Ironically, one of the pups should have gone to a new owner on that day. Grant's HR manager, Ariel asked if he could have a pup. He'd told Grant that he'd fenced his yard and would love a pup. He was due to come and see me that morning. At 3.30 pm (this is Africa!) Ariel phoned Grant and said he was at the office; could he come and collect his pup? Grant said he'd fetch him and bring him back here to talk to me.
Meanwhile Michael called the pups into the enclosure for their afternoon meal. I took photos and between us, Michael and I said our goodbyes to Colonel. This was the pup left over and which Ariel would get if he passed muster.
Pups having their afternoon meal
Colonel is the pup eating at the middle dish
For me, that did it!
I told Michael to let the pups out of the enclosure . As Colonel ran onto the lawn, I bent down and hugged him; I said: you're going nowhere, my little lad. Later that evening at the club, Johan said that Colonel had been lying in the doorway of his cottage all afternoon.
I've made my decision: Colonel stays. (Thanks Sandra, for your vote too!)
Now that the weather is a little drier, Michael and I will take Bibi and Mvulano over to the Guest House again to get used to their new home. Nordeen, who is taking the last two girl pups, Mischana Mbili/Girl Two and Mischana Neusi/ Girl Black is waiting for the company carpenter to build him doghouse so that his pups are protected during rainy season.
So yes, for now, all the pups are still with us!
Regarding the video I put up of the pups on yesterday's post. Somehow I didn't make it public and I've had to re-load it onto YouTube. I hope to post it soon.
You all have a really wonderful Monday.