An addition to the family!

No, I am not going to be a Daddy just yet! But we’ve had a surprise new member of the family from an unlikely source so we are all over the moon!

The Boy ‘Alfie’ – Asleep and calm, at last!

Since the loss of the Hopton Canine Veteran back in September 2016, we’ve all been mourning and wondering if we’ll ever get over our lost boy Oscar. Forever with us with fond memories, happy thoughts and crazy doggie times, he’ll always be a part of our family. He was like a brother. That will make sense to any dog lover!

Just to confirm, we didn’t lose him. He’s dead

So although he is our minds on a daily basis. We’ve decided to give another little menace a home and we’ve done him proud already. He belonged to our next door neighbour.

As my blog is all very politically correct and by the book of law, his previous owners can be described as people from the travelling community. Or, as I like to call them, lying, fighting cruel bastards.

I’ve watched Alfie (or Lucky, as they called him) grow up from a tiny little pup, gazing over the fence and ever contemplating if he will be given a good home. Constantly tied to a wheelbarrow, for entertainment, ‘security’ and because it was the only option, it was heartbreaking to see such an energetic and gorgeous little boy being mistreated.

I would constantly go to him on a weely basis and pet him over the fence, he was such an affectionate little thing. The months passed by and before I knew it he was 6 months old. Strange, considering he could hardly my hands when I first saw him and now he is jumping over fences at his new home!

Through what I can only describe as an act of God, the owner visited our house and basically offered us the dog! This was less than 24 hours after I had been talking to Dad about him in the gym, where the answer to my question ‘Would you have him if they gave him up?’ was a resounding yes.

So, after a 2-minute conversation with them, we took him for a trial at Well House and he never came back.


Job done. We’ve rescued a dog ourselves.

Oscar mark 2.0?


Looks like he has had a lucky escape.