Chasing tails…

Just chasing our tails catching up on the walks from last Friday and yesterday! We had lovely weather both days, sigh…happiness is a sunny dog walk!

Archie and Gena enjoying the rays…Gus doesn’t even look that small next to these guys, and yet I still think of him as a small dog! No idea why…

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Blue skies, that’s what we like…

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Awesome group shot!

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Honda enjoying a roll on the grass which developed to us all lying around sunning ourselves for a good fifteen minutes with tummy rubs. SO relaxing!

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This hill is MUCH steeper than this shot makes out! Pant, pant…

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Yeah, its this steep!!

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Run Gus run!!

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A windy hilltop!

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Louis, ‘I can’t see! My beard is in my eyes!’

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Maud, ‘Wintson, Winston, Winston, Winston…..WINSTON!!!’

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Booboo being a super good boy and sharing his ball with Ella…

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‘Sunshine on a rainy day, makes my soul, makes my soul drift, drift away..’ I cannot get that dalm song out my head!!

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Gus and Booboo know all the secret drinking spots! This big tree collects water right ontop, which the boys know all too well. Look at them cueing politely though! See America, even British dogs know how to cue properly!! 😉

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Dog soup…

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And once again…Maud, ‘ Winston, Winston, Winston, Winston…WINSTON!!!’

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It’s invoicing time back at the Beveridge household. With the help of my cracking PA team to man the phones and keep my feet warm…and remind me to take breaks! Couldn’t do it with out them!

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Need for Speed…

Some days you just get the feeling its a lucky day for taking good photos. When that happens I take LOADS! hehe…

Hugo is all healed and returned to us today for his first walk with the group in two weeks. His mum did warn us prior to picking him up that our resident ‘Rocket-Dog’ is probably going to be turbo charged!!! Hmmm, I dunno…looking at that ever so slightly hyper expression before the walk… ‘What do you think Hugo?’

‘Well Auntie Andie, I FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!’

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RAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!! RUNNING!!!! I LOVE RUNNING!!!

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WEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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MORE RUNNING!!!!

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Half an hour later (no joke!) ‘Pant, pant,pant…. ‘

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‘Ok, I feel normal again now.’

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Murphy and Ella posing for treats…

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Honda and his buddy Smudge. Considering Honda kinda wanted to eat Smudge at first (‘He’s one of those curly-haired rabbits right?’) these guys have come a long way and are great pals. Trust and friendship between dogs, exactly as it does with people, just takes time. The one major difference is that dogs hardly ever hold a grudge.

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An afternoon of Bulldogs and Terriers… and one baby Boxer 😉

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My wonderful Frenchie duo xXXxx

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LOVE this photo, so happy I managed to snap it!

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Kobi and Ruben’s friendship is coming along brilliantly. It gives me such joy to watch a relationship between dogs develop and blossom over time. What makes it so funny is that they are VERY similar personality wise, yet Ruben is about a year behind Kobi in doggie manners! I have to laugh as the stuff Ruben does which Kobi finds annoying (barking to get him to play, ‘paw-punching’ etc) , is exactly what he used to do to other dogs when he was younger! The shoe is on the other foot now hehe  😉
Ruben is all about Kobi on the walk, he is like a little brother desperate to please so that he is included in the game! There are four other dogs on the walk and yet Ruben instinctively knows that Kobi is the energy he wants to be around most. From my point of view I am delighted that Ruben has chosen Kobi as his mentor, Kobi is one bomb-proof Frenchie! Perfect recall, perfect with all dogs he meets, perfect with all people. He has any more great attributes and is just in general is a brilliant dog for Ruben to learn from. With help and guidance Ruben is slowly but surely getting there and it shows through clearly on days like today when Kobi spends more time playing chase and ball games with Ruben, making him one happy puppy.

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Gus and Wee-man have only one thing on their minds, TREATS!!! P1210724P1210726P1210727

Maud photo bombing hehehe…

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Happy walk, happy dogs, happy me…

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Monday, Monday…

Bit chilly out there today with some scattered showers. This morning I was so caught up playing fetch with the group that I completely forgot I had my camera in the bag! Sorry folks! This afternoon we managed to catch some sunshine rays and enjoyed ball games and lots of cuddles in the soft long grass 🙂

Instead of ‘Where’s Wally’ we are playing ‘Where’s Jessy?’ Can you spot her kids?

