Alfie is from our first ever litter of the Brittany crossed with the Cavalier born April of this year, so is our Blottie and Bumble's brother with their parents being Henry and Smudge. Joan and Colin who took Alfie in to their lives have a place in France and they planned to take Alfie out to France for his first time, this summer.
A couple days ago I got a lovely photo of Alfie sunning himself in the Alps and then an email to tell me about his journey out to France and how he was taking it all in.
I'm loving the pictures you have posted of the puppies with aunties and mums and cousins. They really are a beautiful little dogs and a joy to see. Well Alfie had his first long journey yesterday, and it was long too, with delays at Folkestone and very busy rest areas as it was a French holiday changeover weekend.
We set off to catch the 4.40 am shuttle, and he took it in his stride although he was a little sick on the bendy roads. The rest of the journey he was a little star, our stops at the rest areas were chosen for their good dog walking facilities and he was very interested in all the new smells. We arrived at about 6 ish French time and he tucked in with gusto to his evening meal. Today he has had his first walk up the mountain path and spent the rest of the day watching us set up his bedroom area and generally getting into mischief. We have a garden but it is un-fenced, but he has been good and not strayed far from us when we take him out for the toilet.... A few tiny treats used with the clicker keep him focused!
Sadly last week he was stung by a wasp so he now looks on most flying insects with suspicion... I just have to say "nasty" "leave it" and he backs off. The fun will begin on Wednesday when our family arrive for a short holiday, they're very good and are keen to learn how to give him commands but he just looks on them as playmates. He really does love all children as when we are out he is drawn to them.
We have been laughing today as we be discovered that from the back Alfie has a happy dogs face on his back made by the patterns of his markings, I'll have to send you a picture.
At the moment all is calm as he is sitting on the balcony in the sun listening to the cow bells and sniffing the air......what bliss! But mischief could happen any minute. I spoke too soon , he' just gone sneaking off upstairs! I'm off to investigate!
Love and best wishes
Thanks for that Joan. He looks very much at home in France and in the photo below, I certainly can see a face, but more of an angry one at that angle. Lol
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!