a good run down the fields today, chasing hares. Yesterday
I even chased some owls. Anyway, just to wish everyone a
very Happy New Year. Don't forget to make your New Year
wish. All I ever wish for is for all my doggie friends to
be happy and hope that the dogs in Rescue get a new good
home with someone that will want them and look after them
properly, like I did when I was a tiny puppy. Happy
New Year everyone.
is busy at the moment with spending time down in West Wycombe
and then up in NE Scotland. Sometimes I have to sit in the
car for 8 hours while Boss Woman drives up or down the road.
One day I am chasing Muntjack down in Buckinghamshire and
then the day after I am chasing geese or hares in Scotland
Well we are up in Scotland for Christmas, which I am happy
with, although it IS very windy and the sea looks like it
is boiling it is so stormy. I got a lovely new pink ball
for Christmas and loads and loads of Turkey, so with a nice
roaring log fire we are at least cosy. Boss Woman is just
sorting out details of our walk in May on the Ridgeway,
which I am looking forward to. Just me and Boss Woman will
be walking most of it by ourselves, with Big Guy joining
us for 2 days at the weekend. Boss Woman was talking today
about going to see the Stonehaven Fireballs, but I won't
be allowed to go because it is so busy, I could get trodden
on, or even burnt by a blazing fireball if I am not careful.
found a baby bird in the Forest today. It didn't half squawk
when I put my paw on it. I left it when Boss Woman told
me to and she picked it up and put it in the bushes for
safety. I didn't hurt it at all. I could hear it's mother
calling it from the trees above. Boss Woman thought it looked
like a baby Redwing. A massive Golden Retriever tried to
bowl me over in the Forest. It was totally mentally manic,
it kept running and jumping about all over just like a Rabbit.
It almost knocked Boss Woman over but she put her hands
out to stop it AND it dared even try to pinch Amber's stick.
It's owner said it was 16 months old and she had owned him
for 3 weeks and it used to be a Guide Dog but it failed
because it couldn't focus on the task it was meant to do.
I think he was just so happy to be out and running in the
Forest, it was making up for lost time.
He did try and pinch my stick but I growled and chased him
off. His owner said it served him right and he had manners
to learn and NOT to annoy everything in sight.
it seems that because we have dwindling daylight hours and
it is pitch black at 4.30 p.m and me and my friend Amber
DO like 2 walks per day, that SHE is going to get her bike
out and take us to the forest for one longer run every day
to tire us out. So instead of doing a 4 or 5 mile walk during
the day, then another mile or 2 after tea, we will have
a 6 or 7 mile one during the day. SHE said it will stop
us pestering her for another walk after tea. It won't work
... I got into trouble today. I found
something dead in the sand dunes and I thought it smelt
so nice that I rolled in it to get the smell on me. Boss
Woman was NOT amused and made me have a shower. She knows
I don't like having a shower.
I was nearly in BIG trouble this morning. Walking down the
coast path and I spotted a woman with a chuckit, throwing
2 balls for her 2 black labradors. So ... I did what any
self respecting Staffie x would do. I went and pinched one
and ran away. The woman marched up to me and tried to take
if off me. Mmmm. So, I tried to snatch it back and then
she accused me of trying to bite her. Boss Woman firmly
told her that NEITHER me nor Amber would ever ever bite
anyone and told her that the way to get a ball off a dog
was to get it to LEAVE and not to snatch it out of it's
mouth/ When Boss Woman told me (well, 2nd time of telling,
because it was a nice ball) to leave it, then I did. See.
Easy when you know how. Her dog was
sniffing my bum so I growled at it. I didn't like her or
is my birthday today, I am 5 years old. Boss Woman sang
Happy Birthday to me but I wasn't much impressed with her
singing. We were going to have steak for dinner but it wasn't
defrosted in time so we had chicken instead. It was lovely,
then we went for a long run in the Forest. Polly
was a bit mean and she didn't want to share the football
on a tug rope she got for her birthday. We had a good game
of fetching the stick in the Forest which made us tired.
had 2 Jehova's Witnesses at the door today and for some
strange reason, they didn't seem to want to stay and talk
to Boss Woman. Well not when me and Amber went out to say
hello anyway. Very odd ...
