It was Ben’s Gotcha Day yesterday, but I got my dates wrong, and didn’t celebrate! Darn it! Anyway, I was taking some photos for his Gotcha Day today, because I thought it was tomorrow… I should just get to the point shouldn’t I? Before I confuse myself and others. What I’m trying to say is, Happy Gotcha Day, Ben!
The box is significant, because it’s the one he came home in. Yes, we got a puppy in a box!
I’m being upstaged by a box. This is not good…
It’s a very important box that. Pip came home in it too. That’s why it’s important to have the box in as many shots as possible.
I just love how the box says “THIS SIDE UP” on it. That makes me laugh a lot! Ha ha ha.
Here’s what I wrote about Ben the day after I got him:
Ben was born on the 5th of December 2009, out of Rua. He was the Jorry, or runt out of a litter of eight.
Ben is our latest addition to the pack! He arrived on 6th February 2010 much to my delight! Ben was to be a great border collie, but there’s just one snag… a springer spaniel!
Rua, his mum, was being followed by the springer. But she was separated from him, to be put in with the border collie sheepdog she was to be mated with… but it looks like the spaniel got there first!
But Ben’s mixed parentage is not going to put me off! He’s adorable, and he still has some border collie in him – so I’m going to introduce him to the sheep anyway, and try to train him.
Ben was very scared when he first came to us, but he soon came round and now loves to play, eat, put his paws up and lick my hand.
Anyway, a post about Ben would not be complete without a few close-ups of this beautiful (or should that be handsome?) boy.
My, how he’s grown!
Here’s hoping that we have many more Gotcha Days to come!
And another thing, we got an award from Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan, of The Poupounette. Thanks so much guys, that is very kind of you!
So, one of the rules that comes along with this award is that you tell your blog readers 7 things about yourself that your bloggers probably don’t know. I’m going to copy The Poupounette and give you one fact about each of us. Here goes:
I have typed Ben’s name so many times, it is now difficult to type the word “
BenBe” without putting an “n” on the end.
Pip is scared of the box she came home in.
Sheila is scared of spades for no apparent reason.
Kim used to live at the home of Sue the Bichon Frise, but she chased the neighbour’s sheep and had to come here.
Fly used to herd cows, back in the 1990′s.
My Granny wanted a German Shepherd. She got a Sprollie named Jack.
I like Doctor Who.
There. Now to pass the award on to three more bloggers…
Home of Riley and Grace.
Home of Big Pip.
Home of Sage.
And now I’m off to go tell them…