|Diesel as a puppy , napping
When Diesel was 3 years old we decided to have a child after all. Fearful that my 'furbaby's nose would be fimly out of joint by this arrival, when I was 4 months pregnant we introduced Jeep another BT into the house. Diesel was suitably annoyed and they grew up together, doing terrier stuff as my daughter grew.
|Jeep aged about 2 years
When Jeep got a brain tumour and after nearly a year of treatment to keep it at bay, we sadly said goodbye to her, Diesel was too old to introduce another young dog to. So our old grumpy fella lived out his last years alone. 3 years ago we said goodbye to him too. Being suddenly dog-less felt weird, but a mix of the new freedom and the grief of losing 2 much loved pets made us pause. We paused...and paused...DD wanted a puppy...soon I wanted a puppy too but Mr TM is the SAHD and he does the chores and the dog walking, and the dog-hair-vacuuming, so the final say was down to him.
|Diesel and Jeep in old age
2 weeks ago he suddenly decided that a tiny dog we had seen at a local rescue, who we thought had been rehomed, but was unexpectedly available again, might be for us. As a family we went to the local rescue, filled in forms, answered questions, and were rejected. We were told that not only was the small dog we had wanted unsuitable for us (as she could not be left alone at all, ever, not even for ten minutes due to separation anxiety issues) but that there were no small dogs at all in the rescue that were suitable. We went sadly home, thinking we would just have to wait. But after a family conference we thought maybe a puppy was the right choice for us, it had worked in the past, a dog grows up to know all the routines, any habits a puppy gets tend to be your habits. And sadly while we have time to housetrain a puppy - we don't have the time or the skills to cope with a dog with deeper issues/problems. And so I planned the longer (usually) search for a pedigree puppy ... a border terrier naturally - Mr TM had spoken!
I phoned around and as expected no pups were available without a long wait, I was offered a very young unchipped puppy form one breeder which I confess raised a red flag with me and then...in a strange complicated stroke of luck I spoke to a lady who not only had a puppy but she was ready to go to a new home! I met this wonder pup on Saturday and of course she is now ours.
I would like to introduce Fizz (Arizcrow Pizazz) the new TM wonder puppy. Already gaining in confidence and showing signs of extreme
I shall be boring you will regular updates. ...pupdates
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