Monday, April 8, 2013

Our first full day together.





Our first full day together. Bob leads the way out of the front door into the garden. Sophie follows reluctantly  behind. She pauses on the doorstep as if to ask '' Do you think this is wise Bob ? ". Two minutes later and she's happily eating the peonies.

Lunchtime. The two dogs safely penned in together . Or so we think. Imagine our surprise when Sophie wanders, nose down, into the ground floor kitchen. ( Thankfully the steps to the upstairs kitchen are still too daunting a prospect to be explored alone ).  Sophie has learnt how to escape. Stage one is to use her brother as a trampoline to get onto the roof of the cage. Stage two is to leap with the agility of a circus cat from the roof of the cage over the bars of the pen. A decidedly unhappy Bob sits sad and folorn waiting for her to return.

It's now two thirty in the morning. A sprint down the hall  at the sound of the early morning '' I need a pee ' howl. Bob takes my arrival as the cue to widdle. Sophie thoughfully waits until I open the pen door. Maybe we'll get the hang of it tomorrow?

Today Bob and Sophie will be meeting the builders, the man with an electric camera who checks for blocked drains, the mayor and possibly Madame Bay. Both dogs and owners are getting along swimmingly .


37 comments:

  1. They are just darling, you have made my day complete. Thanks for sharing these darling little "adventurers" with the world. Something tells me Miss Sophie has a mischievous side to her!

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  2. Simply adorable faces! That's okay, they will eventually get the hang of going out to pee. But, having said that, Willow will be 11 this November, she still sometimes forgets. But that's okay, they are just too cute, and that's all that counts!

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  3. Ah, memories!! Do they make doggy doors for rickety farmhouses?

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  4. Are the sides of your and "The Font's" face sore yet? I'm smiling just looking at your photos, but for you and "The Font" having Bob and Sophie doing things at full puppy speed would be enthralling.

    So many memories and so many adventures are ahead!

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  5. The first picture says it all, Bob is in the house. Him just standing in the door way takes my breath away. It has been so long since a pon has stood there. Oh, this is a happy moment in time.

    Sophie, you go girl. You are going to give us a lots of things to laugh about in the coming years. Poor Bob left behind in the pen all by himself, kind of hard to believe. Bet he was thinking " what just happened?"

    Hope they learn fast about going out side to potty. At least it makes good story material for you.
    So glad you had a fun first day.

    When do they get to visit the cafe? That should be another good story.

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    1. After looking at the top picture again I see I made a mistake, that is Sophie at the door and not Bob.

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  6. it's always those quiet, shy ones, isn't it....

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  7. Scotsmad read my mind before my thought was formed. Wonderful seeing them on the grass. Puppy pads?

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  8. Loved the vision of the shy and retiring Sophie trampolining off her brother's back to escape!

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  9. Oh my goodness, so funny and so sweet. Still waters run deep with that little girl, I think she only pretends to defer to her brother. Smart!

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  10. The stories are going to be very good with these 2!

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  11. Love the close-up of Bob in the second picture, the white around his nose looks like it's blowing back in the wind created by his running. And Sophie? You go, girl.

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  12. Capers already, fabulous!
    What a lovely picture of Lady Sophie across the threshold. Very proprietorial. Typical Pon, fantastic! And what a beautifully imperious pose from Master Bob in picture four. It seems to me that they are absorbing the energy of their surroundings already. They look different today and already very settled. I am sure Wilf and Digby are around to lend a guiding paw or two.
    Oh how I yearn to kiss those noses!
    Have fun!
    Teena and Merlin
    xx

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  13. How happy your home must be again, now that you can enjoy the patter of 8 little feet and get up in the middle of the night for bathroom brakes. We're also looking forward to see if they earn a bit of croissant on the morning walks to the cafe.

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  14. Oh Bob. First you let Sophie eat yor dinner. Now you're being used as a springboard for escapes. Time to man up, pal.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  15. Perhaps Bob and Madam Houdini - is it too late to change?

