Introducing Chase!

It was quiet.. too quiet …

I knew I had to have another furry friend, I have had pets for most of my life.

I researched all sorts of dog breeds and decided to look for a mixed breed dog, a cockapoo, hopefully a miniature size – not too small and definitely not too big.

And…. Although it would be difficult with me working, I wanted a puppy and not a ‘puppy farmed’ puppy like I had before. I spent too many years trying to change a badly socialized dog and right up to the end it didn’t work. I loved the little whippet but I couldn’t take him anywhere without him causing trouble.

So .. after a lot of searching I decided on a little black and white puppy. The first time I saw him he was just a few days old but he was the only one in a litter of 5 black pups that had some white fur to distinguish him from his siblings. He was the boy for me!!

I visited every week until the pups were 9 weeks old and then ~I brought him home…

Introducing Chase – my lovely Cockapoo born on January 4th 2016. My Grandson named him Chase after a police dog in one of his favourite TV programmes.

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Sad days and beautiful memories…

No excuses here for not posting – its been a dreadful few months..
Last October our beautiful Greyhound, Hippie, became ill. The vet diagnosed a brain tumour and we lost her.

She was ten years old and much loved…

 

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Her favourite dog friendly beach..
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Beautiful times…

And of course she needed the whole of the settee…

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Then in November I had a car accident when another driver drove into the back of my car whilst I was stationary at an island. I am still having physiotherapy for damage to my hip and shoulder and have only just this week, been able to walk without using a stick. I seem to be taking forever to heal.

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On New Years Day my lovely Whippet, Alfie, collapsed and lost the use of his back legs – he had an MRI scan and I was assured his chances of recovery were good. But on January 6th he spiked a very high temperature and became seriously ill very quickly. His little heart couldn’t take it and my little troublemaker passed away – he was just five years old….

My daughter and I remain completely devastated….

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He liked his seaside days too…

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And his pyjama days…

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He didn’t mind sharing the settee with Hippie or his friend Teddy…

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And sometimes we got to sit on it too..

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Obviously the house is dreadfully quiet at the moment and I’ve nothing left to say except – have fun at the Rainbow Bridge my pups…

I have some amazing memories of you both.

Well it’s been a while……

But I’m still here…

Still working hard too! I passed my Marina Operatives Course and even got my Helmsman Certificate! Yes I can now officially drive a narrow boat. It’s a bit scary but with more practice I’m sure I’ll be fine.

I have also just completed my Canine Psychology Course and passed with a distinction!! Another proud moment!

And… I have a new grand-daughter – she is four weeks old and absolutely beautiful.

So – hopefully I can be forgiven for neglecting my blog?

Hopefully I’ll find more time for it from now on!!

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