Thursday, July 31, 2008

DOG CALENDAR ENTRY


Cerys ( pronounced Kerris), Lab Mix
Kiki and Phil Jones, owner


Cerys is the Welsh word for love. We went to a Labradorfriends meeting on 15th Dec 2007. They had a 'Box of puppies done up with Christmas tape' and were hoping to find homes for them. They had named them after Santa's reindeer. Cerys was then called Cupid and was the smallest. She was wrapped up in a little blanket and despite that was shivering all over. She was about 12 pounds in weight and beautiful, but very, very frightened. We had not thought of adopting a dog before that day but our hearts melted when we saw her. She was described as a Lab mix and people are still amazed when they see her for the first time as they expect her to be bigger.

She now weighs about 26 pounds at 11 months and is like a mini-lab (as a friend called her) perfectly proportioned and a wonderful honey colour. As she grew it was obvious that she was quite a nervous dog who still tries to run the other way when we get close to storm drains, but she was probably wild for a time with her family, so who knows what happened to her. She has changed our lives, but for the better..We have had nothing but support from Labfriends in the early teething stages when she was so terrified of everything, the dishwasher, the car, the friendly baby rabbit in the garden. You name it and she was terrified initially. With patience and few cross words she has settled into her new life and made ours richer. We think she has 'Star quality' but that will have to be left to your good judgement

12 comments:

LFS said...

You go Cerys. I love that no matter how much time passes you still look like a puppy!

Loretta R said...

I remember this box of puppies and what a wonderful story and gift to each of them a forever home and love.
Loretta R

Kristen said...

What a sweet picture! Adorable dog.

Moe said...

Cerys is soooo gorgeous! Maybe we will come over from England some day to see her properly.

blueberry said...

This is just the cutiest puppy ever
what a magicial story, Cery just has to be the month of December since Santa Claus gave him to you.
You are both so blessed.
Best wishes
Mary & Joseph
England

Stevie B said...

What a great looking dog - hope she gives you two lots of exercise!!!

Doug B. said...

Great picture of a lovely looking dog; you obviously get lots of pleasure from her. Take of yourselves and Cerys.

Bronwen said...

Hello Cerys. you should win!

birgit said...

Hello Cerys, thanks for showing me how lovely you are. Please win this contest and make Kiki & Phil happy!

Margret said...

Cerys is so pretty. I hope she wins!

Markus said...

Hello Cerys, I guess you miss my socks. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Cerys is a VERY cute dog and definitely has STAR quality!!