Through the fog…

Last week we had some crazy foggy weather! It was so thick sometimes the dogs would almost disappear completely…almost πŸ˜‰ One of my lovely clients asked if I was missing the warmer weather, but truth be told it has been roasting! Its so humid I have still been walking is shorts and t-shirt, albeit with some leggings underneath πŸ˜‰

We have had some of our very dear friends come to guest spot with us over the last few weeks. It was absolutely wonderful to have Cocoa-Bean come to visit, we have known Cocoa since she was a little puppy and Gus especially thinks of her as his sister!

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It was also lovely to have Olly join us for a few walks again, we miss our Black Panther when he is away xxx

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A good photo to demonstrate the crazy fog! Giorge is like, ‘Eh, guys?? Where are you?!’

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Some stunning group photos…

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Two of my favorite squishy faces!

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This was a particularly damp and chilly morning. The fog was so thick we were getting soaked even without a single raindrop falling! Coats on…

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Its nice to get home and snuggle after a humid and damp day on the hills, Tillie agrees and thinks my legs make a pretty darn good pillow πŸ˜‰

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Busy bees…

We have a lot to catch up on from the last few weeks! So without further ado lets get started!

Prince Boo-boo looking super handsome to start us off on another photo megathon!

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Waterfall photo shoot with Archie and Ella πŸ˜€

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It was my lad Gus’s 4th Birthday this week. We celebrated with walks with all our friends and venison cheese burgers! I feel so lucky to have Gussy in my life, this cool little grump-bag is my whole word. Love you baby xxx

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Gus’s Birthday walk with friends…

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Molly-moo had her hair cut this week also at Christines (http://www.christinesdogparlour.co.uk/). Here are some before and after photos! She is loving her summer cut, much cooler for these muggy days we seem to be having no end of!

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At home in the evening with Archie and Ella.

‘There were four in the bed and the little one said, roll over, roll over!’

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Playing chase on Blackford Hill, hoping the storm clouds blow over!!

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Fuzzy boys together πŸ™‚

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We love our walks on the Observatory, Edinburgh is gorgeous!

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Paradise walks…

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Honda cooling his hot heels πŸ˜€

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Everything is just a tiny bit overgrown hehe πŸ˜‰

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Olly is joining us again for a few weeks, yipee!!! Welcome back to our big black panther….who is indeed a total pussy cat πŸ˜‰ Wintson is photo-bombing Ollys shot here hehehe!

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The lovely Miss Jess is away for her holiday and so had her last walk with us this week. Boo…..Have a great holiday Jess and we will see you in a month xxxx

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Fridays lunch walk with all the big boys (and girl ;)…) and wee-man Hector who is helping me keep them in line for the photo lol πŸ˜€

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Mega photo catch-up!

This will be a rather mega photo-fest! I have quite a bit to catch up on as I didn’t have a chance to post last Friday due to John and I driving out to our friends wedding, which was beautiful! Here is the last three/four days worth of doggie antics, enjoy!!

Olly chasing his pals through the wintery woodland….Winter officially arrived on Thursday when we woke up to minus 3 temperatures!

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Ella has found her ideal stick!

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Maud and Kobi chasing Archie!

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A beautiful winter morning at Cammo Estate…

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Winter sun…

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Lalala, sniff, sniff, sniff….

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Happy Gena face…

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Winston and Maud, evenly matched!

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Lenny staying cozy in his snazzy Equafleece….

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Run Winston, she’s gaining on you!

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Gus is not a fan of the Winter weather….

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Molly and Smudge were instant friends!

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Epic frisbee battle!! Even Gus was in on the game!

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Molly trying her hardest to stay still for a photo!! It’s so hard when you are a wriggly pup!!

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Cooling down…

Ahhh, much more like it today! The sun is nice for one day but quite honestly I am far too Scottish for this 29 degrees malarkey haha πŸ˜‰ It was nice and over cast for the doggies today. Both the morning crew and the afternoon team were on top form. We met a lot of nice doggies and owners out in the parks and just had an all round nice day! Poor Winston somehow managed to cut his paw along the way, feel better soon Booboo!! xxx

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Cant beat this stunning scenery…

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Olly you are hysterical!!

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Such a solid team of dogs, this is what a good pack dynamic looks like folks.

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Two headed beast! hehe….

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Afternoon crew searching in the grass for dropped biscuits…all except Winston who has forgotten where he dropped the frisbee! Its behind you buddy πŸ™‚

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Back at Auntie Andie’s for treats and a chilled out afternoon…… this photo makes me laugh, HELP, Zombie Dogs in my Kitchen!!!! Hahaha πŸ˜€

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The hottest day of the year…

It was not just hot today, it was absolutely roasting!!!! In fact I think this was not only the hottest day of this year, it is the hottest day in record for about 4/5 years!! Crazy times….usually by this time the weather has settled into a steady drizzle that lasts until October haha πŸ˜€

Today’s mission was to make sure that at every stage of the walk the doggies were hydrated and as cool as possible. It is really not ideal weather to be walking pooches at all, but as long as they have plenty cold water to drink, stick to shady paths only and of course whenever possible go swimming then they can cope just fine. Today also really emphasises the importance of having short car journeys as a professional dog walker. It is far too hot for any dog to be in a vehicle for long. I made sure to lay out wet towels in the back for the dogs to lie on and to also literally soak Β the dogs coats with water, if they were not already wet from swimming, before allowing them back in the car. Soaking your dogs chest, neck, front legs and stomach with water is one of the easiest and fastest ways to cool them down and to help them keep cool in hot weather. Kangaroos in Australia keep cool in much the same way, by licking their front arms and soaking them in saliva. As the saliva evaporates it cools them down. Google that, its interesting πŸ˜‰

This is how hot it was today, I even went swimming in the river with the dogs!! Fully clothed and couldn’t care less haha πŸ˜‰ Shame I could not take photos whilst in the water as Molly and Ella were taking it in turns to swim out to me, so cute πŸ˜€P1170978P1170983P1170986P1170990P1170992P1180009P1180011P1180015P1170997