Sunday, April 7, 2013

The adventure begins





At last it's time to collect Bob and Sophie. Bob sees the car arrive and hides under the table. Sophie disappears behind the sofa. The farmers wife fishes them out and places them in a large cardboard box. This is then carried , through the chickens and goats in the courtyard , to the back of the car. The two small heads that peer out from inside accept their fate in silence. Sophie settles down under Bob. Stoic PON's.

Home after a long journey. Bob bounces off into the garden, tail wagging like a metronome. His sister soon joins him. An hour of carefree tumbling and rolling in the grass. Sophie then devours a large meal. She finishes her kibbles first and wanders over to help Bob finish his . Perhaps she won't be so shy after all.

One thirty in the morning. A loud yelp. Angus carries one , then the other, down to the front door. A determined look that says '' Surely you can't expect me to go out there. It's dark ! ". Two puddles in the hallway. So much for house training. Sophie now asleep across my left slipper, Bob across my right. Sophie ever so gently snoring.

Special getting to know you days.

47 comments:

  1. Special days indeed! You might want to wear wellies inside until they get the hang of outside trips. Tor, Willow and Tucker welcome Bob and Sophie graciously, offering them biscuits. Welcome!

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  2. At least they woke you....or rather didn't keep you awake all night. So happy they're home, at last.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  3. Ah yes, a new puppy owner isn't really allowed to sleep through the night until the potty training is done. Can't get enough photos of Sophie and Bob! It reminds me of when our now 10 month old pup arrived here at age 3 months. Thank you very much for your wonderful blog and sharing Bob and Sophie with us.

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  4. How wonderful! Special days indeed. Losing sleep is worth it when you get the heartwarming reward of puppies asleep at (or on) your feet in the wee hours. We so look forward to reading about Bob and Sophie's adventures as they start their lives with you. It's a big adjustment for them, but dogs are amazingly adaptable, and these two will fall in love with you and the Font in no time. So happy for you! Wishing you many joyful days ahead (and hope you don't step in any puddles). ;)

    Purple Magpie, Mitzi the Dog and Emmy the Bouncing Puppy in California

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  5. I was getting ready to go to bed(11:10 pm here in the USA) and was just about to turn my iPad off and I thought just maybe you had put something on your blog about Bob and Sophie. I was so happy to find pictures and the story about your first day and night. The fun begins. So glad I am able to start this journey with you and the pons.

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  6. I did the same....one last check and sure enough there's a post from Angus! Those rascals will entertain us for sure! Happiness is......

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  7. Yes, such special days!
    Gosh, they are adorable Angus!
    Congratulations!

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  8. Special days, special dogs. Welcome, Bob and Sophie. Looking forward to your adventures.

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  9. Welcome to your new home - BOB & SOPHIE ! We have all been waiting for your arrival. Oh what a new life you are going to have with ANGUS & The FONT. Oh boy!
    Hugs galore from the Westcoast of Canada! Beaucoup des bisous, EDENA

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  10. I'm so excited they're home...I can't wait to read about all their adventures....even the house training ones :0)

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  11. Ahh, so pleased you have them home.

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  12. Oh! Those black noses so cute!

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  13. These are the days!
    The two little ones asleep on your feet; they know they're home. Could they possibly be any more adorable? It sounds like all has gone splendidly on their first day with you even with the puddles..

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  14. We are so happy that you're home, Bob and Sophie! You are both so adorable!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  15. Now Bob, I want to have a word with you right away, dog to dog. About the matter of food. Now I may not have a sister, but believe me I do have experience of wee female puppies who put on this big act of being all shy and timid, and no soon as your back is turned, they're stealing your dinner. (Yes, Bunty, I am thinking about you). The worst of it is, the humans will think this sort of female behaviour entertaining and amusing, and if you step in too aggressively, you will find yourself considered to be the villain of the piece. So I strongly recommend you stay close to your food bowl, subtly guarding it, and if possible eat it all up before Sophie so much as thinks of taking a mouthful.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS from Gail: welcome Bob and Sophie, I am looking forward to reading all about your exploits, and so of course is Bertie!

