Hi Neil and Louise
It's been a hectic time here with Ellie, JF and Helen and I haven't had much time to think about writing to you both.
Helen's having a bit of a day off today and is relaxing at home so I thought it would be a good idea to let you know how things are going.
I am very well and have settled into their routine. Ellie and I are very good friends and we spend a lot of time play fighting and chasing each other. We growl and moan whilst we are playing and Helen says sometimes it sounds like we're killing each other...
I sleep on a big cushion next to Ellie in the bedroom and I also sleep on Helen's fleece which she puts down on the floor next to the bed. I feel very warm and comfortable both there and on my cushion. I usually get a bit restless around 7.45 am and Helen always takes me outside and I obligingly do my toilette duties. I'm always ravenous in the morning and I generally have two chicken necks and some puppy dry food or puppy wet food.
Helen has decided that Ellie and I need to spend a bit of time apart so Helen takes Ellie out for walks in the morning and I stay with JF and accompany him to work and help him open the office, patrol the building and check all is in order. Helen says that I'm still too young to go on proper walks and I really don't like that silly lead she sometimes tries to put around my neck. Usually all three of us go to the park in the evening and Ellie and I run around and sometimes we meet and play with other dogs, or sometimes children. Ellie got into big trouble the other day at the park because she found some very smelly pooh and rubbed herself in it, all over. She smelled absolutely wonderful and I started licking her. Helen rushed us home and Ellie spent ten minutes in the shower. She didn't smell as good after that.
On Wednesday evenings Helen takes me to a puppy school in Mount Dandenong. there are three other puppies there and two teachers. So far we have learnt to sit, stay and drop - I'm not too keen on the "drop" but it's worth humouring Helen occasionally as she gives me treats and then I sort of drop to please her.
My teeth are still very sharp and I try to chew anything that I think looks chewable - chair legs, table legs and of course slippers or other leathery things. Helen buys us chews and Ellie and I usually have a dispute over those and growl at each other because she tries to take mine or I try to take hers.
Helen says she will send you some photos. Please say hello to my brothers and my mum.
Love and kisses,
Edit: We got an update the next day to say that Finn has also been added to the Nathania Springs Team webpage. Just scroll down to see Ellie and Finn at the bottom, their photo is on the right