Saturday, January 10, 2015

He's here!

Charlie arrived yesterday. It was a long day for him and his flights got changed and he had a longer than expected stop over in Sydney.

But he's here!

He gave Amy a big lick "Hello" at the airport.

He looked all over the back yard and checked it out

He took a selfie to send to his cousin Angus, the black Lab, in New Zealand.

Smile Charlie!! Good Boy!!

And right now he's having a lie down on the bed with Amy. It's been a big few days


Where's Charlie?

It takes a bit of time to organise flights, especially when you've got to arrange for a stopover and change in Sydney - and it's Christmas/New Year/January in Australia and everyone goes on holidays and everything shuts down. 

So we're waiting for Charlie.

Jack taught Beatrix about being a dog. She'll give Charlie a hand as he grows up. And she'll teach him about Tummy Rubs and Cuddles. Jack knows that Tummy Rubs and Cuddles are Very Important.

Max is ......well, Max. When Charlie gets here she'll have another family member to worry about and look after.

Beatrix is excited. Beatrix is always excited.

As for Roddy, he's a cruisy kind of guy. He's just waiting. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Charlie's Coming

This is Charlie. He's about six and half weeks old and he lives on the mid North Coast of New South Wales.  

In a little under 2 weeks time - when he's big enough to go out into the world on his own - Charlie's going to come and live with us. It's a little bit far for a fellow to walk, so he'll get a flight from NSW to Melbourne Airport and we'll pick him up there.

Charlie comes from a litter of 8 labrador puppies - but he's the only chocolate one. We think he's pretty special. And we're all very excited that he's coming to live with us.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Shopping for Charlie

A fellow needs an awful lot of stuff to start a new home, so we've been shopping for Charlie. Some of it's essential. And some it's just cute and sweet and why not!

First up, a tub to put it all in. Once Charlie arrives and unpacks, he can keep his toys in the tub.

A fellow has to have a bowl for his food and a water bowl as well. It's good to have something to put them on as well. The water bowl looks kind of  - well - odd. It has a rim around the top to stop it being overturned and to make it a little more difficult for puppies to climb into it. 

Mind you - in this heat, I'd be tempted to climb into to it too.

Toys are important. But which toy to get? Soft toys? Squeaky toys? Balls to chase? Rope toys to chew on? Toys to hide treats inside?

In the end, we decided to get all of them. A fellow can't have too many toys to play with.

Beds are important. Soft beds to snuggle into.

Or maybe nice rugs to curl up on.

And a harness and lead. Green looks pretty. I hope Charlie likes green.

We've ordered his collar and that will come in the mail any day now. It's a collar with the tag as part of the collar, rather than hanging off - because if a fellow gets to playing, then his tag can come off. This way, with his tag in the collar, Charlie will always know where he lives.