A swim in Britain’s Favourite View

Yes, I did!

This view be voted Britain’s favourite. We went to it a few times this summer! I think it look much better with me there in the water.

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Yes, I does get sticks in the water, but we is not allowed them on land and we be as careful as we can be.
~lickies, Ludo!

A different view of Ennerdale

Hurro, it me, Ludo! Today I is going to show you a different view of Ennerdale lake. It a place we go to a lot. Doesn’t do lookings Arran. hehe!


An old stone hut



Still not looking!


Ennerdale from up high


It good and all, but you cas not swim in it from up here.

~lickies, Ludo!


Hurro, it me, Ludo!
I thinks I can remember how to do blogging. The peoples (and we) has just beed very busy. I does has lots to show you.

First of all this something we did at the beginning of summer.

Haweswater be a lake in the Lake district in Cumbria where I live. It also a very special place because it the home of the only (known of) Golden Eagle in England. Regular readers may has noticed that my peoples like to go out birdwatching, especially TND and he especially likes birds of prey. We has beed to Haweswater afore but we did not see him then. So TND decided we would go back when the RSPB volunteers be there to try and see him.

It beed a bit drier this time.

Overlooking Haweswater

Overlooking Haweswater

Haweswater actually be a water reservoir to store water for drinking. When the water be low you can see some fences and stuff from the farms that used to be there.

We walked up to the RSPB look out and TND chatted with the volunteers. Mum feels a bit sad for the Golden Eagle. He has beed on his own for about 10 years since his mate died. There is some thoughts of reintroducing a mate for him but the RSPB would prefer if Scotland’s population picked up and some of them naturally came this way instead. This time the peoples did spot him. But no piccures cos they could only see him through these big looking things.




Mum and TND thought he beed really cool! Me and Arran went round the other side of the wall to see what be so interesting but we could not see him. Apparently he can see us though and he probably about the same size as me + wings!

I went to explore the RSPB’s little house. I did not find any food. I did manage to snag a whole Muffin from the picnic bag though. Mum and TND know it be me cos they saw me eating ‘something’ and did not realise a whole muffin be missing till later. hehe!

We stayed a couple of hours watching and then headed back.





The peoples beed hungry then, (not because I ate their picnic of course!) so we stopped at one of our favourite pubs, The Pheasant for some food. They is very nice and friendly in there and we always feel very welcome and get treats from the staff, which make up for Mum being a silly vegetarian and never hasing any good food to share!

~Lickies, Ludo

pee ess: If you ever do go to Haweswater the RSPB peoples is only there at weekends in the summer if you want to use their telescopes. It a bit of a long walk to the view point but not too far and very pretty. There sheep free grazing though so if you chases you must stay attached to your people by your string because they can just come out of no where!

Cogra moss

Hurro, it me Ludo!

We has beed enjoying some lovely sunshine here, and what with is being the North of England and all we really has to make the most of the sunshine. Usually it a bit wetter.

Like a few weeks ago when we wented for a walk at a place called Cogra Moss. Cogra Moss a Tarn, which like a little lake, near the village of Cockermouth. Mum liked this little tarn cos she could walk all around it without needing to be a superfit walker (which she not be!)


We had a very nice time. It like a real life agility course. Of course Arran tries to copy me a lot but usually if I go over he go under.

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Cogra Moss had some storm damage from our bad windy winter but the ‘peoples’ whoever they be had cleared the path for us.





This bridge did not look very useful!cogramoss2




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Of course I got to do swimmings!
And we had to pose nicely.


~Lickies, Ludo!

Counting down to Crispmas

I is not teaching Arran anything about Crisp mas. I think it better all around if he does not know about it existing. So far I has done pretty well keeping him away from any thing looking like a present by showing him my Very Mean Teeth.

Mean teeth

Mean teeth

Because of course all presents has to be for me!

I even has to share my advent calendar!

How many days left Mum?

How many days left Mum?

Mum always likes to do christmassy things, so last weekend we wented to Muncaster Castle’s Taste Cumbria fayre. Mum bought some goodies for some peoples, sadly, they did not have any dog stuff there, but we had a nice time anyway. There beed a really big snowman and fairy and school children playing in a band. My rabbit-dog brofur and sisfur got some willow too.

Speaking of bands, a couple of weeks ago Mum and TND went to go see TND’s brother who lives in a place called Liverpool. There a place you can go to listen to music called a ‘Royal philharmonic hall’ and so they wented to that. And cos Mum and TND had just got back from a weekend away and felt bad leaving us again, we got to go!

First, we spent the day in Kendal, whilst waiting for TND’s brother to finish work. Mum likes shopping in Kendal. I just like doing anything with my peoples! Mum thinks it a shame Kendal does not be as dog friendly as Keswick. We had to wait outside some shops. (not by ourselves)

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window shopping

But we did manage to find a very nice cafe! Farrer’s coffee shop did be dog friendly, and there even beed another puppy in there hasing his first time in a cafe, just like Arran. Arran beed such a chicken and sat on Mum’s lap!

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So she could not take any photos of us inside there, but it beed very nice and ‘oldy worldy’. with funny shaped rooms and ‘beams’ on the ceilings. I only really cared about making friends with the lady next to us, you never know if she might has wanted to share her sausage sandwich.

We went for a nice walk when we got to TND’s brothers house and got really good and muddy, then we stayed in whilst the peoples went out.


Mum said they really enjoyed listening to the orchestra and singers. It be the John Wilson Orchestra. We enjoyed sleeping!

Today Mum went out and did the last of her Crisp mas shopping. I bet she got some things for me cos I could smell it in the bag so I shouted at Arran and made him stay out of the kitchen until Mum moved the bags. Mum said she seed a sign what said ‘Dear Santa, leave the presents, take my brother.’ but she did not get me it.

I suppose he ok. Mum calls this our bunk beds.

In other-other news. We had some pretty windy weather here! 

But it only lasted one day.

Although this weekend Ennerdale lake did has some waves!

Waves on lake.

Did I still go in?

Of course!

~Lickies, Ludo

Frosty Ennerdale

We has some other posts to do which take place before this one, so if you look later and think that Arran has shrunk, doesn’t be doing alarmings!

On Remembrance Sunday we went for a nice walk at Ennerdale lake and our people remembered all those who made enjoying it possible. Me and Arran just did the enjoying part.

Mum’s camera wont charge up, so these is all from her phone.

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Someone had a fire nearby and the smoke travelled along the frosty ground and made this weird effect.




Mum felt like she in a music video walking through it. I is sure Bertie would be able to tell us how it happened, TND did tell us but we kinda zoned him out.

Remember the steps to this bridge? Arran could not do them last time. Now? DSC_0352


Not a problem! He has even learnt how to go DOWN!

He has not learnt how to go ‘in’ yet though, here he be, telling me off for going in the water.

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Haha Arran, I can swim and you casnottttt!


He actually getting pretty big now. When he walks under me he can push me up!

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Mum liked how he matched the colours.

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Mum loves Autumn! One thing about living by the beach be she doesn’t get to see the trees changing colour.


Home time!

Arran be half a year old today! Mum tooked him to the vets. BOL! He doing very well and a good healthy size. He just has a couple of issues with 2 teeth not coming out yet and looks like only one of his ‘plums’ has dropped. We is keeping an eye. I told Mum to tell the vet about him pulling all my tail furs out too, but Mum said the vet did not care. humph.

~lickies, Ludo