Bilbo our blue French Bulldog puppy came home today. Meeting the rest of the family pack was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Coming home with another ‘baby’ filled me with deep joy and a smattering of guilt. What will my big babies think of having a little bro taking up so much of my time?
On my own I sat on the floor and presented our blue eyed bundle to the pack.
After the initial rush it was Rosie Pug who was first to take a longer time sniffing and sussing this new arrival.
Rosie is the most maternal of the girls and did an amazing job of helping to raise Poppy our ditsy Boston Terrier.
Bilbo bravely leaves my lap and trots to meet Poppy, with Rosie still sniffing away.
Poppy is a little wary.
But Rosie has been won over already.
Rosie pug thinks Bilbo is stuck and checks him constantly.
Then decides that perhaps he’d like to play, but Bilbo’s not ready yet.
Poppy has realised that Bilbo is no threat and steps forward to say ‘hello’.
There will be a mutual love for toys between these two.
Mum, he’s slipping!
Ferris has been observing nearby with a smile. He’s now enjoying having his face licked clean by Poppy. At 11 years old he takes things in his stride.
Bilbo notices Ferris.
Poppy had to work his way in to Ferris’s favour as a pup and has a word in his ear.
Ferris is the best big brother to his girls (checks and protects them and allows them to snuggle up to him etc) but they had to spend time being polite and calm around him first.
He walks off but I think it went rather well for a first meet.
Well done Bilbo.
All the ‘hello’s done it’s time for lunch.
Rosie ran back to lead him into the kitchen.
That’s Poppy’s bowl, but he can’t resist a peak.
First time into the garden, he tentatively follows the others.
Bilbo’s looking tired so I placed him into his cosy new bed. But he’s having none of it.
Not used to sleeping alone Bilbo falls asleep on my lap (I wore comfy clothes ready for snuggling) and I take the chance to get some work done.
After a good snooze Bilbo finds the courage to play with Ferris, who decides this little chap might just be ok.
Rosie thinks he’s great and gives him a road test!
Feeling very excited young Bilbo playfully jumps up and gently bites Poppy’s cheek. He promptly gets told off.
Never mind, this lavender is fun.
Must attack leaves.
More running about with Rosie, she has taken Bilbo under her wing.
Being a special day the dogs have a new toy box.
Bilbo has a sweet gentle nature and he has integrated wonderfully already.
One things for sure, Rosie Pug is smitten.