Meeting Alva

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Well, that worked surprisingly well!

Meet Alva (formally Schneewichen Rosebud Hevn "Alva"), my little girl. I pick her up the weekend after we move into the house!  in the top set of photos, there are two puppies… Alva, and her sister Livia.  They're 9 weeks old at the moment.  Aren't they cuuuuuuuuute! 😀

The breeder is a retired vet nurse (edit: she's done vet nursing, but see her response (Cathy Davies)), has beautifully trained dogs, and obviously loves them dearly.  We talked for just on 2 hours, about what's involved with Maltese, etc etc. (oh, and just in case you hadn't figured it out, She's a Maltese.

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Houses, pets, and awesomeness

hey guys!
It's been ages since I've written a personal entry here. (thought I'd try a little bit of tech journalism too)

I wanted to let you know that Don and I are well on the way to purchasing a house in Gladstone.
We've got 2 inspections to get the results of, and we'll know for sure.

The house is http://www.domain.com.au/Public/PropertyDetails.aspx?adID=2007641712

It's 3 bedroom, high-set (garage under the house) 6 foot (dog-proof) fences around it.  Nice place, and at a good price.

So, we're somewhere that we're able to have dogs!  That means that Don and I can have the ones we've wanted!

Don wants a Belgian Shepherd, he's called a breeder, Mirribandi, who's got a bitch about to come into season.
Mother – http://www.mirribandi.com/Mirribandi_Romance__Romany.htm
Father – http://www.belgnte.com/Tervuerens/Aspen/Aspen.htm

I'm getting a maltese, and unfortunately, my breeder's not very IT-savvy (edit: she's much better than I orignally inferred, and she's a quick learner to boot), so we've not seen photos of her pups (she has some pups at 7 weeks old at the moment.  the breeder's schneewichen, and if you search for schneewichen maltese, you'll find a couple of her dogs' offspring, but no examples of her actual dogs. 

So!  Things are going swimmingly, and the house is just around the corner from some friends of ours, so yay being near people we know!

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