I finally have been granted two “white wishes”…yesterday we had a beautiful little snow at Chestnut Cottage…five inches or so. And Sunday I learned that a new little White West Highland Terrier will be coming to live at Chestnut Cottage in April!
Early this morning I peeped out to find my back terrace blanketed in snow! Oh how I love the peacefulness of snow early in the morning.
And a check in my front garden found a blanket of snow there also.
But more exciting than the snow, is the discovery on Sunday that my new friend Marleen Burford at Mardot in Atlanta will have a precious little Westie puppy ready for me in late April! I learned about Mardot last January when I was speaking at The Cathedral Antique Show in Atlanta. After my presentation, one of the women in my audience came to me during my book signing to say she knew exactly where I should get another Westie. After much research, I learned that Marleen has wonderful, show quality Westies and is close to home. My heart still breaks for my precious Bentley, but in my heart I know it is time for another Westie at Chestnut Cottage.
This morning I spoke with Marleen and she was kind enough to send me a photograph of her sweet litter of four, puppies of her dog, “Charm”.
Charm had two girls and two boys. One of the boys will be coming here and this morning, I have been pondering a name for my new boy. Two “sacred” names are on my heart…Bentley and Winston. You already know about “Bentley Greeley” and “Winston Anderson” was a beautiful Westie belonged to my friend, Annette Anderson in Raleigh. Thankfully, Bentley had a long and wonderful life, but sadly, Winston’s life was cut short at six from lymphoma . So I can’t seem to bring myself to name a new puppy either of these, although, they are of course my favorite Westies names!
So…I have come up with a “short list” of names and thought I would see what you thought! Or maybe I should use Bentley or Winston …I am so conflicted! I am also thinking of these rather Scottish sounding names…
If you have never read the McDuff series of little books by Rosemary Wells, you must read them. The illustrations are so delightful and the expressions on McDuff’s face make my heart jump for joy!
So…what’s your vote for the name of the new Westie coming to Chestnut Cottage. Or maybe you have another winning name?!?
Have a lovely day!