stupid kid was hanging around in our garden last night and
making noises. I kept barking to warn them off but they
still kept coming back. I think they would have been really
really scared if Boss Woman had let us run out to chase
them away. Hee Hee
I got into MASSIVE trouble today with Boss Woman. We all
went for a walk down the coast path and me and my friend
Amber went past a field of cows. Well one of the cows lowered
it's head and made a strange noise, so we ran in the field
to chase it. Amber went straight back to Boss Woman when
she called but because the cow was chasing me and trying
to kick me, I was chasing it back. Well, I had to go back
to Boss Woman in the end and she gave me a big SLAP. Mmm
I don't think I will go chasing cows again. We
only wanted to play chasing but the cow was getting a bit
mad with us.
Woman has got something called viewranger
ordnance maps on her mobile phone. So when we go walks in
the Forests now, she can find the paths okay without getting
us lost again. Well I don't mind getting
lost, it means we get to go on even longer walks trying
to find our way back.
electricity man has just been to the door, so I ran out
to say hello (as I do ...). There was a stick in the garden
so I took it to him so he could throw it for me. He didn't,
so I snapped the stick in half with my strong jaws and sharp
teeth (as I do ...). The poor man looked scared and put
his hands in his pockets like he thought I was going to
do it to his hands next LOL Boss Woman spoilt it by telling
him that I was very FRIENDLY Grrrrr
like we are walking the Ridgeway (87 miles) again next May
and that I will be getting sponsored again in aid of Staffie
Rescue. Mmm like I never got asked first Anyway, if you
would like to sponsor me, then please do. It is in a very
good cause to help my fellow dogs who desparately need help.
In fact, if you would like to join us for a day or 3, you
are very welcome. I am going to be in the local newspaper
as well. Boss Woman said I could walk
some of it as well. I had a tick on my back leg, luckily
Boss Woman pulled it out with some tweezers before it sucked
ALL my blood.
the trees in the Forest are moulting and when I went swimming
in the river I had to swim through a raft of leaves which
made it difficult to see the stick that Boss Woman had thrown
Woman went away and left me for a few days. I was so upset
and worried that I lost some weight and now my collar can
pull over my head without unfastening it.
Polly is such a wuss. I wasn't upset, athough I was very
glad to see Boss Woman when she came back.
what a long weekend I have had. Been down to West Wycombe
to see Big Guy. Apparently that is where we are all moving
to soon. What a very long drive down there and Me and Amber
just settled down in the back of the car and went to sleep,
seeing as there was nothing else to do. Borrrrrrrrring .....|
In the fields near where we stayed there was some strange
men chasing birds out of the undergrowth and some even stranger
men shooting the poor things out of the sky. Seems a waste
of time to me. Apparently it is a shooting estate and if
I chase the birds I get shot, but if the strange men chase
the birds, some other strange men can shoot the birds. How
does that make sense? The birds don't stand a chance at
getting away but at least if I chase them they ALWAYS get
away. Mmmm very odd AND the dead birds are so full of shotgun
pellets that they can't even be eaten. We went for some
very nice walks though and walked from Uffington Castle
to Wayland Smith, where Boss Woman and Big Guy picked loads
of sloes from the bushes. I think Boss Woman is going to
make some sloe jelly or something. Polly
didn't like the shooting and she was growling at the noise
all the time. It didn't bother me, I am used to a lot of
noise living with Polly.
Got a big parcel delivered to me this morning. My big bag
of complete chicken dog food arrived from the Laughing Dog
Company that I won when Boss Woman sent my picture into
a competition. I had some for my tea and it was really lovely,
you could certainly taste the chicken in it, I like it a
lot. Mmmmm. When Boss Woman took a video of me and Amber
the other week in the Forest, well she has now uploaded
it to You
Tube for everyone to see what a good swimmer I am. Boss
Woman said because I am black and shiny that when I am swimming,
I look like a seal. Well, I do have sharp teeth like a seal
and I DO like eating fish. I shared
Polly's chicken biscuits for my tea as well. I really liked
them. The bag top wasn't fastened very well and some of
them spilled out onto the lawn, so I ate them as well.
