Yeah they say never work with children and animals, yet I have somehow made a career out of if and I LOVE it! I love them both especial babies and puppies! which brings me to my weekend meeting with Monty, the 8 week old Cocker Spaniel!
Here he is.....
So Monty is my parents new gorgeous pup. Prior to Monty they had two beautiful Cocker Spaniels , you may have seen my images of them, Freddie and Charlie. They were such beautiful dogs, lovely temperament and literally a mans best friends.
Pet owners will understand the hole that is left in your heart when you loose a pet. A dog isn't just a dog, they are a huge part of your family. Fred & Charlie lived to a ripe old age of 15 (76 in dog years) and they were a massive part of the family.
I was there the day we got the dogs and they were from the same litter. I will never forget my parents asking the owners ''How much for the two" and then that was it we brought home two gorgeous puppies. So when they both died the loss was awful, I always walked into my parents home and were greeted by such loving sniffs!! (Less so when they got abit deaf and old)
Here are Freddie and Charlie - still struggle to tell them apart! We called them bookends!
A home really isn't a home without a pet, so I think for my parents it was just too quiet. They didn't plan on getting another dog straightaway, but it was kinda fate that brought Monty to them.
He arrived last week and has been such a good boy. I popped round with my daughter to meet him. He very much enjoyed meeting Phoebe, he especially enjoyed munching on her ankles!!
I had to take a couple of photos of the bundle of joy!!
Before I share, here are some facts on Cocker Spaniels (I found them interesting!)
THEY WERE BRED TO HUNT.
AS THE NAME SUGGESTS SPANIELS COME FROM SPAIN
THEY'RE CLOSELY RELATED TO SPRINGERS.
THEY INSPIRED FASHION
THEY'RE BELOVED BY PRESIDENTS AND CELEBRITIES.
THEY PEAKED IN POPULARITY IN THE 1950S.
ONE CAME OVER ON THE MAYFLOWER.
THEY MAKE TERRIBLE GUARD DOGS
and here is Monty
“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog – it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong