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Meet Rosie our New Puppy

Rosie amongst the pot plants. Water colour and ink

We have a new addition to our family, a little, red, border collie named Rosie.  She is a little bundle of joy and trouble and has stolen all our hearts.  Well perhaps not our older dog Hannah, but they are getting along ok and will be good friends in time.        
My neice’s dog came to visit and he was so wonderfully gentle with her, for such a boisterous boy.  She is only nine weeks old, but is able to hold her own with the older dogs.

I have been busy with the garden and working on the house, so haven’t been doing as much art as I had hoped, but as we settle into our new routines I hope to be doing more.  

Here are some puppy photos for you to enjoy.


Hannah and Rosie

Rosie playing peek-a-boo from under the coach

Playing with Max when he came for a visit

New Member of the Family

Max 14 Weeks

Max 14 Weeks Fast asleep with Ratty.

We have a new member of the family, a little man called Max.  He is fourteen weeks old and the wiggly-est and climbing-est puppy that ever won your hearts.  He is a rescue dog so we know his mother was a Kelpie (Australian sheep/cattle dog) but we are not sure who the father was.  Best suggestions so far are Staffordshire Terrier or Doberman, but we will have to wait till he grows up or we can get him DNA tested.  (Yes for only $60 Aus, you can find out the parentage of your dog.)

Hannah and Milo, sitting up very straight and being good.

Hannah and Milo, sitting up very straight and being good.

We already have two dogs, so it was going to be interesting to see how they took to the puppy.  Milo is a 12 year old, chocolate lab, who has already dealt with a Great Dane and a Wesite puppy , so we knew she would just roll her eyes at another puppy and hide in her basket.  Hannah the 4 year old Westie was thought to be the problem one.  She has ruled the roost (Milo never saw the point in trying to be dominant, did it involve food or basket, then what was the issue), and we weren’t sure if Hannan was going to like having competition around.  Westies can be a very determined little dog.

Milo relaxing in her basket, she does take it to an art form.

Milo relaxing in her basket, she does take it to an art form.

How wrong we were, she was besotted from the start.  She follows him around and lies there looking at Max waiting for him to wake up and play with her again. So sweet, they are the best of mates and this keeps the puppy from bothering Milo.

Max and Hannah playing.

(First ever Youtube clip for me.  Yvette my social media mentor will be proud of me.)

So despite some damp patches, one chewed pencil and eraser all is going well in our doggy family.  Oops I hear yelling and the dogs have just scattered, someone is in trouble.