E L S I E A T 1 0 . 5 W E E K S
I’m not sure if it shows at all in these photos, but this little lady is growing at a rate of knots!
She’s definitely longer and leggier than Teddy was at this stage- he grew up looking like a solid little chunk from the start, whereas Elsie’s got a much more lithe shape and some crazy long spaniel-supermodel hind legs ;)
We’re still just loving having her as part of our little family, and it feels like she’s been ours forever!
Here’s a little update on the tiniest member of the Chappel household…
T H E H O A R D E R .
Right from the day we brought her home, Elsie marked out a spot by the radiator in the living room as ‘hers’, and just loves to pile up all her toys there. Well, I say ‘her toys’, but really they’re just toys she’s commandeered from the toybox that Teddy used to have sole dibs over…
C U S H I O N T H I E F
Give the girl a cushion or two to nap on, and she’s happy. Though once we start taking her out and those lovely clean white paws get dirty, it’ll be an end of that particular treat!
C A N I G O O U T N O W ?
And speaking of going out, we’re counting down the days until we can take the little ball of energy out on her first walk! She’s so smart and curious, and is getting seriously bored of our teeny tiny garden.
Thank goodness we can start taking her out this coming Monday! Though I don’t think Teddy will be best pleased to have her now intruding on every part of his life ;)
C O N S T A N T L Y C R U N C H I N G
Our garden is constantly littered with beech nut shells from the tree at the end of our garden, and both our dogs eat them like it’s their own private snack selection! Yesterday I caught Elsie eating two at once. I did wonder why she let me fish the first one out of her mouth with so little fuss and resistance…
D O E – E Y E D F O R H E R B I G B R O T H E R
It’s so sweet to see how much Elsie just adores Teddy, and how desperate she is to get as close as she can to him at all times.
He’s really started to accept her now, and even will deliberately parade past her carrying one of his toys to instigate a game of chase! Her charm offensive still needs a little work though, as she’s taken to running at him when he’s curled up sleeping in his bed, and performing these huge flying leaps to get in there with him.
Needless to say, he never is best pleased with the situation, and either hops out straight away looking cross, or else lies there as she tries to bury herself into his belly fur making ‘please help me’ eyes at Jason and I.
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And that’s the latest on little E! Now I’ve written this post, I’ve got a nasty suspicion it’ll be interesting so no-one but Jason and myself. But everyone loves a selection of cute puppy photos, right?!
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