Saturday, 3 November 2007

Surprise - SHE'S home!

Yes, you read that right - she! What we didn't tell you was that the last time we went to visit the pups, we really fell in love with one of the girls, Miss White Paws. We asked if we could have her but were told all the girls were taken, and that she was one of the potential girls they were keeping. We weren't too worried as they are all gorgeous, as you have seen!

However, we had a phone call on Wednesday evening to say the owners of the sire had helped them appraise the pups and felt the boys had better show potential, and they were now keeping a boy, which meant we could either still have a boy, or we could have Miss White Paws!

We had a chat and decided she was the one! We just felt drawn to her. Oscar obviously doing things his way again we all think, breeders included.

So, meet Sherifs Ruby Tuesday, aka Cassidy! Isn't she a doll?!

Before we left for home, the pups had one last snuggle together in the sunshine. The weather here is still beautifully mild despite the fact we're now into November. Lottie had already left for her new home that morning. Seems like her mum and dad have already found this blog, so we will definitely keep in touch which is great!

What a life! Snoozing in the autumn sun.

The pile of pups grows!

We set off for home with Martin driving and me holding the little miss, but she was constantly trying to clamber over to Martin, so we swapped over and she was happier. She didn't seem to mind being in the car at all, but only went to sleep as we were about 5 miles from home, typical!

I went in the house and said hello to Harry and let him out to toilet. I think he was pretty aware something was going on as he was very, very excited. Once he was calm, Martin brought Cassidy in and sat with her on his lap. Harry had a good sniff and was very excited, tail going nineteen to the dozen. When we were happy that he was OK, we let her down on the floor with her in the garden. He was sniffing like crazy and did scoot her around a bit with his nose, but not in a rough way.

I think you can tell from the blurred photo how fast a certain boy was wagging his tail!

I was worried he was being a bit rough, but She was rolling over herself and Martin who is more used to dogs than me assured me that they're tough litle things! We will obviously very carefully monitor them and they won't be left alone at all for now.

She needs to work bit on getting in and out of the door. That's a big step for those little legs, and she gets confused about which bit is the open part of the door!

She's done really well with toileting so far, going promptly when she goes outside. She's been getting lots of praise for being such a clever girl.

See, tail still wagging, a bit slower now though so not such a blur!

After all the excitement of the day it was time for bed. Harry was very tired too. She cried twice in the night, at 2am and at 6.30am, when Martin was getting up anyway as he's had to go into work this morning. Both times we took her out and she went to toilet and went back in her crate. She did cry a bit at 2am, but I sat quietly on the floor by the crate and she quickly fell asleep.

This morning she is full of beans, investigating Oscar's toys. We have friends coming over to meet her today, so no doubt she'll sleep well again tonight - well fingers crossed!

She loves the toy Boy and Baby bought Oscar for his birthday. She's quite strong. She can carry a large Kong around in her mouth no problem!

Hopefully that's sated your desire for puppy news for now!

Katy and Martin x


Molly and Taffy said...

Welcome Cassidy to your new home!

She really is a very pretty girl, absolutely adorable.

Harry is certainly showing he will be an excellent big brother.

Have oodles of fun this weekend!

Molly and Taffy

Noah the Airedale said...

Awwwwww how cute is Cassidy!!!!!!
Harry sure is happy she's finally home lol. We thought he was going to step on her haa haa.
They're going to be great mates.
Congrats Katy and Martin. Cassidy is a sweetheart.

Denise & Bryan
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy send welcome woofs to Cassidy.

Sophie Brador said...

Katy & Martin, I'm so excited Cassidy is a girl! My mom had boys her whole life and then fell for me in the same way.

Cassidy is so cute and Harry is hysterical. The old fellow must be exhausted from all this excitement. Just wait until next week when Cassidy's legs are twice as long.

Congrats on your new pup!



