Cute portrait day…

The weather was gorgeous again today, and we took full advantage πŸ™‚ We met loads of lovely doggies and owners at The Dell and everyone had a good romp, swim and sniff!

I also managed to get quiet a few lovely portraits today πŸ™‚ I have grouped them together at the bottom of this post! Enjoy folks πŸ˜€

Group paddle…

 

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Maud and Winston play snatchy face…

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Hamish is not above getting his paws wet!

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And now for the portraits!

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One more for luck…

It is once in a blue moon that I take six dogs instead of the five out with me on a walk, but as I know this crew like the back of my hand and trust them completely I knew it would be hugely beneficial for Blue to have a pack walk with them all and experience the company of calm balanced adult doggies. We had a great walk!

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Blue rampaging… πŸ˜‰

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The six water dogs… πŸ™‚

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Hugo and Blue…

We have Β two new friends this week, Hugo and Blue. Hugo very much enjoyed running around with my two on Saturday and was more than content to be anywhere, so long as it was right beside John and I haha πŸ˜‰ We look forward to seeing him again soon πŸ™‚

Blue is with us for the week. He has settled very well though as a seven (and a 1/2!) month old this big lad does come with some challenges! So far we have concurred his anxiety about the car which is super fantastic. When I picked him up on Sunday he would drag on the lead, pulling away from the car and when actually in the car would pace and shake. So we spent the day on Sunday working on that and only three days later he hops in the back no bother, sits or lies down calm and relaxed, and Β also now waits patiently when I open the boot until he is invited out. What a clever boy! This afternoon he was sound asleep in the boot with Molly, I am so happy he has realized that the car is a safe place with a nice walk usually at the end of it!

We still have bits and pieces to straighten out (walking on the lead is improving everyday after the initial sled dog pulling….) but as the week progresses Blue is proving he has the intelligence and the willingness to learn, if a little pig-headed at times! He is certainly reminding me of a certain squishy Gus in his adolescence…..I am working on my saint like patience again! Teenagers…..

Hugo and his awesome hair!

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Enjoying the sunshine on Saturday evening….

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Hmm…whats in here?

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In bed with ALL the blankets hehe!

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Action shot of Blue in the woods:)

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Molly, Blue, Hamish and Hector having a good sniff around…

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These faces say it all, biscuit pleeeeeeease!

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All tuckered out after a day of walking and socializing πŸ™‚ Ready for another walk Blue?

…no answer….

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