Got invited for dinner and came home with a Spaniel.

(36 Posts)
TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 01:54:14

And I'm still not entirely sure how they managed it confused

So after dealing with losing our big lad (risk #1 - room for one more) and giving ourselves permission to have a nice, easy puppy for the first time in years, instead of the high needs, unwanted and unwell we usually get, I've got a Cocker spaniel curled up in my lap...I suspect Jedi tendencies on behalf of my rellies!

Yep, instead of our puppy we have a 2 year old Cocker who has a collection of stress related anti social behaviours.
Jolly good hmm .
She adores DH and is currently in my lap peering around me to flirt at him grin
I can't say I'm not happy about it because she's got the bones of a beautiful, generous and solid dog and I look forward to meeting the real her but I really would like to know how it happened? It's a bit of a blur 'coat, phone, dog, yep. See you next week' <loads car> 'Wait...what?'
I suspected collusion on DH's part but he says not.
Surely it can't be the pure, unicorn-esque, power of long black eyelashes and soft brown eyes alone? Or will I have to admit I am softer than Mr Whippy?
Oh well, progress diary ahoy.

Somethingyesterday Tue 27-Aug-13 02:01:34

Oh you're lucky! I could just do with a dog at the moment.

What's her name?

westcoastnortherner Tue 27-Aug-13 02:05:26

Very jealous grin

howcomes Tue 27-Aug-13 02:05:35

Love that you literally left after your meal with a doggy bag smile

TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 02:57:50

grin Doggy bag, brilliant!

She's called Annabelle, it's slightly more of a mouthful than I'm used to tbh. Due to an apparently threatening reflection of herself in the window incident she already has a less complimentary name from DH. She is snoring her head off in his armpit currently, so that's both of them making a noise like a pig in echo canyon angry my old girl is looking at the scene with great distaste grin she is not a fan of noisy sleepers.

I had prepared for a long wait for the next one. Funny how it happens sometimes. Enjoying the honeymoon though, the graft starts tomorrow.

TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 09:22:31

Ok, she near shit herself at the postie.
This morning walk was interesting.

Sigh. Who knew being a sucker for a pretty face could be such a weakness...oh yes, everyone blush

mistlethrush Tue 27-Aug-13 09:26:20

Something - the rescue I got our lurcher from needs an urgent foster home for one of their dogs so that they can take one from the pound that will otherwise be PTS today.... Some foster homes turn into permanent homes... wink

Frenchfemme Tue 27-Aug-13 09:36:41

Not quite the same, but last year I went to buy a second-hand coffee table and came back with a kitten. Not even a vacancy, as I already had 5 cats and a puppy! Enjoy your new family member.

Somethingyesterday Tue 27-Aug-13 09:39:33

How I wish I could....smile A walk without a dog always seems like a non-event.

Sadly impossible at the moment.

mistlethrush Tue 27-Aug-13 10:09:55

Something - my parents lost their dog about 7 years ago - since then, rather than getting their own dog, they look after their friends' dogs at various times - just for the day sometimes, picking them up for walks, or if there's a holiday or illness etc, simply having the dog to stay for a while.

MrsFrederickWentworth Tue 27-Aug-13 10:15:47

Love this thread, wonderful idea.

Am sure Annabelle will calm down as much as cockers can safe with you and adoring DH.

LinghamStyle Tue 27-Aug-13 10:24:50

Mistlethrush I'm looking for a dog! I'm in Scotland though and I have children (probably being on MN already gave me away on that one!) so probably not suitable for a foster home but I would be delighted if you could recommend any decent rescues near me (if you know any that is!) I've had a look on the internet but haven't been to any yet as I wanted to educate myself on the process first.

OP I'm very jealous of you! That's why I'm trying to derail your thread grin

mistlethrush Tue 27-Aug-13 10:27:50

I'll pm you so as not to derail the thread further blush Lingham

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 27-Aug-13 10:32:16

I've been asked to look out for homes for a. Four month old Cockerpoo. Owner's husband just diagnosed with life-changing illness sad

b 18 month old wire coated jack russell. currently fostered with distant relatives of original owner, but dynamic not working with their own two dogs.

LinghamStyle Tue 27-Aug-13 10:34:13

Thank you Mistlethrush, that would be great!

LinghamStyle Tue 27-Aug-13 10:38:53

DameDeep that's really sad sad I started looking at rescue dogs online and was sobbing at some of the stories. That's why I haven't been to look yet, I need to know what I'm looking for exactly or I'll break down sad

Also doesn't help that the breeds I really like are not really suitable for my lifestyle. Bloody pesky children!

TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 11:10:52

Derail away, a loving home or dogs needing homes is never a proper derail anyway as it is not pointless.
Too many pups need understanding people.

Ours just ate the clicker, which will serve me right for 1) assuming she was still sleeping 2) not making sure the treatbag and clicker was appropriately stored.
They said she wasn't a jumper, no she's not, she takes the slow road and climbs!

LinghamStyle Tue 27-Aug-13 11:51:53

Totally see, I knew you wouldn't mind grin

mistlethrush Tue 27-Aug-13 12:08:53

I would understand eating the treatbag and treats (or at least having a good go at removing treats from said bag) but not the clicker! I hope it doesn't do any damage on its way through and safely comes out the other end.

TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 12:24:53

I say ate, looking at the bits the treats were eaten but the bag and clicker just got crunched up and spat out (although I think there'll be a bit of bungy in a poo tomorrow) it's all good fun.
She's getting schooled in manners by the cats grin. One less job for me, bless her furry socks.

I would love it if a pup found a home on this thread. You never know!

goodasitgets Tue 27-Aug-13 12:42:47

(Outs self)
My friend went to buy a sofa and came home with a donkey grin

mistlethrush Tue 27-Aug-13 12:43:28

Glad the main bits didn't get properly eaten Bursar as they might have clogged things up and I'm sure you've not sorted insurance out yet....

If anyone doesn't have the cat issue that Lingham has, Heidi needs a home soon - she was due to be PTS, so taken in, then got taken to the vets to be spayed, to find that she was in pup. She's been a good mum, good with other dogs, and really good with the current fosterer's small relatives.

(and there are some really lovely squidgy puppy pictures there too)

blush

ilove Tue 27-Aug-13 13:12:29

Messaged you re the cockerpoo - would go well with our Fauve de Bretagne!

TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 13:25:37

A donkey eh? That is spectacular! Would have loved to have been there when they got home!

Mistlethrush - she is insured and we can just pick up the policy with barely a blip - they're just happy to keep the payments rolling in. Funny how it was much easier to sort it when we want to give them money than take it, I expected a much longer call <cynic> the microchip on the other hand hmm . Luckily we're in a position to afford any catastrophes should the worst happen. We are pretty prepared after giant breeds and Flatcoats (one of which could injure himself on fresh air).

TotallyBursar Tue 27-Aug-13 13:26:47

Ooh, fingers crossed for you ilove.

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