Today Sweetie Pie went to live with Lovely Lottie.
In her new Always Home.
Anyway, Today is New Year's Eve. Bye Bye to the Noughties.
(Sweetie Pie was a Naughty sometimes).
Bye Bye Sweetie Pie:(
We are Fostering BERYL.
(We are Not Good at Fostering).
Fostering means for a SHORT WHILE. Not for ALWAYS.
If Person was Good at Fostering there would be No Milly. If Person was Good at Fostering there would be NO ME!
There would only be Monty the Mont and Marmite.
Because Person is not Good at Fostering we are here for ALWAYS.
Beryl is an English Springer Spaniel and she's just Seven months Old.
I heard Person calling her Sweetie Pie.
Here is Sweetie Pie talking to Milly.
And here she is with me in the SNOW.
Sweetie Pie is Very Playful. Sweetie Pie SPRINGS (because she is a Springer).
I can Spring too. I have Sprung onto my Chair in our Dog Den.
Person went to visit Lincolnshire Dog Lady Sue. She lives with Lincolnshire Horse Man Garry.
Here is Herbie drinking water with a Big Horse.
Herbie is Very Good at Coming Back when Called.
Person went to see Lottie because Lottie is NOT Very Good at Coming Back when Called.
Here is Lottie with Cleo.
Person went to see a Golden Retriever who is 9 months old. Another Lottie!
Goldie Lottie is Not Very Good at Coming Back when Called either.
(Sweetie Pie might one day go and live with Lottie).
Springers SPRING. Retrievers RETRIEVE. German Shepherds SHEPHERD.
Monty the Mont tries standing over ME sometimes.
I JUMP ON HIM.
I am TOP DOG really - not Monty the Mont.
(I let Person think she's TOP DOG! Ha ha. I humour her).
When Milly and I play NOISY PLAY Monty gets Worried.
Monty doesn't like CONFLICT. He barks at us. He stands between us.
Me - well I LOVE CONFLICT with Silly Milly. I Love Conflict with Monty the Mont. Marmite is too lazy.
Conflict with Milly is difficult when Person is around. Conflict with Monty the Mont is difficult when Person is around.
This is because Person Breaks Up Conflict.
Person stands Very Still and Silent. She WAITS for us to stop. She waits and she waits.
Or she keeps walking backwards and forwards between us till we just give up.
Person is VERY PATIENT.
Anyway, Person went to see a dog called Millie. Yes, ANOTHER Milly.
Millie is a Beagle. Once, before her Persons rescued her, Millie lived in a pack of Hunting Hounds.
Then she got lost or stolen.
So now Millie was an Only Dog.
While her Persons were out at work each day she was so Unhappy she HOWLED and HOWLED. She broke things. She hurt herself. She toiletted indoors.
The vet gave her some Happy Pills.
My Person showed Millie's Persons how to slowly to get her ok with being all alone.
Slowly, slowly, slowly Millie got better. Slowly slowly the vet the cut down the Happy Pills.
THEN THEY GOT DILLLON!
Dillon is five months old. Dillon is Very Playful.
Sometimes Dillon and Millie do a little bit of Conflict.
Dillon and Millie LOVE each other.
Here are some more Happy Dogs.
One of them is Jester who writes on my Message Board.
Which one is Jester?
Jester is the one in the Middle.
I should be there too. We could play Chase. We could CONFLICT. Even FIVE Paterdales would never catch ME.
I am a SPEED HOUND.
Tom barks when he is Sad or Scared when his Persons go out and leave him by himself.
Then Person went to see Barkly Bear.
Barkly Bear is a Labradoodle and he is Petrified of Traffic.
His Tail goes Between his Legs; he Licks his Lips.
Person said Don't take him near Traffic for now. Not until he is ready.
Here is Barkly Bear looking a little Worried.
Toby and Ruby are brother and sister. They LOVE each other. They cuddle up together.
Toby and Ruby also FIGHT each other. Things Get Out Of Hand.
