I'd like you to meet Benchmark Fairy Tale of Ballymena or better known as "Goose" here. :-)
Now mind you I was not looking to bring a new puppy here. Not at all. However, Goose's breeder is a good friend of mine and frequently sends me pictures of her dogs. (she is Skyy and Cleo's breeder as well)
When Goose's litter was born I was busy taking care of Ellie and really did not pay that much attention other than to notice that they were cute babies.
About a week ago she sent a particularly cute picture. Knowing that she was not going to keep anything from this litter and knowing that little Miss Ellie is not looking like she will make it to the show ring, I asked Barb to send me a video of this little one on a whim.
In addition to the video she sent me some pictures of her stacked on a table. Stacked is a show term, meaning the the puppy is set up on the table with a little bit of bait so that you can set the baby up and observe body structure.
Every breed of dog has something called a "breed standard" It is this standard that a breeder is always aiming for in a breeding, by breeding dogs that compliment each other both in structure and in type.
Needless to say this baby has a beeutiful little body and such a pretty expression.....so after seeing the video and pictures, I said..."I think she wants to live in New Hampshire."
Monday I drove into Boston to pick up the little bundle......if you can believe it, she is even cuter than her picture. Quiet as a church mouse all the way home to NH..poor thing was pooped from her early flight.
I gave her a few hours to recover before I introduced her to the rest of the clan. After getting a thorough going over, she received the seal of approval from the girls.....even Maggie. ;)
After a long and eventful day it was time to crash.....I think she likes it here in New Hampshire. :-)