Bonus for squirrel scaring

I am usually not very good at guarding things (I like the pheasants and rabbits that visit us and Stables Cottage) but Mum says I can have double misfits if I shoo off Nutkin. Mum’s even put locks on the bird food bins and a real bold sign to show him who is boss


Our guests seem to like him (well the two legged ones)! Mum says you can chase him away when you come and don’t worry about barking, no-one can hear you. We will even leave some misfits for rewards (not mine though – they are out of bounds)

I have done my job but he’s not gone very far – wonder if I’ll get my double rations?


Saying goodbye to Lottie Scottie

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Rosie here. I haven’t blogged for a long time because to be honest, I am getting old and a bit doddery on my paws. I am settling in the place next to Mum’s computer that my Many Tears sister Lottie used to hold. She’s not with us anymore – she’s in that lovely run free place Rainbow Bridge, waiting for us. She just got too tired and didn’t even want to smell a gravy bone, or have a fuss and she hadn’t been for a walk for ages (not even a little one like me). Anyway Mum says it will be good for me to write about my potters and sniffs and journeys. I’m not doing it for gravy bones because my teeth aren’t what they were but Misfits have taken their place! I love Misfits!! Here’s me on Black Rock sands – near Glyn’s View, lots of room even in the hols and Dad can lift me can straight on to the beach. I did meet some friends but couldn’t catch them.




Woods not Vets

Lottie here and I’m not a happy Scottie! After breakfast, instead of our usual mooch in the woods, it was a rush to the car. Now that can be very GOOD ‘cos it often means a journey to one of our other gardens for those interesting messages you leave but it can also be very BAD and today it was BAAAD. I’m feeling OK ‘cos it was good news and I only had a little injection and Mum and Dad are very pleased with me. They said it was OK for one  ONE????? gravy bone. I’m on a special diet for my kidneys – I’m not overweight (although I would be if I was in charge of the food bowl). I’m not that keen on exercise – never have been (except on Trimingham beach). That’s ‘cos I spent so many years in a little hard cage and I don’t like to leave my (sorry, Rosie’s) lovely soft bed. I have to trot around our land (you can too if you stay at Stables Cottage) ‘cos Mum and Dad make me. I love it really as there are so many smells, mmm fox is my favourite. 002aAnyway, I’m off to sulk – ONE gravy bone indeed huh!!!!

We are back!

Lottie and Rosie here and oh my goodness, we can’t believe how long it has been since we blogged – you will all have forgotten us (we deserve that). Mum says the gravy bones we have been eating have been un-earned income, so will be taken off our yearly allowance.

We have  been on our travels and we have to say, we can’t decide where we like best. We just love romping on the beaches in Dorset when we are staying at Clematis Cottage and we don’t want to leave.

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Then we are off to Glyn’s View in Snowdonia and it is sooo quiet, we have to do some barking to liven things up and Mum strongly suggests that we SHUT UP or she won’t take us to Black Rock Sands to swim


Then we come back to the Peak District again so Mum can enjoy ‘our’ Bluebells. That can be a bit of a nuisance because we are told not to run around in them and that is quite difficult, especially if Tufty ‘our’ white Pheasant decides to tease usa0blue


There’s no rest for the wicked, so that’s us off busy travelling again to Milestone Barn in Norfolk to check out sniffs on Trimingham beach. Now rescue boys and girls – you will know about this. We call this Lottie’s favourite beach. We didn’t know she could run when she first came to live with us because she had been kept in such a small cage all her life and she just pottered around. BUT when she got on to Trimingham beach, she didn’t just run – she FLEW


We have got to tell you how great it is in our new Withernsea house! We’ve only got to go a few yards and we can chase the seagulls to our hearts content. Mum shouts at us because she thinks the birds will be frightened – doesn’t she know that seagulls don’t give a fig about us? In fact if we did get anywhere near catching one, we would be the most scared. We like to see the tractor haul up the fishing boats though and always live in hope that a fish may come our way. No luck yet so we will have to beg for Mum’s fish’n’chips


