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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Stand in the Water!


Workywalkies. Church - carpet snooze and loads and loads of fusses and admirations! Workywalkies. Hoovering under the table (Mummy was a fabulously messy eater today. Little green balls and a few other tasty morsels too. Heehee)

Then........ a........ F R E E R U N!!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEE!

Puppa was feeling loads better and had a humanpal come to visit so I got to take Mummy and Daddy for a fantabulous walkies along the riverbank. I even managed to sneak in a bit of a paddle! I'm sure Daddy shouted 'Oakley stand in the water' He claims it was 'Oakley stay out of the water'. Oh well... he shouted it too late anyway. Ahem....

After that we went to visit our humanpals Clinton and Joanne, plus their grown-up humanpups Emma and Joshua. I even got my picnic dinner in their lounge. I also got some delectable belly rubs from Emma.

Now we are back at Puppa's home and I have just about finished my bone. I guess there is nothing left to do now but warm up my bed...... zzzzzzzzz......

3 photos:
 
Me in a 'sit' waiting for my edible proof that I had been a 'Good boy to come back'.


Trotting along the riverbank path.

A brief playtime with a passing little yapper.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Green Fluffy Ball.


Merry was her name. She was a great playmate for a few minutes when I got to take Mummy for a freerun in the little park at the bottom of the road again. Merry is a Bernese Mountain Dog. We had a lovely few minutes of playing chase and roll. It didn't last all that long as she didn't have much stamina, but it was great while it lasted.

This was part of a workywalkies taking Mummy to 'Find the Co-op' this afternoon.

This morning I got to take Daddy for a long walkies to the mouthdrippy shop. He got me a bone!! Yaaayyyy! When we got back we found Rosie and little Hallie at Puppa's home. They stayed for a while but I got to go lie out in the garden to deal with my bone. It was yummylicious bliss!

A blue ladyhuman came this afternoon. She looked a lot like some of the ladyhumanvets in the huge humanvets place where Puppa was. I kept a very close eye on her. I didn't want her hurting my Puppa! She didn't. It was all OK. She was very nice and did some yacketying and showed Puppa how to deal with his new plumbing kit.

Earlier, Mummy had fed one of my toys to the frothymonster. When it had finished chewing it, Mummy hung it up high out of my reach on the long whisker that goes down the garden. Finally, it came back down again when Daddy rescued it. He gave it back to me but it really didn't smell right at all. I had to give it a serious chewing to make it smell like mine again! I still kept a watchful eye on Puppa though even whilst doing such a crucial job. He seems much more like proper Puppa again. That makes for a happier Oakley! 
Me standing nose to nose with Merry in the park

Lying on the lounge carpet with my green fluffy ball between my front paws. I am looking up watching Puppa.


Friday, 28 September 2018

Leaving Yummies!


Puppa came home again again! And he seems much more like proper Puppa except for being a bit sleepy.

I got to take Mummy to the park at the bottom of the road for a most welcome if a bit brief freerun! Oooooh! That was good! I even got a very quick game of zoomy-chase with a huskyish! Then Daddy arrived in Puppa's car and we rode off to visit Rosie, James and Hallie.

Rosie was sitting on a huge ball and kind of bouncing and rolling on it. I soooo would have loved to played with that! I think she has another one almost as big inside her tummy too! James was really mean to me. He put a bowl of yummies on the stairs - behind bars! I couldn't get to it! But ooooooh!!!! it smelled so good. That hissing furball is seriously peculiar - leaving yummies in a bowl! I mean..... how daft it that? LEAVING edibles!!!!

We then went to the huge humanvets and found Puppa again in his bed inside his little kennel. There was a whole load of yacketying went on between Mummy, Daddy, Puppa and a humanvetman. Then Puppa got into a wheelieseat and trundled to the entrance doors, where Daddy brought the car and we all got in. By the time we got back to Puppa's home, my tummy was eating me from the inside out! It was waaaaaay past my dinnertime! - A whole 15 minutes late!

All is well now though; I got my dinner (no extra rations to make up for the lateness though!), Puppa is in bed and I feel the need to check the insides of my eyelids.....

Zzzzing.


Huh??!! Not sure if I'm coming, going, or on the way back again!

