Lovely update from Toni for Bingley. Bingley is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again
I was so incredibly sorry to hear about Teagol. We are so sad to hear and can only imagine how heartbreaking it must be for your family.
I thought you'd like to hear how Bingley is at 8, almost 9 months. He's the most delightful dog. Permanently happy, enthusiastic about life and inquisitive about his surroundings! Its as if he wakes up every day full of joy and anticipation for what the new day will bring!
He had a hard time when our older dog died (very suddenly) in June. It threw him hugely - obviously first time he was without canine company and also he seemed to completely lose his awareness what his role was in the pack. He began to bark - a lot - in the nighttime, at us, and at any noise outside. He was improving as time went on, then about 6 weeks later we had a week's holiday and when we came back he was back to his old self - no excessive barking. It's almost like the trip away reset him and took away the worries.
He is still a dog who loves the outdoors and will usually be found in the garden - asleep or awake, or if a bit chilly, in the doorway with his head on the step looking out! He's also extremely sociable and his happiness seems to increase proportionally with the number of people or dogs that enter our house! I've attached a picture of him for you - he's trying to look round me as I take the photo at my daughter who had walked on ahead!
He's got a strong mind of his own so has needed some clear direction of what his boundaries are. He really laps up any training, seems to be able to focus for extremely long periods so I'm always ending the training when he's ready to keep going! The hardest thing he's found is being left on his own. That's taken some extended work. He'll still pick himself up from a nap and move himself to where I am in the house and then fall back asleep there.
Wishing you all the best as you rest and recover as a family,
Thanks for your kind words and letting me know how Bingley is doing. Very sad to hear that Whiskey died in June.That must have been hard for all of you. Sounds like Bingley was a bit lost for a moment. Good to hear he has settled and been able to adjust to losing his canine friend. He does look like his Mum and the focus will be from her and the loyalty to be near you will be from Dad. Ernest is asleep at my feet as I type this.
Hope you are all okay.
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