Around a week ago Heather sent me a wonderful update for Albey, who is Ernest and Lily's litter sibling. Albey is from Treacle's litter born April last year Thankfully all is safe. Albey has been on his first holiday.
At the end of September Mum and I took Albey on his first holiday, we stayed in a little house in Newton, Wales that backed onto sand dunes and a dog friendly beach. We were a little anxious about how he'd respond in a completely new environment for long amounts of time but we need not have worried, he loved it! I've attached some photos of his holiday adventure :) In fact, the beach seemed to help with Albey's training... on returning home we noticed how much calmer he seemed. He's grown up into a really lovely dog.
I saw the painting I did of Dolly on your blog while on holiday, painting Albey's Grandma was one of the most emotional paintings I've ever done. Seeing it framed in your home really touched me, thank you for sharing it.
Hope your recovering from your accident the other day, ouch!
Exciting to think that Albey could be an Uncle soon, quite strange too... it seems like yesterday they were puppies themselves!
thanks for yet another wonderful update on your Albey and great to hear he enjoyed your holiday so much. Thanks for your beautiful painting of Dolly. I must admit I did wonder how emotional it would of been for you painting Dolly. I can see your emotion in the striking likeness of her you produced and when I catch a quick glance of the painting, it is as if she is still here. When I first saw it, it did produce a tear or two. That reminds me, I must get myself in the right moment to get her life story wrote up. The started blog has been sitting in my blog drafts folder for a few weeks now waiting for me to feel up to finishing it. It was hard watching her being taken in such a way.
The eye is healing well, thanks.
Only around another two weeks and we should know if Albey will be an Uncle. Fingers crossed!
Love from us all at Poundlane
“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
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