Puppa came home. Puppa went to bed. Puppa zzzzzddd for aaaaaages into the morning. Puppa got up - slowly and very wobbly. Puppa zzzzded in the armchair.
I took Daddy walkies. We came back.
I took Mummy and Daddy workywalkies to Tesco and back.
Puppa was still zzzzing in the armchair.
Puppa went to bed.
Green humans came in a big green and yellow truck.
Puppa went with them.
We went out again - back to the huge humanvets place.
Puppa is there again - in one of the beds.
I think he might have been naughty though because he is in a little kennel all by himself.
When we first went into his little kennel, he was very poorly. I got to give his front paw a nuzzle but he was howling and growling and squirming lots. Then a manhuman in a blue fursubstitute came and we went into another little room and waited for a while. When we got to go back into Puppa's little kennel he had a long thick tail coming from under the bedcover to a squishypouch hanging on the side of his bed. He seemed a lot better and I got to give his front paw another nuzzle before we left him to do more zzzzing.

Now it is most definitely my turn to zzzzzz......

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hide Park!


We got Puppa home! Yayyyy!

It has been another loooooooong day of workywalkiesing and train-riding. Mummy says her talkybone tells her we have workywalkiesded about 7 miles in total; first in Bumingham to the trainstation, then from Marley's Bone Station (I still haven't found any bones there!) across London to Victoria Station, then from Shoreham Station to Puppa's home.

In the middle bit came a tail-waggy time! Our route across London includes a bit that goes through some place Mummy says is called Hide Park. When we got in there, Mummy took off my harness and lead and let me 'Go play'! Well....it might be Hide Park, but why would I want to hide? I most certainly didn't hide; i did sniffies and zoomies and rolly-rollies! It was bliss! Just perfect to shake out all the worky tensions and set me up for the rest of the workywalkies! Then I was ready for snoozies on the train!

When we got to Puppa's home, we went almost straight back out again - in Puppa's car. Daddy stole it from inside the car-kennel! We went to the huge humanvets place, but to a different bit. In there we found PUppa a-snoozing in a chair. I went up and gave his front paw a nuzzle and a kiss and that wokeded him up! Heehee! I think he was pleased to see us and it was good to see him upright again! Now we have him home again and we all seem to have weighted eyelids!

2 photos of me in Hidey Park; 
 
Running across the grass with ears flapping - trees in the background and crunchy leaves all over the grass.

Enjoying a wonderful rolling session on the grass - all 4 paws mimicking the trees - pointing straight upwards!


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Eyepatches!


Phew! I thought I might have to end up guiding about thirty humans! They were all wearing black patches on their eyes! Thankfully I actually got to chill out and snooze on the carpet and just get loved and admired!

It was a meeting of humans in a dark room with chairs all around the outside. They all put those patches over their eyes and pretended to be blinkies like Mummy. They tried to do some things like sort humanpuppy toys, identify some cans of humanfood, sort out shinydisks and pair up human-inner-pawcovers. They also had yummies. I was offered yummies but Mummy said I mustn't. She said that she was sure I would love scotch eggs but nobody would love me tomorrow! Harrumph!

Some of the humans did a bit of yacketying at the front of the room, then I had to escort Mummy and Daddy up there to do their bit of yacketying. All the humans wearing the eyepatches were invited to sit down. Some of them did a kind of funny walk with their front paws waggling out in front of them, and found chairs. The rest just sat down on the floor! They all had their talkybones and it seems they were trying to send Mummy squiggles on her talkybone. Apparently those squiggles were saying all sorts of funny things because they couldn't see which buttons they were pressing! Humans do some peculiar things! I just snoozed it all away but thoroughly enjoyed the fusses and bellyrubs I got when they all took off their eyepatches! Heehee!

After that, I guided mummy back to floatyboatyhome (with Daddy in tow too!) via some stops for yacketying with other floatyboatyfriends. Then I got to take Daddy for a lovely long leisure walkies before getting my din dins! Both of those were very welcome!

Six photos:
 
The best looking delegate in the room! This photo was taken by one of the nice ladyhumans sitting on the floor. A study portrait of a certain rather handsome black Labrador

People wearing black eyemasks, standing at a table, trying to identify canned foods, sort babytoys and coins and pair up socks.

