A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle



We always, but always, have had had 2 boxers. One dog seems to get quite lonely, and has an over reliance on the People Dogs to provide all their entertainment. Of course, 2 big boxer boys can be quite a handful, but generally, they sleep together, play together, and mostly mind their manners. Gus 1

When our dog Milo died recently, we resolved to get a puppy as soon as we felt able. We made the mistaking of waiting too long the last time, and the surviving dog went into a total grief spiral. So never again.

It’s not easy to get a puppy when your beloved dog dies. You feel disloyal, your heart hurts too much, you feel you will never again want to risk that poor, damaged heart. But you do. You do it for yourself, but mostly, you do it for the dog left behind.

So to cut a long story short, we found a lovely group of puppies, hand reared by a lovely couple. They had both the mother and the father, which was nice. It was hard to pick a puppy (why not take 2, says Kenton – ah….no, says I) but pick we did, and, 3 short weeks later, he owns us good and proper!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

4 thoughts on “Introducing…GUS!

  1. CUTIE!!! I totally agree with you about not just having one pet – I always have two (and usually three) cats. They are so much happier with other cat company. I was once left with just one cat (Azar) and noticed him getting quite depressed, so that’s when I found Loki. Gus is adorable – look forward to seeing pics of the boys together.

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  2. just love that face!! So much expression and depth. great photo!


  3. He’s a handsome puppy! I look forward to stories and photos of Gus and Freddie. I’m very sorry for your loss of Milo and hope some heart-mending has taken place.