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Toddle Cottage - a home with a view

As we were having dinner recently, Paul glanced over to the Scar and we knew immediately that the two silhouettes could only be those of our daughter Rachel and her boyfriend Ross. The sunset highlighting the two out for an evening ride emphasised once more how fortunate I am to live at Toddle Cottage and in the area that I do.

A home with a view
A recent boarding guest has been Josie, an extremely fit 8 yr old Cocker Spaniel. A small dog with a wonderfully warm and friendly personality, Josie was at her happiest when out in our field with a ball being thrown for her - then having the chance to

A great catch in the outfield by Josie
And now a chance to recover
Scooby is a residential training dog who arrived almost two months ago. This lively Beagle is from working lines and his natural instincts have been very much in evidence over the past few weeks ! However Rachel and I have worked hard to train this youngster into being a family pet, able to be off a lead and to remain closeby, to respond to his name and commands

Scooby in full flight
A very attentive little dog
One year old Hugo has been with us for six weeks now, staying for residential training. This big Doberman has a gentle character, though for the first few weeks he was extremely stubborn, refusing to even sit. But with persuasion and consistency this lad is a much reformed dog and I'm very pleased with the way he now behaves.

A proud looking Hugo


And finally a new addition to the Ardley household, Bert an 8 week old Border Terrier belongs and lives with Rachel.

Bert the Border Terrrier

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