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Meeting Rosie, Big Walks and the Pub

8 Jan

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My new friend Rosie….. So it is a New Year and the excitement of Xmas is nearly over. I’ve had my first walks with my human pack but this day is special. I get to meet a grown up dog called Rosie AND go for a walk with her.

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First she comes to my house and to be fair I was not too sure at first and did my best to give a barky growl to tell my humans that I would protect them come what may – but really I am a bit scared and back off to the safety of the stairs behind Tim’s legs. I needn’t worry though as Rosie  seems very calm and doesn’t seem to want to attack anyone or steal my food bowl or do anything really except sit quietly by her humans.After a while I think I can poke my nose out and give her a little sniff. I takes a minute or two but soon I think I should run into the garden and I secretly hope she will follow. She comes out when she is sent ( she is ssooooo obedient) and lets me sniff while she stands there.

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Soon I am inviting her to run around the bushes and  I am able to chase her. I think I am very fierce with my excited barking because after a while she  runs back to her humans for a sit down. After a little while of playing around she takes my favourite spot on the second step of the stairs and I have to lie on the first step and try to get my nose as close to her as I can. I think she is great – especially as she seems to know exactly what her humans are talking about and  what they want her to do.

I am going to try and copy her. She is a bit like my mum in a way and she used to show me things to do as well.

Tressilian gardens with the Carrick roads in the distance

Trellisick gardens with the Carrick roads in the distance

Then  the exciting bit when we go out in the car for a walk to some gardens and a beach and some woods. Unlike the cold, windy day of the first walk on a beach, today is quite sunny and warm and soon I am able to run free off the lead with my new friend. She seems to be able to go a long way from her humans very quickly and I am not happy to leave my humans in case they get lost so I let her go and look in all those dark bushes and only chase her tail when she comes closer.

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My humans play a great game with me where they split up and one calls me and I run as fast as I can to them. When I sit I get a treat and then the other one calls me and I dash over to them. Rosie is very good at walking with her humans when they tell her to but she is a bit daft because she doesn’t get treats. To be honest my guys don’t always give me a treat although they tell me how clever I am and give me big strokes which is almost as good.

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After a very long walk on the beach and in the woods I need a bit of a carry. Thankfully Tim doesn’t pick me up until Rosie has gone on her longer walk so she won’t know that I needed a carry. Then we all met up with the human puppy Abbie and her mum and dad at the pub. They had some stuff to eat but ,to be honest, I just needed a big sleep on Marilyn’s lap. P1020766

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I was lucky.  Poor Rosie was left in the car! I’ll have to tell her how comfortable this pub sofa is. If I behave myself perhaps they will want to take me again.

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Discovering the Pond and “find it” games…..

17 Dec

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I’m still not old enough for walks outside although that last injection – the one when the vet also put a micro-chip in my neck – should mean I can go out on Christmas day. I hope so because that one hurt a bit and I must confess to having a little cry and a bit of a growl at the vet. I punished my human Tim by refusing to take any treats off him for a couple of hours.

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Tim has taken me out around the village all wrapped up in my bed blanket. My favourite place is the pub because all the people there go “ooooh and ahhhh” and give me lots of cuddles. I like it round the village and I’ve seen big busses and lorries and men in bright yellow jackets who were digging in the road and a man in a big hat. They all stop and give me a stroke and everyone seems very friendly. I also like it at the end of the day when I can play in the front garden and I get to see all the school children who pass my gate. They mostly seem to like me too and I get more strokes. I like it when the postman comes because he always gives me a treat. Sometimes I give him a friendly bark “hello” just to let him know this is my house. But I can’t help wagging my tail ( it has a life of its own ) so he knows I don’t mean to be fierce really.

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So today I was playing “find it” in the garden with Tim. He hides a treat in the bushes and says ” find it” and points. When I get close he does this click and I get my treat. It’s a good game but sometimes the treats are hard to find because there are so many interesting smells that are very strong in the garden. I love the geraniums and like to play tug of war with them.

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let battle commence

let battle commence

I was on one of my searches when I discovered the pond again and , you guessed it, I went in again! I was tugging at the net and got too excited and the next thing I know is I’m in the cold water. I can tell you now this is probably the best fun ever! Especially when I get taken inside and wrapped up in a big towel and rubbed dry.

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And all this exercise makes me very tired and I’m ready for another favourite pastime – sleep.

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It’s a Jungle out there…..

8 Dec
What is under here?

What is under here?

I’m getting a lot more confident in the little garden at the back of my cottage and there’s nothing I love more than racing around and diving under bushes. My humans say it’s because my mum is a cocker spaniel and that’s what they do for a living apparently. Yesterday I fell in the pond on one of my dashes through the bushes. It has been covered up with a net but I got well soaked. I wasn’t sure if it was fun or not but I’m keeping away from there for a bit until I’m bigger. My dad is a poodle and he will think I’m a bit of a softie if I don’t like water. Actually, now I’ve had a chance to sleep on it, I will have to dip my paws again – only the humans are keeping an eagle eye on me and keep calling me away and giving me a treat when I don’t go in. Treats are more fun than getting wet at the moment. Perhaps I’ll wait ’til they’re not looking before taking my next dip.

Rotting leaves....lovely

Rotting leaves….lovely

 

rushing through the bushes

rushing through the bushes

 

It’s all very tiring and I love going back inside to the warm and my little box for a lovely chew on the cardboard and a sleep. I think sleeping is also one of my very favourite things. I even sleep at night now.

 

love to chew my bed

love to chew my bed

 

sleeping with my toy.

sleeping with my toy.