As some of you may know, my son Nick and his partner Jen have just got a new puppy. A collie from working stock, who is 7 weeks old, and is called Melan.
I went over to see him on Thursday (his first visitor) and yesterday afternoon Nick and Jen brought him here. It was the first time he had gone out into the big wide world, so their other two collies stayed at home.
My two were very interested in him. To start with, one of us held Melan while one of my two had a nose at him. Eilidh was fascinated, and Magnus very excited.
After a while Nick took Melan and Eilidh outside and put Melan on the ground. Eilidh was very good, and obeyed the instructions to keep her distance until he became more confident.
Then he became interested in her and they interacted well. Eilidh licked his face which didn’t bother him.
Then began to play, but Eilidh is a bit strong and rough for him at the moment. Give him a few weeks and they will be able to wear each other out!
Meanwhile, back inside, Magnus was enjoying a cuddle with Ben!
Back inside Jen took Melan for a bit and the three dogs looked at each other and got bored with each other.
Just before they left, Ben had Melan, who loved his long hair! This will not be the last post about the dogs…!!