Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saffron Duvalier

Another week, another doogy guest. Let me introduce Saffy, or as I quickly named her, Saffron Duvalier.

Saffy is a six-month old cocker spaniel with a gorgeous personality to match her looks. She stayed with me three nights over this past weekend, and I loved every second of it!

She got on very well with Ellie who seemed to take very well to her too. Talking of Ellie, we're having quite a lot of snowfall here in the UK at present and, like most dogs, Ellie loves the snow! I shall try to grab some photos before it vanishes again.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've had a baby...

Firstly, I have to mention my lack of updates again. Alas, the will is strong, but the time is lacking of late. My hope is that now the winter months are with us, I will have more time for tricks, photos, and stories of Ellie and our boarding guests.

However, let me tell you about my guest this weekend, Baby. She's a twelve-week old Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund cross). Naturally, I had to grab my camera.

Everything was right about this boarding. The owners were just some of the nicest, most down to earth, and friendly people I've ever met, and clearly genuine dog-lovers. I haven't met people as nice as these since I first met Max and Becky. The dogs, of course, always make boarding a reward, but when you gel with the owners too, that just makes it all the more pleasant for everyone.

Their dog, Baby, well, gorgeous isn't the word. I just adored every second of boarding her, even when she decided to cling to the bottom of my trouser leg as I walked around. Utterly, utterly gorgeous, and she looked even more so being carried around the field in my jacket.

Ellie, well, she's doing just fine. She continues to get better and better with the parade of dogs that come through our home. She's still a naturally jealous creature of course, but that's to be expected as she is used to having me to herself for much of the time. There are no new tricks to report but I can feel the urge to teach new ones biting at my backside.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Eddie the Babe Magnet

Some dogs steal your socks, while others steal your heart. Eddie (or Edward Woodward as I call him), does both!

You know how you see some dogs and just instantly fall in love with them? Eddie is one such dog. The pictures don't do him justice but he is a lovely honey coloured puppy, has crimped-looking hair on his head, ears to die for, and seriously, the most cute paws you will ever see on a dog. And to top it off, he spends as much time as possible pottering around on his back legs as though he thinks he is human.

I've just had the pleasure of boarding Eddie for a sixteen night stay. It's funny, when I walk my own dog, Ellie, nobody even seems to notice me with my plain mostly black dog walking dutifully beside me. But when they see Eddie enthusiastically thrusting forward, oh yes, then they want to know me!

Now, I know I know, the picture to the left looks a little, how can I say, rude? But that's Eddie - happy to parade himself around for all to see. In fact, he seems quite proud of his equipment! And come on, it's a funny picture!

In other news, not that I dare to imagine your lives are affected by whether I post to this blog or not, but I do feel a little guilty for not posting as frequently of late. All I can say in my defence is that the summer months are always my most busy and so the blog sometimes has to take a back seat. Please be assured that it will never be deserted.

Oh yes, my own dog, Ellie... She's doing fine and has been enjoying the summer walks, though I've also been trekking around the Peak District without her. Much to her dismay, I'm sure.

P.S. I see from the dog blogs that I follow, I'm not the only one who hasn't posted much lately. That's dogs for you - all the best shows and events are in the Summer.