Monday, 23 March 2009

Surprise! Surprise! Aka Double Trouble!

Three weeks ago we went to see a litter of 5 week old rough collies.
They were born 3 days prematurely and we chose the tiniest (3ozs at birth; his siblings were 5 ozs and a bit).

We went to fetch our Tiny Tim on Saturday.

Tiny Tim
We came home with his best brother buddy, too - Tough Ted! (Well, Ted thinks he's tough but he's very laid back really!

Tough Ted
With thanks to Loretta for the photos. More to follow soon!


JJ Beattie said...


They are so divine, Pat. Ohhhh, I so want one too.

I am so glad to read that you've got them... so very pleased for you.

Pat Posner said...

Thanks, JJ
They are divinely chasing each other around the furniture right now. That means they'll flake out for a couple of hours afterwards.
It must be what writing around human babies is like.

7am Outside for wee and play, inside for food, outside again. Play again. Sleep time. Repeat four or five times a day until

Flowerpot said...

He looks GORGEOUS. I'm utterly smitten Pat! So glad you ahve another dog...

Pat Posner said...

Erm, Flowerpot, you did see two puppies and not only one, yes???

Kate Hardy said...

Pat - they're GORGEOUS! So pleased for you.

And yep, writing round puppies is exactly like writing round babies *g*

The Weaver of Grass said...

Tess is madly in love but cannot choose which one to pin her heart on.

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Kate
I knew you'd like them!

Weaver, I'm not surprised your Tess can't choose. At the moment it's so hard to tell them apart she'd get confused anyway. I know who is who when they're both facing me but I've had to paint Ted with green food colouring so I can tell who's who from the back.

Mickmouse said...

They are totally adorable Pat, so fluffy at this age!
Congratulations on your new arrivals!

Lane said...

Ooooh Pat!!

They are gorgeous! I'm so thrilled for you, I'm going to use the exclamation mark with abandon!

Sooo sweet!!!!

Nell Dixon said...

Oh, they are so cute - I knew some more digs would come into your life soon.

Pat Posner said...

Thanks, Michelle and Lane.
Hopefully, because they'll grow up with sheep almost from the start, they'll just accept them as part of the scenery and training them not to chase will be doable.
The sheep won't be back here for a few weeks and that timing should coincide with being able to take T&T (when their injections are completed) out of the gate into the big wide world.

HelenMHunt said...

They are so beautiful and I (and the furry N and Ns) are so very pleased for you.

Tam said...

Soooooo cute!!! My daughter has severe puppy envy and is on the verge of getting on train to dognap them :-) I have to admit, I'd be right behind her.

Hope they bring you much pleasure
x x

L-Plate Author said...

Oh Pat,they are so beautiful! But as one who has an older dog with Flynn who is now nine months old, I don't envy you the 'in between' stages!

But they are so worth it, even when you are tearing your hair out, aren't they!

Chuffed for you x

Pat Posner said...

Nell, the house up the hill feels happy again.

Helen, I think my furry N&Ns would enjoy playing with Tim and Ted - 'til they all realised they are cats and dogs!

Thanks, Tam.
Lock up your daughter if she gets the urge *smile*

L-Plate, I've probably got a few months of hard work ahead but, yes, it'll be so worth it.
Puppy yaps to Flynn.

Anonymous said...

Oh Pat - I'm sooooooo jealous!!!!

They are Adorable with a capital A. Can't wait to see them, hopefully before they grow too much more!

Trust you are keeping well.
CJ xx

Kate Hardy said...

Pat - you painted your puppy green???? Poor Ted.

I can tell he needs to be dognapped and brought east *g* The kids agree with me. (Byron, however, heard the phrase "Tough Ted" and went to hide among the shoes...)

Amanda said...

Oooh, how beautiful! So pleased for you, Pat xx

Shirley Wells said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pat. Can't wait to meet them.

And hey, the sun's shining today. I'm sure you're all having great fun playing in the garden.

Done any writing since they arrived? ;o)

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Crystal
Easter hols might be a good time?

Kate, I used pink (natural) food colouring on his white ruff first but Peter is colour blind and although he can't see green that well, either, he can see the 2 stripes.

Thanks, Amanda!

Shirley, they crash out for around a couple of hours after every long play sessions, so I write then.

Kaye Manro said...

What sweet babies, Pat! I bet you'll have so much fun with them.

I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in a while. I didn't mean to let you slip through the cracks of blogland. It happens sometimes when we get too many things going at once. But here I am now saying hello! I hope we can keep in touch on a regular basis. Kaye

KAREN said...

They are beyond cute!! I expect you're worn out by now :o)


So cute. More photos please TFx

Debs said...

Ooooo they're so beautiful, I want to cuddle them right now.

I'm not surprised you took two, they're so sweet.

Honeysuckle said...

Oh, they really are gorgeous! What a life eh? - play, sleep, sleep, play. I could cope with that!

Maddie Moon said...

Ooh, adorabubble! What fun you'll have together!

Pat Posner said...

Good to see you again, Kaye
Karen, the hardest part is watching to see when they need to go outside (into the soggy wet garden).
More photos coming soon, TF.
Debs, watch Grumps doesn't get jealous!
It's a great life, Honeysuckle.
Tim and Ted approve of adorabubble, Maddie.

Cheryl said...

Tiny Tim, Tough ted, what great names! They're adorable.

Pat Posner said...

Welcome, Cheryl

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh. I am in love. This makes me want to open the door to as many puppies can fit through!! Alas, two big furry guys are probably all I can handle presently. But, I shall happily visit yours whenever I can. Keep those photos coming!! And, congratulations on your handsome and sweet additions to the family!

Pat Posner said...

Thanks, Pamela, Edward and Apple

I wondered when you'd 'see' the news and pop over.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

AAAAWWWWW! They are gorgeous and you are one lucky puppy mum! I just know they're going to bring you loads of joy!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog and saw your puppy's photos and I couldn't resist. So sweet.

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Vanilla
I think I'm a lucky puppy mum, too!

Welcome, Susan. Tim and Ted are irresistible, aren't they!
I love the dog photos on your blog.

Jill Corcoran said...

They are adorable. I want to hug them!