The plan was that me, hubby and little boy would go to have a look at some puppies on Thursday evening and, if we liked one, we'd put down a deposit and pick it up in a few days, once we'd had chance to buy all our puppy equipment. When we arrived, in the pouring rain, we were taken over to an outdoor enclosure where three dogs were chained to a wall with a kennel each for shelter. The two puppies were in what looked like a homemade guinea pig cage with half the floor space taken up by a muddy puddle. When the owner took the puppies out and put them down in front of us, one puppy sat down and had a good luck at me, the other ran off, jumped on the daddy dog and swung off his neck. I knew I'd found my dog (the well behaved one, not the little terror).
After checking him over properly, we told the man that was the puppy we wanted, he decided he couldn't tell them apart and went inside to find something to mark our puppy. While he was gone we discussed whether we should leave puppy living in those conditions. When the man came back with a roll of selotape, which he tried to wrap around puppy's middle to identify him, I decided we should just take our puppy and go.
Which was all fine. We managed to create a bed for him from the guinea pigs travel box and an old fleece blanket, and hubby rushed out to get some puppy essentials. It was only once I was in bed I was struck by "oh my god, what have I done" panic, which kept me up most the night. But so far it looks like I didn't have anything to panic about. He's a lovely little puppy, very cuddly, responds well to training, he even sleeps through the night and keeps his bed clean and dry! So that's the story of how Merlin came to join our family. Technically we bought him, but I think we rescued him. And this blog has a Merlin/wizard theme in his honour.
But before we can admire all the wizardy goodness, I need to give you the answer to Friday's Guess the Theme. The theme was Super Mario - Princess Daisy, Yoshi (dinosaur), fire flower (power up), Donkey Kong (gorilla), Toad, Princess Peach, plumber, racoon suit power up, Tatanga (alien) and Koopa (tutrle).
|Children's Door Sign by CraftyPumpkin|
£21 (+ £2.30 p&p)
Handpainted in Acrylics on Canvas Board. Ideal for a childs bedroom. 10 x 12 " (25.4 x 30cm) approx
|Merlin/Arthur Ring by TheNerdyFekt|
£2.30 (+ £2.20 p&p)
Merthur ring. Perfect for any BBC Merlin or Merthur fans. Measures: 5.3cm around ones finger.
|Small Wizard Pengie by yourpengies|
£4.27 (+ £2.30 p&p)
This magical Pengie can be all yours, in any colour you desire.