Thursday, 24 November 2011

Settling In

I hope you forgive me for doing another 'doggy' post.
But looking through photos from Tuesday,
this first one made me smile,
and I couldn't resist including it in today's post.
Jess is on the right and Arthur on the left.

I don't intend turning this into a doggy blog,
(though Mike has had thoughts of doing his own dog blog).
But I know that Jess's previous owner and friends at the kennels
(do take a look at their website if you have time),
look in here to see how she's doing.
I haven't been posting regularly.
So here's a brief update.

Most days after the morning and afternoon walks,
we go to our bit of land
so the hounds can have a run round.
Jess is very playful and she enjoys running after a ball, frisbee
or other toy.

I liked the way Jess and Arthur were facing the same way
but I couldn't get close enough before they moved.
So it almost looks as though she is on top of Arthur in the photo above.

Jess was interested in someone jogging by
and ran up to the fence
and had a jolly good bark.

Well Mike is due back from the UK this afternoon.
He had another brief trip over there a week earlier.
Before he went, you could see that Jess was besotted with him.
While he was away though she followed me everywhere I went.
She's been the same this time.
She particularly likes hanging out in the kitchen with me when I'm busy.
But I think that's due to hoping she might get a tasty snack or a drink of milk.
But when Mike arrived back,
she was a bit wary of him.
Though I should explain that he was in his motor bike suit,
and he had someone else with him.
It took a while for her to get used to him again,
then he was off again.
I wonder what she'll be like when he gets back today.
I will let you know.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Foggy Starts

I took these photos on Tuesday
after an early start.
Mike and I were up at
3.45 a.m.
so I could take him to the airport
for his flight to the UK.
 Rufus looks as though
the early start tired him out.

It was foggy on the way to the airport,
but this eventually lifted
and we got some lovely sunshine
later in the day.
So I took the camera with me on our afternoon walk.
I tethered the dogs while I took a couple of photos.
Unfortunately, my foot got caught in one of the leads
and I fell flat on my face.

After the walk,
I took the hounds to our bit of land so they could have a run.
The next three photos show Jess and Paddy having a run together.

Rufus and Arthur seem more interested in a hole under the fence.
They were fixated on it.
Maybe they were watching for a mouse or something.

The weather has followed the same pattern since Tuesday,
foggy starts followed by sunshine.
Somehow the grey seems to be in for today though.

I have a bad back for a while
which restricts time spent at the computer.
But for some reason it's worse this week.
It's not helped by the photos not loading,
it takes an age.
Which is why it's taken until today to post this
and why I haven't been visiting everyone as I'd like to.
But I'll get there.
In the meantime,
I hope you are all enjoying a little sunshine wherever you are.