Monday, September 12, 2011
We are constantly in need of new recruits for our working dog pack. Some are getting old, and need to spend their retirement taking it a bit easy. We've not long taken charge of three pups, so I thought I'd share them here. The little fellow above will be given to one of our friends. He's got very short hair, and feels the cold. It was a little rainy and miserable here on Friday, so I quickly cut into my stash of polar fleece and made a little coat for him. If he ever grows into his ears, he'll be a big dog!! He was quite small when he first came home, but he's now outweighing his sister. I did have to Photoshop his eye [red eye], but the 'blue' you see is a trait quite common in this type of working dog.
This is Meg. We will hopefully breed from her in due course, if she lives up to expectations in the field. She is a little more hairy than Little Bill, and such a gentle little thing.
We haven't given this guy a permanent name at the moment. I'd like to call him Dude, but the jury is still out. He's the monster of the pack, and very much like another dog we've had in the past. One of our dogs is the father of the pups.
And, not to be outdone by pups, our son and DIL have just sent us a photo of their newest foal, a little filly with very long legs, which I am sure they are hoping she will put to good use on the racetrack. Her name is Chloe around the paddock, not sure what they'll call her for 'racing purposes'.
Okay, just one more to show you her legs!!
I know...................I can't help it, I love baby animals.