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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Springing Spring…

One weekend of sunshine, one week of showers and BAM!! The forests burst into life before our very eyes!! Check out all the new greenery, it is looking pretty lush out there and we are loving it! Winter is falling behind us…

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Hugo’s new haircut is looking lush too! What a great job the ladies at Christines Dog Grooming parlour did. How dapper does our pup look 😀 (http://www.christinesdogparlour.co.uk/)

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Smudge at his happiest! Being chased with the ball firmly in his grasp!!

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Poor Mr Honda has pulled out his dewclaw, it did not dampen his spirits today though! After a few whimpery complaints at me this morning (mostly showing me his poorly paw looking for sympathy and treats!) he was then up for the walk with not a single other sign of being at all effected by his bandage!

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Mossy log photos!

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I LOVE this photo! Look at them all looking at Gus like, ‘Dude…What the hell are you doing?’

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‘Oh yeah, I love to roll about, oh yeah…’

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Gus, Molly is about to jump on you…I can see it building in her mind! I know my girl well!

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Pretty posers!

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All my ducks in a row 😀

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Quick dip!

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Isn’t that the gosh darn cutest face!!

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Maud demonstrating her great ‘greeting’ skills with little Archie, one of our friends on Corstorphine Hill…

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Happy tuckered out terrier…with three walks under our belt today we are SO ready for some sofa time!!!

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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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More rain…and ‘The Dude’

Spoke too soon at the weekend, boy did we get wet today!! And muddy, no I mean seriously muddy!! I had to take Winston and Rocket-Dog swimming after the second walk as they were so muddy I couldn’t see how I would even get them from my front door to the bath tub without leaving a trail black sludge behind us!

This is little Murphy folks (say ‘Hi’) who is with us for just four short days. There is no other way to say this, Murphy is ‘The Dude’! He is literally the coolest little dog. Sat shotgun with me, slotted right in with the pack cool as a cucumber, off lead straight away, speaks perfect English….Not a dog, a wee-man in a dog suit.

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Check out the swagger…

‘Bad boys, bad boys, what ya gonna do, what ya gonna do, when they come for you, bad boys,bad boys…’

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I am very happy to finally be able to introduce Tillie! Tillie will be joining us every couple of weekends when her Mum has to work. She is a delight, four stone of sweetness, my goodness I love Bulldogs!!! I simply cannot wait for her to meet Maud-monster!!

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Raar!! Tillie incoming!!

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Get this Gus..and then the guy said, ‘Aren’t Bulldogs supposed to be dangerous?’

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Kiss me quick! 😀

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The magnificent Flying-Frenchie! P1210826
Ruben and Rocket-Dog playing chase, Ruben so happy to have another youngster who will run around daft with him!
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Already soaked, now just need to add some mud!
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Actually we have changed our minds, we are not wet enough…

…that’s ok, this GIANT puddle should do the trick!

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Snuggles and jumpers at home. 🙂
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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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