Four Seasons in One Day…

 

The weather today was totally crazy!! We got caught this afternoon in a flash hail/rain storm . It was so crazy, the dogs (Molly and Lochey) were freaking out with the wind and hail stones so I hunkered down with my back to the wind and sheltered them against the worst of it until it passed. Yup that’s me, the human shield for doggies ha ha!! Can’t imagine what other people must have thought!! I don’t really care though, Molly was not a happy girl and as soon as I put my arms out she rushed into them and pressed her head against my chest to hide from the hail stones. Bless her! Lochey then pressed himself against her other side, such a gentleman! Back home, dry clothes, heating on, blankets!!

 

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A quick catch up from this weekend. Winston joined us for Day-Care on Saturday. Don’t let these next photos fool you, we spent the morning running around the hills in the rain. We earned these cuddles in bed!

Winston with my partner John. He loves John, all dogs love John! He is just one of those people…

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I had two walks this weekend with this lovely boy. Tostig…such a beautiful boy! Though he was not the biggest fan of the camera! I had to take about ten shots to get just one where he was half looking at me. Very camera-shy, bless!

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Not impressed by my attempts to take a photo of his looking at me! He was far too sensible for this nonsense 😀

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A very intelligent, clever and well-balanced dog. His owners have done a brilliant job with his training and socialization. It is especially impressive considering how challenging this breed is. Intelligent and high energy (as a generalization) this is not a breed for the faint hearted.  He is now my number one favourite Husky!

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Blue, green and yellow…

Please forgive me for another very short blurb tonight, my partner John Cheetham has just finished his degree show tonight! For anyone who does not know the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show comes about once a year and is a very big deal! If you have never visited the ECA degree show before get yourself along!! It is free and showcases all of the emerging artists work from the graduating year. This year it will run from the 2nd to the 8th of June. Here is a sneak peek at my partners work!

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We are just heading out to celebrate!

Moving on with todays walks, we had STUNNING weather this morning at Cramond Beach. Then in the afternoon Lochey, Winston and newbie Skye and I hiked to (almost) the top of Arthur’s Seat. Well how else do you tire out two young energetic boys hehe. It was a lovely day. Loving life…

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How to be tired…

We had an absolutely fantastic day today, full of games, swimming, cuddles, kisses and food. I am completely shattered as hopefully are all the doggies! My two are certainly burnt out, sound asleep on the sofa next to me as I write this.  Three walks later…Zzzzzzzzzzzz….

Smudge and Winston this morning on the mini-beach…

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Playing with a lovely Labradoodle we met. I think her and Winston fell in love!

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Look at Cocoa Bean’s body language in this one! Oof! She just had her nose out of joint a bit as Winston kept beating her to the ball! Aww Cocoa, everyone has to learn to share honey 😉

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Beaten to the ball again, humph….. 😉

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This afternoon with Maisie-bell…

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The one time Gus beat everyone else to the ball! It didn’t last long but gotta let him have his moment hehe!

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Maisie having fun playing fetch. It’s so beautiful to see all the cherry blossoms coming out 🙂

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Waiting patiently for the ball to be thrown! Good doggies 🙂

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A very handsome Winston starting to look a little sleepy after a full day of fun and frolics. Sure enough he was snoozing in the car on the way home 🙂

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Lenny…

Welcome to the beautiful Lenny who will be joining us once a week on Flexi-Walks.

Lenny did really well today on his first walk, especially considering that he has separation anxiety and so is quite anxious about being away from his wonderful Mum, who rescued him from a very bad start in life (via the wonderful Scruples Whippet Rescue!).

We are going to work slowly and steadily with this lad, giving him as much time as he needs to trusts us and understand that walking with us is all about fun and good stuff! Also that he will indeed be going home again after the walk! Not back into a nasty kennel we promise Lenny! 😉

We made a very good start today. After five/ten minutes of gentle praise, cuddles and encouragement we had softer facial expressions, a relaxed open mouth, more relaxed eye contact and more interaction with the other doggies. He also began taking treats (a stressed dog has no interest in food). All in all a very good beginning for a sweet gentle dog.

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Feeling more confident already and struttin along with Molly 🙂

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Gus on Arthurs Seat…King of Edinburgh aren’t ya fat heed…

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Gus and Maud earlier today, being very polite during some basic training.

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Play time after training! I am gutted this photo is blurred!!! But it is still really funny!!

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Molly getting out of the line of fire! Molly dogs don’t do bulldog games!

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This morning at The Dell…

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Sidekicks…

Introducing the fantastic and beautiful Winston who will be joining me every now and then for walks and Flexi-Daycare. He is a real softy! I am going to love having him along as a sidekick!

Here he is on his first day with Mrs Maud! This photo is too cute!

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The weather sadly was too awful on Friday for my to take photos whilst out on the walk but I did take this one of lovely Lochey and Winston back at Lochey’s home. They were instantly best pals!

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Playing with puppies and rambling up Arthur’s Seat is hard work, I had to pour a very tired Winston into the back of my car teehee 😉

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“That was all very fun Andie but I am very sleepy now, SO ready for bed!”

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Saturday at Blackford Hill!

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Winston loves his frisbee! I’m very glad of this as unlike tennis balls this thing is very hard-wearing!

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Weeeeeeeee!!

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Feeling the burn! Pant, pant, pant….

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