Home Free!! Nine Weeks at Chestnut Cottage!

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I know that a lot of you have been asking about me and wondering how I am doing and probably even wondering if I am even still living at Chestnut Cottage. Can you believe it…nine weeks and I am still here! I really think that I am “HOME FREE”! At least I hope so, because I really love it here. Allow me to regress a bit….

I was born on January 30th in Atlanta and had one brother and two sisters. I am told that my daddy is a show dog from the west coast and my mother is the sweetest Westie, whose name is Charm. She was so good to me and my siblings. On March 14th, The Greeleys came down to Atlanta to visit and have a look at me. I believe it was “love at first sight”! At least I would like to think so.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

When I was eight weeks old, my “breeder mom” sent this picture of me to the Greeleys and I imagine this “sealed the deal”! Check out the cute little tartan ribbon she used to tell us puppies apart!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

As I told you before,when they came to get me, we had to make a stop before we left Atlanta at my new Mommie’s friend, Ruthie, so she could “inspect” me and make sure I made the grade!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

Apparently I did, as we headed on to Chestnut Cottage. I slept all the way home in Mommie’s lap and three hours later I arrived at what I hoped to be my Forever Home…Chestnut Cottage!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

I learned really quick that what SHE (the new Mommie) said went! I heard her tell someone the night we came home that she was taking two weeks off from her design business for “maternity leave” to train me. Now that was a scary thought! What is a puppy to do?!? It was really hard for me to see my new Daddy, he was so  far up there…I think he is about 6’6”! But he is SO sweet and kind. I think I am really going to like him! Not so sure about “Her”.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

The first day of this “maternity leave” wasn’t so bad. I met a nice, new dog from the neighborhood, whose name is Reggie.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

“She” and I spent a lot of time that first week in the garden and I learned very quickly that “She” didn’t appreciate me eating her plants! It was fun to look at the garden even when “She” wouldn’t let me roam on my own.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

 north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

Then there was that first scary trip to the groomer!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

I heard them laughing about my big ears…I’ll show them…in no time they will be all over themselves about how adorable I am!

I really don’t mind this nice wicker crate, but I can tell you now, my goal is to get to sleep in that nice big bed in our room!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

There are so many strange things at Chestnut Cottage …that of course “She” says “No Duncan!”

 north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

The first trip to our lake house was certainly interesting. All new things to get me in trouble.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

Being on the boat for Memorial Day was really fun! Don’t I look patriotic in my scarf!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

My Dad even let me help drive the boat and when the wind hurt my eyes, I found a neat little spot to “get away from it all”!

 north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

One thing I really love, that “She” is always trying to take away from me are sticks! I love chewing them up but  “She” is SO worried that I am going to choke on something.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

Back to the lake house for the Fourth of July! Mommie and her friend Laura worried me to death trying to get me to “pose” on this flag beach towel. Too bad I didn’t have a video of them!!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

I really do have a good life here at Chestnut Cottage, even when “She” puts me in my little pen in the middle of the kitchen floor. I like to be able to see everything that is going on and then “She” can “keep an eye on me”. For my own good, of course!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

And I get to go ALL of the time…”She” is really a traveling woman. Lots of road trips and I have a nice soft fleece pad to sit on.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

And don’t you think I should get to sleep in the “big bed”. Please say yes! I love tunneling down under the covers in the morning when “She” lets me get on the bed early in the morning  while she reads her devotion. That bed and I are a perfect fit, don’t you agree?!?

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

I think I have taken up enough of your time, but I will leave you with this…

I am being a really good boy and getting really cute and I KNOW they really love me and they take really good care of me and I also KNOW… that Chestnut Cottage is my FOREVER HOME!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents duncan macduff greeley the westie at chestnut cottage

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14 Responses to Home Free!! Nine Weeks at Chestnut Cottage!

  1. Carolyne says:

    So happy that Duncan Macduff has found his furever home. I very much enjoyed learning about his awesome adventures and look forward to hearing more about this precious sweetheart. He is certainly already extremely photogenic! Congratulations!

  2. Kathryn Greeley says:

    He is indeed a precious sweetheart. And he is correct…he is a “keeper”!

  3. cindy weis says:

    Oh Duncan, we are so happy you are adjusting to Chestnut Cottage, isn’t it just a beautiful place? Wait till “she” brings out all of her beautiful china and sets the holiday table! Now, we know it is a few months away, but we are going to warn you that “she” brings out these beautiful big decorated trees, they are for Christmas, and we know you are going to want to take these precious things called ornaments off, please don’t do that, “she” won’t be happy (and I don’t even think the “big guy”) will be able to save you if you mess with those beautiful trees, trust us we had that same issue here years ago when we were puppies, and boy we learned fast. We are so happy to see your beautiful pictures…..Winston and Scarlett the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Chicago.

  4. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Dear Winston and Scarlett,
    Thank you for your kind words about my new home and my pictures. I don’t exactly understand about these Christmas trees, but thanks a lot for the warning. I will try to be careful . “She” does like lots of stuff, so I am really wondering now what ornaments could possibly be. But I have heard her say that she is looking forward to the holidays. Is that anything like the tooth fairy? I lost one of my puppy teeth the other night and “She” put it under my fleece in my crate and the next morning there were treats in my crate! Hope the holidays are something like that. Thanks for responding to my blog post!
    Your friend,
    Duncan MacDuff Greeley

  5. juju says:

    Adorable! He is one lucky little guy! So happy for you all. Xoxo

  6. Oh, I’m SOOO glad Duncan passed all the tests!!! I bet he is, too! He sure looks happy and cozy in his new home! ;o)

  7. franki says:

    Home, sweet Chestnut Cottage, Home!! franki

  8. Michele Bailey says:

    Thank you for the post about Duncan. He is a sweetie.
    I recently found your blog and I’m enjoying reading past posts and getting entertaining and decorating ideas. Your work is beautiful .

  9. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Thank you Michele, I am glad you are enjoying the blog! Summer is so busy and hopefully when things settle down, I will be posting more regularly!

  10. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Indeed he is Jeanne, but he is a handful!

  11. Ann Rose says:

    Elvis and Rosie say “Welcome to the Neighborhood”!!

  12. Kathryn Greeley says:

    My honor to be here guys! My mom and dad sure do have fun with your mom!!!

  13. Lynn Kieffer says:

    Kathy, So glad to see this adorable Duncan. He looks as if he has things well under control at Chestnut Cottage. Hope to see you soon.

  14. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Indeed he does Lynn…a real handful! Look forward to seeing you very soon!!

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