We have recently been in touch with the other owners of puppies from the same litter as our beloved Bobby dog. So here is a slideshow of Bobby and his brothers and sisters!
The puppies are now 10 months old. Their dad was brown miniature poodle and their mum a black and white cocker spaniel. And what an amazing variety of puppies they have produced!
Winnie (the wet dog in the woods and the one bounding along the beach) seems to be the smallest and the one with the most poodle like hair. Our own Bobby doesn’t have very poodle hair and does shed a bit. All owners report happy, mischievous but good-natured dogs. The benefits of this blended breed are intelligence and trainability, but they are also just very cute.
Here (possibly not in this order) are:
Kiara – sleeping on a bed Noodles – in the garden, Ted (puppy from 2nd litter) sleeping on sofa and half off bed, Charlie on a red cushion(from 2nd litter), Bobby on a Duvet, Patch sitting on sofa, Kiara (black) on the floor, Tascha on the floor x2, Kiara in snow, Winnie in a field, Winnie close up, Bobby sitting nicely for his photo to be taken, Bobby having destroyed a toy in 20 minutes ( ‘what do you mean I wasn’t supposed to eat it?’), Alice (puppy from 2nd litter)sitting/lying on green grass. Hope you enjoy the parade.
And because usually this blog oftens contains weighty spiritual stuff about God (well, okay not that weighty) I’ll end with a joke:
Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.”
And God said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.”
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.
And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.
And Adam said, “Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”
And God said, “No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.”
And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted.
And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.
After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.”
And God said, “No problem! I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.”
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.
And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility.
And they were greatly improved.
And God was pleased. And Dog was happy.
And Cat didn’t care one way or the other.