Sunday, 15 May 2011

Tess's first night.

Yesterday we came over all rash and went out and got a Border Collie puppy who we have named Tess. When I say we came over all rash don't think we just did it on the spur of the moment, we have thought long and hard about it and now that Tommy is being forced to take things a little easier due to his legs we thought this might be a good time to get something with a bit more energy for those more active moments in our lives. So when I say rash I just mean that when we woke up yesterday we never imagined that when we went to bed we would have a new member of our family.

She is full of life and no doubt driving the other dogs mad, Scampi keeps out of the way and Tommy grumbles from time to time but he isn't nasty with it and they are both curled up together under my desk fast asleep as I write this so I'm sure there will be no problems once they settled in together.

I've made a little place in the spare room for her where she stayed all night. There was a bit of crying for the first five minutes but heard nothing from her until 7:45 this morning. There was no mess of any kind so when i got up I took her straight out in to the garden where she did a wee which I thought was good.

She has learned to climb the stairs already although once up them can't get back down but I'm sure it won't be long before she figured that out.

Well I'm sure to be taking loads and loads of pictures for you so if you're interested in seeing her develop please call back.

Tess

14 comments:

Gail said...

This will be good for Tommy. She's a cutie.

Sara said...

Oh, that face!

Glad she had an uneventful night. So much fun in store for everyone. Doesn't your whole house feel lighter and more cheerful?

Rob said...

It's like a mad house Sara. We have a couple hours of manic playing and exploring followed by a sleep. She is very brave and in to everything unlike Tippy who went in to hiding for the first few days.

Sara said...

Sounds like my house!

Louellen Lawson said...

Awwww...isn't she cute.

Darlene said...

Oh Tess, you are so sweet! Looking forward to lots of photos of Tommy showing her around the place.

Wyatt said...

Oooo, keep those pictures coming!
What a cutie pie. Glad Tommy is taking her in stride. Many fun days ahead, we are sure of that!

Wyatt and Stanzie

ellen abbott said...

puppies are so adorable.

Kristin G. said...

Welcome to your new home Tess!! I'm so excited for all of you!

MntSunShine said...

Congratulations! What joy she will bring. Keep the photos coming.

John Munday said...

I wonder if she likes sausage rolls !

Doc said...

What a gorgeous pup

Theanne and Baron said...

I knew you and DW were thinking long and hard about a puppy...Tess is beautiful! Congratulations! Can't wait to see her as she grows...smart girl...you'll have no trouble training her!

HORIZON said...

She is smashing Rob. Glad Tommy is putting up with her too :)
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