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Two week anniversary

Specs coming out for a walk, safe in her backpack.
Specs coming out for a walk, safe in her backpack.

Today it’s two weeks since I picked Specs up so I thought now was a good time for a bit of an update.

I can’t believe it’s only been two weeks.  Every other dog I’ve had has felt like a stranger in the house for the first few days, if not weeks, but not Specs.  To be honest, I can’t remember a time when she wasn’t here.  I know that sounds mushy, but that’s the way it is.

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Buzz, buzz, buzz

Actually Tuesday 10th March though posted 15 March.  I am a late kind of a person even though I try very hard not to be. And Wednesday 11th when Mary was there too.  Jackie is right, I should write these things straight away.

This is one cute puppy who arrived at my house in her carry crate for my first day of puppy minding.  First thing, into the garden to toilet.

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Last year was a very challenging dog year for me.  I had two other dogs – Wilf, a quite stunning blue merle Sheltie (11) – and Islay, a cavalier king charles x scottie (8).

Wilf was diagnosed early last year with a condition called carpal hyperextension, which is not unusual in Shelties, and caused his wrists to collapse.  Whenever he walked he was in a great deal of pain, to such an extent that neither I nor Jenny could bear to even look at him. Continue reading Wilf