Mud, mud is back, no not the group, mud to paddle in. At last we have had some rain so there are puddles for me to paddle in and get muddy. Mistress says that I could walk round them but then that would not be fun would it? I have been very busy again this week-end with guests, lots of replacement dog therapy for people who have left dogs and cats at home
, I even managed to help one couple who had left 3 cats at home!
They are back, master and mistress have come back after their short break away from me! Foster mum and Dad stayed here to look after me and I was spoilt again! Master said he had got me a present but it was in his case, the one that seemed to be delayed, well the case finally arrived yesterday and still no gift for me! I am back to being walked in the early morning, because of the heat and I love getting the first scents of the rabbits and deer, it is so exciting!
I have been doing a lot of guest relation duties over the week-end, everyone loves me as normal!
I have a new best friend, Amy is the young lady that helps mistress clean the rooms. She really does love me and can’t wait to visit me. I love it as I get lots of tummy tickles before she starts work and lots after she has finished.
Phew it has been hot! because of the heat mistress has been making sure I get to paddle most days. She has also taken to walking me early in the morning before it gets too hot. We set off between 5am and 6am and it is wonderful as we see so many rabbits and we even see deer out in the fields, leaping in the air. I do enjoy the early morning walks but I miss the one later in the day, I do try to remind mistress it is going out time but all she says is I have already been out! Master has said that she can take me in the winter at the same time, I don’t think so I am not going out when it is cold and dark!
Master brought me a cooling gel mat but I don’t use it, it squelches! This week we have had some new guests who thought I was wonderful, I joined them for tea in the garden for 2 days, they gave me lots of attention, even the guests who claimed they were cat lovers seemed to like me!
Phew, hopefully the heat will break soon.
It is sooo hot, sometimes I just do not know where to put myself to cool off. Mistress is trying to walk me early and trying to let me paddle most days but I only go for short walks in case I get over hot. The other day we managed to get out earlyish and we went for a walk to Buckland and Mistress said she despaired at me! We have not had rain since may bank holiday but I still managed to find a stagnant muddy part and launched myself in and it went up to my knees! oh its was so cool and I felt like a hippopotamus may feel covered in mud to keep cool…but mistress was not happy. I had Muddy knees, she sent a photo to master who made matters
worse as he said I looked cute!!
Last week-end I saw my friend Amy again, she comes along to help mistress clean and sometimes serve breakfast, but what is great about her is she ‘loves’ me, no really ‘loves’ me, I get wonderful tummy tickles, lots of them it is soooooo good.
This week we had a surprise visitor in the garden, well I have seen it before but never told anyone, I gave a sharp bark and then would not move so mistress came to see what was up. It was Henry the hedgehog, he was very hot and mistress thinks he may have come out looking for some water to cool off. I couldn’t wait to show master when he came home. He has sharp prickles and my nose got prickled as I accidentally put my nose on him when I was showing mistress. He has now gone, but hopefully not far and will be back, I don’t have many friends and he seemed friendly well sort of!
Even after all this dry weather I can manage to find Mud! Mistress is not sure how or why I do but we walk along fields that are cracking and I find a muddy bit which I obviously have to walk in and it is normally up to my knees which usually means it gets on my tummy! I love to do it as it always causes mistress to laugh at me.
I was not laughing the other day as master was tickling my bum, mistress asked what was on my ear? master couldn’t see anything but mistress insisted there was something and then she headed in to the kitchen with ‘purpose’! I did go to help and she was in my cupboard so I thought Oh Goody biscuits! but no she got a plastic packet out and told me to come back outside….she told master to hold my head and then she messed around with my ears, I was not good at standing but she eventually told me I was a good girl and gave me a treat…she had removed a tick form my ear! It must have been from all the long grass I have been running through, I don’t want to get another one as they are not nice and they drink my blood! Still I did get a treat out of it so all is good in the end.
I have had some lovely walks in the last couple of days. Yesterday I went through lots and lots of long grass which was full of their seeds. As I ran through the grasses I set off a cloud of seeds and managed to get them everywhere ! Mistress was worried that I may get them in my ears but all master said was ‘ well it can’t hurt as it is all empty in there!’ how rude is he?
Today I went up to the tower and we had a wonderful walk, they also kindly put out a bowl of water so I managed a lot of slurps. Mistress did tell me off on the way home as she was busy photographing and showing other people the wild orchids and my big feet seemed to tread very near them! well I wanted to know what all the fuss was about as they were not paying attention to me! luckily I just missed stepping directly on the flowers.
I want to go to the Hare and Hounds hotel in Tetbury !
We had 2 Australian ladies staying ( they were fun and laughed a lot!) and they were surprised at how many dogs were allowed in pubs and restaurants over here,(don’t they that dog is man’s best friend?) any way one of the ladies was saying how in the Hare and Hounds they had a special dog menu! She showed it to mistress who told me all about it and I think I would order the baked fish, potatoes and peas followed by the braised venison with rice and carrots mmmmmm that sounds good. Mind you I do not eat too badly here at Windrush only yesterday I had smoked salmon and this morning sausage and bacon! well we hate waste here!
Once again I have been busy busy, because of the good weather I have been entertaining/welcoming the guests while they have been having afternoon tea in the garden. I do like to give a warm welcome in hope that I will be rewarded with a crumb or two! I did push my luck the other day when they guests were not big dog lovers so to my embarrassment I had to be taken inside! I do so love and afternoon tea as you never know if it will be home made, lemon drizzle, victoria sponge or even a shortbread…I am not fussy!
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