New Year to everyone|
My New Year's resolution is to take Boss Woman on more longer
walks ~ she is getting fat!
Happy New Year
stupid squirrel came in our garden this morning, eating
the nuts that Boss Woman put out for the birds. I just hope
it can run fast ..... Had a lovely walk in the fields today.
Met loads of other dogs and people. I had a 15 minute game
of chase with a MASSIVE 11 month old Great Dane. Tired me
out it did. Boss Woman made me go
on lead because it annoyed me so much and wouldn't leave
me alone, I tried to kill it, even though it was about a
million times bigger than me.
a palaver on our walk today. There was a scarecrow looking
woman with sticky out hair and she was flapping her arms
about like she was going to take off and fly. Apparently
she was scared of dogs and the best way, she thought, to
scare dogs away, was to jump up and down flapping her arms
about, screeching I AM SCARED OF DOGS. Crikey, it worked,
OMG she looked just like Worzel Gummidge having a fit. I
was terrified! I wasn't scared, I
just thought she was a loony
a great time on our walk in the snow today. I kept jumping
up for the snowballs Boss Woman kept pelting me with. I
had to keep her amused somehow. We didn't see anyone else
out on the walk, whereas we usually see lots of people.
It's a shame people have to be so lazy. Just because it
is snowing does NOT mean that us dogs like to stay in. Boss
Woman has got new dog walking website working now. Good,
I like helping her walk other dogs and I get to meet loads
of new doggie friends as well.
down the snowy fields today with Louis and Coco, our friends
the Bichon Frises. We met the famous crinkly black labrador
owner in the fields out on a walk with the bully dogs. She
is very famous around here for having 2 BIG Black Labradors
that attack other dogs. One dog owner was telling my Boss
Woman about it attacking her Chocolate Labrador and it needed
£200 worth of veterinary treatment for bite wounds
and another dog owner was telling Boss Woman about how her
dogs knocked him into a tree when he stood in the way as
they were trying to attack his dog. What really annoys Boss
Woman is that if it was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that
attacked other dogs, the Police would be called and it would
make headline news in the local newspaper BUT because it
is a couple of black Labradors, no one reports it. When
Boss Woman asked the crinkly woman if it was in fact her
dogs that had done it and why, she said they only attacked
male dogs because it was a 'testerone' thing with entire
male dogs. Boss Woman suggested that perhaps she should
have their 'nuts' off then. The crinkly woman was most indignant.
Well they didn't attack ME as unlike a lot of other dogs,
I am no soft touch and I wouldn't hurt a fly BUT I have
been attacked by a pitbull and by a Rottweiller, both of
which got bitten back, so I am certainly not scared of gormless
Black Labradors. They would NOT dare
come near me. I absolutely hate Black Labradors and always
always chase them away. Fear? Me? Ha Ha
to the vet today for my annual jab. She looked at the lump
I have on my chest and said it was on the Lymph node and
if it got any bigger or changed in any way, my Boss Woman
had to take me back. She complimented me on my nice white
impressed one little bit. The One Show were supposed to
come and film me and Boss Woman tomorrow and then they rang
up today and said they will not be filming us tomorrow after
all. Some poor excuse about logistical problems. Maybe they
have been speaking to my old friend Nigel at the Stonehaven
Radio Station and are worried in case I cause mayhem with
all the wires and stuff. After all, I did get banned from
the Radio Station.
was really poorly last night and sicked up some blood. I
had a really painful sore tummy and didn't want to eat anything.
Boss Woman rang the emergency Vet and they said it sounded
like Gastro Entiritis. Mmmm WELL I did eat something nice
in the woods yesterday, that I wasn't supposed to ... Anyway,
today I did the stinkiest poo you have ever smelled and
now I am perfectly fine and even ate Sardines for my tea.
Woman is sooooo clumsy. I ran up to her with my stick so
she could throw it for me (again) and as she bent down,
she bumped her head on my stick. it WAS big enough to see!
I think she swore.
a lovely walk up through the woods, down some very muddy
fields and into Pangbourne. I found another tennis ball
(I found one yesterday as well) that some kind doggie friend
left for me in the fields and I carried it all the way on
the Thames path walk and back home with me. As we were walking
through Pangbourne centre, a stupid woman looked at me and
my friend Amber with horror and stepped back smartly into
a shop doorway out of our way, like she was scared of us.
