Shocked my mum

Shocked my mum just now by turning back on our walk.  Ran for the ball a couple of times in the park but it’s so grey, wet and miserable even I didn’t want to be out in it.  Says she’s never seen me do that before.

img_8070Now I’m tucked up nice and warm in my bed wearing my SurfDog* robe, a clean towel under me and the radiator full blast.

Marley, however, has been in-out, in-out all morning and actually caught a mouse before 9am!  He’s soaking wet and won’t be dried.

Expect he’ll inveigle himself onto my mum’s knee to dry off; she hates that, the cold wet paws and tummy.

I’m a good boy, love being towelled and adore getting toasty in my tailored Aussie robe.

*   http://www.surfdoguk.com/

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What a bummer!

Having a wonderful outdoor romp at the weekend with my Irish mum then, oops, somehow there’s a big pink blob of bubblegum on my bum, complete with wrapper.  She berates me, tries to get it off, fails so says she’ll sort it when we get home.  Being a no nonsense kind of girl, she doesn’t google to find a non-invasive remedy*, but gets the scissors out real quick and chops a great chunk of fur from my bum.

Come today: she returns me to my mum (who is still alseep in bed) and leaves a card detailing my activities this morning – been to the park, been to the shops, been fed.  Duh, I can usually play dumb and get another breakfast when my mum comes down.  What a bummer!

* Apparently rubbing peanut butter or cooking oil into bubblegum or chewing gum will help get it off furry surfaces. http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Chewing-Gum-from-a-Dog’s-Hair

A full day

We’ve had a really busy day, me and my mum.  A fabulous morning being petted by my mum’s friends in our favourite coffee shop (with a few sneaky bits of bacon passed under the table) then to the vet this afternoon for booster shots.  I got my second petting session of the day from the lovely young vet who put me so at ease that I barely felt the needle go in.  But when she told me I weighed 45 kilos I thought maybe I should have said no to the bacon.

By all accounts the madam, Cleo, behaved herself and passed her check-up with flying colours.  She made an awful racket in the car on the way there but was calmer afterwards – obviously knew we were on the way home.

Relaxing under the café table.

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New pawtraits

Made to perform today so that my mum could try out her new camera in pawtrait mode.  Right up close and personal for some of them.  I couldn’t really complain because we had a wonderful romp on the playing fields this morning: some fantastic smells to root among the autumn leaves which have fallen in great swathes.  I love autumn, my favourite thing.

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