Hoping for Spring…

We have had some lovely weather over the last few weeks, shh, don’t scare it away! I have to admit though we are all very much hoping this is a break through for the Spring season so we can finally say good by to the horizontal rain and sleet. We still LOVE walking in our beloved city’s open spaces, but not a single pup or two-legger could deny that a little sunshine goes a long way to making our adventures more enjoyable. Come on Spring! We are ready for you!

Check out these beautiful blue skies! P.s. Don’t be fooled its still freezing! Gloves and hats required but hey, its not raining!!!

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Two truly wonderful models in the form of Gus and Moomoo. All that adorable squishy goodness!IMG_5140[1]IMG_5141[1]

This lovely shot of the crew and Arthur’s Seat ruined by my shadow photo bombing haha!IMG_5413[1]

Ruben and baby Bramble continue to be inseparable. Their antics are hysterical and endearing all at the same time.  IMG_5451[1]

Crazy face competition. IMG_5452[1]IMG_5453[1]

Dogs in a row…IMG_5498[1]

Can you spot Ruben? His tiger-brindle coat is doing its job here! He is no more than four feet in front of me and all but disappears! Amazing…IMG_5499[1]IMG_5500[1]

My beautiful lady…is in serious need of a mother-daughter spa day. This girlie needs a hair cut and a bath pronto!:DIMG_5501[1]

Gus falling asleep sitting up after the morning walk. Its such a hard life aye munchkin?IMG_5502[1]IMG_4853[1]

So much cheeky-monkey in one photo! These lads would keep anyone on their toes 😉 They are so much fun to work with. IMG_4852[1]IMG_4851[1]

Oh no….they found a plunge pool! Queuing up for a mud bath!IMG_4849[1]

We love Bramble…IMG_4850[1]IMG_4848[1]

We just can’t get enough of these gorgeous mornings… IMG_4846[1]

A little bit of winter still remains up in the Pentlands. Miss Bramble was very bewildered by this snow man in the woods! I had to go up with her to show her there was nothing to be afraid of, and then she nicked his arm! Poor snowman hahaha!

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After all our outdoor adventures nothing in this world can beat cozying up and napping with my dogs. This is Molly and I’s traditional sleeping position. Sleeping alongside your dogs is not only a fantastic bonding experience, but it is also extremely soothing and the best stress reliever for you and your dogs. Gus by the way sleeps curled up behind my knees, so I have a hot water bottle AND a teddy bear! Bliss….ZZZZzzzzzIMG_4688[1]

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Internet Free Zone…

Well hello strangers! I am afraid due to a misunderstanding with my existing internet company we have been without internet for oh, quite a long time now!! So sadly once again we are very much behind in our photographs and blogging, seasons behind in fact! I will start back tracking, so it may be slightly confusing as to begin with we will still be going over some summer photos first! We are VERY much missing the summer weather right now, its FREEEEEEEEZING in Edinburgh now. However we will get to that soon enough. For now lets reminisces about some lighter, milder days gone by…

To start us off, one of the sweetest faces going, Mr Archie…SO much LOVE for this boy!

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Gus still loves Archie too, bro’s.IMG_1102[1]

We have a newbie!!! Meet darling Bramble the baby Airedale! We LOOOOOOOVE her and want to steal her. Pretty much every time I speak with her parents I ask if I can adopt her 🙂 We do love an Airedale!

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Puppy!!!IMG_1302[1]IMG_1331[1]

Baby Airedale and adult Airedale…IMG_1373[1]

The happy couple, still very much in love!IMG_1101[1]

My darling darling girl, word cannot describe how much I love my girl. IMG_1413[1]

You know I love a group shot! Look at baby Brambles cute puppy face! Didn’t take her too long to learn how to pose for these.IMG_1580[1]

Sigh…I am very much missing these blue skies and warm days! Love how Molly was distracted in this haha!IMG_1124[1]

We always miss the summer wild flowers and look forward to seeing them every year! IMG_1576[1]

All the bulldogs! And wonderful Archie and Jessie of course! Perfect team!IMG_1371[1]IMG_1578[1]

Gus is always such a poser, he lives for it! IMG_1416[1]

Yup….major poser. IMG_1205[1]IMG_1577[1]IMG_1579[1]

Bramble and Ruben very quickly became best pals. The have a proper love affair going on now! Bramble becomes so excited when we reach Rubens house, she knows when we are picking up her beau! Ahh, young love…IMG_1372[1]

Baby Bramble enjoying a roll in the long grass…IMG_1821[1]

All this lushness…its all gone now sadly, but we do love seasons. IMG_1575[1]

 

Chasing Tails part II…..

