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Tallulah’s first suitor

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Tallulah

Tallulah

Tallulah

Tallulah

Tallulah is in shock today. We had Nick and Margaret around for lunch with their stunning Deerhound, Merlin. Merlin is nearly as big as a horse and has a beautiful black and grey coat. He is also one of the sweetest natured dogs I have come across, so much so that he was incredibly sensitive to the need to submit to Otto and Sydney, our Jack Russell and Lab, and to not eat Gus, the cat. After a lovely lunch we walked round to the pigs’ patch. As soon as Merlin laid eyes on them he was smitten. He cleared the fence and was gone, galloping after three squealing, screaming, terrified pigs. It quickly became clear he only had eyes for Tallulah who got the surprise of her life when he looked as if he was trying to mount her (or eat her – couldn’t be sure). Nick raced after Merlin and gave him a good telling off and Merlin was sort of contrite. He just sat by Nick gazing through the fence at Tallulah who was by now in the recovery position in her sandpit with severe heart palpitations. I think it must have been because Tallulah has the same colouring as Merlin and she is unbelievably beautiful. Sadly I didn’t manage to capture this on film as you’ll understand I was quite busy at the time! I will though post a picture of Merlin when he gets back from his holiday on Mull next week.

Merlin, the deerhound and Sydney

Merlin, the deerhound and Sydney

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Written by Sarah

May 10th, 2009 at 11:33 am

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