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Good News-Bad News

So, first the good news. Now that I am just about fully grown, my Humum’s had my hips xrayed again. If you have all been following my blog, you will know that at about 6 months I had a problem with one of my hips. It was a bit loose. I have been working really hard with hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and other stuff to try and sort it out.

Well GOOD NEWS. I have been give the all clear. My hip is 100% OK and my Humum Kate said we can now really start to play Agility.

Now the Bad News. While I was having my xrays, the vets also removed my 2 dangle bits. I am recovering well and my Humum’s are very pleased with how I am coping with just lead walks.

I did get a new food puzzle toy which I really like.

But most of all I love cuddles with Humum Kate on the sofa.

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I am officially Handsome & Happy

Today my Humum’s took me and my sisters to something called a Fun Dog Show. It sure was fun.

There were loads of other dogs and people there and I got quite excited to start with. Humum Kate walked me round a bit and gave me some treats.

Next we went into a ring with lots of other dogs. They were all boy dogs too but I was a good boy and focused on my Humum. Kate played with ball with me so I was well Happy. This lovely lady came round and said hello to all the dogs in the ring, then she came back to me and gave me a Red Rosette and told me as was the Most Handsome Dog out of all the other dogs.

Later on in the afternoon we went in the big ring again and my Humum Kate play games with me. I was so happy that my tail never stopped wagging. Then the lovely lady came over again and said I had The Waggiest Tail and gave me another 1st place Red Ribbon.

So it is official. I am the most handsome and happy dog.

I am now very tired after the Fun Dog Show.

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I Love Summer ❤ but I think I will like Autumn too.❤

I have been super busy over the summer having my photo taken and camping trips.

My Humum’s organised a photo shoot for me. It was hard work posing in lots of different places around Wrest Park. Here are a few of the photos

We also went on lots of camping trips. I love camping too.

I don’t want summer to end but I am already liking the idea of Autumn and collecting the apples in the garden.

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My Nana & Beach Adventures

My Humum Kate took me on a mini adventure to visit her Mum, my Nana , who lives in North Wales, near something called a beach.

Nana thought I was lovely. I was on my very best behaviour, no jumping up or zooming around, as Nana is not too steady on her feet.

I loved Nana and she loved me too.

Nana lives really close to a beach and I had an amazing time playing, swimming and running around on the sand.

I can’t wait to go back to the Beach and visit Nana again. It was the best mini adventure ever.

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Beware of The Bumble Bees

I have been a bit poorly today. The day started really well, with fun and games with my Mum and doggie Sisters.

I then had a play in the garden and had fun chasing a bumble bee 🐝 . My mum didn’t see me chasing it, and when she did I had already caught it in my mouth.

I think it stung me. After 5 minutes I didn’t feel very well. I went all funny and sleepy. My Humum Kate noticed that my gums were really pale and I just wanted to go to sleep.

The next thing I knew was that Kate was putting me in our van, where I was really sick. We were off to the Doggie Doctor as fast as we could go.

The lovely Vet checked me over, gave me a couple of injections. One was an antihistamine and the other an anti sickness jab. She also took some blood to test.

I started to feel a bit better and they let me go home.

I slept for the rest of the morning, My blood results came back all clear, but my Humum’s have now got to carry some Periton around with them now, just I case I get stung again.

I am back to myself now and had a play in the field this afternoon with my doggie sisters.

My Humum’s told me I am not allowed to play with Bumble Bees any more.

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Keeping Cool

It has been a bit hot the last few days. My Humum’s have let me play in a paddling pool. It has been great fun

I love paddling.

I have also learnt that long grass is cool too.

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Puppy Agility Camp was AWESOME

Last week my Humum’s took me and my doggie sisters camping. It wasn’t just any camping holiday it was an agility camp.

I loved camping.
Gem and Roxy, my big sisters

Gem, my sister is fab at agility and I hope that one day I will be as good as her.

My humum Kate was very pleased with me and I just had an awesome time.

I can’t wait to go camping again. ❤

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I Love Agility

My Humum, Kate has been playing with me at a game called AGILITY. I loved bombing around, through tunnels and chasing Kate.

I am not allowed to do any jumps or too many tight turns yet, as Kate said I’m not old enough but I can’t wait until I am.

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I think I like “Town”

My Humum’s took me on a big adventure today. We went to somewhere called “Town”.

Off in the car we went, and when we got there, we were in a place with loads of other cars. I had never seen so many…ever.

I was a little unsure of the lift in the carpark, Humum Kate gave me some yummy treats, which helped a lot and a realises it was not too scary.

There were so many new smells, noises and things around. I had never seen a pram or trolly before and the traffic was very loud.

Next we went to my Humum’s Hairdresser, as she has been really looking forward to meeting me. I was even allowed in, so I thought I better behave, which I did. They all loved me.

I think I liked “Town”, but there were some scary moments too.

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I’ve had a hair cut!

My Humum Kate took me to a place called The Groomers today. (Tracy Rose Groomers, Clapham)

It was brilliant, they played loads of games with me, feed me lots of treats and we played with toys too.

While all this was going on they kept turning on different things. One blew air out and I really liked that one as I seemed to get lots more treats when it came on. Another made a buzzing sound and everytime it when near my feet I got more treats.

My Humum said my feet look much tidier and I also had some of my puppy fluff hand striped out too. I have also lost a bit of hair from my top knot too.

I am going back next week for the 2nd of 3 introductory puppy sessions. I am very happy about that, so I can play and get more treats.