As some of you may have worked out from my teaser comments last week, or as those of you who follow me on Twitter @dalefranklinTV , The Franklins’ have got themselves a new puppy ! May I introduce you all to Ellie, our eight week old bearded collie!
She joined us on Friday and has settled in very quickly to our busy household – Toby interacts with her more and more each day, having looked the other way every time she was near him, except the odd occasion where she needed a quick lesson in dog etiquette from him. Don’t worry Toby fans, he is getting even more hugs and “what a good boy” comments since her arrival (which is probably humanising him a bit) but we want to make sure that he is still our much loved Toby.
Let’s be clear: ALL puppies are adorable
But, as you can guess, I have a huge soft spot for beardie pups. Ellie has an incredible spirit and is very brave for such a tender age. She is also virtually housetrained already, of course there will be accidents ahead of us but as we’ve been blessed with very mild weather since her arrival so she’s spent a lot of time in the garden and obviously been praised when she’s been a “good girl!” She even runs to the back door to let us know! I’ve included a few pics for you and, of course, there will be more to come.
She is technically a black/slate colour but has this amazing brown/red tipped coat colour – a bit like the tipped plush that we see in Charlie Bears – talking of which I’ll be launching a new TSV on Thursday into Friday with Will Morris from the fabulous Forest Friends Collection – so hope you can join us at midnight.
Although Ellie has been a superstar at housetraining, having owned many dogs before, I know there will always be those little – or sometimes larger – “accidents”. You might have the same if you have a pet, or perhaps you just want to remove the everyday dirt that gradually builds up that your vacuum doesn’t always lift?
Well, tonight I have a great solution from British household name Vax with their brilliant Dual Power Reach Carpet Washer – the best value carpet washer we have ever aired. It’s not only a great price saving, but lightweight and powerful – I would go as far as to say that every home should consider having one.
Join me at midnight with Ben from Vax to see our amazing offer. I was going to put it through it’s paces but Ellie needed a ‘Pup Nap’!
I’ll put together a montage of Ellie’s antics in my next blog, until then take care