More sorting!

A poster explaining what it was all about:

Dive In - The Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance.

Australia | Bermuda | Brazil | Canada | China | France | Germany | Hong Kong | India | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Jordan | Mexico | Netherlands | New Zealand | Poland | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Slovakia | South Africa | Spain | Switzerland | Taiwan | UAE | UK | USA

It's time to take action for inclusion.

@DiveinFest

www.diveinfestival.com
 

Mummy yacketying with a very nice manhuman called Johnny.

Some of the humans sitting on the floor wearing their eyepatches.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Rocky-rolly-lumpety-bumpety

Mummysnuggles on the train. That's a new idea. I think I like it!

We started off iwth a workywalkies, then a bus ride, then another workywalkies to the huge humanvets, where we foudnd Puppa had escaped from his bed! He was sitting in a chair beside it! That meant I could get to him properly for some loves! Much better!

We only stayed a few minutes before we set off again for more workywalkies - this time to Worthing trainstation. Then came the first train ride. Quite a comfy one for all of us: I found us an empty set of 4 seats where there was room for me to snooze on the carpet and for the big wheeliecase to stand too. That ride got us to what Mummy says is called Victoria Station.

After I sat and watched \Mummy and Daddy munch lunch (they failed to drop even a single morsel! Huff!), we went outside and Mummy said 'Come on then Smartypants. Find the way to Marley's Bone Station'. Well, first I really needed to water some grass, so I guided Mummy across the road and into the little park. Then I could concentrate on my job properly! Then we set off along the crazy streets of that London mayhem. I kind of guessed what Mummy meant when she said 'Find the way'. This is now a familiar route. I wasn't too sure about Marley's Bone Station though - I mean....I am sure it should be Oakley's Bone Station! And anyway, I never even found one little bone - let alone a whole station of them! Maybe I took a wrong turning?

I found the trainstation anyway and Mummy seemed pretty chuffed with me for that! The train from there wasn't so good as the first one today. It was quite crowded and so we went to the bay where the wheelieseats go. There was another ladyhuman and a manhuman sitting in the two together-seats there, so Daddy sat in one of the single ones and Mummy in the other - with the corridor in between. After getting to meet and greet our travelling companions for the journey (the ladyhuman needed my loves - she was feeling poorly), I settled down beside Mummy for a snooze. It was a very rocky-rolly-lumpety-bumpety snooze though as the train was joggling and jiggling all over the place. Mummy was fidgety as her seat was tipping her toward the floor so she kept sliding down. After a little while, she got up, folded up her seat, and sat on the floor with me. She said that was more comfortable! I was not going to complain - it meant I had a snuggle head-rest! Heehee!

The lumpety-bumpety train brought us back to Bumingham and so to another workywalkies to find our floatyboatyhome. It isn't where we left it - it is in a cage! We are behind bars tonight! Mummy and Daddy say this is because our floatyboatyfriends were very kind and chugged our home to this safe place while we were travelling to get to Puppa. (Apparently, we will be returning to him again in a couple of days, but we are here in Bumingham for some special meeting tomorrow).

Mummy says we have workywalkiesded about 8 miles today and she says I have been her little star! It seems that was worth a huge carrot when we arrived home! Yummmmm!

Photo shows me lying beside Mummy who is sitting on the floor of the train. I have my head resting across her legs.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Leakiesky-yucky


Sausages and fusses! The bestest bits of today!

It all started very slowly this morning. It seems that we all had need of extended eyelid inspections after yesterday! Then Mummy and Daddy seemed preoccupied with loads and loads of that 'stroke-everything-with-froth-and-cloth' stuff, plus they fed the frothymonster machine and set it chewing it all. Then there was a vroom vroom outside and a knock at the door. It was Rosie and minihuman Hallie! Hallie was all sad and was wrapped around Rosie. I just had to 'hup' and let her know that I love her and that all is OK. She got happier after that! I think I worked my waggymagic!

