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.