Wednesday 30 July 2008


I'm clever I am. Something you might not know about me is that even though I'm well middle aged now, I still like a bit of fun and teasing people. In fact, even though I say it myself, I've got a GSOH. The she boss could hear I'd found something to play with earlier by the way I was leaping around in the room. That often means I've got hold of something I shouldn't have (and know it! hehe). She caught up with me and made me open my mouth only to have a moth fly out! How's that for a good trick then. She was impressed that I hadn't hurt it and it still flew quite happily out of the window. See

I empathise entirely

Did you see about those fat ladies not allowed in somewhere on holiday?
I understand completely. That's just how I feel when I'm not allowed on the beach because I've got four legs. No, not because of four legs. Because I'm a dog!!! It doesn't say anything else isn't allowed. Then there's all the other places I have to be tied up outside while I wait. I hate it and always make a point of looking as though I do so everyone knows. I at least get SOME sympathy then. Stick up for your rights, that's what I say.

Tuesday 29 July 2008

That was the week that was

Well that was a brilliant holiday. I think the he and she boss enjoyed it as much as me. We drove for quite a while to get there but not too bad. It was certainly worth it. We were in a great big field with hardly anyone else so I could look around all I liked. I could see for miles.
I had a bit of a lump on my face which they noticed after we got there. It was a bit sore but I felt OK. I just like to keep them on their toes and it had gone again the next day. Mainly because I heard the V word mentioned. Mind you, it might have been interesting to meet a different one.
When we got up the next morning and looked in my food bag, it had had a visit from a little furry being chewing the corner off. He left most of it for me and I had a good hunt along the bank behind the tent to check out where he and his family lived. I just wanted to be friends but they're pretty quick on their little feet.
We went for a fantastically long walk and ended up on quite a few beaches. Some of them I was allowed on, some of them I wasn't. It was good sitting watching whichever. There were some huge holes over the cliffs which I could nearly fit down and I gave the she boss a bit of a fright. She got her own back by falling down one when she was looking out for what I was up to. Good job I was there to help her up although it was very bouncy grass which helped. It was a really hot day and we found one of those things that the cows drink out of again on the way back so I hopped in. Lovely for the feet.
We all had lamb burgers when we got back. I don't think I was really supposed to be included going by the reaction I got but I'd walked it all too and was an hungry as the next dog. And if they will leave them on muzzle level.
We spent alot of time just round the tent chilling ready to get going for the next walk which suited me as there was plenty to see and smell.

