Paul phoned to say that the journey back to Hayling Island yesterday was totally uneventful, & Ellie hardly stirred.
She's settling in well & she Brodie are getting on fine - they greeted each other like long lost friends when they awoke this morning. It seems very much as if Ellie is intent on ruling the roost, (of course, 'twas ever thus with the distaff side! ).
We suspected that Ellie might be coming into season, & indeed she has, so regrettably she'll have to give the Havant meet & greet a miss on Saturday.
Paul has promised further updates as & when, but so far, so very good.
Má tá grá agat dom, tabhair grá do mo mhadra. ~ Love me, love my dog.
On my way home with Bonnie and Sam I spotted a lady with a large black dog and a small black dog. I turned round and passed her slowly from behind. Still not sure I turned round again and it was Ellie, Brodie and new Mum. Had to pull over and have a chat. Guess where she slept last night? She is even prettier in the flesh. Look forward to seeing lots of her. Joy
Lovely progress report received today from Paul & Linda on Hayling Island.
Just a quick up-date on Little Ellie,
First of all we have named her Mia, long story but she is referred to as Mini or Me (Mini Me as in the Austin Power film). She looks an exact mini copy of our Greyhound Brody & she soon picked up her name (Mia) and is responding well to living with us.
Brody and Mia get on so well, they sleep together, eat together out of the same dish if we do not supervise, and play together although Brody often takes himself to a quiet part of the house when she gets too energetic.
She runs round the house like a hurricane, but likes also to sit quiet and loving everyone who visits.
Our garden is now a big mud-bath, both chase round and round at full speed, it’s like a black blur at times, the mud however gets everywhere.
We have not let her off lead yet but I think we will soon start training her to come back.
Although she responds to cats I don’t think she would hurt them; ducks and swans are another story, she goes for these as soon as she sees them, we are now walking her past a pond so she can get used to them before letting her off.
We have some new photos, taken when she opened her Christmas presents.
We received the vax certs,& the Vet says we should wait to March to have her spayed, 12 weeks after her season finished.
I met Paul and dogs the other day they are super - as Paul says Ellie now Mia are identical in everything but size. It is so lovely to see two dogs enjoying each other like Bonnie and Sam. Barney it is on Hayling Island not in it. Love Joy XXX