Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Warning:May contain traces of dogs.

Many paws have passed through the pages of this blog in the three and a half years of its existence. 
When we began I had my lovely constant companion, Willow, and we shared many walks with you.
I was distraught when she died.

 Before Willow we had Daisy our first ever dog. Like Willow but with a black head. She was from the pre-digital era so I don't have any photographs on my Computer except  this one. Its not a success but it gives the idea and shows feline paws too.

And who could forgot Porky and Blodwen? We had them on various occasions.
 They baffled Willow with their size, she didn't baffle them, they were oblivious...to many things!
 Conveniently sink sized, and completely underwhelmed by great Art.

My son had a dog for a few years, the delightful Denny. Noisy and enthusiastic and very intelligent. She came to stay a few times causing the cats to run up impossibly high and unsuitable for climbing Leylandii trees next door.

Then we had a visit from Indie. She is a real treasure and so peaceful and gentle you could take her anywhere. So we did! Here she is cooling off in Bassenthwaite,after a visit to Woolfest.
Then we met Dylan, a little cutie being looked after by my friend, when we went away to the Lake district for my birthday last year.
Another one of Denise's charges came to us for a night,
Dexter.

When Willow died I thought I could never love another dog.
I didn't feel I could manage a pointer again and thought I'd just enjoy looking after other people's dogs.
Then a few weeks ago along came Missy.
When she went home after a week we missed her more than we had expected. 
We felt ready for a dog again.
So we made a few enquiries. 


and in two weeks and two days Hetty will be coming to live with us.

But Willow will always be there in the background to keep and eye on things.


59 comments:

Trekky said...

Hetty looks beautiful. We have a friend with a minature schnauzer, who is very cute & comical. Hope Hetty brings you lots of joy. And no, we never forget our pets. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!

Pat said...

She looks beautiful and I hope you have lots of fun together - I bet you can't wait to bring her home. Hetty looks as though she is going be a real character and I am sure Willow would approve. We have a Golden Retriever and a Border Terrier and it has been fascinating seeing the different personalities together.

Ruth said...

Hetty is adorable! You always know when the time is right for a dog in your life. Have fun.

lilylovekin said...

I'm so happy for you, I know Willow will always be the one, but Hetty will bring much love and joy.

Julie said...

Oh dear, now I want a Hetty :-) Not long now till Friday! Enjoy your beautiful new friend.

Pomona said...

Hetty looks adorable! In fact they all do - I wouldn't be without the furry members of the family - they enrich all our lives in so many ways.

Pomona x

Penny said...

Lovely, you will have fun with her.

jinxxxygirl said...

They come and go in our lives(what cruelty that they cannot live as long as we) and each take a piece of our heart when they leave.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

So happy you have found Hetty! You are sure to enjoy much love together.

Sandy said...

We never forget our past dogs, but life would be so empty without our present one. Loved seeing them all. Your new one is sure a cutie.

Patty Biermans said...

What a cuty she is!!! Maybe I will be a grandmother of a mini schnautzer someday! I hope... Wish you all the luck and fun with Hetty. hugzz...peebee

alice c said...

oooof. I am stricken by the wanties but I am thrilled for you.

Jacqui said...

Hetty is adorable! I'm so pleased you have taken the plunge with a puppy again. There's always more room in our hearts than we think.xx

Jan said...

You are getting a puppy!?! Oh I am happy for you, glad you are ready again. And a teensy bit jealous;-J You won't be sorry.

Susan said...

I love the photograph of the dogs peeping over the sink, it's brilliant. A new puppy, she looks beautiful, and what a lovely name for her.

paddysdaughter said...

So glad to hear you are getting another dog - Hetty looks very sweet and I look forward to seeing how she grows and becomes a member of your family. One never forgets or replaces past dogs, just adds another individual to the line of wonderful canine friends who came before. May you have many happy Hetty years to come.

Judy Martin said...

I am so glad that you are finally getting another dog. I remember Willow fondly.

Enjoy Hetty.

connie said...

:-) What a beautifully written post today. We do love our furry friends! Enjoy Hetty!

Linda McMullan said...

Ah! Lovely Hetty. She is going to bring you so many hugs, so many companionable nights snuggled on the sofa, watching movies. Good for you - there is nothing in the world like a good dog to make your whole body turn into happy, contented, wholeness.

ArtPropelled said...

Hetty is so cute!I'm sure you are counting the sleeps.

Thimble Fingers said...

Just wonderful news - your heart knows when its ready. Hettie is just beautiful and I'm sure she'll bring you much joy, love and happy memories of her own. So happy for you.

jan said...

How cute she looks, I sure you'll have lots of fun with her.

Miriam Weaver said...

I bet you cant wait, I know I spent our weeks holiday in France wishing the days away so I could get home to pick up Betsy. Every day her little character is growing she is so amusing, despite the early mornings (which I'm getting used to). She is such good company, and I really enjoy getting out for a walk with her every day.Hetty is a lovely name for a Mini Schnauzer, it really suits her!

Menopausalmusing said...

Will you just LOOK at that little face! She looks adorable and is going to a very loving home. Wonderful news.

Heather said...

What a lovely doggy blog post Jackie. They all look adorable and Hetty will be no exception. Our ages deter us from getting another dog, much as we love them, so we 'borrow' other peoples or sneak a quick stroke and cuddle when one comes our way. You will love having Hetty and we look forward to hearing all about her.

