they are gorgeous boys...whats another 2 eh ;) Funnily enough I cat tested THE most gorgeous girl lurcher yesterday...she was just perfect, so serene and gentle and not at all fussed with the cats. I would have had her there and then. I pleaded with Nick....but he put his foot down :(....he's only just coming around to Wilfy...

Bovey Belle said...

Well done for being so big-hearted. They look lovely chaps - Zulu/Wilf is very like my first whippet, Misty (or Wisty Mippet to her friends) - many years ago now. I've had several down the years, but my husband and I have sadly decided no more dogs now my mum's little dog has gone to join her.

I will just have to enjoy yours instead.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Blimey,

I have enough problems looking after 2 cats - how do you manage!!
xx

dottie angel said...

oooh i vote 'alfie' and 'wilf'...they are perfect names. still living my 'whippet' ownership throught you T...so keep those pics and posts coming of your furry friends so i don't feel quite so bleak about maybe never owning a wee whippet of my own...

xo.sorcha.ox said...

What a wonderful thing you and Stephen have done by taking in those beautiful pups! And i dont mind your animal-inspired blogging either. Your pets are adorable. :)
~S.

Samantha said...

You have such a big heart Tracy - I am sure those boys know how lucky they are to have been adopted by you!

x

maryanne said...

I agree that Alfie and Wilf are gorgeous names. They are a good pair.It reminds me of our first 2 beautiful rescued strays, who we called Giles and Humphrey.I love your dogs-all of them- they are just so beautiful.

pebbledash said...

Lucky Zulu and Pax, they have surely landed on their paws!

Love Honor Disobey said...

being addicted to dogs is a good habit to have...me thinks x