Who was I kidding?
It was love at first sight, after all.
This morning I phoned the estate agents from which we rented our previous flat. I asked about the key-deposit and they said no problem, we can come and get it tomorrow. We could have gotten a cheque today already, but as that takes 14 days to clear she said she’ll rather give it to us in cash tomorrow.
So that is over R2000 we were not really bargaining on. Yay! Suddenly we’re not skint anymore.
Michael came with me to the pet shop so that we could see if he is allergic to Chow puppies. When he saw them, he fell head over heals in love and before I knew it, we were on our way home with our new puppy.
(When Michael saw her in the cage, he immediately said, “Hello, Bluebeary, hello my dog.” So sweet.)
So far, so good as far as the hayfever is concerned. He lay with her on his chest while watching tv, and she doesn’t seem to be affecting his chest.
She seems to have a very sweet personality. Just nibbles gently at our hands, not trying to bite that it hurts. She’s already sleeping at our feet. Walked around the whole house exploring every nook and cranny and making herself at home. (She’s in the house because the gardener is mowing the grass, but if Michael doesn’t suffer from dog hair allergies she probably will be spending a lot of time indoors, especially when it’s really hot outside.
Michael says that she is definitely a dog of status. (They were the royal guard dogs in ancient China and as a breed do have rather a scheme of themselves. Anyway, she’s willing to play but in a dignified manner.
Before we went to fetch her, I phoned the original owner. He lives on a farm and I really gave him twenty questions. He says both her parents are registered Chows. He wasn’t intending to breed the dogs, the uppies just came, lol. They haven’t been registered and it doesn’t bug me at all but it’s nice to know she comes from good stock.
She received her vaccinations already in a 3-in-1 shot by the farmer himself, so that’s good.
I asked about the temperament of the parents and he said they are really good watch dogs. But they ‘eat the family members up’ with love. (Direct translation of an Afrikaans saying meaning, to be very affectionate. He says they are very loving to his children. That is good news. I don’t really want a dog that is going to be mean with children.
So all in all, a very good day.
- My back is starting to improve.
- We’re getting our key-deposit back.
- My new rosebush that I planted myself (!) (it’s called a 7de Laan rose, for those of you that love the soapie) made a bud.
- I got my little Bluebeary!