Thursday, July 01, 2010

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.

27 Comments:

Blogger Cornflower said...

What a handsome fellow Zak is, and how lovely for all of you that you've found him!

Thursday, July 01, 2010 8:50:00 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

He's simply gorgeous!

Thursday, July 01, 2010 9:03:00 pm  
Blogger TheMadHouse said...

Oh my Zak is just wonderful

Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:01:00 pm  
Anonymous lucy said...

he's a beauty! Sometimes, I really want a dog!!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010 11:45:00 pm  
Blogger alice c said...

I think Zak has hit lucky - a lovely garden and two children to play with.

Friday, July 02, 2010 6:16:00 am  
Blogger 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.

Friday, July 02, 2010 7:16:00 am  
Blogger pebbledash said...

What a handsome boy! Looks like his paws are already under the table. Lucky Zac! And all of you...

Friday, July 02, 2010 7:28:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Congratulations on your new family member!! :)

Rene'

Friday, July 02, 2010 12:07:00 pm  
Anonymous 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?

Friday, July 02, 2010 12:34:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, he is beautiful, Rebecca. Look how well he fits right in! Congratulations to you and Zak!

Friday, July 02, 2010 12:57:00 pm  
Blogger 誠侑誠侑 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考.................................................................

Friday, July 02, 2010 1:51:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

And he has soft-furnishings colours, like so many tabby cats - easy on the eye when indoors!

Friday, July 02, 2010 2:03:00 pm  
Blogger A Country Girl said...

he is lovely - I would not have been able to resist either!

Friday, July 02, 2010 2:20:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Oh he's stunning - look at that face! Congratulations x

Friday, July 02, 2010 7:13:00 pm  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

Oh,he's just gorgeous! He looks so incredibly soft.

Friday, July 02, 2010 9:26:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Oh so fun! What a lucky dog and family. He's a beautiful dog!!!

Friday, July 02, 2010 10:51:00 pm  
Blogger Nia said...

He's a very handsome dog! He already looks as though he's settled in and made himself at home!
Nia.

Saturday, July 03, 2010 9:17:00 am  
Anonymous anne smith said...

lovely dog - dead jealous!!! what a beautifully gentle face and eyes! enjoy

Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:39:00 am  
Anonymous Sadie said...

What a beauty! I wish you a long and happy time together.

Saturday, July 03, 2010 11:09:00 am  
Blogger Cybèle said...

What a sweet face...

Monday, July 05, 2010 12:15:00 pm  
Blogger 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............................................................

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 1:24:00 am  
Blogger Guinifer said...

Oh, he is lovely.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 6:58:00 pm  
Blogger cathleen said...

Hi Zak and welcome! You are quite a handsome man...I can see why your family is smitten with you!!!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 8:18:00 pm  
Blogger Lucette said...

what a sweet face.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 5:51:00 pm  
Anonymous 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

Friday, July 09, 2010 7:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Carole said...

He has the same 'I've certainly struck lucky' kind of expression that our rescue cat wears! He's very handsome

Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:26:00 am  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

yay! how lucky is zak?! and beautiful, too!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010 4:05:00 pm  

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