Monday, January 05, 2015


Last week we got a new addition to our family an 8 week & 2 day old border collie which we have called Dizzy.  She came from a farm in Distington which is about 8 miles from here & both parents are working dogs on the farm.  She was born on Halloween (enough said) as her enthusiasm for life & mischief makes us wonder if she is possessed.
Her face is a tale of two halves, her left side is very similar to Crag
However her right side makes her look more like a Staffy
A couple of clips of Crag & Dizzy, he was not very enthusiastic about her arrival

She has quickly found the toy box & loves playing with all of them
It is full on or full off with her
To get an idea of her size against the sky remote
She loves being on the settee with us
We have no problem getting her to eat
And she enjoys a game of tug toy
And when dinner is gone she starts on Crags bone
Before getting comfy on Karens foot
This is a game that has to be stopped, she is obsessed with footwear, we can’t leave a slipper / trainer etc on the floor as it disappears to her bed

The next evening getting comfy on Karens leg
Chewing the bone on her bed
Every toy she plays with eventually gets carried to the bed so once she has everything on it we then move all the toys back into the dining room & it starts all over again.
We daren't leave her at home at the moment as we really don’t know to what we would return, not only does every toy need to be chewed, cables, curtains, cushions etc. are also fair game.
We went out for a pint on New Years Day, here she is getting used to the pub
I think she is relaxed here
Crag keeping an eye on her
Even when she is asleep Crag is still watching
Finally she is quite interested in the TV, here we are watching a wildlife programme & Dizzy is really interested at what is on the screen
Because of her vaccinations it is 2 – 3 weeks before we can take her out for a walk so think of us & the mayhem that will continue for at least that time. She really seems to have a great nature to her and to think it was only a very short time ago she had lived her whole life in a barn, we think she has settled in very well.
Welcome to your new home Dizzy


Lydia Whinn said...

We got our new border collie addition from a farm in Distington. She's 13 weeks old now. Wonder if theyre related :)

Lydia Whinn said...

Just looked at your photos more closely.definitely from the same litter I think, just wish I knew how to send a photo on here and I could show you ours :)