Sunday, 25 April 2010

Fox Terrier Fun Walk 3

Hello everybloggy!

Yep, we went to the 3rd Fox Terrier Fun Walk - 24 April, 2010. We met at Brighton Marina - and walked the Undercliff walk. Not sure how it happened by D and J1 organised the sunshine too! It was a beautiful day and we were all up for a walk!

Here is a video of the line-up (we were missing a few Irish terriers and fox terriers in this clip) - there were a lot of dogs - we tried to take count and came up with these numbers: 17 Wire Fox Terriers, 1 Smooth Fox Terrier, 5 Welsh terriers, 3 Irish Terriers, and one Airedale

You will notice in the video that one Wire is more vocal than the others - yep, that was DOUGLAS! His family joined us - he is looking wonderful - and he is in fine voice too!

Here are some more photos of the line up - but we needed the panoramic function on the camera - as it was a long line up!

There were so many wonderful doggies and people. Our official photographer was Blue! She walked me for a bit - I was a better girl this time and didn't pull too much.

We also got to see Jackson again! (here he is trying to sneak some ice cream from Blue)

We know he hasn't been well lately and we keep sending him lots of terrier vibes - he enjoyed himself on the day and was a very gracious host!

There were a lot of doggies - we stopped at the Cafe and we all went to the beach to play. There were 10 terriers off lead playing in the water and wandering around - and no problems! Not even one argument - everyone was on their best behaviour!

Reynard and his boots...

A little girl named Poppy - she was rehomed in November 2009 - it was lovely seeing her and her lovely family!

And here is a rescue from the RSPCA - sweet little Billy...

We then carried on to Rottingdean and up and over the cliffs back to the Marina. Paddy and I were flagging - Paddy has had back problems and we weren't sure he was going to be up for the walk. But with true Terrier tenacity we kept going....

(Do you like my new orange collar? My Nonna sent it to me - Thank you Nonna - Baci Baci Kisses!)

But Paddy was very poopy by the end of it - here he is taking a break - look how long his tongue is!!!

Well we made it back to the Marina and had a well earned lunch! Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Jackson's family who helped arrange a lovely day, to Blue for being our photographer and of course all the doggies and people that attended and made it a perfect day!

There will be more photos on the Fox Terrier Rescue UK site shortly....when D gets her act together....

Lots of licks

PS We had a lovely goody bag - but ours has been taken apart already! Biscuits eaten (Thank you J1 and Dogs Dog bakery!) - but here is a picture of the non edible parts....

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Seeing Dogs behind our backs!

Guess what? D left us - yes, she went to Italy for a holiday. Can you guess the city?

Yep, she went to Milano! We were jealous - I love Italian food and shopping too! Plus I want to see my Zia (Auntie) again - I love her very much - I wake her every morning with kisses when she comes to see us in London.

Well, as D was in Italy for a few days - she went to visit Paco, Milo and Maya ! That made us really jealous! Now, there should be a lot more photos - but D forgets to use the camera and didn't take many photos of the trip there and back. But she says it is beautiful countryside - and the day was sunny.

She was thrilled to meet them - they are so adorable!!!! Here are some photos...(You will notice there is one extra baby - they were babysitting a Maya lookalike!)

D brought some stuffies for them...they didn't last long...but they all played really well - can you imagine 4 terriers playing so well ?...

Paco and Milo playing Tug-o-War with the quacking duck...

The two sisters with the pink shoe...

More Tug-o-War...

The pink shoe...

A very pensive Milo - he sometimes just stops and takes in the scenery and thinks...contemplates the world...a true philosopher of life

Here is Paco taking a sweet nap inside - he still has his hurt face and we are hoping he gets better really soon - we are sending lots of Wirey healing zen and hope he makes a full recovery soon.

D had a wonderful time and she thinks Paco, Milo, Maya and their Mom and Dad are just wonderful!!!!!!!!!! She is making plans already to go back !!!!!!!!! D was really sad she had to say Good Bye and said that even if the planes aren't flying - she will drive back (hoping the moving kennel a.k.a 'the car' can make it)

We got lots of GOODIES!!!! Here is a picture of me and some of the goodies - Please note that there was a lot more Salami - but D took pictures just today - so a lot of the Salami has already been eaten

Yum! Yum! Thank you Paco, Milo and Maya (and leggeds) - We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paddy really liked the squeaky balls - he was a very loud and a very happy boy!

There was a gift for Mom and Dad too - two bottles of wine - one bottle has already 'gone' since this picture was taken....

We are really happy D wasn't stranded in Europe - but D says that although she would miss us - she wouldn't mind being 'stranded' in Italy. In fact, she wants us all to be 'stranded' in Italy.

Well, Paddy is getting his wish to spend more time with friends - the 3rd Fox Terrier Fun Walk will be held this Saturday in Brighton!!!!!!! We will get to see Jackson!!!!!!!!!! He hasn't been well lately and we want to give him big licks and make him feel better.

Lots of licks from us
Sally and Paddy

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter and Paddy's Gotcha Day

Hello all

It has been a year that Paddy has been with us! And we are thankful every day that our paths crossed - he is the greatest little brother you could ask for - and D and C love the stuffing out of him!

The truth of how Paddy came to the Fox Terrier Rescue is not nice - it is a tale of how people can be heartless. And Paddy's story is not about sadness any more - but happiness. So we like to think that when Battersea Dogs Home found went something like this...

Paddy was found in the Lost Property Office at Victoria Station - he had come from deepest darkest Peckham (possibly) - he survived on rawhide bones and water - a note on his coat read: Paddy Bear - please look after this Bear - Love Aunt Lucy....

Battersea Dogs Home wanted to find him a home and asked the Fox Terrier (and Bear) Rescue to help - and they did. First, they got some help from some lovely people and fixed one of his eyes - he enjoyed life much more after that - then D and C and I met him - and we fell in love. Indeed, we wanted very much to look after this bear!

Who could resist such a cute face?

And we think he liked it too - does he look happy to you too?

Every night he says his prayers

and we think he is praying for more walks in the windy Lake District...

More times to mess around in the mud (but less baths)

More chances to be with his sissy Sally

Destroying more toys...

More times to fall asleep in the lap of D or C

And we pray for the same things more time to spend with our friends both on the net and here...

Have a Happy Easter!

Lots of licks.