Falling in love again



No, I haven't suddenly decided upon a Technical Advisor upgrade but there is a new man in my life.



It is almost a year since we lost our sweet, Springer Spaniel, Teal. We simply couldn't imagine getting another dog for some months, we still had Oakley, our ageing English Setter so we were not dog-less, thank goodness. But in the last few months the tide began to gently turn. Pressure was building, some people (i.e. those family members who do not clean the house) kept mentioning puppies.


I am very much afraid I put my foot down on the puppy front, they tried to wear me down, at one point the children emptied out there money boxes and offered to pool their resources. But I still said no.



I was a mean Mummy. But we really did want another dog.

So we began to ring around and we got lucky.

Oh so very, very lucky.



This is Zak, he was destined for a working life on the moors, striding out in search of grouse.



But he is not so interested in the working life, he did not want to stride out, he wanted to hang around his master.



So now he hangs around us. We went to meet him the weekend before last and it was love at first sight, he came straight home with us. I think he rather likes his new life.

Comments

Cornflower said…
What a handsome fellow Zak is, and how lovely for all of you that you've found him!
TheMadHouse said…
Oh my Zak is just wonderful
lucy said…
he's a beauty! Sometimes, I really want a dog!!!
alice c said…
I think Zak has hit lucky - a lovely garden and two children to play with.
Krawuggl said…
He is such a beauty and I am sure he is a very happy dog now. And looking in his eyes I am sure that he exactly knows that. You are right about the puppies, not only some mistakes on the floor could happen, they are also very time consuming with education and that all. I know what I am talking of, Anni is now nearly one year old but still ages away from being a well-educated, quiet and calm dog. So choosing an older dog and give him a happy new home were everybody loves him, cuddles him, plays with him, walks him, feeds him without demand, that´s a fantastic new life and I could imagine how glad you all are now.
pebbledash said…
What a handsome boy! Looks like his paws are already under the table. Lucky Zac! And all of you...
Anonymous said…
Beautiful!! Congratulations on your new family member!! :)

Rene'
Elizabeth said…
Lovely! He looks happy.
So nice to rescue an animal, no matter what the circumstances. Those kids can certainly wear one down, can't they?
kim said…
Oh, he is beautiful, Rebecca. Look how well he fits right in! Congratulations to you and Zak!
rachel said…
And he has soft-furnishings colours, like so many tabby cats - easy on the eye when indoors!
A Country Girl said…
he is lovely - I would not have been able to resist either!
silverpebble said…
Oh he's stunning - look at that face! Congratulations x
Dragonfly said…
Oh,he's just gorgeous! He looks so incredibly soft.
Thimbleanna said…
Oh so fun! What a lucky dog and family. He's a beautiful dog!!!
Nia said…
He's a very handsome dog! He already looks as though he's settled in and made himself at home!
Nia.
anne smith said…
lovely dog - dead jealous!!! what a beautifully gentle face and eyes! enjoy
Sadie said…
What a beauty! I wish you a long and happy time together.
Cybèle said…
What a sweet face...
天花天花 said…
人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................
cathleen said…
Hi Zak and welcome! You are quite a handsome man...I can see why your family is smitten with you!!!
claire said…
I seem to keep coming across blog posts about beautiful happy dogs just now when we agreed finally that it's not the time for us to have a dog - too busy, too many children, too much stuff - but oh boy do I want a dog
Carole said…
He has the same 'I've certainly struck lucky' kind of expression that our rescue cat wears! He's very handsome
yay! how lucky is zak?! and beautiful, too!!!

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