Merlin (In loving memory)


German Shepherd
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Home:Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs


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Nicknames:
baby Merlin, baby boy, pretty boy

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
November 28th 2006

Likes:
Being made a fuss of, playing with Bella, English tea with one sugar and a little milk

Pet-Peeves:
Being woken up

Favorite Toy:
Anything he can pick up and walk off with, sticks, slippers, balls, socks, you name it

Favorite Food:
His puppy pellets

Favorite Walk:
On my property

Best Tricks:
Sitting waiting to be fed

Arrival Story:
Baby Merlin's story began more then 10 years ago, when a Golden Labrador puppy was brought home, with a view that she would be wonderful friend to my 2 children then aged 14 and 6. Lady came home and settled right in, she was naughty as all puppies are, but she had a wonderful character and temperament The children loved her and she loved them. However, I thought it would be a good idea to get Lady her own doggy friend, so off to the dog pound we went and found a small very mixed breed male named Monty. At first Lady hated Monty with a passion, then as the days and weeks passed, they became truly wonderful friends, completely inseparable, they were the epitome of true friendship. The years passed, then sadly in 2005 Lady died, Monty was broken hearted, crying and howling, nothing could console him whatsoever. Then one day my daughter came home from school and told me of a mixed breed GSD named Bella, who would visit her school and play with the children, but because the owner was moving overseas Bella was put into the dog pound. I thought Bella would maybe be a good friend to Monty. Bella joined the family, and again she has a wonderful character and personality. Bella is quite a large dog, and very boisterous, always wanting to play. Sadly Monty missed his old pal Lady too much, and no other doggy pal would replace her, he simply wasn't interested. Over a year passed since Lady died, all Monty wants to do is eat and sleep, he shows no interest in anyone or anything, no amount of fussing over him revives the spark he had with Lady. Its so sad to watch, he simply wants to be left alone. Bella on the other hand wants to play, and kept pestering Monty, leading to a lot of snapping and snarling. I thought perhaps a puppy would be a good pal to Bella. Then one day totally out of the blue there was an advertisement in the local paper, 6 pure bred GSD puppies for sale, 6 weeks old. A quick phone call confirmed that all 6 were still available so I could have the pick of the litter. I was greeted by the mum and dad of the puppies, both beautiful GSD's with wonderful temperaments. On being shown the puppies, one stood out, he was bigger then the rest, quite bold and very confident. I picked him up and looked at him, he looked at me, then began chewing my moustache, much to the amusement of my daughter. I knew there and then that he was the one. He was immediately named Merlin and taken home where he was introduced to Bella and Monty. Bella wagged her tail, but Monty looked at Merlin and walked off. Merlin has only been with us for a few days, since Friday 12th January in fact, already he and I are bonding very strongly. I take him for his walks around my couple acres of land, he walks right beside me, and comes when he is called with a lovely wagging tail, as if to say, Here I am dad, don't leave me behind. Bella looks at Merlin as if to say, This is MY house kid, so behave. I can see the two of them becoming truly wonderful friends just as Lady and Monty were. Bella and Monty are spoiled as much as possible and included in any activity by the whole family, so neither of them will ever feel left out. Merlin has stopped his crying at night he has settled down, and in the morning he is sitting by the bedroom door, waiting to say Good Morning. I will update baby Merlin's page on a regular basis, so his doggy friends can see how he is growing and getting along. Proud of him? You bet I am!

Bio:
Merlin passed over the bridge 27th December 2011. I love and miss you so much Merlin. All my love Daddy.

Forums Motto:
Isnt it breakfast/ lunch/dinner time yet

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My beautiful Lexey died this morning.......

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 13th 2007 More than 8 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Meet my family
Lady (In
loving memory)
Monty (In
loving memory)
BellaHobo
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Merlin's very own diary.


I love and miss you so much Merlin

January 31st 2015 12:50 am
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Good Morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Its a very humid day today, its quite overcast but still sunny, rain is forecast for today but no sign of it yet. It would make quite a good run and play day for you my boy.

I got a good nights sleep last night yet again I woke up but soon went back to sleep again. I woke up feeling quite refreshed.

Thankfully my blood tests work out OK, except for high blood sugar which the doctor has adjusted my medication. Its a huge relief Merlin, I must admit I was quite worried.

Well my boy, its that time again, time to go play and have some more fun with your buddies.

Never forget how much I love and miss you my sweet boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

I love and miss you so much Merlin

January 29th 2015 10:35 pm
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Good Morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Its another very hot day today just like yesterday and the day before that my boy, extremely hot, there's no wind whatsoever and its exhausting. I began to sweat as soon as I got out of the shower. Its nasty Merlin. Not a good run and play day for you my sweet boy. However, the weather forecasts rain. I don't think so.

I got a good nights sleep last night, again I woke up but soon went back to sleep again. I've got to go to the doctor this morning to get the results of my blood tests. If I say I'm not worried I'd be lying, but hopefully its nothing serious, just a change in my medication.

As I have got to go out this morning I had better top up with diesel, I don't like it getting too low and maybe find out about your mums dash cam.

Well my boy, its that time again, time to go play and have some more fun with your buddies.

Never forget how much I love and miss you my sweet boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

I love and miss you so much Merlin

January 28th 2015 10:35 pm
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Good Morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Its a very hot day today just like yesterday my boy, extremely hot, there's no wind whatsoever and its exhausting. Not a good run and play day for you my sweet boy.

I have no idea what the doctor gave me to help me sleep, but I staggered into the bedroom, just about bouncing off the walls. I didn’t know where I was, who I was or what was going on. I did sleep quite well though, but I did wake up again around 3:30am, I did drop off to sleep again for a little while. I still feel a little bit tired, but not as tired as I have been.

I don't intend going anywhere today, I was going to go to the mall to check up on your mums dash camera, my lap top and fill up with diesel, but I think I'll leave it until Saturday

Well my boy, its that time again, time to go play and have some more fun with your buddies.

Never forget how much I love and miss you my sweet boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 
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