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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A Father’s Pride

Campbell’s been coming along with me and Mum to sheepdog school and is shaping up rather well. I’m very proud of him 😀


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Dad and Berwick came with us last week for the first time.

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Then had a go, first round the ring, then loose in the field.

Berwick looked a bit bewildered, and wandered off to look for something more interesting, though how there can be anything more interesting than sheep, I don’t know!



The Little Boys’ grandad Bryn came in to try and help – – 




But he still couldn’t see the point of it all, and came out of the field to look for Mum.

He might be a slow learner at Sheepdog School, but he’s a star student at his other school; there he has a silver certificate for being a Good Citizen 😀

He might not be interested in sheep or toys, but I’m still rather proud of him.

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!

March 22, 2016

Toe’s better!

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The vet had a look at my poorly toe. Because it was fat and VERY sore, he thought I might have broken it. He gave me tablets and medicine and the next day I was to have a general anaesthetic. There was talk of x-rays, pins and maybe amputation. 

More alarmingly, they forgot to give me my breakfast!

Thankfully though, the nasty thorn that was the real reason for my pain, worked its way to the surface just in time. Mum pulled it out and gave me my breakfast 😀

I was soon back on all four paws and once more able to give the Little Boys a run for their money 🙂


If you look carefully, you can see one toe is still a bit fatter than the rest (my right, inside toe.) It doesn’t hurt any more though 🙂

December 25, 2015

Christmas comes but once a year

When the nice man from the garden centre comes to trim the trees with the prickly leaves

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Dad would like a new pair of slippers.
The Little Boys are working on it



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.



November 5, 2015

Autumn portraits

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Apple picking

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Our job today was to help pick up the apples 🙂


The little boys ate almost as many as they picked up


And sometimes couldn’t tell the difference between apples and toys!


So, although they were quite proud of their efforts

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Baby sitter

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Tesla’s always good for a spot of puppy-sitting 😀


October 14, 2015

Brothers’ Reunion

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Dad, Berwick and I visited Mum and Campbell while they were away.

I’m quite used to Mum or Dad going off for a few days and then coming back, but being apart was a new experience for the Little Boys. You should have heard the noise when Berwick recognised his brother barking a greeting as we drew up in the car. I was almost deafened! They were very pleased to be reunited!

We went for a lovely walk together.

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I showed Dad and the pups how Mum and I work the sheep (they were watching too hard to take pictures.)

 Then Campbell introduced Berwick to some of his relatives.


The visit was over all too soon 😦

Berwick and I jumped back into the car to come home

and left Campbell sunbathing with his great grandad 🙂


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 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 27, 2015

A father’s role

I like to make sure my little boys

Enjoy plenty of exercise,


Don’t wander off on their own,


Travel safely,



Eat wholegrain cereals,


And get their five a day.



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My best friend Spike is gone.

He couldn’t make his wobbly legs work any more, and he was very old and tired.

Everyone is very sad 😦

But he left me his settee! 😀 😀 😀


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?




Room for me too?

Room for me too?




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