Happy New Year to all our rescue buddies, lucky pups who have always had good homes, foster dogs, lovely oldies and all their Mums and Dads!
May 2014 be: ‘The year of Mucho Gravy Bones’!
Looking back at 2013, what a year we have had!
Lots of travelling backwards and forwards to Glyn’s View when Dylan and his men (all hail Paul the plumber, He of the Pocket full of Gravy Bones)! We were ever so good, staying in the camper while the work was being done but it was all worth it ‘cos we love Wales and the Cwm and Black Rock Sands and Harlech and Nellie particularly loves the garden, she just races and chases like a spring chicken as soon as we arrive and every time we go out.
One of our favourite places in Dorset (we go every single day when we are staying at Clematis Cottage) is Cogden Beach. There’s a lovely coast path and either way gets you to a great food place where we are really welcome. The walk back seems to take longer than going – Mum says that’s ‘cos Dad’s got ‘dinner on the bonnet’ (whatever that means) and they are too full to hurry on the way back.
Grace Cottage always gets our noses twitching. Deer, Wild Mountain Goat, Pine Marten, Otter and even the occasional Wild Cat (not sure if these are crossed with the domestic Tabby though) scents make our holidays there soooo exciting woof woof, riff riff, whoohoo! Mum and Dad did a lot of star gazing whilst we snoozed in front of the fire and they are always stopping to look at the view when we are out walking. Well, that means everything is checked out cos we always have to get called away from all the lovely ground sniffs.
It is verrry difficult for us to get a holiday at Milestone barn ‘cos you all keep booking, even though Lottie keeps trying to delete the E-mails before Mum sees them. The 2015 calendar is on the web site and Lottie is really worried that Mum hasn’t booked any for us yet. We love it in the winter on the lovely warm floor and sitting by the cosy wood burning stove. The beaches are brrracing and we get to meet the ‘locals’ – rufty tufty sandy coloured little Norfolk (and Norwich) Terriers. ‘Cos we are ex breeding girls we love all dogs and just turn away if they don’t like us. We also get to see the seals. Not too close ‘cos they don’t like to be disturbed – don’t you think they are after our Gravy Bones? We don’t like the way they are eye us up, they look hungry.
Over 2000 miles travelling in December so Mum could decorate all the cottages – good job we like the car! What fun though to pinch the baubles from the box and race outside with them, Mum was for ever asking Dad to get them from us, as she was doing something arty farty with the lights. Well they were all unbreakable and looked just like balls but a bit shiny. Lottie is above all that larking about though, she doesn’t like to give up pole position in front of the fire.
Well, we have welcomed 261 four legged friends in 2013. More than 80% of you have been rescue girls and boys. That gives us such a warm feeling inside and thank you all for looking after our cottages for us. We have our bags packed ready for our next hols and we are looking forward to getting our 2014 messages!
Just one little set back at the end of 2013. Our Stables Cottage has some problems and the terrible weather has washed away part of our track so we are inaccessible at the moment. We’ll keep you posted about developments.