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Scarlet

It’s a Girl!

I’m super pleased to announce the healthy delivery of my new baby girl Scarlet.  We drove all the way to Wagga Wagga (around 3 hours trip from South Canberra) on Saturday to pick her up at 8 weeks.  She was one of the favourite of the breeders, smallest of the litter but probably the feistiest that can hold her ground.  Scarlet is a wheaten (red and white) border collie.

Scarlet mostly slept on the drive back and preferred to lean on my brother who was in the back seat.  We drove straight home without a toilet incident.

As expected, she gave her fair share of the whelping through the first night but once she knew I was around, she went back to sleep.  Not surprising given that only the night before, she was sleeping with her plentiful litter.  She adjusted very quickly and is now only waking me up at 0630 for a toilet break… and breakfast if I stay up.

Scarlet is affectionate, playful and very active.  She’s not shy and always initiates play time with Simba.  Her favourite move is a launch with all four paws in the air towards Simba, only to land short – she hasn’t mastered distance yet.

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Simba

Down for the count?

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Red Hill rainbow

After work, was chasing the Strava climbing challenge for January and saw this rainbow on my first lap of Red Hill.  It had disappeared by the second lap. If you look closely, you can make out a second outer rainbow!

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On top of Red Hill

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Simba

Simba is 2

Today Simba is a little less puppy and a little more adult but still the same ball of fun. He remains the same gentle and caring dog from birth and continues to be inquisitive at the dog park with others. But most proud of all, he now belts out his booming deep barks to strange noises out the front.

Here’s a few photos of him on his favourite mat over the two years.

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