Windwalker Follow Me Home

036Windwalker Follow Me Home has entered our lives. We have named him Archie. The ghost of Hamish looks on with approval from the distance.

The first thing that we notice is that he is very, very small. He is eight weeeks old and a miniature fawn and white whippet whose soft little body has not yet grown into his long, gangly legs. There is a whiff of puppy about him – well, a whiff of the other six puppies and his mother with whom he has lived for the first eight weeks of his life. Throughout those eight weeks he has been nurtured with care by the breeders – our responsibility now is to let him grow and flourish in our home as we would with any small creature – dog or human.

031Already he is adapting to his new world, by sniffing, exploring and rushing about. Nothing is done in slow motion. He races around our kitchen, bullying an old sock. He is suddenly at your feet, nibbling your toes then looking up, innocence and blue eyes. At night he howls briefly in the dark, longing for the companionship of his siblings, bemoaning the fact that he’s stuck with a couple of oldy humans.

038As you can see, no expense has been spared in providing him with toys. He has already found the beds scattered around our home where Hamish luxuriated for years. As he breathes their scent, I wonder if he says to himself, “Another dog was happy here – perhaps I can be happy here too.”

I certainly hope so.

About Eric Sinclair

Writer, stroke survivor, whippet owner, music lover, charity volunteer
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7 Responses to Windwalker Follow Me Home

  1. Andrea Cail says:

    Hi Eric

    That’s lovely news on an October Monday morning!

    I did not get back to you re SSKIA, we had a good meeting and have agreed a way forward in principle which is much simpler and I think more achievable!

    Hope you are keeping well and had a good few days on Orkney

    Speak soon and take care


  2. Karen says:

    A big ‘welcome’ to Archie. We’re all desperate to meet this gorgeous little chap. Look forward to seeing him in purple one day!

    Karen and the Fundraising Team.

  3. John Forbes says:

    This to wish Archie a constantly filled food bowl and that his master and mistress will always be there to do whatever keeps his tail wagging. A memory from the 2 Ronnies… ‘Young lady with dog seeks post!’ Good wishes to all three of you from Rosemary and John

  4. How lovely to see some photos of your new addition! Welcome, Archie! I love both your Sunday name and your weekday one. I’m sure you will be very very happy in your new home. 🙂

  5. Liz Weaver says:

    Hello Archie – welcome home. Make sure you lead them a merry dance during those mad puppy days – it will be all the more entertaining for Master’s readers. You look like a fine successor to the handsome, much-loved Hamish.

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