After a little while, Mummy and I set off on a workywalkies. It was really huffetyfuffety and cold and leakiesky-yucky, but we strutted our stuff and got to Tesco's. I remembered the way paw perfect (Well....of course I did!). There, after a few 'find left', 'find right', 'straight on', 'wait'..... around the browsy aisles, we found Daddy, Rosie and little Hallie. Hallie was pushing a tiny wheelieseat with a tiny microhuman in it. The tiny microhuman wasn't moving though and it didn't smell like a normal microhuman - and it had no fursubstitutes on! I gave it a good sniff but assessed it to be of no interest or concern. I got on with my job of guiding Mummy around the shop. I even found the carrots for her, but she said 'We don't need any today'. Hooooowwwwwllllll! What a daft thing to say Mummy! We ALWAYS need carrots! Huff! Its a good job I found a white puddle to hoover by all the white bottles. I did my best to clean up but Mummy told me to 'leave it. That is quite enough. You can't have it all'. Hufffff again!

Next came a car ride in Rosie's car, where I had to squish between Mummy's back paws next to Rosie. That gave me a chance to give her a couple of nice wet kisses when she put her paw on the wigglystick. She took us to a human yummyery. I was a good boy and laid down under the table. Under the table near a minihuman is a superb place to be! It seems that Hallie didn't want her sausages but she was very kind to me! Heeheeee! Shhhhhh..... don't tell! I am coming to be very fond of little Hallie!

After that, we went to the huge humanvets place again to find Puppa in his bed again. He seemed a bit more like himself today - I got to 'hup' to give him a proper kissy greeting. He didn't have a hissing muzzle on today so he sounded a bit more like himself too! I got lots of delectable fusses and loves from some of the workyhumans in blue fursubstitutes!

It seems we are staying at Puppa's home again tonight. While Mummy did some of her domesticals, I got to take Daddy out for a very pleasant and welcome leisurewalkies in the dark. Now, I think my eyelids need further scrutiny......

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Rubbadub.


Cor flippin eck! What a day!

It all started with Mummy and Daddy doing that packing thing - big wheeliecase, fursubstitutes going in, my grooming kit in, a box of my nosh in...... It always makes a bit nervous when that is going on. Thinking about it, I suspect this plan all started hatching yesterday when Mummy's talkybone was in overdrive.

Things got a bit better when I took Daddy for a brief walkies to the Post Office and back, then even bettererer when Aunty Lindsay arrived and I got to take her for a brief walkies! I think she was a bit chuffed at walking out with me! Heehee! When we got back, Daddy was showing Lindsay how to work our floatyboatyhome, then he gave her some of those funny little shinybones on a ring.

Very soon after that, we left floatyboatyhome, along with the stuffed to bursting wheeliecase and other bags too. We said tattybyes to Lindsay and then headed off on a workywalkies to the station. The first train took us into Bumingham where we then did another workywalkies to another station. The second train landed us in that beastly London place, and on to another big workywalkies half way across London. After a while though the leakyskies got a bit too soggy and we rode on a big red bus that got us to yet another station. The third train brought us to Shoreham and yet another workywalkies to Puppa's home.

I got all excited and rushed in (after Mum got me to do a bigshake outside the front door coz I was a soggy doggy). I did my usual zoom into the lounge to find Puppa but he wasn't there! I hunted everywhere, but still couldn't find him! This was all a bit unsettling. A good rubbadub with a towel helped me feel a bit better but I couldn't settle. Where was my Puppa?

Well, after a short rest and my dinner while Mummy and Daddy had a handle-bowl of that hot brown waterstuff, we set off out again for YET ANOTHER workywalkies, and another bus ride, and another workywalkies - into the huge humanvet place. We made a quick stop in the human spending room where Mummy tried to dry me off with little flappy squares from the box on the wall. Then we set off workywalkiesing again through the long corridors, then a 'find the door right, Oaks' brought us to a big room with lots of beds in it. In one of those beds I found my Puppa! That made my tail wag a bit and I got to give his front paw a nuzzle and a kiss. He didn't smell right though, and he had all sorts of long tails attached to all sorts of bits of him. I just laid down while Mummy and Daddy did a bit of yacketying with him.

I got some nice fusses from the ladyhumans in blue fursubstitutes on the way out. That was good. I think I made their mouths go up at the corners!

