Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ayden The Tamaskan

At the beginning of April, a new character was welcomed into our family. Not without some second thoughts, we decided to get a dog. And not just any dog, but a Tamaskan. He was bought from a breeder in Bulgaria, and arrived with us at 12 weeks old. His official name is the grand sounding Saxon Midzor but he's happy to be known as Ayden.

It's taken a bit of adjustment, taking him for regular walks is alright except for when it's dark and rainy and you just want to be in bed already. But he's gorgeous, well-tempered, playful, intelligent and easy to train. And he doesn't eat Mr Gibbs the Bearded Dragon which is also a huge bonus obviously! (Mr Gibbs, as if it needed stating, is ambivalent on this new addition. As long as it doesn't affect the wax-worm supply, anything goes!)

And with a dog comes that great excuse to start exploring, walks through country parks, forests and on the beach are just the beginning. I've already seen a grass snake and tadpoles on our adventures which takes me back to be a child walking our dogs in Snodland's "pit". It's refreshing. Not to be outdone, my Mum has only gone and got herself a Tamaskan!  He's called Finn and, although a few weeks younger than Ayden, is firm friends with his cousin!

If you feel benevolent and particularly generous, this writer always appreciates things bought for him from his wishlist


  1. He looks like a great dog. How's he coping with the language?!


  2. Ayden the Tamaskan dog makes me want to think of those wolf movies where you get to have adventures with this magical creature but enough of fantasy thoughts. The one thing I love about this dog is how he looks fierce but in reality is just a loving dog who wants your affection. It's a good thing you were able to have him.

  3. Stephen: The breeders in Bulgaria are from... Manchester. So no problems there!

    Millie: He is so sweet-natured. Hopefully he stays that way as he enters his "teens"!

  4. You're very lucky to him coz he's such a wonderful dog even from where I stand. :)