I thought I'd share the very first photo of them together with you. Misty is on the left and Bramble on the right.
We only ever planned to have the one puppy. However, after much persuading from my family with comments along the lines of 'they'll be company for each other', I got in touch with the breeders to ask about a second puppy.
We were told they'd all been allocated – if I'm honest a little part of me was relieved. A few days later we had a call to say one of the new owners had backed out. Well, my family was thrilled and I too joined in with the excitement, if a little nervous though, at the prospect of two. Well, I needn't have been as having the two has been just perfect for us and was the best decision. They are great company for each other and simply adore one another. At night they put themselves into their own beds, but by morning when I pop downstairs, they've snuggled up together in the one bed!
This is the most recent photo (Bramble on the left this time and Misty on the right) you can just make out my slipper between them. Despite all the wonderful toys and chews we've bought them over the year, they still have an obsession with my slippers. Picking up my slipper with a mouth is the last thing I'd recommend to anyone!
They have brought so much joy to our family and it was a big decision to have a dog (and then dogs) but it's one of the best things we've ever done. For me personally, I'm utterly spoilt as I get to spend most of the day with them. We enjoy long, lazy walks often followed by a bacon roll, for me, and a chew for them. We have conversations throughout the day (although it tends to be one sided on my part) and half the time they look at me with their big, wide eyes as though they seem to understand…. although they're probably thinking, 'what is he going on about now?'
We've had more than our fair share of visits to the vets with a number of incidents. The most memorable and frightening being when they managed to get hold of Dad's medication.
If you're thinking about a puppy then I wish you all the luck in the world. It is a huge commitment and takes up a lot of your time, which has to be considered but it is so worth it. We did lots of research which really helped too.
Our family is complete…. Now where's my slipper, my left foot is cold!
I would love to meet your pet! You may have gathered over the years the Brook family adores animals. I'm on Twitter and would love to see a picture of your pet. I'm @mecharliebrook. What I will do is collate the pictures and put them on a future blog for everyone to see.
We welcome cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice, parrots, fish, hamsters, horses, pigs and spiders. In fact, all creatures are welcome! Tweet your picture to me @mecharliebrook.
Well done if you guessed last week's mystery picture. It was a Dalek! See if you can guess this weeks 'just for fun' photo.
Our busy festive schedule continues here at QVC. I'm launching a brand new range this coming Wednesday called 'Amaya London'. If you love your home fragrance, then you're in for a real treat. It's on the 27th November at 4pm.
Take care and see you soon… Now I must find that slipper!