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Fun Fun Fun !

Another eventful day with 6mth old Border Collie Robbie being introduced properly to Dexter. Age was the dominating trait - or should I just say they were puppies!
An hour of running and playing on the lawn (and in Paul's vegetable plot!) burnt alot of energy off.
They both had seperate walks and training sessions but it was lovely for me to see Dexter starting to really relax. I am very pleased with the way he has developed over the past week. The dog that pulled his owner down my drive has long gone, replaced by one who is now listening and doing as he's told - and not pulling me anywhere!!
While the two big dogs were chasing each other, little Brook was doing her Wimbledon impression - namely sitting and watching their every move while at the same time swivelling her head to keep up. She is such a little character, full of mischief - if you let her get away with it.
Robbie completes the trio that are currently staying and he's just slotted in again - he gets on so well with the other two.
I have to say that the three dogs I have at present are all lovely animals.....if only life was always like this !


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