Meet Poppy.

This was Poppy in the car on the way home. So little and bewildered. She was living with her Mum and two sisters and a brother when we picked her up. David20 was with me and in the car all the way up I kept suggesting different names to him, but ‘Poppy’ she stayed. He was adamant. I have to say that it suits her.

When we got home Tom21 came out to the car to greet us. He looked in at Poppy sitting on David20’s lap and his face just softened. He picked her up and carried her out to the backyard to introduce her to everyone else. I love this photo of them both bonding.


Within the first 5 minutes she’d learned about cats. Maris gave her a quick swipe across the face and she hasn’t willingly been near a cat since. This suits everyone, though Daphne keeps trying to walk up to her and smooch her as a sign of dominance but Poppy keeps backing away.

This is pretty much a picture of her life so far. Yesterday was a rainy day so we were all inside for much of the day and I don’t think she hit the floor very often. The firm rule of ‘no dogs on the couch’ is being circumvented – “She’s on my lap, Mum.”

Poppy’s discovered the dog bed and she likes having a nap next to Bertie. He’s happy to have a little companion and I think little Popsicle is going to settle in just fine.

Thermomix recipe: 3 Ingredients Cupcakes.

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10 Responses to Meet Poppy.

  1. sootie says:

    Lovely name, gorgeous puppy – happy family 🙂

  2. Blossom says:

    She is just adorable. I love the pics of her with your boys

  3. foodnstuff says:

    She’s beautiful! Bertie is going to become her hero.

  4. Urspo says:

    what a lucky little dog.

  5. Simon says:

    Lovely share – thank you so much, you have made a difference to my day.

  6. Kate says:

    Ahwww!!!!! How could you not love HER???

  7. VioletSky says:

    Poppy is adorable (and I am not even a dog person)

  8. Hello after a long break from me – I’ve been reading your posts all the while. First up – I’m so very sorry and sad for you all about Mollie, and I truely understand because my darling Zebby Cat had to be “helped to the bridge” back in August.

    Now … I’m delighted that you shared the pics of little Poppy coming to her forever home and meeting her new family. Never mind the cats, Poppy has wonderful Bertie to snuggle up to!!! And they have 5 humans’ “forever home” love, as do your glorious two cats,

    Sending care, love and many huggles to share amongst your wonderful self and your sons,

    Michelle in Wellington, NZ – just across the Ditch!!!


  9. Ellen says:

    Little Poppy is just gorgeous! What a lucky girl, she’s going to be so loved in your home by all you two-legs and sweet-natured Bertie. I’m sure it’s a bit like having a new baby in your home at the moment, but my friend Angie who has her own little Poppy, a 14-week Golden Retriever pup, assures me that life is settling down for them now (hardly any ‘accidents’ at all.)

    There was a tv programme about dogs this week and they were focusing on ‘teaching’ from as young as 7-weeks old to learn how to be content in their own company, when you have to go out and leave them. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Assoc explained how they train their dogs for the periods when they will be left on their own. It was interesting and maybe worth looking into, but Pippa still gives us those ‘eyes’ when she is being left.

  10. Isabelle says:

    Oh, super cute! It made me think (for a second) about getting a dog… but no. Life is difficult enough… .

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