Persons says it's not Proper Fighting. They are Playing 'Who Is Top Dog'.
Ruby bites Toby's ear and Toby Screams. Toby Screams before Ruby's teeth even touch his ear! He Screams just in case.
When Toby Has Enough and he gets his own back.
Anyway, when I have to show Monty the Mont that I am Top Dog, Monty usually stands still. Monty doesn't Scream. He looks the other way. He looks the other way and waits for me to Stop.
Just sometimes, though, Monty the Mont Has Enough and gets his own back.
I SAW the Green Flower Pot that Silly Milly found (I did let her keep her Red Toy).
Person went to see a Lurcher called Del Boy. I am a Lurcher too!
Del Boy is Fearful of Persons he Doesn't Know. Del Boy is Fearful of Dogs too. He's Getting Better now.
(I'm not Fearful of any Persons. I'm not Fearful of any Dogs).
Del Boy is Rough Coated with Bushy Eyebrows.
(I am Smooth Coated and I have Whiskers not Eyebrows).
Here is Del Boy with Bushy Eyebrows.Anyway, I have NINE Whiskers over my right eye and I have ELEVEN Whiskers over my left eye.
Person Counted them.
Here is Poppy's Cat. Poppy's Cat isn't NERVOUS either - until Poppy Chases her that is.
Here are Dandy and Jasper. They are Brothers. They are nine months old.
Dandy and Jasper had started Fighting. Especially over CHEWS.
Dandy and Jasper don't Fight over Chews any more.
She BROUGHT INDOORS Burnt Wood from the Bonfire
She CHEWED the edge off the Veranda Mat
And she STOLE a Pack of Drawing Pins and scattered them everywhere.
So Person has now Removed All Opportunities. The Tea Towel is out of reach now, the Dish Sponge is behind the taps, the Bonfire is blocked off, the Vernada Mat is covered, and no Packs of Drawing Pins are left about.
I expect Milly will find a New Crime to do. I hope so.
Anyway, here is Jester's Sister Lolepop with some of the PUPPIES!
And here is Sam who Person went to see last week. Sam is a Girl. Sam looks just like Milly.
Sam doesn't do Teenage Crimes any more now she's 18 months old.
And here is Bella. Bella is a Mix of King Charles Spaniel and Half Chihuahua. (I am a Mix of two things also).
Bella is a very LITTLE dog, and Bella looks very GOOD. But Bella is 11 months old, so she is a Teenager like Milly. Bella Tries It On too.
Anyway, Person says I'm a GOOD BOY now because I have at last Grown Up.
Milly and I have started a New Hole. A new BLACK Hole.
Person says she wishes she had Caught us In The Act.
Anyway, I am a Hearing Hound too. I can Hear Person Coming.
Anyway, if Person had four legs she would not have Fallen Over.
I have Four legs, so does Monty the Mont, so does Marmite and so does Silly Milly.
Dogs have four legs especially so they don't Blow Over when it's Windy.
Here are Marmite's four legs, and here is Monty the Mont looking puzzled.
The vet pulled out the Very Long Stick.
Hector was Asleep at the time.
The Stick was Two Person Feet Long. My Person actually held The Stick in her hands.
Anyway, Milly has a New Toy. Milly's New Toy is Red and it Squeaks.
I have Milly's New Red Toy which Squeaks. It's mine.
I am not asleep. Not really.
Monty the Mont, Marmite and Milly can't have the New Red Toy. That is because I am a VID.
Milly can have her New Red Toy that Squeaks when I am ready.
Silly Milly sometimes chews sticks (and stones).
Silly Milly doesn't EAT them though.
Marmite eats SNOW too.
Here is poor Jester's foot after he tore his toe nail out.
And here are Milly's Feet after she dug a Big Muddy Hole the other day.
Milly FOUND THE MOLE.
She brought the MOLE in to show Person. Then she Ate the Mole. In One Gulp.
Anyway, I expect there is another Mole for me to dig up.
When the Snow goes away.