We've been in Spain, visiting our friend in the mountains, and picking up our new puppy.
There were eight surviving puppies in his Misty's litter, which was perfect: she could feed them all without help and there were eight people anxiously waiting to provide homes.
Unfortunately, over the last few weeks, two of the families had changes of circumstance and could no longer take their puppy.
Naturally it was suggested by Misty's human that I take two puppies.
Naturally I declined.
Mon mari had been quite clear that, if (and that was a very big IF) we were to get a second dog it would be his choice and his choice would be an Alsatian (German Shepherd) like Sedi.
Then this happened:
About 10 minutes after our arrival, mon mari was surrounded by exceptionally cute puppies, and told he could have a choice.
Of the six in the photo, the one standing next to him was already ours, two are males, both with future homes, one was visiting for the weekend and the other two were making puppy eyes at mon mari in hopes of finding a home.
That's ours on the right…. the other two were available.
Aren't they cute?
I never said a word.
We spent the next few days enjoying the warm Spanish sun… And watching the puppies.
This is the mother, Misty, and the cat that has been adopted by the puppies as their favorite chew toy.
The father is Pyrenean Mastif and Landseer Newfoundland, like Misty.
Here is our intended puppy, named Guapa (Spanish for 'cute'). In France, puppies born in this year are supposed to have names beginning with 'G'.
And she IS rather cute, isn't she?
The other pup was rather determined…
I still kept my mouth shut.
Mon mari did not say a word.
Before breakfast, our friend handed me two puppy passports.
Then mon mari said he liked the black and white pup. It reminded him of the puppies' great-grandmother, Bonnie.
I still didn't say anything….
Mainly because I was speechless.
Here we are, back in France with not one, but two, incredibly cute puppies.
Now all I can say is…..
What the hell have we done!?!?!?
In case you're worried (I was) cute lille 'White Ears' has found a home, as well.
Now I have to go play with my puppies….