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Getting MY ducks in a row

Everyone who knows me knows how smart I am. It’s a Bordoodle thing. But that heritage also means that I love to herd anything that moves. Oh, and ‘budge’ people if they are standing in the wrong place or not doing the right thing. I also like to bark at anything that isn’t doing exactly what I want it to – like the Kong when it doesn’t dispense treats quickly enough, or Mum when she is being REALLY slow at getting my dinner ready :)

In the park today, I got my first look at some baby quackers. They were running all over the place…didn’t take me long to line them up though. Who needs sheep when you can have ducklings?

Mummy duck was most impressed, but then a BIG swan came over to have a look and I had to run for cover.

H x

Ducklings in the park

If you even move a feather, my shiny wet nose will touch your tiny beak faster than you can say ‘breadcrumbs’…

 

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Here comes summer!

We’ve had amazing weather here over the past week…and that means lots of outdoor play! Dad took me to the big park this morning, and I went for a paddle in the river. It was great! People even came over to watch me splash about and waited around to see if I really would pull Dad off the bank into the water :-)

Back at home, I’ve been busy seeing off the birds from MY garden and playing with my new black pig. (Note from Hector’s Mum: this is black pig number 3 – the previous ones ‘died’ of open heart surgery, apparently).

In other news, the next door neighbour gave me a sausage last week, so every time I see him in his kitchen now, I bark at him just so he knows that I’m ready for the next one!

H x

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Doggy paddle

Keen followers of my blog will remember mention of a doggy swimming pool. Well, last weekend it actually happened!

Mum and Granny took me on a LONG drive – in fact it was so dull that I had to chew through my special seat belt just so that I could go and see Mum in the front of the car. Anyway, after about an hour we arrived at The Brook. It’s officially called a canine hydrotherapy centre and they treat lots of poorly dogs there and make them better, but to me it was just about fun :)

The nice man there put a thingumabob (note from Hector’s Mum: buoyancy aid) round my neck and tummy so that I could swim safely. At first I was a bit sceptical because I usually like to have my feet on the ground and splash about, but Mum kept swimming up and down in the warm water, so I decided I might as well join in too:

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Hey! Wait for me!

We are going back in a few weeks’ time so I can perfect my doggy paddle technique. Can’t wait!

H x

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Holiday diary: a day in the park

Good morning world. Today, I have been to stay with Aunty Jo for a break from the olds. There wasn’t a whole lot going on today, so I went to the park and got my picture taken with my hair blowing in the wind. In this first one, you can see I’m considering making a break for it and taking a swim:

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Those birds look like they might want to play now I come to think about it… hmm.

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And here, are some daffodils. Given half a chance, I think I could schnopp them all down to the ground.

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I hear there’s a tasty Ear of Cow up for grabs..

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Yep – they don’t last long though. They don’t make ‘em like they used to!

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So that was my day folks! If anybody is interested in booking me for catalogue jobs or you have anything you need eating in a hurry (I had a tasty hairband this morning), you know where to find me.

Right now though, I think it might be time for a nap.

H x

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Putting things into perspective

It has been such a busy weekend. On Saturday, we went to the beach in the morning – I caught lots of waves and caught the eye of a nice lady who came over and gave me a stroke. She said I was lovely (or was that lively). Then in the afternoon we went over to Granny’s for a run around.

Because it’s Mum’s birthday soon, there were loads of people there…all to see me…er, all to see Mum. I made sure they felt very welcome by jumping up and shaking their hands in my big mouth :-)

Today we’ve been back over to Granny’s and I gave Molly a good chase round. Naturally I finished the visit off with a dip in the pond…mmm…I smell great!

Because there has been so much going on, I’ve been trying to stay up as long as possible, so as not to miss anything!! In fact, when the ‘bed’ word has been said this weekend, I’ve rushed under the dining room table and taken refuge. But this afternoon, it just all got too much. I was so tired that I slid down the kitchen cupboard into a puddle on the floor. Mum came and scooped me up and carried me back to bed. After all, I’m just a tiny puppy.

H x

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