Saturday 23rd July 2011 – Pacing up and down

I know I’m going to make a nuisance of myself today. I’m going to be pacing up and down, checking with my Master if he has heard any news from them and whether they are nearly here yet. I’m so excited about seeing them. I’ll have worn myself out with all the stress by the time that they do come home. I have a plan for passing the time. I’m going to bookmark all the sites that Shadow and my Mistress are going to need for the things we need to buy ready for the puppies. We are going to need a little set of scales to weigh them on. I want some pictures of the puppies looking cute being weighed, like the one we have from when Megan was little. We are also going to need a set of puppy collars. They are very small collars in different colours so you can tell which puppy is which. I just know we are going to end up arguing about which puppy will get to wear which colour. It will be ok unless Shadow has more than six puppies and then we’d need a different system, or maybe two collars each so you could have different combinations. If I’m as excited as this now, how am I going to be by the time they arrive? I just hope everything works out all right. I don’t think I could bear the disappointment if it doesn’t. My Mistress has explained that I need to be prepared, but I don’t think I can be.

It’s funny to think it’s only a couple of weeks since out fun day. It will be great when the puppies are big enough to come to one too and we can have family reunions, like the ones I used to have with my family when I was a kid. I miss my own family. My Mum may have to have an operation on her leg and I’m worried about her. I hear by email, but it isn’t the same as being able to meet up and have a good sniff.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

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