What a good day we have had today. Been down to Kinnaber
this afternoon and went in the woods, over the sand dunes
to the beach and went swimming in the sea. THEN when we
got back, I found out I had won a competition run by Laughing
Dog Food Company and have won a big bag of chicken complete
dog food. Oooh, I am even more famous now. The picture that
Boss Woman sent in was the one with me in the water with
a stick. In fact, it was down at Kinnaber that the picture
was taken. Well, Polly had better
share it with me.
We were ages in the Forest today. Boss Woman was taking
pictures of me swimming in the burn, with her video camera.
Don't know why because she doesn't even know how to download
them onto her computer. Think she needs help ....
went with Boss Woman this afternoon to do a home check for
someone who wanted a Staffie from the Staffordshire Bull
Terrier Rescue, Scotland. The woman was really nice and
spoiling me and she gave me loads of biscuits. She said
she wanted a dog just like me to adopt. Well I liked her
as well, but I don't need rehoming and I would rather stay
with Boss Woman, thankyou very much ...
Woman has just found out that there is a dog fighting ring
in Aberdeen which is very near where we live. Boss Woman
is always very careful about watching me and Amber and she
never ever would leave us unatteneded outside a shop or
anywhere else, luckily for us, as the dogs that are being
stolen are used as baiting dogs. Baiting dogs are used for
fighting dogs to practise fighting with. What a shame that
my fellow dogs are used in this way by uncaring cruel vile
people who train and force these dogs to fight other dogs
just to get money for them in betting which dog wins or
loses. Trouble is then, that these poor dogs get a bad name
and put to sleep forever and the owners are not punished
at all. Doesn't seem fair somehow. Well
I don't want stealing so I had better make sure I stay near
Boss Woman all the time, because SHE will sort them out.
to Fetteresso Forest today for a VERY long walk and Boss
Woman sort of got us lost again. Luckily she managed to
find her way out, just in time for tea. When we got back
to the car park, there was a car with 2 people in the back
seat. The man had no trousers on, so I went to have a good
look at them. Boss Woman said the name for that was called
Dogging. Well of course it was, after all .... I am a Dog!
My feet were hot and tired so I jumped
in the burn with Polly for a drink of water and to cool
my hot feet. Me and Polly were eating Raspberries from the
Forest, they were really nice.
heard Boss Woman talking about all these less than normal
morons rioting in the cities. She says they should be put
in a chain gang and made to clean it up and then they should
be jailed. Nasty thugs they are. If I attacked anyone I
would be put to sleep forever. What about all these humans
that are rioting, thieving, murdering and attacking people
then? Will they be put to sleep forever? No ... they will
probably get away with it. THAT can't be fair. Is it because
I am dog? What about animal rights?
Had a lovely walk down to the sea this morning. Boss Woman
was busy filming me and Amber with her Video machine, she
is supposed to be making a video to go with my CD then uploading
it to you tube or something. Don't think she will succeed
~ she is not very technically minded. Ha ha. A woman down
Catterline was chatting to Boss Woman and apologised for
her fast driving ~ apparently she had heard Boss Woman shouting
STUPID SPACKER at her as she drove past us last week at
high speed and almost ran us over. Thing is, this silly
woman has a dog as well and you would think she would drive
more carefully on these quiet country roads. I agree with
Boss Woman. Mmmm We had steak for
I was born in the Dog Rescue, Auntie Tracie looked after
me until Boss Woman took me when I was 7 weeks old. Auntie
Tracie had a very nice black and white Staffordshire Bull
Terrier called Bandit. My mother did not like him. In fact
and she bit him. Anyway, Bandit has been very poorly recently
and today Auntie Tracie took him to the vet to be put to
sleep forever. He was 15 years old. Bandit was a lovely
dog and looked after all the dogs and puppies that Auntie
Tracie looked after for the Rescue. He used to cuddle up
to them and look after them because he knew that they needed
a cuddle after being taken into Rescue. Poor Bandit was
very cruelly treat and not very well when Auntie Tracie
took him into Rescue either and she looked after him and
kept him and made him better. In fact if it wasn't for Auntie
Tracie looking after him, he would have died a long time
ago. Goodnight Bandit, Auntie Tracie says he is now a star
in the sky and watching out for me. I will look at the sky
tonight to see if I can see him shining.
