Monday, 20 June 2011

Manic Monday - and the rest of the week

The Lady Of The House has been hogging the computer again so it's all I can do to get on here and try and catch up with all the things I've not told you yet......

Firstly, for those of you in the UK, PLEASE don't forget that it's the second-ever Great British Greyhound Walk coming up on Sunday (June 26). I'm sorry to exclude so many of my dog friends but it IS just for greyhounds and lurchers and the idea is to get as many people walking their hounds at the same time across the country.

It's about getting our people together to socialise and also raising the profile of greyhounds and lurchers.

I'm not happy because it looks like I can't join one of the many organised walks, which is a shame now I'm being a lot more sociable and confident with dog friends.

But the LOTH is in another play next week with Little Theatre Company and Sunday is the day they set up the scenery and have the technical dress rehearsal. And as the Man Of The House doesn't drive we can't get to one of the walks without her.

Maybe next year.....

Anyway, I've had a couple of new experiences this weekend. Whenever I go out with my family we usually keep on the move - either walking across country or maybe walking round a country show or a fair. But on Saturday we went to watch the Boy Of The House play his first official game for Rolleston against Stretton. So there's all this grass and we're just standing there. I couldn't quite understand it and after we'd stood there for a while watching the BOTH and his friends run about I "roo-woo'd" a bit to tell my folks I was confused.

After that they took it in turns to take me for a little amble round the pitch now and then and to watch the Swifts who were swooping down and around (I love watching those clever little birds). The MOTH and the GOTH tried to persuade me to sit down with them on the grass but I wasn't having it. I did like being with them all - and the BOTH's team won 6-3 so that was good.

You can see the BOTH on this picture in the red "No 5" shirt. Look at those black clouds too! It rained on
us three times but then was really hot in between times.

The LOTH and the GOTH decided I needed to have a few more experiences that involved me realising that sometimes we go out and we stay in one place for a while.

Today it was lovely and warm and sunny and so the GOTH and the LOTH took me for a nice walk down the canal and then we stopped on some seats outside a canalside pub for lunch. I was a bit confused again and "roo-woo'd" a bit again. But after a while I lay down in the shade. But I stayed alert and was quite happy when we moved off again.

By the way, I am still on my lead in these photos. It's loose behind me but the LOTH has still got it in case I spotted something chaseable. The LOTH thinks that might be what confused me. I associate my collar and lead with walking. I'm not sure what it is.

Anyway, next thing to tell was Father's Day this weekend too and the MOTH was HUGELY surprised that the rest of us had organised for him to fly to Ireland for five days next month with the GOTH. Here he is reading the piece of paper that explained about this little holiday. We wrapped it round a bottle of Guinness. The MOTH's grandparents were from Ireland but he's never been there. The GOTH went to Dublin (which is where they are staying) last year so she can show him round.

Me the LOTH and the BOTH will do some nice fun stuff while they are away so don't worry about us.

Finally - because the LOTH is looming as if she's going to demand the computer again - a BIG and VERY belated thank you to K-Koira who awarded us the Versatile Blogger award AGES AGO. I LOVE reading about the adventures of the Flyball dogs but it sometimes makes me feel quite tired because they have so much stamina. Do check this blog out if you don't already visit.

More recently, What Dogs Do - another great blog by some fellow Brits (hurray!) - passed on to us an Inspiration Award. Thank you so much too. I was really really pleased and proud.

I am supposed to pass on these awards to other blogs....and I PROMISE I will but I really have run out of time today.


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on the awards Winnie!! Your dad must have really been surprised with that present yesterday! That is awesome!! Love all of the pictures and it sounds like everyone is having fun!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

houndstooth said...

Congratulations on the awards! I think you definitely deserved them!

I'll bet the MOTH and GOTH will have an awesome time in Dublin. It looks like a beautiful place to me!

When I go places with Mom, she has a little roll up bed for me that she lays down. I know what it's for, so I'm not confused about things when she sets it down and sits at a table or something. That might help you a bit!


Terrorzinhos said...

Congratulations on the awards!

Everything will be ok! Don't worry!

Have a nice week!

Schnauzer Days said...

Winnie we are quite worn out reading about all your experiences this weekend. you went to a pub too, how lucky - and I bet you and your Mum will have a great time home alone - no wild parties mind you two ;-) Dex & Lou x

scotsmad said...

Winnie, that's unfair that you couldn't run around that field with the BOTH. You could have shown them a thing or two about speed and weaving. But at least they didn't leave you home.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mr. Pip said...

WOW, what an exciting and busy couple of days. Ireland sounds amazing. My mom spent some time there years ago and absolutely loved it!

Your pal, Pip

Amber DaWeenie said...


You look like you had a wonderful time!

Benny and Lily said...

whoooa, congratulations winnie
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Congratulations, Winnie!
Sure it was pawesome to watch them win!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Sue said...

Well done on the awards Winnie.

Looks like you had a nice time with your family. You'll soon get the hang of relaxing whenever they stop somewhere.

hornblower said...

Hi Winnie & thanks for visiting my blog! I wonder if your people have read the Control Unleashed book? I ask because there's a big section there on relaxing in various environments, including say, an agility competition where dogs are running & barking & tugging - things that make my Miss Daisy go WOOF & GRRR & STOP THAT! The relaxation protocol in that book has been great with both Daisy and it's even helping my setter Darwin though he needs lots more work to help relax outside, esp if birds are around!
Wags from Canada!

Bailey said...

Sorry you won't be able to go to the walking events. It sounds like there are plenty of other things to keep you busy.

Congrats on your award.

-Katy & Bailey

Sophie said...

Congratulations on the awards!

I wish one of my friends wasn't on holiday for the next couple of weeks - she has a greyhound and a lurcher, and I bet she'd love to do the Greyhound Walk.

Pup Fan said...

Lovely photos!

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