What an exciting post. Cassidy is finally at home with you guys, and what a great welcome Harry gave her. She is so cute and seems quite confident running around the house with that long pull toy.
Congratulations to you both. We will certainly be tuning in often to see how little Cassidy and her big brother Harry are doing.
Have a great weekend.
Jazz and Dixie

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Great news. Really pleased Cassidy is home after all the excitement and the wait. Harry looks so sweet with her. I'll put a post on DWB if that's ok.

Pippa & Kate

Ruby Bleu said...

Sherrif's Ruby Tuesday!!! Woo Hoo another out Ruby's are a feisty bunch even if she's going to go by Cassidy!

Welcome home little girl! I know you are going to have an amazing life because you have such an amazing family. Your big brother Harry sure looks happy to meet you!!!

I look forward to getting to know you! Lots of Licks, Ruby

Scruffy & Lacie said... Cassidy the only one with white paws?? Um..the pic of the mystery pup in the crib was of the one with the white paws and chest spot that u had posted before in the "sit" postition...was that her????

Just wait till Stella finds out she was snuggling with a girl! Though knowing Stella, she probably knows and she and Cassidy were just blabbing bout how they were gonna go shoppin' together!!!!

Kisses to Harry...and welcome him into the "Long Suffering Big Brother's with Sissies" Club!!!

Huge hugs of welcome to your Little Girl!!


Lacy said...

woofies Harry and Cassidy!!! ooo my dog she is such a cutie....Cassidy, u r gonna have sooo muchies funs there...heehee Harry likeies to push u wiff him nosey...

b safe,

Momo :) said...

Katy, Martin and Harry!
I am so excited! Welcome Cassidy! You're welcomed by wonderful family!! :)

Momo xoxo

Snowball said...

What a wonderful news. Cassidy is a girl and we love girls... I like boys too but girl has more choice for clothes and we can play dressing up more.

Little Cassidy aka Miss White Paw is such a cutie. Its seems like many of our friends are getting Sisters lately and Harry has just joined the club... hahaha


Maddie & Frankie said...

Oh what a great day to make a first visit to your bloggie!

Welcome Cassidy and you ARE waaaaay

Frankie Grrl and Maddie the Chocolate Labbie

Gus said...

Welcome home Cassidy. Glad you and Harry have hit it off. Only one more request. Is there a way you can bottle some puppy breath for muzzer?

Boo said...

congratulations to katy & martin. and welcome for lil cassidy!

wow, harry sure is excited for lil cassidy. so is she going to be called cassidy as planned or ruby?

wet wet licks


Butchy & Snickers said...

Welcome to your new home Cassidy!! We can sure tell Harry loves to play with her already. They will be great playmates. It's funny you named her Ruby Tuesday, that's what Mama always calls Ruby Bleu, hehehe. Have fun this weekend & keep taking lots of photos & videos while she's a pup.
Luv & Wirey Hug!
Butchy & Snickers

Sundae said...

Welcome Cassidy! I must say, you looks really adorable.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

welcome to ur new home cassidy...

i bet harry will a great brother...

Finni said...

What a wonderful surprise! She is lovely. Harry you lucky boy, you've got a little sister!
Welcome little Cassidy.
Hope to meet you two soon!

Finni x

Maggie & Mitch said...

So Harry has a sissy instead of a brother! I bet he's thrilled about that! They look so cute together! Congratulations once again! We're so happy for all of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Well one can never have enough puppie pics!! While you are bottling up puppy breath for Gus's muzzer could you bottle up some sweet little puppy tummy for PL2?Ooohhh that cute little puppy belly!!!!! Welcome Cassidy and Hooray for Harry!! Love A+A

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, BIG CONGRATS! I'm sooo glad you both picked a girl coz Oscar was a boy & Harry is a boy, why not get a girl for a change right? Hehehehe...She's such a cutie! Cassidy is definitely the name for her.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ferndoggle said...

