Lately we have noticed that in the hotter days of Summer (yes, we do get a few here in Ireland), both dogs appear to disappear.
So I investigated. His loud snoring does have one advantage.
And discovered a really neat house.
The weeping willow has grown and its drooping curtain of branches forms a perfect hideaway for both dogs. Though, I did get the impression someone was not happy that I discovered their secret.
We took the (home made) agility gear out and Ellie did her usual, raced over jumps, through the tunnel and kept on going for a few laps until she had taken the tunnel apart.
the best way to use buckets.
We spent quite a bit of time trying to persuade the Bob to have a go. There was no treats in my pocket so the best he could manage was – a roll over!
The problem with a big garden is you spend most of your time in it weeding. Sitting in it and reading are dreams of the future when life calms down.
So with June’s great burst of sunshine we were happy to discover fruit! Strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants trotted out – together. I am not complaining and neither are my two four legged friends who, as you can see, enjoy the fruits of the summer.
Bob, loves strawberries and Ellie loves raspberries, so we generally get to eat all the blackcurrants!
I know she dropped one
If I am very quiet…then…
Have you like me ever wondered about the strong bond we have with our canine buddies?
Scientists believe the answer lies in their genetic makeup. But you still have to wonder how or why they choose you from the many people they have met.
I have known seven dogs in my lifetime and on each occasion I was aware that the dog chose me or the family member they arrived home with.
I am also aware of how they are feeling from the tone and variation of the bark. Ellie, the BC is a great example, if she is searching for an individual she becomes excited and yaps incessantly at the rescue group to hurry up. When she locate s or finds the person her tone is louder deeper and slower.
They, get to know our feelings too. And if you have ever been ill or in pain you will know what I mean. Both of our dogs seem to search our faces, stare into our eyes before they decide if we need their assistance or company. I have witnessed Bob attach himself to one member who is asthmatic and allergic to many things. He knows before the rest of us that an attack is on the way.
Do you agree or disagree with any of my observations?
Irish weather is always a hot topic (excuse the pun) but when one day you wake up to a dark sky and thundering cold wind. The next day it is beaming sunshine and heat. It is no wonder Irish people are so besotted with the weather.
However I am discovering that there is another hot topic in our house – strange things that pop up in the garden.
See for yourself. I look forward to the many varied comments that will follow the pictures below.
I was weeding and discovered this gorgeous plant, weed??
Then this odd looking object. I wonder who or what planted it?
I was delighted with this colourful gift for my patio, but I don’t think Bob was pleased. We are still searching for a name for him. I favour Herbert as he will sit amongst my pots of herbs.
What do you think, I should call him?
This past week, I was lucky, every day I went training the sun decided to warm us.
Here are a few pictures of Ellie and Judy, showing off. Ellie decided to let me climb the tree and retrieve the object,
While Judy collected it, then went for a swim, just in case I hid anything in the river bed.
I am really chuffed when I get a good review for my children’s book but the ones that surprise and delight me most are those that are given by seven and nine year olds, and lately twelve year old blogger Olivia along with her brother Oscar (nine) added their review to the list. Thank you to Sean and Amy and Luke who also reviewed the book for me. Their reviews can be found on Amazon
Bob, of course doesn’t listen or look for reviews, simply attention or hugs. This morning to my surprise he was listening to bird song.
Why is he still sitting?
Bob was missing at walk time early this morning. So we started searching his usual hideouts. However when, the kitchen, the hall and his favourite blanket beside the doors to the garden revealed nothing, we widened the search.
At last I found him, but his look had me wondering was today Monday or Tuesday.
What do you make or think of his expression