We are now the proud new parents to an extremely active six year old Labrador / Cocker Spaniel cross.

Poor Tony. He didn’t play well with other dogs and snapped at Lawyer’s friend’s dog. She was able to keep him another two weeks while we got a fence and gate up, as well as ran around trying to get a kennel, blankets and all the goodies a dog needs.

The long road in the Australian country

The long road in the Australian country

Saturday we drove the car halfway to Melbourne to pick him up. Thankfully Lawyer’s parents were able to drive him part of the way, so we didn’t have to spend the whole weekend driving one day to get there, and then the next on the way home. We met at a small country town, handed over the lead, and headed back. 726km of road. 8 hours of traveling. And many pee breaks along the way. And the dog wanted to get out for a run too 😉

After the initial excitement of getting into another strange car, he eventually settled.

Tony sitting in the back seat

Tony sitting in the back seat

So we’ve managed to save him from being put down, and now we have to live with an uber excited dog with an unusual fetish for chasing balls. Frankie is not too impressed and has hissed at him during his short visits inside to try and socialise them. She hisses, he tries to let us bring in his muddy tennis balls while giving us big wet dog kissed.

Seriously, we spent 2 hours on Sunday throwing the tennis ball down the back yard for him, and he was ready to fall over from the exhaustion, but he still wanted to chase his the balls. I served his dinner tonight and was more interested in me throwing his tennis ball for him. He’s part labrador and he’d rather chase a ball than eat food. May have to consider calling in a celebrity TV vet to deal with this dog’s OCD!