Oh my goodness...a little girl??? What a surprise! You kept us guessing. She is so precious & I'm sure Harry will be the perfect big bro once. And I'm sure Cassidy will give him a run for his money.

Enjoy the puppy breath! I can almost smell it here.


Jackson said...

Welcome Cassidy! She looks adorable and I'm sure she'll keep Harry on his toes! J x

4xBs said...

Awwww, she's a doll. Oscar definitely had his paw in her selection. it looks like Harry is pretty happy with her and she looks pretty happy too in her new home. she will grow fast and be a good play match for Harry.
we're so happy for you.

Faya said...

Bonjour petite Cassidy ! Tu es très mignone et je peux te dire qu'on se réjouit de lire le récit de tes bêtises... je veux dire aventures à venir.... Tu verras Harry est fabuleux ! Et Katy et Martin sont les meilleurs maîtres du monde et de tout l'univers....
Bisous tous doux petite Cassidy ...

Stanley said...


You are going to be one tired boy, I can tell ya. I feel your pain, but also your excitement. Cassidy is a beauty!! And, it looks like she loves to wrassle already, so at least you'll be able to train her YOUR way.

Remember, she'll be trying to train you too. If you want to commiserate, I'm just a peemail away!

Katy & Martin! Everyone at the House of GooberStan is excited for you! It's going to be fun to watch as she & Harry grow closer and as she gets bigger! Get plenty of rest yourselves!

Goober love,
Stanley, Stella & our girl

Lesley Rigby said...

She's gorgeous! You are just the kindest people. I thought it was lovely of Katy to sit by her in the night until she went to sleep. What a lucky little dog she is.

Harry is amazing and I love him to bits. He did look a bit as if he had found a hedgehog and didn't know what to do with it. I suppose puppies aren't a manly thing but he was showing great interest.

All of you be Very, Very Happy you deserve it!!!!!

Asta said...

Welcome sweet little white paaws! You awe such a loved giwl aweady Cassidy! Oscaw has pwepawed the way fow you,and Hawyy aweady loves you fwom the looks of it! And you cewtainly got vewy lucky in youw choice of pawents! we wish you the happiest healthies t life togethew!
smoochie kisses..I'm so happy to have a new giwlfwiend,yipeeee!
Asta and pawents

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Princess is not surprised. Anyone can see Harry needed a little sister! Princess is little miss white paws, too! Little Cassidy probably loves being rolled gently down the yard, Merrily, merrily...

We love the cute English accents in your videos!

Happy new adventure!

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Almost forgot!

Toodle Pup!

Blue said...


She's absolutely adorable!
I think having a little girl is perfect, just what Oscar wanted!
Jackson, J1 & I were talking about you all this afternoon, but didn't know she was home.... had to come & look before going to bed my-self!

Love & pats to Cassidy & Harry

Kirby said...

Welcome Cassidy & Congrats big brother Harry!!

I'm so happy we've got another adorable Aire girl. She is just too cute, mim just can't stop oohing and aahing at each adorable picture of Cassidy. She says she misses that thing called puppy breath. We wish you all the absolute best and praise Oscar for bringing all of you together. He really knows what he's doing. Keep us up to date with the Cassidy pics, she'll be growing sooo fast!!

Your pal,
Kirby & his Mommy!

Persephone & Buster said...


Welcome Home!!

We love that final video. At first, we thought you had big paw-prints to fill (you do!), but there's no doubt you're up to the task!

Wow--a little sweetheart joins the family.

Can't wait for more pix.


Persephone & Buster

jaffeboy said...

OMdoG!!! She is such a charm!!! Sweet little thing. Wish I can give her a big cuddle!

M glad Harry loves her too.

Martin is right, Cassidy will "tell" Harry if she thinks she can't handle the play.

Kaylie "told" Jaffe off a few times & Jaffe seem to understand.

I'm so glad she is home with you now. Good pick all round. Good job, Oscar for making it all possible.

Shellen (jaffe's mom)

Luckie Girl said...

