Sleepover

Over the weekend I had a great sleepover! Though we didn’t get any sleeping done 🙂

My bestest buddy and cousin Joe came to stay. Joe is a Labrador Collie cross which means he is MILES bigger than me. We met when I was a puppy and have been friends ever since. He is a few years older but I don’t know how many and I can tell you is is GREAT! Though his mummy and daddy are really strict. They weigh his food out, take him on timed walks, even measure what comes out the other end. My people are a little bit more uninhibited about those kinds of things.

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He also isn’t allowed treats, or at least he has special not fattening doggy ones. I think it is a bit sad, he only lives with the two people who are away a lot. I think he enjoys coming to our house for a crazy few days.

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So we play, we walk and we don’t stop for ages! He is very nice to me I keep putting my bum fluff in his face and sticking my tail on his head. My favourite game is to jump on the sofa…. way it up … and then dive off in an amazing fashion putting my front paws in Joe’s face 😀 He doesn’t seem to mind to much he just grunts and sign and lets me get on with it.

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He is more fun when we are let outside to race up and down my garden. Though he went for a very big wee and I just happened to run underneath him at that specific time and I got widdle all over me. I had an impromptu bath! Well a quick wash anyway. He stayed all day and all night. I normally love going to bed an sleep for ages, but you can’t do that when your friend is round. So it was sneaky plays and snuffles all night! Oh how much you can annoy people with squeaky toys.

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After all that playing we have to have a quick nap … we need to be ready for the next round you know.

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(I am sorry to say the Christmas tree is up already! Not decorated though … just up)

Halloween Fun!

With Halloween coming pretty soon my people decided that I was going to be knitted an outfit. I am used to my outfits. I like my coats in the winter and I use my high visibility jacket when I need to be seen. (Being small can sometimes means I could get stepped on) I have been know to dress as Santa Paws and I was a wizard. This year however my people had the marvelous idea that I was to be a PUMPKIN.

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Halloween is great. I get to sit on the back of the sofa and bark at all the children coming up our path. I just love it! I don’t mind wearing a silly outfit, the cats hate it though. But there are some funny photo’s taken from them.

They also cut faces out out the pumpkins and put a light in them. I think they are meant to be scary but I can tell you that they taste pretty nice and I have licked them a few times. (Don’t tell the people, they weren’t eating them so I thought I’d have a go).

What are you doing for Halloween?

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Mud and Muck

Summer has definitely ended, and with Autumn brings the rain, and with the rain comes the mud! Being a short dog, I am of course closer to the ground which means I get mud everywhere!

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It ends up in my armpits in my tail fluff, bum fluff, on my feet, up my chest, in my ear fluff. Anywhere close enough gets covered. This walk down near our river was where I first met mud and puddles.

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At first I absolutely hated it. I would walk round puddles, and would never dream of walking through anything so dirty.

I still have a little bit of that left in me, if there is a choice to go round or jump over I will. I have made a few mistakes in my life trying to jump over a puddle and ended up in them (which I am not too happy about)

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Every now and then though you just have to walk right through the middle of a nice brown mush! It does feel nice and cool on your feet when it is warm. It is just normally when it is muddy it isn’t warm and I don’t need extra cold by getting muddy feet! At least for now the mud is minimal, I am hoping winter isn’t too mushy though.  I am happy as a clam without the muddy puddles, fox poop is much nicer to roll in!

P1060878After our little walk we came home and found that the mum and dad out the house, had started the garden cutting! Right now I can’t go up there.

There are too many dangerous things for a little doggy. With cutters and big sticks and all horrible saws! Still they say it makes it look pretty in Summer again, so I guess I don’t mind.

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Well winter is on its way, and I hope it isn’t too cold.

How muddy do you get?

Lady Heyes

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Over this weekend two of my people and I went to a crafty/old things centre called Lady Heyes. It is a pretty little place a while away from our house in the car (as I know know the metal box is called). There is a caravan park not to far away so you get to meet lots of different people and lots of different doggies. Though in this instance we only met one doggy who wasn’t too fond of me so we shall say no more of that!

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We had a mosey round at all of the oddments, which took a blooming long while! I tell you my people can look at things for far too long sometimes.

There were all sort of things, tea cups, watches, jewelry, mirrors, picnic baskets, cushions, ornaments … all sorts to be honest. Though not many dog friendly things.

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There was a nice cushion though and my people bought it for me to go in the car so I can have a kip on car journeys and have something to put my head on. I am a pampered pooch you know.

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It is quite fun to get sniffing in to all of these things, especially some of the old furs (my people don’t like them much) but I loved the smell of them.

There were baskets, and cake shops and a record shop and all sorts. I was loved and cuddled and fussed and even kissed! by quite a few different people.

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As you can see I do love to meet new friends.  After looking around for a few hours we stopped off at the chip shop to grab some grub! I am not normally allowed chips but I stole a little piece and make a stupid face. Who takes a photo of some one when they are eating? The horror!

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Anyway, it was nice and a little bit different. I like being able to go to places with my people, I don’t like being left alone, it is boring.

(Note from Human)

It is a great place to go to if you are into your vintage things or just cake. The only place that dogs aren’t allowed is the cafe which I guess I can understand. Still it is a nice place to go for an afternoon.

http://www.ladyheyes.co.uk/

Jealous

Why do cats get all the boxes? I know boxes are a cat thing, but for once in a while I’d like to sit in a box.

Perhaps it will make them like me more if I start sitting in boxes too.  Skally is king of the cats and has all the boxes first. It’s not fair.

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Well I rebelled against it and stole that box! For dog kind! We like boxes too, especially ones you can just fit your bum in. They make nice chew toys and good hiding places.

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Though I had to give it up eventually, it was too small for me to sleep in. I tried though, I will just have to keep to sitting in them and ripping them apart and eating the pieces. Who says dogs can’t like boxes?

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Cheshire Show Trip

Every June my family and I travel to the Cheshire County Show, it is about 15 minutes drive away in a huge field called the Tabley Showground.

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It is mainly an agricultural fair but it has food and shows and well lots of good things going on. It is a great day out for all of us doggies included. I am allowed everywhere apart from the small animal and food tents.

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They think I will chase the animals … me! I don’t chase things, I might taste them a little but I wont chase them! Although I am not allowed in the food tent, my people always bring me out a special treat. a but of bacon or sausage or if I am very good a teeny bit of cheese!

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Anyway when we arrived it was a bit dull and dreary we were expecting a classic British weather. My people had packed their coats (including mine), but were hoping the weather stayed nice. I can say that it was the most glorious day I have seen in a while. We started with a breakfast bacon butty, I sat under the table and nicked bits of the juicy bacony goodness. (Did I tell you bacon is great). We then had a walk around meeting dogs galore.

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This is me begging for bacon

Onto the food tent. my people take it in turns going it because I have to sit outside. Still every person leaves with either a burger or hot dog and I got a little bit of each!

We watched the shire horse parade, and the children showing the goats, them people on bikes jumping over stuff and I met a lady police dog I was very fond of; we even spotted royalty from afar!

I do love this day.