Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Wickedest Whippet : Tucker’s Luck!


I still have far too many whippets and to be honest I was resigning myself to the fact that I would be two up on this time last year due to the abortive sale of Tucker earlier in December, when on Thursday 31st December I got a call from an exotically named woman from Essex who very much wanted a whippet and did we have any left…
I didn’t hold out much hope that after the New Year I would get another call but I did and on Monday Menolly Simon and Rhiannon bowled up only getting lost once when I forgot that there is a turning on the straight road I told them about in my meticulous directions on how to get here.
If this story could be accompanied by a score and close up moody shots of the protagonists it would go something like this:
Cue: Significant moody music
Door opening
Tucker our brave and beautiful hound looks over his shoulder (hold shot)
Cut to: Simon tall, blonde and ever so slightly tanned walking through door laughing (hold shot)
Cut to: Tucker leaping up from couch where he has been lying only moments before. Cut to Simon gazing at Tucker in admiration.
Their eyes meet.
Moody music crescendos as both throw themselves joyfully at each other like long lost lovers…
The tarty hound then stayed on Simon’s lap the whole interview, chewing at his coat cuffs, or s else playfully nibbling his ears or licking his lips. It was a blatant pose by the dog but I can safely say that Tucker knew exactly what he was doing. If ever a dog and potential owner could be smitten it was those two. Tucker did play with Rhiannon and of course was delightfully coquettish with Menolly but it was Simon who he looked to.
The only problem was that the family had to go off and see another lot of puppies the far side of Suffolk. It was with great reluctance that Simon and Tucker were parted and I was left nibbling my nails in trepidation that they would all fall in love with another puppy.
I got a call a few hours later could they come and take another look at Tucker. They did and then came the crunch for I had to come clean; at Tuckers first trip to the Vet he had been diagnosed with a heart murmur. The vet assured me it was innocent and more than likely would clear itself up as he got older.
I asked if Tucker came clear would they be interested.
It was a resounding yes!
So now I am crossing fingers like mad that the trip to the Vet tomorrow will go Tucker’s way for Simon, Menolly and Rhiannon are just the best possible owners a pup could have and he will be adored and loved and played with to his heart’s content – I just hope that heart is as sound as a bell…

10 comments:

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Fingers and toes crossed

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It sounds perfect . It has to work .
Besides Tucker needs to be fit as a flea wherever he goes .
Good Luck !!

Expat mum said...

Just tell them that you're going to have him put to sleep if they don't take him....
Just kidding.
Fingers crossed.

Spencer Park said...

Fingers crossed for Tucker!

(PS I used to love Tucker's Luck!)

resewn sally said...

Oh bless!! I have everything crossed for tucker!!
We have in fact adopted another pooch, no puppy, he is 5yrs old but such a sweetheart! I think I may have agreed to take on a chinchilla in 6 weeks time while i was tipsy too, so I have homework to do!! One of the little beggars bit me!! lol.

Sal. X

Mud in the City said...

Fingers crossed for you! Wish I had room for a dog.....

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I hope so, too. I remember having to part with Sparky's puppies - it was heartwrenching. We kept 2 of them as you know, but seeing the other 4 go was simply awful. I cried buckets!

CJ xx

Miss Sadie said...

OH, I do hope Tucker is well, and ends up in a happy new home.

The scene you described so matches my first meeting with Bear, when I was only a couple of months old. It really was love at first sight. It still is, at every sight (except when I've chewed up yet another of his pens, or glasses).

Pam said...

This has to work. I love happy endings.
Have just read your previous posts. Anyone who deals with a combination of puppies, inlaws and Christmas at the same time deserves a medal!xx

Tattie Weasle said...

For heaven's sake I have been dreadfully remiss with my thank yous ...
Legend: promise everything was crossed and I mean everything!
SmitoniusandSonata: It needed to work as I was falling in love with him every minute and I may have landed up keeping him and that would not have been good...
Expat Mum: the thought did cross my mind...
Spencer: That's what inspired me!
resewn sally - I do hope your pooch is settling in well adn hope you haven't been bit too mnay time now!
Mud - I was almost thinking of flying out to Singa[pore and persuading you that you really do have room...
Cj - I did cry even though I know that have alll gone to wonderful homes!
Miss Sadie - never knock love at first sight!
Pam - working on the medal would like mine as a ring with diamonds please!!!!

Go on you know you want to...

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