Saturday, 11 January 2014

Check Your Bags Before You Leave .....

 
 
If you come to stay with us you'll have to check your bags before you leave ....
 
 
... look what Jason found in his.
 
She loved being next to him all curled up in his bag while we sat drinking coffee and chatting away.  So don't be alarmed if you are frisked after a visit to us, we would hate the newest member of our family to depart accidentally with our guests :-)
 
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For those of you who have been asking, and thank you for your interest in her, Mavis is continuing to settle in well.   She gets on great with the other dogs and with Ginger the cat, has naughty bad manners when it comes to the chickens , note to Mavis ... they DO NOT like their tails being grabbed as they exit the henhouse ... and is generally making herself one of the family.
 
She is getting used to squeaky toys (they used to make her jump), loves hide chews of any description and her favourite hobby is finding someone who is sat down to cuddle into.  If you sit forward in your chair for a moment, do not sit back suddenly for there will be a little doggie occupying the space the minute you move :-)
 
The only problem at the moment is that she cannot be trusted outside off the lead AT ALL, if she escapes from the house she makes for the hills, as Lovely Hubby has found to his cost on a couple of occasions, it's not good chasing a Jack Russell through a bramble patch!!
 
I think you can see it in her eyes and her stance that she is much more settled and she's thankfully lost that 'haunted' look.  She's home for good.
 
Sue xx


29 comments:

  1. She certainly looks like she is 'at home', bless her. Well done for taking her in. :o)

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  2. She does look happier I must say. Maybe she was in a home up the hills or else hid out there when she got loose. Perhaps she got in the bag worried she was going to be left behind. Sad isn't it?

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  3. Aw, Sue she is so adorable.
    Yes our chicken still get a bit of that from out dogs now and then .lol

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  4. thanks so much for giving her such a lovely home

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  5. Thanks for the update on Mavis. She's a sweetie!

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  6. Yes, she's definitely a sweetie! I'm pleased to hear she's settling in so well. Sx

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  7. One of our cats was a real devil for climbing into the back of vans and cars left open, parked outside our house. My next door neighbour was going away on holiday and left her boot open while she came and went from the house to pack the car. She got about half a mile from home and looked in the rear view mirror, only to see our cat peeping over the back seat from the boot. Neighbour screamed, turned the car round and delivered her back home safely. Thank goodness she noticed her before she got much further x

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    1. We have a cat called Kimmy who is always getting in our car for a kip when the windows are open in the summer. luckily she always jumps out before we drive off lol.

      She is lucky to have found you. She looks so sweet.

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  8. Glad she's settled and I loved the name Mavis x

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  9. I wouldn't mind that little body in my bag at all ---- I would quickly zip it up and run for the hills! LOL

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  10. She looks very content sat in that bag. Our terrier can't be trusted with chicken's and cockerels either and has done just the same in the past.

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  11. I forgot to add that when we took on our 'rescue' dog, she also was dreadful when let off the lead. She would take off like a rocket and return half an hour later, by which time we were convinced that we'd never see her again. We even lost her on holiday. However, we started playing with her with a ball while out for walkies and that seems to have done the trick. She is a gundog though - not sure if it would work with a Jack Russell! And I still don't let her off the lead anywhere near a main road. Really pleased little Mavis is settling in fine x

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  12. Gorgeous wee dog, would love to find her in my bag - don't think my cat would love her though and don't suppose she'd like living in a tiny flat - still she looks more than settled with you - well done.

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  13. Well, it is thanks to your kindness and generosity of spirit that she has found her home and I thank you for that. Too many dogs these days are not so lucky. Both of ours are rescues/rehomes and were tricky to start with, but with love and attention are now the best dogs we could ever hope to know
    KJ x

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  14. Glad Mavis has made herself at home x

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  15. Love little Mavis! She is so cute. X

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  16. That little face is so cute. Sad to think she's missed out on so many cuddles and pats but its good to know you are there now to give her lots of love. I'm not really a dog person (only ever had cats) but she is such a sweetie, I could have her!
    Cheers - Joolz xx

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  17. She'a so gorgeous and she does certainly look like she is very settled and at home. xxx

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  18. I think if she ended up in my bag I would definitely want to take her home, she's just beautiful!

    So happy that she has also found her 'forever home' with you and LH

    xx

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  19. Jack Russell pooches are well known to run off lol! I don't know that you will stop Mavis from doing it. As soon as they see a chance they bolt :)

    Glad to hear Mavis has settled well :)

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  20. She is so cute! I don't know the answer to her running off. We have the naughtiest German Shepherd ever, who does the same thing, so he cannot be out in the garden unsupervised. Not to mention chasing the cats and annoying the chickens!
    Jak x

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  21. So lovely to hear that she is settling in well - what a cutie xx

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  22. How adorable. Had to smile about the chickens' tail feathers !

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  23. O so cute..and i think little dogs like to torment chickens..we have a yorkiepoo..new puppy..so small and totally adorable..our chickens are lots bigger than him..but he just has to have a go..luckily he can run faster than them lol..we are all so glad that Mavis is settling in well..
    love
    sara,fern,iris

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  24. She is such a cutie - hope the chickens survive!

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  25. So glad she is settled in with all of you. I'm sure that in time she will stop running off too, it's probably just natural spirit. She looks very happy. x

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