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 😉

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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!! 😀 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!  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 😀

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Sunshine!! Jackets off woohoo!!

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Nothing beats long grass 🙂

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Love this photo 🙂

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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 🙂 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 😀

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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 🙂

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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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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 🙂

How regal does Prince Booboo look in this shot, what a poser 😉 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 😉

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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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