Those of you who’ve read my story, ‘Puppy Love’, will know that we’ve been looking for a new dog for quite some time now. Recently we heard about a litter of kelpie puppies. The 'boys' were already spoken for, but not the little girl. Last week her wonderful owner presented her to us. We called the puppy Angel in honour of her beautiful mum, Halo. And in the hope that the name will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It’s been eleven and a half years since I’ve had a puppy. Plenty of time in which to forget about the sharp little teeth and boundless energy.
Here are some other things I should have remembered:
- Don’t wear a long dressing gown when greeting your puppy in the morning, or she’ll jump for the ties and hang off the hem.
- Empty your water feature before you bring your puppy home or she’ll think it’s her own personal paddle pool.
- Put the garden brooms away. Otherwise she’ll remove the brush end and make it her favourite toy.
- And don’t expect your seventeen-year-old tabby cat to fall in love with the puppy just because you have!
More pics soon.
*For non-Australian visitors to this website, 'bonzer' is an old-fashioned Aussie adjective meaning great or fantastic.
Kelpies are Australian working dogs, much loved for their sturdiness, energy and intelligence.