'If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.' Marjorie Garber

Friday, 3 December 2010

Introducing Rosie!

I just can't believe that more than a month has passed since I posted the photo of Mowgli in the washing machine!
Well, those of you who follow my Sister's blog will have read her exciting news about the adoption approval. I know Denise and Mr Bun will be superb parents and I am eagerly awaiting becoming an Aunty again to some special little souls. Now that all the children in our family are in their teens or early twenties, it will be lovely to hear the warming tones of children laughing and playing at family get-togethers. How different next Christmas will be! My youngest daughter is the current youngest grandchild at sixteen; when Denise asked her how she felt about not being the youngest anymore, she said: "Oh well, you had all better make the most of it, whilst you still can! Bring it on!"
Talking of adoption, I have recently been approved too, not to adopt a child, but for a bundle of canine fun and energy! Just under three weeks ago, we brought home Rosie.

A big thank you to the Four Paws charity for allowing me to adopt Rosie, (formerly Nica), and for the wonderful work they do fostering and rehoming hundreds of abandoned  and unwanted animals.
Rosie is a Labrador cross Husky and is keeping me on my toes! She is just five months old, has had very little training so far but is very affectionate and intelligent, and I think she will be the kind of dog that my darling Misha would have been proud to have known and would have loved to play with.
Some people may think that I've rushed into getting a dog again but it felt like the right time for me. At times, such as when Rosie mangled my glasses and pooped at the top of the stairs, I have thought: "What have I done?" But then I remember when Misha, at only a few months older, decided to play catch in the garden with my husband's handheld Palm database - amazingly the Palm survived! 
Quick! Hide me, that dog is coming!
Bless! Rosie, oh soo sweet when she is sleeping!

Ssh! Don't tell that darn dog where I am!
And then there are the times when Mowgli runs up to Rosie and smacks her on the nose. She rises to the bait and gives chase, and yes, I know, the dog is not supposed to chase the cat but sometimes it all happens so fast that I'm left reeling, not knowing which way to turn! Reminding me of  a few years ago, when we were having tea with a work friend of Hubby's. Polite conversation was flowing, cakes were being consumed when all of a sudden we heard an almighty rumpus coming from their back garden. Misha had decided to chase some chickens. They didn't tell us they kept free range chickens! We never did get any eggs.
Oh the joys of having a puppy! More news will follow shortly...


  1. So glad you did it,Rosie is lovely, more pictures of her please.

  2. I'm so glad you have a new dog to love. Puppies are exhausting aren't they, but so worth it. Have fun with the training and please give Rosie a big cuddle from me.

  3. Hello there Aunty!
    Lovely pics and writing in this post - thank you for your kind words :-)
    Can't wait to see how Rosie is this week and if she's changed, she probably has! Misha would have had such fun with little Rosie, charging around and scuffing up the lawn! In fact, it seems to me that Misha is really glad that Rosie has moved in to take care of the family ;-)
    See you later,
    D x

  4. Oh sounds like you have got your work cut out for you, she will turn into a real treasure I bet.

  5. how sweet little Rosie is (albeit a tinker too)... I am sure you will all blend really well... and never mind the chickens - if they can't warn you, well! Love Helen x