My New Friend Rosie

Something very exciting at Inchmarlo has happened. As all my friends know I have been a supervising Therapet for some years. We also have another therapet that comes in during the week. But the big, big news for me was when I heard that Julie our Director and General manager, Julie, had got a new puppy!

Daddy took me out to meet the puppy called Rosie. Now Rosie is a St Bernard and I’m used to seeing puppies that are very small but my goodness, Rosie is very, very big and not as sensitive as I am. So, we met outside the Green Drawing room and immediately she started to want to play. 


I, of course, was very keen to meet her and here we all are. 



Julie, Richard, Rosie, and Myself. Julie is holding Rosie which is just as well because after a very short time I found her playfulness somewhat tiresome. She is over twice my height, she has got legs like concrete pillars and she wants to play all the time! I am 71/2 years old and much more sedate. While I don’t mind sniffing other dogs or puppies for that matter, I like to do it in a much more controlled gentlemanly type of way. Rosie is very young and very big, Daddy tells me she is very beautiful, well – that’s a matter of opinion – but she is certainly enthusiastic, and as they say about some people – a little goes a long way!

Daddy likes her very much – but of course, he likes all dogs and especially puppies – no doubt I will meet Rosie on future visits to Inchmarlo and hopefully, she will have quietened down a bit and she doesn’t try to put these massive legs of hers on top of me.

One of the Home Owners in Westfield takes her for a walk around the estate most afternoons so Rosie gets plenty of exercise.

At one point I got so irritated with her continually trying to play with me that I growled at her! Just a little bit, but Daddy told me to be quiet so I naturally quietened down. I hope Rosie and I will become friends when she becomes more mature. In about a year she will be about 3 times my height and weight and it will be like a cow trying to become friendly with an elephant!

Here is Rosie looking very peaceful with Julie

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