Happy Easter everyone, I had such fun helping hide the eggs in the garden for the Easter egg hunt. The trouble is I keep going back to check that they are still all where we put them! no I wouldn’t want to eat them …really! I did grab the chocolate Easter bunny that mistress put among the tulips though. It was soooo funny just as she took a photo I pushed past and grab bed it and ran round the garden! That is whet Easter is all about for me! Hope you all had a Happy Easter.
We had some lovely guests staying, they loved me! If fact the liked me so much they wanted to take me home with the, when mistress said I was car sick so they would not get very far they exclaimed they wanted to find my sister! They were lovely guests as just before they checked out they went and brought me a packet of delicious scmako chews for me. I was so pleased, mistress handed me the unopened packet and I did 4 laps of the kitchen with my tail wagging so fast everyone thought it would fall off! I even behaved myself when I joined them in the garden for afternoon tea.
My fame is spreading and I have another person feeding me more biscuits when they see me. Mind you one of my outlets is closing in September, the bank, just when I was getting used to trotting along there for more biscuits. My new outlet is the station at the bottom of the road, mistress sometimes pops in there on the way back from our walk and gets a paper and the lady there seems to like me! Master has been busy with his new camera and I have been modeling but with the hot weather it has been tough sometimes mistress has to persuade me to look at the camera as I pretend I am camera shy…well only for a short while!
I have been busy helping in the garden and master was so surprised he told mistress that he had forgotten how helpful I can be! Well he was busy putting up a screen along the neighbours rotten fence so I decided to help and I managed to grab bits of the screen, well they were falling off!, and race off with them. Mistress came out to help and she was busy chopping lower branches off some bushes and you know me always inquisitive so I was trying to grab the branches before she cut them and she shouted at me, it seems that she almost cut my nose off as I was not paying any attention to the choppers! I then went off in a mood and decided it was more fun to collect up old potatoes and take them on to the lawn to chew up. Oh such a lovely time busy helping in the garden.
I have been so busy again. We have had lots of race going visitors for the Cheltenham festival. Most of them like me but no one actually wants to roll around on the floor tickling my stomach. They all had a good time and mistress says we will see them all again next year as they have all rebooked.Mistress got the betting habit by the Thursday and she put money on several horses and guess what? some came in! she even managed to get the winning horse of the gold cup, she put £6 on to win ( last of the big spenders!) she was so happy to end up with £38. Talking of money while I had been being busy again master and mistress went off to some show and when they came back I was told no more treats as mistress had spent all her money on a new camera!!There was I working so hard with the guests and I have had my treats stopped as there is no money for them! I have even been mentioned in 2 trip advisors and as we all know that should get me some Chocolate drops, that is the deal but the chocolate drops are masters domain so hopefully he has kept some hidden from mistress!(b Oh yes it is taken with the new camera and I am now having to work hard at being a model!)
I have had a poorly paw this week, I even had to go to my doctors. Mistress took me for a walk and I got 2 thorns in my paw, which she kindly removed for me. Late on that evening I kept gnawing at my back foot so master and mistress tried to see what was wrong, of course I was not going to make it easy for them so I wriggled and wriggled with legs going akimbo, finally I gave up and let them look….BUT NOT TOUCH and master was certain that he saw another thorn in my pad. They did try to get me to sit still so they could remove it but I was not having any of that so it was decided that the vet would have to do it. By the time I got to the vet it had come out! but I had made my pad sore so I had to have an injection and mistress has had to try and bathe my pad in surgical spirit to toughed it up. Apparently marathon runners soak their feet in surgical spirit so maybe it will make me run further! Hope I do not get another poorly paw as I don’t like injections!
Well I have saved the day again! We had the inspector to stay, well he booked to stay and mistress messed up the booking so he arrived a day early when mistress was busy decorating. Well it just so happened I worked my magic on him, (as always) and he had an enjoyable stay with good breakfast and we maintained our 4 star, gold and breakfast awards, which was all of course due to me meeting, greeting and doing my guest relations bit! which all meant I saved the day. We had the written report today and it seems that he never even mentioned me BUT I know it was all down to me and I think mistress knows this too.
I have been kept on my paws again with various guests coming and going. I am having to get back in to work slowly, not sure what I am going to do when it all kicks off in March for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, I really will have to be up to speed and on my paws! This week we celebrated St Valentines day, mistress made heart shaped fried bread for one set of guests and the other guests were only eating porridge so she made some almond shortbread in heart shapes for them. I do like the shortbreads but I am not allowed them, apart from a few crumbs that may fall on the floor. I had to help master with his small gift for mistress, well it was from both of us as he had already given her a bouquet of flowers! I helped him write the wording on a small cake!
Well I have been a busy hound again, we have had guests and visitors so I have been working hard. Last week-end we had family to stay and it was great to entertain them and show all my tricks. I think that the ripping apart an empty box was the party trick that got the most laughs although I was on my best behavior I do not think granny was too happy at me breathing in her ear while sitting next to on the sofa! We had potential guests coming to view the place so I did my big brown eye look which I think won them over, well it did get me an invite to their party next March! I went up to the bank with mistress and met a girl behind the desk, who I had not met before, but glad to say she knew the protocol and duly gave me a couple of biscuits. I was very surprised when she said that she was sorry she did not know what flavour they were….they were biscuits! it does not matter what flavour they are…I am part Labrador …food is food!
I have been busy chilling out this week, it is hard work you know. Master and mistress had a couple of days away from me (they must have missed me dreadfully) so my foster mum and family moved in to keep me fed and entertained. I really do manage to chill out when they are here, 3 walks a day, breakfast in the kitchen and lazing on the sofa for the rest of the day. I made out that I was pleased to see them on their return but it did mean that the chilling out had to stop. We even had guests in last night so I had to be prepared to work, but it was alright they were not interested in dogs but the good thing was that sausages were cooked this morning and I was cooked a whole one! I think mistress missed me!