Hi Di, Ian, John & The rest of the Team
Apologies for the delay in writing – we have been so busy with the arrival of Frankie (formally known as Gilly) 10 weeks ago.
Just want to thank all at CAESSR for giving us the opportunity to find Frankie - He is settling in very well with us and his new friend Ozzie (our Labrador). We walk 2 or 3 times a day, his favourite being a walk in the woods where he can go off the lead. Although his recall is much better he does return to us via the scenic route, of course!. Still pulls like a tank at the start of a walk so sometimes we use a ‘Halti’ collar which really helps. He is very loving and likes to greet us with a toy or a shoe hoping that we will play – he already knows how to work us with those big beautiful eyes.
The only negative is his obsession with birds but he is learning slowly that they are not his toys. Frankie is now clipped as he was struggling with the heat - both Frankie & Ozzie like nothing better on a sunny day than jumping in their paddling pool splashing about to keep cool. Just back from a camping trip which he thoroughly enjoyed, even made friends with another Cocker and a Ridgeback.
So a huge thank you to all concerned – Frankie is just the loveliest little dog who is much loved (and spoilt) by both of us in his new forever home.
We shall keep you updated on his progress!
Brian & Debbie
Hello Ian, Di, John & Ann
Hope you're all doing well and congrats for doing a good job. We found an absolute treasure from you in 2013, he has a wonderful character and personality, friendly but always barking first at visitors - letting us know - but soon with the head under their hands making a fuss and him loving it. He does have his faults, stealing veg from the rack, socks from the washing machine, paper, anything soft and when he comes back from a walk, returns with something in his mouth i.e sticks, fruit!! or even a child's ball he found in a driveway!! Finders keepers? Spaniels eh.
I wrote last time saying we had cut his food down and he was carrying his empty bowl around in protest, he has now resorted to providing his own meals as (hopefully) the att. photo's will show. The poor rabbit didn't stand a chance, it was only young, the adults got away as we were returning from our lake walk to the car. Luckily the egg carton was empty (I think he would have been sick if eaten the lot!) but his favourite veg are carrots. I have to hide them.
I bought a dog grooming kit and when first used, he was calm with it, low noise, and I could finish the job. It was needed. He wouldn't have won anything at Crufts and never get a girlfriend but was more comfortable afterwards. Good job he doesn't have a mirror. It does however give me a better chance of finding ticks that he seems to send out invitations to and being here for the summer in rural France with the many animals on farms and family fields and long grassed areas it is difficult. Thank you for the producers of Tick Twister.
He travels everywhere with us, have been to pet friendly hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants & plenty of walks around lakes, he loves being in there but not in the rain (whats that all about?), fields and woodland tracks.
Best wishes for the future and thanks again for Jamie.
Jennifer, Joseph & Jamie