Now it’s October it seems to be fireworks season. Over the weekend there were loads going off in our neighbourhood. Mummy and daddy noticed that our local shops are selling them at ‘special rates’ and I guess instead of waiting till the Hindu festival of Diwali or Guy Fawkes Night, they’ve become impatient to let them off.
Mummy said she used to enjoy fireworks until I came along and now she dreads them. Although I don’t get too scared usually, I did get a little agitated mostly because hearing them go off stopped us from taking our evening walk, so we’ll have to make sure we go out earlier in the future, especially at the weekends.
On the plus side, I read this in our local paper:
At least that’s something to look forward to! Roll on snow, it’s way better than silly noisy fireworks.
Have you heard any fireworks in your area yet?
Yesterday mummy, daddy and I went to the beach. Mummy had planned out our journey in advance, trying to find a good sandy beach and checking the tide times so we could make the most of it. We purposely went out of season so we could avoid any dog restrictions and sunbathers. Mummy was confident that we were going to have a fab time.
But it didn’t quite go to plan. When we arrived it was so windy I nearly got blown away! And secondly the tides were high – err mummy great research there! But we did manage to find a small patch of sandy beach which connected to an area of sea surrounded by some railings, presumably for kids to play in. Although it wasn’t deep enough to swim in, I was able to wade in it safely without getting dragged out to sea.
I tried to make a few friends but no one seemed that interested in playing with me. But we had a good time all the same.
Do you ever get to go to the beach?
Yesterday mummy went to see the poppies at the Tower of London. I thought she said puppies and got really excited. I thought I was getting a baby brother or sister and my tail started to wag big time. But no, it was just poppies. Not quite as exciting.
I’m sure most of you have heard about the poppies at the Tower, but if you want to find out more, you can read about them here: http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/
Here are a few photos she took:
Mummy said it was truly an impressive site and if you live in the UK and have the opportunity to see them in the flesh (or should that be petal??) then definitely stop by, it’s a site worth seeing.
And for those of you hoping to see some puppies (like me!) this is for you:
Mummy has taken the week off to
run some errands and catch up with friends spend time with me – yay! I’m so happy, especially as daddy is off for a couple of days too.
Today we got a new fence. Our old one was falling apart and although it had a great peep hole in it for me to look into our neighbour’s garden, apparently that’s not polite. So it had to go. Once it was delivered mummy and daddy had to slot the panels in place. I wasn’t allowed to help as daddy was afraid I’d show mummy up, so mummy got to be daddy’s inept helper.
Surprisingly enough they did manage to install it and daddy only has one bruise, which isn’t bad going.
Our new one is a bit taller than the old one and I’m worried it’s going to stop me from seeing what the neighbourhood cats are up to. Perhaps I can make a ladder out of the old fence?
How do you keep an eye on what your neighbours are doing?
Today is my friend Bella’s 1st birthday. So here’s a little video of us playing together. Although I am at least twice her size I go easy on her and happily perform a few judo rolls to make her think she has the upperhand. She is a bit sneaky though and often goes for my collar and ruff, but I don’t mind, it is her birthday afterall:-)
This video also stars her daddy.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on Tuesday. I am back to full health. Still not sure what caused it but I’m all better!
Last night daddy went for a drink at the local pub with some work friends so Mummy and I walked down there with him as it’s near our park. But mummy didn’t seem to understand that I should stay with daddy and she literally dragged me home while I took every opportunity to turn back to see if he was following us. I was not impressed at all!
And I spent the rest of the evening sulking until he came home.
Do you ever sulk when your mummy or daddy go out without you?
Yesterday I had a really upset tummy and I was feeling a bit sorry for myself. Usually I have a ‘cast iron’ stomach so mummy and daddy were a bit surprised and have been trying to figure out what could’ve caused it. My tummy was wriggling around all over the place when mummy and daddy were at work. For the first time since I was a pup I got a bit desperate and had to ‘go’ in the kitchen. I felt really bad about it but couldn’t stop myself. When daddy got home he wasn’t mad cos he could see it I hadn’t been feeling well and we had lots of cuddles which made me feel a bit better.
At first I wasn’t even interested in dinner (which meant I was really feeling ill!) but when mummy and daddy had theirs I perked up and decided to eat mine afterall.
Hopefully by the morning I’ll be back to normal. I think a good rest and lots of bellyrubs will do me the world of good.
I’m really behind visiting you all, but once I feel like myself again I’ll be round to say hello.
Yep meanie mummy strikes again, she wouldn’t let me play with the peacock I met in the park. And I really really wanted to!
I’ll just sit here till you change your mind. I promise I won’t try to eat you.
Noooo don’t go!
Mummy you are so mean! That peacock and I could’ve been best friends!
Did you met a peacock today?
I was recently introduced to a new website called BerryClever. Being a dog with a big nose, I thought I’d take a look:-)
BerryClever is a recommendation site for pet owners. The idea being that you review products you’ve used and those reviews can be seen by other users. So, for example, if you are thinking about buying a Kong product you can look it up on their site and see what other people think. Or alternately if you’ve bought a product you particularly loved (or hated for that matter) you can contribute to the ever-growing knowledge source. Gradually you build up your own profile and in turn you can follow people and create lists. There is also a link to purchase products from Amazon.
The site has a slight Pinterest feel to it, but obviously more focused on pet products. And for those of you with children there is a sister site for babies too!
Here’s a couple of screenshots from the site and you can see a few comments that I’ve made:-)
They are continually adding new products and looking for new ideas and suggestions. There are also some promotional competitions taking place such as the chance to win £50 if you leave 5 or more tips on the site. I hope some of you will take a look and join in, it’s ‘berry clever:-)’