19 thoughts on “Islay

  1. What a lovely looking pup! We may be getting a lab pup – a friend of ours bitch just gave birth to a litter, so we are waiting to see how things turn out. Bramble which is our sons dog is going with him and he is moving in a weeks time and Bramble is going with him. So we obviously need a replacement!


    1. Thanks James, she is very sweet! Believe you me though, she is not only holding her own with Pebbles, Pebbles is also being surprisingly gentle and an absolute delight with her. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope you three have a great Christmas and New Year too, and an especially nice break in that cottage in the North Pennines. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. How fabulous for all of you :-}

    Don’t be too harsh on the couple who returned Islay to her breeder. Some years ago I had to make the heart-breaking decision to do the same thing with a Beardie puppy. It was to soon (for me) after losing our old Beardie and I had been talked into taking the puppy against my instinct and own judgement. After a month there was still no emotional bond with the pup and I just knew I couldn’t give him the home he deserved. Taking him back hurt like crazy, and was an exceptionally difficult decision to make, but I knew that at less than 12 weeks old he would rapidly forget the time he had spent with us and it would be much much easier for him to settle into his forever home at 3 months old than if I’d waited a few weeks/months to see if things changed.

    And if I had kept him we would not have been in a position to give a home to Daisy, a nearly starved walking skeleton who is now our Little Miss Perfect, and has the most spoilt life any four-paws could wish for. So there might be many reasons why Islay was available.

    Happy Christmas to you all.


    1. Hi Jayne ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your comment. You are absolutely right, of course, we will never fully know the circumstances that resulted in Islay being sent back and it is always easy to criticise.

      Thankfully, you found happiness again with your Daisy ๐Ÿ™‚

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.


      1. Chrissie, I hope my comment didn’t come across ‘not as I intended’; I did not think you were being critical of the other people.

        Christmas blessings to you all, I suspect yours might be slightly more chaotic than ours!


  3. Lovely puppy. I am so happy for you. Enjoy the puppytime it will be handfull with young Pebbles and now Islay too -)


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