Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We're getting a puppy

Ferg and I went for a drive out to Rosewood (around 1.5 hours away) on Sunday with mum and dad who are visiting from Sydney, to have a look at a puppy that we're thinking about buying. Of course we fell in love with the little things and have decided to take one of them. The puppy is only 3 weeks old at the moment, so we need to wait at least another 3 weeks before we can bring him home. The breed is an Australian Working Kelpie and we hope that the 7.5 acres we live on will keep him busy ... apparently they're quite active. I'm so excited ... can't wait to bring the little boo home. In the picture below, the puppy we're getting is on the left:

A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the house, he thought to himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."
In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again."
All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?
~ Japanese Folktale ~

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