Chloe said...
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Chloe said...

Aw, what a lovely post. Hetty looks gorgeous, very much looking forward to more photos :)

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Maggi said...

What a lovely collection of photos Jackie. Hetty looks so cute and Willow will always be in your heart anyway.

Victoria said...

Oh Jackie, I am so very happy for you! She is a cutie-pie, and you won't regret it. I still talk to Mo's photo every day, as I will truly miss her forever, and no one can ever take her place, just like no one will ever be able to take Willow's. However, I am very happy that I took a chance and adopted our Ellie. I feel that by caring for her, I am honoring Mo and all of my past dog loves. I think you will enjoy having a little dog! Ellie is about 30+ pounds lighter then Mo was, so I can scoop her up and carry her around, and what a great snuggler she is! A real comfort. With one child grown and on her own, and another approaching her 18th, a little dog is a fabulous place to put all that mama love, that otherwise wouldn't have an outlet! You are going to love it! Wishing you many, many, many happy years with your adorable little Missy! xo - Vic

Sandie said...

She's a cuty!
We miss our furry friends don't we?
I miss my Bobby dog so much.

Love the mirror frames by the way.

Hugs,

Sandie xx

melbatoast68 said...

Oh. My. Goodness! How cute is Hetty? I have discovered that if you are a pet lover, then you are always a pet lover and there is a hole in your world when you don't have a pet to fill it. They never replace the predecessor but create new love to enrich our lives. Enjoy!

ferinn said...

Hetty looks adorable.I'm sure she'll soon be settled in and much loved.Our pets are much more than that and always have a place in our hearts.

Rachel said...

Hetty looks like a great addition to the canine procession!

Bluebell Designs said...

Oh She is gorgeous...you will have so much fun together! Lovely to see the gallery of K9's too.

Beverley said...

Congrats on having Hetty coming to live with you.
We just had a new cat come and stay with us called Lola. She is 5, and her owner had allergy problems. It is working out very well.
Bev.

Iz said...

After growing up with dogs, it took us far too long to realise we could have a dog all of our own. And while having the Whippet can sometimes be a pain in the whotsit, we just couldn't imagine life without him now. Hetty looks so lovely, I don't know how you can wait two weeks and two days!

verobirdie said...

Welcomevto Hetty! Can't w ait until she arrives.

veronica said...

I have a miniature schauzer and she is so clever and intelligent (with a bit of obstinate) and is a brill. companion even if a little noisy. I wish you much joy.

Sheep Rustler said...

What a sweet post :) Our lives should be made up of beloved furry people :) Enjoy your new pup!

silverpebble said...

Huge huge congratulations. She is irresistible, and has the most fabulous name. I have a tear in my eye.

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Locket Pocket said...

Hetty will love her new home and you will love having her too! Lucy x

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a wonderful post, I loved reading it. Hetty looks so sweet, wishing you many happy years together x

veryberryhandmade said...

Am not a very sentimental person but you brought a tear to my eye with your lovely memories. Hetty looks like an adorable little character - I hope she settles down with you very happily.

KeepOnStichin said...

I love the wooly grey socks and tiny black shoes she's wearing ;)

Norma Bullen said...

Hetty is just gorgeous Jackie, thanks for your Doggie posts

Norma

herhimnbryn said...

Gorgeous dogs all. Pleased that another has 'found' you. It was meant to be.

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Hatty is so amamzing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friko said...

There you are then, it's hard to manage without a dog. I'm glad you are ready for a new companion.

Corinna Nitschmann said...

Thanx for this loveful, nice posting!!! Fluffy regards: Corinna

Linda said...

Oh Jackie that is such great news! I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of Hetty and hearing all about her.
Great blog title ;-)
And the last photo brought a little lump to my throat...
XXX

Jules said...

Hi Jackie,
How lovely to see all your previous canine incumbents in one place!
And how cute is Hetty? What a sweetie!
I am so glad to hear that you are feeling ready for a new hound about the place, for me a mutt makes a house a home and I cannot bear to be without one. I'm very happy for you.
And yes - I also feel quite sure that Willow will be supervising from a higher plane, I know Bert was greatly influenced by Uncles Oliver, Charlie and Smudge!

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Dylan so cute! they all amazing)))
ooo, Hetty so nice)) aaa))

Pam said...

Oh my gosh Jackie! She is the ant's pants!! Just gorgeous! Congrats.
Hope all is going spiffy for you. x

Living to work - working to live said...

What a wonderful discovery on a dark November morning. Am sipping my pre-dog walking coffee, so you'll have a bit of an understanding of my life!

How great to discover someone who loves dogs and textiles and isn't the internet such a wonderful place that I can discover you.

Hope Hetty is settling in.

Living to work - working to live said...

What a wonderful discovery on a dark November morning. Am sipping my pre-dog walking coffee, so you'll have a bit of an understanding of my life!

How great to discover someone who loves dogs and textiles and isn't the internet such a wonderful place that I can discover you.

Hope Hetty is settling in.

Nicole Glorie said...

Thank you ... I needed this ... our beloved Myra left us forever a week ago, after almost 10 years of sharing our lives, I miss her so!
Nicole - Belgium

Donna said...

I was only a "lurker" when you lost your beautiful dog Willow. I cried along with your post for your loss. Crying again now, but hope you have lots of years of lovely, joyous fun with your new friend.



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