We have had a busy time with lots of walkers followed by a wedding party and now an Italian tour! I always like walkers and they normally like me ( not the grumpy ones!) I said hello to 4 lovely American walkers last week, well 3 loved me and the other one was a CAT person! unfortunately I was only allowed to say hello once they had finished their homemade almond shortbread. I think they were missing their animals left at home. One thing I do love to do with walkers is to go and check out their boots that are left downstairs in the hall on the mats they are full of interesting smells on the outside from all the fields they have been walking through, lovely!

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Mud is back, yes autumn and rain is here, oh I do enjoy paddling in muddy water but I do not like being dried off. The best walk the other day was when the mud was all dry by the time I got home so all mistress had to do was rub my tummy and it all fell off, wonderful why can’t all walks be like that! It is very dark outside in the morning when I have to go up the garden, it is all a bit scary so mistress has to encourage me to go out…I really want her to come with me and hold my paw, but she won’t, not fair!

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Autumn is here

Well autumn is here but we have had some good weather, mistress was so delighted with the weather last week we went for a long walk. It was one of my favourites as you head up towards the tower so lots of new and exciting smells and the views were beautiful. Mistress says she even saw a fox, a lady walking in the opposite direction also saw it, I think I may have been preoccupied with an interesting aroma as I did not see it.

My book keeper came to see me last week, well when I say my book keeper, I don’t actually need one yet, (maybe when I publish my blog!) she arrived with a cardboard roll for me, such fun as I rolled around with it between my paws and then chewed it up in to about 20 pieces.

I think I have won over a guest, he is allergic to dogs but still comes over to stroke my head! nixwalk

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Taking it easy

I have been busy, guest relations again! I have even been mentioned on tripadvisor again. I love this time of year as the apples keep falling off the trees and I collect them for mistress, she did shout at me the other day as she slipped on one of the crab apples I had collected for her. When she counted them up there were a total of 4 apples rolling around the kitchen floor! she was not amused. Any way I habeen so busy I am now taking it easy ready for the next round of guests.nix easy

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Pink Lady

Master and mistress went out last week-end and came back with a pick and mix bag of exciting doggie treats and a new identity tag for me. It is PINK! and I am now a pink lady! it is the first time anyone has brought me a girly coloured item I feel so proud a real pink lady. It jingles a lot more than my old one (the one I lost!) but I feel so proud of it. On one side it says Windrush House and the other it says our telephone number so that if I get lost I can be brought home. I would have liked my name but you are no supposed to put our names on it in case we get stolen and the thieves then know what we will answer to. I am so proud that master chose a pink tag for me.FullSizeRender

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Cousin Toby

We were visited on Bank holiday Monday by cousin Toby, I have not seen him for ages. He was accompanied by his young master and mistress. It was a very hot so I showed cousin Toby my den in the shade were we beautifully cool among the leaves. It was a beautiful day and I had so much fun showing him around my garden, I was upset that he did not want to see where I collect apples or even the best place to eat pigeon poo, but on the whole we had a good day. Because I was showing cousin Toby around I did not get to have a an afternoon nap so I was sooo tired in the evening.rob

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I was electrocuted this week and boy did I shout about it! it was mistress’s fault, well partly her fault. There are sheep in a field and they are kept from the path via an electric fence and as we left that field we saw another dog coming towards us on a narrow path and you know I am not very good with other dogs so mistress decided to back track and walk up the side of the field with the sheep and fence, there was about 6 dog lengths of space so we walked up there and waited for the dog to pass. As we moved forward I was so excited that I jumped and managed to get my back leg caught between the top and middle wire, well did I scream and not several times oh no just one continuations scream and as I was leaping around mistress could not grab my leg out of the wire so I was electrocuted for ages. Finally mistress managed to help and I was so distraught I could not even eat the biscuit I was offered to calm down. I was not happy and for the next 3 fields I was sooo good and walked to heel, but that only lasted 3 fields! Oh and for those wondering, I forgave mistress and even deigned to eat biscuits again!

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Scary greenhouse

There was something scary in the greenhouse! Mistress was busy putting washing on the line and then she decided to do some gardening. The tomato plants were getting a bit hot so she propped open the window and left the door open and off she went to weed. Well the wind got up and as I was being nosy I was looking in the greenhouse, well I have never been in there so I was peering in and heard a noise! I growled and told this noise what I thought of it, well it obviously was not scared of my growl so I growled louder! still this humming noise came from the greenhouse so I barked! still not scared of me…little did I know that mistress had crept up on me and did a loud bang behind me, well I jumped which made her laugh. Mistress told me not to be so silly as it was just the wind humming through the skylight! I just think it is a scary greenhouse and I am going to keep an eye on it, but not go too close!

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I had to go to the vet this week for my booster injection, I don’t like going to the vet, they are very nice to me but I am a real baby. Mistress got them to check my ears, well I squealed like a little pig and the vet had hardly even lifted my ear, there was nothing wrong with my ears but I don’t like going to the vet. I had my injection and was weighed…..I have put on weight so I have to go on a diet again! I told you I don’t like going to the vet, even if they do give me biscuits and tell me to loose weight.

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Mistress let me outside this morning at 6.20am ish and lo and behold there was a black and white cat wandering down the lawn. I could not believe my eyes the cheek of a cat walking along as if it was its garden! well I was not having that so I was off like a shot, growling and barking as I went that told it!, off the catboragenix scampered with me in hot pursuit. The trouble is during the pursuit I lost my name tag (jingly jangly) so mistress is not happy as she will now have to go and get another one made.

I had another photoshoot on the walk yesterday, mistress says that I look so pretty with the borage flowers , I am not sure that I like them as all the bees visit the flowers and buzz at my ears, mistress laughed at how fast I walked through the crop so that I would not be buzzed!

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