Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A dash with my brother and some local doods

While on my hols we met up with some friends for a wander through the woods. I am looking forward to some muddy walks in the months to come.

Finn, Didi, Archie and Betty

Teddy and Caspian leaping for a treat

Yes, we sniffed out the water

We have discovered a new beach!

L and C took me to investigate the beach between Goring-by-sea and Ferring and it was lovely. I met lots of different dogs and had a run along the pebbles with Poppy the springer spaniel.

No more pocket money for me...

I just couldn't resist the allure of L's rubber flip flop (alas they were her favourite ones). They were just there saying 'go on, have a little chew, you know you want to!'

This was the end result...

Also I was a bit bored the other night and thought I would see what I could siphon in to my crate. When C came down in the morning I had an impressive stash of:
  • L's waterproof jacket (including a rip to the front and back) - that took me a while to get it all inside the crate, phew!
  • My collar (now with a chewed buckle that won't close)
  • My lead (still intact)

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

L and C took me doodle dashing on Mersea Island with some Essex doods and as the tide was out there was plently of mud about.

Me and Wispa checking out the pillbox

Louie (with mud socks) demonstrating his famous 'beg' trick

A quick dip to clean the mud off before we go in it again on the way back

After a quick clean off and a rub down we headed to L's aunt LC's for Sunday lunch. It was brilliant - every time LC disapeared she came back with a piece of chicken or beef for me (better than that dried stuff I usually get). I then helped myself to a homemade short bread biscuit for desert. A paw-fect day!

A bracing walk at Lee-on-the-Solent

We went to visit C's parents and all went for a walk along the seafront. It was a very, very blustery day and there were big waves, but I braved it for a quick dip.

We then headed for a pub lunch at The Jolly Sailor where apparently Howard's Way was filmed a long time ago. Never heard of it myself...

Pick Your Own

I have discovered a great snack while out on my afternoon walks - pick your own blackberries. Of course I just take the juciest, tastiest ones.

Selecting the perfect one...

In I go...

Monday, 9 August 2010

I am exhausted after such a brilliant weekend!

L & C had friends to visit for the weekend and so I thought why should they have all the fun and went to stay at CG's house. CG takes me for occasional walks and it is always great fun, but this was the first time I had been to stay overnight.

L & C dropped me off on Saturday morning and I ran in to the house to find my goldendoodle mates Didi and Archie, two choccie labradoodles, a springer, a bishon frise and Pip (not sure what mix Pip is?!)

We were soon running around the garden and L & C were quickly forgotten (sorry!). We all headed out for a walk on the South Downs and met some moody sheep we quickly retreated from - they definately didn't want to play. Archie then found a nice fresh cow pat to have a roll in so he was no longer a cream coloured dood!

We spent the rest of the day playing and sleeping and Archie gave my ears a nice clean and brush up (cleaning other dog's ears is his 'thing' - frankly he does such a good job he should start charging for it!).

L & C came back the next morning and I didn't want to leave - I can't wait to go again!

Monday, 2 August 2010

..and then she was flying through the air!

L, C and I went for an early evening walk yesterday and there were sooo many dogs to meet and play with.

About half way round the walk I stopped to meet a dog and L and C carried on walking. They called me and of course I went running back to them as I am a good boy. The next thing I know L and I are crumpled up on the ground! I’m not sure what happened, but somehow I ran into the back of L’s legs, sent her flying, she landed on me and I squeeled really loudly. Luckily we were both fine. C was doubled over laughing and then L joined in, so I knew I wasn’t in trouble, phew!

I’m not sure how it happened, but it certainly turned into an eventful walk!