Saturday, 17 June 2017

It's All About Rick



I shall try hard not to bore you all with endless dog stories in the future but just for today it’s all about Rick. 

Early (because of the heat) yesterday morning we met Rick’s foster mum, Marie Christine, and took him for a long, supervised walk along the River Lot in Cahors.  Apparently we passed the test!  We then had to spend a few hours killing time in Cahors before we met up again at the Dog Refuge (it didn’t open until 3.00 p.m.) in order to sort out the necessary paperwork.  Everything seemed to take forever and I was just desperate to get him into the car and introduce him to his new home.  Finally we were posing for happy face adoption photos, saying our farewells and on our way home.



We had been warned that he barks incessantly in the car.  He behaved beautifully, one little bark at a passing lorry.  

Today we went out for an early morning walk through the chestnut woods.  He has met Diane (a brunette) and Joy (a redhead) and they all sniffed each other’s bums.  He has barked at the sparrows and sat patiently while his new owners tried to figure out how to put his harness on.  He pulls a bit so the harness is a lot kinder than just a collar and leash.  

He is affectionate, doesn’t snore and doesn’t climb on the furniture.  At the moment he is just too good to be true.  I love him to bits.





28 comments:

  1. So far so good. He looks nice.

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  2. Sounds like everyone scored!!!

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  3. He looks like a good dog for hugging. Just the right size and a thick, soft coat. :)

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  4. He looks adorable - everyone we know seems to be getting a new (extra) dog at the moment. Will he need to be trimmed for the heat?

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    1. Possibly, although he is accustomed to the heat. We probably need to find a local poodle parlour.

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  5. He is cute, I'm sure he'll have the 2 of you trained in no time.

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  6. So happy for you and Rick. A win win on both sides. May you have a wonderful life together!

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  7. He sounds perfect and that last picture is adorable. Congrats on the new member of your family! -Jenn

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  8. Here boy.... woof woof. FETCH!

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    1. He played fetch today with a tennis ball.

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  9. Oh, he's gorgeous, and sounds as though he'll be the perfect companion.
    Looking at his long coat, he will need a lot of grooming though, so best to get that into his daily routine as soon as possible. I'm speaking from experience here !

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    1. I've groomed him twice so far, very gently, and he seems to enjoy it. I trimmed his fringe this morning!

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  10. Certainly a 'feel good' story. I'm sure you will give each other a lot of fun and happiness as well as love and devotion.

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    1. I hope he will love being with us. He seems happy so far.

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  11. It sounds like Rick will enrich your lives. I like the look of that dog - a little bit wild and unkempt... unlike his suave and sophisticated new owners.

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    1. I'd like to think I'm a bit wild and unkept!

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