Week 74 - 76
Friday October 8th
It was a packing day today. This time we are both going on holiday but not apparently together. Mum is going away with Helen on a cruise to the Panama Canal and I am going to stay with Jennie, Paul and Scott.
This afternoon off we went to Barton le Clay. I was pleased to see a whole cool bag of sausages and cooked meats being packed with plenty of treats. I am not sure why she always insists on taking boring biscuits because I rarely eat them. Well, there seems to be enough supplies for a couple of weeks so I am just going to enjoy myself.
Hopefully I will get to sleep with Scott again on this holiday like I did the last time I stayed here. At home I have to sleep on my bed on the landing and bark every morning to be let into mum’s room. Sleeping curled up with someone in a bed is so much better, so much more friendly, you can give them a kiss when you wake up in the middle of the night and there’s plenty of room to stretch out when you want to change position. I really must convince mum of the benefits of me sharing her bed.
Well I arrived at Jennie’s. I remember being here before but I still had to have a good look around. I like the garden with its strange animals. I’d forgotten about Hettie, Heidi & Helga, the chickens! I pretended at first not to remember them but then I quite enjoyed spooking them! They make this really strange noise and jump around. If I do a really good job they run & hide in their house. It’s so funny! Jennie took me on a walk around the village – lots of lovely things to sniff. The boy that lives here, Scott, has a girlfriend now, Lydia. I like Lydia she made a good fuss of me. I slept in the front room in my bed & was a very good boy.
Saturday 9th Oct
Wednesday 13th October
I was in the dog house this morning. I did a wee in Scott’s bedroom. I don’t know why I just did. Jennie wasn’t very happy with me. Scott said he won’t let me sleep with him anymore…………I’M SORRY. I decided I’d better be a very good boy today & maybe then Scott would let me sleep with him again. He did………….I’m so lucky.
Thursday 14th October
I got caught eating the cat food today! Holly never eats it all so I thought I’d help her out a bit. Actually it’s nicer than my biscuits I think I might keep this one up. Jennie said she wondered why I didn’t eat all my own biscuits. This afternoon they caught Holly eating my food so she’s not going hungry! Two good walks again today.
Friday 15th October
Jennie home again all day today so we went on another long walk up to Barton Hills. I love it up there but we kept away from the horses this time. We spent the rest of the day in a nice warm house, in front of the fire.
Saturday 16th October
Paul took me out for a quick spin this morning as Scott had to go to work & Jennie had to take him. It was nice walking with Paul he took me on a very different tour of the village. Lots of lovely new smells. Then they all went out & left me for a while but when they got home Jennie & Paul took me on a very long walk up the Hills again. It was great. I sort of now my way around now which is good. They don’t let me off my lead though, as I’m not very good at coming back. Not even for a biscuit! Spent another evening in front of the fire. Scott went out this afternoon & didn’t come home at bedtime & I wasn’t allowed to sleep on his bed so I had my own bed in the front room again tonight. Not as good as sleeping with Scott.
Sunday 17th October
Well Jennie & Paul are obviously enjoying this walking lark as we went off on another long one this morning. Apparently we walked up to & around Sharpenhoe Clappers. It was great as they let me off the lead today. Mind you I couldn’t really dart off anywhere so they must have thought it was safe for me. We met 3 King Charles Spaniels. They weren’t very friendly & neither were their owners. Jennie collected loads of things off the floor…………don’t know what for. We were out for hours & it was a beautiful sunny morning. We saw a deer! I like it here. I spent the afternoon in the garden with Paul as he was doing something for the chicken run but I enjoy it in the garden. Every now & then when they are not looking I spooked the chickens…………..it’s very funny…………well I think it is I’m not sure that the chicken do though.
Monday 18th October
Not a lot doing day. We did the usual walks around the village & everyone went to work. A very uneventful day after such a busy weekend. Oh I did find Scott’s shin pads today & rip them to shreds! Well I enjoyed doing it but I don’t think Scott was very impressed.
Tuesday 19th October
Another boring day today. Scott took me for another run this evening. Not sure I like this running lark …….too much like hard work & I can’t sniff everything.
Thursday 21st October
Everyone was out really early today. Jennie & I had a very early walk before she went out. It was a very frosty morning. My paws got very cold. I met the two collies properly this morning. I usually see them from the other side of the road but we said a proper hello today. Scott was the last one out of the house today & he didn’t put the cat out which he should have! Jennie wasn’t out for long this morning then she spent the rest of the day at home with me. She did some hovering…………I don’t like their hoover much but she insisted on following me around the house with it! Eventually I went & curled up on mine & Scott’s bed with Holly. She & I are great mates now & curl up next to each other all the time. She doesn’t like me sniffing her bum much though…….must be a cat thing! I do like to chase her though when she runs off.
Friday 22nd October
Jennie & I had a lovely walk around the village this morning. I made another new friend, Alfie. He’s much bigger than me & is 2 years old & very playful. We had fun. I’ve mad so many new friends here. Jennie was home today. She cleaned the chickens out again but she didn’t let me near the bag of sawdust today. I can’t imagine why I had such fun with it last week. Scott took me out for a run this evening. It’s a bit difficult to run & sniff at everything but I gave it a good try. They had a lovely fire again this evening. Of course I took up the prime location…………..right in front of it.
Saturday 23rd October
Well what have I done today? Jennie let me out for my early morning wee & Holly was under the caravan. I decided that if she wouldn’t come out & play with me then I would have to crawl underneath to say good morning. Trouble was that by the time I got under there she was out, in the house & on mine & Scott’s bed….the cheek of it! Wasn’t as cold outside today so spent a lot of time in the garden wrecking the plant pots………….great game made a lovely mess with all the soil. Paul let the chickens have a run around in the garden today & I watched & barked from the lounge window. I just wanted to go out & play with them but I wasn’t allowed L
Sunday 24th October
Another beautiful sunny morning today so Jennie, Paul & I went on another really long walk. We started off gently across the fields. We saw loads of pheasants. They let me off my lead here it was wonderful. We then walked up a really steep hill to the Clappers again. We met loads of people & other dogs & went absolutely mental running around all over the place……………great. I think we were out for a good couple of hours. When we got back Paul & I went for a nice long sleep together. Paul then got up to watch the Grand Prix. Scott went out this afternoon without me L How dare he.
Tuesday 26th October
All my belongings were being packed up again, I was on the move, Jennie and Scott and I all got in the car and off we went, some time later I started getting excited, I knew where I was, I was home.
Mum was there waiting for me, it was so good to see her, I sensed that she had missed me, I can understand that.
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