Trying to catch up with updates sent to me since Rosie had her pups. The first is from the two Emily's for Rory, who is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again
I hope you are well.
Congratulations to Rosie and Ernest on their beautiful litter, it’s been lovely to watch them grow over the past few weeks! I was also so sorry to hear about your recent losses.
I thought I’d send a quick update on Rory as he’s now 6 months old. He’s growing into such a lovely gentle boy.
He’s very petite at 6.5kg, and still a picky eater, but the vets are happy with his development.
We took him camping a few weeks ago, and took him down into some caves, through some tunnels and up a few mountains. As he is still so small, he spent half of the hikes in his backpack, but for the parts he did do, he did very well. I have attached some photos for you. My favourite photo is him napping at the top of Kinder Downfall while we ate our lunch.
Rory is a bit worried around other dogs and animals, he will submit to just about anything (even a squirrel)! When he sees another dog he will do what we call his “army crawl” up to them. He will push himself along on his belly, wagging his tail like mad because he is so excited to see them, and then he’ll roll over once he gets close enough. The other dog owners find it hilarious. Once he’s done his initial submit, he is then very playful, but it does take him a little while to become comfortable. I’ve attached a photo of him curled up in a ball as he meets another dog on a walk a few months back. Apart from dogs, Rory is so good with new experiences, he seems to take it all in his stride. The other day I took him to a BBQ and he met lots of excitable children. He was in his element getting cuddle after cuddle, and despite not living with children, he was very gentle and patient with them.
We always get comments on how well behaved and sweet he is. Thank you for breeding such a wonderful pup!
Emily, Emily and Rory"
"Hello Emily and Emily,
Lovely to hear from you and to hear how Rory is doing. His confidence with other dogs will grow and it's not a bad trait to be cautious meeting new dogs. Good to hear how well behaved he was at the BBQ with children.
He looks so much like his Great Grandmother Millie, especially in the photo of him on your back looking out of the rucksack.
Thank you for the update, much appreciated and many thanks for making Rory one of your family. He sounds and looks a very lucky pup.
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