On Thursday my wife and I collected a beautiful Bearded Collie puppy from a breeder named Elaine (who incidentally is a QVC viewer).
We shocked the kids having said for the last couple of years we wouldn’t replace our beloved Emma who was with us for over 16 years. They had given up all hope of owning a dog again!
So, they were ecstatic with joy when they saw the new puppy and all the other presents we had bought them were instantly forgotten.
Charlie Brook rang me and suggested ‘Carpenter’ as he would be doing little jobs around the house!! Sorry Charlie, we’ve bought a perfect puppy and – I kid you not – he hasn’t left any unwanted gifts in the house at all. Hope I’m not tempting fate.
In the end Alex suggested that we write a shortlist of three names on bits of paper and then put them in a bowl and ask ‘puppy’ to choose!
Yes we laughed as well … but would you believe it, he picked out a piece of paper with the name Toby on it and thus named himself.
He’s settled in so quickly and has already grown so much in a week.
Until next week, take care.