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  16. Happy days - tiring nights? Congrats to the new dog parents - may you all live happy and well. Form Susanne, Foxiie Daisy (always stealing dinner from the cats) and Kirili

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  17. My how these two beauties have grown....they're getting cuter by the minute.
    So happy that they're finally home at the ROF with you and the Font...seems as if it took forever to get there.
    They're settling in quite well, sleeping on slippers, exploring the garden and piddling in the hallway....let the fun begin!!!

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  18. Lovely! As VirginiaC so aptly said - let the fun begin!

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  19. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! You are homeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Let the adventure begin!

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  20. Welcome to the Rickety Old Farmhouse Sophie Pon and Bob the dog. How different they are already.
    I think Bob is going to be a big fellow.
    Distance raspberries for that fluffy tummy.
    How wonderful.
    Glad you are all home safe

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  21. Welcome Bob and Sopie!!

    I am finding myself a little choked up after reading this post. Partly because I remember the first days after I brought Todd home almost 2 years ago. The special moments like the first night at home and other "first moments" are treasured and savored and pass much too quickly. I look forward to getting to know this special pair!

    How do we refer to your new additions? Wilf and Digby were "the Boyz" -- Are Sophie and Bob going to be "The Kidz?" :-)

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  22. Bob and Sophie, I'm so happy you're in your new forever home. I can hardly wait to hear your new adventures!!

    (tell your Dad, he needs to take the capcha off of this new blog - it's hard for eyes to see those numbers/letters)

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  23. Wonderful! Love those pups. Such adventures to come.

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  24. I remember that yelp from a young pup in a new place. His puddle was on the couch though.

    We are so happy this long-anticipated day has arrived.

    Wirey woofs to Mr. Bob and Mlle. Sophie.

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  25. Awww! I've been waiting for this for a long time! I'm so happy for you and 'the font' and I know Sophie and Bob will have a wonderful life in France! I can't wait to hear about their first meeting with Madame Bay!

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  26. A special welcome to Bob and Sophie! I look forward to their adventures.

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  27. welcome puppies!!..they are just too beautiful..x

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  28. The piddles heard 'round the world! :)

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  29. Yay Bob and Sophie are home! Can't wait to hear how they are greeted by the locals.

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  30. Welcome, welcome! New babies bring so much joy! Congratulations.

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  31. Welcome Bob & Sophie we look forward to reading your daily blog of fun and laughter!
    Bev and Rupiec xx

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  32. absolutely lovely!!! I have been awating your babies with great anticipation. nk

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  33. wonderful photos - my, yes, they are already big. the joy, the joy...even amid the mess. welcome, Bob and Sophie; I, too, look forward to reading your adventures in this blog.

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  34. They are sooo cute! They look like they doubled in size since the first pictures. Seems like they'll settle in right away as long as they get to sleep near their new mom and dad. Fun. Cindy & Tiger

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  35. They have done some growing during the time you were away. I do love watching Sophie though, she is still a little timid, isn't she? In the photo at the Rickety Farm she is right behind her brother, in photos here she seems to be sitting to the side of him, or behind him. I am eager to see her tearing around with Bob, and I just know she will be sitting up front one of these days.

    Cheers,
    Jo

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  36. We agree with everyone, they are big and appear healthy! Enjoy them, I know we will!

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  37. What a lovely family! I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures and misadventures. Best of luck to you.

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  38. Welcome home Sophie and Bob.

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  39. Welcome home Bob and Sophie, I wonder if they know they have such a large worldwide following. Let the adventure begin.

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  40. I came over from your Farmhouse blog and don't see a follow button here. Your puppies look like fun.

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  41. A very welcoming & happy hello to sweet Bob & Sophie...what a blessing, such fun news...congratulions!!
    xoxo J~

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  42. That would be...*congratulations* (invented my own word there)! ;)

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  43. I have missed so much - including another important milestone in your life. Welcome to Bob and Sophie! I am sure that they are going to allow your spirit to soar again. I just wanted to wish (belatedly) many, many happy years together. I am smiling for you..

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