Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Meet Mouse


Why is Peri looking so glum?

It may have something to do with a certain little bundle of fun who has joined our household. I mean is this anyway to be greeted on your own front step.


Not really the welcome Peri was hoping for. So who's the furry culprit?

Everyone I'd like you to meet Mouse



Mouse is a three month old Brussels Griffon. She's a tiny thing and at the moment she makes funny sqeaks instead of a bark. Hence the name chosen by my hubby who does have rather a way with names. It suits her even if she is likely to grow and learn to bark.



She is a pretty inquisitive young lady and Peri despite his absolute disgust at her arrival still feels the need to follow her and make sure she's OK, although he pretends he was going that way anyway.



I didn't plan to get another dog, in fact it was the last thing on my mind. Yesterday we'd gone into the pet shop to get hay for the rabbits where this little girl threw herself at the glass in a such a lovely manner, not yapping just excited, every part of her saying play with me. I fell in love right there and then but walked away. I already have so many beautiful babies, but her face wouldn't leave me. I kept talking about her so DH went back and bought her. She is utterly adorable and all the animals have adjusted so quickly to her it's like she's been here forever. Today Peri, Sasha and Mouse all followed me to the top of our steps and back down again. It was a real welcoming commitee, I can tell you. There's something very special about the loyalty and love you get from animals. I never feel as rested and as peaceful as when I am in the midst of my furry family



Mouse is a kind of birthday present I guess as it's my birthday today. Shhh only one more year until the big four Oh.
A subdued affair, book tokens from the girls, a pink Ipod from my son and a gorgeous Laura Ashley red jacket that I've been yearning over for a month.

Feeling a bit at odds on the knitting front now that the ravelympics has ended. I have one project to finish for it but now the whole impetus seems to have gone as out as the olympic flame. I think perhaps I ought to knit Mouse a warm jumper. It's still a little chilly here and she was shivering on her walk.

25 comments:

raining sheep said...

She is sooooo cute. I give you credit, I only have one cat, and I am terrified to even bring animal VISITORS over - she is such a spoiled princess. She is 12 and has always been an only pet. What can I say. I would love the get a dog but both the Babe and the cat are not in agreement.

Channon said...

Happy Birthday! I'm quite certain Peri would have appreciated the OTHER mouse much more, but perhaps Peri can teach Mouse to respect boundaries and they can become friends. I've had several cats and dogs that really, REALLY liked each other!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sending lots of BIRTHDAY wishes your way! Mouse looks adorable - I can see why you were smitten.

Thimbleanna said...

Well Happy Birthday!!!What a fun birthday present -- she's adorable!!!

periwinkle said...

Happy Birthday to you - what a lovely present too. Welcome to mouse
lisa x

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Alison.
I love your Mouse! Sounds like a great birthday to me.

LizzieJane said...

I couldn't think of a better birthday gift, Happy Happy Birthday.
She is just so precious and cute, lucky you!

Literary Feline said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the new addition to your family! She's adorable.

Blanche Knits in DC said...

Happy Birthday!! Mouse is a very cute birthday present! :)

StarSpry said...

Happy birthday!

Mouse is so adorable!!!

Isobel said...

Happy Birthday, Alison! Wonderful birthday present you got!
All the best!
x

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Happy Birthday! Mouse is so sweet.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday - Mouse looks like a wonderful present

Grace said...

Happy happy Birthday Alison Your puppy is adorable

and you are just a pipsqueak compared to me

Darcy said...

Happy Birthday your animals are so cute Iam sure they will become best buddies.Hugs Darcy

LOUISE said...

Peri now looks as if he is enjoying taking charge of Mouse, I am sure they will become the best of friends. I could see little Mouse in a knitted coat, maybe in the watermelon colour? Happy birthday too, they do become very low key as the years roll by! x

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Ally! Mouse is so cute, what a lovely birthday present.
x

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday...belated...Hope you had a great day! :o) LOVE Mouse...soooo cute...Those Brussels Griffons are such charming dogs. Have fun with your new fur-baby! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Happy Birthday*
Aaahhh such a cutie, how adorable.
Love
Alison
x

Jennie said...

Happy happy birthday!!!
Mouse is so gorgeous no wonder you fell in love with her!!!

ambermoggie said...

belated happy birthday:)

woolanthropy said...

Happy Birthday!
That is the cutest, furriest present in the whole wide world. Lucky you!

Indigo Blue said...

Happy Birthday! We are the same age so I hve The BIG ONE to look forwrd to next year as well. Cute dog, not heard of that breed before. I have recently got a cat from a rescue centre but he is the only pet, must be tricky to integrate a new pet.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Alison, Mouse looks very cute. Its lovely how Peri feels the need to check up on Mouse already. Jane x

Charli and me said...

What a cute little sweetie! Happy Birthday!