Just wondering if any of you have a favourite name or saying when referring to your pet(s)?


Just wondering if any of you have a favourite name or saying when referring to your pet(s)?

After trawling all the rescue centres for a Border Collie and finding that none were available for adoption (and yes we COULD have waited, but we wanted a Border Collie and we wanted one NOW!!) we saw an advert online for a long haired, tri-coloured Border Collie puppy for sale for £500.The photograph showed the most adorable puppy ever!! Like a tiny fluffy ball of fur with eyes and ears!
We decided right there and then that he was the puppy for us!!
When we got to the 'breeder's' home we were greeted by a short haired, very tall, long, lanky looking thing with incredibly long legs and an even longer face....Not sure what breed he looked like, but it certainly wasn't a Border Collie! And he certainly was NOT the puppy in the photograph!
He cowered and peed every time we looked at him and hid underneath a chair trembling...In fact, you know that list of 'Why NOT to buy this puppy'? Ollie ticked every box! But this scared, geeky looking puppy really tugged at our heart strings! The 'breeder' told us that loads of people had been to see this pitiful creature, but that nobody wanted him....
Which made us want him even more (poor thing!) And because of the breeder's relief that this pup was "At last getting a loving home" (Although we soon realised his relief was actually because he was eager to get rid of this very naughty puppy! lol) He reduced the price to £250.
His last words to us were..."You've got a real bargain there!!"

And so, when Ollie gets up to his, often bizarre, antics, like peeing on my favourite jacket the other week (Which I didn't realise he had done until I got to my destination wearing it and wondered what that smell was!) Or Pooing right inside my husband's shoe (Now come on! How many of you can say that your dog has such accurate aiming skills?!) Re-arranging my ornaments on the fireplace, by gently nudging them along with his nose, moving the doorstop away from the door and watching in fascination as the door closes (this one never gets old!) Not to mention repeatedly knocking the lid off the bin with his nose (He doesn't rummage inside it, he seems to just find endless satisfaction in removing the lid)...The list goes on....
Anyway, to get back to the whole point of this story...The thing we say most about Ollie is.........
"He was a real bargain he was, a REAL bargain!"

I have to say though; that after 3 and a half years, although he was a bit of an ugly duckling, he has now grown into a beautiful (slightly bonkers) swan....Or should I say a beautiful, typical Border Collie and all the joys that brings...




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