Wednesday, 20 January 2016
In November some of our family friends announced that they had some Collie puppies. My mum was adamant that she wasn't going to get one of them, despite Collie's being one of her favourite breeds of dog. We already had a lovely (if a little dopey) collie called Annie, who is getting a little bit old now. Fast forward a few weeks and mum is all set to get one of the puppies, and I'll be honest I wasn't best thrilled at first. I was really worried about how Annie and my dog Maizey who lives with mum, would react to having another dog around. In the end it didn't matter what I thought because mum really wanted this specific puppy, so I just got on board with it.
Needless to say I am glad that she did get her, because she's such a cutie. Mum decided to call her Hollie, because we got her around the holiday season. She actually went to pick her up on the 10th of January, and I was looking after all the other animals that weekend, so as soon as they got home I got lots of cuddles! The first thing I noticed about her is that she is so fluffy... I honestly don't remember Annie being that fluffy when we first got her. She's also full of character, she'll play with toys all by herself, or bark at you if she wants you to play with you. She's also already pretty well trained, I believe we've only had a few little accidents, if she wants to go to the loo, she'll go to the back door and whine until you let her out.
As for how the other dogs are getting on with her? It's a work in progress... She obviously immediately gravitated towards Annie, what with her looking like her mother and all her siblings. Annie wasn't so keen on Hollie, and growls when she gets near her, this is a lot to do with fear. Annie has always been afraid of everything, including her own shadows... However mum has since sent me photos of them laying side by side, only when Annie is asleep though! As for Maizey, I think progress is a little slower. Maizey will growl at her if she comes near, will happily walk past her, but she will growl if Hollie runs towards her. A lot of it has to do with that Annie and Maizey were never really well socialised with other dogs, but it's still only a few weeks so I am sure it will turn out fine.
Do you have any pets, let me know in the comments what kind!