Received two lovely email one yesterday and one this morning. The first one is from Bella who turned two years old today and she wanted to wish her litter siblings a Happy Birthday and I also hope that Bella and her litter siblings have all had a lovely day on their 2nd Birthday.
Dear Mummy Jane
I just had to let you know that I am having a great second birthday. Mummy Margaret and I have been over the fields and we met two BIG dogs and I was fine because they were not interested in me at all. When we got home I had a silly session in the garden rushing around as fast as I could and scattering our three hens everywhere. Somehow I got chicken poo on me and I think I smell lovely. I think I am having a special tea and may be when Mummy goes swimming later she will buy me a present - hopefully a ball I LOVE BALLS. Mummy and Daddy are having sausages for tea and I know I shall get an end - I love little bits of sausage - I could dream of eating a whole sausage later when I have my nap.
Happy Second Birthday to all my brothers and sisters and thank you Mummy Jane for giving me life ~(I know Mummy Dolly and Daddy Reggie had something to do with it to, but without you Mummy Jane my Mummy Margaret would not have me).
Thanks for that Margaret I mean Bella. Reading it did make me smile and then everyone else in the house read it and smiled. Hope you got your ball and those yummy little bits of sausage ?
Next is a photo and email with an update from Karen who has Darcey, who is from Dolly's last litter born this year, so is Bella's little sister. Thanks Karen for letting me know how Darcey is getting along and it is amazing how they know their own cats to an interloper. I guess you are going to have to change the bit on your pet insurance about guards dogs now ? Lol
Just a quick update on our lovely girl, now she is 4 months old. Neil took this picture of Darcey in our garden this morning, following the storm. Darcey slept through all the rain and wind, but loved putting her face to the wind when she woke up!
When we insured Darcey I was asked to confirm that she wouldn't be used for guarding or security purposes, after laughing my head off I gave the required assurance. But times have changed and Darcey has been chasing off a cat that is using our cats door! Her intelligence in being able to discriminate between her cats and a strange one amazes me.
She has been off lead a few times now, and recalls really well, but her favourite walks are those where she is guaranteed to meet lots of people and other dogs!
Hope all is well your end and you have survived the storm intact!
And finally Treacle would like to wish, "Bella and all her big sister's and big brothers a Happy 2nd Birthday and a big Hello to my litter sister Darcey and hope all our litter siblings are well." Photo's are of Treacle asleep with my husband and asleep with her best friend big Henry. These two have become real friends and they play and play. Little Treacle more than holds her own against her big friend Henry. I hope I might catch them on video one day to show how rough they get together and how comical it is to see little Treacle chasing big Henry.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!