Hot Days, Cool Dogs & Flowers

It was hidden from sight for seven months but at last we have some “terrible hot weather” as we call it because Summer is here, again, however briefly. Truth is most Irish people wilt at anything above 21 degrees.

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But Bob has his own solution, which consists of sitting (no surprise there), in the shade.

Though I suspect he is simply waiting on those raspberries to ripen.IMG_0065

 

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While Ellie as always is searching

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intently.

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Not noticing the beauty popping up around her.

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Bob’s Diary: Good News

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Freddy

It is nice to be able to pass on good news Freddy, as Maria named him has moved to his forever home.

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Please note they allow him to snooze on laps and the sofa whereas I am banned from such activities.

Bob’s Diary. ..I am not a Reindeer!

After the Christmas Reindeer story, I thought I was safe for a few weeks. Life can be cruel can’t it?

I knew there was trouble brewing when Maria and Sara offered me jelly babies.

Bob 1 no ideaThey are up to something

 But I didn’t expect this…

 No sir, I got to talk to Sir Bob about this…

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I am not a reindeer….

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  I have the answer..

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 I am a Superhero.

 

Bob’s Diary: If an Ogre can do it – can I?

I know I haven’t written about the Ogre from the wood for a while but really an Ogre and a Fairy in a book for children? I wonder if anyone would like to read stories about me? Or am I losing my good looks and sociable friendly personality?

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I know Maria has an idea rattling around in that big old empty brain of hers, but, please let me know what you think.

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Bob’s Diary: Tips on training your owner.

I thought some tips would come in handy for every animal on how to help train your owner.

1. LISTEN TO YOUR OWNER

Perfect the – I am listening look – it will win you loads of hugs and praise

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2. BE CONSISTENT

If your owner wants to play ball  – let him. There will always be more balls around or another dog to find them.

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3. TELL HIM OR SHOW HIM  WHAT YOU WANT HIM TO DO

It is important you set some boundaries, and always teach them by example.

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BECAUSE IN THE END IT WILL BE WORTH IT – THEY WILL CATCH ON.

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Bob’s Diary: Halloween Night is coming …. I thought I was prepared

Hi,

I was having a snooze when I began to feel really warm.

1st of bob in pumpkin suit

Then I woke to find I had been sabotaged. Though the promise of some biscuits did keep me happy for a while.

See what you think, and please let me know if I am an idiot.

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I made my escape

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and was rewarded when I spotted these two flying high towards mudpile wood.

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I wonder if I could get into Mr. Breeze’s party?

 

 

 

 

Bob’s Diary: Beware of Monsters Creeping up on us.

It was a busy night for spiders as you can see,

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busy spiders 1foggy morning 1busy spiders 2So our walk was a little later than usual.

 

By eleven o’clock it was a glorious morning for sniffing and being out and about.

Until we stopped for a break and saw

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A monster

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On closer inspection it was an arms waving monster.

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I don’t like it. Could it be a weird giant spider?windmill 4

 

 

Bob’s Diary: I thought the coast was clear.

It was Tuesday Maria was setting up to start blogging after we had a glorious walk when her phone went ping. She grabbed her coat, kicked me and Ellie outside.

When she arrived back we were not greeted as normal. I got curious.

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bob 1 tuesdayThey were back!

 

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This is just ridiculous.

 

 

 

 

they are back

 

 

 

maddie prowlingSomething has to give and it won’t be me.

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Bob’s Stuff: Baby sitting or invaded?

I was waiting for ages.

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I thought we were baby sitting. Normally a job I love, kids, toys, fun and food. What more could a sociable dog want?

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Definitely not this…..

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peekingI was hijacked into babysitting….kittens?

 

 

 

 

 

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Nope Robyn is pure spitting evil. If you don’t hear from me by Tuesday send in the army. Take a look at this….

 

 

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Bob’s Diary : Alert Sara has gone over to the other side.

We went to visit Sara

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And found a mystery

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Ellie was doing laps of the house

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Sara wasn’t there but we smelt a very strange smell

 

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But Yea…..I found it

 

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I called Ellie  because I couldn’t believe it

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neither could she. Check these out for yourselves….

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And we couldn’t believe it.  Our Sara has gone to the other side….

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Kitten worse TWO KITTENS.

Ugh!

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I will have to stay here and wait to talk to her. We need to sort this out.