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
Its a beautiful day today, not a cloud in the sky, no wind and quite warm. You could run and play if you were here with me my boy, but you would have to drink lots and lots of water.
I'm a bit late today Merlin, I didn't get much sleep last night so when everyone left I decided to go back to sleep for a while. I was awake this morning before 4am and stayed awake. When every one left I put my head down again and woke up a couple of hours later. I still feel very tired and a bit woolly headed.
Your mum, Mia and I finally got to the mall yesterday morning. The place was packed out! I missed the breakfast menu as we got there after 11am so I had lunch. I can't say I enjoyed it that much but at least I got out of the house for a while.
Its that time again my boy, time to go play some more with your buddies.
Please never forget just how much I love and miss you my sweet boy.
I feel a lot better this morning, still not 100% but better then I have been. I actually managed to get some sleep last night which obviously helped, not much but more then I have been getting. I thought I was going to join you over the bridge if I'm honest.
Its a beautiful day today nice and bright and sunny, very little wind thank goodness, and quite warm. Its a public holiday today your mum and I had made plans to take Mia to the mall for some ice cream, but they are both cuddled up on the couch fast asleep, so whether we are going or not now I don't really know. Ah your mum has just woken up, but its going to take her forever to get ready.
I had better get this posted before your mum falls asleep again.
I am so sorry for the past few days, I'm still the same, very woolly headed and fuzzy. I've no idea what this bug is, but its knocked me for a six. So I'm sorry my boy this will have to be cut very short too, I'm just letting you know that I haven't forgotten you.