It was my 4th birthday yesterday. I didn't get any presents
because Boss Woman said I had everything I need BUT I did
get a very long run in the fields, which I really liked
a lot. Happy birthday to me... Boss Woman DID sing Happy
Birthday to me this morning.
am NOT scared of the cat okay? Just because I stand really
still when our cat walks past me just means I don't want
to scare her NOT because I am scared of her. Whatever Boss
an exciting day we have had. Boss Woman took us on a new
path in he Forest, we have never been on before. The path
was blocked by fallen trees so we went round them, THEN
she got us completely lost, so we ended up climbing a barbed
wire fence and through a load of bog and heather with millions
of flies biting us. Then we had to walk back on the road
back to the car BUT she hadn't taken our leads so she tied
us together with a boot lace and walked us back on the busy
main road. What a palaver. It's a good job me and Amber
are good and walked nicely on lead, with only a boot lace
to stop us running into the main road. We enjoyed ourself
a lot, running about in the Forest and the heather, but
Boss Woman got attacked by tree branches and was not amused
and got angry with a branch that poked her on the head.|
Seems like we will be moving away soon, down to south of
England, so .....new adventures, new walks and new challenges
ahead! It was great running about
in the bog and the heather. Me and Polly played chasing
in the high bracken and Boss Woman couldn't see where we
went a short walk in Dunnottar Woods today because it was
raining and silly Boss Woman didn't have a coat with her,
we still found rabbits to chase though.
We were walking with a MASSIVE Irish Wolfhound called Murphy.
He was about 25 times the size of me but he still wasn't
brave enough to take my stick off me!
a really nice walk today up to the forest. We walked on
Elsick Mounth Drovers Road, apparently it has been used
since AD682. Wow. Just think of all those cattle and horses
walking over the same moor that me and Amber were walking
on, all those years ago. Me and Polly
were chasing rabbits all over the place, it was great fun
but we didn't catch any.
Rained really hard today when we went for a walk in the
forest and we all got soaked wet through. We walked to Mulloch
Hill Stone Circle, Boss Woman said it dated from 3,500 years
ago. Boss Woman was really interested and took loads of
pictures of it. I just thought it was a load of dirty old
stones myself and didn't see what the fuss was about. There
was about a million flies, all biting me at the same time
and they were driving me mad. Then we walked over the hill
to the other side but I didn't like it there and even though
Boss Woman tried to make me go, I wouldn't. There was just
something spooky about it and the rain made a very strange
noise and I didn't like at all. Luckily Boss Woman understood
what I was trying to tell her and so we all went back to
The black cat that always fights with Keira, our cat, got
run over today by a red tractor and trailer driving too
fast past our house. What a mess. Blood everywhere and the
cat's eye was popping out. Big Guy buried it under our plum
tree. I shall miss chasing it down
fun today in the Forest. Boss Woman met up with Lisa from
woofpacks and went for a doggie pack walk in Fetteresso
Forest. 9 of us dogs altogether. Spike was one SPOILT dog.
Every time one of us got a stick, he kept pinching it. The
brown labrador was really stinky because he went rolling
in poo, the black dog was really annoying and kept jumping
on all of us and and the little brown dog didn't play with
us because he had little legs and was a bit tired with walking
all that way. Even so, we all got on really well and ran
about the Forest chasing things for almost 2 hours. Spike
pinched my stick, even though I growled at him. He IS bit
a naughty but I liked being with all the other dogs AND
Lisa made a big fuss of me. At the end of the walk we all
went paddling in the puddle and got muddy. Hee Hee.
a not very nice walk today NW of Banchory on the River Dee,
it was horrible. First of all the footpath went at the side
of the golf course and one nasty mentally challenged idiot
deliberately aimed a golf ball at us which nearly hit us,
so we went down to the other path at the River Dee but the
path there was narrow and overgrown with thistles and other
sharp stabby weeds then the path went past a house where
it said private garden. Well, the path went right through
the garden so we followed it, excercising our freeedom to
roam (right of access) and a snarling gamekeeper dressed
all in green came out and told us off. We were glad to get
home where we can walk anywhere and not get into trouble
with nasty people. Glad we won't be going there again that
is for sure, which is probably the idea to put people off
walking there anyway AND it rained
Finished our very long walk now, so read about my adventures
on my walk page.
down to the sea yesterday and went paddling. Just as I was
stood there in the water, a MASSIVE seal came really close
to me. Yikes! Have you ever seen a seal with such BIG teeth!