Oh my goodness we might actually have caught up on all our photographs from the last few weeks!! Imagine that! Just remember folks if you want to see the daily photo posts please feel free to follow us on Instagram at ‘andreajackalleg’ or search for #fourseasonsdogwalkingedinburgh on instagram and we will come up!

Molly (or Blondie as I like to call her 😀 ) loves climbing, running and in general having winding all her boy-toys up haha! She loves a good game of chase or wrestle and the boys are more than happy to oblige!

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Trying to distract Louis from playing with the ball! “Chase me instead Louis!”

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Having a fantastic wrestling game with Archie and Smudge. So cute!

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Timbre!!!

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The forests are looking spectacular right now, explosions of colour everywhere.  Autumn is a beautiful time of year, sigh…unnamed (65)

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The gang at Squirrel Alley…

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AHHHHH!!! THERE IS A WOLVERINE IN THE WOODS!!!

Oh wait, its just Olly playing with a stick hehehe 😀 unnamed (48)

I love this photo, Ella and Ruben look like they are having a good old gossip 😀

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Spaniels and their heart melting eyes…they could get away with murder 😉

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Follow the leader!

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My little Ewoks need a fringe trim teehee 😉

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Honda paddling even in this weather! He is as gentle and wonderful as always xx

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Baby Giorge is fast loosing his puppish looks, he will be a big-boy before we know it!

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Poor Colin cut his pad on one of our walks last week and needed stitches 😦 Until he was all healed up we have been visiting him at home, which he was not so impressed with I have to say! On his mini walk around the block (with a waterproof boote on to protect his bandage) the tough wee lad kept trying to drag me to my car!  “Why aren’t we going walking?! I’m totally fine!!” Major guilt trip!! But needs must I’m afraid!! I’m slightly redeemed in his eyes by bringing cheese slices and beef twists! ‘Hmpf, well if that’s the best you can do Auntie Andie…I suppose your forgiven…maybe.”

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Louis, I think its super flattering that you only have eyes for me…but do you ever wonder why the others are pretty good at ambushing you? Lmao!!

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Woohoo!!! We did it!! Thats us all caught up folks. Time for bed, where we dream of tomorrows adventures with all our beloved friends xxx

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Happy to be back!

Well we had a fantastic time away, but it was fantastic to come back to work too!! We missed all our friends on four paws, and judging from the amazing welcome we got they missed us too!

Poor Mr Honda has a sore leg, but has been in good spirits and is slowly recovering. Woop, woop! We have been taking it easy on lead walks and resting too. It has been very warm this week, Indian summer! So we have all been enjoying little stops along the way for drinks and cooling down.

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A very sunny afternoon on Craiglockhart Hill, every time I walk up here with the dogs I am sad that Edinburgh Council have sold the nature reserve and university buildings for development. Its a crime….

Wee-man Hector chasing Ruben and Louis!

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I really hope whatever company has bought these makes a good job of converting them, it would be a tragedy otherwise. unnamed (46)

Happy happy trails, I love this sight 😀

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It has been very warm this week as I said, but we have also had some very very foggy mornings too! When the fog burns off we have been left with blazing sunshine and cloudless skies. I could definitely get used to this weather! Autumn is on its way…

Molly and the gang walking at the edge of the world!

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Pretty spider webs in the morning dew…

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Murphy, Smudge and Hugo, ‘Throw the ball Auntie Andie!!’

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A happy Irish Terrier in the morning sun…

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Maud-monster has been in the puddles 😀

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Knackard after the walk, ‘Can’t keep….eyes….open….ZZZZzzzzz.’

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Ruben out with the chocolate labs and sunning himself in the afternoon sun enjoying the view.

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Looking out over Arthur’s Seat…

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We are all very much enjoying our luxury new ride, whoop whoop, traveling in style! After starting out the week in tragedy (some horrible person smashing my back window then driving off and leaving me without so much as a note!) we are now all settled in and I have to say super impressed with the custom dog-guard and boot divider. The spacious Volvo, who we have named ‘Zeus’ 😉 , has also been kitted out to perfection with a back seat dog-hammock and brand new doggie seat belts throughout! Oh yeah, pimpin puppy wagon….

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Giorge taking five in the shade…

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The loving couple 😉 So funny, they always pose the same way!!

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A beautiful morning in Colington Dell.

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It’s been a fabulous first week back, Gus’s Friday face says it all!!

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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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