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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Lady (In
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loving memory)
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Merlin's very own diary.

I'm so sorry this is so short Merlin

July 7th 2015 12:49 am
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Good Afternoon Merlin my sweet boy.

I am so sorry I haven't posted on your diary, I've been seriously ill. I was rushed into hospital where I was into ICU with pneumonia, placed in a normal ward and then placed back into ICU. I think I came close to death twice. I am on an oxygen machine for 18 hours a day now my boy. I hope that you forgive me my boy but I am so tired to post every day in your diary. I don't love you any less, I'm just tired.

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

June 11th 2015 1:20 am
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Good Morning Merlin my sweet boy.

Its a very nasty day today, thick fog and very cold. Its the sort of day that high winds would have been welcomed. The dogs were let out this morning, they did their ablutions and ran straight back indoors. Its a snuggle up and keep warm sort of day.

Mia isn't very well today, she was sent home from school yesterday and this morning she's got a high temperature and feeling sick. I had to go into town to open the shop as your mum is looking after Mia

I kept waking up during the night, I woke up just before 5am, then went back to sleep until 7am. I really felt tired this morning.

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.


Never forget how much I love and miss you Merlin

June 9th 2015 10:58 pm
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Good Morning Merlin my sweet boy.

Its a very overcast and cold day today. Rain is forecast today but thankfully at the moment there is no wind. It would make a good run and play day if you were here my boy, as long as you ran around keeping warm.

Yesterday I got so annoyed. I took my Chevy in for a wash and detail, then topped off with diesel, on the way home a water main must have burst with water across the road. The result my Chevy is dirty again. I was highly peeved to say the least.

I slept for hours yesterday and I have no idea why, maybe I am getting old and tired my boy. Last night I woke up just after 1am, then 3am and finally at 5am.

By the way Merlin, I often mentioned you on facebook and how sweet you were and how much I love and miss you. I will never ever forget you Merlin, the best friend I ever had, my sweet 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.

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