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Introducing myself and Bracken

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Barefootgirl, Sep 6, 2013.


  1. Barefootgirl

    Barefootgirl PetForums Member

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    I've been lurking here for a while, just registered today and thought I'd better do a proper introduction. I always wanted a dog growing up, but wasn't allowed, and finally this year, I took the plunge! I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous 7month old Springer Spaniel bitch called Bracken, who is just the loveliest, daftest pup ever, but who stole a big slurp of Tesco Finest Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise at lunchtime and thus frankly pongs right now!

    I also have a 10year old daughter with autistic tendencies who gets on fabulously with Bracken and whose behaviour has improved immeasurably since we got the pup! She has taken Bracken to loads of fun dog shows and absolutely loves showing off her dog - so far they have won 14 rosettes. She has also started to show our friends' Irish setter and is hoping to go to her first Open show at the end of the month.
     

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  2. Mulish

    Mulish Just a Little Penguin

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    Welcome to the forum! I lurked before posting, too :eek:

    Bracken is beautiful and it sounds like she's bringing a great deal of happiness to both you and your daughter. She'll also be able to protect you from vampires after the garlic mayo! Well done on all the rosettes :)
     
  3. HappyWag

    HappyWag PetForums Senior

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    Welcome to the forum. Bracken is lovely :001_tt1:
    Well done to your daughter, you must be very proud of them both.
     
  4. Ann Elizabeth

    Ann Elizabeth PetForums Senior

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    Welcome to the forum, Bracken is a beautiful pup and I'm sure she'll give you and your daughter lots of joy, I have 3 springers and love them all to bits. Congratulations to Bracken and your daughter on the wins!
     
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    chissy 15 PetForums VIP

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :) Bracken is a lovely looking pup! I also have a springer he is 15 months old and called Hogan. Glad your daughter is enjoying taking Bracken to shows and congrats to her on winning so many rosettes :)
     
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    Ingrid25 PetForums VIP

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    Hi There:)
    Bracken in gorgeous:001_wub:
    They really can change lives for you and kids alike:)
    Good job on winning all those rosettes too- I'd love to show with Daisy some time!
     
  7. Malmum

    Malmum PetForums VIP

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    Hello to you and Braken and welcome to PF. :)

    I have a friend who has two sons (11 & 9) with aspergers and she also has two Bernese and a Leonburger. Her boys interact fabulously with those dogs and they have helped the boys achieve many things my friend never thought possible. Its amazing how children like her boys and your girl 'open up' where humans sometimes have failed. Such an extraordinary bond between dog and child and wonderful to see the relationship blossom.

    Braken is gorgeous, so gentle looking too. Bless her.
     
  8. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Welcome to the forum. Bracken looks very sweet :)
     
  9. Dogless

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    Welcome to you and Bracken :).
     
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    Hiya! Welcome to the forum! I too have an English springer spaniel, she's only 9 months and like you has naughty tendencies lol :)

    She looks just like yours! :D x
     
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    Welcome to you and Bracken he looks gorgeous and pleased he is helping your daughter its amazing what a bond a child and a dog will have
    well done for all the rosettes too
     
  12. BlueBeagle

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    Hello and welcome to the forum to you and Bracken!

    How lovely for you to see such a change in your daughter and she has now found a whole new world with the help of Bracken :)
     
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    Picklelily PetForums VIP

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    Welcome to you and Bracken hope you have lots of fun chatting with this mad crowd I certainly do :D
     
  14. LolaBoo

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    Welcome to the forum to you and Bracken
     
  15. Freddie and frank

    Freddie and frank PetForums VIP

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    Hello to you and bracken :)
    Sounds like a lovely bond between your daughter and bracken. How lovely.
     
  16. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Lovely looking girl! Welcome, put up some more pics, there are lots of springer owners on here!
     
  17. Bobbie

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    Welocme to another Bracken although mine is a male.
     
  18. Goldstar

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    Hello & welcome :)
     
  19. Firedog

    Firedog PetForums VIP

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    I read the title and thought I bet Bracken is a Springer Spaniel.:)
     
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