It has been almost a year and a half since we said 'good bye' to our beloved poodle, Holly. For 17 1/2 years, she was the perfect poodle, much beloved.
But Nancy's house, without a poodle, just didn't feel right. The cats, Napster and Achmed, rose to the occasion... Achmed came for hikes, Napster decorated the walls with his art and sat on any available lap... They are wonderful cats (but don't tell them that) but they are not dogs.
Nancy has been waiting for a new puppy, from the same breeder that brought us both Toby, Paul's tireless companion, and Holly. Michelle, at Torbec Poodles promised the next puppy would be Nancy's...
Michelle has always loved the home her dogs have had here at Bondi. Both Toby and Holly have featured over the years in her advertising photos, and her husband still recalls the photo of Toby with the pumpkins, dating back to the 1980's.
Well, she's here! We're still debating names, but the current favourite is Taffy. She's smart, energetic, playful, gentle and sticks to Nancy's ankles like, well, like taffy... She's already made conquests out of the guests who are here this weekend.
The cats? Well, noses are out of joint, but they are already beginning to make cautious friends. By Day Two, Napster was beginning to weave around her (when puppy wan't bouncing at Napster in play). Chickens fled before the puppy's bouncing arrival... the deer consider her to be a strange, miniature wolf of some description, and move away.
The adventure has begun!