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Can we play in the snow Janet ??

What a beautiful day for dog walking ! Days of rain were completely forgotten as we climbed above the fog and into beautiful winter sunshine, looking back to see the Eden Valley covered in thick fog while on the other side the Fells were also lit up.   The Lake District Fells  Ruby likes snow ! In fact she can't get enough of the stuff. The photo below shows her in a "cut out" on the hill, and she could not stop running and jumping into the stuff. My eldest daughter Rachel came with me and soon discovered that Ruby likes nothing more than chasing snowballs. In the end, Rachel got bored ! Lovely Ruby What can I say !!! Jaxson is enjoying his first winter snow and he wants everyone to enjoy it with him. Jumpin' Jaxson

The Farmers Guardian

My press release earlier this month on sheep chasing was picked up by a number of Cumbrian papers and magzines, and today a journalist and photographer from The Farmers Guardian arrived to interview me as I went about re-educating three dogs. Thankfully the weather held fair and the 1.5 hrs went by very quickly. The photo below shows Fran (my daughter) and myself posing for the camera ! Janet Smile and say "LEAVE !"

Jake the Thinker

Jake is finally showing the real him. Initially fairly timid, he is far more relaxed around other dogs. He does appear to be a one person dog though ..... who likes to travel. He's taken a shine to Paul. On getting into the car yesterday, Paul suddenly found a certain Patterdale jumping in beside him ! So off they went. The ever thoughtful Jake This photo of Jaxson sums him up 100%. Does he ever stop ?? The answer is "yes ... finally "! But while he's awake, Jaxson and his tail are on overdrive. But come the evening, eyes red and all activity around him having stopped, the curtains are eventually drawn on another day. Until morning comes ...... WAKE UP EVERYONE ! Jaxson having fun fun fun !

Battle of the Giants

Finally, Honey has met a dog she can look straight into the eyes of without suffering neck strain - and she's loving every minute of it! Tilly is here for several weeks and is more than a match for my little dog. There's never any problems created between the two, just alot of mad dashes and even madder glances at each other !  "At last ...... I'm taller than another dog !!! " The lovely dry weather somewhat disguises the real nip that's in the air when I'm out on the tops. However, Paul's dog Jaffa and young Jaxson, who is boarding with me, seem completely unaware of it. Jaffa (L) and Jaxson (R) I have a first at the moment - namely Theo is the first German Shepherd who has boarded with me. At just 6 months old, he's a large dog ..... even more so if you're a Chihuahua. However, Theo's curiosity as to "what's this funny little thing ?" has been met with a rather cold reception by the Diva ! A few snaps here and a

Tilly, Jake and Jaxson

Yet again I’m stuck with some lovely dogs !! Jaxson is with me for around three weeks while Tilly and Jake are with me for five. When Tilly first arrived she was rather anxious, but evenings sitting on my lap ( I know !! ) have allowed a very trusting bond to develop. Jake is a little too big to be given the same treatment but nevertheless, his confidence has grown the more he has been with me and I'm very pleased with that. Jake would have appeared in the photos ..... if the battery had lasted ! My new friend Tilly likes to be close to me and I think the photo below sums her up pretty well - although she will have a sudden dash into the bracken, making full use of her little legs to gain maximum speed. "Janet ..... someone's looking at me" As for Jaxson ! Like the other two, not a nasty bone in his body. Sometimes he just doesn't know when to settle down and let sleeping dogs lie - literally - but Honey soon puts him in his place ! She can snap at any dog

Steady Jaxson !

Two nights of heavy frost have made everything frozen, including these large puddles .... enough for little Jaxson to walk onto. As can be seen though, his back legs are keen to overtake his front ! Janet Steady Jaxson !


"We'll just pop into the valley because of the mist", said Paul, in his usual way ... and like a fool I followed ! So with him and Ruby in front, I stumbled my way across all obstacles just to get to the bottom. Dog walking or dog hiking ? Janet Surely walking a dog isn't supposed to be like this ?? Ruby does have eyes - somewhere Making silly noises at my dog Tilly !

Tilly and Maddie

I thought I would post a photo taken on a walk, of my dog Tilly, and Fran's little Cocker Spaniel Maddie. The sun was out and the two of them couldn't have cared less about sheep. While Paul sorted the camera out, they became a little bored ! Janet "1 sheep.. 2 sheep .. 3 sheep ... z Z z Z z ..."

Sunshine at last

After the recent gales which had seen the roof of one of my sheds being blown off (!), it was a pleasant change to walk in the sunshine without being buffered about. I just can't avoid the stuff ! Judging by the photo below, it certainly seemed to put the spring into Ruby's step. This quiet dog comes to life when on a walk. Ruby ..... muddy legs and all Now what has Honey stepped on ? Or in ?? !!!! Ok Honey, what is it ? With (left to right), Lewis, Poppy and Ruby

Chester's Mud Bath

Chester likes water ! Clean, muddy, warm or cold, this is one young dog who loves H2o. However ...... ..... he doesn't enjoy it when it's coming out of my hose and cleaning him. But given time, Chester would soon learn that one of the house rules is that all dogs are clean and dry ! Janet If it's white, it will be a dog !