Anyway, luckily for the seal, Boss Woman called me out of
the water. I mean, I have BIG teeth as well ....
went to see Ed yesterday in Laurencekirk, the guy who is
copying my CDs for me. He likes me and said I was a very
nice dog. It is exciting that I get some CDs with songs
about me and all for a good cause as well, to help other
dogs in Rescue that aren't as lucky as I am.
had a nice 12 mile walk in Glen Dye today and climbed up
to Clachnaben. I played chasing with a puppy in the heather,
he was a mini English Bull Terrier x Patterdale Terrier.
He could run really fast as well. It was really warm and
sunny and me and Amber went paddling in the River at the
bottom of the hill.
over to Loch Muick and climbed Broad Cairn today. Boss Woman
was walking really slow because there were loads big boulders
on the top of the hill she was scared of falling over. Me
and Amber had no bother, we just jumped from one to another.
I went searching for sandwiches on the top from some women,
but no one would share. Mean they were, didn't they know
I was starving after all that climbing and walking?
went down to the Wasdale in the Lake District yesterday
and today we climbed Great Gable to celebrate Boss Woman's
birthday. It was a big steep climb with massive rocks to
climb over. It was worth it though, because when we got
to the top, some people at the top shared their sausage
roll and sandwiches with me. Then we went walking over to
Sprinkling Tarn where I had a drink of very
cold water from the Tarn. We got to go to the pub for dinner
and I shared some of Boss Woman's chicken pie because she
didn't like it.
Hello everybody. I'm back,
after a very long time. Boss Woman has been really busy
and she didn't have time to do my dog blog. Anyway, she
is back on the case now and has also made me a brand new
website, with loads of new pictures and stuff. Loads of
things have happened since my last blog, in May 2010.
We walked the West Highland Way in May 2010 and I raised
£845 in total for the Staffie Rescues and we also
did loads of nice walks and mountain climbing during the
I am very sad to say that our old cat Gnipper had to be
taken to the vets to be put to sleep. She was almost 18
years old and she was very poorly. Boss Woman stayed with
her and cuddled her while the vet gave her an injection
(the cat that is, NOT Boss Woman) and then she went to
sleep for ever. Big Guy buried her under the Eucalyptus
Tree, where she often used to sit when she was alive.
We have another
cat now called evil Keira. She is nasty and grumpy and
she even bit Boss Woman. Boss Woman got her from the Cat
Rescue. Apparently her owner got sent to jail so she needed
a new home. Why we didn't get a nice friendly one, I don't
know. It even lashes at me and Amber when we chase it.
I am a bit scared of it, unless Amber is with me to help
me chase it. Boss Woman tells us off for chasing the stupid
cat, I am only helping by making it leave home so we can
get a nice friendly one.
Me and Amber went for a walk in Fetteresso Forest just
before Christmas and Amber got poked in the eye with a
branch. Her eye was full of blood and it was running down
her nose and Boss Woman had to take her to the vets to
have some special cream put in her eye. She is okay now,
luckily she didn't go blind.
Another time walking in Fetteresso Forest, I cut my ear
on some barbed wire and it sliced it from one side to
the other. Blood everywhere. Luckily Boss Woman had her
first aid kit with her and stopped it bleeding and put
me some magic cream on to make it better.
Boss Woman went floating off to Bruges and Venice without
me, then she went floating off to the Andes, Peru, to
walk the Inca Trail, again without me as well. Considering
she is scared of heights, it was very brave of her.
Anyway, our next big trip is when we go walking the Ridgeway
in May, which I am looking forward to very much. I like
walking, I like walking a long way, which is just as well
the amount of mountains we climb and long walks we do