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Today is the first birthday of our Twinies, Dillon & Darcy! Happy Birthday little ones!
At just 12 weeks old, I remember meeting these cuties. All tiny and fluffy. I remember thinking to myself ‘how will I ever tell them apart?!’.
Well it didn’t take long at all. At 16 weeks old I took Dillon & Darcy out for their first ‘big dog’ walks. It was just the 3 of us and it was so fun. So quickly I fell for their little cute, sweet and cheeky personalities.
Darcy quickly stood out as the braver of the two. She would (and still does) race up to any new dog in the park (no matter the size) and shower them with lots and lots of puppy kisses. Dillon would hang back, moving behind my legs, until his sister deemed it alright to join in.
Then as a regular spot became available Dillon & Darcy joined our weekly walking pack, making friends with such pals as Skippy, Little Bear, Maddy, Hugo, Molly, Barney, Chilli, Elvy, Bella & Dave.
The Twins (or Twinies as I call them) obviously came from a bigger litter of pups and had other siblings. But as they were adopted together and have such a strong bond I gave them the nick name as ‘The Twins’ also now ‘Twinies’. I find it really cute that lots of people around Balmain also refer to them as ‘The Twins’. And if you call out ‘Twinies’ they come a running! Dillon has also inherited the nick name ‘Dilla’ from me and Darcy often gets called ‘lil Darcy girl’ as she is just so little and cute.
There has never been a dull moment on my walks with the Twins, I have found them to be such a great addition to our pack. And even though they are farely hard to photograph (being black and fast) they are just so adorable in every way.
I’ve asked Dillon & Darcy’s mum & dad to write a little something and they have also included some cute puppy photos, enjoy!
Today is Chelsea’s (unofficial) 12th birthday. So a very Happy Birthday to Chelsea girl!
I first met Chelsea a couple of years ago down at Mort Bay Park in the ‘pit’ early in the mornings (before I’d start my ‘working/walking’ day). Chelsea and her mum were part of a large group of us that would meet up each morning as all the pups got along so well and so did the humans. We all became fast friends with a good mix of dogs of all sizes and breeds. Chelsea (just like Dash) is half German Shepherd & half Greyhound, you can not only see this in looks but also in her lovely, endearing & loyal personality.
I call Chelsea ‘my Chelsea girl’ as apart from her mum that she adores, I get the feeling from her that I’m a very special person in her life as she races towards me each time I call out when I spot her in the park and makes me feel like it’s of the highest importance that we have a hug.
While Chelsea and I don’t have regular weekly walks together we do see each other from time to time either for some occasional walks or just down at the park. At 12 years old Chelsea is full of beans. She loves to play, fetch, run, swim and do her ‘Chelsea’ dance which includes a lot of spinning & twirling. She is in such good shape that apart from the light greying around her nose & mouth I don’t think she looks a day over 5!
Due to moving house over the years Chelsea & her mum haven’t been able to locate any puppy photos, so I have selected my fave from the blog. Chelsea’s mum, Connie, has written a little on how she adopted Chelsea way back all those years ago. Read below
So today is Rose’s (unofficial) 11th birthday. A very very Happy Birthday to lil bunny girl Rose ( or as I like to sing to her ‘Rosy Rose Rose Rosy’).
Rose and I first met back on the 12th of October 2010 almost a year after she moved all the way from the USA . As I walked in to her front room the very first thing that I noticed was that this little cute, slightly greying back lamb of a dog was smiling at me. Not just smiling in the sense that her mouth was open and tongue out like most pups. No, Rose actually was showing her little teeth with her lips curled up into a smile. I quickly learnt that her mum had taught her to do this on cue. And from that day on every time I arrive to pick Rose up for her walks, I will ask her to ‘smile Rose’ which of course she obliges .
Rose is such a little sweet thing, she always makes me feel very special when I come by to pick her up with a little dance for back and belly scratches, smiles and lots of hugs. Rose loves a good ball game, loves a swim and LOVE LOVE LOVEs her treaties. Rose’s mum isn’t quite sure what exact mix of breed she is, maybe some poodle mixed in with a portuguese water dog? With one ear up and one ear kinked and a purple/blue-ish tongue Rose is a very pretty & unique looking pup. And for this reason she also goes by the nick name Bunny, I think it suits her to a T!
So normally on these birthday blog posts I ask the mums & dads of the pups to write a little something but this time we are very lucky to share this excerpt & puppy photos from Rose’s very own blog (that she shares with her mum). Have a read and click on the link at the end to read Rose’s full story (this pup is an exceptionally wonderful writer!).
The Good Dog! Film fest is debuting in Balmain this August, 17th – 21st 2012. Award winning short films and local entries will be screening at our local town hall (the Balmain Town Hall on Darling Street). All films will be about dogs, feature dogs or be all things dog related. It’s very exciting so spread the word and invite EVERY dog lover you know!