This is Mummy hijacking Oakley's page to update you.
Oaks is having a fabulous time with his lovely boarder Julie. He has had playdates with fellow Guide Dog stock (mainly Patterson, a Retriever puppy in training nad Josca a beautiful withdrawn Stud Dog).) He is enjoying his social time with these lads, plus wonderful freeruns on Greenham Common, Snellsmore Common (two definite favourite places) plus other local parks and meadows too. He is getting to enjoy relaxing in front of a real log fire and is just generally loving a good time ot complete R&R.
His holibob time hs been extended until Monday evening because our floatyboatyhome is not yet finished and so we are having to move to another temporary accommodation aboard a hireboat. After discussion, Julie and I concluded that he would be better staying with her while we make the transition rather than come to the hotel where we are until Saturday, then endure the upheaval of the move to the temp boat. Instead, we will get settled aboard and then collect him from Julie after a trip to Bournemouth on Monday.
One of the reasons for boarding him for a holiday was to give him a complete break from all the travelling and changes going on. We are certain that this has been a good decision. Oaks is having a wonderful time and it has given us the opportunity to make the most of our relaxation time in the hotel too. It has also meant that he has avoided a couple of long car journeys. We are sure that a good run with a buddy or two is far preferable to spending hours in the car!
I am missing my baby boy SOOOOO much, but know that he is enjoying his holibobs and benefitting from the R&R - much needed by all of us.