Boss Woman said quietly to her as we walked past "Scared
of getting licked to death". It
was so muddy, we got covered in sticky mud but then we paddled
through the River Pang and got some of it off us.
very lot has happened in the last few weeks. Boss Woman
went trekking in Nepal (again) and left me a for a whole
week with Big Guy. I had to stay in my kennel and run all
day while Big Guy was at work which I did NOT like at all
AND we have now moved house. I really love my new massive
garden. There is so much moss in the garden, it is lovely
and soft on my back when I roll on it. Boss Woman isn't
too impressed by all the moss, but I love it. There are
loads of hidden treasures to find as well. Me and Amber
flushed out rabbits, chased red Kites, found an old football,
tennis ball and I even found a fossilised bone I was really
enjoying chewing on, until Boss Woman took it off me and
put in the dustbin. I really like the walks around here
as well, especially the walk by the River Thames. Only thing
is there are so many people (and other dogs) that our walks
are not as peaceful as they were in Scotland and Boss Woman
misses that. Also there are some very bad mannered owners
(and their dogs). Yesterday ... well ... this really cheeky
little Yorkshire Terrier came running up to me to try and
pinch my stick. Not only did I see it off with a big growl,
but the stick was so big, the little dog could not even
have picked it up anyway. Not sure
I like it here yet. I keep sitting by the door and wanting
to go back to our old house, but everyone ignores me and
tells me that I have to stay HERE now. I do like the walks
in the woods though but like Polly said, there are far too
many people and dogs down here. Our walks are no longer
peaceful any more. Boss Woman said she will have to explore
a bit more and find us somewhere a bit quieter to go for
some nice long walks.
you are going to stand there and look at me disdainfully
as I pass you by with a look of disgust on your face, it
is best perhaps, not to have the face of an ugly pig. If
you looked in the mirror, I would suggest, that the face
that looked back at you would fill you with more distaste
and terror than me and my friend Amber ever could. :-) Boss
Woman was NOT impressed. AND he smelled
a lovely walk on by the River Thames today. My friend Amber
got a telling off for getting narky with me just because
I tried to pinch her stick. Actually it was MY stick anyway
that she stole off me half an hour before. A Collie was
playing chase with me, then it went up to Amber and tried
to mount her. NOT a good idea. She soon sorted it out. There
was a woman walking with her little boy, about 18 months
old. Me and Amber gave him lots of kisses, which he was
laughing at and really enjoyed stroking us. Good result.
there I am, minding my own business having a lovely paddle
in the River Thames, when suddenly a MASSIVE Swan came paddling
up, all it's feathers fluffed up and hissing like a snake.
Yikes! I jumped out of the water quick as a flash and stood
facing it (from a respectable distance) and barked at it
to let it know that I wasn't scared.
back today from a windy and wet week on the Isle of Lewis
and Harris. It was FANTASTIC. Beatiful lovely white beaches
and turqoise blue sea. I loved going in the sea and running
on the sand. Went for some very nice walks in the hills,
visited some (boring) stone circles and standing stones
and saw a massive wooden mock up of one of the Lewis Chessmen
at Uig Sands. Boss Woman was suitably impressed with them,
even if I wasn't. We were on the Ferry for 3 hours and we
were even allowed to sit in the seating area and didn't
have to stay in the car like we do when we go on the Ferry
to France. The cottage we stayed in was right next to a
sea loch, so me and my friend Amber could go down to the
Loch for a pee and poo first thing in the morning.
got an email today, addressed to me personally, wanting
me to try out a new pen and notebook that works in the rain.
I also got an email about a month ago from a dog food Company
that wanted me to try their food. Thing is, last time I
tried a free sample of dog food, from the Laughing Dog Company,
I didn't like it at all/ We tried it for the first day and
then wouldn't eat any more of it. It was so horrible that
even my friend Amber wouldn't eat it, so Boss Woman took
it for the homeless dogs at the SSPCA, where I am sure they
would make use it. You see if I don't like it, I will say
so and when Boss Woman told the last dog food Company that
asked me to try their food, that if I didn't like it, I
would let EVERYONE know about it, they never replied. Just
because you send me free samples, does not mean I will say
nice things about it. Oh no ....
a lovely walk in the woods today and there I am walking
on the path, minding my own business, when suddenly a slow
worm just happened to be sunning itself right in front of
me. I didn't even see it, in fact I almost tripped over
it and unfortunately I stood on it. Good job it wasn't an
Adder! Anyway, the slow worm wasn't as slow as I thought
it would be and slithered off into the undergrowth about
900 miles per hour, none the worse for having me stand on
it. It really ought it watch where it sunbathes next time.
