Happy New Year
Happy New Year! I had loads of fun over the festive period with lots of lovely walks, a trip to Norfolk and so much snow we got snowed in!
An early Christmas present - Pitpat, the activity monitor for dogs
I had an early Christmas present this weekend. Mum bought me a PitPat which is a dog activity monitor (a bit like a Fitbit but for dogs). It has been great seeing how much running around and playing I do everyday although mum says I seem to spend a huge amount of time resting! I think it’s a great idea as exercise is so important when you are a dog both mentally and physically and everyone can get a PitPat as they have arrived at Byre Veterinary Surgery.
My first ever snow!
What an exciting weekend, my first ever snow! I thought it was amazing and had so much fun racing around with Hector and my other friends that we met on the playing fields.
A walk in the dark
This weekend we had a walk in the dark! Luckily we had our lights on so mum could see where we were. It was great fun chasing rabbits. We also had our flea and worm tablets so we are up to date for another 3 months.
Safe and secure on Bonfire Night
It was bonfire night this weekend but I didn’t hear or see anything as I had my den and mum drew the curtains early. Hector and I had some more lovely walks and I even managed a paddle. Mum has put our lights on now the nights are drawing in so she can see us in the dark.
It's time for Robbie's routine flea and worm treatment
This weekend Robbie had his flea and worm treatment. He didn't enjoy it very much but he soon forgave mum when we all had some roast chicken!
My first annual vaccination and health check
This week was my first annual vaccination. I was really brave for the injection and when I had the kennel cough vaccine up my nose. The treats definitely helped. Mum checked my microchip was working so I know I will definitely go home! I was really good and sat still on the scales so I know I weigh 8.4kg.
My first trip to Burghley
It was my first trip to Burghley Horse trials as I hadn't had my whole primary vaccination course last year. It was amazing. Hector and I walked the whole course and I loved watching the beautiful horses. Can't wait for next year!
We've been to the groomers
Hector and I went to the groomers last week. I can't believe how much hair Chloe took off us
Hide and Seek
This weekend I enjoyed playing hide and seek in the corn fields with Hector. Can you see me?
A weekend of walks
Another weekend of lovely walks and playing with Hector.
Hector and I enjoyed digging mole hills this weekend. We never find any moles but we keep trying. My nose got very muddy but I soon cleaned it in my favourite stream. I had a power nap on the door mat when I got home so I am ready for my next adventure!
I love my walks but...
I love my walks but Mum says I need to take more care of myself when I go charging through the crops. It's just so exciting chasing bunnies that I don't always look where I am going and so my face is a bit of a mess. I expect that means lead walks for a while which is boring, I will just have to dream about more lovely walks.
This is me in my favourite place with my favourite friends.
It's my first birthday!
Hector and I spent a few days with Granny this week while Mum and Dad were away but they picked us up today and today is my birthday! I am now one whole year old. I am not sure that means I need to grow up just yet, life is still jolly exciting so many rabbits to chase, dogs to meet and smells to sniff! I got my first ever brand new collar and lead for my birthday. I think it will look better after a few more muddy walks.
Far too hot to be a dog
This weekend was far too hot to be a dog. Mum and Dad kept making me go for a walk at 6am before the sun was really hot. All I can say is that it's a good job I can snooze all day. The best place to snooze is at the top of the steps because if I open half an eye I can still watch what's going on! Hector and I gave Dad a special lick for Father's Day!
Ufford Dog Show
Another fun packed weekend! Hector and I went to Ufford dog show on Saturday. Mum said we couldn't enter because she was the judge which was a shame because I would have liked a rosette! A lovely collie called Ben won the best in show.
We spent Sunday with Sarah playing with more of our dog friends. I am exhausted now!
We spent Sunday with Sarah playing with more of our dog friends. I am exhausted now!
Time for my flea, tick & worming tablets again
Mum tells me it's 12 weeks since my last flea and tick tablet and worming tablets. Time flies when you are having fun! I have certainly had fun and have been trying to find the best places to chill out after all the excitement. Mum doesn't always think they are great places....
