So first No. 5. I have kinda been having that puppy craving for a while. It's one of those things that won't go away.... And so I decided to ask Dave if he would mind us having a puppy. This is where I have to say I was all ready with my reasons as to why now was a good time for a puppy and how much fun it would be. I was at least expecting a bit of a fight but no. I asked and Dave said yes. I was almost dissapointed at the lack of work.
So after a few ups and downs and very hard decisions about a puppy we did look at but subsequently didn't get (I have been through everything in my head a million times!) we have ended up with Riley or to give him his posh name Indalees Life of Riley. He was bred by Lisa Thompson. His Mum is Sue Montgomeries Zane (Katajack up Bright and Merlie) and Mum is Lisas Macey (Locheil Dame Kelly).
Lisa had 5 pups. Was keeping one herself, had sold three to agility homes and had one left.. nick named Bob. I saw a picture of Bob on Facebook and though aw.. as you do. I then looked into things a bit more and discovered Mum was related to my Twix and Dad I already knew was related to Jag (via Karen Smiths Breeze).
So off I went to look. Well the likelyhood of saying no was quite low I think. But one meeting the pups I was just so impressed. Talk about bold and outgoing but actually without being to ott.. all pups just wanted to play play play. So I went back on Saturday with Dave and the boys to pick Riley up.
He has proved to be such a character. His personality just shines through and he has managed to fit in with the other dogs as well. Bryn is his best mate. He certainly needds to be rufty tufty to fit in withour lot.
So that's Riley...
As for me personally well this week has been quite a week. Monday was Valentines day as I am sure you all know... Dave came home from work with flowers for me, we had bought one of these Dine in meals from Tesco. Dave cooked for me. We sat and ate our dinner and drunk some of the sparkling rose that came with it and then decided it was time to exchange our little gifts. I don't normally do valentines (never had need to!) but as our first together we decided we would get something but not spend lots. I opened my card and on the bottom was a little pto note.. as i turned over there was a lovely message from Dave asking me to marry him. At which point I cried... lots! and not ashamed to admit it. Dave produced a ring and asked me himself if I would marry him! Of course the answer was yes or I guess I wouldn't be posting... So I think I spent the next however long booing lol.
What a night!!!
Wednesday was my birthday and Dave bought me a new camera as I had managed to wreck the old one, so expect more piccies soon! I had a lovely day, not really doing much in particular but it was enjoyable. We had a takeaway and a bottle of wine in the evening and just chilled.
I have a feeling next week will seem quite quiet in comparrison!!
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