What is a girl supposed to do to get noticed?

Breakfast was early, 7 am – so I thought we are going to get a good long walk today. What a joke! More sawing, painting, moving furniture, cleaning carpets and LITTLE WALKS. It’s OK for Nellie and Lottie, they only have little legs but I need MORE! We have a lovely comfy sofa and our own duvet on it, so life isn’t that bad but this is probably the holiday with the least walks EVER! Roll on February when we come again. Mum has promised lots of walks and cuddles in front of the fire to make up for the last two weeks; I’m a very trusting dog so I believe her. Tomorrow is our last day and it does look like it will be just as busy for Mum and Dad, hopefully we will get a good walk anyway.


Yesterday bad, today good

Nellie and Lottie were OK yesterday, they had a good sleep and didn’t mind the little walk. I was really fed up! A long time in the car driving, then waiting for Mum and Dad to do that stuff called ‘shopping’. They bought so much stuff for the cottage that there wasn’t much room for us coming back! We were late for our dinner and no fire to sit by, I hope things improve soon.

Today is so much better! A lovely walk, a nice fire and no men arriving to do things. Mum and Dad did a lot of sawing, tiling and painting today but they still had time to give us a walk. Dad said the views were awesome – I don’t really get it but it made him happy.

I am getting used to all the palaver

Up at the crack of dawn again and lots of moving about stuff. It all went quiet and Mum kept going to the door and looking up the hill. I think she is waiting for someone. I bet it is another man we don’t know. Yup, this one’s called Lackey and he says he’s got a yellow girl like me. He’s not too bad but he was late and I know we aren’t going to get another walk today. Lots of sawing and he’s doing it on Mum’s new floor, so I don’t think she’s very happy! Only thing to do is go to sleep…….zzzzzzzzzzz

To do lists are no fun

I’ve just heard Mum reading the list of things to do to Dad – not good!

Wash covers

Wash curtains

Wash cushions

Wash rugs

Wash pillows

Clean carpets

Polish furniture

Wash light shades

Polish stove

Clean oven


Oil new worktops “fingers crossed”, she said

When are we going to get a walk in? We’ve only been to the Corrrie once, the rest of the time to Craig which is just the best but we want some new sniffs. It has been a bit too windy for the circuit but maybe today as it is still but a bit chilly wills. Dad didn’t bring our coats this time he said he will in February. I get a bit warm in mine but Nellie and Lottie like them when they have had a haircut. Mum didn’t trim ‘em before we came up because she said it would be sure to make it snow and apparently we have too much to do to go frolicking in the lovely white stuff. Humans haven’t the sense they were born with! Not like us we’ve got more. Anyway, coffee time (we get a Rich Tea biscuit between us) yummy……..

Another busy day

There’s a very funny smell this morning. We’ve been kept in the porch after breakfast and told not to shake about, or make a mess because it makes dust and Mum is sealing the floor. She doesn’t want us to help but we have to be good and we will get a long walk later.

Lottie only has little legs but she does loads of racing and chasing and just drops off as soon as she has had her dinner. Tonight she dropped off while she was sitting up and she looks very funny!

I hope all this work has finished now. Dad has been painting all day, just ready for us to shake over tomorrow. I’m feeling a bit pooped watching all this activity ……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Not a bad day really

I thought this was going to be a good day. Those men have gone and breakfast was normal time but then Mum and Dad started ripping up the rest of the carpet and shutting us in the snug again. Now Nellie and Lottie are pretty fed up and so am I. We haven’t had a walk and no-one is paying us any attention whatsoever. Dad keeps saying “hang on, won’t be long” how long, is what we want to know.

Mum is sanding the floor – whatever that means and she won’t let Dad help. That’s because she doesn’t know if the floor will be OK and as it was her idea, she’s just getting on with it. Great, Dad’s getting the leads so he’s taking us for a walk – about time too!

Down the road so it could be Craig or the circuit path, I hope it is Craig – it’s longer. Yup through the gate and then the deer gate and off we go!

Brilliant walk in the wind, very exciting! Mum seems to have sanded the floor and is happy – great, now where’s my dinner?

We have all swapped dishes and headed for the sofa and……….zzzzzzzzzzzzz