Monday, 14 May 2012

Trilby & Merlin

I thought I would start today's post with a fun photo as it has been a little bit sad this weekend for me. Two of my pups have gone to their new homes - which is good really as they will have such a lovely life with their new families but I do miss them. As you can see from this photo the two who are left are not missing them as much as me! This is Trilby and Merlin having a good game of bitey face in the garden.

Trilby is my little girl (her kennel name is Darksprite Rosa Bud) and she was chosen to stay in our family by Judith & Leigh. Here she is smelling the rosemary. Her name is after the title character in a novel by George DuMaurier but everyone keeps saying she is named after a hat!

This is Merlin (Darksprite Solomon Daisy) he is one of my boys and the people who were going to take him decided not to so for the moment he is staying here too. If we can find a good home for him when he has finished his vaccinations he will go too ..and if not he will stay and maybe go showing with his sister :-) His pet name is Merlin because he is a child of Magic and so he is named after the wizard in the King Arthur tales. All the pups have kennel names from characters in novels by Charles Dickens as 2012 is the 200th anniversary of his birth. I have some very literary puppies BOL!

This is Caoimhe checking that Trilby is not getting up to mischief...

...and Aoife babysitting Merlin

and one last photo of my little boy who went to his furever home yesterday - Darksprite Barnaby Rudge (Smudge)

Have fun little Smudge - we're thinking of you!


  1. Awwwe! Smudge went too! Magic, you must be a little sad. At least you still have Trilby and Merlin to keep you busy!

  2. Oh - such a bittersweet time for you all.
    Love the pic of Trilby smelling the rosemary!

  3. Awwww Magic,
    Don't be sad, they'll be very happy in their new homes.

  4. Each puppy is so adorable! I know they've got good furever homes now but it is still hard for you and them. We've have our Hunter for a week now; his breeder cried when we took him and when I leave he now whines, even if hubby wants to play with him. Hopefully, he will adjust and settle in because we already love him so.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Noreen & Hunter

  5. Smudge you are a cutie!!! It is always an up-set time when things change for the dogs!! They get use to things this way and they want them to stay that way!!
    They will adjust!!

  6. Hi busy mom Magic and Happy belated Birthday, Caoimhe!

    Your pups are super adorable. We understand how you feel but we're sure Smudge is happy at his new home. They are very lucky people to welcome him! :) :)

    Momo & Pinot xoxo

  7. Oh, they are so sweet! Nothing cuter than a schnauzer puppy!

    Critter Alley

  8. aww! im happy to hear you're keeping trilby! i think all salt and pepper schnauzers look like merlins, but it's because i think they look like wizards with their beards and brows!

  9. Good news then. Your puppies have grown beautifully. And with the guidance of Aoife and Aunt Caoimhe, I'm sure you won't have a problem dealing with juvenile delinquents.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  10. It must be hard to wave bye-bye to your little family. I'm sure they will send pictures from their wonderful new homes. Trilby will be a wonderful addition to your pack :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  11. They are such lovely photos, and I completely adore all the names, but esp Rosa Bud (will pinch that one day methinks). Lots of love from us all xxx

  12. herlo!!! heehee, oh ma gooderyness thosse arr some pretty grayte lookin doggies in thosse piktyoors, eetz troo! love posie xox

  13. Must be hard for you all to say goodbye, although I'm guessing Magic is enjoying her own space now.
    We are going to admit it, we heard Trilby, we thought hat! Bol.
    Pretty pretty girl!


  14. Aren't they all just puppalicious! Fabulous photos and we are looking forward to watching Tribly grow up...we love her name.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  15. Paw I look forward to hearing more about Trilby - this is our first time here and we do love your pictures - Mummy2Legs had wanted a miniature Schnauzer so she is partial to a bit of old Magic there (not that I am commenting on a fellow 4Legs age mind, that wouldn't be on!) - I love your blog title too - looks really friendly here too - looking forward to see you all soon! Barnie x

  16. Hello I'm just popping by to say Thank You for my Birthday Wishes.
    I heard that I might get to meet up with you in the summer, looking forward to it
    I'd love a sister to play with
    Love and Hugs Tess xxx

  17. Sigh..parting is always so sad, Magic but we will get over it somehow. My sis and her daughter cried buckets when they had to give up 2 little puppies that they had been taking care of for 4 months. They were found next to the garbage bin, some heartless people left them there. They've gone to a better home now and the good news is they are together.