Sunday, March 27, 2011

Merlin Moog

In four (very long) week's time this gorgeous little man will be coming to live Chez Moog. His name is Merlin - and believe me he cast a spell on us all today :o) We've all been looking forward to today with great excitement, counting the sleeps until 'Meet the Puppies Day'.

We didn't know which of the nine beautiful pups in the litter would be ours.



It just so happens, I'd fallen for this young man several weeks back when we first saw photos of them, newly hatched.



As luck would have it, he hadn't already been promised to anyone and when we met the pups it was Merlin who made a bee-line for us.....well, okay he made a bee-line for me and I was hooked.


Louise, the breeder ( and a shepherd - how cool is that?!!), was lovely and let us spend a good long time with the pups, while they got to know us, had their tea and then ......


.....flopped exhausted in the sunshine.


We also met their mum and dad, Fly and Breac, both working sheepdogs on an organic farm in the beautiful Cotswolds.

These pups were born just 24 hours before we said goodbye to our Moog and it feels like it was meant to be. We're already counting the sleeps until we can bring him home - only another 28 or so!!

xxx

29 comments:

Frogdancer said...

How lovely!
I won't show this post to my boys. They want another puppy so much but the two dogs we've already got aren't so old that we need to think about new blood just yet.

(So CUTE!)

Julie said...

Awwwwwh!!! Merlin is gorgeous and soooo sweet! Though I'm sure he'll run you ragged when he comes to his new home ;-) 28 days and counting!

French Knots said...

Oh how cute is he?! I bet you wanted them all, such sweet little balls of fun.x

trash said...

You got him! You got him! You got him!

So very pleased and delighted for you all. Welcome to the world of boy collies :-)

silverpebble said...

I'm teary again. COngratualtions to all of you xxxx

dottycookie said...

Oh, oh, he's the one my girls picked out for you - so gorgeous! We're thrilled for you all. Lucky Merlin :-)

Poppy Cottage said...

Oh I am so pleased for you. You just know when it is right. Either straight away for a few years. He really is lovely. He has a lot to live up to!!

xx

noknittedknickers said...

Oh my goodness, he's adorable! I can only imagine the excitement in the house of Moog. Lovely, lovely post. C.x

Karen said...

I think Moog would approve of Merlin.

Gina said...

Merlin already looks right at home in the arms of Monster and Minx. He is very cute!

Calidore said...

The right dog always knows it's family and you are obviously Merlin's. He is gorgeous.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How wonderful!! Oh they are sooo cute! Glad you had one choose you...I always thing that's extra special when an animal does that.

anna said...

brilliant :)
lovely news, very happy for you all. hope the next month goes quickly!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how fun! Emma and I must be on the same wavelength, cause I got all teary-eyed too. I'm thinking you're right -- it's going to be a looooong four weeks. But what a worthwhile wait!!!

Ali said...

What a bundle of puppy gorgeousness he is. I spy some photo opportunities arising!

Locket Pocket said...

Squeeee! He's gorgeous! Just hope he doesn't take after Big Sister Ally's dog Merlin who we had to rename Piddle............... ;o)

julie said...

Oh Lesley I can see why he's stolen your heart! He's gorgeous! Keep counting the days - I'm sure they'll seem to crawl by but what a happy day it will be when he comes home with you!

MichelleW said...

Very honoured to meet you Merlin Moog - you are going to be one loved and happy boy :-) so excited for you all Lesley, counting the sleeps down with you. What a gorgeous bundle of fluff he is.

mrspao said...

He's wonderful and I am sure will bring you many years of fun.

Stitchbird said...

He looks adorable and I am sure he will cast lots of magic in your household. Love his name!

monda-loves said...

OMG cuteness overload. I want a Merlin! I'm so pleased you've found a new Merlin Moog to come and live with you.
When I lived at home, we had a Collie puppy from a local farm. She was such a lovely dog, and although she was never a sheepdog herself, she must have had it in her genes as she used to round us up when we went for walks - she'd run ahead of us, get on the floor until we'd passed her and then run around the back of us and up ahead again. She also looked at us with the most adoring eyes. She was special and I'm sure Merlin will be too.

Monda
x

wonderwoman said...

Oh wow, he is just gorgeous - just meant to be yours i think!!!

xxx

Kitty said...

He is gorgeous - and am sure was a very clever pup indeed to make a beeline for you. I'm just dropping in to say 'Happy Birthday!' ... hope you have a good one. :) xxx

Munkeh said...

Merlin is a real spellbinder! How cute is he? Does he have "puppy breath"? How can you stand to wait to bring him home? Who gets to have him in bed first?

Twiggy said...

There isn't much cuter than a puppy pile!! Merlin is gorgeous.
twiggy x

Farmyard Crafts said...

Aww..... I want one!! We've had to get 2 dogs put to sleep in the last 9 months or so... and we are missing the liveliness of a dog around the place. But we do need a break from puppyhood! But seeing your photos is almost enough to make me change my mind!!

Jane said...

Merlin looks so cute, hopefully the time will fly by. Happy holidays jane x

Teje said...

Hello! Thank you for a lovely post! I was sad to read about your sweet Moog but I'm happy for you to get Merlin to give joy to your family! All the puppies are so adorable!
Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje & Nero

Cathy said...

aww awww and thrice aww
Might I just mention that I don't really like dogs...but awww!