Well, after a week of small walks and a distinct lack of anything exciting,
my paw is nearly healed. It's been very boring though, and I am so full of energy
I am like a coiled spring - those pheasants had better watch out on Saturday!
a wounded soldier! I got a cut in my pad yesterday - the blood was everywhere
and I couldn't stand it being touched. Mummy had to bathe it in warm salty water
to clean in, then whack a load of Aloe gelly on it and then bandage it. I tried
to be brave but it didn't half hurt - after I'd got patched up I lay on the sofa
with my poorly pud on display just in case anyone forgot I was in need of special
treatment. I must admit that Mum is a great nurse though because it felt much
better today and is healing nicely - I even let her examine it more closely to
check there was nothing nasty still in there. Hope it's all better by Saturday
because we're supposed to be going shooting.
have discovered a new delicacy which I think could make me a rich dog - Mummys
toes. They just taste great - mind you, perhaps I should keep schtum about them
or else you'll all want some - and she's only got 10. Daddy informed her that
Spaniels have the ability to taste Cancer and that her toes will probably drop
off - but then he had been to the pub and was bumping into tables.
You definitely get some very strange people out there in the world. Mummy
found a website today which listed all the foodstuffs which are dangerous to dogs
- and guess what was first on the list...alcohol. Apparently if you give your
dog alcohol it can make them unsteady on their feet which can end in damage -
such as stumbling around the living room and bumping into the table - I mean -
do they think us working cocker spaniels are stupid or something - Daddy proves
that fact daily so I hardly need to find out via the internet!
I was so exhausted yesterday after running about with Winnie that by the
time Mummy got home, via her hairdressers, I was far too cosy and sleepy in the
back seat, and she had to lift me out the car! I could get used to this star treatment.
you, there has to be some compensations to my privacy invasions - ever since Mummy
got that new camera I get not a moments peace. Take the other day for example
- there I was fast asleep having a nice little dream about squirrels when 'Flash'
- Mummy took this picture. She said that my pokey out tongue and rolling eyes
were too cute to resist.
the most of the sunshine this weekend and spent Saturday in the park with Lou
and Kristen, and then Sunday at the craft fair at Castle Coombe. Mummy is really
getting the hang of her new camera and got some great action shots of me leaping
about trying to impress these two lady spaniels who were also in the park.
of a sad day today though as Winnie-Woo-Tang and Sadie are emigrating to Spain,
so this afternoon we are having a last romp around the Arboritum together. I know
Winnie is mad as a March Hare but I kinda like her - probably because she has
never tried to eat me!
Back home at last after our mercy trip to Chichester - Grandma is going
to be fine, but needs to try to find some interests. Mummy suggested belly dancing,
'cos Grandma already has a wobbly belly so she's half way there already.
took me for a long romp this morning to make up for the short walks we've been
having - and I caught a pheasie-wezzie. Stupid thing was so fat it couldn't get
off the ground! Still - I'm sure it would rather that than being run over by a
car or shot, so I did it a favour really.
Great weekend - we looked after Chloe and Sophie on Saturday over at Aunty
Joyce's house. She was off to Cheltenham races for the day and won loadsa money
and had a great time. We lit the fire and curled up on the sofa all day watching
movies - just what the doctor ordered for Mummy - who is still full of cold, and
getting quite fed up about it now.
to Chichester for a few days to take Grandma to the doctors - guess I'll have
to put up with that Daisy-May again - she's not so bad really!
managed to get a thorn in my foot this morning ( a common incidence amongst us
working cocker spaniels), and hobbled over to Mummy looking all pathetic until
she got it out - I was a very brave boy about it though - unlike Daddy with his
Mummy's full of cold and feeling very sorry for herself. It's Daddy's fault,
he catches all sorts of things working in an office and then generously shares
his germs with all of us. I have been giving her lots of tender loving care and
cuddles all day - but must admit that her 'whisky breath' is making me high -
purely medicinal my ar*e!
We had no electricity today from 8.30 in the morning until 4.00 this afternoon
- Mummy had a right fanny-flop-drawers trying to get ready so early but had at
least arranged for us to be out most of the day. Arboritum this morning and then
I got left in the cold dark house while she swaned off to a customers to work
and get lots of tea - that's it - I'm ringing Puppy Line and reporting her!
date today with Dusty from Cheltenham ... and a very pretty bitch she is too.
I think I may get some loving in before Christmas, so puppies for the new year.
hope that Chelsea forgives me being unfaithful though, so far she has been my
only mate. Mind you, I did meet Poppy too and she may be ready for love in the
Spring....perhaps I should audition for the next James Bond...loaded and ready
went Beating yesterday - what an ace time! I was very good and did everything
Mummy told me, which is probably a first. I have never been so tired in all my
life though - spent the whole evening and most of today sleeping. Mummy took her
new camera but didn't take a single shot until we got home...she had to use both
hands to hang on to all the tree stumps to stay upright!
Mummy has decided that she's going to change one of my pages. Three times
last weekend we met dog people who chatted and complimented me on my glossy coat
and fitness - and then asked Mummy things about what I eat etc. So the Friends
page is now the Top Tips page, where Mummy can put useful stuff she discovers
along the way. Plus we got an advert...lots of dogfood for me then!!
We've spent a few days down at Grandma's - 'cos she has been poorly and
needed some TLC from Mummy. While we were there Mummy went to the Sussex Camera
Shop in Chichester and got herself a new camera, smaller than the one Steve lent
her, and obviously easier to use as she has taken some fairly decent pictures!
Mind you - us Working Cockers are rather photogenic, even if I do say so myself!
had dinner at Uncle Simons with a play fight thrown in, and lots of walks with
Devil Dog Daisy-May - Mummy even remembered to pack my ball - bonus! Have to say
that we were both pretty tired by the end of it all though.