Sunday 17th July 2011 – And they’re off

Well they’ve gone. It was panic stations yesterday as my Mistress was sorting out the final things for her trip, and fitting the village Fun Day around packing up the car. You’ve never seen so much luggage. To be fair my Mistress has packed most of her food for the journeys so that they don’t have to leave the dogs. My cousin is going with them too. Shadow and my Mistress are both excited and so is Megan. They were all scurrying round getting in each other’s way. Shadow wanted to make sure her favourite bed was in, my Mistress was more concerned about their passports. Shadow wanted to take the bone we’ve all been sharing, my Mistress said she wouldn’t have it in the car as it really is starting to look a little on the grotty side.

Megan had been begging to be included in the trip and as a concession to the fact that Shadow isn’t very keen on travelling, my Mistress agreed. It seemed a better option than having Shadow cry for the whole 2000 mile round trip. Shadow is much happier when one of us goes too, to hold her paw.

The rest of us stood out at the front and waved them off. Shadow has had all sorts of good wishes for a successful trip, not just from the long list of people waiting for puppies but from people who wish our breed well. It will be Megan’s turn next as long as this next few months doesn’t put my Mistress off altogether! I think Megan wanted to see what all the fuss was about and exactly what she would have to do.

Once the’d gone, we sat around coming up with possible names for the puppies. I wanted Anastasia for a girl and my Master thought maybe Aphrodite. For a boy I thought maybe Aardvark. We may need to keep working on it, but I don’t suppose it will actually be our choice.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

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