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Gin-Rummy Gambler Flat da Quinta da Bruma (Rummy)

Breed: Flat coated Retriever, black
20.06.07 - 04.11.12
Kennel: Canil Quinta da Bruma, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

Rummy came to us when he was 1 year and 7 months old. On the 15th of January 2009, I took the travel cage with me on the plane to Lisbon to bring him home to Madeira.

It was a very difficult day for the boy, who had never been away from the farm where he was born. Now he also had to stay in a cage, and travel by plane!

It took some time for him to get used to his new environment. He got attached to me right away, but was anxious about everything new in the world. We handled the situation with care, and Rummy could take all the time he needed. Then one day it was all OK, and he became the happiest flat in the world.

What a wonderful, loving soul my Rummy is! A real mama's boy. No wonder, he is with me 24/7. We have just discovered (30.12.10) that Rummy no longer is the only Flat coated Retriever in Madeira. We met a beautiful 1,5 year old girl named "Lara".

Rummy is a nephew of my first flat, Odin, who sadly left us just before Christmas 2008. I was inconsolable, and thought I could never smile again. When the breeder, Isabel heard about Odin she gave me Rummy! What an incredibly generous gift! I didn't lose the smile after all.

They really are personalities, our four legged friends, developing their very own preferences and peculiarities. Odin loved apples and tomatoes. Rummy does not want any of that, but cannot get enough of cooked baby carrots and broccoli.

What really makes the difference between the two is that Rummy is no "counter scanner", and does not steal anything no matter how delicious it smells. The flat is a well known thief.