and Amber are enjoying ourselves up in Northumberland this
weekend with Boss Woman and Big Guy. We spent most of today
walking down to Ross Point on Ross Links, while Big Guy
was working. Miles of lovely sand and sea for us to run
in and we had a great time. I was a bit peckish, so Boss
Woman shared her banana with us. Only trouble was, we had
to walk through a field of cows to get to the beach and
Boss Woman is TERRIFIED of cows. We got through the field
safely and onto the beach, but then she was really worried
about having to go back the same way. As it turned out when
we went back, the cows had wandered off to the other side
of the fields and ignored us anyway. Well
I wasn't worried, I am sure if I had barked at them, they
would have run away. Wouldn't they?-
rather silly man called Jonathan Vernon Smith, who apparently
is some sort of radio presenter, has made some very disparaging
remarks, on air, regarding Staffordshire Bull Terrier types
of dogs. He made a rather disturbing generalisation that
ALL Staffies are dangerous and bite the faces off children
and that it is always in the media about it and how dangerous
we all are. Well, on the rather ignorant basis of HIS thinking,
can us Staffies and Staffie X's safely assume, from what
is in the media about some T.V. and radio presenters being
paedophiles, that ALL T.V. and radio presenters are
paedophiles? Honestly, some people will say the most stupid
things, just to get ratings on their rather tired boring
radio shows. Probably his speciality is attacking defenceless
animals, the yellow bellied cowardly bully. Actually
he got banned from the radio for making pornographic remarks
about a very young girl.
Should be sacked.
Woman thinks me and my friend Amber are getting fat, so
today she took us on an 8 mile cycle ride. Well, SHE cycled,
we trotted behind. Mmmm not sure I am liking this. Yes,
she forgets I just have little legs and have to run faster
than Polly to catch up.
busy all weekend helping Big Guy to rotovate the garden.
We have done a good job and now I have to help plant everything
out and keep the pigeons from eating everything, by chasing
them away ... Consider it done ...
a lovely walk on the Thames River path again. It was so
nice on my belly to go paddling in the water to cool down.
A very nice man gave me and Amber a biscuit. In fact, he
was so very nice that every time I asked him for another
one, he gave it me. Boss Woman accused him of trying to
make me fat and teaching me bad manners. I got into trouble
for trying to steal a chuckit ball off 2 collies. LOL The
water was so lovely and cool and I had a good splash around.
Even though I can't swim like Polly can, I still like the
water to go paddling in.
relieved that the MASSIVE evil ginger tom cat wasn't waiting
for me today. I went into the undergrowth yesterday just
to have a look at the cat and it attacked me and then even
had the cheek to follow me out of the shrubbery with it's
back all arched, making a nasty horrible threatening noise.
Even my friend Amber who will chase ALL black Labradors
that come near her, catch and kill rats and is scared of
nothing, even she turned away from it and walked the other
way. It was MASSIVE and anyway I wasn't
scared, I just decided to let it go this time.
EGGS, 5 BLOODY EGGS! is what my Boss Woman shouted at me.
Look, all I did was to take them from the bowl (SHE left
it on the floor behind the patio door) and I ate them all.
I eat them all the time, but usually Boss Woman gives me
one in a morning when we go and let the hens out. This time,
I thought I would just take one out of the bowl, then I
took another .... Crikey she was so mad. Even though I followed
her around with my ears back, letting her know how sorry
I was, she ignored me. I am keeping a low profile now. Better
safe than sorry. I hurt my
paw on the flint path and so Boss Woman has put me some
tea tree ointment on and a baby sock to keep it clean. I
feel stupid with a baby sock on and I tried to chew it off
but Boss Woman told me off.
a lovely walk on the Thames path. Unfortunately in the very
last field there was a herd of cows and Bosswoman being
scared (like terrified) of cows, we had to walk all the
way back again, even though we were nearly right at the
end of the walk but me and my friend Amber didn't mind at
all, we like long walks. Well, it
didn't help the fact that Boss Woman was carrying a massive
bright pink umbrella. They WERE bound to notice us with
her carrying that ...
was so very very glad to see Bosswoman back from walking
holiday in Italy. She has a funny whispering voice (a lot
quieter than usual) and she is looking very sad and sorry
for herself. She is telling everyone she has flu, whatever
that is. Anyway, she was still fit enough to put up my swing
on the pear tree. You know the one that I always played
on in the woods until someone pulled it down and threw it
away and then I found it in the undergrowth and took it
back to Boss Woman? Well that very same one. I
missed Boss Woman a lot and keep kissing her all the time
to let her know that I was glad she was back. Stupid Polly
got carried away with the swing and pulled the wooden cross
piece off the rope.
there we are running through the woods, minding our own
business, when me and my friend Amber espy a man hiding
behind some trees, acting very suspiciously. We ran up to
him and barked and growled at him to let him know he had
better not start any funny business. Boss Woman marched
up to him and asked him in a croaky voice (she has flu ...)
just exactly WHAT he was doing lurking in the bushes.