One of the days they made me go on one of those unnatural things that goes on top of the water. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be and a nice lady gave me a biscuit. We came back in one of those really big cars though with lots of people and other dogs. That wasn't much fun as I had to sit by a heater and it was all very rattly. I think I preferred the water thing. The highlight of that day was watching a lady make her lunch by the water. I watched carefully to see if she dropped anything but sorry to say, she didn't. The he and she boss were watching as well but pretending not too just because she was so interesting. She had a whole loaf of bread that she was slicing up, lots of different cheeses, a proper pepper mill, fancy salad she was making and plenty more. All out of her picnic bag on a bench! No table! Then someone else came along and brought her a coffee. We were surprised she hadn't got that sorted for herself too. It all made us feel hungry as well so we went and had one of those cream tea things. At least I managed to find some crumbs under the table there.
I had a good surprise that night when we had some visitors. That nice lady Jenny with her big boy Cameron came to see us and brought their he boss with them. It was nice to see them again even though it got a bit cold for us all sitting round the midgy candles. They brought nice biscuits which was good for crumbs again as well as some strawberries. I only managed to get the little green leafy bits of those but that wasn't bad.
We did a lot of going round in the car the next day with lots of stopping of at interesting looking places. It was still hot and the she boss wished she'd got her things for going in water. I don't think the he boss was quite so bothered. We all had paddles. One beach we went to that was a bit of a scramble down to didn't have anyone on it at all. Or that was what we thought until we saw just one person lying in the sun by some rocks. I wanted to go and say hello but they wouldn't let me. Something about having no clothes on but that doesn't bother me. I'll take my collar off with the best of them if it means I keep a bit cooler. Some other people came to say hello to him anyway and kept him company in the sea which I was happy about. I don't like to think of people being lonely. You can see them here if you look carefully.
One beach we went on smelt really bad. I don't know about seaweed, I think it had pood. No wonder they didn't mind dogs going on that one. Giving us the worst of the deal again just because we're on four legs and not two.
We had another really long walk another day although not as far as the first time. It was even hotter this time but there were lots of nice cold bits of water that we all had a paddle in. We didn't see anyone else for miles and the place went on for miles as well. We only saw a little bit of it but we did see lots of ponies who lived there including small ones.
More exploring, more walking, more sunshine. None of it was getting boring though. This time when we went to the beach, the she boss was prepared and went in the sea to cool off. I'm glad she had something to wear like everyone else on that beach or I would have been really embarrassed. I went in a little bit with her as well but wasn't as brave to go up to my neck and more like her. It all whooshes too much. Not like Sutton Park waters. I watched alot from a nice shady spot under some rocks.
We took a long time to come home and kept stopping at places like more beaches, towns and some big old church. They at last noticed that I'd singed my eyebrows on those candles. Honestly, I could lost my tail and they wouldn't notice for days. Too busy enjoying themselves to take notice of how I'm doing. Still it was great but good to be back at home and see Sammy again. I think he was pleased to see me too. And at least they don't forget to feed me on holiday. Mind you, I could have done with a bit more I think with all that walking. I look proper lean now. The same can't be said of the he and she boss. Too many cream teas I think. Perhaps they should make do with the crumbs and give me the real thing.

Sunday 20 July 2008


We're going on holiday. Yay! I recognise the signs and I know they're taking me with them because I helped the she boss pack all my food tonight. By the amount she's taking, I think it could be a while. I'll keep you all posted and fill you in when I get back. Exciting eh.

Saturday 19 July 2008

More about walks

I overheard something today that has disgusted me. It turns out that all these brilliant long walks I've been having have been for a reason. I guessed there was something in the offing. The she boss is in training. She's planning a REALLY long walk of 35 miles which she hopes to do all in the daylight (12 hours) over some great countryside. Even better, she's going with the new friends I've made - Ian and Paul as well as the friend Peter being around for it all as well with drinks and tasty snacks.
I'm disgusted because I've found out she's got no intention of taking me!!! Grrrrr. I hope that Leo's not going. That would really rub salt in my wounds

Friday 18 July 2008

Walking observations

I've been back to Malvern AGAIN. Will it ever get to be too much of a good thing. That's a pic of me and my friend Ian who came. The she boss has a new fancy phone that takes good photos don't you think?
I saw lots of dead bees. I wondered if they'd been got by that Sudden Bee Death Syndrome.

Monday 14 July 2008


Glorious summer evening over Malvern. NOT!

Friday 11 July 2008


It's been a week of highs and lows. I've gone from having lots of walks and visitors, to being on my own for the day and back again. I've had visits from Beth if she counts as she seems to come and live for a while then disappear in her funny little car again,

Bobby's he boss (that was exciting), and some visits from and trips in the car with my friend Peter. There was some talk of me going to see his new house or something but that didn't happen for some reason. I hope it does sometime. There might be some tasty bits of floor again like in his other house.
I've been having some nice evening walks as well in these big days. It's a pity it keeps raining or I think I would have a lot more. I don't like rain.

Wednesday 2 July 2008


The she boss took me to the Malvern Hills again last night. The weather was a bit wet and it got dark very early so we didn't stay too long. We'd left the friend Peter behind somewhere as well so had to find him as well as the she boss having to find me when she lost me. It wasn't nearly as good as last time but it still feels a bit like a holiday there without the flappy house. I really would like a proper holiday again though. It's about time we had one