Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A match made in heaven?

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
 Hello there to all my blogging friends...(and lurkers too :)  )

A new kind of energy has swept through our home. It's a welcome and happy energy! 
Toby's life is whole again, my family are smiling at the antics of the sweet hooligan and the new little "sunbeam".  Aunt Tam, although a little confused, seems to welcome her reprieve from the demands of the energetic TOBY.   
An added blessing is that he's met his match in our new little "Sunbeam"  LEXI. 

How would I describe this little Golden Sunbeam?

Well, she's very pretty, a soft personality with a lot to give, cute and cuddly, gentle when she needs to be, playful, energetic, a sweet nature, confident, adventurous, inquisitive, quick to learn (and wants to learn!),  intelligent, naughty at times  (delightfully naughty) and quick to overcome any initial nervousness of new situations.  We have landed ourselves a treasure.

 The developing bond between Toby and the puppy is something to marvel at.  He's never far from her side, nor mine.  He will gently discipline her when needed, but will also resort to sharing his Kong with her. 
Can you imagine a 39kg dog gently mouthing a 5kg pup, and passing his prized Kong to this new little feisty cuddle-bun.  Half the time they are both on their backs playing.  
This match is made in heaven...and was meant to be.

Early this morning, they had a romp on the 'collective' dog's mattress on the floor of our bedroom.  Tammy watched thoughtfully from a reasonable distance.  I sat down with her, rubbed her chest -  gently reassuring her of my love and care, and her unquestionable status.
Dogs are amazing to watch.  We can learn so much from their behaviour.  
I find myself lost in wonder while I watch them.


So there you have it:
All's well in the 'Maxdog' household.

I pray that all is well in yours too.
Sending lotsaluv,

12 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Caryl, from your post I can truly feel the sweet and gentle nature of your little 'sunbeam,' and the warmth, love and laughter she has added to your already wonderful home! And I have a feeling Toby thinks that Lexi belongs just to him!

verobirdie said...

The difference of sizes is amazing, but clearly, they are a good match.

Dexter said...

How wonderful that Toby is smitten with her. I hope that his love survives those teenage months. She will always look up to her big brother.

Mango Momma

harrispen said...

This is the sweetest post ever! I wish I could reach across the miles and snuggle your little sunbeam. It looks like the breeder chose well for all of you.

Cindy

Two French Bulldogs said...

So sweet! Nothing better than puppy breath
Have a fun day
Benny & Lily

Bouncing Bertie said...

That is so touching. The picture of Toby using Lexi as a pillow is just priceless.
What a privilege indeed to watch this beautiful bond developing. Well worth the puddles and the interrupted sleep.
Cheers,
Gail.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Oh what a beautiful girl she is and what an incredible bond they have. So very thankful; seems like just yesterday Toby was that small. Enjoy this season!!!
Hugs, Noreen

rottrover said...

What an unexpected gift!! You got Toby his own puppy!! BOL with joy!!

-Bart and Ruby

Mitch and Molly said...

We love the pillow picture. You're smushing her head, Toby! haha We bet she could care less!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh those photos were wonderful. Lexi is totally adorable and we love how Toby and Tam have welcomed her into their pack. What fun is yet to come? Can't wait to hear about it all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Beth said...

Lexi is adorable, Caryl! I can tell you are already in love! We have a new puppy too: Josey Rose, miniature schnauzer, 11.5 wks old. She is a little cutie, only 4 lbs at present - I'm sure Lexi is quite a bit bigger than Josey.

Sue said...

These pictures brought the first smile to my face since Thursday morning. Your babes are precious.