my new friend

Um …..Hi.

I just got here. I’m a purebred border collie, which I guess I’m supposed to say. I agree that I’m pretty adorable, but that’s easy when you’re only nine and a half weeks old.

I don’t have much to say because it was a very long ride in the car and I threw up and now I need to take a nap, so I’ll talk to you later.




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36 Responses to my new friend

  1. petabunn says:

    Hello, don’t want to disturb your nap but when I saw your post all I could say about half a dozen times was ‘oh my goodness’ as I was opening it and yes you are adorable. Talk to you in a little while when you are awake and maybe you will tell me your name. Mine is Molly the half purebred Border Collie.

  2. Nancy says:

    Congratulations to you both :^)

  3. Bev says:

    I also agree that you are adorable – and you couldn’t have picked a better home to go to!

  4. Linda Meyer says:

    So happy a new purebred border collie is now with the guy who lives there. Ad eager to hear your impressions of your new home and the guy who lives there. By the way, yes, you are adorable.

  5. Diane Lancaster says:

    Hello, new friend. So nice to meet you! What a handsome face you have. I and many others are looking forward to getting to know you. You are one lucky fella!

  6. Oh good lord, could you be any cuter?

  7. What a cutie you are.
    I’m sure you have a lot to process coming to a new home, but you picked the right home and the right guy to help you. I have a feeling you will be helping him just as much as he helps you..

  8. Cris says:

    OMG how ADORABLE. What is your name little cutie? Hope you adapt soon. 🙂

  9. I’m sorry you threw up. Ted and Doobie (the cats) hate car rides , though no throwing up is involved, just extremely loud meowing. Since you are only 9.5 weeks old, you may not be familiar with loud meowing, but I assure you it is disconcerting. You are a splendid looking pure bred Border Collie, and I can’t wait to hear of your adventures with that guy that brought you to his house.

  10. Kathleen Shaw says:

    You are truly a handsome young lad, and you remind me of a tricolor purebred Shetland Sheepdog with whom I grew up. I’m sure you’ll be every bit as spoiled as he was, but then, you lads deserve it.

  11. Alison says:

    Looking forward to your posts, little one! You’re adorable. If you need help figuring out how to put a post together, just read over the previous ones, by your much-loved predecessor. And get used to the guy you live with pointing that camera thingy in your face.

  12. Tracey says:

    You are VERY cute. However, something about your face makes me think that you will be teaching those squirrels a thing or two come summer. I’m looking forward to learning your name and your feelings about dairy products.

  13. Lyrajayne says:

    Such a cutie…and bound to keep the guy who lives there on his metaphorical toes. Possibly the actual ones, as well.

  14. paridevita says:

    Hi again, everyone. I woke up. My name is going to be Mani, after all. (Mah-nee.) I was going to be named something else, because the guy who brought me here thought it was a girl’s name, but then I guess there was some checking online, and the Sanskrit dictionary says mani is a masculine noun, meaning “jewel” or “precious stone”, and so it’s a boy’s name. I’ll like the “ee” sound, for sure. (Like in “om mani padme hum”, if you wanted to know.)
    I have to go now. There are some interesting shoelaces here, though they seem to be attached to something, and there are all these new smells and stuff.
    I learn quickly.

  15. Awwwwww… happy to meet you!

  16. Luisa says:

    Welcome, Mani! I’m beaming from ear to ear, here, so delighted for you and your pal. Nothing handsomer than a tri border collie, if you ask me. (And not much smarter, either.) Looking forward to your posts!

  17. Cliff Booker says:

    So, so wonderful to see, Bob … it must have been a magical day to meet Mani. Well done.

  18. Ness says:

    So happy to meet you, Mani. What beautiful paws you have!

  19. Fisher, the Wonder Dog says:

    Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!!! We are all so very happy to begin making your acquaintance!

  20. Janet in Virginia says:

    How exciting. Have a wonderful time exploring your new home. You are very lucky Mani.

  21. Deborah Farrell says:

    Welcome home, Mani. I’m looking forward to the stories you’ll tell.

  22. vivianswift says:

    Welcome, little jewel. We’ve all been very sad, but if anybody here is shedding a tear or two today it’s only because we are so very happy to meet you.

  23. janet b. says:

    well, hello, little mani!!! so glad to know you! you’ve got a pretty nice home and human, and i’m looking forward to hearing all your impressions & observations.

  24. carol says:

    wag On good fellow Wag on !

  25. KathyB says:

    Welcome Mani, happy to meet you! A new adventure starts for both of you. Much happiness in your new home.

  26. Barb K says:

    Hello, Mr. Mani, so happy to meet you. I see you have a certain impish look. I wonder if your posts will have that amused detachment about the garden, or if you will be digging right in and getting your big paws dirty. I wonder….

  27. gardenfancyblog says:

    Oooh, you’re such a cutie, Mani! I miss Chess, whose adventures I read for more than a year, but I look forward to the many adventures you’ll have while exploring your new garden. Welcome, little one. -Beth

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; I can tell that the guy who brought me home misses Chess. A lot. And that’s why he got me. Not to take his place, but to have someone else to care for and love. Some people don’t understand, but some do.

  28. petabunn says:

    Hello Mani. For as long as I have been folllowing Chess’ posts I have always left 2 or 3 of the previous days on my desktop (big screen) so I could have photos of Chess til the next post. After the sad news I could not close down Bobs post or Chess’ last ‘back to winter” and when this new post arrived I thought I have to close them now. However I thought maybe I could close the one Bob posted but when I looked at the other one I got teary again. Silly aren’t I, it is going to take a few more days I think.

    • paridevita says:

      Hi. I do understand that completely. There are some tears here, from time to time, and now I think “tears of exhaustion”, because I’ve decided on a new schedule. He says that’s okay, though.

  29. So glad to see that Bob took the “hair of the dog that bit you” cure! Welcome, Mani, and here’s wishing you many happy years together with your guy!

  30. Marcia Blum says:

    oh, yes! it is so good you showed up

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; it looks like that’s true. The guy I live with said it was either him just pacing back and forth in an empty house, which would be his version of giving up on life, or continuing on by getting someone utterly delightful like me. I’m glad he made the right decision.

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