Then came the final workywalkies, bus ride and workywalkies back again. Part way back on the final bit, Daddy left us, so I had to look after Mummy in the dark and wet to get her back to Puppa's home. I did it! We made it! I got another lovely rubbadub with a towel, then Daddy arrived with a super yummy-smelling bag. I did hope for maybe just one of those little yellow sticks.... or a morsel of that flaky white yumminess in crunchyness...... Nope! They munched it all! Huff! All I got was a beefychewstick! Well..... OK..... that was a welcome treat! Thanks Mummy!

Now, if you will excuse me, I think my eyelids are demanding internal inspection......

Friday, 21 September 2018

Posings!


A quiet and largely snoozy day today. I took Mummy for a workywalkies this morning but it was over in no time. We went into town. There was nothing there. We came back! Good timing - as soon as we got back aboard floatyboatyhome the windows got all sploshed! BIG bad leakyskies!

I got to take Daddy for a nice long leisurewalkies later though. All is good.

In between times, though, I had to do quite a few posings! I had to get my kit on and do a 'sit' beside floatyboatyhome while Daddy did a whole load of one-eyed-clickyboxing at me. Mummy says it is because I am going to be a mug! Apparently a mug is a human waterbowl with a handle - one of those that they have their hot brown water in. Bleugh! I'm not sure I want to be a mug with that inside me!
 
Two of the photos of me sitting beside floatyboatyhome in full uniform.
 
Me at the pointy end.

Me at the blunt end.
Mum says that neither of these is the actual one that will go on my mug, but they are just examples.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Slidded off!

'Let's go walkies' said Mum.

'Yippee!' thought I.

Hmmmmmm....... I think we might have got less soggy if we had swum all the way! The towpath was rather like the canal anyway - a loooooooong puddle - all the way! Nearly 5 miles of puddle!

I was a good and dutiful boy though. I guided Mummy well and she was impressed! Because the sky leaked big and bad and nasty all over us all the way, Mummy had her lid on her head - the one that is attached to her crackly fursubstitute. She hates wearing that because she can't hear much from inside it, so I have to step up and look after her extra special much. I did it! Even though the drips were pouring off the end of my nose.

When we arrived and went inside the church building (one that we have been to before - with humanpal Helen there), Mummy took off her pawcovers and poured water out of them! Then she left a trail of pawprints all over the floor. I had to do a bigshake outside the door and then Mummy attacked me with a rubbadub! Heehee! I do like a good rubbadub!

I then got a little bit excited when I got let off-lead and got to give my super enthusiastic greetings to humanbestpals Lindsay and Tim. Mummy said I was making a bit of a twerp of myself. I was just happy to greet my buddies! Heehee!

It seems that the reason for the long soggy walkies was for a whole load of other humans to join us for oooooooodles of yacketying. I just snoozed through it. To begin with, I was on the floor but that wasn't very comfy - it was a hard floor with no carpet. Then I noticed Uncle Tim looking at me..... his eyes were telling me that he needed a hug from me...... I simply had to oblige...... at first just a little hup to give him my loves..... then..... well.... one back paw strayed up onto his lap..... then the other one just followed..... I don't know how that happened....... next thing I knew, I was waking up all comfy next to him! Heehee! Ahem...... Guide Dogs aren't allowed on furniture..... well.... I didn't get on the furniture..... I got onto Tim's lap! It's not my fault I must've slidded off!

Photo shows me snuggled on a brown leather sofa with Uncle Tim and Aunty Lindsay beside me. Shhhhh.... don't tell anyone.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Starved!


Mummyyyyyyyyyy........ please put that blimmin tippety-tappety-toy down and feed me..... pleeeeeeeeaase......

Waddyamean its not time yet?

Look into my eyes...... I am telling you I am starved...... look..... so starved I can't even hold up the weight of my own head. I have to rest it on the sofa...... If I move closer will you get the message better?

3 photo:
Me peering over Mummy's tippety-tappety-toy with my bestest 'I'm ravenous' stare.


Standing with my chin resting on the sofa beside Mum, still staring at her.

Chin resting on sofa - right next to laptop - just in intensify the message - still staring longingly.....

Monday, 17 September 2018

Hairy Hoover.


Huff!! Mummy is a meanie! She won't let me help.

