We're buzzing with excitement at home right now. After several years of longing, many discussions and lots of research we are soon to be welcoming a new family member!
I grew up throughout my childhood with a wide and varied collection of family pets. From Molly our English setter (a master in stealing food!) to Joey the budgie and Toffee the rescued Persian cat… the list goes on and on!
We've set our hearts on a Cairn terrier (not pictured!). I wasn't very familiar with the breed at first to be honest. It was my other half who suggested the Cairn. If you're uncertain like I was, I'm sure you'll be familiar with Toto in the Wizard of Oz? Well Toto was a Cairn. They are fabulous dogs and when I mentioned it to Alison Young she was over the moon as she had a Cairn many, many years ago.
As you can see, we've bought the bed (currently and temporarily occupied by our Charlie Bear door stopper!), we're preparing the home, reading up and getting lots of advice on the Cairn terrier (especially helpful is Ali Young… I'll buy her a coffee when I next see her!) We're visiting some Cairns in the next few days, I'll keep you posted!
Back to Molly though, our gorgeous English setter from when I was a little boy. She really was unbelievably clever (albeit wrong!) when it came to eating and taking food. She would eat virtually anything. I can still hear the cry of dismay from Mum when she discovered Molly had eaten my sister's entire birthday cake – just a few hours before the party!
And then the time with the angry fisherman, when Molly had sneaked up and stolen all the bait from his bucket. She came galloping towards us with rag worm dangling from her mouth and looking thoroughly pleased with herself!
Take care and see you soon!