Well, we hope Mum is pleased with us and our gravy bone points have been redeemed and we have made up for being dead lazy cos we are pretty tired out now and don’t think we can write another flipping wozzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Another count up for Many Tears

Rosie and Lottie have been helping me count up for Many Tears Animal Rescue and so they are very tired because it came to £1841 (including the extra £10). We hope our cottages are comfortable homes from home for you and we are so grateful for all your bookings which allow us to make these donations. Thank you!IMG_0433

Lots of activity at Stables Cottage

Mum and Dad’s friend Rob and our friend (his lovely collie Ash) have been in and out of Stables Cottage all week and Mum has been beavering away on the sewing machine and wielding the paint brush. We can’t see what all the excitement is about actually. What’s so great about a new waterfall shower, new tiles, new worktops, new sofa and new cushions? OK it is making Mum and Dad very happy and this weeks guests are also very happy. We know this because their dog Juno told us when she came round to play – she couldn’t understand all the fuss either but she did love her Mis-fits treats. Mum says if we manage to post the pics properly she will add two extra gravy bones to our after dinner treats so here goes (Juno first of course)




Put in a good word for us please

Our Mum is spitting mad and all privileges have been revoked. We should have put our Face book Christmas and new Year messages on our blog and we thought we had. It is no good telling Mum that though. She thinks we have been too busy ferreting about in the presents, trying to find Gravy Bones.

We did manage to have a count up for Many Tears though. It was £1487 and that means we have donated £30,563 since we came from any Tears to live with Mum and Dad. Now figures don’t mean too much to us but we know that is a lot of comfy beds, vet procedures (just made the defend us from them sign), cleaning products and even more important – GRAVY BONES.

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Messages working

Our Mum has been talking to Ro and Mica’s Mum and this is what their Mum said.”Enjoying a golden Autumn week here at Stables cottage in Derbyshire. The walks right from the door are fantastic – our two, Mica, Staffie x and Ro, lurcher are enjoying long, safe walks – streams to splash in, bracken to roll in, soft mossy paths to sprint on, stone walls to climb on, the occasional pheasant to chase – BAD dog! But as he is now 11 years old the fun of a short chase is enough for him. We’d recommend this little gem to anyone who wants a cosy cottage, a secure garden – with added squirrels, and the glory of the light effects in this beautiful valley. (loads to see & do locally too, if you can drag yourself away from the cottage)”

We have been leaving messages left, right and centre, telling all our chums the best spots for rolling, swimming, racing and chasing – looks like they have picked them up and got their humans well trained. Job well done! Gravy Bone time eh Mum.

Ro and Mica and their Mum


Friends helping us

We have been sad these last few weeks as there are only two of us now. Our Little Nell has gone to play on Rainbow bridge where Mum says the gravy bones are supplied all day and she can see and hear and her kidneys are all better. We have asked to visit but Mum says it isn’t our time yet. We have had a lot of friends visiting to take our minds off this and Mum has treats in her pockets for them, so we get more too. The walks this week have been very exciting and we can go faster and do more running now which is very nice but we are so tired. We have new beds but choosing which one is very hard when you are shattered………IMG_4193

If it is nice tomorrow, Mum has promised us a swim in ‘our dam’ on the walk from Stables Cottage and maybe our guests will join us?


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We are naughty bloggers.

We can’t believe that we have not blogged for all this time. We expect that everyone has forgotten about how good we are at it. Well if we don’t say it no-one else will, not even Mum cos she’s a bit cross with us. You see, we have been having gravy bone payments all this time, without earning them – she thought we were blogging once a week but we have spent the time getting and sending messages to all our friends. She calls it alfresco doggie facebooking and we have got to cut it down. Yah boo sucks!

Anyway, we are getting stuck in now to tell you that our friend Alan ‘Digger Man’ (he can dig holes so fast and so big that it makes your head spin) has started on our swimming pool at Stables Cottage Not your Mum’s and Dad’s, it is just for us!




Mum wants fish and pretty water plants and somewhere for everyone to sit and look at the sunset but she is going to have to think again when we get over there. It is nice that sunset though and we always get a treat when it goes dark as that is our bedtime – speaking of which, yawn, yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz