Friday, December 19, 2008


Not the finest photo!

This is Pudding.

We visited the breeder after school today to choose Pudding. All the puppies seemed lovely. I had the choice of 2 bitches and I really struggled to -make the decision.

I chose the first puppy that I held, but not until I'd spent over 30 minutes deliberating. This puppy is slightly taller, lighter (weight and colour), outgoing but less extrovert than the other. This one has a broader head and was soppier! Most importantly she was the first to wag her tail, she fell asleep on my hand and when she woke up she wagged her tail again and then washed my hand. If I'd been making the same choice 2 years ago I may have reached a different decision - parenthood changes many priorities!

Alice was very good, not particularly interested in the puppies except for wanting to hold them (which I vetoed, letting her stroke instead!)

The puppies are available for collection from Tuesday, but I'm trying to be patient and wait until after Christmas, I'm hoping to collect her on the 30th. It's going to be a long 11 days but it will be lovely to have something to look forward to after Christmas.


Three Motherlands said...

Oh, Kate, so pleased for you! Pudding is adorable and she'll be such a welcome addition to your family. Hard to believe something so little will grow up to be so big! Still can't get over how I took Bella home in our cat carrier and now her head wouldn't even fit into it comfortably!

Looking forward to hearing about Pudding's homecoming!

I've been struggling with an awful chest/lung infection the past few weeks which makes phone chats challenging, but perhaps we can have a catchup sometime over the holidays!

lots of love,
Ellen xxx

Virginia and Doug said...

What a georgeous little puppy! Congratulations. I love the adorable pictures of Alice in the previous post,too!

Gin =)

Snickerdoodle said...

Oh my goodness~so cute!!

Snick :)