We have moved around the corner now that all the flappywalls things and the gazillions of people have gone. (Well... almost... there are still a couple of flappywalls things there but manhumans are taking them apart). That means we are now moored exactly where we were a few months ago when all my Guide Dogs pals came to play. That means we are right beside where all the yummywagons were at the weekend. There is a delectable array of yummies allllllll over the grass. I tried so hard to do my bit in the clean-up effort but Mummy told me to 'Leave it' every time!

I got harnessed up and had to leave my duty abandoned to take Mummy to Lidl's instead! Even in there I had to 'Leave it' when I tried to clean the floor of a yummy pile of hissing-furball munchies that had spilled!

She calls me a hairy hoover but then won't let me perform the duties to go with the title!

Sunday, 16 September 2018

I am SOOOOO handsome - It's almost official!


Three 4ths! That's what I got at the dog show today.
4th most handsome boy - out of 16
4th most appealing eyes - out of 12
4th waggiest tail - out of 10

What is far more important is that it was great fun doing it as I got to sniff the butts of a lot of other pooches as we all walked around the grassy patch with the flapping triangles all around it. I had to work though; there was a big hole in the floor in one corner that I had to make sure Mummy didn't go tumbling down. I guided her carefully around it each and every time we walked around. Even more important was that the prizes were edible! Well... some were anyway - a bag of doggybiccies for each one, plus a little green harness decorator circle with a tail, and another thing that seems much more appealing to Mum & Dad than to me; a big bin, a flask and a tunnel-thing.

All that came after church in a flappywalls place with grass floor, and before a long stint on the Guide Dogs stand again - getting ooooooodles more loves and fusses and admirations.

I did try to look the part by going behind the table with all the goodies for sale on it but the lure of a biccie was stronger so I emerged from there. I did get to kanoodle a bit with Ailsa the black Labrador x Retriever re-tyred guide dog girlie, and very briefly with a diddy puppy black Labrador whose name I didn't catch. Actually, names don't matter to us dogs - all we need is a good sniff! We know who we are and what matters!

14 photos of today's happening:
 














1 of me snoozing on the grass by the flappywall during the humanhowling.
1 of me peering from behind the table of Guide Dogs merchandise
12 of me in the dog show, including one with my first winnings - the big bucket and the bag of yummies, and one of my three green harness decorator rosettes

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Mummy Guide Dog.

I got a megafuss from Hero.

Hero is a strange dog who stands upright like a human. He seems to smell like a human too .... sort of. He was around the Guide Dogs stand today at this Bumble Hole place.

Mummy and I did some duty on the stand. I like these duties; my job is to simply be admired and fussed and admired and fussed and...... all while Mummy does yacketying and lots of humans come and put shinydisks into a bucket and buy things from on the table. I did get a bit overwhelmed by all the fusses after a while so I hid under the table.

There was a German Shepherd mummyguidedog there too, but we didn't get on, so we had to stay apart. Apparently she doesn't like black Labradors since she had a bad encounter with one once. I am very wary of GSDs since that nasty one attacked me last year. So, basically, we didn't make a good combination. A bit later though another mummyguidedog arrived; a black Labrador! She was much better company - a bit of kanoodling never goes amiss!

After a fair while of all this I really had enough (it was super crowded with gazillions of humans around), so I got to take Mummy and Daddy back to floatyboatyhome for a rest before we then all set off up the hill for a very welcome freerun. All was good with the world again after that!

Photo shows me having some lovely fuss time with Hero the Guide Dogs mascot.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Concentrate...


Perfect crowshaving supervision position!

I took Mummy and Stella (my room mate from last night) on a lovely leisure walkies and freerun up the hill and around this Bumble Hole place. That was a great start to the day, especially as I got to enjoy a bit of playtime with a few passing pooch pals. Then it was time to say farewell to Stella and so to settle down and ..... errr..... help Mummy with her crowshaving. Well,somebody needs to make sure her legs stays warm so she can concentrate!

A nice restful day. Mummy says that tomorrow we have got to be good Guide Dogs ambassadors. I hope that means some kanoodling opportunities.......

Photo shows me lying beside Mum's legs on the sofa, with my right front paw across her leg and my head resting just above her knee.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Pupster Paradise!


