I have come to the conclusion that people in this world are divided into 2 categories (this is simplistic of course) 1st category - animal lovers........2nd category - take them or leave them!
Me? I think you can guess which camp I belong in. When Poppy had her tragic accident and I had so many people write in to me, it made me realise just how many people out there, love their pets as much as we do.
What a struggle it has been not having my furry best friend around. The space Poppy took up in the house and in our hearts was enormous.
She will never be forgotten.
However it didn't take us long to realise that we needed another dog in our lives. Not as a replacement and not to make the pain go away but to have a dog that's intertwined with us. Its just the way it's always been.......can't explain it ..... it just is.
So the exciting news is our 9 week old puppy arrived yesterday, his name is Pierre, he is a Briard (like Poppy was). We just love this breed. They tick a lot of boxes for us!
Our sadness has eased somewhat with the excitement of buying all the cute puppy stuff.
Toys, special teething puppy biscuits, a new collar ( I wanted bling) but that was vetoed. Its like preparing for a baby coming into your lives. No we are not decorating the nursery!
Pierre will sleep on Poppy's old bed and that will be tinged with some sadness at times.
I am sure his little personality will shine through and we will love him just as much.
I had to laugh because the first thing Pierre did when I picked him up was wee all over my dress, I guess he was as excited as I was!
Yesterday afternoon we just watched him run and sniff and be the cutest puppy on this planet....sigh.
As I am typing this he has his little head on my slipper and is fast asleep.
I will try and control myself and not post a Pierre thing every single day...its gonna be hard!
What puppy tips do you have? Any pics you want to share?