OMG I've got a puppy! This was a real surprise. I was on Bernadette's list for a puppy but when they were born (around Crufts time) there were not enough puppies in the litter for me. I was very disappointed at the time but once over the disappointment didn't think too much more about the puppies. As a fan of the OBay blog I kept in touch with what the puppies were up to but didn't get too involved for obvious reasons!
During this time the smallest puppy who had a bad start in life started to pick up thanks to the special care from Bernadette and Dennis. Last week Bernadette spoke to me at Tunbridge Wells show to say that after all there could well be a puppy for me. If Terry, her sister, picked the little puppy then the big girl puppy would be available for me. This was a real shock as I'd talked myself out of having a puppy after all. We agreed if Terry picked the big girl then I wouldn't have a puppy as Bernadette was very keen for the small puppy to go to a home with other small dogs. I was in complete agreement with this as I would have been too scared to bring the Little Mouse into a home with boisterous collies (especially one called Naughty Niamh!)
Yesterday morning I got a call to say I could come and pick up my puppy! Terry had immediately fallen in love with little Mouse and so the big girl puppy was mine. I'm still in shock!
We picked her up yesterday and she is settling in well. I'll do a better update later but as you can imagine I'm rather busy at the moment! Just sneaking this update in whilst in the office doing some technical notes for Andy. He's had to take a phone call so I've taken the opportunity to write this!