We is hasing this thing in my local town at the moment called Whitehaven festival. I not really sure what it be, but Mum says it has music at night but it has lots of attractions like a fair ground and a ‘continental market’ and a ‘made in Cumbria market’ and things like that and we should go and check it out.
Grandmaw and TNP had to work on the day Mum didn’t so we dragged Grandpaw along. They closed off the car parks for the festival so I went on one of these.
Mum said I might get dizzy looking into the over carriage, but I didn’t.
It only a short journey but the train be very busy, usually it a very quiet train from my village. Mum picked me up on and off, in case I fell down the gap.
There lots of people but I likes looking around and seeing the others dogs, efurrytime I seed a people with some food I did my best cute face and everyone gived me a little titbit. You could see some dogs were getting so stressy and scared and one black lab had her tail right between her legs, I wanted to say hello but Mum said no and tutted at her owners.
This dog be quite happy though.
Whitehaven be a working harbour which calls itself a ‘historic harbour’ and George Washington’s Grandmother be buried here. All the boats got decorated, they had a best dressed boat contest but I didn’t see that, and they had air plains doin’ tricks but I couldn’t see them and they had these tall ships.
There be some weird people things, like spider childrens climbing up a wall and this robot thingy what made loud music. But the best bit all the free samples from all the stall holders. Only I didn’t like some trout pate and I think they mighta got a bit insulted that I spat it out. hehe!
Mum made Grandpaw go in a pretend helicopter.
I think he liked it. Mum says I look a bit stressy in this pic and I guess in a way I did be stressy, but in a happy over stimulated way rather than in a scaredy way. Some dog peoples think that we dogs should avoid all stress, even things that make us all excitable like tennis balls, and Mum does agree when I get too excited about my toys she takes them away because then I start being naughty but Mum thinks it good to expose us to busy bustling situations so that we don’t get all scared about them like the scaredy lab did, it nice for us to be able to go to places with our peoples and like Honey says life all about constantly socialising us to all different things, like kids with crisp packets and balloons and robots and loud music and peoples nearly treading on me. The only time I got proper stressed be when a little childrens person with a balloon skipped right into me, we wasn’t even in the crowd, we was on a grassy bit whilst Grandpaw looked at some display cars and she tried to steal the balloon hanging on a car, I backed out her way but she ran off and I had to scoot out the way quick! Mum just hates seeing childrens running around without their peoples. Imagine, anything could happen to them and they is annoying. Mum told the little girl off for trying to taking the balloon (in a nice way of course). BOL!
We got a burger too and I ate like half of grandpaws beef burger.
I think smelling it cooking be the longest wait of my life!! I did barkings!
Mum bought some honey roasted nuts from this man (not in piccure) and he asked her to send the photo to him too.
Then, and Mum says this the excitingest bit about the post, I met a celebrity! A very interesting one acoss he a celebrity for cooking foods. See, although the Whitehaven festival has music at night, during the day it about the food, so they had a guest speaker who did cooking demonstrations, which I couldn’t go and watch, but he be selling a book, using Cumbrian ingredients (Cumbrian cooks and food makers is very proud of their produce) so we got it signed for TNP. They asked Mum if she wanted a piccure with him, but she said, well actually, I want a piccure with my dog. So he comed out of the shop with his security guard.
Mum nearly chopped me off look, cos she nervous. He shook Grandpaw’s hand and said he looked good for his age. BOL! I see that little children person has good taste and be looking at me and not the celebrity. He called Jean Christophe-Novelli
. TNP liked his book and he and Mum went and watched his cooking demonstration without me today. Mum said he very funny and made very delicious food!
Then me and Grandpaw and Mum got back on the train, it a lot quieter coming back and we got a seat and I lied down right in the aisle and peoples had to step over me. hehe!
Mum said I did very very good and I let lots of people stroke me and I didn’t freak out at all and I ate so much I nearly didn’t even need dinner.
pee ess: Our internets still not working right and Mum getting grumpier and grumpier at it. This post took us like 300 years to do!