Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Brrrrr!!! It's really cold out there!

Dear Cherry

Thank you for telling me all about your Yule and Christmas celebrations.  Humans are funny aren't they?  Bring trees into the house, get presents for each other and bulk buy lots of food like the world is about to end.  And for what?  A roast dinner?  They don't usually make this much fuss for a Sunday roast. 

Anyway, I'm not complaining about the presents part because I got some too!  Mummy let's me rip the wrapping paper off myself and then take my new toy to my favourite rug by the back door.  It didn't take me long to pull the stuffing out and strew it all over the floor, but Mummy didn't mind.  She never minds when I wreck my toys.  She's a very understanding Mummy.

It's certainly getting colder outside now isn't it Cherry.  I have to wear my big, thick, purple coat for my walks now.  It's not so bad when it's sunny and we are in a sheltered spot, but if it's a bit windy, or if the clouds are coming over, it feels really cold.

The other day when Mummy and I were walking along the revetment the tide was in.  As it was quite windy, the waves were crashing over the wall.  Mummy just looked at me and said "Looks like we have to time the waves just right today sweetheart.  Shall we make a run for it?"  I wagged my tail at her because it sounded like fun.  It was!  Mummy waited until the waves went away from the wall a bit and then told me to run.  We ran together along the path to where Mummy could see the path was dry on the other side.  We made it just in time to hear the waves crashing back over the wall behind us.  It was lovely to run beside Mummy, she can go quite fast for a human, I was impressed.

Mummy has hung some funny looking food in Nanny's apple tree.  She says it's for the birds because it's Winter time and the local wildlife needs help to survive.  I'm so glad we have nice warm houses and soft comfy beds to sleep in Cherry.  I don't think I'd like to live outside like the birds Mummy is feeding.  Being in kennels was bad enough.

Talking of comfy beds, I think I'll go for a snooze in mine now.  I hope you've enjoyed my latest news.

With lots of Love & Licks,
Arik xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2016

It's Been a While!

Dear cousin Arik,

It's been such a while since either of us posted a blog, but the winter months are rather boring and we don't do much, so there's nothing really to write about.

How have you been?

The weather has been okay here, we've had a few cold days, then it got warmer, but it's cold again now.
I don't mind the cold because I get to wear my nice fleecy coats, and in the evenings, Daddy makes a fire, which is warm and toasty. There's something lovely about watching the dancing flames of a real fire.

Daddy has put the cover on the motor home now, so we won't be going away in it until next spring when it's not so cold, or dark as early.

Talking about dark. Mummy got up in the dark yesterday morning and went and sat out on the patio. She said it was something to do with greeting the sunrise of Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. Also known as Yule or Midwinter, It marks the start of the increase in daylight hours.

I stayed on the bed with Daddy, I'm not daft!

Mummy enjoyed it though, and later, Daddy joined in with her when she lit candles on a log that she made.

I've just heard Daddy talking about taking me to the vet tomorrow. Uh oh!
I've got a lump on my back foot between my pads. Daddy thinks I've got something in it, and it might be going septic.
It doesn't hurt when I walk - I don't limp on it - but Daddy squeezed it earlier and I screamed, which made Mummy come running. So Daddy thinks we better get it looked at.
Mummy said she'll stay home, she's not good at things like that.
I wish you were here auntie Sara, you'd go with Daddy and hold me while I scream in your ear like last time when you stayed with us, do you remember? I am sorry about that, but my foot really really hurt such a lot.

It's something called Christmas in a couple of days, I wonder if that means nice tasty food or presents. Mummy said I'll have to wait and see!
Well, lots of people seem to be excited about it so it must be good, although Mummy and Daddy don't seem bothered.
Just in case it is something special, I'll wish you and your Mummy a happy Christmas, and hope you have lots of yummy things to eat.

I must go now as it's gone past my dinner time and my tummy is rumbling.

Hope to hear back from you, think of me at the vet's tomorrow!

Love and licks,
Cherry xxx