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Real life

Half asleep, I open one groggy eye to see Ettie’s every adorable little face beaming at me, willing me to wake up. I smile back, vaguely aware of something else on the bed. She looks down and as I follow her gaze, I see that she had brought me some treasure. A dead mouse. So …

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first season with her sisters

Bye bye puppyhood

Lockdown has thrown up some interesting challenges for Ettie. Like everyone who has been bringing up a puppy during the pandemic, I’ve been concerned about her future behaviour. Raising a pup in normal times is a big enough responsibility. Working with additional restrictions and demands can be challenging. Outcomes though haven’t necessarily corresponded with predictions, …

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