January 18, 2009
Welcome to "Bob"
We left this morning at 8:50 to drive to eastern Washington and were home by 3:50 with Truwain's Bobwhite, AKA "Bob" the (blenheim=brown and white) Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Both Bob and Pumpkin traveled well together, sleeping and relaxing in the back seat, each in their own dog bed.
While at the breeder's, we met Bob's mother, sisters, uncle, son and various other spaniel relatives. Here are 2 quick pics -- Bob in our yard and with his family. (Bob is the big dog on the far left. He easily outweighs his sibs at about 20 pounds. But this is apparently a healthy weight for him. For comparison, Pumpkin weighs 27 pounds.) It was so much fun playing with all those Cavaliers!
We hope Bob and Pumpkin will soon become the best of friends.
PS Eighteen is our lucky number. I proposed to Rik 18 days after we met, we got married on March 18th, and all our addresses have added up to 18. In Hebrew, every letter has a corresponding numeric value, and the word chai (life) equals 18. So the 18th of January is an excellent day to welcome Bob to our family!