Merlin (In loving memory)

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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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baby Merlin, baby boy, pretty boy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

November 28th 2006

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

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!

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

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Merlin's very own diary.

I'm so sorry this is so short Merlin

March 31st 2015 4:20 am
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Good afternoon Merlin my sweet boy.

Today has been very bright and very hot. Not a good run and play day for you my boy ,its too hot.

I've been sleeping a lot better lately thankfully but I still feel tired. I think I need a break.

Yesterday I BBQ'd my steak and made bread from beer, it was so nice for lunch ,so much so I didn't need any dinner last night. Poor little Molly was dribbling as my steak was cooking.

I don't feel too well at the moment Merlin, I need to cut this short. Sorry my boy.

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

March 30th 2015 1:56 am
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Good Morning Merlin my sweet boy.

Today is very bright and very hot. A good run and play day if you were here my sweet boy. The dogs are outside chilling in the shade

I took a drive to the new supermarket thats opened, had a nice cup of coffee, bought myself a nice piece of steak for lunch with some nice spices rubbed into the meat. Stunning. I also bought 500grams of flour and a small can of beer to make to make a small loaf of bush bread, bread I made on safri's years ago. The bread is in the oven as I write this. My mouth is watering, I bet yours is to my boy.

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

March 29th 2015 6:36 am
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Good Afternoon Merlin my sweet boy.

This morning I took your mum for breakfast. It turned out to be a very hot day again it was lucky I decided to wear shorts instead of jeans. We had a lovely breakfast, then I took your mum into town to get some medication for me, then we drove to a new supermarket that has just been built closer to home. I was so nice and cool in there.

Melissa my daughter was at a wedding yesterday which gave her a bit of a break from work, she's also taking Easter weekend off.

I sat outside with your mum all afternoon, it was so nice to just sit there chatting and remembering our military days, the fun and laughs we had. Wonderful memories.

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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