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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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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Ruben, King of the mountain!P1210838 P1210840  P1210845 P1210847
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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Need for Speed…

Some days you just get the feeling its a lucky day for taking good photos. When that happens I take LOADS! hehe…

Hugo is all healed and returned to us today for his first walk with the group in two weeks. His mum did warn us prior to picking him up that our resident ‘Rocket-Dog’ is probably going to be turbo charged!!! Hmmm, I dunno…looking at that ever so slightly hyper expression before the walk… ‘What do you think Hugo?’

‘Well Auntie Andie, I FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!’

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RAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!! RUNNING!!!! I LOVE RUNNING!!!

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WEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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MORE RUNNING!!!!

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Half an hour later (no joke!) ‘Pant, pant,pant…. ‘

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‘Ok, I feel normal again now.’

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Murphy and Ella posing for treats…

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Honda and his buddy Smudge. Considering Honda kinda wanted to eat Smudge at first (‘He’s one of those curly-haired rabbits right?’) these guys have come a long way and are great pals. Trust and friendship between dogs, exactly as it does with people, just takes time. The one major difference is that dogs hardly ever hold a grudge.

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An afternoon of Bulldogs and Terriers… and one baby Boxer 😉

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My wonderful Frenchie duo xXXxx

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LOVE this photo, so happy I managed to snap it!

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Kobi and Ruben’s friendship is coming along brilliantly. It gives me such joy to watch a relationship between dogs develop and blossom over time. What makes it so funny is that they are VERY similar personality wise, yet Ruben is about a year behind Kobi in doggie manners! I have to laugh as the stuff Ruben does which Kobi finds annoying (barking to get him to play, ‘paw-punching’ etc) , is exactly what he used to do to other dogs when he was younger! The shoe is on the other foot now hehe  😉
Ruben is all about Kobi on the walk, he is like a little brother desperate to please so that he is included in the game! There are four other dogs on the walk and yet Ruben instinctively knows that Kobi is the energy he wants to be around most. From my point of view I am delighted that Ruben has chosen Kobi as his mentor, Kobi is one bomb-proof Frenchie! Perfect recall, perfect with all dogs he meets, perfect with all people. He has any more great attributes and is just in general is a brilliant dog for Ruben to learn from. With help and guidance Ruben is slowly but surely getting there and it shows through clearly on days like today when Kobi spends more time playing chase and ball games with Ruben, making him one happy puppy.

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Gus and Wee-man have only one thing on their minds, TREATS!!! P1210724P1210726P1210727

Maud photo bombing hehehe…

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Happy walk, happy dogs, happy me…

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Bring on the sun…

Catch up from the weekend…

Molly and Elvis enjoying the woods on a Sunday morning.

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More sunshine today and lots of ball games…

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How handsome is Ruben becoming! Starting to loose his baby face, just a wee bit. Still a ways to go though, its great seeing him grow and mature.

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Check out Winston’s epic skid mark, yes it was worth it, he got the ball! It was honestly like six foot long, so worth a photo. Booboo was so proud!

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BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL…..

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Gus having a little maddy with his tongue out…

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They always manage to find the only puddle in the field to wade in….I’m telling you its a crazy skill my munchkins have…

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Pretty girl…

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Molly and Maud-Monster playing chase. Maud is one healthy Bulldog keeping up with a Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel, makes me so happy to see. Every Bulldog should be able to run, exercise and play like this. I love the breed, but hate seeing the ones that cannot walk far or run because they are too heavy, short legged or have breathing problems (amongst other hereditary issues) . Maud is one of the best examples I have ever seen, she may never be a fly-ball champion but she is most definitely happy and healthy. Her breeder should get a medal.

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Muchos fun being had all round!

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Maud sandwich…

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Louis wades in…

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Raaar!! 😀

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Sunshine is awesome, keep it coming please!!

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Stopped pad emergency…

 

 

Well what a day we had! We had ourselves a little emergency vet visit, the lovely Hugo tore off his stopped pad tearing through the undergrowth, OUCH! He was an exceptionally brave boy, right up until he had it bandaged, and then oh boy did he sulk!! Evil leg contraption, why have you done this to me?!? Poor boy will be out of commissioned until it’s all healed. Rest up lovely boy xXx

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Down at the river today, we had a feeling of being watched!

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This morning it was too wet for photos so I grabbed a quick few snaps back at the car. This is pre Hugo’s vet trip, he was not even showing that he was bothered by his flesh wound. Still munching treats from myself. Hard core pup!

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What stopper pad? I don’t know what you’re talking about, give me another cookie 😉

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After our detour to the vets (during which Hugo’s pals were very well-behaved patient boys and girls) we headed up to the hill where the sun was ready to meet us! P1210460P1210463

We met Gus today, as in Gus the Great Dane! One very large doggie! As you can see Maud and Molly were super intimidated….not.

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A beautiful day in the woods…

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