“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M Schulz
Meet the newest edition to our family – Harry!
Harry is an Australian Blue Cattle Dog – a working dog in the finest of traditions. Although I suspect he’ll go the way of all dogs in this household; an ‘inside dog’ with couch privileges and a penchant for comfort and fine food…
He’s a new brother for Bert, after the loss of our much loved Charlie Dog earlier this year. Harry is from the same bloodlines as Charlie, and he came to us in the most serendipitous of ways. An old friend from my College days, a good country girl, rang to wish me a Happy Christmas, and said delightedly that I’d never guess who she was with. Turns out she was having beers with another old mate, who had supplied Charlie to us all those years ago. AND he had a litter of pups with him, two of which were still up for grabs.
I got in my car and drove two and a half hours, to have a cuppa and share memories with my friends, and to look at the pups still without homes.
But one pup chose me. A fine strong young lad, he was already allocated, but the moment I turned up he ran over. When I sat down on the grass he jumped straight into my lap and stayed there. As we went inside for a drink he sat at the door and cried. In short, this little boy stuck to me like glue.
“Geez,” said Benson. “I’ve never seen anything like it. You’d better have him then.”
So Harry came home with me. A bundle of energy with a constantly growling tummy, and a need for fun and attention. He’ll fit right in at our place.
Lucky for me he is also fond of blogging…