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Ice cream for dogs

Hey, there’s a new snack in town! Luxury ice cream – just for dogs – is now produced in three great flavours; Panting Peanut Mutter, Oaty Pawfection and Chase Your Tail Cheesecake.

Wagg Foods will have the Frost and Hound frozen yoghurt desserts on sale by next summer. They’ve got dog biscuits in them and friendly bacteria to help digestion. Sounds really healthy!

The only downside of this kind of treat is it means a face-wash afterwards from mum!

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Toddy has retired and is looking for a new home. At the moment he is the office dog for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in Saunderton, until he is fostered by someone. If a deaf person works full time and their dog gets too old to work, this means they have to decide to give up their hearing dog if there is no-one else at home to look after it during the day. The dog can go to someone else in the family, a friend, or onto Hearing Dog’s waiting list. Alternatively, the deaf person may be able to continue taking it into work alongside the new (working) dog, if there is one.

Are you interested in fostering Toddy or another hearing dog? Contact Hearing Dogs on 01844 428500. There is a waiting list you can join, if you want to adopt a retired hearing dog.

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Kissy kissy

Here, I’m on the London underground. Mum is dragging me across London yet again. I made myself comfortable and showed Karen some love. I gave her a smacking big kiss. That’s how to put a smile on a lady’s face, lads! And sitting in a priority seat, of course, for that all-important quick exit.

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I do …

Mum’s friend Jane got married last week. Jane is a fashion designer and made her own bridal gown. It was beautiful and Jane looked like a model. Mum was sooo glad I didn’t put my paws on her dress! The wedding was a very traditional affair. I tried to be really good during the church service but I thought it was too long, especially as no one was paying me any attention. All eyes were on the bride. Mum – can I get married one day?

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We went to the reception in Gerrards Cross – I didn’t get to ride in Jane’s red car, what a shame!

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We were in the countryside – brilliant! I ran around with Harry and got very hot and bothered. It was a lovely day and we had lots of photos taken outside. We went inside and mum & I were sitting opposite the top table. VIPs! The food was to die for, I salivated like you wouldn’t believe. I played with the bridesmaids, they had such bright pink dresses that I couldn’t take my eyes off them. Jane had made those dresses as well. Clever!

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Jane had also made the table decorations, lemons and limes topped with pink and red flowers, they were stunning.

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Everyone had chocolate cake (except me) so I had a bit of a sulk after that. But lots of people kept coming to say hello to me so I didn’t mind too much. It took us 3 hours to get home though!

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Parties galore

I’ve not been around much lately have I, so here I am to stop by and say hello. I haven’t forgotten you! Mum has been partying hard and that means so have I.

Mum organised a hen party for Jane and she packed me off to Auntie Maria’s for the weekend, so I totally missed this one. But I heard it was the hen party of the year. They went to a burlesque / lap dancing class, then went back to the hotel for champagne. Then they went to an excellent Thai restaurant, a bar and nightclub. Mum was in the hotel bar at 3am playing silly b*ggers and had a great time. She hit the spa the next morning and then came to pick me up. And I missed all that fun!

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Then it was Julia’s hen party. This was an excellent champagne picnic in Highbury park. I had to stay on the lead so I wasn’t very happy about that, but I did manage to steal some of mum’s cheese. It was a lovely hot day too.

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We met another dog – mum said it’s the smallest dog she’s ever seen.

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We then hit the pub where I got a huge bowl of water – they really do know how to look after four-legged friends around here!

Then it was Julia’s wedding in Epping. Doesn’t she make a beautiful bride?

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Look, she made the beautiful chocolate cake all by herself, isn’t she clever? The bride and groom are sitting on an island with a boat because Phil rowed Julia out to an island and proposed to her there.

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Of course, I did my usual and made more friends at the reception party….

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…… I’m shattered!

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I’ve still got Jane’s wedding to ‘do’ as well!

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Puppy love

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It’s not just people that love cute dogs. Apparently, so do cats!

Robbie has a new best friend, his new roomie who’s a Bengal cat. Robbie’s dad says Robbie has really calmed down since kittie arrived, Robbie just adores her, and they even sleep together in his bed. Ahhhhhh.

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We went to give a talk to the hard of hearing club in Twickenham. Well, mum did all the talking, and I worked the crowd. More ‘Smudge-groupies’! They all loved me and I think they liked mum too. Mum told them all about what it’s like to live with me (fantastic), how smart I am (goes without saying), how naughty I am (she even told them I’m a kleptomaniac), how I work for her (I’m the best), and how much I’ve changed her life (lots). We met some lovely people and made yet more friends, so we ended up being the last ones to leave. Again. I had a little chat with mum about that. We agreed, you can never have too many friends. Especially when they insist on giving you a bag of yummy dog treats.

Then we went to Auntie Ollie’s for a fish and chip supper. I was given another bag of dog treats (is it Christmas?), got lots of cuddles from Ollie, and John took me for a run. Mum was drinking pink champagne with a wild hibiscus flower in the bottom of the glass, it looked so pretty.

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Ollie got her wild hibiscus flowers from Lakeland, you can also get them from Firebox, or direct from the supplier. You place a flower in the bottom of a champagne flute, add a little of the syrup from the jar, pour on your bubbly and watch the flower open up. The drink even turns pink. You can eat the flower which tastes of raspberry and rhubarb. Magic!

We had such a lovely evening, we can’t wait to see Auntie Ollie again. She has promised a visit to her allotment soon. In the era of Henry VIII it was the orchard of Richmond Palace. Richmond Palace is no more, but the soil is very rich and John grows his fruit and veg very successfully – aided by Ollie watching from a deckchair with a gin and tonic in her hand. Those must be some posh vegetables!

– Mum, is Auntie Ollie a princess?
– Oh yes!

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Sand and sea

It was Mother’s Day at the weekend and mum took me to the beach so we could have some fun. Whoopeeee.

I LOVE the sand, LOVE the sea, LOVE the wind. The beach is one of my favourite places, and mum’s too. We always bring the ball and run up and down the beach, and we both go into the water when it’s warmer.

Mum took some photos. Here I am enjoying the surf …

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digging for my ball ….

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making some new friends…..

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and even more new friends…..

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Here I’m running up the beach, back to my favourite mum (for I know she’ll nearly always throw the ball again) …

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then we went for a nice drinky …

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Thank goodness for mums 🙂

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Happy Birthday Blog

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It’s been a year of tall stories, funny moments, and lots of lovely new friends.

Join me in having a virtual birthday cake and celebrating a year of friendship!

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