Monday, 28 September 2009

I know what we did last sumer Part 1 (at least I think I can remember)

First we went to Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.
There were scary wee hairy things. WAaaaaaaay too friendly for Hamish.One of the only really sunny days from what I remember. Smashing walk near Godshill.
Chilling on the cliff walk outside Ventnor.
It is very tiring being on holiday you know.
Very tiring indeed.
Oh, no....more hairy things.
Another Bisto moment.
Another idyllic picnic fun day.
Finally, a beach that likes dogs.
What a dog has to put up with, eh?
Hurry up these flies are really annoying.
We stopped here for a picnic.
What a pair, my boys.
Give me the ring please....I need the ring, I must have the ring. Pleeeeeeeeze!My presssssssssssssssshious, I got you now my precious. HaHa!
Hmmmmm. Has anyone seen Hamish!!!
Oh, no that tree is moving. Let's get outta here quick.Chocolate box Church.
No, I'm the handsome one.
Hamish always like to read up on his local history where ever he goes.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside. Steephill Cove - Hamish loved the Crab Pasties and walked to heel with EVERYONE who had bought one.Wait, do I smell another one in the distance.
You're being very boring Steven.
Yes, yes the flowers are very pretty on the Isle of Wight.
The end of the road for now....look out for part 2 of our summer adventures - coming soon.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Vizsla Rescues Swimmers at Whitstable Beach Tea Party

What can be going on today I wonder? So much activity and no playing at all? All a bit boring for a holiday at the beach so far isnt' it?
Hamish decides to wait patiently and see what transpires. Anyway it's far too hot to whinge and whine for very long.Hang on, has everyone jumped ship and left Hamish to keep guard of the sandwiches? No I think he's on Lifeguard duty. Earlier, on the way along the seafront, he popped into the lifeguard's hut for some shade and got a few tips from the boys.
The current is looking mighty strong, Hamish keeps a close watch for that rip tide that just might wash his masters out to sea and then what would he do for dinner?
Hang on, this is looking pretty serious.....
Do you think it's wise to go in after them or are the sandwiches left unattended now?
A dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta to do.......fetch the humans if you want any supper and a nice warm bed tonight.
Finally Hamish pulled us into shallow waters safe and sound.
Didn't he do well? Now give over the sandwiches....please, pretty, please!
Saving lives is a very hard job indeed. But very rewarding too.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Heatwave Hits Hackney - Vizslak Refuse to Get out of the Water

Honestly, just imagine having no sweat glands and a fur coat on in this heat. How would YOU feel? Like a dead man walking? Hamish has never been so well behaved as he's not got an ounce of energy for misbehaving.
At least until, he dives in the cool, reviving waters of Regent's Canal, Victoria Park pond or......What's this? Did a spaceship land in our back garden last night? The best toy Hamish ever had. More photos will follow when friends come over to visit. One at a time please ladies. Welcome to the playboy mansion.

Two Timing in Epping (Shhhhhhh!)

Well, at least I've managed to stick to my resolution to visit Epping forest more often. Here we are again with the 'other woman' in Hamish's life - Ruby Red.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Water Rats in Ecstasy in Epping Forest - *Note to self - must go more often

Andrea and Lasse are very busy this week-end so we were very lucky to have Vigo for two days in a row. She is so well behaved we're hoping some of it will rub off on Hamish.
As the weather was so great today we decided that it would be nice to go to Epping Forest.What a great decision that turned out to be as we all had a really wonderful day.I think because of falling in the canal too often, Vigo is still at the paddling stage, swimming will come later. But she still likes to watch the birds, splash around and cool down in the water.I have decided that Epping Forest is our top, favourite, number one, bestest local(ish) dog paradise, even better than Hampstead Heath as it's much quieter and even more like the real countryside.We've only discovered a tiny bit of it so far and already we've came across 4 swimming ponds.And a few beaches too.The people and dogs seem much more friendly.Everyone is very happy and relaxed because of the beautiful sunshine today though.As Vigo doesn't swim yet she has learnt an old trick from Hamish which is to wait until the retrieving dog approaches the bank and ambush them and steal their dummy.We met a sausage dog called Daniel - not the eating kind of sausage, but not much more than a mouthful.Now that the weather is warmer Hamish is very eager to get in that water. He is more enthusiastic about water retrieving than on land I think.Vigo tries her luck again in the shallows.
This one is a lily pond.Sleepy dogs coming home on the train. Lots of deeply satisfied long sighs.
The best of friends. Make the most of the bed while you can Vigo.