Oh, hello lovely peeps. Did you think I had vanished forever? I's sorry I haven't been here for a while but my Daddy went to heaven and didn't come back so I've been busy keeping Mom occupied and giving her lots of kisses.
Lots of things have happened. I could tell you about the day we were on the beach and I pinched a ball some boys were playing with then run away with it straight across the road in front of a car. Mom said she nearly fainted. Well, that ball was better than mine 'cos it was my treasure and I found it so I wasn't going to give it back was I? Anyway I walked across the car park towards home but I kept just far enough in front of Mom so she couldn't get to me and I kept looking back to see if she was following. Mom said she thought I'd never stop but then I met Dom (she's my doggie friend who lives next door but one) with her Dad so I stopped to say hello to Dom and then Mom caught up with me. She said I was naughty to do it but she let me keep the ball. Not sure why but now when we go to the beach she puts the 50' long line on me, she says I can run free and drag it but she's flippin' quick to pick it up if I try to go somewhere she don't want me to. Is that mean or what?
And she makes me do practises like Sit, Down, Stay, Poppy Come and blows the whistle for me to come. I don't mind really 'cos I can do it easy and I get sausage bits when I've done it. Of course, if I don't want to do it I wont but usually the sausage is more tempting than ignoring Mom.
It's very very hot here at the moment. I don't like hot, makes me pant, so Mom takes me out early and late when it's a bit cooler. Today we went to the nature reserve, it's called Wern Mynach. It's part of land that used to belong to some monks a very long time ago (Mynach means monk) and a few years ago a local conservation group turned it from a landfill site into a nature reserve. It's ever so nice and shady with nice paths and a pool and a stream. Would you like to see some photos from this morning?
This is where I come in, we walk along the promenade and come in under a little bridge:
Then we turn up this path and it takes us to the boat:
I always run behind the boat and come out the other side and say BOO!
Then we go down this path:
Which leads us to here:
Then we come to the pond and the stream:
Then we have to go up the path towards the boat again:
Then this path takes us up towards the football field:
Can you see the squirrel on the path? Clicky on the picture and that's it in front of me. That's the first time I've seen a squirrel. I wanted to play with it but it ran up a tree.
Then it leads to a path where we go back to a road that takes us home. It's a really nice walk and Mom lets me off the lead, she says I don't need my long line there as it's so quiet and the only thing to tempt me is rabbit poo!
It took about an hour to do the walk so I'm off for a snoozle now. I'll come back soon and tell you about another nice place we go and we have to get the train to go there. I like the train.
See you soon.
XXX - kisses for you.
P.S. I got another one of them burfdays in 4 days time. Mom says she's got me a present. I'll come back and tell you what it is.