Earlier this year, at the beginning of lockdown, some readers may remember being introduced to the newest, cutest and fluffiest member of the Bustle & Sew team….
Young Ted – a present from the Engineer. He was a tiny little scrap of a pup, but experience should have warned me that his cute fluffy exterior concealed a giant-size personality, that he would quickly grow into over the coming months. Fast forward to last week…..
And here is the young rascal (for once chewing something he’s supposed to have). He’s now larger than Daisy, weighing over 50kg (110lb) and I have a feeling that he may end up being bigger than Ben, as he’s still only 8 months and has quite a bit of growing yet to do. As he grows, his puppy fluff has changed to a more adult coat, so visits to the groomer have had to be introduced. The first couple went fairly well, as he was still small enough to be manoeuvred into position and couldn’t make his feelings properly known. Buoyed up by these early successes, I booked him in again last week.
But… I am so embarrassed to have to report that .. . he has been expelled from grooming. (oh, the shame of it!). He didn’t want to get in the bath so simply lay down and refused to move. At all. I was called by the groomer with a request to go and retrieve him from his prone position and remove him from the premises forthwith. She also suggested that another groomer would perhaps be more appropriate to cope with his needs. I would add that our groomer is a lovely lady who groomed Ben while he was still with us and that she is quite happy to keep grooming the VERY GOOD Miss Daisy (below).
But that was not the end of my day. Returning home I felt the need for a restoring cup of tea. Sitting by the window I was very surprised to see my granddaughter’s toddler slide apparently taking itself for a walk around the garden – until it turned the corner round the flower bed and revealed Ted carrying it along.
A whole slide in his mouth!
He has definitely entered his rebellious adolescent stage!