I was searching for a companion for my female Springer Spaniel Ruby. We had lost our beloved Chester suddenly and it had really affected Ruby in so many ways, as much as we thought it was too soon, Ruby had never been on her own and was ageing quickly.
Bee had been in a few foster homes after he had arrived in England as it was unfortunate the lady who was to have him had an injury and couldn’t keep him. We fetched Bee from a lovely lady who had fostered him for a few weeks, she was an experienced Brittany owner and gave us some good advice.
Bee fitted in straight away, he is such a cuddle monster and Ruby took to him too. I was expecting to keep them separated for a few nights but there was no need, both went to bed in the one basket in the utility room. I took a few days off work to get Bee settled but didn’t want to long off as we both work and needed him to get used to being left. We were going to keep visitors with other dogs to a minimum but we didn’t need to he was lovely. He even made friends with our evil cat Jazmin, he’s mellowed her too.
Bee hasn’t been a greedy dog which I expected and eats with Ruby and Jazmin at set times so again just slotted in.
When we first had Bee I knew he was a hunters dog but never realised he would rush into the garden a kill birds and bring them to me. It wasn’t messy, I have managed to stop him doing this quickly as he’s realised I didn’t like it.
We made one big mistake expecting Bee to be house trained. When we first had him it was lovely weather and the doors were open
In the short time we’ve had Bee he’s become a well travelled dog stopping in Airbnb’s, Caravans and friends homes for the weekends. Long journeys in the car haven’t fazed him which has been great as we expected a little trouble especially as he was a hunters dog.
People often say Bee is a jealous dog as if I fuss
We are lucky to live near woods which Bee loves to walk. It
Bees best quality, he’s always wanting a cuddle and is so happy and loving. Bee is a lovely family member who has prolonged Ruby’s life by keeping her company and young.