I do have photos I took at the Sheltie breeder's place yesterday, but I can't decide whether to post them. See Walt's post today to get an idea of what we saw. And yes, we did decide to get one of the puppies. More later...
We arrived early over in the Chinon area, so we stopped in Azay-le-Rideau and took a good walk around the town. There's a famous château there, but we didn't have time to go see it (we've seen it before) and, besides, serious restoration work is going on there right now. We'll go see it when the work is finished, I'm sure.
Saint-Aignan is on the eastern edge of the old province called La Touraine, and Azay-le-Rideau and Chinon are on the western edge. It's an hour or even a two-hour drive from here to there, depending on whether you take the scenic route or the autoroute. We don't often go on long drives nowadays.
Azay-le-Rideau is a pretty town, and yesterday there were no throngs of tourists to spoil the views. I can't even remember the last time I was over there. Check back here tomorrow for some photos and maybe another photo or two of the dogs we enjoyed seeing yesterday.
Puppies are incredibly hard work, at least if you do it right and put the effort in, then you get the dog you want, which is worth every moment.
We are going to delegate the puppy training tasks to Callie...Delete
That courtyard picture looks fascinating... makes me want to wander in and sit at the table.ReplyDelete
Or are you in the courtyard and I would have to wander out??
I'm in the entry courtyard of the château. You'd have to wander out.Delete
"Check back here tomorrow for some photos and maybe another photo or two of the dogs"...............or for the spoiler head on over to Walt's blog!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new baby. I look forward to reading about her, her name and how everyone settles in together. Right now this is a daydream for me .. but the cats and I do plan on getting a puppy someday .. when Life is calm and I am settled somewhere for a while .. Congratulations :)ReplyDelete
I'm always up for periodic puppy pix.ReplyDelete
Walt's FB post of the puppy got me over here. Aw, so happy for you! Get ready, though. Can't remember whether you've had a puppy before, but they're a lot more work than a grown dog. Still she is so cute, she will melt your hearts, and it'll all be worthwhile. I'm happy for you!ReplyDelete
Hi Ginny, Collette was a puppy 5 or 6 months old when we got her from the Santa Clara Humane Society in July 1992. She chewed up a lot of stuff in that Rousseau DrivE (Sunnyvale) house that we lived in back then, especially since both Walt and I were at work all day five days a week. And much later, Callie was about 10 weeks old when we brought her home in 2007. She was a competent chewer-upper too. So we'll see how the next pup does. With any luck, we'll have a decent summer weather-wise, and Callie and the young pup will be able to spend May thru Sept. together out in the back yard.Delete
The restaurant in the last photo is excellent, btw. Owned and run by our friends Sandrine and Fréd.ReplyDelete