what a week it has been.....
the house build starts
Ghillie is finally allowed out of our garden and in to the big wide world - first proper walk had to be at the beach x
he ran his little socks off - or should that be big socks.
the girls were clearly delighted that he was there, as they actually stayed on the beach with us rather than hot footing it over the dunes in order to cause mayhem on the adjoining golf course!
also this week i had the pleasure in taking McDog - (for that is what we call him within our four walls - he has both an indoor and an outdoor name!)
to puppy class
it did not go well!!
i was not really keen on the whole idea - talulla never attended and that was when i was actually working at the vets.
i believe pups should just get out there - run off the lead from the very first walk and meet other dogs, cats, horses, people etc etc
our dogs are not wrapped in cotton wool when it comes to the big wide world - that is not to say that i am not a panicked wreck each time they go out.....
as i am sure Philip would agree!
anyway - the puppy class
we arrived on a windy night which was the first no -no for McDog
he hates the wind
and the rain
and now it has become clear he hates socialising!
he was one of only four dogs and from the moment we stepped through the door i knew it was not going to go well
i could almost see him scan the room within seconds.....
no hounds AT ALL
worse still NO WHIPPETS!!!!
only a tiny pile of foodie treats
rubbish squeaky toys for little dogs
a metal water bowl - McDog prefers enamel or ceramic
a dog so small that he was afraid he would inhale it
a dog so ugly that McDog had to turn away
ack - the situation was bad
after he had hoovered up his treats, sniffed at the token other pups, kissed the nurse holding the party many, many times - he thought his work was done.
after all - he had greeted everyone and eaten all the food.......
little did he know
he was weighed, poked and prodded - the nurse exclaimed in a loud voice how poor McDog was lacking in the nether regions....
oh the shame
he knows, we know, our vet knows that he is a slow developer - but to inform a whole room......
this is McDog on our return from puppy class
his face quite clearly states
never - ever - again
i keep reassuring him that it was just a tiny hiccup in his otherwise perfect life
i of course have yet to tell him that we have another three sessions to go......
during my mini break i received lots of lovely things that i have not as yet shown.
Etsy is slowly emptying my bank account - or is that Stephen's account?
LOVE these patches from Janet Clare
i love them so much that i have more coming - one is soooo special and i am so excited about it x
also just a few weekends before my mini break i ventured out for my first bit of thrifting since moving North - i have to say i was not disappointed.
the prices are certainly cheaper than in Kent!
this sweet pot and jug are from one of my favourite designs
cannot wait to take them to the new house and actually use them.
i found a few other treasures but i will save them for another day - i have sewing to complete for an order that must go in the post tomorrow.