My name is Gino & my Kennel Club name is Siglette Shadow. Apparently I was chosen from 5 boys when I was 4.5 weeks old. Mum said it was very difficult but she's glad that she brought me home. Mum says she needs me to ease the pain that she has after losing Suzi who she had before me. Suzi was unique & very special to Mum so guess I've a lot to live up too. Well I've been so good since I arrived home at 8 weeks Mum cant believe it as apparently I was dry all night (whatever that means) on my first night so I made a very good impression ok I did have a few accidents in the house during the day (six to be precise) but they weren't my fault so Mum says. I'm settling in now & Mum says I was meant to be have heard her saying that she wasn't sure if she wanted another after having Suzi for nearly 13 years. But Jennifer who groomed Suzi told Mum about puppies that her friend Moira's dog Vikki was having so Jennifer invited Mum for lunch on 24th April & Moira put Mum down for a girl.... But.....when Vikki's 6 puppies arrived on 9th May there was only one girl & 5 boys !! But Mum said you know what Moira decision made I've had my Girl Suzi I'll take a BOY. So on the 9th June Mum came & chose me (Moira had named me Mr Green) & as Mum was wearing green that day she decided even though her favourite colour was blue & there was a Mr Blue that she would take me & said I was to be called Gino after Gino D'Acampo the Italian chef. Mum then came every week to see me until the big day came when she could at last take me home on the 4thJuly. I was brought home in this doggie bag !! Moira also let Mum chose my Kennel Club name so I'm called Siglette Shadow as I've to be Mum's Shadow & Mum says I'm heading that way .
Apparently on my first night I was so good as when Mum put me to bed I only gave a couple of whimpers then I slept all night!!! Mum was really really impressed as I went all night without doing the toilet. Mum keeps saying I'm such a good wee boy. Think she is now starting to love me !!! So once I was house trained Mum took me through to Crail for the day to visit aunty Ann as they wanted to meet me, also met Hamish & Robbie (they're both Scotties) I had met everyone else but not Mum's friends in Fife so off we went for the day it was my first day off the lead & playing on the beach with them. I even cuddled in beside Hamish in his bed. We all went to the beach it was great Mum had to stop me running about so I didn't overtire myself as I was only 14 weeks old & it was my first day at the beach.
This is me with Aunty Ann on the beach at Crail
Two weeks later I then had my first holiday, when we all went to Aunty Ann's caravan in Crail for a week. The first night we were there we went to the East Neuk Hotel as the humans were having their dinner. Apparently again I was so well behaved I made Mum so proud of me as I just sat and watched everything that was going on round about me. We were also on the beach most days it was good fun but it was cold during the night....then we came home !
Mum has had friends to stay a few times, & we have also been to stay overnight with Benito's Mum. Mum used to doggy sit Benito when his Mum went to work he's the same as me but Black & Silver. But they don't stay here now. I played non stop with Benito all the time we were there, there was also Ollie the kitten & Ama she was a senior lady but I liked her too, she's a French Bull dog.....Mum said I was very good she was so proud of me.
Had a day out at Prestwick when I was 6.5mths, had a walk on the beach then Mum was having lunch at the Failford Inn, so I was there too as its dog friendly
Mum says Im really a very good boy she is very proud of me.
So 8 months on and still doing really well. Mum took me to doggy doctor Martin as I had to be weighed so I'm now 7.2kgs, Martin says I need to have a puppy tooth removed as its not been pushed out by the adult tooth so I'm going soon to have that extracted not sure if they are going to do anything else to me when I'm there as I heard Mum say what about his 'bits' whatever they are ! I dont know ! so I'm watching this space !!
Apparently I am going this week to have that tooth out also Mum is having my 'man bits' removed. Gosh that sounds sore !! The night before Ive not to have anything to eat after my dinner and no breakfast for me that morning gosh I am going to be a very hungry boy.
Well Mum left me on Friday (16th February 2018) with Martin, I seemed to be there a long time although I did sleep for a while, when I woke up I was shaky on my legs. One of the nurses cuddled me until Mum arrived for me. I was crying & whimpering all the way home in the car. Had cuddles from Mum when we got home then I had a wee sleep. Then Mum made yummy Scrambled Egg for me as I had that big tooth out. No long walks for the next few days & no jumping on the couch or the bed until after I go back for my check up on 26th February. So yesterday we were back at that place, Martin wasnt there but Nikki the vet nurse she took my stitches out and I never felt a thing, I didnt even cry ....Nikki said I was a brave boy....Now I can get back to normal walks soon when the snow goes away Mum is going to take me to the beach as there's no snow at the beach but its very cold. Hoping it will be soon. Last weekend there was another dog here, I thought Mum had got another one like me, but it was Benito he was here for an overnight we played non stop and then eventually crashed for a sleep. It was good we be going again to see them soon when the weather is better.
Last weekend we went to Prestwick on Sunday, it was busy so Mum kept me on the lead, then when we went on the grassy bit she let me off and boy was I off to see other dogs that were off the lead. Mum says I was certainly more adventurous this time but of course Im getting older as Im nearly 11 months. Then we went for lunch well Mum did I was sitting under the table in Golf Inn...I was good until we were leaving and two other dogs came in well I let out the sharp bark & every got a fright, in fact some people didnt even know I was there well they did after I barked. Mum took me out to the car as she wasnt happy. But we will go back another day.
How the time has passed I hear Mum saying as Ive grown so fast. Heard Mum saying that we are going away for a couple of days soon when the weather gets a bit warmer we are going to see Aunty Ann & Hamish & Robbie so will update after we have been. Today Mum has been packing so I need to watch what is happening, but we are going away for a few days to Fife so will update when we come home.
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