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20 April 2004 @ 12:05 pm
Wesley the Spaniel says "Hi" to the World :-)  
After several months of enjoying the advantages of undisturbed mealtimes, clean floors and spotless, hairfree clothing, my dad and I had finally come to the conclusion that all these strange and unfamiliar comforts were really nothing compared to the fun of becoming dog owners again. So, in early March, we phoned up our old breeder, asked him for recommendations and went on dog search.

The puppy we chose is a little male with reddish spots; a relaxed, sunny temper and a strong interest in all kinds of twigs and flowers. Being the only boy amongst six elegant and agile sisters is probably just one of the factors which led to his slightly chubby physique, since he also seems to have a natural talent for understanding the nature of dog food and chewing sticks. Dad and I had met him just for about two minutes, when we nicknamed him "Moppel-Hoppel".

Finding a good "real name" however, proved to take a bit longer. After a brainstorming session and about half an hour of browsing several baby name sites on the internet, I finally came up with a perfectly good namelist, including classic dog names (Dusty), english boys' names (Percy, Seymour, Winston) and a several names of a more fannish origin.

Not wanting to get the reputation of a narrow-minded name dictator I then left the final decision up to my dad, and even though it's probably hard to believe, it was really him, who picked "Wesley". Not me.

At the moment it looks like the little fellow is going stick with the nicer, more innocent side of his namesake *g*. When cavendish (who was so kind to drive me all the way up to Dülmen) and I brought the thirteen weeks old pup home yesterday afternoon, Wesley spent most of the time exploring his new home and garden and also behaved perfectly well over the night. (Which is quite an achievement considering how strange his new surroundings must seem to him!)

Current Mood: happyhappy, busy
Current Music: the sound of a snoring spaniel
Kathyh: Alanna Giles 3kathyh on April 20th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
He sounds adorable and Wesley is a great name for a dog. Is there supposed to be a picture because I can't see it?
Bimo: Coopbimo on April 20th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC)
He sounds adorable

Believe me, he is *g*

Wesley is a great name for a dog.

It's not only the sound and the slight touch of fancy that I like, but also the name's original meaning, which is something along the lines of "man from the west meadow". However, I fear that naming my dog after one of my favourite TV characters will give me the reputation of being a total fan girl *g*

Is there supposed to be a picture because I can't see it?

How could I be so cruel to write about a puppy and not post a picture? *g*
At my own computer, I can see the image perfectly well. Maybe there are some problems with Livejournal at the moment. If anything else doesn't work, just follow the link :-)

Kathyh: Kathyh springkathyh on April 20th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
Ohhh!! He's lovely. I can see the picture now and adorable is exactly the right word. Goes off in a little haze of puppy love *g*.
Cavendishcavendish on April 20th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
Hi there!

Oh, I will get into trouble for saying that, I know, but as usual I have difficulties to make up my mind looks more cute on the picture: The puppy or the owner ;-)) ... but then this is only stupid me, you know ;-).

Taking him to his new home and playing with was real fun. :-) And most of all it is simply exiting and amazing to see a living being exploring a world all new to him: Just imagine: A whole new world to live a brand new life in :-))

Cavendishcavendish on April 20th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
argh ...
was supposed to read: "...who looks ..." ... sorry ...