Thursday, 23 June 2016
What interesting weather we are having! Sunny one minute, then clouding over, then thunder and lightening, then really oppressive heat, then torrential rain .... I find it very strange. The other day Mummy took me to the beach where it was beautiful and sunny, but when we drove back home to Godshill, it was cloudy, cold and drizzly! How can than happen? I thought the weather was the same wherever we went?
Anyway, there were distant rumbles of thunder when Mummy took me to our favourite beach yesterday evening. We had the beach to ourselves too, so Mummy let me off lead for a zoomie. I didn't zoom much really. Just a quick dash, have a wee, then walk back to Mummy who was waiting for me to make sure I didn't lose sight of her. I'm not really interested in running any more. I must be getting old, I am going to be 7 next month. Mummy still calls me her "teenager" though and I know she will love me all my life, even when I am a really old dog, so I'm not that worried.
Sorry, I've gone off the race track a bit. I was going to tell you about our thunder. Have you ever experienced thunder Cherry? The first time I did my Mummy got really excited. Took me over to the window where she was watching the lightening and told me how fantastic it was. She was really happy that I could watch the lightening with her and listen to the thunder. This made my tail wag and I decided that if it was something Mummy loved, it must be good. Consequently I'm not frightened of it like a lot of my other doggy friends are.
So there we were on the beach, having a lovely walk when we heard it. A distant rumble of thunder. Mummy immediately got all excited and said to me "Listen Arik! It's thundering!" I could feel she was getting excited. The more we walked, the louder it got. Mummy was very pleased indeed.
Last night the storm came. Although Mummy says it was "pathetic" compared to the storms she remembers from when she was a puppy-human. Anyway, I'm laying on Mummy's bed with her. She has the curtains open and the window so she can see the lightening and hear the thunder, but I could sense she was a bit disappointed. So I started to feel bored with her. I even got up at one point, looked out the window, yawned, then settled back down to sleep again. If my Mummy wasn't interested, then there was no point in my staying awake either.
Today the weather here is even more hot, sticky and oppressive than it was yesterday. Mummy said that storms are supposed to clear the air and make it cooler, so I guess the thunder we had last night really wasn't as good as Mummy said she remembers it being when she was young.
Remember Cherry. Thunder CANNOT HURT YOU! It's just noise. I know the same can be said for fireworks, but that's a different type of banging noise altogether and not in the least bit natural, so I do tend to shake when that's going on. But thunder is ok. It's just Mother Nature sorting herself out and nothing to be afraid of, okay?
Love & Licks,
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Sunday, 19 June 2016
What an exciting morning I've had!
Mummy and I organised the annual Great Global Greyhound Walk for the Isle of Wight. Each year, hundreds of Greyhounds go for a walk on the same day, at the same time. It's great promotion for us as a breed and goes some way to showing the public what fantastic pets we make.
This year Mummy decided we would go to Parkhurst Forest as it's lovely and cool there. She needn't have worried though as the weather is overcast today, so no hot sunshine.
Nine greyhounds came along, including a little Italian Greyhound called Colin. He was really funny. He barked at all the other dogs we met along the way. It was as if he wanted to protect us all, but he was so tiny! I had to be careful not to step on him!
I really could have done with your company though Cherry. I was the only light coloured greyhound there. All the others were either black or smokey blue. I really stood out! It would have been lovely to walk by your side so we could show all the others how beautiful brindle greyhounds are.
I'm looking forward to my next walk with my local friends. Mummy is going to organise it for the middle of July and said we can go back to my favourite beach. This pleased everyone as it turns out it's their favourite place to walk too!
I'm going to take the rest of the day off now and enjoy a good snooze while my tummy sorts out the massive pigs ear Mummy gave me when we got home.
Missing you loads Cherry and hope to come back to see you soon.
Love & Licks
Friday, 17 June 2016
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Guess where Mummy took me today. The Vets! Yes, you did read that right. The VETS! I was horrified! I'm not even sick!
Turns out Mummy just wanted to weigh me. That didn't stop me from being so nervous that my legs were shaking like jelly though. I stood on the scales like a good boy, but it seemed to take ages. I was shaking so much that the numbers were jumping around all over the place. They did finally settle on a number though - 28.1kg. I've put on weight! Mummy was really pleased with me but she still wants me to put on more so that I am around 29.5kg, so on the way back from the vets we stopped at Pets at Home where she bought me lots of treats.
The weather here is pretty awful. It's cold and wet. It is June isn't it? Feels more like November. Mummy and I did try going for a walk along Ventnor Downs, but it was so cold I needed my fleecy coat! In June! We made the best of it for a few minutes, then is started to rain. I mean really, really rain! Mummy's hair got so wet she looked like she'd just got out the shower. We ran back to the car and decided to come home.
Once we were home, Mummy got all my treats out of her shopping bag. My favourite new treat is my Deer Antler. I've never had one before, and I didn't really know what to do with it at first. I stared at it on the floor for a little while, trying to work out how to tackle it. I've got the hang of it now though and it's delicious! She also bought me one of those Bull Horn things, but that's still in the cupboard. No doubt Mummy will bring that out when I've finished obsessing over my antler.
Well I'd better go and have my dinner now.
Love & Licks