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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Family Reunion and Puppy Mayhem

If you follow me on FB then you've probably already seen the photos. If you recall when Guinness arrived he travelled with his brother. Judy and I connected to coordinate the pick up and we've stayed in touch. Saturday she let me know that she and her family were coming to my town to pick up a new vehicle and could we get the brothers together. That sounded like a great idea so we did.

I think I would have recognized Lando (G's brother) anywhere- they have very similar markings. Guinness is more sturdy and Lando more refined. I swear that they recognized each other and they were off. There was a bit of worry because Lando ran into the field and the horses were charging around. First of all, you know my history of dogs chasing my horses. Second of all I am fairly sure that Carmen would try to kill any dog that threatened her. I didn't want Lando to get hurt. Guinness stayed well back- he has a healthy respect for the horses.

After that it was pretty much puppy mayhem. I had Amanda (my daughter) keep Ripley and d'Arcy in the house until the two boys had sorted themselves and then let her out. She was not sure what to make of the interloper. After a while they did wrestle and Ripley did her usual flip and Lando found himself on his back. Guinness just lays down when she comes- there's no beating her in wrestling. There was the occasional deeper growl but generally all went well. We did what any proud parents do- we compared our children and agreed that we each got the best puppy.

But really, let me just show some photos:
Guinness has not been around children before- I was impressed with how good he was

hey G- you could share that frisbee (Guinness in front)

Lando on the left, Guinness on the right

Lando: Ha! I got the frisbee and it's now mine

so this is a farm? I like it! 



I was going to crop this but love the story instead- it takes 3 people and
a border collie to get these two quiet enough for a photo (for about 3 secs).
Guiness is in front
The three young children seemed to enjoy running around. The girls both wanted horse shoes so I gave them some to take home. They had also brought a brush and really wanted to groom a horse. Like really. Once the dogs had played enough, Amanda put ours in the house and Lando went into the car. I brought Irish in and he did his favourite job of being 'my little pony' for two little girls who were thrilled to give him brushes and pats and carrots.
Irish takes this role of horse ambassador very seriously.
(yes I know his boots are mismatched. I need to get to the store)
So all in all a great time was had by all. Guinness had a hard nap after his brother left. 

29 comments:

  1. Oh that sounds like a lot of fun! And good socializing for Guinness, both kids and a newish dog to play with.

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  2. Puppies, kids, and that lovely horse, a perfect post.

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  3. What a great day! Beautiful pups and D'arcy of course. Love Irish what a sweet horse ambassador.

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    1. He really is good at being sociable.

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  4. Those are both really great-looking pups! Good for Guinness to get some kid exposure. Great that you have a kid-cooperative horse too! Thanks for the puppy post!

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  5. Nothing like a little puppy mayhem:) It is fun when you can keep in contact with puppy siblings. It is always interesting to see how the different puppies develop.

    Young girls and pretty ponies are always fun too.

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    1. It is fun to watch them grow. There's actually a FB page for the litter. Not everyone is on there but it's fun to see some of them.

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  6. Lando's a great name. They are both beautiful. I miss the soft hair around their ears.

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  7. Beautiful dogs. I bet those girls were over the moon getting to brush Irish.

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  8. I don't know how you ever chose between them, both as adorable as the other!

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    1. Well, obviously Guinness is the MOST adorable....

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  9. Aw! That's so neat that you kept in touch with them!

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  10. So similar and yet so different. Once you noted the refined vs. sturdy it was easy for me to tell them apart in each picture without looking at the captions first. A fun test haha. And I bet Irish made those girls' day!

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    1. When they were moving around so fast it was hard to tell at first.

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  11. Puppy mayhem! It's so contagious!

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  12. Puppies puppies! So fun. I love having multiple dogs and horses around!

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