Yay! Today we finally had snow! The pups loved it and I managed to get some pictures, but my photography skills don’t stretch to dealing with the light and have no idea how to get a picture that shows Pepper’s face!
Another week in lockdown! My dog walks our my little bit of heaven!
Today we went to a new venue - The Army Golf Club - it is a really beautiful course and in great condition. I think it is probably the least muddy place that I’ve been to recently, however young Master Ted, Dinky Doodle Dot extroadinaire excelled himself in rolling in something disgusting and poking his tongue out at me when I took a picture of him! How rude!
Here is the cheeky monkey and the gorgeous Princess Perfect Paws who couldn’t quite believe the state of her brother!
My little bit of joy every day is walking the pups and thank goodness for having lots of local places to go!
During the first lockdown I discovered Tweseldown Racecourse and love the variety that it offers - Teddy particularly loves the water jumps and makes a beeline for them whenever we are near!
I can't help having Pepper and Teddy pose on the jumps - here are some of my favourites:
I don’t really need to have Teddy registered with the Kennel Club to compete in hoopers, but I just couldn’t resist it and you never know, it might be needed one day!
So, I’m delighted to introduce you to Royal Teddylicious, who joins his sisters Royal Pepperlicious and Royal Rubylicious!
We ventured to Hankley Common today following a recommendation from a friend who had really enjoyed it, especially the lack of mud!
Sadly, our trip didn’t seem to be quite the same! A family I met in the car park gave me some directions for a circular walk, but I think they may have said left when they meant right, and after finiding myself completely lost, I had to retrace my steps making my walk significantly longer than I had planned!
Meanwhile, the mudmonsters were oblivious to the drama and were splashing about in every puddle they could find! Full baths were required when we finally made our way home - and a G&T for me!
We’ll have to go back to do some more exploring!
A few years ago I got this gorgeous picture of Ruby & Pepper in front of our tree:
I’ve been trying to get a similar one of Pepper & Teddy but they are not being terribly co-operative:
I gave in trying to get the perfect picture and went for a walk in the puddles and the mud - they seemed much happier with that!
It has been 8 weeks today since we met little Teddy. We celebrated with a lovely walk followed by a much needed bath after visiting every ditch and mud puddle!
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to do some hoopers 121 training during lockdown and was really pleased with Teddy and Pepper this week. Here is Pepper’s best run and a collection of Teddy’s training to show the progress he made.
I’ve also put together a compilation of Teddy’s outtakes. He is loads of fun to train and is just the happiest little dog. It’s basically 5 minutes of him doing zoomies between the training bits and made me laugh so thought I’d share 🤣❤️
Teddy has been with us for 6 weeks - time has really flown and he's such a joy.
Pepper has accepted him to a point. They eat side by side, they both sleep on our bed and enjoy all of their walks together. I can't say they have played together, but Teddy is a little wary as previous attempts have resulted in some hostility, but I think over time this will come.
I have to keep reminding myself that it has only been 6 weeks and how much we've achieved in that time.
Here are some of the pictures I've captured on recent walks:
My friend Emma and I decided to invest in the materials to make some hoops. She went one stage further and did all of the cutting for me, leaving me to asseble them Here is the final result: