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; Β 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!!!! πŸ˜€

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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.Β 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 πŸ˜‰

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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!! πŸ˜€ 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! Β 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 πŸ˜€

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Sunshine!! Jackets off woohoo!!

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Nothing beats long grass πŸ™‚

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Love this photo πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚ Happy weekend everyone! xxx

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‘Oh what a beautiful morning…’

It has cooled off tremendously now but it was down right roasting this morning! We were very much reminded of last summer. Lots of water splashing required to stay cool! I was wishing I had worn my sandals, my feet were cooked!

Smudge having a swim whilst his girlfriend Ella plays life guard πŸ˜€

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My roasting hot toes were begging me to join them! Audible sizzle!

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Ella saves the ball from going over the waterfall, nice one fraggle.

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Arg…so frustrating when you come home to discover a good photograph is unfocused…boo.

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Smudge and his big buddy Honda, we had the whole field to ourself this morning, nice!

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Wee-man enjoying the tranquillity.

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Little and large.

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Chillaxing πŸ™‚

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Stopping for a much-needed drink.

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Phew! This ball chasing is hard work in the sun!

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Moomoo, what a dog!

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And just a quick catch up with our Tillie walks at the weekend!

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Easter Weekend…

My goodness we have struck gold this Easter weekend, check out the MEGA sunshine!!! P1210959

This calls for some waterfall swimming!! Whilst L.V. plays lifeguard πŸ™‚ P1210963 P1210964 P1210966

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Miss L.V. loves a good tumble down the hill πŸ™‚ P1210975

Rolly-polly!!

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Just keep on beaming down sunshine! We love it!

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Winston’s melty face, he’s turning into a puddle in the heat!! Just kiddin, he is just looking down at me from a hill hehe πŸ˜‰

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After walks we enjoyed sunbathing in the garden, well this is Scotland after all! We have to make the most of it πŸ˜€

Winston giving me kisses in the garden, what a charmer!

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Happy sunbathers! Oh yeah this is the life!

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Odd weather!!

My goodness the weather was certainly throwing us through a loop today! This morning it was sunny, then raining, then freezing cold gales, then sunny again…and repeat!! The conditions were literally changing every ten minutes, I’d no sooner got my body-warmer in my bag before I’d have to stop and pull it out again, geewizz…..

This lunchtime though it settled on sunny, woohoo!!! And the photographing could commence πŸ™‚

How regal does Prince Booboo look in this shot, what a poser πŸ˜‰ xx

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‘Boys in the Wood’ (hehehe)

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Come on Andie, it’s not that steep! (Puff puff, pant!)

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Rippling muscles Winston, no wonder Molly swoons over her toy-boy πŸ˜‰

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Where did that squirrel go?? Just after I got all the way up here too!!

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Frenchie frolics, and wee-man shouting, ‘Hey! Wait up guys!’

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A beautiful quiet day in the woods, just how we like it.

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Back home and its snoozing time. My new ‘cuddle chair’ has very quickly become ‘Gus’s cuddle chair’….sigh….

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Queen L.V. is with us for the weekend and has been very quick to resume her place on her throne (aka our queen sized bed!) At 13 this lady is more than welcome to sleep where ever she pleases. xXXx

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