Summer weather!

Well we have had the two most opposite weathers possible these last two days! Pouring rain and then blazing sunshine!

Time for the photo medley!

Don’t make us go outside today Andie, we can hear the rain!! No don’t try and pretend its nice outside, don’t you know we can hear sounds at a much higher frequency over a much greater distance than humans!? We can hear each massive raindrop as it falls!! We aint leaving this sofa!!

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Wet, wet, wet!!

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And then……22 degrees sunshine!!

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Gus checking out the hotties from his shotgun seat, like a boss! (don’t worry worry-warts he is wearing a doggie seatbelt.)

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Take me to the river…

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Phew its dalm hot!! Time for a wee break in the shade.

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Oh flower of Scotland….

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Chase me Andie!!!

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Everyone meet Hamish!! Little Hamish is a sweet terrier cross who is a new flexi-walking client. He had a great first day with us, loves chasing balls and his new mate Kobi!!

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River monsters!

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One little one of Maud and Miss Molly I forgot from last week! Maud is joining us tomorrow for a sneaky walk though, whoopee!!!!!

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I-phone photos…

 

 

Well we have been having some outstanding, truly spectacular weather recently!! It has been roasting! And we have been loving every minute of it!!

I have recently purchased an I-phone (I have finally caught up with the rest of the world haha!) and so have been experimenting with the camera and posting on instagram. For anyone who would like to follow my daily doggie photo posts on my instagram account the name to search for is; ย Andreajackalleg. There are some art and fish keeping posts on my instagram page but mostly it’s of the amazing pups I spend my days with! After all, they are just so dalm photogenic!

Here is the catch up of photos from the last week.

First up its Molly who would like to take a minute to remind all our lovely customers that it is tick season especially with all this long grass to play in! So please check your pups over of a night-time for any unwelcome hangers-on!

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My own Molly-moo posing pretty in the sunshine…

 

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Ella and the Big-Yins on Friday. It seems a long time since this meadow was in full bloom. Summer is officially here!

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Mr Hugo, who sadly will be leaving us for roughly four weeks as he holidays with his Nana and Papa in Ireland. Have a fab time lovely boy, see you in August!

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SUNSHINE!!!!!

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MORE SUNSHINE!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ruben is now dwarfing his mate Kobi, what a big lad he is turning out to be!

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My my how long is you tongue Kobs?!

All the better to kiss you with Auntie Andie! Slurp!

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Pant pant, up-hill in the sunshine?! What are you trying to do to us Andie!

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Maud-monster staying in the shade. Bullies are not good at coping with the heat, so remember folks to always have water to cool them down. The fastest way to chill out any dog if they are not a big fan of going in the water on their own (like Maud is!) is to soak their chest, stomach, neck front legs with cool water. This acts as sweat and draws the heat out, helping them lower their body temperature faster. Paddling pools are a good idea if your pups like playing in the sun in your garden. If your dog does not like water at all then avoid taking them out at all in the heat of the day, opt for cool morning or evening walks instead. And most importantly folks please remember to NEVER leave your dog in your car in this weather. It can reach over 40 degrees in your car in under 20 mins, even with the window open. Each year dogs die in hot cars. Even if you just want to pop into the shops for ten minutes, leave your dog at home! Don’t risk it.ย http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/watch-what-happens-you-leave-7165791

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Lots and lots of swimming to keep cool last week!

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Ruben with the Labs, he has caught up to the big guys now! And he still has a way to go yet!

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One none doggie-photo, a very pretty birds egg we found!

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The summer has begun and this heralds the start of our annual busy boarding season. To start us off we have Mr Leo in da house!

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Cutie-pie! Real men do pink ๐Ÿ˜‰

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For the Love of Dogs

Mud-Pie and Bluebells…

It has been a little while since my last post, we have started building up some footage of our walks again for another little Four Seasons Movie! So watch this space! I was inspired to make another one after watching the amazing youtube clip below. I have to admit pretty openly that this video is amazing and I’m WELL jealous!!! I think that its a better music video for Pharrell’s song ‘Happy’ than the official one! Plus that cat must literally be the coolest cat that ever lived, surfing and swimming like a dog…oh yeah!

We are enjoying the springtime sunshine when we can get it!

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Mister Ruben was sporting a sore shoulder last night. Even though he was fine this morning and bouncing around like his typical Boxer-pup self we though it best to have a leash walk today…colour Ruben none too impressed!! Its just to be on the safe side puppy honest! Back to normal tomorrow!

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Lush green woods…

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Everything is so beautiful this time of year!! What you can’t see in these photos is the sheer number of bugs though :/ My legs (and weirdly my ahem….bum) are COVERED in bites…..ARG!!! SO ITCHY!!

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Maud and Colin make a bee-line for the muddiest puddle! Part dog, part hippo…

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Proud as punch with herself now!

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Molly whizzing past, I’m surprised I managed to take a photo of her at all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Enjoying some dappled shade…

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Everyone with their head in a bush….

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Off to play chase in the paddock, woohoo!!!

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Some Bluebell shots from the start of the week…

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Belle of the Ball…

The sun has returned!! Yey, after a very wet week where my poor camera has barely seen the light of day! We had some lovely walks today, every member of the gang (am & pm!) was on top form. I am so truly blessed to be able to spend my days in the company of such gorgeous, happy, loving dogs. I’ll never need a therapist…ever! Feeling down? Well here’s 12 happy faces ready to give you cuddles and kisses!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh yeah…

I also have a new puppy lady to introduce today, her name is Belle and she is a four-year old Golden Lab. And as you can imagine, she is as sweet as pie and having a ball staying with us! She did three-hour long walks with me today, met ten new dogs (not including the ones we met out on our walks!) and didn’t bat and eyelid. Off lead from the word go, perfect recall, great manners in general! In fact the only thing we had to teach her today was not to jump out of the car boot until she is invited. Remember folks an open door should not indicate to your pooches to dash out! Teaching your dogs to wait until they are given the go ahead to jump out, down, go through etc is all about keeping your dog safe, and teaching them this rule can go a long way in seriously preventing nasty accidents from happening. Belle did brilliantly, she is definitely getting it and I bet by tomorrow she will wait when the boot is opened! After all, dogs just want to get that treat, or be told how amazing they are! ย I must give credit to Belle’s owner Paula, Belle is a fantastic dog with them most even temperament. When you spend time with a Labrador like Belle it is so easy to see why people love them…no not just love them, are obsessed by them haha!

Two of my favourite happy faces…’Ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball…’

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Belle making friends and investigating the countryside at Cammo Estate…

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Ella modelling her new haircut! Looking beautiful Ella!

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Splish, splish, splash! Labradors and water…

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This photo is so funny! They look like they are having a little conversation! I will need to put this on facebook and ask my customers to caption it ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sunshine!! Jackets off woohoo!!

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Nothing beats long grass ๐Ÿ™‚

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Love this photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ruben is growing into a big strong lad! His Mum and Dad showed me a photo recently of his Dad, what a belter of a dog. Love watching this pup grow, can’t wait to do the comparison shot in a years time!

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Almost the whole lunch crew in…Belle’s tail totally counts teehee!

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More splashing about required now that sunshine has reappeared!

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Umm, I think we broke Maud….

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One final walk of the day, can’t waste that beautiful sunshine! Time for some portraits with my home-team up on Craiglockhart Hill.

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Good posing Gus, you know how to work the camera! Shame about the random person behind you, photo-bombing your shot!

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Belle’s turn, look at those sparkly amber eyes!

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Right Mum, enough with the photos, play with us instead!! And we did, all the way home ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy weekend everyone! xxx

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