May 27, 2016

And Happy Birthday to me :D

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It’s my turn today. I am Five years old.

I posed obligingly for the birthday portraits.




Enjoyed a game of “Find it!”




And posed again with my sons.




My nose tells me there might be birthday tea later 😀


May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Little Boys!

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The Little Boys are one year old today.

A few pictures, then, on their birthday  – – – – –


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April 26, 2016

Boys in Trouble

All three of us were in the doghouse this weekend.

I discovered I could jump over the green wire fence and push through the prickly hedge. I was caught in the act, so went sheepishly back when I was called (though only after I’d had a bit of a bark at the little dog walking past my garden.) I was confined to the house and the teeny, tiny side garden for a whole day! When I was at last allowed into the big garden, I discovered what Dad had been busy doing 😦


He’s now ordered rolls of tall green wire fence, in case I think he’s built me a ladder.

Mum wanted to go to a brass band concert, but the Little Boys put paid to that idea when they ate a bunch of grapes. Silly Little Boys – didn’t they listen when I told them what happened to me when I ate a chocolate cake? Actually, we don’t really know if both of them ate the grapes. It was probably Campbell – he eats EVERYTHING, including tissue paper, magazines, important letters, cardboard, soap, plants, toys, shoes, twenty-pound notes and the builders’ biscuits! Today, Dad bought six fruit pies. Dad had two, Ben ate one, and Campbell found the last three.

Mum took me with her in the car today, to keep me out of trouble. I had to spend a long time in there, but we stopped on the way home for a lovely long walk. We both got a bit wet in a hailstorm, but neither of us got into trouble 😀

April 5, 2016

A ball!

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Guess which one of us is not ball obsessed 😀

I’m almost ashamed of him!

November 27, 2015

Four and a half and two halves

I enjoy exploring and running with the Little Boys


But I don’t cosy up with them in the house. 

They have their settee – – 


And I have mine 



Today, the Little Boys are half a year old each and I am four and a half years and two days.

There were no balloons, no cake, no presents, party or ceremony, just a spit and a polish for the photographs.



October 6, 2015

Postcards from my son

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Farming out the children

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I’m told I’m being very good with the Little Boys.

They’re exuberant, precocious, persistent and pushy. They jump at my face, steal my toys, push past me through doorways and follow me everywhere, but I’m very tolerant.

I look forward to their afternoon naps and bedtime though, when they’re safely in their crates and I don’t need eyes in the back of my head!

I was delighted, then, to see one of them off on an adventure in Van, to visit his relatives 😀

Just one puppy for Dad and me to keep an eye on 🙂


September 26, 2015

Growing pains!

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The little boys are growing 


And keeping me on my toes

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They’re full of mischief



Though you’d think butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths!


September 9, 2015

That’s my boy!

Last week Campbell met the training sheep.

He found them very interesting, kept his eye on them and followed them around the ring – – – – 

until – – – – – – – he found sheep poo 😳



August 8, 2015


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The little boys and I have been helping Dad make a path 😀

There was a path there before, but Dad was always having to rake it back off the grass.


I’m told it’s a bit like the story of the three little pigs, but with a path instead of a house, and a dog insead of a wolf!

The dog made the grass path muddy, and scattered the bark path all over the lawn.

The third path is to be made of bricks.

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Dad thinks it should do the trick!



August 3, 2015

Ten weeks old today

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And best of friends  😉


A chip off the old block?

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What do you think?




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Room for me too?




July 7, 2015

Six weeks and one day old

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Not-spot (Berwick)

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June 16, 2015

A bountiful walk

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We’ve just come back from our evening walk,

It would seem that I have a fine hunting instinct.

Or at least, a better nose than the dogs that lost these!


May 12, 2015

Back to normal

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My favourite vet gave me the “All clear” the other day, and says I can be treated as normal 😀

To celebrate, I took Mum on our normal walk – the one that is nearest and my favourite 😀

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April 8, 2015

I saw the vet again today – – –

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I do like him! 

I waggled my whole self to say, “Hello!” and enjoyed a bit of fuss. 🙂

He looked into my eyes, stroked my face,  admired my ears, massaged my neck, felt my legs, studied my toes, showed Mum where to feel for my lymph nodes, showed Mum how my bad toenail is growing out and getting better, more fuss, then let me jump back into the car. 

No needles, no stick up the bottom, just smiles, happy chat and lots of fuss 🙂

I have to eat more treats (she wraps something up in the treats – no idea what – don’t care)

MMmmmmm treats!

🙂 🙂 🙂

April 3, 2015


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I love people, so I’m thoroughly enjoying all the attention I’ve been getting these last few days – except for the needles – I don’t like needles, or having a stick up my bottom – I especially don’t like that.

It’s all about my eyes and my ears, apparently. I don’t feel any different, but I look different, so everyone is very interested in me, especially the vets. I’ve seen three vets in two days.

THis is how I used to look

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I had a sore toe a few weeks ago. Now I have tetanus. I’ve no idea what tetanus is, but not many dogs get it. 

I have two lots of tablets and some squirty stuff in my breakfast and tea and Mum and Dad watch me all the time.

They’re worried about me.

I’m not worried and I’m really enjoying the attention 🙂 

March 16, 2015

Clever collie?

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I don’t post anything for months, then Mother insists on publicly embarrassing me.  😳


September 19, 2014

I spy with my little eye – – – –

– – – – something beginning with – – – – 

Last weekend seemed to be full of the letter B!

We went for a long ride in the van and stopped at a lovely Beach in a place called Beadnell Bay.

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The next morning we travelled on and met the Boys and Bex 🙂

It was Bert’s Birthday. Mum had knitted him a new Beanie.

They went for a ride on a Boat and looked at Big Bridges – one was still being Built.

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Late at night on our way home, a tyre Burst and Dad exclaimed a word beginning with B!


August 12, 2014

Just lately – –

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– – – – it’s been all about ducks!


and swallows
















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