Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Should I laugh or cry? The answer.

On Monday morning the Celt woke me with a kiss, a card and the news that I'd have to get out of bed pretty smartish because my birthday present was arriving at La Guardia within two hours.  A little too bleary-eyed to laugh then, I've been laughing at his antics ever since I saw his serious grey eyes at Delta Cargo.

A fourteen-week-old, pedigreed, fawn-coloured whippet who I named after a favourite, beautifully drawn, yet minor character in Georgette Heyer's A Quiet Gentleman, Mr Barny Warboys. I have no idea what his official name is (I could read his documents, of course) but dear readers please meet the second member of my family that so far has not bored me silly. The Celt, the other, has never bored me once in almost thirty-seven years. (I hope he can say the same.)

Barny
His first walk in Central Park NYC did not last long
I carried him till we sat and he fell asleep in my lap



Barny and the Celt
In Central Park NYC

The answer then, to the question "should I laugh or cry" is obvious I hope – I'm laughing all the way

What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again.
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love

15 comments:

  1. I've always thought them to be gorgeously elegant dogs, and he will certainly make you fit. Until you can keep up with him don't be tempted to let him off the lead, because the danger is that he'll scarper. Crossed paws (his exquisitely) that he settles down happily with his doting parents.

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    1. columnist, thank you. He's not getting off the lead unless we're in our building's dogrun and even then … he's so delightfully quick and inquisitive and into everything and we're both exhausted and completely besotted!

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    1. Daniel, thank you. It was delightful to see you at the party. Now I see you have taken down your blog … we'll keep in touch, I'm sure.

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  3. What a beauty. Hope you have many many years of love and happiness with him.

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    1. Donna, thank you. He's such a delight – quickslilver on four legs.

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  4. La Comtesse LolaJuly 2, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    You should laugh AND cry (and kiss the Celt!)... Congratulations on your handsome new addition, and wishing you all the best on your birthday.

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    1. La Comtesse Lola, thank you. I do all the above and Barny is a complete delight despite the refusal to poop and pee outside the house (which will change, I know).

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  5. Happy belated birthday and what a lovely companion you have on your hands, and heart, of course.

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    1. Chronica Domus, thank you. Barny captured my heart from the moment I saw his face at Delta Cargo on Monday morning. He is a sweetheart.

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  6. A glorious birthday, I'd say. Barny looks like a game changer. True love is like that. Now get on with that besotted thing. Puppies aren't puppies for long.

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  7. Whippets are such a loving and cuddly breed. What a fabulous present and happy belated birthday - enjoying your pics of Barny on IG too!

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