|Ella with 9 week old Lucy|
For the past few days Barry's daughter and her young family have been staying with us. Seven yr old Ella and her younger sister Bethany, who will be three at the end of this month, were very excited about meeting and playing with Lucy the puppy. It was therefore very important to us that our puppy was gentle and patient with such young and boisterous girls. She has a lovely, affectionate nature so we were sure she would be fine, and thankfully she was even more gentle than we'd hoped. Little Lucy was wonderful with them and she and the girls had lots of fun chasing each other around the garden, so she passed her first major socialisation test with flying colours
|Granddad teaching Ella to swim|
|"I NOT water baby, I WATER BIG GIRL"|
While the rest of the family were swimming, independent little Beth was quietly trundling around, treading water in her special float. Until her mummy referred to her as a "little water baby". "No!" she cried, "I NOT water baby, I WATER BIG GIRL". And from that point on Beth insisted everyone call her the "Water Big Girl". Methinks Beth is going to be a "proper little madam" when she grows up!