I recognise this place. Mummy says it is called Bumble Hole Nature Reserve. I call it Pupster Paradise!

It is a fantabulous mooring and has come at the end of a day of walkies to Specsavers (to get Mummy' s eyewindows fixed), some tow path walkies, three locks and a cruise. Oh, and a horrid long dark tube.

I met a staffiepup called Casper at the locks and got a brief play with him. The bestest bit though has been a leisure walkies around this Bumble Hole place with Mummy and our visitor: Stella is a longlost humanpal that we haven't seen in forever. Tonight I am sharing my bedroom with her. I like sharing my bedroom!

3 photos:
Me in a sit outside Specsavers.
Meeting Casper the white Steffie at the locks.

Testing out my tow path bra for backdeck snooze comfort.


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Roley-Rod!


Rufus and Bronte. My playmates this morning.

Perfect timing methinks! Just as we hopped out onto the towpath, me wearing my towpath bra and Mummy holding onto the other end of my flexilead, I spotted two fellow Labradors coming toward me! Woohoo! Playtime!
 
I think I may have got a tad carried away though - I forgot Mummy was on the other end of my lead! Suddenly, there was a bit of a tug backwards on my bra, then my lead was following me all by itself! Oopsie! Sorry Mummy!

I had a bit of a play while Mummy yacked with Rufus and Bronte's dad, but then it seems they established that we were all heading off the same way along the towpath. That meant that I got to freerun with my newfound pals. A brother and sister team of 1 year old labs is super fun company for a couple of miles jog along the canalside! Eventually, we parted company though and I led Mummy all the way back again with her once again on the end of my lead.

Most of the rest of the day has been all about snoozing while yet more tippetytappetying and crowshaving has been underway.

This evening I got to take Mummy out again on the same route. This time, although I was wearing my towpath bra with flexilead to keep control of Mummy, she also had her Roley-Rod. When we first set out there was still a bit of a glow in the sky, but that disappeared and Mummy lost sight of everything. She had to practice really hard at using Roley, but I looked after her too. I made sure I stayed between her and the watersedge all the way and I slowed down so she could feel her way along. I think she was a bit scared, so I kept stopping and giving her a reassuring nuzzle. I got a mega fuss and kisses and yummies when we made it safely home again.

Photos of me with Rufus and Bronte - 2 golden Labradors, both wearing Julius K9 bras like mine, but different colours. Rufus's is grey and Bronte's is pink.
 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Biffety-bumpety-lumpety-bump!


'Lie down' said Mum.
I did! Not for long though.
Biffety-bumpety-lumpety-bump! Owwwww! There was no way I could stay lying down on that hard ridgy floor! I stoodded up for the rest of the journey. I think Mummy forgave me for that.
It was a very old fusty-musty-dusty bus with no door on the back. 'Upsteps' we went and got the seat at the front. Daddy's mouth was up at the corners.
It was only a short journey and it ended exactly where it started! What was the point of that? Huh?
The rest of the visit to that Black Country Living Museum was a pretty good workywalkies. I even steered Mummy around the puddles.

There was a bit of torture; a 'Find the door' led us to a yummyery where I had to 'Find a seat' in a room to the left. The seats were just wooden benches all around the outside of the room. Then Daddy brought some serious mouth-drip packages. A crispy light brown coloured crunchy with white inside, and those little yellow sticks. I did manage to hoover a few morsels from the floor. Yummyscrummy! After that I needed to find some more puddles; they were delicious drinking bowls and I was thirsty!

The rest of the day has been all about bone munching (Yessss! I got that big roasted bone that Mummy and Daddy got me yesterday!), while Daddy was busy staring at his glow-window and tippey-tappetying and clicketying. Mummy did ooodles of that crowshaving thing. I sat and watched her for a while; that little shiny stick with a hook on it did all sorts of twiddly in and around and through and back agains, and the long tail got more and more twisted and twiddled. It all seems to be growing into a fluffy rectangle. I think my bone was much more interesting!

I have done a bit of work on my ostrich smokie bone too but that is going to take some serious effort - i think it will be a ongoing project!

2 photos; 
 
Mummy and me on the bumpety dusty-fusty bus.

Mummy and me at the end of a bridge over the canal where I have just guided Mummy around some puddles