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Boo to you !

March 31, 2014

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I’m sitting here with one of the biggest grins on my face, no I haven’t finally lost the plot, far from it. In fact I’ve found the plot, along with a new member of the household ! Feeling like all my Christmases have arrived at once.  I’m talking about the very recent acquisition of my 5 month old Lurcher pup : )

We’ve been ready and seriously searching for a dog for about 6 months now. After a few near misses at the rescue centres (‘I’m sorry Max was adopted about half an hour ago, you’ve just missed him’) and a definite ‘no thank you’ for a very excited Collie Cross (who was literally ‘bouncing’ off the walls), I found Boo.

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Boo came from a litter of thirteen, you can see some of her early day shots here and one of her mum and dad too. She was the only one who had a little white patch near her nose, and so was distinguishable because of that. Her last owner had two dogs, and sadly the other dog didn’t really take to this young newcomer, this caused friction in the house, so it was with great regret that the owner decided that it would be better to re-home Boo. This is her now.

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I’m sure I won’t regret saying this, as she’s been with us for only 5 days now, but she is such a little star. Her last owner had worked hard with her and she already knows words like sit, paw, (other paw), lie down, treat, no, and comes to tell us when she needs to go outside. She doesn’t bark (aside from when she dreams), which is great when someone knocks at the door, and for her age, she is incredibly calm and relaxed around the house… apart from her mad half hours when her toys had better watch out ! (pictures ‘Toy Story’ figures scarpering for their lives) and she’s recently started eating ants !

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She’s quite nosey so, when I’m working in my studio, she likes nothing better than to stand by the window and watch the world go by; making little ‘smeary-wet-nose-prints’ on the glass. I’ll have to put some opaque perspex because apparently seeing outside all the time can lead to some anxiety issues.

Outside she gets easily spooked by other dogs/ flies and is happy with a few short running sessions chasing a ball rather than a huge walk. I’m going to take her to some puppy socialisation classes so that she can meet other dogs her age and get a chance to play a little too.

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She has incredibly expressive ears and finds a whole wealth of positions to fold all her long limbs up into, whilst snuggling into her fleecy blankets.

I feel so lucky to have found her. I do believe in fate. As she had been advertised for 6 days when I saw her and her owner said that he’d had a lot of interest but out of all the people who had made appointments to go and see her, I was the only one who actually turned up ! How crazy is that, our good fortune I think.

I don’t even mind when she jumps on my bed at 6.30 am  and licks my face to ‘politely’ say ‘get up I need to go out’ : )

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She’s made me laugh and smile so much this week with her antics and movements, I already feel blessed by her company. No doubt you’ll be seeing more of Boo from time to time in my blogs, but I thought I’d get the doggy photos over in one fell swoop lol.

This made me smile too.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Samm permalink
    March 31, 2014 9:23 am

    Aw Boo is lovely. There’s nothing like a dog. Love the blog.

  2. March 31, 2014 9:56 am

    A fabulous choice, every home should have a pointy nosed dog or two x

    • March 31, 2014 10:23 am

      Every home who has time for a pointy nosed dog Anna, I quite agree : )

  3. Claire permalink
    March 31, 2014 10:05 am

    Congratulations! She’s a beauty – we’ve never regretted getting a dog – they are the loveliest of pets – so loyal and such great company. Have fun 😉

  4. March 31, 2014 10:21 am

    Your Boo has cheered me up today with those amazing ears and sweet face.

    • March 31, 2014 10:25 am

      Lovely to hear, I can’t be anything but smiley around her either… I imagine the ‘honeymoon period’ may well wear off but I’m enjoying it.

  5. March 31, 2014 10:41 am

    Blog so good, been reading for a while. Walter the whippet says good choice! Another long nose!

    • March 31, 2014 10:44 am

      Hello Katy and Walter, it’s funny how a little dog therapy has brought my ‘quieter readers’ out into the open. How fab : ) I’m sure Boo would like a run with Walter too.

  6. March 31, 2014 2:31 pm

    Absolutely tip-top ears! I have cats, love dogs too, but they don’t love me- watery eyes, sneezing etc. probably just as well as otherwise we would be awash with animals.

    • March 31, 2014 3:44 pm

      As long as you get along with one of the other, I guess that is what is important. : )

  7. March 31, 2014 3:59 pm

    Last photo very nice!

  8. Elaine permalink
    March 31, 2014 7:46 pm

    Welcome to the world of Lurchers! Congratulations! She is adorable. Not sure if you’ve owned a Lurcher before but they are special and once you have got one…. I now have 7!!! All rescued 🙂 And all different mixes. I could talk for hours on Lurchers but I won’t bore you and your readers. I’m so excited for you, I can’t tell you. Enjoy a life of fun !

    • March 31, 2014 10:34 pm

      Hi Elaine. 7 Lurchers ! wow you certainly won’t be boring me about them. I’d love to ask a few questions about them sometime as you’re obviously a converted natural lol I’ve bought a book specifically on the breed and have been doing some reading online too. All good.

      • Elaine permalink
        April 1, 2014 2:06 pm

        Craig, ask away! If you see my email drop me a line. I see your comment below about being a little thief. So true! I see one of her parents has Saluki in them, two of mine are half Saluki, they are always the last out and the last in, with only one you might not notice this! Please feel free to drop me a line, Lurchers are a ‘breed’ unto themselves and they do require a lot of understanding. A couple of mine have found their third time lucky home for life. I look forward to hearing all about Boo’s progress 🙂

      • April 1, 2014 4:46 pm

        Many thanks Elaine. She’s booked in for her microchipping tomorrow so I’ll hopefully get to ask a few questions then (if it’s the vet we see). Many thanks for the kind ‘question answering’ offer. I’ll make a note of your email and will drop you a line as and when things occur to me. Appreciate it. Have a great sunny day.

  9. April 1, 2014 8:44 am

    Love that face! How wonderful that you two have found your special dog. Lurchers sound like an interesting breed. Congratulations!

    • April 1, 2014 10:48 am

      Thanks Cindi. Lurchers aren’t eve really recognised as a breed in themselves as yet as they are such a mix of different types, sighthounds, greyhounds and so many more. Apparently she’s a ‘little thief’ too so we’ll have to keep her potential kleptomania in check : )

  10. April 2, 2014 9:17 am

    Congratulations It’s very pretty and those ears are adorable seem to speak. It has a sweet and kind eyes. A hug from us to Boo.

    • April 2, 2014 9:36 am

      Thank you. I like the idea of speaking ears : ) I’ll definitely pass on your hug… that’s easy to do too.

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