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What a dog!

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Look at the slaver on your legs! Lovely Winston! (Cares not a jot…)P1210675 P1210676 P1210677

Love this photo! Coolest shot of the day 😀

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Catch up!!

Sorry for the long pause between posts my lovely followers. It has been a very VERY busy week! Lots to catch you up on!

First up, I had an absolutely fantastic day yesterday at the Victoria Stilwell ‘Inside Your Dogs Mind’ seminar held at Heriot-Watt Watt University. Victoria was an amazingly engaging speaker, warm, funny and clearly passionate about her work. The seminar was very interesting and informative and it was brilliant to hear such a well known trainer speak openly about issues I too am passionately against, such as puppy mills, breed specific legislation and of course harmful punitive training methods.  I would recommend anyone to go and see her when she returns to the UK. If you would like to know more about Victoria and her Positive Training methods please visit her facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaStilwell.

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I had great company at the seminar also in the form of Miss Abigail from Paws N Pooches and Lorraine at Waggy Walks. Thanks for the great chats ladies! Hope to see you both again soon.

So what else has been happening this week…well our shipment of 42 tennis balls finally arrived, woohoo!!!

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Do you think there are enough Gus? You don’t look convinced.photo (6)

Hmmm, which one to choose…

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Maud playing ‘squish the Winston’.unnamed (18)unnamed (17)unnamed (15)

Some photos from a few weeks past, Hugo (the shiniest dog ever!!!) having snuggle time with Uncle John…unnamed (7)unnamed (8)unnamed (10)

Winston’s turn from John cuddles…I am so lucky my lovely other half loves dogs as much as I do! Otherwise, well lets not kid ourselves, he wouldn’t still be around 😉

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Winston and Molly playing their favourite game, ‘Neck-Nibbles’unnamed (14) 

We have had some truly spectacular days this last week, sun sun and more sun!!! Can’t get enough of it 😀

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Weeeeee!!! Chase me Ella, chase me!!!

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It’s been so warm and sunny that Mr Honda has not even needed his sheepskin coat. Look at that lovely tiger-brindle, such a handsome lad.

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Gus’s favourite ‘safety’ spot. My lovely boy, my shadow, my heart xxxx

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Ella teasing Smudgy-boy, take the ball…if you can!!!

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These photos say it all, how GORGEOUS is Edinburgh! Love it…

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Molly enjoying a good game of chase with the others. Lovely to have her back with us for some walks last week.

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Cooling down after running about on the hill.

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Ahhhh…much better…

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Maud chasing Molly in the garlic which is making a good come-back now the sun is out.P1210617P1210618P1210619 

Wee-man Hector making his way up the hill, cool as a cucumber…

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Look at those amazing amber eyes, such a sweetie…

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Yes, that is in fact a dog…no honest!

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Bring on the sun…

Catch up from the weekend…

Molly and Elvis enjoying the woods on a Sunday morning.

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More sunshine today and lots of ball games…

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How handsome is Ruben becoming! Starting to loose his baby face, just a wee bit. Still a ways to go though, its great seeing him grow and mature.

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Check out Winston’s epic skid mark, yes it was worth it, he got the ball! It was honestly like six foot long, so worth a photo. Booboo was so proud!

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BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL…..

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Gus having a little maddy with his tongue out…

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They always manage to find the only puddle in the field to wade in….I’m telling you its a crazy skill my munchkins have…

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Pretty girl…

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Molly and Maud-Monster playing chase. Maud is one healthy Bulldog keeping up with a Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel, makes me so happy to see. Every Bulldog should be able to run, exercise and play like this. I love the breed, but hate seeing the ones that cannot walk far or run because they are too heavy, short legged or have breathing problems (amongst other hereditary issues) . Maud is one of the best examples I have ever seen, she may never be a fly-ball champion but she is most definitely happy and healthy. Her breeder should get a medal.

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Muchos fun being had all round!

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Maud sandwich…

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Louis wades in…

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Raaar!! 😀

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Sunshine is awesome, keep it coming please!!

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