Sunday, 15 March 2009

My Life is back to Normal

Hello all,
Well, Paddy has gone back to the rescue - both D and C were very very sad - he needs a checkup with his Eye Specialist and maybe we will see him again soon.  D and C are not very good foster carers as they have one foster dog and want to keep him.  I should not have behaved so well - I should have been more bossy.  We think he enjoyed himself - he loves his walkies - here he is with his Lurcher (greyhound) and collie pals - I am very fond of the big lurcher - his name is Charlie - and I like him a lot!  

We brought him back to the Rescue and he settled back in nicely - after a few cuddles - he settled on the couch.

I was not so relaxed - although they were wonderful to me at the Rescue and they found me such a good home - I am not entirely comfortable being there.  So I spent most of the time stuck to D or C's legs.  

D thinks he has been a good influence on me - but how is that possible?  I have always been perfect, no?  

So my life has gone back to normal - we are back home and I went walkies this morning - and thought I would show you the lovely daffodils in our park.  Spring is definitely here - and I am looking forward to the bluebells arrival.  Will post photos when they are in bloom - they are BEAUTIFUL

Well, all that excitement at the Fox Terrier Rescue brings me to the Fox Terrier Fun Walk we are organising on the 19th of April, 2009 in Stanmer Park (Brighton).  It is the first Fox Terrier Fun Walk and we are hoping it will be a success.  I might even get to meet my pal Jackson finally!  We will try and get some of the rescues there if we can - they will deserve a fun day out.  
Go to the website and check the details out - hopefully they can get a good crowd and have all the Fox Terriers strut their stuff.  

We will of course take lots of photos - 

Lots of licks

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

An unexpected Visitor

Hello all,

You won't believe who has come to stay for a few days...Yep, its my pal Paddy from the Fox Terrier Rescue.  D and C have decided to give him a few days out and about - and I am supposed to be a good girl and learn to share.  We were out by the seaside today - and saw lots of people, dogs and of course boats!  D and C thought it would be good to go on a floating pontoon and see the ducks.  This sounded like a good idea until I got halfway and it started to bob up and down.  Well, we had to turn around pretty darn quickly as I started to crawl back...

We had lunch and that made me feel better - I got some of C's Steak and kidney pie...mmmm...and I did share with Paddy ....

We had a lovely walk back - past some boats and the wreckage of a ship - which D hopes isn't the way the weekend will end.  She would like to foster dogs from the rescue - but apparently I can be a  'Little Miss Bossy Boots'.  Which is unfair - I am teaching them manners ... thats all, honest. Don't we look angelic in this photo?

He is very sweet - and he is respecting my boundaries - so he might be ok.  

Will let you know how we get on.  We are all looking forward to going for walkies tomorrow - there are a lot of fun dogs for him to meet and play with - so will keep you posted.

Paddy says Thank you to all that helped with his operation - he is glad he can see and he is taking full advantage - maybe D can remember how to use the movie function on the camera...

Lots of licks

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Sally Bares All (Honest Scrap Award)

My dear fellow Bloggees,

I am sorry for the delay in writing, but my D has been a busy little bee and hasn't helped me - I need her for typing I am afraid...

D says that if I had access to the computer easily – I would write constantly about all the good food I ate and all the beasties I chased.  I would like to mention for the record that I did chase a fox yesterday – but lost that pesky creature in a brambly hedge.  I did make my C scream like a girl – and he didn’t yell my name in a macho way but VERY  high pitched SSAAAALLLEEEE.  But what he doesn’t understand is that I am a Wire FOX terrier – I was born to put those critters in their place and if I have to run all across the British countryside to do it – so be it!  But it makes my humans debate my freedom.  But when I see that little beast…I just see red…well, some white and black too…I can’t help it….

Now, I wanted to send a big smoochy kiss and Thank you to my wonderful new friend Asta - the sweet, well dressed cutie has sent me a Friends Award.  I think you are the best - and an extra special lick for that one.


If D feels brave she will try and place it in the Blog somewhere - but be patient - she is not hugely talented in the computer programming side of life.

I also have been tapped/tagged twice for the Honest Scrap award!!!  I was tagged by the lovely Lucia and the quadrangular canine Eric (who D affectionately calls Archie when she has been drinking).  I have to tell ten truthful things about myself - the bare naked truth....and pass it on to other deserving blogees....My D isn't always very clued into this computer lark - so if a link is missed - please have patience, sigh and look heavenward - I do....


No.1 I love food – all kinds of food – I once raided a picnic and got my face stuck in a Pringles tube. D offered to reimburse the young ladies the money for the crisps (potato chips) - although I only licked them...

No.2 I like tea – this is a follow on from No 1 – but it is drink – I love milky teas and if any guest leaves theirs unattended I will drink it.  Tables, Chairs, closed doors are no obstacles to me.  To avoid embarrassment – D now makes a tea for me in a proper tea cup  so I will leave her guests alone.  Sadly ,this too, is embarrassing for her - in a different way, as people question her sanity…

No.3 I HATE my humans leaving me – so much so – that I get very ANGRY and attack MY pillow – and then I drag it to the front window and wave  it at the humans as they leave .   I used to attack clothing (whilst the humans were wearing it) – but we have worked this through (or transferred it) – now it is pillows and sometimes a blanket.

No.4 I do not like Boxer dogs, sorry Boxers, but you frighten the stuffin’ out of me.  As soon as I see one I scream and hide behind my humans or a very large dog.

No.5 I like baby toys – little soft toys with rattles or squeaks.  Unlike my pal Jackson, I do not hurt my toys.  But treat them very nicely – they are not pillows after all.

No.6 I do not like doorbells,  no matter the tune they play - something that I think I share with my fellow terriers (this makes my D feel better).  Doorbells make me bark like mad, jump at the door and try to bite door handles and any object near the door (except my human) – this is bad for my humans except when people come to the door selling things or religion – my D then says I am very big and we cannot open the door as she cannot control me….she calls it a ‘silver lining’

No.7 I love to chase small furry vermin like things – I will chase FOXES,  squirrels, rabbits,  rats, mice, etc…I once accidentally chased a small Yorkshire Terrier – he was very  GREY – and moving very squirrel-like – boy, was I shocked when I got close

No.8 I LOVE my family and when my Zia (auntie) visits from Italy I jump all over her – I once had been digging and ran over to her to greet her and jumped on her (VERY EXPENSIVE) designer handbag and left big prints on it – and she didn’t get (too) angry – I still got hugs and cuddles.  And D bought some very nice leather wipes…

No.9 I like all kinds of people, but I particularly like the gardeners in our park – they are very sweet to me and I always interrupt their work for cuddles.  They feed me Rich Tea biscuits and this makes me like them even more…

No.10 I have a bed in every room – bought just for me – but I like to sleep on the couch with my head on a pillow and my belly in the air – or on the humans bed in a similar fashion.  Sadly due to my ‘isssues’ we have only one throw cushion left and one pillow left on the couch – the pillow on the couch is MY pillow...(I think this photo is an invasion of my privacy, but D thinks I am 'cute'...)

I now have to tag fellow blogees - so they to can be honest and say ten truthful things about themselves (embarassing or not!) - if we miss a link or you have been tagged already - please forgive us... JacksonTula, William Tell, Agatha and Archie , Molly and Taffy

Can't wait to read them ....
Lots of licks