Just realised that I'd never hit 'post' for my reply to your commentShe is a beauty
She sounds amazing Andy. You can see in her eyes that she has a great nature.Just realised that I'd never hit 'post' for my reply to your comment
'Thanks, she is indeed, a very pretty , petite springer .Her real beauty lies within though.. I've had dogs all my life (now mid 50s) and she is seriously the most loving, affectionate dog I've ever come across, ( and I've been lucky to have amazing dogs).
She was a thing of joy from the moment I went down to Yorkshire to pick her up. However it was 2 1/2 weeks later that I realised that she'd accepted me as the 'new boss'. That was the moment she just never left my side.
We've been literally joined at the hip ever since. She, as ever, is tucked in next to me on the sofa as I type this..
Everyone who meets her just falls for her polite but sweet and loving nature. I've been truly blessed.
Just under a year now until her younger half sister also retires up here with me....cannae wait. '
My one is black except when casting you can see the brown through the black just now, been casting a helluva lot the past two weeks got to hoover up every day before I am allowed out to play. can you Hoover a dog?Took this one this morning when its dull and you can see the difference in colour.
Bigger bundle of fun since the last pic I saw Alan! Wee cracker.
Pair of posers.It's been a long time since an update on Lola....
She's doing great coming up to her first birthday, loves the long walks in the country, is a strong swimmer and is getting more confident every time, and will seek out dummies, balls, etc with her nose with a great success rate so far. I am not training her to work, just to enjoy herself and when she is playing "go seek" she is never happier.
Here she is swimming in the river. The stick she went in for is probably in Sunderland by the time this was taken, but she was determined to find it....
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Here she is thinking about her first dive into water too deep for her to stand up. She's definitely not too sure about this one...
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And here she is taking the plunge for the first time!!View attachment 58584
And away across the river away from me....usually I have to lead and she follows...but she's off and away to join the dogs on the far bank.
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Anyway, she is such a lovely well natured dog, keen to learn, loves life, friendly, not always obedient, and has truly been a godsend to our family.
So...we took the plunge....here is Lola with our newest member of the family and my new joint BFF Oscar, a sable roan cocker.
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And here is Oscar in his usual pose...
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I was a little worried about getting another dog because Lola is so lovely, I didn't want a dominant dog coming in and spoiling things but so far it's gone great. They sit together, play together, chase each other, steal each other's food and I think there is a little of the mothering instinct coming out in Lola.
Couldn't be happier. I'm looking forward to the madness of taking two cockers out into the country...
Just one more photo...honest! I just looked to my left and saw this....View attachment 58590