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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Millie's first day

Yes, you read that right - Little Lady has a name.  You can call her Millie, or the Honourable Lady Millicent the Magnificent if you want to really curry favour.  I am calling her all those things, plus whatever appropriate endearments trip off the tongue.



Our first day has been full-on and we're knackered.  She slept brilliantly - I had to wake her at 8.00am when I figured it was bladder emptying time and she really didn't want to get up.  No walks outside the garden yet, but plenty of exercise either walking around Bag End, or doing flat-out racehorse impersonations and tearing up the Cottage Garden lawn {gardener shrugs shoulders and truly does not care!!}

Busy day because the fridge was woefully short of fresh vegetables so I nipped out first thing and stocked us up on two-legs food, and four-legs food, and various bits which I did not need her present for.  Came home, unpacked the car, then we took Millie to Cockermouth and found a lovely soft harness which she cannot wriggle out of, and a couple of toys.  She continues to travel extremely well in the car apart from the small incident which led to the demise of a bee/wasp.

No photos - but it was hot, car windows open and a buzzy thing flew into the car, Millie does a fine job of trying to catch it whilst Management tries to stop her and get rid of buzzy thing and I keep my eyes on a terribly narrow road that we were using because our normal route had been closed due to an accident. We seem to have rapidly returned to the insanity that has often personified Bag End life.

No photos either of Millie's first bath.  I had it all planned so well - buckets of warm water in the Cottage Garden from which she cannot escape if it all went horribly wrong.  A gentle dilute shampoo on hand, and lots of big towels for after.  What I hadn't planned so well was the weather;  I got her wet, but halfway through applying the shampoo the heavens opened.  I was already very wet too so decided to press on and start rinsing her off, but when the thunder started almost directly overhead and the rain took on monsoon-like ferocity I dumped one last big jug of water over her head and we both sprinted back indoors - no help from Management because he had needed to go out briefly!

Millie has a very gentle manner and it took no time for her to forgive me, and since then apart from the odd bowl of food or attempt to kill Squeaky-Rabbit she has crashed out big time.  Management joked about the fact that I've always wanted a dog who would curl up on the sofa with me - neither Ollie or Daisy would do so.  He said "I never thought if you ever got what you wanted it would be from a dog quite so big".  He's right, I'm already wondering if our new (only a month old) sofa is too small . . .





And here's a couple I took yesterday, shame about the IBC tank in the background, and we must get lounging-around-during-the-day beds which are big enough :)











29 comments:

  1. Millie - what a lovely name you've chosen for her :) Great first photos too, it looks like she's settling in really quickly, and I don't think she could have wished for a better mum and dad than you two. I'm looking forward to seeing lots more photos and updates on her progress now :) x

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    1. Hi Eunice, as I said to Beverley, this may well be a honeymoon period whilst she settles down, but so far, she has been quite amazing. First trip to the vet this afternoon - that will be interesting :-) xx

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  2. Millie suits her. She's lovely looking - I'm thinking saluki/collie/lurcher? Bath time sounds as though it was fun. You'll just have to get a bigger sofa - she looks so comfy there!

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    1. Morning Mrs, we (and the rescue) think saluki/whippet but in time there will be a DNA test to confirm one way or the other.

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  3. She's smiling! And I'm guessing so are you. X

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    1. I am smiling a lot Jules, thank you. It is impossible not to smile as you watch the unfettered joy as she does her zoomies around the lawn.

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  4. Brilliant! so so pleased for you xxxxxx
    PS Miss Moss, the Lady Woofums respectfully requests a walk with the Honourable Lady Millicent the Magnificent xxx

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    1. Thank you Kate, it is brilliant for all of us.

      As newly appointed PPS to The Honorable Lady M., I would like to thank the Lady Woofums for her kind invitation and confirm we will most certainly be joining you on a perambulation, once we have mastered walking on a lead, knowing our own name and coming back to it, travelling in that big white box on the driveway and sleeping in same . . .

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    2. YaY! erhm... I mean that would be most pleasant, woof and wags x

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  5. Congratulations on adopting Millie. She looks lovely and so cuddly. xx

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    1. For someone so gangly and boney she is remarkably cuddly . . . although this may just be a honeymoon period.

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  6. Millie looks like she's going to bring a lot of fun and a lot of love to your life. Great name, it suits her.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, at present all she is bringing to my life is the thundering of surprisingly large feet up and down the house because she is full of beans this morning and two trips into the garden so far is clearly not enough: Mum needs to get off the computer and go out properly!!

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  7. Congratulations Jayne and M! Millie is beautiful, I'm in love already xx

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen, I know how much you love lurchers :) xx

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  8. Dear Jayne
    Millie (aka Honourable Lady Millicent the Magnificent) is adorable! I hope the honeymoon period doesn't wear off too soon and that the trip to the v.e.t goes well.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. It will certainly be interesting Ellie. She is scratching at her ears far too much and I suspect ear-mites, and where the microchip has been inserted there is a much-larger-than-I-would-like subcutaneous lump (she wasn't chipped before rescue). And I just want John to look her over and tell me what he thinks.

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  9. Awwww, Millie suits her, it's the perfect name. She looks to be settling in well and getting her paws firmly under the table already.

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    1. Thank you Jo. She is settling beautifully although I suspect in three to four weeks when she is no longer hungry and completely secure there will be some "challenging of boundaries". As long as her paws stay UNDER the table and not ON it we will get by!

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  10. Bless you. You've got a new friend. I hope Millie settles right in at Bag End.

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    1. Thanks FFG, she certainly is a happy little girl :-)

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  11. How wonderful, Millie looks gorgeous and such a character, she also looks very contented in her new home:)

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    1. Hi Rosie, oh, Lady Millicent is definitely going to be a character . . . .

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  12. Millie looks lovely and already seems to love you,

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    1. Thanks Sue, early days but she is starting to bond with us.

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  13. Ohh she reminds us so much of Tess, L says well done! E is constantly lobbying us to have another dog but not until we have at least one of us home all day. Tess's mantra was *indoors means relaxing, snuggling and sleeping. Outdoors means "watch me go!" She had a lot of Saluki in her (bit more fluffy around the ears and legs) this was a useful point to emphasize when disreputable folk enquired about her, one mention of Saluki and they were off. Apparently Saluki's are known to be disobedient? Never had any trouble with Tess although she would take a moment to consider if she was going to obey (reckon this was only a face saver as she always did!) Her Ladyship looks absolutely lovely definitely landed on her feet with you two. So pleased you have found each other and enjoy getting to know her character. Pictures are tugging at my heart strings but know another dog is not fair at the moment. Enjoy, much love xxx

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    1. Thanks you so much CT, continued smiles all round from both two legs and four legs 😌

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