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]

September summer….

This week has been another big weather change, though funnily enough it has been glorious!! We are most definitely making the most of it! I know I keep saying it but this surely can’t last. Despite this amazingly beautiful weather, a part of me is starting to look forward to winter time now. I am Scottish after all, I kinda grave the dark and cold after a while haha!

What a morning this was, and to make it even better it Ruben’s first birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUBEN!!! We hope we made it a special day xxxx

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Ruben wondering what on earth Honda is doing hahaha!unnamed100

Wee-man Hector is not the biggest fan of the camera, but sometimes I get cracking shots of him!

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Rolly-pollies!!! As if he wasn’t cute enough!

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Hanging out on the green…Not long back this field in the Hermitage was almost always guaranteed to have someone pick-nicking on it. I’m so glad we have it to ourselves again 😉

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I was teaching Archie and Jess to jump over wooden fences and walk along benches in the woods this week, I was getting some very weird looks from folks! I have no idea why though, collies need a job and Archie is just so smart he can pick up just about anything you want to teach him. Turning the woodland walk into an obstacle course seems a perfectly logical thing for me to do! You can keep your mystified looks people!

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Through wood and over-hill…

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Winston, Winston, please come back and play with me?unnamed (92)

Winston is a dog on the go!! Here he is doing his tug-boat routine 😉

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Moo-pie xxx

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Lots of gosh-darn cute squishy goodness this week. GIVE ME ALL THE FRENCHIES PLEASE!!!! XXXXX

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Honda loves sunshine and a roll in the grass, its the simple things really 🙂

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Chocolate-Lab Friday 😀

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Little grass munchers, ‘nom, nom, nom!’ Part dog, part cow….

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Boo-bear xx

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Miss Ella showing off her curls…x1383828_477601179048210_7438368070545907732_n

A very sunny evening walk in the park to end the week…unnamed (97)

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Gus says, ‘It’s official, we need a third dog! If for nothing else than to provide Frenchie warming services!! ZZZzzzz’

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Phew, that was a fun week, definitely time for some ober, mega snuggles. Have a great weekend everyone!!

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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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Easter sunshine…

Oh my goodness what a gorgeous day out there today. Absolutely stunning blue skies and toasty warm…for Scotland haha! We are enjoying the Easter holidays as much as the kids!

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Winston the tug boat ploughing through the water for his ball!

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Honda enjoying his coat-free days now the sun has rejoined us finally!

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An Ewok and a Walrus..

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Cooling off…

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Louis and Molly enjoying some wrestling on the hill…

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Wee-man Hector getting in on the action!

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Raaar!!! Gus takes on the Crock-o-Dog!

 

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Happy faces all round!

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White Fluffy Clouds…

YES YES YES to sunshine!! Blue skies and white fluffy clouds, get in!! So nice to come home and not need to strip off my sodding clothes at the front door haha. It’s definitely colder, but I will happily take chilly sunshine over muggy pouring rain!

It was the ‘working’ crew this afternoon. These guys have some energy about them! You have to be fit and active to keep them entertained. Lots of balls game, ‘seek’, swimming, cuddles, sitting and waiting for photos (then rewarded), the whole caboodle basically 🙂 I think I accomplished my goal well, by the end of the walk I had five nackard panting doggies and one very sleepy little Bichon.

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Run, run, run, run , run…..

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More running!!

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Louis sitting for a photo, very hansom chap!

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Jess laps all the other dogs easily, no wonder she would rather lie down than sit for her photo! Don’t let her fool you though, she could easily do at least another 10/15 miles on top of our walk I reckon! Little word of advice for getting a dog, if you don’t like walking/running/hill climbing or working on a farm…don’t get a Collie! Jess’s parents are professional runners, if that gives you any indication of the kind of commitment to exercise these dogs need. She is in the perfect home 🙂

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Yup yup, more photos please, I’m so pretty!

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Hugo has the best expressions, they just crack me up!

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Murphy stopping to take in some rays, ahh….heaven.

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This is what a Louis kiss looks like 😀

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And a Kobi kiss! I’ve never been so popular with boys haha!

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Working Cocker’s together, they could be brothers!

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Not a grey cloud on the horizon, that’s what we like. More of the same please Scotland!

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