Our lovely dog sitter Sarah
Mum and Dad went out for the day so Hector and I spent the day with Sarah our lovely dog sitter and Holly her dog.
I made some new friends this weekend on one of mums favourite walks. Aren't they beautiful cattle?
If you're happy and you know it wag your tail!
To help Mums recovery from the marathon we spent a few days in Norfolk walking on the beach and the coastal path. I had so much fun and I definitely think the sign at the beach cafe applied to me. Hector and I were very spoiled as the hotels gave us nice comfy beds too which we needed after all that running around.
Easter Sunday in Norfolk
Hector and I went to Norfolk on Easter Sunday. We were very lucky with the weather and had an amazing time charging around the beach and making loads of new doggy friends. I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open in the pub!
A lovely weekend
This weekend was very hot to be a dog so I did lots of chilling out in the garden after my early morning walks. Mum and her sister went to Sheffield on Sunday and ran the Yorkshire Half Marathon which she said was really brutal - uphill for 5 miles and really hot too. Just two weeks until the London Marathon and another £600 to raise for Dogs Trust.
My first visit to the dog groomer
Today I went with Hector to see Chloe at Rutland Dog Grooming. Its the first time I have been hand stripped and Chloe said I was a good boy. I think I look very smart. Mum has put some before and after photos so you can see the difference.
A lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine
Hector and I had a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine. We had to go on different walks as our usual ones are full of lambs at the moment which means we can't go off our leads. Sheep worrying is a serious offence and can be defined as attacking sheep, causing injury or suffering or in the case of females causing abortion or injuring offspring, and not being on a lead or under close control in a sheep field. It is a criminal offence and the owner can be fined a maximum of £1000.
A sad week
Last week was a sad week in our household as we had to put beautiful Ruby to sleep. She hadn’t been very well and mum took her to work where she found that Ruby had a pleural effusion (fluid around her lungs). Mum drained the fluid to make it easier for Ruby to breathe but Ruby still wouldn’t eat and so we made the sad decision to put her to sleep. We did it at home in front of the fire which was very peaceful and now Ruby is buried in the garden with my predecessor Otto.
Fleas and Ticks
This week it was time for my 12 weekly flea and tick tablet. Actually I didn't even notice it in my tea! I had my worm tablets yesterday.
This weekend Mum and her sister ran the Stamford Striders St. Valentines 30k race. It was part of her preparation for the London Marathon in April. Hector and I went along to support her, it was freezing cold and there was sleet too! Fortunately we had a nice fire to warm up in front of later!
Walter and the dragon
I got a new toy this weekend. I love my dragon but in the end I let Hector play too!
But it didn't take long to disembowel!
A very tiring day
I had to come to work this week as Granny was on holiday. As you can see it was very tiring!
Enjoying the frost
My wound has healed really well so I have been out enjoying the sunshine and frost!
My big day
Monday was a big day (neutering). It was very confusing to start with as normally I spend the day with Granny but we dropped Hector off and then I came to work with Mum having had no breakfast. I was put in a nice warm kennel after I had had a blood sample taken. Mum says I must have read the textbook as my bloods were perfect!
I was then put on a drip to help with my anaesthetic and given a premedication injection that made me very sleepy. I thought the red bandage looked quite nice to chew so I had to wear a buster collar until I had my anaesthetic. I don’t remember anything else until I woke up and the nice nurses gave me a bowl of food. Wet food is amazing, it didn’t touch the sides!
When I got home Hector didn’t recognise me because of the buster collar and barked at me. After a good sniff we were friends again and the buster collar hasn’t stop me doing anything (except using the cat flap), I can even chew my nylabone! I had a good sleep on Monday night and was a bit sad on Tuesday when Hector went for a walk without me. Mum says no walks until the weekend but my surgical wound looks great and the special medicine tastes quite nice.
I was born in York on 25.06.16 and moved to live with my new family on 19.08.16. I immediately made friends with Hector, my big brother. He is great fun to play with and we really enjoy digging mole hills together. I love the cats too, although they weren’t very keen on me to start with as I thought they were fun to jump on. Ruby has told me she is in charge and now we are all friends.