Sunday, May 22, 2011

Merlin - 12 weeks and growing fast!

I thought it was high time I dipped my foot back in the blogging waters and shared some new photos of Merlin Moog - at the grand old age of 12 weeks and 3 days.

It's been a strange few weeks, what with Dad's funeral and starting to sort out his estate but this little ray of sunshine (and lots of sock knitting!) has been the very best distraction.



Thank goodness, he's now had his jabs and is out and about exploring the big wide world. We were all going stir crazy for a while there!




Today has been full of new. Merlin has been introduced to the most beautiful 11 week old spaniel pup called Rosie....and fell in love....amd showed disturbingly early signs of very male behaviour...ahem...




He's had his first foray into the New Forest, complete with wild ponies and their adorable foals, and displayed very Mooglike behaviour when it came to his first experience of a river - straight in, right up to his armpits!



After a 20 minute snooze in the car, we then persuaded him that a walk on the beach was a good idea. He seemed totally unfazed by the huge breakers crashing on the beach and looked totally at home.



It's hard to believe he hasn't lived with us forever. It is also hard to believe just how amazingly fast he's growing - he almost seems to grow as you watch him and is already filling 'Merlin's Cave' (AKA the fireplace)!

He'll soon be going on his first camping trip. Can't wait :o)

Love Moogs xxx

17 comments:

Trash said...

He is indeed beautiful. Loving the 'pointed' paw.

Kaz said...

Aaaawww he really is a handsome boy!! I love his brown patches, however, I am slightly worried about his behaviour towards the ladies! He needs to learn to woo them a bit first!!
He is just what you need to help you through and I look forward to watching him grow xxx

dottycookie said...

Oh, what a beautiful boy he is! I bet he's having a brilliant time exploring everything. I'm not sure I've ever seen such a glorious bundle of fluff!

Gina said...

He's adorable.

Farmyard Crafts said...

He is gorgeous!! Starting young with the ladies though!! ;)

Julie said...

Good to see you again Lesley and what a delight Merlin is!

Calidore said...

Ohh he is gorgeous and growing so fast. I'm so glad he is fitting in well.

silverpebble said...

Oh he's absolutely adorable. That fluff! It's so ace to hear about his first outdoorsy adventures.

Locket Pocket said...

He's gorgeous Lesley! Definitely a good distraction! Locket xx

French Knots said...

What a scrumptious ball of fluff! xx

mrspao said...

He's adorable :)

wonderwoman said...

he is just soo lovely - what great adventures he's going to have!

xx

Louise said...

Looks like a playful pup for sure! x

Carolyn said...

He really is a handsome boy! I'm so glad he is fitting in well.

Silver MLM

Charlie P said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to read about all your recent sad news. Thank goodness for socks and for Merlin working his magic. He looks like a cheeky young chap...and so fluffy!

Bella-Boutique said...

Hi, I'm loving your recent posts! Pop over to my blog for a lovely surprise - I've awarded you the versatile blogger award!

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

love it, what a beautiful handsome dog, what a bundle of trouble... enjoy