In the Garden

We have had a lovely, sunny, bank holiday weekend so far in Cumbria. It’s kind of unusual to get nice weather on bank holidays in England! I’m not sure if other countries have bank holidays, but I know the US at least has public holidays, so this bank holiday is a replacement for  Whitsun Sunday for us. Is it for you?

Bank holidays usually mean we get very busy at work, but we still got to enjoy some sunshine in our garden. We had a picnic.

Molly and Faline, The Rabbit-dogs, are getting quite old now. Molly will be 11 in August and he is really feeling his age now. He was a bit worried to find himself in the garden at first, as Faline hopped away and left him on his own on the lawn, but I put him in the flower bed and put Faline next to him and he felt her with his whiskers and followed her under the buddleia bush and then he was quite content to enjoy the sunshine with us. When the rabbits are in the garden if the shadow of a seagull goes over they run for cover. They must still have that prey instinct to hide from raptors.

No great shots of the boys as they stayed about 2 inches away from the picnic blanket hoping for treats the whole time.

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Pretty Faline

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Loves his TND

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Faline showing off her little white belly. 

Arran was there too!

We all had a nice rest in the warm spring sunshine. Our garden is finally coming back to life and maybe not as dead as we first thought after the rain/floods and winds of winter. We did have to replace a couple of favourite bushes and the weeds sure are recovering well, but at least plants are resilient!

Last summer we dug a little wildlife pond. It still needs bedded in properly but Mr. Toad has already found it!

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I hope we get lots more days to enjoy the garden but I thought I’d better make the most of this one, just in case!

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Here I still am!

Hurro, it me, Ludo!

Two months ago today the lab place tested the cancer parts of me and gived me something called a prognosis. My prognosis said 2 – 5 months. I is still here and I is still healthy and still being Ludo, just as I always have been and so I just wanted to say…

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Here I still am!

 

 

Little Quirks

We has some things that Mum likes to call our ‘Little Quirks’. They is mostly things which we has got into a routine of doing all by ourselves. I only has a couple and mine started off with a reason.

After our dinner the peoples has their dinner and whilst they is eating, I like to do my ‘bang trick’ and lie upside down. I always lie on TND’s side of the room and I lie perfectly still for ages until he looks at me and tells me ‘Good bang’ then I wag my tail.

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Love where you Live – Winner!

Hurro, it me Ludo! I is here to announce the winner of my birthday competition ‘Love where you live’. Thank you to all my furiends for helping me celebrate and showing me where you live. I has really loved exploring the places with you! I wish I could go see them all but the piccures is almost just as good.

Hover over the photos for information or click to make them bigger.

 

Mum picked out card numbers 1 – 10 and gave everyone a number adsc_0060nd shuffled them up and I picked one out. Well, I kind of pulled out two, since they stuck together with my saliva so I pulled out number 7 and the piccure what we used for 10 (Uno does not have 10’s) so if Guinness and Speedy could get your peoples to message me your a

ddresses I will send you some Cumbrian things so you can have a little bit of where I love!

 

Thanks you so much again for helping me celebrate my birthday!

~Lickies, Ludo!

 

 

pee ess: Some of our lovely entries keep their own blogs where I is sure you can see more photos of the wonderful places they come from.

http://bouncingbertie.blogspot.co.uk
http://helenshomeworld.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.speedyhousebunny.com
http://4dogcraziness.blogspot.co.uk
http://sargespeaksout.blogspot.co.uk
http://cowspotdog.blogspot.co.uk
http://kten-haileychronicles.blogspot.co.uk
http://armyoffourdigest.blogspot.co.uk

 

Happy Birthday Arran and Faline!

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Hello, it is me, Arran! Do you remember when I was just a little scamp, like this? Well, that was a long time ago now, because today, I am three! I am no longer a Scamp (sometimes). I am going to tell you all about my birthday and how grown up I am now. Oh, and it was my Sisfur Faline’s Birthday on the 12th, so I will tell you about that as well.

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Platinum Agility show

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It me, Ludo! I has not blogged for a couple of weeks because Mum has beed ill but I wanted to tell you about a couple of weekends ago, when I went to an agility competition.

It be up in Scotland over on the East border in a nice place called Kelso. Mum entered it before I got my diagnosis but I am still doing fine so we could still go.

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Arran and TND comed too and we stayed in a hotel for a couple of nights. TND stayed at the hotel and went for bird watching walks and relaxed whilst we went to the show. The weather be just perfect for me. No rain, but not too hot.

We started off with a jumping round each and we both got a clear round (no faults). Mum be very pleased, especially with Arran as it be his first ever clear round! Mum decided to trust him to get his own weave entry and she tried to run fast so Arran could not get distracted. We had a wait for our next classes so Mum had some breakfast and helped on a ring and then we had more jumping rounds. We both got clears again because we is amazing! Mum did not know what came over Arran. I had gived him a stern talking to about not being silly in the ring!

We did our agility classes next and I did a couple of things which were really Mum’s fault for calling me off too quick and so I got a refusal on a jump and then had to redo my weaves acoss I stopped to bark at Mum and came out of them. Arran went round a jump and also got a refusal. We both got E’d on our last agility, it be a quite fiddly course though so we did not expect too much from Mum in being able to get us around it. BOL!

Whilst Mum sat around she heard Arran’s name called out and she could not believe it, he had got a 1st place! Then Arran got another! He also got a second place for his agility. Show off! Arran has some points for his record book now. He seems to really be enjoying agility now and not finding it so overwhelming, he does be faster than me, but doesn’t do tellings him that, ok? I got a first place in my first jumping round too Mum got a little bit teary when she got my rosette but she managed not to make too much of a spectacle.

 

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I is still the best dog, Ok, Arran?

Whilst we were away at the hotel Mum promised us a ‘no posing’ day.

So here be some photos from where we stayed at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. You can see the ruins of the Abbey from the hotel. We had a very dog friendly hotel, we could eat with our pawrents in the bistro and we could go in all the places in the hotel except the restaurant and one lounge. We had a lot of fun trying out an old wooden revolving door, I learnt to put my nose right on the edge and push it. The hotel had a swimming pool for the humans too.

And here some walkies we did nearby. I decided halfway across the bridge that it did be scary but Mum comed back and walked with me and I ok then. We did not even bark at the statues in the ‘muses temple’ that we found. It a lovely riverside walk with lots of flowers and wildlife. Mum and TND decided that we must go on a local hol-ee-day again soon.

I will add it to my bucket list!

What a great weekend!

~Lickies, Ludo!