The two have already formed a great bond and Sumo, Paul's lovely black Working Cocker, has adopted his new mate really well with the two often seen playing together.
|One week old|
|One month old|
|And now fourteen weeks|
Dogs make me happy, especially when they are as responsive as Maddie, a 6 year old Working Cocker Spaniel. Owned by my daughter Fran and mother to two litters, including Sumo and Mick, this little dog has won cups at trialling.
|Happiness is .....|
Paul insists that this is part of Sumo's training, in readiness for when his 3yr old Working Cocker has to pick up pheasants that have been shot and fallen on the far side of some mysterious wall !! Personally I think it's just an excuse for the two of them to have fun together !
|Sumo showing great eye contact wherever he is.|
Few dogs can resist the challenge of running after Honey, who takes great delight in encouraging them to play. We keep one eye open that she's choosing the "right company" but I think that her speed plus her knowledge that I'm on hand makes her a little trouble maker ! Here, Plum does her best but in the end resigns herself to having fun in the buttercups !
|Honey with a huge smile !|
I'm finally able to let Jess off of a long line for the first time since she arrived for residential training some weeks ago - and what a wonderful sight it is. Here she's seen standing near her friend and running mate Sam, a very gentle Staffie Cross.
|Sam and Jess|