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  16. What an exciting time for you and also the puppies. I wish you all the best in your journey together! :-)

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  17. Two bundles of mischief with so much fun ahead of them.

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  18. Puppy time - Lady Font and Ongoose will have a lot to deal with, not only the peonies... lucky doggies.
    Dogtailwishes to all of you, hopefully the builders will be clement with you and the budget.
    From Southern Italy Susanna, Foxiie, Daisy and Kiri

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  19. Oh you pupsters are just lovely. We are enjoying your new adventures already and know Mr Wilf will be so proud of you both.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  20. What a wonderful first day together.
    I knew Sophie was going to be the one to watch....she's smart, that one. I think when she's playing coy and quiet, she's masterminding her next smart move.
    You go girl!!!
    Loved the second close-up photo of Bob, he looks like he means business in a cute sort of way. He knows he's in charge of security at the ROF.
    Best of luck with the workmen today.

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  21. I always thought PONs had clown noses...now I know that it is because they are circus dogs. These two are going to be a barrel of fun.

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  22. Sophie welcoming us at the door way is a heartwarming sight indeed.
    The pup's farm held lots of interest and adventure for them. Lots of play, walks and toys to keep them amused and entertained are in order or the curious little escape artist (s) might be found anywhere! They're smart, Angus, and adorable beyond words.

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  23. Welcome lovely little PONs, you are simple toooo cute !
    Many thanks, Angus, for sharing those beautiful photos with us, I really enjoy following the new adventures of Bob ans Sophie, as I did for Wilfee and Digby.
    Belle journée à vous quatre,
    Veronique

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  24. Just a quick word of caution. Peonies can be
    toxic. Plenty of info on the web.

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  25. Hmm, my two year old grand daughter, also named Sophie, and your Sophie seem to share the same type of agility!

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  26. Ah yes, you must be smiling all of the time with those two pups. I smile just seeing the header to the blog. How much do they weigh? I have never met a PON in person.

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  27. It's so much fun to observe the differences, and they are many, between the sexes of our dogs.
    Before we got Apple, Edward used to sit patiently outside the back door waiting for it to open. Apple took one look at this, rolled her eyes, and stood up on her fat puppy legs and pushed, and pushed, till it opened. Edward followed her inside with a "Jeepers. I didn't know you could do that!" look on his face.
    Girls, no matter how shy they may seem at first blush, are incredibly resourceful.

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  28. The great escape, who would have thought Sophie capable of it?!
    Love the photos Folks, all the best!

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  29. Yes, please keep telling us about the new children. It makes me so happy reading your posts. Big hug!

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  30. Bob and Sophie are just adorable and they are going to keep you TOO busy!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  31. oh. tear in my eye. i remember wilf sitting like that. looking straight into the camera. patiently posing.
    to have two wee babies in the house. how wonderful does it get! and we thought sophie was the sigh retiring one! LOL.

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  32. Looking forward to lovely adventures with Bob and Sophie as you all become intimate and familiar. Good luck with the house training!

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  33. Hooray ! I haven't stopped by in awhile and I was loading the "rickety farmhouse" blog I was hoping that this might be what I'd find. Bienvenue !!
    Bob & Sophie much love from les Gang at Black Street with special welcomes from Miss Winnie Dixon & Sam

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  34. Aww! Wo could be mad at those sweet faces? I'm sure they'll get the hang of going outside in a few days! It appears that Sophie is going to be the brains of the operation!

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  35. OK...so you made us cry with happiness....we heard rumors (from that big blabbermouth Bertie) and it's with joy we see your new arrivals...Welcome to the world little ones....you have a wonderful new home...we can't wait to share it!!!

    XXOO Scruffy, Stanley, Lacie and their Mumsie

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  36. YOOOOO HOOOOO its us!!!!! well of course you two dont know us( your predecessors did) but we came to welcome you and say hello. Listen the using your brother as a trampoline is pretty advanced...You two are going places( I move the chairs for Archie and he uses it to jump on the table) Looking forward to all of your adventures!!!!!!!!!!! Love Aggie and Arch

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