You’ll find a welcome here, in Wales…….to BRYNN!!
…..So a very big “Thank You”, to all of you who’ve voted – the name ‘Brynn’ proved far & away, the absolute favourite. And admittedly, we wholeheartedly agree; & had sincerely hoped that endearing name, would be the memorable outcome.
Meanwhile, Brynn has been growing in both the physical sense, & in terms of personality. He’s an utterly delightful little chap; & definitely, ‘the sharpest knife in the drawer’. As mentioned before he walks to heel & sits at our feet; he’s also learned he is NOT allowed in either the kitchen or the Dining Room – even though the kitchen door is permanently open (it’s a galley kitchen so a conventional door – which would be situated right in front of the Rayburn – just wouldn’t work: too steamy!).
Brynn also already comprehends that he’s not allowed upstairs; & that after going out for a walk, he understands that he needs to sit quietly on the step before we walk back through the outside door into the nice warm house. This is so that he appreciates WE are the ‘Top Dogs’ – not him. Impressively, he has already learned – & obeys – the ‘Stay’, ‘Leave’ & ‘Here’ commands wherever he happens to be (always useful – especially around livestock). House training is also coming on well (what a relief).
Having ‘helped’ Tony with specially-selected chores, he also knows that the poultry are to be guarded, not eaten; that the horses/ponies are benign….so long as he stays on his side of the fence; likewise, with the goats. Unfortunately at present he finds the sheep a bit scary – however I’m sure that’ll soon wear off….! And after getting a cuffing by cat Moriarty – who in fact has been remarkably patient with him – after he nipped his tail, he’s also learned cats are to be respected, not chased.
Thus the sturdy little chap is really coming on in leaps & bounds: relaxed, happy & sleeping peacefully throughout the night. And he’s losing that ‘puppiness’ in his looks, already; & has the promise of growing up to be a very handsome young dog. Possibly the most poignant moment so far has been when he learned to bark; giving a little ‘wuff’ & then jumping back in surprise, not realising that he’d made the sound!
So Croeso, Brynn – braf cwrdd a chi.