Sunday, 10 October 2010

The New Man in My Life

I have just realised how long it has been since I posted anything on here, I blame the new man in my life for taking up too much of my time!

Please say hello to the newest addition to our household, Brodie.

Brodie is a 10 year old Liver and White Springer Spaniel that we have adopted from the 'Dogs Trust'. He came to them as a stray found somewhere in Ireland so we do not have any history on him before he was taken into the care of the Trust. When he was examined by one of the Trust's vets it was found that Brodie had a damaged kidney and appalling teeth problems. It was decided that the best course of action was to remove the damaged kidney and while he was under anaesthetic to do what they could in the way of dental treatment.

You may remember that our previous dog, Brian, had also come to us from the Dog's Trust so that made the process of adopting Brodie much easier as we did not have to wait for a home check or Vet check. I went for another older dog because I cannot walk very far or very fast so I needed a dog who did not need more exercise than I could give him and one that would not be running around my feet and tripping me up.

When we brought Brodie home he had only had his big operation 3 weeks previously and he needed to put some weight on but apart from that he is a lovely dog. He is very well behaved and has been trained well. We think he may have been trained as a gun dog as he loves to retrieve a thrown toy but we have yet to find the command to make him give up the toy once he brings it back to you!

Our cat Oscar is still not too sure of Brodie, I am sure it will be alright but it is just taking a bit of time for them both to get used to each other. Oscar is still a bit frightened of the dog whilst Brodie can get a bit jealous of the cat.

So that’s my excuse and now I will get back to crafting.


  1. Brodie is absolutely gorgeous, and I can see how he could take up all of your time! When we introduced our spaniel, Mojo, to our cat they took a while to get used to each other, but four years on they're the best of friends, even if Mojo does still get jealous! Have fun with you lovely new boy :D

  2. Brodie is gorgeous. I love springers though dont tell me three labradors that, they'll get jealous ;-)

  3. gorgeous :) Love the tongue rolling in the 2nd pic

  4. oh my...i didn't know dogs' tongues could do that!!! ;0)


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