The man said he worked for the Forestry Commission and he
was there to set and check the traps they had put in the
trees for the processionary caterpillars. Apparently these
caterpillars are destroying trees. Well, Boss Woman told
him that lurking in the bushes was not a good idea and he
said that most of the Forestry Commission workers do that
all day long. Very odd.
through the woods today, there was a naked young guy ran
across the path. So ... like the Terriers we are, true to
style, anything runs we chase. We chased him down the path.
He ran towards his clothes and put them on right quick and
last time we saw him, he was stood up and fiddling about
with himself down his pants. +++++++Boss Woman is going
to get a picture of him next time she sees him (with his
clothes on hopefully). He was about 18 years old, skinnyish,
wears weird clothes, like one time he was wearing a pair
of women's tights over his underpants and another time in
the middle of the hot summer he had his hood up and another
time he had on a MASSIVE pair of earphones. The cops have
been and they are on the case, as half the village is, seeing
as Boss Woman told everyone. Another
Bares in the woods today ...
walk in the woods except for a MASSIVE muzzled German Shepherd
that jumped out of the back of a man's car and ran straight
across the road to menace me and my friend Amber. My Boss
Woman shouted at it and we just ignored it and then the
man called it back. Then a stupid moronic young bouncy black
labrador came jumping up to me and Amber so of course Amber
chased it off, much to the annoyance of it's equally stupid
owner. I really do wish people woud keep their dogs under
as Boss Woman let the ducks out of the pen this morning,
one of them flew straight onto my head. Got muddy duck feet
marks on my head now. Good job it
didn't land on MY head, I might have swallowed it whole!
2 VERY weird women in the woods today. I kept following
them and one of them was getting quite annoyed. They smelt
really interesting and they had something in their pocket
that I liked the smell of. Boss Woman said they smelt of
Cannabis, whatever that is. Boss Woman reckons I would make
a good sniffer dog.
anyone sees a purple chicken anywhere, can you let my Boss
Woman know please? One of the chickens was moulting and
it got pecked by the others so Boss Woman sprayed it on
some purple wound spray. Trouble is, it must have stung
it because it was squawking like mad and I got excited and
tried to jump on it and it escaped, ran into next doors
field and now it is lost in the long grass somewhere. Think
I am in trouble ..... I was only helping.
BIRTHDAY today, 7 years old I am. I got a new fleecy coat
and a new orange collar and lead for my birthday. Going
for a long walk by the River Thames in a minute. Happy
Birthday Polly x
dog and stupid owner in the woods today. The guy said it
was a Staffie x Collie, but it never was, more like a Staffie
x fat Labrador. Boss Woman was throwing a stick for Amber
and this naughty dog ran up and pinched it out of Boss Woman's
hand and when Boss Woman tried to get it back, the dog growled
at her. Anyway Boss Woman would have none of it, and twisted
and pulled and got the stick back from the jaws of the naughty
dog. The guy is going in a weedy voice ... Chloe, Chloe,
come here for a treat ..... Someone ought to give the stupid
owner a SLAP and teach him how to train his dog properly.
NOT impressed at all. On our way back from our lovely
walk today in the woods, there was a PAID dogwalker going
mental with one of the dogs he was walking. The poor fat
brown labrador called Annie, was running away from him (don't
blame her ...) and he went mental. Boss Woman thought he
was going to kick her until he saw us approaching him. Big
Bully he was.
a really lovely, very muddy walk this morning.. Boss Woman
bought some leeks, parsnips, sprouts and onions from an
organic stall in a field on the farm estate. We passed horses,
cows and Llamas on the way. The Llamas kept staring at us
with their funny tiny faces and sticky up ears. We got very
muddy and when we were walking through Pangbourne, most
people made an effort to keep their distance when we passed
them on the pavement ~ not sure if it was because of the
'type' of dogs we are or because we were caked in mud ...
Christmas everyone and
from me too.