Chester left today for Bedfordshire. Sarah came and picked him up just after midday and have just got an email to confirm they got home safely and he is taking things in his stride with two very excited children, who did not realize Mum was picking him up today.
Sarah a couple days ago emailed me wondering if it was possible if Chester could when leaving take Pink Bear with him, as they had noticed that in a lot of the photos of him, he often was cuddled up with Pink Bear. I replied saying, "that was okay and just to remind me about Pink Bear when they picked Chester up."
Well, I washed Pink Bear a couple days ago, smartening Pink Bear up for when Pink Bear left with Chester and last time I saw Pink Bear was yesterday by Chester's bed, but today I looked around the place and could not find hide nor hair of Pink Bear. I knew who had removed Pink Bear from the puppy pen, that being Henry because Henry has a habit of jumping into the patio, sneeking into the puppy pen and removing puppy toys, normally we find him with the toy and just ask him to leave and he brings it to you and lets you have it or you find it in his hiding place at the top of the garden behind a pile of wood we have there at the moment.
When Sarah arrived to collect Chester, I made apologies for Pink Bears absence and explained Henry's great panache for removing the pups toys. Sarah left with Chester and his bag of goodies which included a snuggle toy that has been living with him for the last couple days.
When the children came home from school, I asked each one if they had seen Pink Bear, but no luck and this was starting to become a bit of a mystery. We then found Pink Bear's nose on the lawn, the plot was getting decidedly thickened by this development and obviously concerns for Pink Bears welfare. Then a break through. Our son Alfie found the decapitated body of Pink Bear by the wheel barrow at the end of the stables, not only had Pink Bear's head been removed, but one leg also lay strewn amputated from Pink Bears body. I'm pretty sure of the culprit and Henry knows who he is, he ain't no angel that's for sure.
As for Pink Bear, we are stabilizing Pink Bear with an emergency transfusion of stuffing, once stablized the surgical team aka me and my sewing box will be called in to assess Pink Bear. We will rebuild Pink Bear.
Jake now is the only pup left with us from Smudge's litter and he will be with us until next Tuesday, so lots of time to spoil him. He has always been very independent and seems to be pretty relaxed about the fact all his sibling have left him and at this moment is happily asleep in the puppy pen on his own.
Primrose's Cavapoo pups are now ten days old and we are just starting to see the eyes starting to open on a couple of the pups. On Sunday after Mollie and Harvey left of Smudge's pups we then moved Primrose and pups into the living room from the kitchen, dividing the puppy pen into two until Jake leaves us.
Our daughter Molly yesterday came home from school and has had a bit of an upset tummy through the night and this morning with a bit of a temperature, she stayed home to recuperate and the photo to finish on tonight is her resting on the sofa today having a bit of nursing from Jessica. Can't beat a bit of canine cuddles to make you feel better.
“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
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