A big day for us Friday. We left home just after 7.30am for the almost 3 1/2 hr drive to collect our new puppy. A couple of days ago we received a phone call from one of our first choice labrador breeders saying they had changed their mind about which colour pup to keep from their litter. We did some quick rearranging of our week and took the day off to drive to Mansfield to collect her. We had lunch in a nice cafe/provender before our meeting with the breeder. Mansfield brings back memories of ski trips long ago!
The breeder had a lovely property and a fabulous set up for her breeding dogs. Every one of them looked so wonderfully happy and healthy. They had four pups running around the garden behind the house - waiting to be collected by their new owners. They were so confident and bursting with good health. We knew this was a good choice.
After a chat and going through the folder of information provided by the breeder it was time to head off home again. The sweet little girl, who we named Klara, looked so confused as we drove out the driveway. She was very still and quiet to be suddenly removed from her siblings. The journey home went well with only a few whimpers. Other than that she slept most of the way. It was well after 5pm when we reached home. Klara discovered her bed quickly and took herself for a nap there. We put her to bed in the laundry at 8.30pm when she was tired once again and much to our amazement she passed her first night without a peep.
We have had beautiful weather lately and it's been lovely sitting out having a morning cup of coffee in the sun. We watch our resident magpie who is now busy feeding her youngsters. The nest is so high that we can't see the babies unless they peek out to take food from their mum. It is such a lovely time of year. The drive to Mansfield yesterday was stunning. We got talking about how the countryside rivals that in England. It's only that in England it looks picturesque for most of the year but here we get just a few short months. Soon it will be dry, dry, dry.