She's gorgeous!! :)Harry's so taken with his new sister.

Jasmine said...

tats awesome news Katy & Martin!
am sure Cassidy and Harry now will keep you guys really busy...
Cassidy looks simply adorable pouncing around with the toy in her mouth!

Jude said...

Is she the puppy with the leaf? When I saw that pic I could tell you thought she was fab!
I am knowing that you guys will have the best lives together.

Amber said...

OhhHHhh, Cassidy is adorable!! She is one bright little puppy. I had a hard time potty train. We are so glad that Harry and Cassidy get along so well. Aw, she's so tiny beside of Harry.

Amber :)

Mojo said...

Harry, man, if your tail keeps wagging like that it is going to drop off sometime very soon.

Cassidy, you're bloomin' gorgeous! I can't wait to meet you. I promise I won't roll you over and over like Harry (actually, I'll probably be a complete eejit and stand on you by accident). But I'm impressed by how gentle the Big H is, as well as how unfazed you are. What a star.

Wait till we get together with the rest of the pupgirl pack (Poppy and Ruby) and we'll have a blast.

lots of big wet nose prods

ps Hope Katy gets some sleep. I needed a 5am pee for a couple of weeks and my parents were zombies.

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Oh My all I can say...Cassidy is what I call "Puppy EyeCandy" one just cannot get enough of looking at her, what a baby doll. I am happy for you too Harry, you look like you will be a great big brother. And I am happy for your mamma and Pappa, because now they are not so sad anymore...they have a full house of doggieLove!!! Nothing is better then that!
Sir IamsohappyforeveryoneAlot

Joe Stains said...

its a girl! woo! I think Harry is playing with her just fine and she will soon be fighting back tough as ever! She is ADORABLE?!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kate and Martin.
Cassidy is adorable! Sure Harry looks happy to have her at home! I am so happy for you all!
Thanks for sharing your happiness with us!
Have a good night

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Cassidy is so adorable. And you guys are right, she is a strong young lady.

Harry's tail wags make us smile. We are so glad that all of you are happy.

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Yeah cutie Cassidy is home. She's so adorable. I'm sure Harry will make a pawsome big brother to her

~ Girl girl

Suki & Joey said...

Welcome, Cassidy! It's so wonderful to have you join our DWB family :)

Harry, it makes me happy to see how happy YOU are to see your new lil' sis! Have fun, you guys!

Puggy kisses

Penny & Poppy said...

Welcome home, Cassidy! Oscar chose well! We were secretly hoping it would be a girl, although we would have loved a boy, too. We just love the white markings. I, Penny have a blaze on my chest and I used to have a white spot on my chin and 2 front paws, but I guess I out-grew them. Now, I only have the blaze on my chest. There is something about that that makes us very special Aire-girls. Cassidy is a cutie and it looks like she will help to keep Harry young!

Poppy & Penny

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Cassidy,

Welcome to your new world!!! You have lots of new things to explore and will be living in a wonderful home filled with LOVE!!!

Harry, no doubt you have even more good reason now to be a Happiness of Harrys boy!!!

Katy and Martin, we are so ecited for you and think Cassidy is just adorable. We can't wait to see her adventures!!

Jake and Just Harry (and Mom)

Clover said...

Aww!! Cassidy is so super cute. It looks like she is pretty interested in Harry, and he looked like he was excited to have her as a playmate too! Have fun with the new baby!
Love Clover xo

JJ said...

What an adorable little bean she is!!!! Congrats!

The Thuglets said...

WOW Cassidy is puppalicious! Oscar certainly had a hand in choosing her for you. You are going to have some fun now Harry.

The Thugletsx

Koobuss said...

How wonderful!!!

Congratulations, Katy & Martin!!!

Cassidy is so beautiful.

It looks like you made Harry very happy, also. They, and you, will have a lot of fun together!

We are so happy for you!!

Love and Koobuus Kisses,
Koobie and Family